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I am an International Man of Mystery - born in Trinidad, raised in New Zealand, and living in Australia. My earliest influences lyrically were those of the Calypsonians of the 1960s, the greatest being old Birdie himself the Mighty Sparrow as well as the joyful songs of The Merrymen. Later in my teens I was struck by the power of words and language from the mercurial pen of Bob Dylan. The first poem I ever wrote was in 1975 at the age of 14 for a class assignment. I copied the lyrics from the Pink Floyd song "Money" and got a great mark from my teacher, Mrs Laird. She congratulated me on my effort and creativity (something I possessed very little of in school) and so I eventually came clean and had to re-write it. She did commend me on my honesty and choice of lyric though and did what good teachers do...engage and encourage. It could have been worse - I nearly chose a Frank Zappa song that would have been highly inappropriate! My poetry is very much like me - a work in progress! I often revisit and revise my catalogue as I grow as a writer and am grateful for any constructive advice. The real writer and talent in my family is my wife who is more an author than a poet, but she is far too sensible to bare her soul to the world. I, however, am not! I love my golf, my cricket and my Rugby League (that's a similar sport to Rugby for all my non-European/Australasian readers) and support Russell Crowe's team, the mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs and the North Queensland Cowboys in the Australian NRL (National Rugby League). Go the Bunnies and go the Cowboys!


GOT SOMETHING YOU WANNA GET OFF YOUR CHEST?

Blog Posted:10/10/2019 9:12:00 PM

 

As the tectonic plates beneath the Soup continue to shift I thought I'd ask my fellow Soupers just what it is that shakes you up.

 

  • You might have an issue with this site and suggest how it can be improved?
  • You might have a personal dilemma you're struggling with and need some advice?
  • You might like to volunteer some commentary on things in general?
  • Or shed some light on something...

 

For instance say...

  • Is Joachim Pheonix your favourite Joker? If not, who is?
  • Is it right that the most divisive little girl in the world be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize?
  • If my best friend's wife cheated on him in a moment of weakness do I tell him or her? Would you want to know?
  • Is it wrong to collect the morning newspaper in my Y Fronts (underpants)?

 

This blog will not self-censor or self-destruct in 48 hours but it may well self-indulge!

Hoo-roo!

 

 

