Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
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.......