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Responding to ones own poetry.... Marina and Marina 2 ???

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Marina
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0 posted 02-03-2001 08:00 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Am I the only one who is not sure that I like the new feature, which will no longer allow the originating poster to reply to their own posts; and
this will then in return put it back to the top of the forum???

I post my poetry in the forums here so that I may share my thoughts and feelings.  When another poet takes the time to respond to my work I wish to express my gratitude by posting a reply.  I feel it is unfair for a fellow poet to search the entire forum to read my response. With this in mind, I have wondered whether it is now necessary to have "Marina and Marina 2".  I shall post as always under my user name, but do I need Marina 2 just to post my responses to my poetry and thus placing it back to the beginnning???

Also, the forum moves far to quickly and I feel that some of the extrodinary poetry that is posted at Passions on a daily basis will be very quickly shuffled back to the pages of "No man's land".


OK.... I am done!   Anyone else have a similiar opinion to this problem???

Thanks,
Marina

        


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1 posted 02-03-2001 08:12 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I think Ron will be working on something, Marina....I am not sure what, but please don't adopt an alias just now....thanks....

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2 posted 02-03-2001 08:29 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

How about an opposing opinion?

I see three different attitudes on this issue. I see the people who never go back and thank those who have responded to their work, and I think that's a little sad. This place thrives on interaction and dialog, and I feel it's just plain nice to voice a simple thank you. I also see people who withhold their thank you's as long as they can, trying to catch their poem when it's already at the top, because they feel guilty when they thank everyone - knowing they are bumping their poem whenever they do. And, of course, there is the third group, those who try to manipulate the system and use thank you's to keep their poetry at the top as long as possible. The new unbump feature was implemented so no one need feel guilty for saying thank you and otherwise keeping the dialog flowing. It has the added side-effect of thwarting those few who would manipulate the system. I only wish it could also encourage the more silent among us to step forward, but hey, two out of three ain't too shabby.

I certainly agree with you, Marina, when you express a concern that the forums move too quickly and some of the extraordinary poetry gets shuffled to the back. But that's really the whole point. Thank you's are important and I want to do everything I can to encourage them. But are they as important as the poetry? I can understand you want others to know you thanked them, and I sincerely hope everyone is reading "deep" enough to find your thank you. But for your thank you to move to the top, that means a poem MUST drop off the end. And, personally, I don't think that a better solution.
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3 posted 02-03-2001 08:43 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Marina! Hi.

You said:
quote:

Am I the only one who is not sure that I like the new feature, which will no longer allow the originating poster to reply to their own posts; and this will then in return put it back to the top of the forum???


I for one like the 'unbump' feature though it seems a few members do not. You can still reply to replies..but yes, the post remains where it is in line until another member replies.
quote:

I post my poetry in the forums here so that I may share my thoughts and feelings.  When another poet takes the time to respond to my work I wish to express my gratitude by posting a reply.  


I feel the same way, but I hated having to 'bump' my poems to do so.
quote:

I feel it is unfair for a fellow poet to search the entire forum to read my response.


With the library right at hand, I can keep on top of my poems and see when someone has replied. And if I like a poem and want to keep track of the conversation with another poet, I put THAT poem in my library.
quote:

With this in mind, I have wondered whether it is now necessary to have "Marina and Marina 2".  I shall post as always under my user name, but do I need Marina 2 just to post my responses to my poetry and thus placing it back to the beginnning???


This is nothing new, members have done this before - what gets them in the end is forgetting to switch profile identities!!
quote:

Also, the forum moves far to quickly and I feel that some of the extrodinary poetry that is posted at Passions on a daily basis will be very quickly shuffled back to the pages of "No man's land".


This will always happen here..it's because we have SO many members. But now, being able to have 50 or 100 posts on the first page eliminates that 'passionate plummet' somewhat. But if you read from 'Today's Topics' as I do, you will see the poems as they move up and down with replies...it's really an effective way to read all the posts.

And Sunshine is right, Ron is considering something to 'fix' this. Personally, I'll hate to see the unbump go away. But it's his call.  



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CocoBaci
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4 posted 02-03-2001 11:32 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

I am going to speak my mind on this issue even though I'm a newbie here and really only come in to read with the odd time a poem I post but in all the time I have come to this haven that gives me peace I gotta say I'm relieved & smiling bigtime at the system for the 'unbump' feature...

Perhaps you can label me a shyone so I'm probably somewhat guilty in not replying as often to a poem I've posted as others have done, but that's who I am and I know the friends who I have acquainted with do not take offense to this position I have and if anything they cherish more my replies made to their own poems...

So I applaud Ron for seeing all the angles in this sticky situation and for this remedy...

But I have read somewhere within these forums that maybe an added color code to a  folder indicating a response by a poster has been made could eventually implemented...