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Date: 10/26/2019 12:28:00 PM
Hello Andrea, I boil the potatoes with the skins on, Then eat them up. The skin of the potato on. It makes the potato more tasty. By for now: Darlene
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Date: 10/15/2019 5:18:00 PM
What I can never understand is the complacency of this site at not trying to improve the foot traffic and readership. This site is the best. It should try to be better, especially being the home of the best poets and poems imo. On HP I swim in deeper pool of views, here a puddle, and it had an effect on me. The tools HP uses are the same that PS can use (that is if they had the foresight and peek at their neighbor's thriving garden of blooms)-reposting poems, poet having collections, favorites, suns.-all of which stir the viewership. From what I see here, the reality is that PS does not want to evolve. To which I can not understand- a twitch here, a twitch there improves counts and ads rev.
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/27/2019 5:33:00 PM
mark i checked out your profile on HP. while it's true you had a good run on this poem, I checked a dozen or so others and you're getting about the same or less views on them than you get here. the simple truth is if you want more views/comments ya gotta play the tit for tat game with as many as possible. sad but deffo true
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Mark Toney
Date: 10/22/2019 9:57:00 PM
Connie, I agree with you that view-wise PS is a puddle and HePo is a deeper pool. Three days ago I posted “Limited Immortality” on PS, HePo and Twitter. So far I have 40 views on PS, 506 views on HePo, and 928 views on Twitter. But I also agree with Tommy’s assessment of HePo. PS continues to give me the better experience, but it also has its challenges.
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/16/2019 7:41:00 AM
If you are referring to Hello Poetry I was there for a while and found it to be a bit of a drag, with little sincere communication going on. If your poem was trending and reposted it was fairly cool, if not somewhat dry
Date: 10/14/2019 1:01:00 PM
I don't see the "new poems" on the drop down anymore...what can ya click on to see the time-sequenced recent poem drops or is that no more?
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 10/14/2019 7:33:00 PM
Thx Laura!
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Laura Leiser
Date: 10/14/2019 5:06:00 PM
I type “new poems” in search, then drop down to “recently posted poems” from PS
Date: 10/13/2019 3:22:00 PM
Another thing. I have blocked comments but that does not stop anyone messaging me and telling me how great I am. Just a small point, but it rather niggles me.
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/13/2019 3:24:00 PM
You are one fine poet Jon. Blocking comments is a bit silly though. Why not relent?
Date: 10/13/2019 12:57:00 PM
Yep, the smartasses who run this site hold me back from posting. They've quite fairly locked me out twice. Fair enough, but their smug, patronising attitude pisses me off.
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Date: 10/12/2019 6:23:00 PM
I have nothing to get off my chest, realizing years ago humans are going to be humans and find their own corners to hide in a fight for whether it makes sense or not, the question you asked allowed for debate about trying to fix what can never be fixed...humans...one human digs a ditch another thinks it should be wider,another deeper, etc...etc..me...who knows, I'm human
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Frederic Parker
Date: 10/13/2019 7:05:00 PM
maybe a better shovel
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/13/2019 7:17:00 AM
Philosophy was never my strong point, Frederic. Are you saying the more we dig this ditch the bigger the hole we find ourselves in?
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craig cornish
Date: 10/13/2019 5:53:00 AM
Or another who will just fill the ditch in--Very true my friend
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/12/2019 6:40:00 PM
Why Friedrich that's so Zen of you
Date: 10/12/2019 4:24:00 PM
If you mess up your password when trying to change it and after 7 tries we should not get locked out of our account. If we do then have security answers to get back in and not have to wait for the admins to fix it. This happened to me and I was locked out for a few days.
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craig cornish
Date: 10/13/2019 5:52:00 AM
Careful, you'll be arrested for breaking and entering--lol
Date: 10/11/2019 8:55:00 PM
JOKER is excellent and Joaquin is one of my favorite actors, on a level few others reach ... that said, Heath Ledger's joker is my favorite performance of that particular role, as his effectiveness at conveying that sinister, darker-than-dark evil comic was beyond extraordinary, (replay the line "Look at me!!" - bone-chilling). Phoenix came close, but Ledger edged him out FOR ME ... by a knife. ;-) The site? The serious "issues" are all too painfully obvious to most - play the game, or pay the price. I always get the paper in bare feet and sleep pants/shorts, (even in snow) - nobody on my street is up at 5A but me ... and the crows I feed, lol. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wcr63XMfeY )
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/12/2019 6:15:00 PM
Greg, I bet you are right about Ledger. I see so many movies that they simply don't stick with me (all the details) I am sure I must have seen that performance by Heath. I just remember how much I liked him in BRokeback Mountain. Loved your fun replies here.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/12/2019 6:13:00 PM
