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The soup is starting to smell like rotted stew!

Blog Posted:3/29/2019 6:13:00 AM

Admins please investigate what is going on with PS and the recent reports/complaints.  I really like this poetry site but it is starting to have too much animosity. Poets should not be writing poems that attack or belittle other poets.  Poets should not have more than one account!!!.  Poets banned in the past should not be able to come back under new names! Please take this seriously.  My membership is up in June and I may look elsewhere due to this.  PS does not need to lose more talented and wonderful poets due to the rotten atmosphere that is rotting the soup. 

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Date: 3/31/2019 8:05:00 AM
OMG have I joined the right site?
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Stuart Baxtet
Date: 3/31/2019 8:19:00 AM
Thank you!
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 3/31/2019 8:18:00 AM
Yes, there are a lot of awesome people on this site who are very supportive and welcoming! The contests are fun to enter as well and trying new types of poetry to write that can be challenging.
Date: 3/31/2019 6:10:00 AM
Don't give up your PM in June Tania, stay and enjoy the soup it is one of the best around for learning and i will never leave despite what some folk have assumed from my 'adieu' poem. I am taking a break and am going to focus on getting my silly poems into a book which is something I've wanted to do since I gave up work in 2016 and after recent events on soup the time is right to do it. Rest assured I will be back and will be popping into soup to catch up with my favourite poets:-) hugs jan xx
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Lin Lane
Date: 3/31/2019 8:50:00 AM
Beware of the new one who has already found the blogs and writes creepy stuff.
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 3/31/2019 8:09:00 AM
I will miss you while you are taking a break, I will be thinking of you and wishing you the best with your book, I will definitely be in line to buy it! Please check in sometimes!! HUGS! BTW, PS is looking into the issues, I know this first hand!
Date: 3/30/2019 8:33:00 AM
To Son of Spock---I see you fishing on the dock---At rainbow skies you spin your mock---You bleed those colors with your unwanton talk---Apropos of trollers that shock and stalk---Why puddle in the mud when your poetry rocks---To waste this talent at the bottom is a shock---I wish that you cast godspeed and good stock---For I pity the day that you are banned and blocked---
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James Fraser
Date: 4/12/2019 7:41:00 PM
Nice :)
Date: 3/29/2019 2:18:00 PM
I apologize for any negative comments or perspectives I may have taken ... "if you can't say anything good, don't say anything at all" and the golden rule are sentiments I try to live by, and I sometimes fail miserably. I do not know the machinations of the web site, and I don't want to cast shadows on IT or the admins, as this is a home-away-from-home for me and my peaceful refuge. It breaks my heart to see animosity of ANY kind here, and I don't wish to be one of those bitter spices in the Soup ... as purveyors of the written word, it's up to us to set the kind and loving example, and I think we all forget that sometimes in the "heat of battle", (I certainly do). Blessings all. <3
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James Fraser
Date: 4/12/2019 7:42:00 PM
All in all, it has to be proactive!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 3/29/2019 6:37:00 PM
Bard, I fail too...often. You're a better man than I, Gunga Din!
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Son of Spock
Date: 3/29/2019 3:44:00 PM
Amen and amen Padre
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 3/29/2019 3:16:00 PM
Thank you Greg!
Date: 3/29/2019 12:48:00 PM
Tania, my advice to you is to ignore the negative and praise the positive. We have a lot and I mean a lot of very good people here that inspire and encourage. I Bless each and everyone of them , they all have something to share your growth.. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 3/29/2019 6:29:00 PM
You've got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative and don't mess with Mister In-Between!
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 3/29/2019 3:17:00 PM
That is good advice Eve but I also think that the admins need to take action when necessary. Thank you for your support, Tania
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Team PoetrySoup
Date: 3/29/2019 12:58:00 PM
Good response. We have to do that in life too...outside of the Soup.
Date: 3/29/2019 11:32:00 AM
If someone is breaking a rule, just report it and we'll review the complaint. The Soupers police the soup. Please assist us.
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James Fraser
Date: 4/12/2019 7:26:00 PM
No you don't. if you did, nobody would have more than one account. Just as you administer your site, your administered also, of which you know :)
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 4/2/2019 10:13:00 AM
I have reported things to Team Soup when they happen and they usually take care of it as soon as they can, just copy the comment on the poem, blog, or soupmail and send it to team soup.
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 3/29/2019 3:17:00 PM
Yes, it has been reported.
Date: 3/29/2019 8:28:00 AM
Well, as me not so sainted Da used to say...."Ya can't let the bastards win!!!"
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 3/31/2019 12:03:00 PM
when soup removed 6 accounts at Christmas from a poet who rose from the dead and banned him for life (lol) sadly they are fighting a losing battle John
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 3/30/2019 9:14:00 AM
My dad used to tell me something like, the person with more courage walks away from people who want to fight, I am always reminding myself of those words.
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Son of Spock
Date: 3/29/2019 6:16:00 PM
Was his name Ernst?
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 3/29/2019 6:14:00 PM
My Sunday School teacher used to say...don't get angry, get even! Lol
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Eve Roper
Date: 3/29/2019 12:41:00 PM
Right on , John I'm with you
Date: 3/29/2019 8:18:00 AM
Name and shame!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 3/29/2019 6:11:00 PM
Ditto!
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Eve Roper
Date: 3/29/2019 12:40:00 PM
Keith your one of the best members and glad to be in the same site with you. Hugs Eve ~`*
Date: 3/29/2019 6:33:00 AM
I have very little knowledge in the specifics of this but as a paid lifetime member, I believe administration here should investigate and attempt to put this matter to rest. And certainly no member should be allowed to have more than one account here, IMHO. This site to me is the best on the internet but seems some want to turn it into a battleground where destroying poetry(other people's poetry) is their goal. Poetry is not warfare, nor should it ever be! nuff said..
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James Fraser
Date: 4/12/2019 7:23:00 PM
Robert, one person had 6 accounts. I really can't believe this is still happening 3 years since I've been here more than usual. Today, one has to watch what's posted, and if it's deemed, then watch out.
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Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode
Date: 3/30/2019 9:12:00 AM
Robert, you wrote exactly how I feel, thank you !
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Leo Larry Amadore
Date: 3/29/2019 7:45:00 PM
I agree wholeheartedly.....
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Leo Larry Amadore
Date: 3/29/2019 7:45:00 PM
I agree wholeheartedly.....
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 3/29/2019 3:18:00 PM
Thank you Robert!
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Eve Roper
Date: 3/29/2019 12:39:00 PM
Well said, Robert

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