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  1. Date: 3/21/2017 4:54:00 AM
    Arthur, it is nice to see you engaging The Beautiful People again. It is not the twisting & spinning that surprises me, but the number of their pawns that buy it, though a few have woken up to realize that the shower is ‘golden’.

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  1. Date: 3/21/2017 12:45:00 AM
    Now Chris, is this a person you wish to hitch your wagon too? that says a lot right there, so far you have written mean posts on a woman's blogs and deleted them, this again is the mind set of a troll, Ruben has insulted and attacked many here, funny you all dont write poetry.

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  1. Date: 3/20/2017 11:26:00 PM
    @Chris and Warren: Im sorry for the comments this "guy" made write. They're completely out of topic. Let me know if you want me to delete them, although I can't remove those written as replies. You can block me momentarily and they will be disappear.

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  1. Date: 3/20/2017 11:26:00 PM
    Hi Chris and Darren, You guys did a great thing for the new poets. So bravo to you guys for wanting to build community and reach out to the new poets. But all of this other negativity on this blog saddens me- Alexis

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  1. Date: 3/20/2017 9:51:00 PM
    : DD!! Hi, Chris (and Warren). I don't know why I click on this blog but Im LMAO! Look at our Tom!! Hilarious! @Jan: I don't like your remarks about blogs, it sounds "resented." Blogs are blogs, whether you like them or not, they're a way to express ourselves in a more "real" way. Generalizations are never good, you should know that. We're all different and we should be able to accept each other. For example: you might love to read blogs were every single comment states the same: happy b-day, while I prefer the Pub's meetings where we can talk about poetry (I dont remember seeing you in one of them, by the way) -->

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  1. Date: 3/20/2017 6:40:00 PM
    I tried to nudge TPS into creating a video with one of those traveling arrows to REALLY show new members the ins and outs of Soup. It was a no go. My first and foremost thing to say to newbies is that Soup is a community that encourages artistic growth and that they should expect some comments may reflect true poetic discussion, words of encouragement, of course, but also suggestions on how their poetry can be improved. I've done this with newcomers and received many genuine "thanks!" And I don't mean 'wallop' them with a big ole ugly "if you can't take the heat get out of the kitchen' crap. I mean a "I really like this about your poetry. Would you like to hear a suggestion I have?"

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  1. Date: 3/20/2017 6:21:00 PM
    My biggest pet peeve here is the reply button on comments. Before that dumb thing, people HAD to go to you to talk to YOU. When they changed to the reply button, the replies like "thanks for your comment" were so many that they were crowding out the space in my emails, and I had to cancel notification by Soup of any comment or replies to comments at all. I just always come now directly to my inbox when I log on and I see all the comments I got from there. I rarely see replies people have made to me at THEIR poems so they are talking to the air. Sometimes I'll put replies to people's comments just for the fun of it, but not normally. I would prefer it be GONE. It downgrades participation

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  1. Date: 3/20/2017 4:10:00 PM
    Great blog! Great idea. I think they should be informed on Soup etiquette! When I first got here...I was so excited that I had finally found a place to showcase my work that I tried to post as many poems as possible! i didn't know that could be frustrating for some people. I think it's good for newbies to know the "acceptable" number of poems to post a day. This has been discussed before, hence, the quotation marks. ;)

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  1. Date: 3/20/2017 3:41:00 PM
    I agree with these points. But I can't stay here any more to say anything. Great idea for having others give their own feedback here.

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  1. Date: 3/20/2017 1:43:00 PM
    Strictly tongue in cheek - I would advise them not to read the blogs!

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  1. Date: 3/20/2017 12:07:00 PM
    Read jans limericks for a laugh

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  1. Date: 3/20/2017 12:05:00 PM
    Maybe we can start a mentor program where a few names can be given for questions on site use

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  1. Date: 3/20/2017 12:02:00 PM
    I have noticed many new poets have trouble with choosing the correct form since many other sites don't require that information...Maybe on the submit poem page there can be a box to check if you are not sure of the form.

