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I have been a part of Poetry Soup since 2009, and have made wonderful friendships, and been inspired beyond what I had could have ever imagined .  As a novice poet when I first joined up, I have learned so much, thanks to all of you.  Thank you for the many gifts of poetry, challenges, and inspirations.  But especially for the friendship and encouragement offered here. Thank you all, very much !


Fly In The Ointment


Blog Posted:1/8/2010 6:23:00 PM
I'm sure it's not as if you haven't noticed, my friends, but looks like we have our "unpleasant visitor" back again, posting foul, and rude remarks under the name of "Garden Willow", and also "Trudy Just". My goodness now,.... aren't those such mild sounding names, to be spewing such vile language? Anyway, just to let any newcomers be aware, , we have (most likely) the same person who shows up from time to time, trying to undermine the Soup's commitment to good poetry, friendship and kindness. Please don't let one person upset or get under your skin too much. Whoever he/she might be...isn't worth raising our blood pressure! We will notify management...and hope to be rid of this nonsense once again....let's hope management is alert and on hand quickly! As Vince said last time.....HE'S BAAAAAAAAAAAAAKKKK!!!!!!
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  1. Date: 1/10/2010 7:48:00 AM
    should hold a contest to write about this rudly person whom ever they are turn them into joke of day maybe they'll get hint lol not sure if this person stopped by my place yet but will use the eye method also think they should have an ignor listing

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  1. Date: 1/9/2010 8:10:00 AM
    Andrea, go right to the bottom of the page.. you will see in very small print..terms and conditions, FAQ's, contact us, about us...

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  1. Date: 1/9/2010 5:40:00 AM
    Hi Carrie, Just posted a quick blog then I saw yours. I'm sure there's a way of tracing these but being technology challenged, I don't know how. Team poetry soup should be up on this and taking action, legal action, against the attention seeking one.Wishing Bill and You a great 2010. Vince

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  1. Date: 1/9/2010 5:13:00 AM
    KAREN SAID IT BEST. HIT THE EYE ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE COMMENT BOX AND THEY DISSAPPEAR FOREVER. LOVE, LAINIE

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  1. Date: 1/9/2010 12:26:00 AM
    By the way, Carrie, how does one send a post to management?I'm not seeing anything at the top of the screen like "how to contact us" Just wanted to know in case I decide to join as a premium member or if I have some question. Thanks, Andrea ps. Yeah, I saw one of Trudy's nasty posts to some poor newbie. She is much worse than the guy going around here saying rude little things to some people.

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  1. Date: 1/8/2010 10:28:00 PM
    I just send an email to poetry soup about this "Trudy Just". I was appalled at her titles and her language. I believe these kinds of writes fall under subject matter and content not allowed and I believe she should be removed from the site. Yes, indeed let's hope management makes the appropriate measures. Thanks for bringing it up here. Best wishes, Caroline.

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  1. Date: 1/8/2010 10:04:00 PM
    Hit the eye and ignore. Giving someone like the air time is not what The Soup is about. I have reported this to the Soup Staff. As in the past, I'm sure they will take care of this fly. Karen

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  1. Date: 1/8/2010 8:46:00 PM
    Curious as a kitten, I had to have a looky at this wierdo. But I left no comment and I will block if they leave me any kind of comment, as I did before. It is definitely the same person as previously and he/she did not miss anyone, really hates the top poets. I was thinking, hey, my name was not mentioned, then there it was. I am a you know what, bad word, starts with a B... wow, that's a lot of hate coming out. I think this should be reported to the police. This person is seriously ill. And it seems our admin is lost in cyper space somewhere,seems no one is at the controls...thanks so much for bringing this to our attention

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  1. Date: 1/8/2010 8:39:00 PM
    Carrie...I would also BEG eveyone who reads this NOT to post a comment of any kind...the last time this happened he/she got in the "top 100" just from the negative comments!! (my own included)...Ignore, ignore! - Tim

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  1. Date: 1/8/2010 8:30:00 PM
    I think they must have cracked the CAPTCHA thing. I don't see how they posted that many poems within a few hours if they had to type letters in everytime. Unless they had all tose titles already typed somewhere. Some people feel compelled to hack a site and flaunt a blatant disregard for rules just because they can. It is a shame. Those are the same kind of people who create viruses and spyware. The site needs to have a quick way to report abusers and a way to block them from reading your poetry.

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