Keith, I heard it WAS the Last Blood. I saw that one a few weeks ago. My 43 year old daughter was 1/4 into it and said to me, "Isn't this supposed to be a boxing movie?" hahahaha
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/12/2019 6:43:00 AM
No, I haven't. My son dragged me off to Joker last week and Rambo tonight. I hope it really was last blood. The older Sly gets the higher the body count!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 10/12/2019 6:18:00 AM
Keith - have you seen Jared Leto in Blade Runner 2049? Beyond intense ... absolutely incredible. Amazing actor.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/12/2019 6:12:00 AM
I agree with Andrea, I think Joachim's next portrayal of Joker will probably go to another level. While I like Ledger's performance I do really like Jared Leto's version too.
Date: 10/11/2019 3:31:00 PM
On the list that is generated by 'My Poems that are Member Favorites', it would be nice if the number in the 'Favorite Count' column would generate a list of those who have the poem as a favorite. This could be perk for the lifers.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/12/2019 6:16:00 PM
that would be a great perk indeed, Rob.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/12/2019 7:48:00 AM
I'll give that comment a seven and a fave. Hugs.
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rob carmack
Date: 10/11/2019 6:12:00 PM
It would be nice, and not sure of the rationale for not having it. If it is reciprocity, that battle was lost a long time ago.
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/11/2019 3:37:00 PM
On another larger site you always knew who faved your poems. A small thing but nice
Date: 10/11/2019 12:22:00 PM
I’ve just started reading, ‘My Life’, by Bill Clinton, which is really weird, I had no idea he knew me. Just had to get that off my chest. Thank you and take care, Richard
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/12/2019 6:13:00 AM
SoS does that. He does the show and go!
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Richard D Seal
Date: 10/11/2019 1:42:00 PM
Dunno where Son of a Spock’s comment went
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Richard D Seal
Date: 10/11/2019 1:41:00 PM
All the way Nina and moan moan moan, hang on though, that might have been me lol
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/11/2019 1:10:00 PM
Did she inhale?
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Richard D Seal
Date: 10/11/2019 12:53:00 PM
Yes, she very nice but always complaining about her sore knees
Date: 10/11/2019 10:47:00 AM
I don't think blogs should be used to post your own poem or lead someone to it, if it's an example for a contest it can be included in the contest rules. Also, I think it is rude to hog the blog space and push everyone else's blogs down the list. When one person out of thousands has 50% of the blog posts it is obviously excessive
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craig cornish
Date: 10/12/2019 7:57:00 AM
Relative to another blog, just because you can doesn't mean you should. It's akin to finding your favorite appetizer at a party and eating it all yourself and leaving little or none for everyone else. There are infinite other analogies.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/11/2019 10:39:00 PM
HOW DARE YOU!...you've stolen my dreams and my positive self-image. The rains of discontent fall on the just and unjust alike. Sorry, I do try to avoid climate exchange but I couldn't resist. Capiche?
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craig cornish
Date: 10/11/2019 8:24:00 PM
I digress, sometimes it's soft to ignore, which is even more disturbing
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/11/2019 7:14:00 PM
We're purposely ignoring that because it conjures up a mental picture that disturbs
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/11/2019 7:09:00 PM
Yeah yeah , but is it okay to stroll down to the letterbox in the morning in ya junk trunks?
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/11/2019 2:48:00 PM
In any case he is one of my ever so lovely blockers so I say phhlllbbbttt
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craig cornish
Date: 10/11/2019 1:15:00 PM
True, yet we have a right to fart in church as well, but should we - and hard to ignore. Capiche?
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/11/2019 10:50:00 AM
Agreed, except that the poet in question surely has a right to post, just as we have the right to ignore. Capiche?
Date: 10/11/2019 10:44:00 AM
With all the ingenuity the human race has to offer, why has nobody invented a way to peel a pile of potatoes quickly?
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/12/2019 6:25:00 PM
Andrea, you may have changed my world...
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/12/2019 6:17:00 PM
Oh, NIna. I just thought of something. Have you heard of boiling potatoes with skin on them? Then they are so soft, the skin literally falls right off them as you start to peel!! It's a great time saver.
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craig cornish
Date: 10/12/2019 8:04:00 AM
Thank you for noticing Twomas...and Chris, I agree, sort of like anchovies, you either like sprouts or you don't - I'm with you.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/11/2019 7:03:00 PM
As one potato said to the other potato...it's better to be a commentater than a spectater!
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Chris Green
Date: 10/11/2019 4:51:00 PM
I don't like Brussels Sprouts.
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/11/2019 2:24:00 PM
Why Cwaig, that's so domestic of you
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craig cornish
