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Blog Posted:4/23/2012 12:08:00 PM
We finally had a chance to look at some of the blogs. However, we are confused. Why are there sqabbles on a Poetry website? It looks like a lot of these are being settled, but it still doesn't make much sense. You read the poetry or poets you like, you write poetry, and you receive or post comments. Seems simple. How do you squabble on a poetry website?

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 7:10:00 PM
    Thanks, that's cool. Hope you didn't take my comment (which I removed) as a complaint. I appreciate too much what you do.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 6:41:00 PM
    @Charles - we have to recode this page and not use iframes. It may take a while though.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 6:31:00 PM
    Concerning the word "blog". When I first got on the computer I wondered where the name Blog came from. I searched and found at that time it meant "Bitch log". Over time the acronym was mistaken for the contraction of web log (we blog)and hence a nicer name for the same old thing. With its background as a "bitch log" It is no wonder that when we post private thoughts publicly they are going to get skewed when they are a couple of generations old and that is not good for anyone. Sort of like the old game of "gossip" which demonstrates aptly what happens when person pass on information and do not adequately express themselve, thereby distorting the facts. So, much better for two persons to sort out differences privately, and if they can't because of blocking- - well that's life. Just suck it up and let it go. After all no complaint is life or death. But, with the history of "blog" - - go figure ! If something does go sour.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 5:34:00 PM
    Thank you Team Poetry Soup for putting both books on the onlinebookstore. :•) Michael

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 5:11:00 PM
    Yes Catie, I emailed exactly what they wanted and they confirmed it was intact. But now it's 6 weeks later and nothing. Today I emailed info for my second book. I don't understand why they don't answer my emails that's why I'm commenting on the blog and yet still no response. I'm confused. Hugs Catie Michael

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 4:58:00 PM
    Please. Michael, I understand your frustration, are you absolutely sure your books have not been put in the bookstore? did you email the soup those links where your books can be purchased online? Hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 2:57:00 PM
    Well Arild and Catie, good stuff. But I have to wonder why aren't my blog comments answered ??? It's insulting that not one response from an email or blog comment like below is even answered and before anyone asks I tried to do this in private by email. June 1st my prem membership is up and $35 is due, not sure what I will do if I'm not at least acknolleged as a member.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 1:26:00 PM
    @TPS,you`re right.You do have alot of students.But usually commotion in the blogs,which I belive is the case here-,is about 2-maximum 3 blogs.Can`t be that hard to be a little more "aggressive" in removing blogs of this nature.And yes,I always take the high road.But thanks for the hint,though:-)

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 12:45:00 PM
    excellent choice! Hugs, catie :)

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 12:37:00 PM
    We also see that some people make personal differences public (That's what Soup Mail is for). We are going to be a little more aggressive in removing blogs of this nature. We want people to focus on POETRY.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 12:33:00 PM
    @Catie - That's always a GREAT approach to take.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 12:29:00 PM
    @Arid - that's a tough one. This "principal" has 17000+ students (members). :-). I really think it comes from the members; our willingness to treat people they way WE want to be treated. Also, it takes two to tango. A person can't have a squabble with him/herself. Take the high road.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 11:45:00 AM
    @TPS.How you deal with the fact that Soupers are leaving this site from time to time,determines if this will remain a "haven" or not.I know its not possible for you guys to enter and comment to each blog which is being posted here,but since you after all are the principal at this school..actions should be taken before member(s)finally decides to leave.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 10:40:00 AM
    I've argued with some poets here and have always enjoyed the jabbereing back and forth. We've done so I believe with a mutual respect. I'm not always politically correct and hope I never become so. Lately what I see are attacks on people and it is becoming ridiculous. We've never had it on the Soup with the exception of one or two with obvious personal problems and admin has taken care of those. Sarcasm, unthinking remarks and innuendo seem to be the themes through most of this. We've lost a few excellent poets over the last two years. I just hope they weren't chased by what they've seen brewing here.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 10:39:00 AM
    Which is aggravating to me is how I can't get a response either on this blog or by email. Yet I have praised this site in 3 newspapers in NY and at each of my book signings I have stirred other poets to join. Sorry to vent but it's very frustrating not seeing my books with the rest of the soup poets. Michael