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  1. Date: 3/20/2017 11:04:00 AM
    Re soupmail.I am not as young anymore..And becoming forgetful..I wish..We could be able to save past soupmail conversations...or have the choice of deleting it as we wish.Sometimes I forward a soupmail..and till the other replies..I forget what I asked...So that would be great too.Saying this Tps did work hard jn these eight yrs I ve been here..so many great changes have been done..but we can always improve.

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  1. Date: 3/20/2017 10:57:00 AM
    Chris..Your suggestions listed above would have made me feel less lost...So good points.Maybe tps can send a Welcome message to every member who joins..and explain all the stated above in the welcome message .

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  1. Date: 3/20/2017 10:40:00 AM
    there is really no substitute guys for new poets getting actively involved in the community. commenting on other's poems, visiting and commenting on blogs like this one, being open to constructive criticism. your suggestions above are in line with this and frankly, should be common sense. most who join up here are social media savvy and should already know these basics.

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My Past Blog Posts

Thank you Poetrysoup for making me feel so popular
Date Posted: 4/21/2017 1:36:00 PM
Site freezing up
Date Posted: 4/13/2017 5:03:00 PM
Trolls on Soup
Date Posted: 3/7/2017 8:18:00 AM
New poets - No comments
Date Posted: 2/15/2017 9:21:00 AM
Speed limit change?
Date Posted: 1/27/2017 7:56:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
4/25/2017 Before it's too late Free versedark,
4/25/2017 Musical nonsense - purging thoughts Rhymemusic,nonsense,
4/25/2017 Dawn is more than what it seems Rhymegood morning,
4/24/2017 Whispers of Sunset Rhymegood night,
4/24/2017 Saint of Lust Rhymedark,night,sensual,
4/24/2017 Fortress Free versedevotion,love,
4/24/2017 Hibiscus Sunrise Free versegood morning,
4/21/2017 Ocean's Melodic Dream Free versebeach,love,ocean,
4/21/2017 Jupiter Findings Free verselove,ocean,sea,
4/21/2017 Sepia Dreams Free verselove,miss you,missing,
4/21/2017 Slow hand Free verselove,sensual,
4/21/2017 Windswept Dreams Free versegood morning,
4/20/2017 Symphony of fire Free versegood night,
4/20/2017 It can't be art Rhymeangst,
4/20/2017 Pine needle ashes in reruns Free verseheartbreak,loneliness,
4/20/2017 A Rainy Morning Free versegood morning,
4/19/2017 Leaving footprints Free versegood night,
4/19/2017 Tanned skin and sea breeze kisses Free versebeach,love,ocean,
4/19/2017 There for you Rhymelove,
4/19/2017 Wishing you were wishing Rhymegood morning,
4/18/2017 Of you, this my journey Rhymegood night,
4/18/2017 A Butterfly's Tear Drop Rhymebutterfly,sad,
4/18/2017 Hoping the flowers bloom Free verseflower,garden,love,
4/18/2017 Because you are mine Rhymegood morning,
4/17/2017 Closer still Rhymegood night,
4/17/2017 It don't really matter Rhymefun,humor,love,
4/17/2017 Whisper hello to the morning Rhymegood morning,
4/14/2017 The true magic of the evening Free versegood night,
4/14/2017 Dreams Rhymedream,
4/14/2017 And then Rhymelove,
4/14/2017 These Daydreams Rhymedream,fun,happy,love,
4/14/2017 Sent with love Rhymegood morning,
4/13/2017 And as night descends Free versegood night,
4/13/2017 Some words Rhymefun,poetry,words,
4/13/2017 Hey shadow Versefun,
4/13/2017 Anytime I want to Free verselove,poetry,
4/13/2017 Sunrise Smile Free versegood morning,
4/12/2017 Lullaby in the Key of Dreams Free versegood night,
