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gringakiwi
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0 posted 08-11-2003 02:40 AM       View Profile for gringakiwi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for gringakiwi

Hi all
I was just wondering about a couple of things- what does "no cross posting" mean- does it mean I cant put one poem in 2 places, or that I must always post in the same place (ie The Corner Pub).
And why are the little folders (next to the topics) on the left changing colours, flashing and sometimes opening?
Thanks! I was just wondering....
Connie.
PS. I am having a lot of fun here at pip.

[This message has been edited by gringakiwi (08-11-2003 07:58 AM).]

Local Parasite
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1 posted 08-11-2003 03:35 AM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

Hey there Connie, glad to hear you're having fun.

No cross-posting means no posting the same poem in more than one forum.  The exceptions to this rule are Critical Analysis and Poetry Workshop (which requires special access anyways), as they are places where you can post your work to be analyzed as opposed to just enjoyed.

Yellow folders are topics that haven't had any new replies since your last visit (a new "visit" starts each time you access the main page of piptalk.com, I believe).  Red folders are topics that have gotten new replies since your last visit, or are new themselves.  White folders mean that the last reply to the thread was by the author his/herself.  Opening-closing folders mean a first post by a new member, so be sure to check those ones out and welcome the person.  Always good to check out the new blood!

A few more things to note... it's a good idea to post replies to people's poetry before posting your own, that way you don't end up sinking your own poem beneath the ones you reply to.  Reply a bit then post your poem on top (like a cherry on a sundae!).

Another thing... don't post more than three poems a day.  Not only will people get annoyed with you if you do, they'll likely stop reading and replying, and you'll likely run out of stuff to post pretty quickly and be wishing you'd saved something a few months down the road.  Keep some poems on file and post them when you're feeling blocked, just so you don't have to sit out of the fun of piptalk while you're in a writing slump.

Enjoy the discussion forums but don't let them distract you from the main purpose of piptalk... some people really get drowned in the discussion forums and as a result find that they slack off when it comes to reading and replying to people's poems, or writing and posting their own.  It's a lot more fun to try and keep yourself involved in at least as much poetry as discussion.

To see the big picture of piptalk, all of its different forums and what they have to offer, try using the Today's Topics feature.  It's the link right under Smart Search in the blue mini links menu right at the top of nearly every page in these forums.  If you can't find it just do a control-F for "today's topics".  This will bring up a collection of all of the threads that have been posted or replied to since midnight of the same day.  It encompasses all of the forums in a neat and easy to use format.  Me, I only use Today's Topics, and I think there are a lot of other people like me, who do the same thing.

Just a bit of advice for getting started.  Have a lot of fun here.  Once you hit 500 posts, be sure to check out me and my elitist friends in the Sanctuary forums.  You might like it there, too.  

Once again, Welcome to Piptalk!  Great to have you here.


Faith is a fine invention
When gentlemen can see
But microscopes are prudent
In an emergency.
~~~Emily Dickinson


[This message has been edited by Local Parasite (08-11-2003 03:38 AM).]

gringakiwi
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2 posted 08-11-2003 08:03 AM       View Profile for gringakiwi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for gringakiwi

Thanks a lot for so much info- now I feel like I finally understand the "ins and outs", and I can concentrate on the good stuff!

Cheers,
Connie.
Nan
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3 posted 08-11-2003 08:04 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

'Tis a good and Passionate synopsis....
littlewing
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since 03-02-2003
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4 posted 08-12-2003 01:39 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Beautiful Brian, excellent yes - Hey go look in DM - I had to . . .

kiwi - Welcome . . . you will love it here
 
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