Date: 10/11/2019 1:19:00 PM
They've had potato peelers for decades. They don't actually peel, they abrade, but not for home use unless you have a separate room for gadgets - they're pretty big
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/11/2019 1:05:00 PM
That’s Brussels sprouts to you!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/11/2019 1:04:00 PM
Good point, although not so good for cottage pie. Next up - sprout preparation woes!
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/11/2019 12:24:00 PM
Another option:. Why peel at all? Most of the nutrients are in the skin anyway. Wash and eat boys! Problems. Solutions. I'll be here all week...
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 10/11/2019 11:14:00 AM
Why did no one tell me this? I speak as the future mother of two teenage boys.
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Robert Warlov
Date: 10/11/2019 11:07:00 AM
Restaurants have potato peeling machines.
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/11/2019 10:52:00 AM
Have you tried a tree grinder? You can do up to 100 pounds or more at a time. Works for me, though I always seem to get french fries only...
Date: 10/11/2019 9:42:00 AM
I read the comments below. Responding to your fun "examples," JOKER is awesome and so much better than the last several years of insipid action shows based on action heroes and anti-heroes!! I don't know enough about the other Jokers to make a proper comparison but I can't wait for Joker 2 so I can see how Pheonix ups his game in his evolution as the Joker.
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Suzette Richards
Date: 10/12/2019 12:05:00 AM
That is a sobering thought, SOS - I have never looked at it that way (sponsors who plug their own work via contests ... ) I use contests as writing prompts and have had some fun doing so. But, yes, we need to have a thick skin when it comes to not being recognized in a contest ... I have, also, learned a lot from fellow Soupers regarding form and rhyme, etc, so I will not knock them. My notes on my poems are for my benefit - I remove them as soon as I have included them in the notebooks that I have collected.
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/11/2019 3:39:00 PM
That having been said there are some notable exceptions, though sadly most of them run popularity contests rather than real ones
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/11/2019 3:03:00 PM
Suzette, you're wasting your time, IMHO. Most contest sponsors are poets who's poetry gets little attention... and for a reason. I know that's harsh but scroll down through the contests then look up the sponsors home page. It's why I typically don't enter. Unless I can honestly appraise the sponsor as someone as good or better than me how can I in good conscience permit them to judge my work? This is one reason why Souper sponsored contests will forever have issues and controversies
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Suzette Richards
Date: 10/11/2019 2:50:00 PM
2. Contest organizers should finalize poems within a specif time? PS might control the time limit. 3. Contest organizers could easily control poetic forms of contest winners - that way, fewer errors would slip through? Eg a sonnet is not aabb... Like you have picked up once :)
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Suzette Richards
Date: 10/11/2019 2:44:00 PM
I will reply here to save you having to scroll down. Only paid up members have extra box for notes on poems. Either way, my suggestion is that a separate box be made available to ALL to display, eg contest info. It was never a requirement in the past (when I joined in 2012). I just think that the current practice makes for unsightly poem display.
Date: 10/11/2019 9:06:00 AM
Not too long ago, i checked out the top 100 poems, which for me being here 10 years now, was a novelty being it was the first time ever, my idea was to start reading from the bottom upwards, so i read number 100, and it was a good poem, and went to make a comment, but behold, there were none there, yet i'd posted a couple of days previously, and received 4 comments and was nowhere. thinking that i may not know the protocol regarding how one manages to make these tables, left it there, its only when i read a blog like this one, that yes maybe we need so sort of how these poems of us all are measured,,and do we really need them to be measured??????
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/11/2019 9:27:00 AM
See my comment below Harry
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John lawless
Date: 10/11/2019 9:17:00 AM
..."however measured or far away"
Date: 10/11/2019 6:55:00 AM
Replying to comments. Many don't but I do and the fact that I can only reply to two at a time is a major hassle. I have to leave the page and come back in to continue to reply. Two at a time...I don't get it, it is something that should be an easy fix.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/11/2019 2:21:00 PM
Gotcha. Chris. I know this was brought up in other blogs so I dont know why they dont fix it. Once in a while I have made those kind of replies. And it was super annoying to have to go off the page and come back to it constantly.
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Chris Green
Date: 10/11/2019 10:34:00 AM
I'm sure you are right and I realize it is probably a minor problem at best. Like you said, it is just annoying.
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/11/2019 10:18:00 AM
I'm sure it's not deliberate Chris. Just a glitch that needs attention
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Chris Green
Date: 10/11/2019 10:07:00 AM