4/12/2017 No doubt Rhymelove,poetry,
4/12/2017 Right before my eyes Free versegood morning,
4/11/2017 The perfect love of you Rhymegood night,
4/11/2017 believe Rhymedream,
4/11/2017 To love you Free versegood morning,
4/10/2017 Poetic daydreams Free versegood night,
4/10/2017 All over again Rhymegood morning,
4/7/2017 Infinite Universe Free versegood night,
4/7/2017 A Poem of Sex Rhymelove,sensual,sexy,
4/7/2017 Brain strain - A kitchen adventure Free verseimagination,
4/7/2017 East to West - and back again Free versegood morning,
4/6/2017 On wings of mystic endeavors Free versegood night,
4/6/2017 Thinking out loud Rhymelove,
4/6/2017 Someone said, Hey Christopher Rhymehumor,life,love,
4/6/2017 Appears to me Rhymegood morning,
4/5/2017 Forever lost Free versegood night,
4/5/2017 An angel whispers in my ear Rhymeangel,love,
4/5/2017 Winged Workout Free versebutterfly,kiss,love,
4/5/2017 The perfect way Free versegood morning,
4/4/2017 Here on this beach Rhymegood night,
4/4/2017 fly Concretefriendship,
4/4/2017 Your Favorite Song - You and Me Free verselove,music,
4/4/2017 Cold cereal, hot morning Free versegood morning,
4/3/2017 Midsummer's eve Rhymegood night,
4/3/2017 Glowing pendant Free verselove,
4/3/2017 Sweeter than Lilac Kisses Free versegood morning,
3/31/2017 The lips that I love Rhymegood night,kiss,
3/31/2017 Midst fielded bloom Rhymelove,
3/31/2017 Always your love Rhymelove,
3/31/2017 Outside the lines Free verselove,poetry,
3/31/2017 The naked truth - sequel sequel Limerickhumor,
3/31/2017 And the colored girls sing Free versemusic,tribute,
3/31/2017 Awaiting your smile Free versegood morning,
3/30/2017 Seafoam dreams Rhymegood night,
3/30/2017 I crawl through the thicket Rhymelove,
3/30/2017 She loves me, she loves me not Free verseflower,love,
3/30/2017 Sunrise of your love Free versegood morning,
3/29/2017 All alone this evening Rhymegood night,
3/29/2017 Don't you cry tonight Free versecry,emotions,feelings,
3/29/2017 The daffodils cried Rhymefriend,hurt,sad,sorry,
3/29/2017 Within this garden Rhymeflower,garden,love,
3/29/2017 All in the glow Rhymegood morning,love,
3/28/2017 So she will know Rhymegood night,
3/28/2017 Simple short phrases Free verselove,words,
3/28/2017 Castaway love Rhymelost love,ocean,
3/28/2017 Yesterday Rhymegood morning,
3/27/2017 Until you Rhymegood night,
3/27/2017 Leaving Shadows Free verseloss,
3/27/2017 O'er the seas an angel wishes Rhymebeauty,ocean,
3/27/2017 All over again Free versegood morning,
3/24/2017 Midnight Celestial Kiss Free versegood night,love,
3/24/2017 UNSHACKLE MY VERSE Rhymefun,
3/24/2017 Burned out dreams Coupletlost love,
3/24/2017 But if you try sometimes Rhymeimagination,music,
3/24/2017 Fruitful day Free versegood morning,
3/23/2017 Searching fireflies Rhymegood night,
3/23/2017 She liked picking flowers, I liked growing them Rhymeflower,fun,garden,spring,
3/23/2017 Never-ending Free versegood morning,
3/22/2017 Lost together Rhymegood night,
3/22/2017 A new day, a new world, a new tomorrow Free verselost,love,trust,
3/22/2017 Dust settles Free versemissing you,
3/22/2017 Slithering distractions Rhymemountains,

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Fav Poems

Fleeting Dreams Free verseabsence,dream,fantasy,
If I Could Quatrainloneliness,
My Artisan Memory Rhymeart,beautiful,woman,
The Blue Collar Guy Free versefantasy,poverty,
When First Magnolia Blooms Free verseabsence,
Goodnight Soupers - for Chris Green Lyricencouraging,friend,friend
Love me in Black and White Lyriclove,music,race,romantic,

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