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Magicmystery
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0 posted 09-10-2002 12:41 PM       View Profile for Magicmystery   Email Magicmystery   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Magicmystery's Home Page   View IP for Magicmystery

I don’t post here very often but I have a growing concern. First, we all have our own style of writing so it is impossible to say what is and is not “poetry”, but that is not my problem. Has anyone informed these “newcomers” that it is rude to flood the open forum with multiple posts just for the sake of elevating their post numbers?

It DRIVES more heartfelt (and I say that honestly enough) and more contemplated pieces down the page faster than one can sneeze twice. Which is about the time it takes these people to post their next work of ”art”…(and I have seen better works of “art” in my kleenex after a good sneeze)…..there are some here who post to get more numbers under their name. I think that some even wait at the keyboard, refreshing every couple of minutes, just so they can thank those replies gullible enough, or with similar agendas, individually, thus ticking off the numbers again (and every other decent poet on PIP). I say we should boycott the pack mentality that keeps these nulls on top. These posters caress each other’s egos as they send each other repeatedly to the top while some very incredible pieces of heart-felt blood, sweat and tears, take a nosedive toward page 2,3,4 and obscure anonymity, with nary a backward glance.

And there are others here who post once in a blue moon who don’t get a fair chance to be seen on that first page for very long. The better it is, it seems, the faster it falls. I would like to be assured that those posting to my poetry are there because they are touched somehow by the poem and not the numbers gained in the act of posting. If this means that I have less people posting to my poetry, so be it. They are poets. I would just like a fair shake at the first page listing so at least they know I am there.

I cannot be the only one who has noticed this problem. I am not just speaking for myself when I don’t think that good poetry has a fighting chance when a number of members are just in it for the glory of a title and higher numbers. I know there are those among us that number their posts in the 10,000s, but they have earned it with real poetry and heartfelt responses. It would be cruel of me to single out one or two multiple posters in open by commenting thus on their poems… so I do it here, where we all know who they are anyway. I know I will keep on posting here for the sake of the friends I have made on PIP. It would be a shame to stop now. If I can prevent a poet from plummeting prematurely, I will definitely post to their wonderfully meaningful words.

Sherry


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But above all... be kind to yourself today.
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1 posted 09-10-2002 01:52 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

quote:
Has anyone informed these "newcomers" that it is rude to flood the open forum with multiple posts just for the sake of elevating their post numbers?


Could you please clarify, Sherry? It's not clear whether "multiple posts" refers to originating posts (poems) or replies.
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2 posted 09-10-2002 02:38 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Um...I'm confused too.

Sherry, sometimes I write ALOT, and sometimes not at all...and for some reason I have this psychological thing about writing poetry "straight to keys" (it must be some sorta "lights, camera, action!" thing with me)

and? My numbers too, are rather high, but I've been here awhile, and tend to be rather conversational. I ENJOY the repartee and interaction...sigh. It gets kinda lonely over here.
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3 posted 09-10-2002 03:01 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Sometimes I like to do a little number crunching.  I try to keep a ratio balance of posts to replies about [or at least] 10 to 1.  For every one post of mine, I post at least 10 replies.  Give or take.  Having been placed into a position of some responsibility, that number can fluctuate not by poems, but by administrative duties.  So my numbers are about 9 responses for every one originating post.  Still not too bad.

What may be discouraging to some, like yourself, is when we know that there has been very little time given to the reading and sounding out of a poem, and to really feel the words that the author has meant to impart.  We can tell this by say, your posting a very lengthy poem at 11:11 a.m. and a response is made by 11:12.  It smacks you in the face that it took you LONGER to post the poem than the reading and reply that was given to it.  

Sometimes we can say "well, the new poets are just eager...".  Other times we can say that they just want to gain numbers.

Why?

It's not a race...

I just happen to be addicted to this place.

But I can guarantee you, I, myself, READ.  And readers, good readers, are the foundation of this place.  They sort out the weak poetry from the strong, heartfelt poetry.

In my own backward way, I'm saying, set the example.  That's the best we can do.  The real poets end up staying, and form good and valuable friendships among other real poets.

