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Jack Ellison is a retired graphic designer whose interests and hobbies have varied greatly over the years.


At different times in his life...

• he has designed and marketed board games


• played banjo in a successful folk group


• drawn approximately 1,200 portraits of famous people including 5 U.S. Presidents and had them autographed through the mail


• has played chess worldwide over the internet (usually 30 to 40 games simultaneously)


• is currently the layout artist and publisher of a quarterly community newsletter


• now an enthusiastic and aspiring poet



A request...


Blog Posted:10/10/2012 10:06:00 AM
Love all the changes that have recently been made to the Soup! Kudos!
However, may I make one suggestion.
After viewing "My Poems" page, most of the time I would like to go directly to "My Comments InBox" but it takes me to "My Soup Mail" page first.
I would appreciate it if these two were reversed therefore eliminating the extra click.
Many thanks, people, for a great site!
Cheers, Jack

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  1. Date: 10/17/2012 5:08:00 AM
    Jack, I am unable to respond to your soupmail-Error message comes up and my reply not able to reach you . I will delete and can you send me another soup mail? Sue

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  1. Date: 10/15/2012 2:51:00 PM
    Jack, You and me both Graphic designers? Can't believe it-or I guess I can!

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    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/16/2012 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Okay this is getting spookier by the minute! Ended up as a freelancer for about 30 years under the name Ellison Graphics Inc. Most of those years, I worked with a couple of different design houses on a retainer type basis... the best of both worlds! (cont'd)
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/16/2012 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sadly I had to retire when the last studio I worked with was bought out and I was out. I was 75 so I guess it was time! Tell me your story... hugs, and much love, Jack
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 3:08:00 PM
    Oh boy hmmm LOL we'll see aye? XXOO

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  1. Date: 10/10/2012 2:21:00 PM
    I feel the same. Anyway, if you read my blog I did last week on this topic, you can find an easier way to get quickly back to your comments by using your right click on the mouse.

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/10/2012 11:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    dang, that 's too bad!!
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/10/2012 2:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm a Mac user and us guys don't have a "right click" button on the Apple mouse. Maybe there's another way... I'll keep searching! Thanks Andrea!
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 1:23:00 PM
    PS. to get messages to Team Poetry go to the Contact US at the bottom of the page. They don't always read the blogs... they told me.

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    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/10/2012 2:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wanted to see what kind of reaction from other members before sending it to Team Poetry. Thanks dear friend... Jack
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 1:20:00 PM
    Hey! Jack! You got a membership with Blog ability and every thing... So Cool! Your bio is very interesting... so many don't have any. Mine would be boring. A tremendous picture of you by the way! What! No birthdate? Shame on you. I hope to be able to read more of your blogs. Will you be putting on contests, too? your friend. Carol

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    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/10/2012 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm a very young 77! LOL And you? or is it not nice to ask a lady her age? You can always lie! I'm the publishers of our quarterly newsletter and one of the features is to interview a neighbour and ask them to tell their life story. Their immediate reaction is the same as yours... my life is not very interesting! Everyone's life is interesting! (to be continued)
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/10/2012 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Not thinking of putting on any contests... maybe some time down the road! I enjoy our little chit chat so much... hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 1:00:00 PM
    It's just one click!!! : )

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    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/10/2012 1:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    One click too many! It's making me and pd crazy! LOL
    A   Avatar Poet Destroyer A Date: 10/10/2012 1:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    CLICK, CLICK, CLICK....LOL
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 12:45:00 PM
    Why when I want to make comment on New poems by New poets can I not get back with out clicking the formentioned tab.

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 10/10/2012 2:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Michael, you should scroll down to my last blog. It's all explained how you can do it without clicking so much.
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/10/2012 12:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, something else... going back sometimes doesn't take you back to the previous page!
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 12:10:00 PM
    I check my mailo (hopefully) every day. I do nor care where the tab is, as I use both.

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    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/10/2012 12:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Just means an extra click for me. Very seldom use Soup mail
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 11:55:00 AM
    Jack, I agree with you, all this clicking makes me not want to click any more.. Anyways~ no one understands, all they know how to do is follow.. xox~pd

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    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/10/2012 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There's enough clicking... don't need extra! Hugs, Jack
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 11:21:00 AM
    I agree with you I rarely check my mail. We premium members should get a little more consideration on this.

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    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/10/2012 12:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oops the last was meant for Suzette! Sorry!
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/10/2012 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If they were reversed, I don't think the newbies would miss the mail. Hugs and happy thoughts, Jack
    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/10/2012 11:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thems are my sentiments even though I've only been a Souper for a couple of months! Cheers
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 10:13:00 AM
    Hallo, Jack. It took me a while to get used to it as well. However, I am in agreement with soup. Not many new comers know to check their soup mail regularly. This way, one will see the inbox for the soup mail first. Love, Su

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    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 10/10/2012 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    If they were reversed, I don't think the newbies would miss the mail. Hugs and happy thoughts, Jack

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