This being said that would be an indication to ALL readers/posters that the poet has added commentary to the thread without bumping it rite back to the top again...

I trust I haven't disappointed anyone in sharing my feelings on this and if I have then feel free to email me...

coco



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CocoBaci
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5 posted 02-03-2001 11:34 PM       View Profile for CocoBaci   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CocoBaci

Oh, one more thing, Marina I'm glad you raised this point  
~coco~
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6 posted 02-03-2001 11:41 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Good point here........regardless of anything......I thought the old way was a better way. At least with this.



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7 posted 02-04-2001 12:34 AM       View Profile for Krawdad   Email Krawdad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krawdad

I'm so new here that I hadn't fully develped my habits or actually figured out how to do some things when the changes were made.  But I had figured out how to use "Todays Topics" and my "Private Library".  The latter, in particular, can help a lot in monitoring your comments and in responding to comments.  The only problem I have with it is that there is no "alert" to tell me that there is a new comment, especially to an older piece.  I have to remember how many comments there were the last time I logged in.  The more work I submit, the more difficult that will get.  A fix for that would be nice, but otherwise I think we should wait a bit to see how well this works for most people.  At this point, and with so many contributing members, I think Ron is headed in the right direction.  I don't have a lot of time to devote to this site (tho I wish I did) and I suspect that the "unbump" is giving me a better view of the variety of contributers and contributions during my short visits.
Thanks for letting a newbee babble on.
insect
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8 posted 02-04-2001 01:19 AM       View Profile for insect   Email insect   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for insect

Ron said,
“Thank you's are important and I want to do everything I can to encourage them. But are they as important as the poetry?”

                       ________________________________________
I would have to say I think they are as important
                       ________________________________________
I would like to see that bump feature back in Passions

Some Thoughts

If a new poet gets only one or a few replies then they are gone down pretty far on the
list. I think that extra bump from themselves will help make a difference because they may get more replies just by being back at the top. *I think most of us live on the first page near the
top because we all return automatically after a read and we want to see what’s come up from below for numerous reasons  

~Sometimes we have threads that all the replies are verses of poetry and the originator
  of the thread will get left out from the bump every time they try and get back in with a
  new verse.( there own response is poetry if it’s part of a continuing thread and deserves a bump)

~Sometimes a poet lives in the replies like me (but I only respond after a reply)
  (And not usually right away) all though there has been a few times when I
  and most other poets have given themselves a free bump. *Once I had a poem
  where all my responses to my poem were small poems to each person,
  that was in “The Gatekeeper”.

~If a poet goes away for a few weeks and returns and then responds to their
  replies they may never be noticed. The “Today’s Topics” area is almost as long
  as the first page and will get longer as we go.

~Some poets respond to mega poems they will have to check all of them again but
  if they see the poem at the top they can check right away without the big search

*I think that the longer pages with the self-bump will work well together and
  maybe the moderators could warn people who abuse self-bumps.


*Maybe a “New Forum” that only has poems from a newer poet with a certain number
  of posts but everyone else can still reply to them. Then after they reach a higher
  post number their poems automatically start showing up in the more active forum.
  ( Lower originating posts keeps your poems in the “New Forum”)

*I think some of the excitement is lost if you can’t bump your own poem after your
  replies
*The top of the list gives you instant information about what has happened to a poem
    and I think that’s important for someone who likes to click “refresh” every once in a
while.  
*By the way Ron I love everything you’ve done here especially “Smart Search”.      



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9 posted 02-04-2001 05:05 AM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

Im kinda split on this(forgive me Im a Gemini LOL) But here goes...I understand the aggravation of having someone reply just to bump their poem back to the top...but as an intelligent discerning person(I hope)I can choose who I do or dont read and respond to...Just because a poem is on top doesnt mean Im gonna read it...as far as my stuff goes...Im in here at such odd times that sometimes by the time I get the chance to reply my poem may have slipped back to page two or three or four LOL...I like being able to bump them back up top...by saying thank you to my fellow poets who took the time to say nice things about my poems. Like I said no one can force anyone to read a poem...so what difference does it make if ya bump it once or a hundred times? Maybe Ron can figure out a way to let the individual authors decide whether they want to bump a poem...ya know like choosing a font? Click it if you want to respond but not bump a poem back up top...that way the author has the call...I have poems that are very important to me that I like keeping up top...and others that well yeah I wrote it buuutttttttt!!!!!! I think we all have those....ok ok Ive said my rambling piece...if I hadda vote I'd vote the bump back in...maybe you could put a limit on the number of times the originating post could bump it?
Colin
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10 posted 02-04-2001 06:46 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

Tricky issue here. I'm inclined to favour the "right to choice" option of letting the post originator chose if their replies bump or not.

Another option could be to let the originator bump if the number of replies are under a certain amount, say 10 or 20?