Happy Reading!
Magicmystery
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4 posted 09-10-2002 03:17 PM       View Profile for Magicmystery   Email Magicmystery   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Magicmystery's Home Page   View IP for Magicmystery

Dear Serenity, I KNOW you are not in here just to see your numbers go up up up. And you are not a newcomer... and I don't see you adding numerous new threads almost simutainiously.  You also answer your responders sometimes in one giant post...

Two separate points that I was trying to make:
1. people posting several poems in a day tends to drive others that may post 1 a week to the bottom of the list faster and there is a "I'll post to you if you post to me and we can stay on top that way attitude" (that may not be all bad ... you do tend to make friends in here) but when a bunch start posting next to utter nonsense just to have something up there, and stick together to the exclusion of more reflective work, it makes me sad.  I may type off the cuff but I will hone and straighten my lines before I make it public.

2. It may seem like a small thing but I tend to trust the moderators with alot.  To become one you need to have over 500 posts to your credit (no matter the quallity, originating or other) I am suspicious of some that seem to be posting "one liners" for the sake of getting in there with a post or 10....I seemed to have caught some large attention here and I appologise if I seem out of line, but I am concerned that some better works are being overlooked because they seem to leave page 1 too quickly to be seen.

Sherry
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5 posted 09-10-2002 03:28 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Sherry, no apologies necessary for stating how you feel...I do tend to make some "off the cuff" replies, that may seem like fluff to some, but quite often is just an "inside" joke...and I AM a speed reader too, quite to my own detriment as well...I try to slow down sometimes...other times I just forget and ZOOM....but I do tend to go back and read. And since I understand my own reasoning as to why I do things the way I do, I try to give others the benefit of the doubt. Hugs you, I know it can be frustrating, and believe me, I've got some crap buried in the archives with minimal replies. So...I go back, and if I think it's worth it? I re work it, and post again. It's all part of the learning for me. There's always going to be some that are eager to be a "bigger part" of it all. My motto is, "keep your head down and keep on typin'!"

and pssst...I'll be looking for your posts more in the future...it's just a matter of "so many poets, so little time..."

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6 posted 09-10-2002 03:58 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

if one of your big concerns i keeping a post up near the top, try posting in one of the smaller / slower forums.

to the dm's & posting quickly just to get there - first, it's an assumption that such is the case. the can be many reasons for people to type a one-liner. second, remember that we're not all idiots up in moderator land.
Magicmystery
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7 posted 09-10-2002 04:30 PM       View Profile for Magicmystery   Email Magicmystery   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Magicmystery's Home Page   View IP for Magicmystery

Dear Christipher, I give the moderators a lot of credit. They are there because not much gets past them.... I did check out the prerequisits for becoming a Deputy Moderator though and was suprised to find that it isn't 500 but just 300 posts whereby you can qualify to become one.  Granted there is an application process.... but......some of our more eager beavers in here didn't take 2 weeks to accumulate this amount of postage.....BTW A slower, smaller forum as well as having less postings have less readership too.  The main open is choice because that is where MOST people show up at in PiP.

Sunshine.... You are absolutely right... it is not a race, although I have observed what I though some people might be running in as one. I will be sticking around. I have made friends here who I will miss if I didn't show up in here atleast once a week... my temp position this week gives me access and ample time to post this week. I do know of others among us that have all but given up on having their poetry read by more than a few people as it takes a long deep slide to the 2nd page and beyond (and they keep a decent post to originating post ratio. just not enought people take an interest in finding their work after)

I have my own website. I get visitors everyday.  I am not as concerned about myself as I am these others when I notice a good poem slides quite fast.... even after I bring it back from the recesses of the open. I do most of my reading from other than page 1 of the open.  I send it to the top again if I notice that it has not enjoyed the popularity that others'have and especially if I like it. It is a pitty that not enough of our membership practices this.

Sherry
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8 posted 09-10-2002 04:36 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Thanks, Sherry.  Why do you think was born?  He's my little smilie that I use when I go hunting in the archives for our buried treasures...
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9 posted 09-10-2002 04:45 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

It's like everything else, Sherry. There's lots of cliques here. I have, more than once, been sent a multiple forward to the effect that "X has just written a beautiful poem -- please respond to it."

Of course those poems are going to get more "play" on the page than someone who doesn't have nearly as wide a spectrum of readership.