I do that as well Andrea but often the person commenting doesn't have a new poem posted or hasn't posted one in some time. I know many on here who handle it like you do, there is nothing wrong with that but for people like me who want to say thank you, it is ridiculous that we can only reply to two at a time. It's just stupid that it would be like that. It is almost as if the site doesn't want us communicating with each other.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/11/2019 9:30:00 AM
that's why it is much easier just to go directly to the person and comment under their own poem. I rarely read comments people give me underneath my poem because I turned off notifications and it's easier for me to respond from my inbox comments area!
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Suzette Richards
Date: 10/11/2019 8:50:00 AM
I thought that it was only my internet feed ... "Glad" to know that I am not alone in this frustration. Yes, please could PS fix this?
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/11/2019 7:12:00 AM
I know it's very annoying
Date: 10/11/2019 6:52:00 AM
PoetrySoup can eliminate censorship by creating a segregated area for offensive words or poems. "The King's English" is not a flattering recommendation. --- --- “Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.”. - Percy Bysshe Shelley ~ "A Defence of Poetry"
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/12/2019 11:46:00 AM
!!
Date: 10/10/2019 11:32:00 PM
PEEVES: Contests - three places please (no participation trophys); Blogs used for Blogs, not contest announcements or vanity revelations; POTD be actually worthy of POTD (concur SoS); Maybe jetison POTD and laud POTW; Limitation of poetry submissions/day (who can write or read those maximum-multi poesy dumps?); Big personalities need a pause button before telling all stuff we don't need to know or already do (bullying). ENCOURAGEMENT: All should unashedly submit, comment, relish, grow, learn, enhance, and elevate all things PS Poetic.
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Wayne Kingston
Date: 10/16/2019 11:00:00 PM
Elementary tweek: sort the list of Blog Entries by the poet's Name and one can miniimize the intrusive onslaugt of posters with multipe entries. More peevish rhetoric, KT.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/11/2019 9:46:00 AM
I have always wanted them to limit posts. I think they had some rule about it, but it's not listened to. That's why they made two separate lists: one that just shows the most recent post made by any one person. Keith, you are right, I saw one poet a long time ago who re-titled many of her poems and kept posting them up with different titles. The shocker, they were one to three line religious poems looking like her own proverbs. Coming up with many different titles for them was quite the feat.
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/10/2019 11:57:00 PM
Yeah, I agree that a maximum post of three for a day sounds good to me. There are some perps on here who I swear are re-posting the same poem over and over.
Date: 10/10/2019 9:34:00 PM
TPS has done a number of things to improve this site, things I've blogged or commented about. Eliminating the arbitrary rating system, adding an audio feature, adding a story section, sponsoring a few admin judged contests. I honestly don't have any further recommendations for enhancement. As for the occasional bickering and petty squabbles that's just humans being human. I promise my next comment will be more fun.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/11/2019 2:32:00 PM
Ad should be as. I rarely use cell phone for soup but I'm stuck a long long time here at jiffy lube and not good with cell phone comments.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/11/2019 2:30:00 PM
Recently I learned from a friend of mine here that not once has she gotten POTD or POTW. I was sad to learn this ad they have been here a very long time. Not super active but not inactive either
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/11/2019 9:46:00 AM
Yeah in the end it's just not that big a deal. Maybe just eliminate the entire category. I do like the potd and potw features, though some get featured more than others. PS should limit the number of times someone is featured. One per year seems fair.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 10/11/2019 9:35:00 AM
Agreed, Tommy. I think they have done so many improvements. I asked them one time how they were determining the Best Poems and they did not give a straight answer, just said "a variety of criteria" or something like that. Anyway, I rarely look at that list unless someone draws my attention to it or tells me I am high on the list. I think everyone here has different expectations and different pet peeves. They will never satisfy everybody.
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/11/2019 9:26:00 AM
Case in point: The number one poem has 142 views and a dozen comments. Compare that to my poem Bless the lonely which has over 200 views 7 faves and over 40 comments. It seems that contest winners are given priority
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Son of Spock
Date: 10/11/2019 7:13:00 AM
Best poems is definitely a misnomer. I've seen some at or near the top that have much fewer comments and views than mine, yet I always seem to languish in the 30's. Bloody odd
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 10/10/2019 10:14:00 PM
If I was to be a tad critical I might suggest say POTD is a misnomer. They need to actually read what the software spits out before posting I would argue. Similarly the top 100 poems list is shall we say highly questionable. The contests are okay if that's your thing. I can't comment on any bickering or squabbles - I stay well out of that sort of thing. ;-)