Bump abusers could be warned for a first offence, put on bump parole for repeated abuse or bump banned for continually ignoring warnings.

Is this possible? Is this practical? Is this popular? Find out in the next exciting installment of "Bumpmania xxiv: one bump too far"

Colin.

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11 posted 02-04-2001 07:30 AM       View Profile for Marsha   Email Marsha   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marsha's Home Page   View IP for Marsha

Marina I'm glad you posted this query, and like Paula I'm sort of split on this. I do think that the new stuff is absolutely fabulous. Really well done Ron! I think on reflection I like the option of choice, to bump or not to bump. Which would probably be the best idea. Also giving you the chance to see those that do manipulate the system for themselves.

I really do appreciate all the new features, I think though I have some sort of problem on mine because I keep getting shut out of viewing my posts. And being that I've tried everything else I think it might be a problem with my computer. Anyway that is neither here nor there. Thank you Ron for the hard work, thank you everyone who tested, and thank you Marina for giving me a chance to add my fourpence worth.
Take care
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12 posted 02-04-2001 08:16 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

I vote Colin as BumpPatrolLeader.....
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13 posted 02-04-2001 08:42 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

There's poetry here?
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14 posted 02-04-2001 10:12 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

LOL @ christopher... hehe

.....i use today's topics ...... and if you respond to your own poem to thank people, even if your original post was on another day, it will appear in today's topics, so people can find it and read your "thank you's

... hehe... finally i figured it out...  

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15 posted 02-04-2001 10:15 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

LOL Sunshine!

Do I get to wear a plastic sherriff badge? If so, I'll take the job *8)

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16 posted 02-04-2001 11:08 AM       View Profile for Tamma   Email Tamma   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tamma

I, too liked it better the other way, to me, it felt like the users had better communications with it like that. but If Mr. Ron leaves it as is, you can reply to their poetry, and thank them there  
(Did I just say Mr. Ron???) Oh, my I think I may need some more sleep


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17 posted 02-04-2001 12:09 PM       View Profile for Rex   Email Rex   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex's Home Page   View IP for Rex

Congratulations to Ron on the new forums.  I for one like the "unbump" feature.
I always respond to comments on my poetry and do so through E-mail.  I have always used the E-mail reply in order not to take up board space to say thank you.  
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18 posted 02-04-2001 12:45 PM       View Profile for White Wolf   Email White Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for White Wolf

I have an idea or two that could possibly resolve this matter.  One is, I don't know if it is possible or not, but if there was a way to put some kind of "time sensor" on each thread, so that after a certain amount of time the originator, or maybe for all replies, of the thread could throw it back to the top or atleast have the choice of it.  The other idea which is along the same lines is that once the poem hits a certain number, ie. it becomes 87th on the list then a thread could then be bumped by its originator.  Again I don't know if any of these are possible or even worth the trouble but I just thought I would bring it up incase it hadn't been thought of already.  Well that is my two-cents worth.


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I do like the old way, but in a sense do understand the reasons for taking it off.  I think this is a good discussion so we can all see everyones opinion about it.  

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20 posted 02-04-2001 03:31 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Well. . . it would seem that a lot of bases have been covered here. . . but you know me Marina. . . I can't resist to give you my two cents. . .

I love the un-bump feature. . . I could have really used it when I was working on my "Passions Gallery" series. . . posting two poems a day sometimes. . . and trying to keep up with all the responses. . . it made it look like I was the only poet here at Passions somedays!!  LOL  But, I used e-mail too, like Rex, to make sure that everyone was able to be seen on page one and to make sure that I thanked those that read.

Now though, with the new feature that makes the pages as long as you want, you'll never have to worry about falling off of page one, becuase you could be there indefinitely if you do it right!

And, why do you want to move your responses back to the beginning?  If I respond to someone, I go back and I look for the poem that I responded to, and see if there's a comment back.  There usually is. . . and then, I move on. . . sometimes, I even respond a second or a third time if there's something there that makes me want to reply again. . .  

I too, believe that it's important to thank people for taking the time to read and comment on your work. . . it's good to see. . . to know that my writing is reaching people is wonderful. . . and gives me a good feeling inside. . . but I don't really want to take up space at the top when there are so many other wonderful writers and poems to be read. . .

Ok. . . there you go. . . I hope that this feature doesn't go away. . . I really like Coco's suggestion about making the folder a different color when the poet has replied to their own post. . . I don't know if that can be done. . . but I'd really like to see it. . .

Good point Marina. . . thanks for stopping by. . . drop us a line again soon ok??  We'd really like to see more of your stuff soon my friend. . .  

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insect
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21 posted 02-04-2001 04:05 PM       View Profile for insect   Email insect   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for insect

Since March 22/ 2000…..I have had a lot of fun at Passions in the
                                          Forums….