But, luckily, this place is full of friends, too. And some *amazing* writers.

That's all I care about.

Mikey
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10 posted 09-10-2002 04:46 PM       View Profile for Magicmystery   Email Magicmystery   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Magicmystery's Home Page   View IP for Magicmystery

Dear Sunshine, I haven't hunted thru the smileys lately... Guaranteed I will use this one alot....
Love, Light and Peace,
Sherry
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11 posted 09-10-2002 10:28 PM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

Sherry~

first and please dont take offense, but your statement is a little rude in nature....but in understanding I think the guidelines state that "we" can post up to five poems in forums....ANY ONE CORRECT ME If I AM WRONG....we all have to contend with being read and replied to....I dont post as much any more, because of time....but I think its GREAT that new comers have found a home here....and trust the passion family to read and respond....

quote:
Which is about the time it takes these people to post their next work of ”art”…(and I have seen better works of “art” in my kleenex after a good sneeze)…..there are some here who post to get more numbers under their name.  I think that some even wait at the keyboard, refreshing every couple of minutes, just so they can thank those replies gullible enough, or with similar agendas, individually, thus ticking off the numbers again (and every other decent poet on PIP)
thats rather assuming dont you think? personally who are we to judge what others do or write about? much less worry about their refresh rate....I think most come here for PEACE of mind, and to write their heart, who is any one to "knock that down or judge"?
Peace to you...


with warm regard....


Lauren~

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...oh beautiful release
Memories seep from my veins

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12 posted 09-11-2002 12:16 AM       View Profile for the_loner_23   Email the_loner_23   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for the_loner_23

I am sorry. I am one of the ones that makes multiple posts. But I am gonna start writing at my boyfriend's poetry group on MSN. So you don't have to worry. Once again I am sorry.

Cold hands means a warm heart

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13 posted 09-11-2002 12:21 AM       View Profile for ThunderMage   Email ThunderMage   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ThunderMage

Yea... and the thing is, it has no posting limit. It works out a bit better that way. If you want to go there, it's at http://groups.msn.com/PoetsPalace and I need members.

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14 posted 09-11-2002 12:54 AM       View Profile for hush   Email hush   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hush

Sherry, you declined the suggestion to the smaller forums because there is 'less readership...' but.... I personally disagree. I think that the smaller groups actually promote more readership... people become mroe accustomed to the writing styles of others, and, because they aren't chomping at the bit to get to the ten poems that were posted while they read the one they're on (or, as you're concerned with, to "hit the refresh" button), you generally get more thorough responses.... so it's a more intense readership, and your poem is on page one for more than a couple hours.

Anyway, it can't hurt to give it a try... I understand your frustration... but some of the reasons you cited (along with some of my own) are reasons I don't post in Open.

And, regarding the mutiple posting 'newbies,' no, nobody probably did inform them. A lot of young/new writers are really eager for encouragment and I'm sure that the majority aren't doing it to be rude... and if the 'numbers race' is really the issue.... I don't think it's so much the individual as the nature of the beast to begin with... but... I've gone there and done that... and I'm rambling...

I did not design this game, I did not name the stakes
I just happen to like apples, and I am not afraid of snakes.

-Ani DiFranco, "Adam and Eve"

Magicmystery
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15 posted 09-11-2002 01:16 AM       View Profile for Magicmystery   Email Magicmystery   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Magicmystery's Home Page   View IP for Magicmystery

I know I have been painted as the bad guy here.... driving out would be poets... that was not my intent.  and I had copied all of the relivant references to show our friend Greeneyes up there the proof that some just cannot contain their artistic urges. (gazuntite!!!)  And I will admit to being rude... sometimes there is no way around it.... I said I am no judge... but that doesn't mean that I don't have an opinion... till now I have refrained from posting mine.

Hush, I may just take you up on that.... and I have a few other friends who I might give this advice to also....

Sherry

[This message has been edited by Magicmystery (09-11-2002 01:22 AM).]

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16 posted 09-11-2002 02:50 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

what is it with people lately? *I'm* the bad guy, no one else. Ya have to fight me for the title, capice?

