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DharkOne
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0 posted 01-30-2009 10:38 AM       View Profile for DharkOne   Email DharkOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DharkOne


I wonder if anyone has ever sat in front of their computer and rendered a work in realtime, while logged in to the forums here ?
Start a new topic, and just let it flow into the text box - give it to us raw and unadorned.
No cheating, no copy/paste, no variations on stuff you have already written.
Give a LIVE, impromptu performance, and let it stand...
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1 posted 01-30-2009 11:24 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Yep...and about the time you do that, especially with a long piece of work...the site will go down?

Instant answers like this now, usually in a short context, usually make the grade.
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2 posted 01-30-2009 11:37 AM       View Profile for DharkOne   Email DharkOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DharkOne

Why exactly do you imagine the site would go down ?
That really isn't even a logic-bearing statement, as I'm reasonably confident that the impromptu works would be much smaller in terms of length than the "premeditated" works which are created at one's leisure, and by virtue of such are often quite lengthy.


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3 posted 01-30-2009 11:50 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You've only recently signed on - several of us have been here for five years and more. Things happen...internet interferences, etc. If you go through the discussion area in the archives, you'll probably find some references, K.E., to times when people moaned and groaned and nearly had apoplexy because they were typing "directly" to the screen, and their stuff "poofed". Sometimes it can happen just to you and your computer if you live in an area that is typical for lightning and things like that. Any power outage on your end may immediately cause you to lose what you just typed into an interactive site, and not be immediately, if at all, recoverable.

That's why Ron has always suggested that if you want to keep your stuff, you'll work it on your own program and save it to your computer, rather than risking something highly profound and thought-provoking...


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4 posted 01-30-2009 12:27 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

LOL it has happened to me, read in teen too, a lot of the kids will just write it out right then. I've lost stuff, the kids in teen have and a lot of other members too.

You learn quick to save it. Things happen.

and if you read in the archives, there are a LOT of poems with poetic replies...where you add on as you go. It is off the cuff.
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Simply put ... yes I have in my earlier days here.  Most of my poems are written in 5 to 10 minutes anyway.  If you search the archives you will probably notice I have some typos in some of my works.  I have a bad habit of typing with my eyes closed when I write.  A thought, an image, or an emotion pop into my head and if I am near a computer, then I simply close my eyes and type.  When I open my eyes, I consider it done.  I have been trying the past couple of years to break this habit and there are some styles that I had to learn and work with but as I said, most are impromptu and off the cuff.  Once a thought is gone from my head it is hard for me to capture the feel of it again.  That's just me, but I as of late have been studying formatted styles so I do put actual work, effort and thought into them now.  
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6 posted 01-30-2009 01:35 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

And if you're thinking poetically, K.E., you may also be considering a form called a "choka" where several poets will start in verse, say, senryu or haiku, and one after another will spontaneously add their addition to it - keeping a "live version" so to speak, on-going. See this example:
http://piptalk.com/main/forumdisplay.cgi?action=displayarchive&number=76&topic=002416
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7 posted 01-30-2009 02:16 PM       View Profile for DharkOne   Email DharkOne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for DharkOne

Well, no, what I was thinking would be just what I suggested, a "live" impromptu writing.
This could be prevented from being problematic by utilizing a program which uses the same internal "mechanics" as IRC chat programs.
IRC logs ( saves to a text file ) everything you type while in a "room" ( channel).
Using such an approach, one would never lose their work even if something DID bonk for them.
And I certainly don't think the weight of mere text file could cripple a server and bring a site down.
Maybe this is an idea that might find it's way to reality, using java-chat - as long as a way to "log" ( as with IRC ) could be utilized so that whatever one types would be entered into the text file and saved upon shutdown.
Just thinking out loud here, as the idea struck me as an exciting way to interact in real time, for those who would enjoy such a thing.

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8 posted 01-30-2009 02:44 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

ah ok I get what you are saying now.

you should put that idea here...
http://piptalk.com/main/forumdisplay.cgi?number=19

in the suggestion box

it's a really good idea.
 
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