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  1. Date: 12/21/2013 8:28:00 AM
    I have read all the discussion below and feel bad for us all. It's good what Christine has mentioned, a way for those concerned to find out the sister sites' information. For those who are publishing things but concerned about what is on online, I think it's best to do what Charma has been doing: deleting her poems HERE. That way they don't appear at the sister sites, right? and now that this is out in the open, people can either stay or leave depending on how much they hate having their poems used on sister sites. Really, it all rests on your feelings on that last thing!

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 6:12:00 PM
    There are several ways to find out to whom the domain name poetrysoup.com (and all "sister-sites") is registered, if Soupers so desire. This is public information and can be searched from any browser, by anybody. It could make for some interesting finds but may not be of any true help in matters at hand. I think nette has touched on an important issue here: transparency. Especially where Premium Members are concerned.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 4:11:00 PM
    it seems there is no transparency here, TPS.. how can we trust you if you just load our poetry without letting us know... these are OUR POEMS.. sister sites are different from TPS, they have their own identities, hence , i feel we need to be consulted first before dumping our work somewhere else... revenue?... so, that is the bottom line, at our expense?

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 3:34:00 PM
    I'll be honest and just say I don't know exactly what's going on with all these "sister" sites, etc. and what that means for us. Should I opt out of the Zoo thing? Are our poems being misused? Are we being exploited? I feel like I'm missing something here. Could/would someone please tell me what's REALLY going on? Thanks, peeps. ~Chan

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 1:09:00 PM
    ... then we have only two options: PAY TPS or remove (erase not delete) our poems.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 1:04:00 PM
    Thanks for the email. All poems to our sister websites use the same database and poems are all managed via PoetrySoup. So, if you edit or delete a poem or account on PoetrySoup it is edited and deleted on ALL websites.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 12:53:00 PM
    OK. I have gone through most of the categories and apart from myself being in a lot of them so are most of you and I am not happy. I have just had three poetry books published over the last 6 months and I am already receiving royalties from them. I have no objection to a site ( that I signed up to) using my material but I object very strongly to anyone using my material without my prior knowledge or my agreement. If TPS would like to get in touch with me and agree a fee then I will be happy, otherwise I may not renew my account which runs out in Feb 2014….David

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 12:21:00 PM
    To Craig: so, in other words, you're saying that we have to PAY for having our poems posted only on the site we've chosen to post them. ??? Somebody helps me, I don't get it.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 12:14:00 PM
    I would be very unhappy to find out my work may possibly go somewhere without my permission!! Apparently I need to go re-read the terms and conditions b/c at one time that was not it in.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 10:42:00 AM
    I see now, that my trust coming in to this, was ridiculously naïve...when thinking I had my own control over words I write. Wow..... So disappointing once again. Is it too much to ask that we have ONE .........just ONE and only ONE opt out button that covers all other sites other than Poetry Soup????? ONE button that blankets them all.......THANK YOU...

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 9:30:00 AM
    sigh

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 8:47:00 AM
    Hu dear Cyndi..I didn t know there are other sites linked to ps.What i ve been doing in recent months is..that If I have haiku or other poems for publishing.I deleting them from poetrysoup.So im guessing that once deleted from ps..They are automatically deleted from the linked sites too.I saw my haiku in the link you stated above..It doesnt bother me since im not publishing them..but of course if I need to publish anything then i appreciate if i could get it erased...Tnks for d blog

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 7:53:00 AM
    Good looking out for us Cyndi; thank you for posting this. I don't write haikus, but this is good info. I am soooo like Ruben, just saying, "Behave, Chan...BEHAVE!" lol

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 6:29:00 AM
    All of our sister or affiliated sites are listed on our About Us page (and have been forever). See here: http://www.poetrysoup.com/about_us.aspx Many we've had for years. We have yet to apply the opt out to the other websites. That will happen within the next week or so. FYI, send us an email next time if you have a question, we do not typically read blogs. just stumbled upon this.

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 12:06:00 AM
    More exposure! ... #®€«£¥\* ¿™»

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  1. Date: 12/20/2013 12:04:00 AM
    More exposure! ... #®€«£¥\* ¿™»

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 11:59:00 PM
    I'm going to wait for TPS ... I'm going to remain silent ... until she/he "explains" what's going on.

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 11:43:00 PM
    1, 2 ... I don't want to be rude 3, 4, 5 .... I don't want to be rude 6, 7, 8 ... I don't want to be rude 9 ... 1, 2, 3 ... what a stupid group of morons we are! 4, 5, 6 ... I don't want to be rude 7, 8, 9 ...

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 10:13:00 PM
    http://www.poemzoom.com/poems/cinquain POEM ZOOM? ZOO(M)???

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 10:08:00 PM
    http://www.cinquainpoemsandpoets.com/best_cinquain_poems.aspx Okay, so does every category have a sister site?

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 10:05:00 PM
    http://www.limerickpoemsandpoets.com/ Also a limerick sister site

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 10:03:00 PM
    http://www.websiteworth.biz/www/poetrysoup.com Interesting read. $95,000!

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 9:37:00 PM
    This blog is not meant to enflame or cause problems on soup. This blog's intent is to provide a space for open discussion on which sites soup poets poems will ALSO appear. Thank you. Please do not remove this blog and may all poets stay within the borders set by soup rules. Thank you again.

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