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Essorant
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I was told about a poetry site a while back called Algonquin's Table.  I thought I would invite people at piptalk to the site to see if it may be a worthy companion-site beside this one.   There is a nice diversity of forums there including some kinds that Passions doesn't have (particularly a Critique forum, and a forum specially dedicate to Books and Poetry), therefore you might find something better between both this forum and that one, than only at this one or only at that one.   Here is the link if you would like to visit:

Algonquin's Table



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1 posted 08-19-2009 11:37 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ess,

It is a high compliment that you've been invited to the Table.

I am a member.

This site does differ a bit from PiP; and its originating members are from here. It's a delightful measure of "different strokes for differing folks" type of avenue.

I was under the impression, however, that while membership is "open" it was by request only. That could have changed since the time I had opted to join.

But, I'm glad they asked you! It's good to have a variety of sites to join that are admired by, and started from good stock.

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2 posted 08-20-2009 04:42 AM       View Profile for moonbeam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for moonbeam

Yes, thanks for posting this Ess.
Essorant
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3 posted 08-21-2009 12:35 AM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

[Edited: Complaints about the way another site is being run should be posted AT the other site, Ess, not here. I'm really not comfortable with pipTalk even indirectly participating in the critique of other poetry forums. Thanks - Ron

[This message has been edited by Ron (08-21-2009 02:18 AM).]

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Thanks for showing this!

Oh, by Ron's editing, it looks like I can't say what I wanted to say... I guess I'll just say this:

I like the amount of member activity on pip talk, and the way the forums are categorized. (Hope I don't get in trouble )

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5 posted 08-22-2009 11:26 AM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

You are welcome.

I did hope to encourage more activity at the Algonquin's Table, but I didn't really intend on being one-sided as far as discussing things, therefore when something put me off I expressed my feeling at the time, no matter how shortly lived it was, for now what I mentioned ended up being taken care of very well by the administerator at the site by her own will.  It wasn't a complaint or rant about the site whatsoever.  To take one comment about one thing and treat it as if it were a generalization or "critique" about the site or how the site is run, was very mistaken.   May we not get Ron to back off and tone his editing down just one or two notches?  Please?  

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I see what you mean Essorant, but it's his site and if he wants to make sure it isn't offensive to people, its his call, right?

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Ess, I know you like to assign your own meaning to words, but I'm sure you'll forgive me if I prefer to stick with established dictionaries most of the time. Where I sit, a negative comment about something one doesn't like is sometimes called a complaint.

Complaining to Jack about Jack can sometimes be constructive. Complaining to Jill about Jack accomplishes nothing useful and potentially opens the door for animosity. We don't need it here.


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Rileigh

quote:
I see what you mean Essorant, but it's his site and if he wants to make sure it isn't offensive to people, its his call, right?


Indeed, it is his site, but in sharing it and having a community and relationship with other people, don't you think others should count and have some say, or at least influence, about how things are or how far something such as editing/deleting comments goes?  

Most of these smaller things may not be known by just the general rules.  They are unwritten stipulations not written in the rules but sometimes expected "on the spot". For example, how may people know when they sign up that they aren't supposed to say anything that expresses a feeling of disappointment or disturbance about something that shows up at another poetry site, a poetry site that he/she begins talking about here, at which the members will be looking?  But even more, how are people to think that that kind of stipulation is not going rather too far?  

Saying anything negative about anything may disturb someone and "open" a door of illfeeling.  I don't see why all the sudden he takes the point of fixing his "claws" where I felt unwell about something that showed up at a poetry forum shortly after I posted a link to it and put it in the eyes of people here.
 
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Ron

I won't argue with you here.  I only hope you will look more carefully at these things and consider giving people a bit more "breathing room" in the forums.
 
  
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No amount of rules can cover every possibility that can arise. When such a situation comes up, Ron simply says "not allowed". He doesn't criticize the poster or demean the comment. He simply lets one know that he prefers for such a situation not to occur on his site. I don't really see a problem with that.
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Lol, maybe this thread should be moved to the alley

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"...but in sharing it and having a community and relationship with other people, don't you think others should count and have some say, or at least influence, about how things are..."

I realize that... I was just throwing in MY say in it.

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13 posted 08-24-2009 01:32 PM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

A new Audio forum is now set up at Algonquin's Table.  Come and share poetry as it was originally experienced by people, sounded, sung, chanted, spoken, out by the author(s) and listened to by the audience (except for a little more technology being involved today.)


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14 posted 01-28-2010 10:57 PM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

Does anyone know what happened to Algonquin's Table?  All the sudden the site is no longer there.
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It's back, Ess
http://www.algonquinstable.net/
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This makes me very happy!!!

As for any edited complaints? Mah sweet maree?

No such thing as bad press.

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Thanks for mentioning that Jen.  

I asked Maree if I could restore the forum and help her keep the site going (despite its lack of activity) and she agreed.  She sent me the back up file and Doreen helped me learn how to set it up again.   The forum is now resurrected from its temporary death!

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That's very kind of you to help out, Ess. Is there anyway of getting McAfee to test it? I'm always a bit leery when I see grey rather than green.

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quote:
Is there anyway of getting McAfee to test it? I'm always a bit leery when I see grey rather than green.



"Grey rather than green"?  Not sure what you mean by that Jen.  

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McAfee's site advisor is green if they've tested the site and found it's ok, no viruses, phishing,spam emails, that sort of thing. If the site adviser is grey, that means they haven't tested the site and clicking might be the last click you get. I had a bad time, picked up a nasty bug somewhere and had to have my machine stripped down to dust and bolts and re-formatted twice.

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I sent the site-link to www.siteadvisor.com  and they asked me to create a file in the directory for Algonquin's Table to verify it.  It now shows up here as "queued for testing".   Hopefully it will give you the "green light" in a few days  
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Aren't you just super efficient. Nice work, Ess, thanks!

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"We tested this site and didn't find any significant problems."


Finally.  It took much longer than a few days, but you should have the "green light" now  

 
 
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