……Because of the way the Forums bump a poem up to the top when
there is a response. That feature made poems drop farther to
the bottom (everyone knows that) and that was unfortunate to the
poem at the bottom. But now you have the option of making your
first page bigger. I think the solution is here right before our eyes.
This option is the solution to a self-bump because now the lower
poems are still on page one
.
I like to be in Open because that is where most of the interaction is on poems.
I also like to check out other Forums too.
When I’m in a Forum like Open 12…I get the pleasure of knowing what
has happened to a poem instantly because I’m already there and
when a poem has been bumped to the top that indicates immediately a
response from either the author or a fan of the author. This I believe is
the essence of interaction in Passions. Now when I’m in Open 12… I have
to leave or search to get the same information that was automatically
done for me from a bump or self-bump because I’m already there
I find this constant search a little stressful……probably because it wasn’t
something I had to do before…….mind you when you want to search  
for something it doesn’t feel stressful at all….maybe this extra clicking is
just something to get use to but I would rather hang out in Open 12 near
the top of the page catching everything that’s happening while I’m there,
instead of hanging out in “Today’s Topics” or my “Library”……..Sorry!
I think if someone gets a lot of responses to their poem they deserve to
bump it because it’s a great poem and it should be viewed more in the
top of the list.

Well…this is all new and new things take time to get use to and they deserve
a chance of course so this stress may be a little premature.

One more thing if someone responds to there own poem at 11:59pm does there
poem disappear from “Today’s Topics” a minute later?  





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22 posted 02-04-2001 08:29 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

I've just got a sore finger from scrolling and wobbly eyes from seeing so many entries...ROFL

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23 posted 02-05-2001 01:50 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Well I would also like to see the bump feature put back in. I tend not to put out a lot of poetry but I do like to have it read and I love the interaction that comes with this process. I also like to hang out in open because it's where I started and its like my home local... at passions.    
I visit other area's and may on occasion post or comment but feel the draw to open.
So that's where I live.

Since I found passions I've changed my writing focus, before it was just my poetry for one individual. Now its the poetry I write at passions for my friends and fellow poets here.  I want it read by them, I love to see their comments and I want to thank each and everyone for taking the time….. If my poem disappears into oblivion then it wont get read, it wont be noticed by the poets that like my stuff And I’ll be very sad and alone…..  

I feel that there is a great need in us to be read, to share our feelings, express who we are, show our bare souls to our fellow poets, and in my case try to flirt shamelessly with as many of the wonderful women at Passions as is possible in the life cycle of my poetry.   

I really don’t know all the new features that well just yet, so I don’t know what can replace the old in and out tides that occurred in open with the bump, but I do think maybe there are ways to make it less abusive.

I like the idea of replying to everybody that last replied to my poem in one reply grouping. So if I’m away for the day I’ll catch up on everybody at once. I know that submitting separate replies to each person will just cause unnecessary bumps and I feel that would seem abusive and is deemed abusive by many.

** a solution to this compounded reply bumping would be to only have the poem bump up if your own reply was not the last reply. ….. so you can’t submit 5 separate replies every xx minutes  just to bump if you were the last reply.  Only if somebody else replied to your poem since you last replied would it bump up.

** similar to a suggestion up above, maybe you can’t boost your own poem unless it gets past a certain point say page 5 or 100 positions …. Etc etc… (yes ladies I know hundreds of positions    )

Its late can’t think anymore….. catch you on the next bump.


Parker….

PS… if none of this made sense it was purely intentional.    




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24 posted 02-05-2001 08:06 AM       View Profile for Robert Joseph   Email Robert Joseph   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert Joseph

    
    I may be overlooking some key points here, but isn't having to navigate between more than one board defeating the purpose of having the numbered Open Boards to begin with. If I'm being led to follow the progression of postings on ''Today's Topics'' it stands to reason, that I and others will be spending less time on the main board.

    I never felt as if I were being rude or self-promoting by thanking someone for reading and replying to my work. And, in fact follow what I think is excellent board etiquette, as do the majority of talented and respected individuals who participate here. I agree with the reasoning, that says -- just because a piece is moved to the top by a reply, doesn't mean it has to be read and replied to. (mine included, of course)
I believe each participant should use their own discretion in the matter. I for one know that I've seen pieces move to the top after having the author thank any number of folks responding, and basically have the piece to run its course and be found any number of pages back in a matter of hours. So my final point and opinion is that the bump-up feature should be reinstated, thereby making it less of a chore to keep up with postings. While poetry and the sharing of it are wonderful, there are outside interest as well. Time is valuable, making the swiftness of my involvement here an important aspect. I'll conclude by saying, I love the board, and by passing my thanks along to you Ron for creating such a healthy environment for the sake of our art.

                Thanks, Robert Joseph
 
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