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Deborah Guzzi is a healing facilitator specializing in Japanese Shiatsu and Reiki. She writes for Massage and Aromatherapy publications. She travels the world to expand her knowledge of healing and seeking writing inspiration. She has walked the Great Wall of China and visited Nepal (during the civil war), Japan, Egypt (two weeks before “The Arab Spring”), Peru, and France (during December’s terrorist attacks).

Her poetry appears in Magazines: here/there: poetry in the UK, Existere - Journal of Arts and Literature in Canada, Tincture in Australia, Cha: Asian Literary Review, Hong Hong, China, Latchkey Tales in New Zealand, Vine Leaves Literary Journal in Greece, mgv2>publishing in France, and Travel by the Book, Ribbons: Tanka Society of America Journal, Emerge Literary Journal, and others in the USA. 

 


Grrrr PS please STOP


Blog Posted:7/17/2014 8:27:00 AM

These advertisments are too distracting! NOW I HAVE AN ACROSS THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE BLUE STRIP FROM I GUESS GOOGLE??? covering the Soup contact info? I can't even write and complain to soup because the contact link is COVERED!

 

 

Enough with these ads already we don't come here to be pestered with prouct vendors! Just about a third of the page is now covered with ads. Some people are here for FREE but many of us did PAY & if more money is needed STOP the FREE MEMBERSHIPS!  You might have an introductory 1 month FREE with a year membership?

And it wouldn't hurt to have a BLOG presence which TEACHES US HOW TO USE say the BLOG PAGE??? Like what is that TABLE PROPERTIES? - what's a SUBSCRIPT> what's a SUPERSCRIPT??? what are those STYLE things for?

Hey now I got a double underline? Below - DOES ANYONE ELSE FEEL THEY ARE MAKING THIS A LESS AND LESS PLEASANT PLACE TO BE??



 

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  1. Date: 7/19/2014 2:54:00 AM
    Hi, PS I cannot contact you as the blue bar covers your contact info.Also I cannot remove it by using F5.I don't mind ads on the page but its a no no when it intrudes in this way.Please tell Google to remove it.Cheers Brian

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  1. Date: 7/18/2014 9:29:00 AM
    My Soup contact link is not covered. Tho the moving advertisements mess with my epilepsy. Thank goodness I haven't seen them here in a while... The advertisements are more but not out of control for me...

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/18/2014 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Carol, I think PS has fixed the BLUE STIP which was covering the contact link
  1. Date: 7/18/2014 7:24:00 AM
    a subscript is as in writing Oxygen as O2, but the 2 goes down to the right hand corner of the O. a superscript is just the opposite, such as in writing 7 to the 3rd power, where the 3 goes to the upper right hand corner of the 7. Got it? Why this is necessary in posting poetry...I haven't a clue...Love and hugs, Catie :)

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/18/2014 8:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hmmmm even if there was a poet on soup who understood ALL the buttons on the blog page and ran a BLOG where say once a week a different feature was explained. If I could I would! I only know how to use a few of the buttons should I just start the blog & hope someone else will jump in when I can't explain any more? I bet Linda/PD/Skat could do it!
  1. Date: 7/18/2014 6:54:00 AM
    Friday morning all seems well the BLUE BAR is still gone & typing in this box is OK too - the words are not running out of the box to the left & right YEAH PS

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  1. Date: 7/18/2014 12:55:00 AM
    I am like you about the blog page thing, Debs. I guess we just have to experiment!!

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  1. Date: 7/17/2014 4:45:00 PM
    OK, Debbie. I just sent you the secret decoder ring via e-mail. I'm deleting my previous comment so your e-mail address will not display in this blog.

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    Cornish Avatar Craig Cornish Date: 7/17/2014 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL Roy--behave yourself!! LOL
  1. Date: 7/17/2014 4:33:00 PM
    HEY the BLUE bar disappeared???? How about the rest of you? [I just wrote a whole poem that disappeared too - grrr God giveth & take away

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  1. Date: 7/17/2014 4:33:00 PM
    The blue banner ad at the bottom of the page should ONLY display if you are using a mobile phone. If this is not the case for you, please let us know.

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    PoetrySoup Avatar Team PoetrySoup Date: 7/17/2014 5:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry, that was a temporary glitch (flickering). It should be fixed now. If you see the blue ad bar on your desktop computer at full screen, hit F5 on your keyboard. Internet explorer is having some issues with it. We are working on the problem.
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/17/2014 5:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    and it's back again fliting on & off sometimes when I click the scroll down arrow? also I can not see all I am typing in this box?
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/17/2014 5:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    nope NOT using a mobil phone don't even KNOW how to get online on a phone LOL
  1. Date: 7/17/2014 4:30:00 PM
    Hi Deebie sorry but I have no pop-ups or ads covering anything, A-Ok for me ...David

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  1. Date: 7/17/2014 3:15:00 PM
    I don't have a problem with commercialism, it is what pays for the product we get and we're all aware that nothing is "FREE" However these ads irritate the heck out of me too. Premium members should be protected from them. One of the major aggravations for me that you alluded to Debbie is the formatting in the blog and contest area where the ads make the script hidden. Anyhow good on you for bringing this up. I do think TPS has done an admirable job responding to our concerns--how about this one guys?

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    Cornish Avatar Craig Cornish Date: 7/17/2014 3:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    BTW---their address is poetrysoup@poetrysoup.com
    Cornish Avatar Craig Cornish Date: 7/17/2014 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It's good that you did it on a blog so they can see what everyone thinks
    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/17/2014 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    well only reason I did it on a blog is because I can no longer REACH [do to the BLUE GOOGLE BAR ON THE BOTTOM] the place where you use to be able to CONTACT Soup from? so IF we have to have the blue bar PS could put the CONTACT link on the top of the PS page
  1. Date: 7/17/2014 2:54:00 PM
    I have popup ad blockers and still have the blue banner ad that I cannot close. Plus, some of the ads have audio now; you have to turn your sound off or be interrupted by some audio commercial. I don't mind some photo type ads that do not interfere with visual/sound, but I do not like trying to read a poem and have some stupid ad blaring in my ears.

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/17/2014 3:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I haven't had the sound on in years! LOL
  1. Date: 7/17/2014 12:42:00 PM
    I am with you all the way oh cool one xx

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  1. Date: 7/17/2014 12:04:00 PM
    Man Bob I have attention deficient as it is LOL all these flashing ad's grrr

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  1. Date: 7/17/2014 10:00:00 AM
    Irritating blue banner across bottom of my page! It has an -X- in the top right corner but clicking it does nothing to remove the add! I have done so dozens of times on numerous visits!

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 7/17/2014 12:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    me too ! maybe someone techno can tell us how to gee it off!!!
  1. Date: 7/17/2014 8:40:00 AM
    Rant away, Debbie. I still don't know how to do stuff here. :( Yes...the spaces ARE getting smaller...I hope your voice is hear. BTW...I hear you are just lighting up the sky with your writes...being published and all. Proud of you. Hugs

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