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Balladeer
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50 posted 12-04-2007 03:07 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Good grief!  I thought this issue was ended amiably and put to bed but you're not letting it go. ok, this IS the Alley....let's talk Alley talk.

Give it up, man. This whole thread was created because you were miffed at another poet throwing out a lot of one word replies. You considered it insincere and insulting and you wanted people to know who was doing such an unconscionable thing. You wanted to bring him on the carpet in public.

Once you were called on for your actions, you then decided to make the issue concern for the site, the use of bandwidth, creating doomsday scenarios of multiple people doing this and bringing the site to it's knees. From there to the increase in bandwidth costs. Then to disk space usage slowing down user  access. The to costing users in reduced page loading. From there we go to the popularity of the site getting so great actions like that will cause undue hardships on ron to maintain the site, all attempted justifications of  the thread's creation, which have nothing to do with the thread's creation.

You brought up one good point only....the issue of other poems being bumped off the leading pages faster....which is the issue that concerns me.

As for the rest of it, anyone reading this thread probably knows your reason for creating it.....you were bugged by the actions of this one person...period. Trying to turn it into some glorious cause to save the site ain't gonna hide that fact so why not let it go?
Essorant
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51 posted 12-04-2007 03:35 PM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

Grinch justified his question well enough in his first post:

"I only ask because it just acts to devalue all the other replies that people spend time and care constructing. It shows little respect for them or the poets whose poems you visit."

Grinch
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52 posted 12-04-2007 03:44 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Grinch


I already had let it go Mike, several times, the first being right after I posted the original thread, my spleen was sufficiently vented at that point, but people keep responding and it seems a little rude not to reply to the comments. Besides the Grinch you seem to be painting sounds like the nasty, conniving and vindictive type whoíd just labour the point for fun and the sake of argument.

Fortunately the reality is I really am the nice cuddly version you keep referring to, HONEST!

Iíll bite my lip and refrain from posting again in this thread just to prove the point - consider it an early Christmas present .

Have a nice one.
TomMark
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53 posted 12-04-2007 03:48 PM       View Profile for TomMark   Email TomMark   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TomMark

Grinch sounds like Bush, So you shall like him , my dear sir Balladeer. I don't even want to feel sorry for you. (for the heart you put into).
Balladeer
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54 posted 12-04-2007 03:52 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Not A Poet
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55 posted 12-04-2007 05:20 PM       View Profile for Not A Poet   Email Not A Poet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Not A Poet's Home Page   View IP for Not A Poet

"Good Grief"
rwood
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56 posted 12-05-2007 07:48 AM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rwood

"Whoís complaining about one word replies?"

You are. You spelled the word "enjoyed" out in one of your original edits/posts, and in this edit it's addressed in your first question, (in the first part and last part of the compound sentence, to be exact).

and then you address the devaluation and disrespect toward other posters, poets, and work by constantly using that one word reply. I see your point and I addressed that in my post to you, but this has become more complex.

So, alright, now you are more worried about the mass generation of pasted one word replies, and you have calculated how many one can paste in so many seconds.

and then you've figured exactly how far this mass posting makes another poem go down the list.

and then disk space, speed of access, reduced page loading, bandwidth costs, etc.

Wow, Grinch. I've been here almost 8 years, and not once did I ever consider how my reply to someone's poem or post might affect the technical operation of the site. Mainly because I'm not a computer specialist and I still find the internet to be something magical.

I stand, denounced from the mighty halls of CompuTech and bow interminably with respect to this type of knowledge and ability.

All I can do is trust that Ron knows what he's doing and I feel he works very hard to keep things operating smoothly. I also trust that if I did something to upset that or I caused a glitch, he'd notify me.

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I donít mind being called names and taking abuse if thatís the cost of raising this issue, which it seems to be, so give it your best shot, youíll have to excuse me if I donít reply in kind though, I donít think itíd add anything to the conversation.


For someone who has been so thorough with the technical aspects & workings of mass one-word posts, why did you not properly read my post?

I never called you any names and I'm sorry my post came across as abusive. I directed the word "Uptight" toward your post, not your person.

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So, if I had to think of one word to describe your original post, it would be: Uptight.


I based that word on the tense nature of your post and your replies to others, which seem erratic, shifting, defensive, & stiffly rejecting of any point granted/offered and especially of that of opposing opinion. That's simply my opinion of your offerings, not YOU as a person. And that's why I asked you to loosen up. That didn't mean I didn't support you or your cause at all.

Is it possible you've taken things a little too personally, and even when others have taken the time to reply to you, with sincerity, with an amount of inspection and reading, it's still not good enough to you if one isn't in full agreement, or as rigidly pressed or demanding of a solution.

anyway, email me direct if you wish.

I meant no harm to you or your person and hope you're having a fine day of inspiration.

sincerely,
reg


Essorant
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57 posted 12-05-2007 12:39 PM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

Is the member still posting in this way?
 
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