You can pull out anything you like MM. I don't think anyone is questioning what you see. My question is a) how can you judge their motivation? b) why do you care? c) why do you care?

I see what you've posted above, don't get me wrong, but i think you're approaching this from the wrong perspective.

pip is a large entity, one that's been around a while now (just realized i've already been here three years!). we've had people complain about everything from people posting too much, not posting enough, not being wordy enough in their replies (my bad), wanting to be too verbose, popularity contests, etc. all these fall under the same category in my op, because that's the "nature of the beast" (as mentioned above). when you have so many people in one spot, it's all but impossible to regulate them to be even-steven... uhm, and we wouldn't want to; it's this same attitude that allows for a diversity which in turn allows this place to be comfortable without being stuffy, open without being off-the-wall. of course not everyone's going to be happy all the time. there will be problems with so many people in the same room - virtual cabin fever, eh?

open is definitely the most popular forum, because it is one of the places where you can feel sure that your work will receive a lot of attention. also, i think some of it has to do with the fact that people see some poets in open receiving large amounts of replies. what many don't take into consideration is that these are the people who are out there dusting things off, talking with those who are posting, etc. in line with this are those who you're complaining about... but notice that most of those don't have a whole lot of replies... something to do with quantity vs. quality? don't know, but i do know that those who are out there, responding to others' works, showing themselves to the other members, making friends, etc., are the ones who rarely make it down to the proverbial bottom of the page with only a few replies.

a final note to you - you mention above about the good poetry vs. bad poetry staying up on top. i have to say (while ducking any tomatoes thrown my way) that most of the poems that get the most replies, in my not-humble-at-all opinion: they aren't anywhere near as good as some of the ones who only receive a smaller amount of replies (which is a nice way of saying i think they suck). i also have to say in defense of those i'm saying aren't that great - it's all subjective. i'm only an authority in my mind, and same goes for you. remember, some out there might not think your poetry's all that great either.


hush - ramble away, i always like "listening" to ya.

Christopher
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17 posted 09-11-2002 04:08 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

*capice*

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18 posted 09-11-2002 09:51 AM       View Profile for Opeth   Email Opeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Opeth

What difference does it make if one posts many poems per day or not? If someone wants to read a particular poem written by a particular person then it will be read. And if that reader wishes to comment upon what was read, they will. I have read many poems that were not on the first page or at the bottom of a page because there are particular poems written by particular authors that I seek out.
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19 posted 09-11-2002 10:39 AM       View Profile for hush   Email hush   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hush

People talk about 'good poetry' falling down to the bottom of the page, and 'bad poetry' staying on top like it's some kind of rule.

The general 'way things work' around here is that the people who have a) been around longer or b) reply and 'make friends' with other people are the ones who get the most replies. This really has nothing to do with poem quality... Like, since when is it some rule that only the reticent, 'unknown' poets will write good stuff, and the 'popular' poets are going to write tripe? Likewise, I personally think that people say that 'good' poems get little in the way of replies, while 'bad' poems stay on top, either as a defense mechanism ("My poems get little replies, it must be because they're so good") or as a means of "sticking up for the little guy." Either way, I think it's stupid.

This is without even exploring the idea that good vs. bad is subjective... let's say that a poem is good or bad based solely on a universal set of poem rules... I still don't see how a poet's popularity affects that one way or another? If the above is the case.... you're either a good poet or a bad poet, period. I don't see how 'popular' and 'unpopular' even become an issue?

Now, I know, and I think a lot of other people know, that in Open, and some of the other forums, this is not the way things work. This is a social site as much as it is a poetry site, and as such, it is in "the nature of the beast" that cliques are formed, and friends reply to friends. So... you can fight it... or you can just remove yourself from it. That doesn't mean removing yourself from PIP, just from the areas that weigh the social aspect more heavily. Simple as that.

I did not design this game, I did not name the stakes
I just happen to like apples, and I am not afraid of snakes.

-Ani DiFranco, "Adam and Eve"

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20 posted 09-11-2002 11:47 AM       View Profile for Magicmystery   Email Magicmystery   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Magicmystery's Home Page   View IP for Magicmystery

"a rose by any other name still smells as sweet" this can be said for the flip side of that coin as well and still stinks no matter what you wish to call it.... but don't call it a rose when it smells like something roses grow in.... yesssss.....{{{deep sigh}}} all is arbitrary and open to interpretation... but when one starts walking into walls we call them blind, blind blind.... I agree with Christopher Hot air and for the most part things that produce it float.

