Well, it seems pretty simple to me, if your new you will get a nice hello or a job well done. (if your lucky) If your a friend of a friend of a friend, then your "in" and you get tons of hits. (weather or not the poetry is good)
Like I said in another post, just because it does not have a reply does not mean it has not been read.
I understand it is human nature to respond to poems that are your friends or names you know; call it whatever you will, it was not invented here. We gravitate towards things that are comforting and familiuar, things we know will be good or know we will like. Even if that means missing out on other good things.
Just because a poem was not read does not mean it's not good, and just because there is a 100 posts to a poem does not mean its a great read. I suppose it's all in what you like. or who you like.
[This message has been edited by Miah (09-14-2003 11:40 PM).]