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 10:37:00 AM
    I believe the problem is often misconception, we sometimes take offense where no offense was intended. Why not just believe the best in each other? Love to all, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 10:04:00 AM
    ego

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 9:55:00 AM
    Many hypocrites on this site. Its nice one can join the gang and spew out the cruelty through repulsive hate and still act innocent. Poetry Soup :-) it seems as if you tickled everyone, especially me. nice blog' thank you for the freedom of speech. Not even Mrs. Barrianna removed her account as she left us. Something fishy is going on :-)

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 7:27:00 AM
    Hey Tracie, nice to see those big blue eyes again...love David

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 4:50:00 AM
    You don't squabble on poetry sites but you also don't sit there and let your name be dragged through the mud and be accused of being a thief without saying something back, I think I did the best thing I could do to settle this constant attacking by leaving and letting the dust settle so others can enjoy their soup time, As you have only just had time to read the blogs you would have only read the altered one's not the personal attack that started it. But enough of that depressing shit..I really just wanted to say I have really enjoyed being here on soup and I've loved learning all the new forms I hadn't even heard of before joining..And the people (most) are incredible I have met so many people that I consider to be brilliant friends, people I wouldn't of met if not for soup, So a big thank you from me for that.. Tracie xxx

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  1. Date: 4/24/2012 12:32:00 AM
    hey TPS while you are here, can we have more forms of poetry and different catagories, they are quite limited...David

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  1. Date: 4/23/2012 8:41:00 PM
    Some kids play ruff....

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  1. Date: 4/23/2012 8:36:00 PM
    Oh...my....

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  1. Date: 4/23/2012 8:03:00 PM
    "How do you squabble on a poetry website?" - with no rhyme or reason.

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  1. Date: 4/23/2012 7:13:00 PM
    Hmm most of the time I don't even KNOW who's squabbling with who? There have been times when folks got upset with me for commenting with an actual critique on the verse? And once because I said as a child I liked a Golden Book which is now seen as racist? BUT what Chris said it RIGHT..when in doubt just write a personal soup mail and straighten it out there!I'm very happy now most folks know me enough to realize I have no intent to harm [and are a bit unsure of what would happen if I did? LOL- which helps to keep me safe?]

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  1. Date: 4/23/2012 6:50:00 PM
    Carolyn do you have your soup mail turned off. i do not see a link to it. To post a picture try this. Make sure you have the blog screen up (open). Click the minus(top right han corner of screen) and bring it to the bottom of your computer. Find the picture you want to move. Right click within the body of the photo. A menu comes up to show you what you can do. Left click on copy. Bring the blog screen back up from the bottom and put the curser within the typing area. Right click there and from the menu which comes up left click "paste". The picture should go into the blog area and you can grab the little tabs on the corners and side to change size. But try to keep the change the same up and down as side ways or your picture will get too long or too high.(proportionally) This also works within the post a poem box.

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  1. Date: 4/23/2012 6:05:00 PM
    Sometimes I squabble 'cause I'm PMS. Sometimes I squabble because I feel like someone's being bullied and I hate that. Most of the times, tho, when I'm called out for squabbling, I had no intent to cause a ruckus. Go figure...... namaste~N

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  1. Date: 4/23/2012 5:24:00 PM
    Nicely said TPS. Michael

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  1. Date: 4/23/2012 5:01:00 PM
    @Chris, I think you are closest to the truth. "I don't find it strange, because this site is a micro-cosm of the greater world." We were hoping that The Soup would be a haven from the "world's" social turmoil. Let's keep trying Soupers!!!

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  1. Date: 4/23/2012 3:53:00 PM
    See, this is what I call customer service..A big hug to YOU, PS for posting this blog and checking the pulse of your PEEPS...This made my day, as I want to have easy access to purchase books written by my poetry soup friends. I too am having difficulty posting photos like my dear friend Carolyn...Will you let us know what is being done to help in these areas? ...(Can I secretly call you OZ too?) All in good humor! Have a great week! Gwendolen

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