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Blog Posted:1/15/2013 2:12:00 PM
Please poets, keep your spats private. PoetrySoup is not the place to make disagreements public (Not sure there is a place for that). This is a poetry website, not a Soap Opera.

While we respect our Poets' freedom of expression, there are certain subjects and content that will not be allowed on PoetrySoup. Posting poems containing this content will result in deletion of your poetry and possible membership suspension for repeat offenders. Examples of unacceptable content or subjects are:
  • Sexually Explicit (X-Rated) Language
  • Profanity (Curse Words or Abbreviated Curse Words)
  • Nasty Comments (E.g. "This is CRAP!!!")
  • Occultism
  • Vulgarity
  • Personal Attacks, Battles, or Slamming Soup Members (Do not use a member's name in poems or comments - unless it is positive!!!)
  • Hateful Expressions (E.g. "I should have killed her")
  • Racism
(Romans 12:17) . . .Return evil for evil to no one. Provide fine things in the sight of all men.

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Date: 1/17/2013 6:18:00 PM
Great post TPS..Sara
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Team PoetrySoup
Date: 5/9/2013 12:23:00 PM
Date: 1/16/2013 10:51:00 AM
i joined soup a year strangers welcomed me ,gave me positive feedback....i felt this site was a heaven for budding poets like me....but in these past some days i feel that this heaven has been smwhat messed up...but i have strong faith in all the ppl here...we will clean up the mess soon and thanks TPS for helping... :)
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Date: 1/16/2013 9:48:00 AM
DRAMA! DRAMA! DRAMA! Here At Poetry Soup! There's so much friggin drama that I can't stay in the loop. This one's mad at that one and that one's mad at you. I tell you, There's Sooooooo Much Friggin Drama Here At Poetry Soup!
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James Fraser
Date: 1/16/2013 1:08:00 PM
Nice writing Billy :)
Date: 1/16/2013 9:30:00 AM
I love what James Fraser said in his comment........very sensible! I agree, James. Are we not grown ups?? Sometimes it is more like being back in middle school to see Soupers swinging mud back and forth. Happens much too often.
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Date: 1/16/2013 3:17:00 AM
Dang!! i missed it, can you all start again :D xxx
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Date: 1/15/2013 9:01:00 PM
it is funny how poet spat every where you go.....and still claim they are only sharing opinions ... Talk about "DIRTY"..
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Date: 1/15/2013 8:25:00 PM
Chris, that brings up a whole range of euphemisms about poetry soap. Put your reputation on the line. Throw your muse out with the wash. Air your smelly words. Keep your poetry clean. Give me a few more Ruben. I have several more but I know you are itching to wash your mouth out with the soap.
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Cyndi MacMillan
Date: 1/15/2013 8:58:00 PM
Sounds a wee flaky to me. ;-) Sorry. HAD TO.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 1/15/2013 8:32:00 PM
Ha! Chas, I just used the: "wash out your mouth with soap" euphemism, below! Ja, that's why I am so clean(*snicker*)....there are so many 'soap dispensers' on this site :D
Date: 1/15/2013 6:54:00 PM
When I first joined PS, someone welcomed me with: "Welcome to PoetrySoap!" The person had mis-spelled "Soup" I was under the impression that the site was sort of a Soap Opera for poets to tangle and vent a bit. I began welcoming newcomers with: "Welcome to PoetrySoap, I hope these will be The Days of Your Life, a Guiding Light, and like a General Hospital for your soul to recover in!" -- until another member contacted me to explain the proper spelling. Up until then I didn't realize this was a poetry site....actually, many times I still forget when checking out the blogs.
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Shaz Cheesman
Date: 1/18/2013 5:05:00 PM
As always........highly amusing Chris/Ruben :D
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Cyndi MacMillan
Date: 1/15/2013 9:01:00 PM
Poetry Soap, hmm.... lol... sounds kinda kinky... like a roman bath? Don't drop the... oops... lol... A new logo... Poetry Soap, slippery when wet? Gutter mind <---me. Winter. Does it to me every time. Hope you're well, Chris.
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Chris D. Aechtner
Date: 1/15/2013 8:27:00 PM
Ruben, my friend, I don't know wot happened, but will it help if I take the blame? I suppose that I can take the blame....why not!? Hey, wot is this blog, some sort of 'Soap-Chat'?(wot sort of soap opera happened recently? Was I inadvertently involved? J/K :P) ~~Now why dun you washah your mouf owt wif sum Soap!
Date: 1/15/2013 4:39:00 PM
Lets get on with the poetry. We know the rules.
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Date: 1/15/2013 3:35:00 PM
Isn't there enough trouble/s in this fantastic world without having to add to them here. C'mon poets, let your words do the talking within the rules, and allow common sense to adhere to these rules and ALLOW poetry to be the winner. Not I'm better than you, or what ever ridiculous policies that have become apparent. Let us adults stand up and be counted, and allow the children on the Soup, to learn from us adults. I rest my case, forever :)
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 1/18/2013 9:13:00 AM
I agree with you semaj
Date: 1/15/2013 3:26:00 PM
and if you please can read my newest soup-mail... and give me an answer... thank you so much... PD
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Date: 1/15/2013 3:15:00 PM
Thank you soup, I really did not want to post the blog I had up.. I am glad you removed the blog :-)... I was just fed up :-( that was all.... I do not like others to spat me out of--------- well I'm not gonna finish that. Really thank you.
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Date: 1/15/2013 2:43:00 PM
•Sexually Explicit (X-Rated) Language •Personal Attacks, Battles, or Slamming Soup Members (Do not use a member's name in poems or comments - unless it is positive!!!) "•Profanity (Curse Words or Abbreviated Curse Words) •Nasty Comments (E.g. "This is CRAP!!!") •Vulgarity •Hateful Expressions (E.g. "I should have killed her") •Racism" as per your home page. Er, Occultism??? What do you see as occult and what occult poetry would you delete? I find it odd that you would disallow poetry that may be considered occult & yet allow poetry that is violence inspired --- bang bang, I shot her down.... and as far as spats go, its part of being human and (unfortunately) some PROVOKE intentionally.
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Date: 1/15/2013 3:27:00 PM
i like your comment Cyndi
Date: 1/15/2013 2:35:00 PM
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Team PoetrySoup
Date: 5/9/2013 12:18:00 PM
Date: 1/15/2013 2:25:00 PM
This is a pleasure to read.
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Date: 1/15/2013 2:17:00 PM
Thank you poetry soup!!!
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