My Past Blog Posts

 
GOT SOMETHING YOU WANNA GET OFF YOUR CHEST?
Date Posted: 10/10/2019 9:12:00 PM
ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
Date Posted: 9/7/2019 10:34:00 PM
DON'T IT MAKE YOU WANNA GO HOME!
Date Posted: 5/21/2019 12:11:00 AM
'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Date Posted: 12/23/2018 6:23:00 AM
DON'T BE A STRANGER TOMMY BOY
Date Posted: 10/11/2018 5:54:00 PM
THE SOUP A LITTLE BITTER FOR SOME!
Date Posted: 4/26/2018 7:58:00 AM
Speaking of Simon & Garfunkel
Date Posted: 2/26/2018 8:12:00 AM
MOVIE NIGHT
Date Posted: 1/31/2018 8:20:00 AM
A DELICATE SUBJECT BUT I MAKE NO APOLOGY
Date Posted: 1/14/2018 7:23:00 PM
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE?
Date Posted: 12/11/2017 8:16:00 AM
BATTLE OF BEERSHEBA
Date Posted: 10/30/2017 8:34:00 PM
Riddler Strikes Again
Date Posted: 8/15/2017 10:36:00 PM
It's Riddle Time!
Date Posted: 8/14/2017 3:01:00 AM
I TOO WILL BE DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE!
Date Posted: 6/23/2017 12:17:00 AM
STATE OF ORIGIN
Date Posted: 5/30/2017 10:55:00 PM
WHO WOULD YOU INVITE?
Date Posted: 5/3/2017 2:05:00 AM
A Technical Glitch or Something Else?
Date Posted: 4/2/2017 4:54:00 PM
MAJOR SOUP EXCLUSIVE: SEAN CONNERY, EAT YOUR HEART OUT!
Date Posted: 3/18/2017 7:27:00 AM
I'VE BEEN OUTED - DAM PAPARAZZI
Date Posted: 3/12/2017 9:10:00 AM
THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED!
Date Posted: 1/25/2017 8:31:00 AM
A life over before it's begun!
Date Posted: 9/9/2016 9:28:00 PM
The Place I Call Home!
Date Posted: 6/19/2016 9:57:00 PM
My USB stick wiped itself - HELP!
Date Posted: 3/22/2016 9:20:00 PM
Major Sullivan Ballou's last letter home!
Date Posted: 3/8/2016 6:15:00 PM
I'm Screwed - I forgot it was your birthday
Date Posted: 2/22/2016 5:06:00 PM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
5/13/2018 All I Need Rhymefate,introspection,life,
5/11/2018 Age and Youth Epigramage,life,word play,
5/8/2018 Here's Why My CV Needs Work Biofishing,humorous,
2/5/2018 Ode to My Mother Rhymeloss,mother,
1/28/2018 The Trees of D'abadie Rhymefarm,Lullaby,sad,tribute,
1/9/2018 I Remember Rhymeblessing,childhood,christ
12/14/2017 A Lincolnshire Lass Rhymethank you,tribute,voyage,
6/23/2017 Forest Sonnetnature,
6/8/2017 Opposites Attract Monokuhumorous,
5/20/2017 Southern Cross - The Old Lady of the Sea Balladleaving,nostalgia,travel,
10/4/2016 Where I Live Free versehome,
8/22/2016 The Broken-hearted Monokuheartbreak,
8/20/2016 Scared Stiff Monokuhumorous,
8/16/2016 Ballad of Joyce Hill Balladeulogy,goodbye,tribute,
8/11/2016 My Heavenly Father Kyriellefaith,god,
7/29/2016 Monicagate - to Stain or Abstain Limerickhumorous,political,
7/21/2016 Why Hillary Should Wear Flame Retardant Pantsuits Limerickcorruption,leadership,pol
7/12/2016 Making Hay While the Sun Shines Rhymenostalgia,summer,youth,
7/8/2016 It's True Monokugender,
4/12/2016 To Oscar on His 16th Birthday Sonnetbirthday,blessing,son,
2/24/2016 Batter Up Limerickfun,silly,
2/22/2016 The Human Formula Monokulife,
2/20/2016 No Hurry Limerickfun,humorous,
2/14/2016 Confessions of a Teenage Boy 3 Limerickboy,humorous,teenage,
2/2/2016 Fire Haikufire,nature,
1/26/2016 When I Was Ten Coupletchildhood,school,
1/14/2016 A Trini Abroad Limerickfun,rude,social,
1/13/2016 Forrest Trump Limerickpolitical,satire,
1/11/2016 Wisdom Senryuwisdom,
1/10/2016 Hillary Clinton Limerickpolitical,
1/7/2016 Confessions of a Teenage Boy 2 Limerickboy,desire,growing up,