That just about does it for me.... I have said my piece and find myself getting blunter and ruder in the explanations.... I don't like where this is taking me and so I will stop here.  If I keep on going, I will end up hating me.... and my muse will leave for good. There are other things to be of more concern right now.

Take care all

Sherry

[This message has been edited by Magicmystery (09-11-2002 11:50 AM).]

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21 posted 09-11-2002 01:29 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

Interesting to me... the world is filled with issues that effect people's lives in ways so much more seriously than whether a poem drops down a page or not, whether anyone reads it or not....whether it was worth reading or not. Famine, war, disease, cruelties most of us can not even imagine all can turn the measure of life into nothing, but we blessed ones that have food on our table, oppotunities and protection from some of the uglier things that exist can and do decide to spend out time debating on how many poems are too many, what is good and what is not...

I may write trash...post it... and then write more trash and post it... BUT no one really knows why I was motivated to do so. No one really knows what sort of cathartic realease it may have offered.  I would hope that rather than stand up and whine about my trash or the amount of trash I might post someone would pass me by next time they saw my name on a post.

If by chance or pure coincidence I do someday write "art" and it sinks through the pages with no comment. I still know what I wrote..and if I think it worth the time for someone to read, perhaps would find a variety of places to make it available. I also would hope....I did not cry "foul!!" just because I didn't get the attention I thought I deserved...

Interesting to me... but I am one of the well fed lucky ones... one of the people that doesn't have to worry if my children are going to starve, or if the next bullet I hear will tear apart the chest holding my heart, or the heart of someone I love.

Yes...I am one of the indulged... and one of the spoiled....

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22 posted 09-11-2002 05:06 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Ah Ron, I'm even tempted to write lucky and oppose you in the words indulged and spoiled. I've long had a thing against comparison, at its deepest root. But then, I'm not sure that I believe in luck much. Oh and for the record, you don't write trash.

MM - briefly here...be blunt, blunt is good - respectful blunt as you have been. You have not been rude in my opinion. Ignore Chris - he just waffles and loves the sound of his own voice (ok ok, so what he says sometimes actually makes good sense heh). I post, at the moment, maybe one poem every two months in open. I still get many genuine replies, from people I am close to, and not. When I reply - I reply only to poetry I like, I don't care who the author is - close friend or not. If I don't like it, I won't reply. I search through the back pages once I decide to devote an hour of my time to reading in open. It is not quite like how you say, though it might well seem like it. Hugs.

K
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23 posted 09-12-2002 02:51 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Just another reason why I do new writings in the Sanctuary, and reposts in the Main Forums.



Alicat

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intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”  Charles Darwin

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24 posted 09-12-2002 10:28 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer


all that has been written
upon a leaf first dressed
shall one day be savoured
from the old wise forest

for just like a river
carved words must dance and flow
from misty mountain highs
to the blue ocean lows

and soon as they be read
knit them well in taut threads
for once they find escape
from the land of the light
they may hide in a cape
and remain out of sight


thanks for the moment of capture... where my brain (or so I think) was captured by a few lines that popped out straight...

and as for the topic... I do feel I have read about the same subject many times over here... I know how you feel...

P.S. Though I am not new, I am peharps one of the guilty as sometimes I do post about 7 or 10 poems in a 5 day work week and then sort of "hibernate" for another few weeks... some times... mainly due to lack of internet time etc... I am sorry of you felt it was a numbers game etc. the intetion is never to drown the forums... I do try and post in different forums, Open, Corner, Dark...

Also, I do read a lot of poetry... and respond to the ones I feel capable to respond as well... for I read quite fast and usually fall to interpretation very quickly(sometimes incorrectly...) ... blah ... blah...

I feel I shouldn't post some of my stuff, since they are rambles like this one here, but I post them anyway... maybe that is called a "posting" addiction...  

Give me some time to think and reform...

Regards,
sudhir

[This message has been edited by Sudhir Iyer (09-12-2002 10:30 AM).]

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