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The Future of Passions

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0 posted 09-17-2008 02:07 AM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

I wonder if you think the future of Passions will be longterm or shortterm?  Do you think Passions will live much longer than our generation and after we are gone, or shall it basically end up being abandoned and lost, especially when Ron may no longer be able to maintain it anymore?  For by nature we all need to move on in one way or another. How will it be made sure that the site will be kept up in the future?  Or will all our work just end up as "dust" in about a hundred years?
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1 posted 09-17-2008 02:55 AM       View Profile for moonbeam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for moonbeam

99.999999% ends up as dust in 100 days!

But anyway, I guess we are dependant on the size of Ron's, er, server, and at the mercy of his imagination.

The power, the power.
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2 posted 09-17-2008 08:45 AM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

Much of that, I would guess, depends on our fearless leader, and any plans he might have for that unfortunate event.

What would you attempt to do...if you knew you could not fail?.

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3 posted 09-17-2008 09:38 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

When I joined in 1999, it wasn't too long after that when PiP wasn't available for a day or so because so many people signed up and/or there was an electrical glitch, something like that.

I panicked! All the new folks I met - all the poetry I hadn't backed up...OMG...I literally, suddenly, felt cut off from the world. I had already come to know this family of poets as just that, people I knew I would never abandon.

Since then, I have been grateful for each day that PiP lives. I've also been extremely grateful for the off-site friendships that have developed. So, whether PiP survives for several more decades, or disappears tomorrow, the friendships that I have made in these last nine years is what really matters.

And what can be considered either long or short term? Against what parameter are you measuring a site's longevity? Isn't the internet new enough [still] that we do not have a set length of time against which a site dies? Perhaps Ron will even make internet history of having one of the largest, longest surviving sites ever!

As for things going to dust...that's all possible, of course. But then, books have lived a longer life than 100 it's quite possible that this site could, too, in ways we may not even comprehend yet.

Interesting question, Ess. Thanks!

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4 posted 09-17-2008 10:15 AM       View Profile for echolong   Email echolong   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for echolong

I know a poem site (star##cafe). When owner Robert passed away, A father-son team took over and continue running it. And it is still a very good site.   PIP is even a better site, so I think its life will continue gracefully living without Ron (what a dreadful thing!!!!)

His poem will be here
His spirit will be here
And he will be still invisible to all
behind the blue

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5 posted 09-24-2008 01:55 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Well if you have been saving your work as you go along posting it here at Passions, and running off the ones you enjoy from other poets, it will last as long as you let it I suppose.  I for one sure am grateful for my time here at Passions and won't ever forget this place, or the friendships I have made here.  I am so grateful to our benefactor, for all the time, effort and the money he has so graciously given us creating this very safe place on the internet to share the love of writing.

So in answer to your question then.  To me, the future of Passions definitely is about as long term as I am, and what evidence of this experience I leave behind to honor what I created here at this great place.  This may be the only time I ever wished Ron wouldn't do something soon.      
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6 posted 09-24-2008 09:59 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Surely you're not asking for a guarantee in life, Essorant??? ")

There's a difference between move on and diversify. My stockbroker assures me of that! Or, as grandma used to say, "Don't put all of your begs into one ask it."

Will everything turn to dust? Sure...including us. That doesn't mean we don't continue on? Course not. Ron's gift of hard work and dedication has blessed us for years. SHould it continue for twenty more years or twenty more minutes, we should simply be happy for the time it's here and for the opportunities it's provided to us.

if you're looking for immortality, publish a book of poetry and, as long as one copy of that book exists somewhere, you remain alive. Paper is much more durable than electrons, anyway.

My eyes get too strained looking into the horizon. it's easier to simply look one step ahead...
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7 posted 11-06-2008 08:46 AM       View Profile for StarrGazer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for StarrGazer

Well I can speak for myself and hope I echo those who have been gone for an extended period of time only to come back and find that PIP is not only still going strong but has grown by leaps and bounds in the five years since I have been gone... and returning still feels like coming home.

Passions is more than a place to place your poems and have them commented on... there are many places on the internet to do just that but none of them have managed to create the friendly, caring home away from home that Passions has.

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8 posted 11-09-2008 10:23 PM       View Profile for visitvenus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for visitvenus

I have a tendency to come and go (especially everytime I change computers and lose all my bookmarks!)

Every time I come back I find the poets I loved before and new poets to fall in love with.

I'll be heart broken if after one of my absentee stints I find that I can't come home again!
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9 posted 11-09-2008 11:41 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

There's only one person qualified to answer this question.

I'm sure he'll show up sooooooon though.  

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