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Balladeer
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0 posted 10-11-1999 02:45 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

OK, I've never used the Alley to beef about anything but I'm beefing now. I would appreciate your ear on this one.

Most of us know how the Toe-'deer wars started and we've had a lot of fun doing it. Many of the poets enjoy the comedy we use in mixing it up with each other and I know Toerag does, as well as I. Somewhere along the line, sexual innuendos began - me and sheep, Toe and fruit, LongJohn and everything else - and that was fine, too, because we moved to the adult forum to play with them. Problem is, they seem to be popping up in the open forum, as well.
I invite friends, family and customers to visit that site and read our poetry. More than once, I've been questioned about the sexual remarks thrown around there. It is no pleasure explaining to someone I've invited that fellow poets like to tease me about beastiality or Toerag about sexually assaulting fruit. They don't get it. Lately, several people have taken what appears to be any opportunity to slip in these types of remarks whenever they can. It is not adding to the class of the site or the opinions of our visitors.

All I'm saying is that the sexual fun stuff began in the adult forum and I feel it should stay in the adult forum. The open forum has always been a class act and I think it should remain a class act. Being as guilty as anyone else, I vow to not respond to any poems on the open site with sexual innuendos of any kind and I sincerely hope that others will follow suit.

Thus endeth the reading of my beef.......
Nan
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1 posted 10-11-1999 08:58 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I'm with you, Deer.....
Poet deVine
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2 posted 10-11-1999 09:41 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I wholeheartedly agree. If I have offended, I apologize!
Saxoness
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3 posted 10-11-1999 10:44 AM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

Me too!
(and I'm sorry too : ( )


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I sing my tearful song which has charms only for me."

-Charles Brugnot


Sunshine
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4 posted 10-11-1999 11:03 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Applauding...but not everyone comes to the Alley, and we need to get this out to everyone. Suggestions?
Toerag
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5 posted 10-11-1999 11:09 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Balladeer's Beef?.....Okay....no comment from me for sure on this one! I'm afraid I'm probably the cause of this...and I'm sorry. I came here with a bunch of this nasty stuff, posted on the wrong forums, and it's seemed to follow suit...My apologies...and I'll not mention anything about Balladeer's Beef or any other of his loves of nature in the future!
doreen peri
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6 posted 10-11-1999 12:16 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

You have my vote! I totally agree.
Ron
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7 posted 10-11-1999 12:19 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Guys - and especially Balladeer, for stepping forward - you'll never know how good it makes me feel to see this happen. I can't tell you how many times I've been tempted to move a thread into Adult, not because the poem belonged there, but because the conversations that followed did. It truly brightens my heart to know that others care about this stuff, too.

Thank you.
RainbowGirl
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8 posted 10-11-1999 12:27 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Now that I've finally managed to get in *sigh* I'll add a 'me too'..

HUGS

ps: Can we have a happy forum as well please?

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Pepper
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9 posted 10-11-1999 12:32 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I also agree ....

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Poet deVine
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10 posted 10-11-1999 01:25 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Perhaps if there is an offending reply, the moderators should have the right to delete it and advise the offending poet...or move it entirely into Adult...we have so few people that post there...though I think we have plenty of 'readers'..or if an offending reply is seen, the moderator is notified and the respondent is asked to edit the response so it's more appropriate...just some suggestions.
Balladeer
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11 posted 10-11-1999 06:59 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

ROFL!!! Ah, dear Toe, even in a serious conversation, you crack me up! No, this is not your fault and my posting here was not to place blame. It has all been in fun and we have all participated. It's just that there's a time and a place, yanno? I guess I got a bee in my bonnet because someone told me to "tend my sheep" while responding to someone else's poem.....and then, when I had written a serious poem, came back again with another sheep remark, which was completely out of place and out of line. This made me realize that things are getting out of hand. Apparently some people can't do it in moderation so it's better not doing it at all. None of you fine people that have responded here have offended me, I assure you.

Poet deVine, there is no "perhaps" and no "should have the right". Until it is taken from me, I DO have the power to delete.
RainbowGirl
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12 posted 10-11-1999 07:59 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Balladeer: hmmmmm, you said and I quote..

"This made me realize that things are getting out of hand. Apparently some people can't do it in moderation so it's better not doing it at all"

Quite right, if you're going to do it, make sure it's in excess...oooops...sorry, my humour, can't keep a good lady down for long..*g*

HUSG

ps: Forgive me?

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Michael
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13 posted 10-11-1999 08:08 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

My apologies, Balladeer, and I totally agree with the points you've laid here before us. Will certainly be more careful in the future.

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Michael Anderson

When God puts a tear in your eye,
He puts a rainbow in your heart.


Balladeer
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14 posted 10-11-1999 09:03 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Rainbow, are you gonna go by what I say or what I mean!? ROFLMAO! What a trip you are!!!

Yes, by all means.....forgiven!

Absolutely no apologies needed, Michael. Thank you for joining in.
Denise
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15 posted 10-11-1999 09:18 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Was that all sexual innuendo? I had no idea.
Shows how naive I am. It was over my head! I'm glad to see it gone. 'Open' should be just that, 'Open to everyone' with not a hint of anything inappropriate for any age group or sensitivity level. Thanks for clearing this up.

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Denise
Christopher
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16 posted 10-12-1999 03:00 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

I'm joining this parade of course.
"A time and place," says it best.
JP
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17 posted 10-13-1999 02:15 AM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Sheep? Fruit? I've been missing something...

Never fear - I will comply.

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Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
JP

Marilyn
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18 posted 10-14-1999 02:45 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

I also agree Balladeer. I don't think I have made any out of place comments...but I could be mistaken. I have just figured out some of the references mentioned here. Call me blonde or just a newbie. LOL.
poetFemmeFatale
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19 posted 10-15-1999 10:10 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh dear, Balladeer....I'm sure I've offended more than once...I can't seem to keep my head out of the gutter, and for this I truly apologize....***bowing Sometimes my mouth runneth over, and I find myself having so much fun, I forget which forum I'm in....(sigh) I'm sorry...I know I've been guilty...I just know it....****tears streaming down cheeks in embarrassment.....I am sorry.
Alicat
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20 posted 10-16-1999 10:34 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Ya'll are wonderful. But...well...I gotta throw this one out realy quick like.

Every Scotsman wears a kilt
Be they lass or laddie
And every sheep which sees a Scot says,
"Are you my da-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ady?"

Alicat
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21 posted 10-16-1999 10:50 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Hmmm....No comments for this one. That should be sufficient. Good day all.
PhaerieChild
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22 posted 10-17-1999 08:18 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

I too will keep my big mouth in Adult when it comes to stuff like this. I'm sorry if I offended anyone.

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If you love me like music, I'll be your song.
~Heart~ Dreamboat Annie

 
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