12/24/2015 Confessions of a Teenage Boy Limerickboy,christmas,humorous,
12/16/2015 George Armstrong Custer Clerihewgiggle,
12/13/2015 Amazing Grace Monokufaith,inspiration,
12/12/2015 Butterfly Effect Limerickallegory,butterfly,sensua
12/11/2015 Spooky Monokuhumor,
12/11/2015 Battle of the Sexes Monokulife,
12/10/2015 Attention: Alliteration Ahead Alliterationirony,
12/8/2015 Epitaph Epitaphdeath,farewell,sports,
12/6/2015 Family Monokufamily,
12/4/2015 Date Night Monokudesire,
12/1/2015 Beyond Reasonable Doubt Narrativecorruption,murder,mystery
11/28/2015 Who Killed JonBenet Rhymedeath,judgement,murder,
10/20/2015 The Jack of Hearts Balladhumorous,nostalgia,
8/18/2015 Argus Sonnetdedication,music,
7/20/2015 Flag of My Fathers Senryuhistory,patriotic,
7/7/2015 Sharapova Footlefun,sports,
7/5/2015 Red Waltz Versecolor,i love you,love,
7/2/2015 Drunken Moon Haikudrink,moon,
7/1/2015 Glacier Haikunature,
6/29/2015 Twins Limerickconfusion,funny,
6/27/2015 Forest With No Trees Haikuenvironment,nature,
6/25/2015 Nevermore Quintain (English)metaphor,religious,
6/20/2015 I Exist Senryulife,
6/18/2015 Eve of Destruction Tankaenvironment,life,
6/16/2015 A Rat's Tale Coupletpets,
6/14/2015 The Eyes Have It Rhymebeauty,
6/10/2015 Seek Versefaith,god,
6/8/2015 Idols Tankahow i feel,
6/4/2015 God Save the Queen Limerickpower,relationship,
5/31/2015 Edward Snowden Clerihewmissing,political,
5/30/2015 Kim Kardashian West Clerihewcelebrity,funny,
5/29/2015 Arnold Schwarzenegger Clerihewfunny,
5/28/2015 Custer Limerickfunny,history,military,
5/27/2015 Barefoot in the Park Limerickadventure,lost,
5/24/2015 Picture Perfect Haikubeauty,nature,
5/23/2015 Western Springs Rhymemusic,nostalgia,
5/21/2015 Now That's a Fairytale Limerickfunny,humorous,
5/20/2015 The Unkindest Cut of All Limerickfunny,humorous,
5/17/2015 Bankers - More Like Bandits Limerickfunny,humorous,
5/13/2015 Hemingway and Wilde Limerickfunny,humorous,
5/12/2015 The Art of Age Limerickage,life,
5/9/2015 Everyone Needs a Hobby Limerickfunny,humorous,
5/6/2015 Safe Sex Limerickfunny,humorous,
4/30/2015 Pick Up Line Free versefunny,humorous,
4/29/2015 Romans 11:17 Limerickallegory,bible,faith,
4/26/2015 Smart and Sexy Limerickfunny,humorous,
4/25/2015 Anzacs Limerickanniversary,war,
3/30/2015 Beer Goggles Limerickbeauty,funny,humorous,
3/25/2015 The Incorruption of Youth Tankachildren,innocence,
3/19/2015 He Winks At Us All Haikudeath,
3/18/2015 Human Highway Haikulife,
3/15/2015 How Great Thou Art Acrosticfather,
3/15/2015 An African Tale Tankaafrica,death,
3/15/2015 Paradise Lost Haikubeauty,lost,nature,
3/12/2015 Geisha Haikuseasons,spring,
3/11/2015 Life Haikulife,mystery,
3/10/2015 Springtime Haikuspring,
3/10/2015 Death Comes To Us All Senryudeath,father,life,mother,
3/8/2015 Crimes of Passion Senryuheartbreak,love,
2/28/2015 To Oscar on His 15th Birthday Sonnetbirthday,child,son,
12/16/2014 Kiss of Time Sonnetintrospection,
12/14/2014 Christmas Eve Sonnetchristmas,
10/14/2014 When Bad Things Happen to Good People Limerickbeach,fun,funny,
9/17/2014 To Oscar on His 5th Birthday Sonnetbirthday,son,
9/16/2014 I Just Can't Win Limerickfunny,humorous,marriage,
9/11/2014 Romance in Durango Limerickdance,funny,lust,
9/9/2014 Action, Not Words in a Singles Bar Limerickfunny,social,
9/7/2014 My Lawyer the Idiot Limerickfunny,life,
9/4/2014 The Gates Below Sonnetdeath,mythology,

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