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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
    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 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 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

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
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,
3/22/2017 A sleepy springtime morning Rhymegood morning,
3/21/2017 The beauty in these words Rhymebeauty,good night,
3/21/2017 In the corner - nonsense nursery rhyme Rhymefun,humor,
3/21/2017 Thoughts of you Rhymebeauty,love,
3/21/2017 Smiling in dawn's desires Free versegood morning,
3/20/2017 Will you love me this evening Rhymegood night,love,romance,
3/20/2017 Spring is coming soon Acrosticspring,
3/20/2017 Springtime sings Rhymespring,
3/20/2017 One single dish, one single pea - Dr Seuss contest inspired Rhymefood,fun,humor,
3/20/2017 Beneath the covers Free versegood morning,
3/10/2017 The dawning of love Rhymelove,night,
3/10/2017 Poetry is my insanity Free verseimagination,
3/10/2017 Watercolor morning - once more Free versegood morning,
3/9/2017 Whispers in the distance Rhymegood night,
3/9/2017 The long and short of it Rhymefriendship,poetry,poets,
3/9/2017 The Dog, the Pig and the Cat Rhymefriendship,
3/9/2017 Time Disappears Rhymegood morning,
3/8/2017 Beneath this soft dark silent sky Free versegood night,
3/8/2017 Wonderful world, beautiful love Rhymebeautiful,love,
3/8/2017 Vegetables have feelings too Rhymefun,garden,love,
3/8/2017 Lonely beach Rhymegood morning,
3/7/2017 I'll not see any stars this night Rhymegood night,heartbroken,
3/7/2017 Forbidden nights Free verselost love,sad,
3/7/2017 Heart beat desires Free versedance,love,music,
3/7/2017 My pen pleads Free verselonging,writing,
3/7/2017 Dawning Desires Free versegood morning,sensual,
3/6/2017 Whisper hello to the night Rhymegood night,
3/6/2017 Hillary's bloomers Limerickfunny,political,
3/6/2017 Where I'd rather not be Rhymefun,imagination,
3/6/2017 Any given morning Rhymegood morning,
3/3/2017 To become one Free versegood night,
3/3/2017 Just Chris Rhymefriendship,life,
3/3/2017 Making sweet love in the forest - poetic thirst Free versefun,nature,sexy,
3/3/2017 Sometimes you just don't belong Free verseallusion,fear,lonely,love
3/3/2017 Perfect beauty Free versebeauty,good morning,
3/2/2017 Hoping constellations Free versegood night,missing you,
3/2/2017 Penny thoughts Free versechange,
3/2/2017 it had already been written Free versebeauty,poetry,
3/2/2017 UNSUPPORTED CODE Rhymesometimes,
3/2/2017 Desirable dawn Free versegood morning,
2/27/2017 The Wedding Cake Rhymehumor,wedding,
2/27/2017 Till I'm with you Rhymegood morning,
2/24/2017 This evening called passion Free versegood night,passion,sensua
2/24/2017 And here you come Lyriclove,music,
2/24/2017 Altered love Rhymelove,
2/24/2017 Meanwhile, back at the chicken coop Free versenonsense,
2/24/2017 Just a little bit of sugar Rhymehumor,
2/24/2017 While Sleeping Free versegood morning,
2/23/2017 At the edge of the world Free versedesire,good night,sunset,
2/23/2017 he loves you Free verselove,
2/23/2017 One night this darkness - A Collaboration with Darren White Free versedark,loneliness,perspecti
2/23/2017 Out of ink Rhymeheartbroken,loneliness,po
2/23/2017 Sweet Dawn Kisses Free versegood morning,
2/22/2017 Island paradise Rhymegood night,
2/22/2017 Shimmered in daydreams Free versebeautiful,dream,
2/22/2017 A Tear Drop on a Rose Rhymegrief,heartbreak,loss,sad
2/22/2017 The lyrics of your love Free versegood morning,
2/21/2017 If you were mine Free versedream,love,romance,
2/21/2017 Anywhere if I'm with you Sonnetadventure,travel,
2/21/2017 Black and White - White and Black Acrosticpeace,prejudice,
2/21/2017 Triad in 7 beats Versemorning,
2/21/2017 Gulp Rhymefear,fun,
2/21/2017 Wonderful Dawn Rhymegood morning,
2/17/2017 Filled with our enchanting love Rhymegood night,love,sensual,
2/17/2017 This February Night Rhymemissing you,
2/17/2017 Low tide Free verselife,ocean,
2/17/2017 Sunday Morning - me singing - Lyricimagery,inspirational,
2/17/2017 Invisible Rhymelife,
2/17/2017 Always Free versegood morning,
2/16/2017 Sharing our dreams Rhymegood night,
2/16/2017 Wildflowers weep - Butterflies sleep Free verseheartbroken,sad,
2/16/2017 Swimming in sarcastic seas Free versepoetry,
2/16/2017 We were poetry Free verseheartbreak,sad,
2/16/2017 Invisible Pigeons Free verseage,life,loneliness,
2/16/2017 Symphony to a new day Free versegood morning,
2/15/2017 Drifting Soft Rhymegood night,
2/15/2017 Tear Drop Wishes Free versefantasy,friendship,
2/15/2017 Beneath the lies Free verseconfusion,
2/15/2017 More beautiful than all Rhymebeautiful,
2/15/2017 Towards a distant horizon Free versegood morning,
2/14/2017 Across Symphonic Seas Rhymegood night,
2/14/2017 Much better places Free verseanger,emotions,
2/14/2017 Baseball and beer and a beautiful woman Rhymebaseball,love,
2/14/2017 Forever be Rhymevalentines day,
2/14/2017 Morning Song Free versegood morning,
2/13/2017 Opal Stars, Velvet Dreams Rhymegood night,
2/13/2017 Why Lyricdance,sad,
2/13/2017 A long, long time ago on a cold winter's night Rhymefantasy,friendship,
2/13/2017 The best part Free versegood morning,
2/8/2017 Forever lost Rhymelost,
2/8/2017 I don't want it anymore Free verseheartbroken,
2/8/2017 Emerald shades Rhymegood morning,
2/7/2017 for days unending and hours slow Free versegood night,
2/7/2017 Stepping through time Rhymedance,
2/7/2017 Towards the tree line Free verseheartbroken,
2/7/2017 I don't write poetry Coupletheart,poetry,

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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

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