Member Rara Avis
Mmmm. We seem to have gone from increasing the page size to limiting the number of poems posted. How'd that happen? Well, let's try to take this one step at a time...
Artur, I have no problem with opening up new forums. And, yea, we could have one where we limit posts (call it the Poem of the Day forum - PotD ). But I don't see what that really accomplishes? All those multiple posts are still sitting over there! It's really no different than simply ignoring the ones you don't want to read. You're just ignoring them in a different way. Or am I missing something?
Balladeer, I completely agree. When I was raising my kids I tried very hard to impose as few rules as possible - and to make those the important ones. Having too many rules is almost as bad as having none (just look at our government!). But we do need some, and I'm always willing to listen. Hey, guys, I'm listening!
Balladeer, I don't want to dilute this thread with unrelated topics, but let me add in passing that I'm confused about the "return to" link you reference (there's so darn many links to keep track of). Do you mean the Hop To dropdown? If you could tell me how you're using what link (probably a new thread would be best), I'll see if I can make it more friendly.
Before we can devise a solution, maybe we really have to better define the problem.
Reading between the lines here, and I think Poet deVine maybe said it best, the real problem here isn't with having too many poems to read (no one is obligated to read everything), but rather the problem is with the comments. Or lack of comments? There seems to be an unspoken feeling that some people are taking advantage of the system and posting more poems in relation to their comments than is fair. There also seems to be a recurring theme about commenting only on posts by a friend? (Hey, I thought we were all friends!) And it seems to me that hidden behind all of these problems is the real complaint - when you post a poem (I'm using the pronoun generically), it quickly gets hidden behind many others and thus ignored.
Am I hitting close to the mark here, guys? Am I in the same ballpark with you? Remember, we're in the Alley right now - so it's perfectly legitimate so say what you mean. If we can pinpoint the problem, logically and honestly, then we can find a way to solve it!