Lansing, MI USA
Okay. . . now it's my turn to address this. . .
Bottom line. . . there is no need for another forum. . . period. . .
Why? Because that is what the Adult Forum is for. It's for topics of a "Mature Nature". Now, what does that include? It includes poetry of a "sensual" or "erotic" nature. Poetry that challenges your mindset, that makes you think. If you'll go the the Adult forum, you'll see that I've moved some topics up to illustrate.
Now then, what should we rate the poems there? I for one, think that it's not necessary to "rate" poems, and I will not do it.
My Adult posts run the gamut, from sweet and seductive to down and dirty. . . because that's what I write. . . and I have no problem having my work next to anyone else's. . .in fact. . . I'm honored to be included with the poets that write in that forum. It's very difficult to write good erotica and Adult poetry, and they do it with style, with grace, and with a very mature attitude. They are people that are comfortable with expressing that side of themselves, and sharing themselves with others.
I would say that if you don't want to have your work in the Adult forum, don't post it there. . . if you're embarassed to be seen with the other work that is there. . . then don't put it there. . . but, don't expect that we don't want you. . . we want you. . . we have a good time in Adult. . . we laugh, we cry, we flirt like crazy. . . and it's all in fun. . . we know it. . . and we enjoy it. . .
If you're offended with what you read there. . . then don't go, or let one of the Moderators know. . . or, there's a little thing called a "Back" button on your browser. . . if you don't like what you're reading. . . don't read it. . .
Now then, there are guidelines. . .they are enforced. . . and they will be enforced more strictly as has been shown. . . so, don't be offended if something of yours gets moved to Adult and you think that you're going to get fewer responses that way. . . on the contrary, we have more "lurkers" in Adult than you think. . . you might be surprised. . .
Adult exists for you. . . for us. . . it's worked so far. . . and as Mom said. . . "If it ain't broke. . . don't fix it. . . "
There you go. . . my 34 cents. . . which probably isn't a lot. . . but, it's mine. . .
That which gives light must endure burning
[This message has been edited by Sven (edited 11-18-2000).]