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PoetrySoup is an internet poetry resource and community that encourages the writing of poetry through community involvement and support. Founded in February of 2005, this Free online poetry website allows professional and amateur poets, from around the world, to post their poetry online and receive reviews. This allows poets to increase exposure from their work while perfecting their craft. For those who simply like to read poetry, PoetrySoup also publishes poems in many categories and forms for wholesome reading pleasure.

Heads Up! The Soup has been...

Blog Posted:6/18/2012 8:26:00 AM
Please save your poems on your computer first (always a good practice), before attempting to post them on PoetrySoup. The Soup has been experiencing some SPAM and denial of service attacks recently that are slowing down the website. We are working with our hosting company on blocking these knuckleheads. Your poems and personal information are safe, but you may experience performance problems with the website until we can resolve this. Thanks for your patience.

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Date: 6/18/2012 10:49:00 PM
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Date: 6/18/2012 8:44:00 PM
@Marlon HAHAHAHAHA yup FIRST thought on my mind when waking up, next to my hygiene duties
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Date: 6/18/2012 2:04:00 PM
Thank you, SO MUCH, Team PoetrySoup for creating a site for people to relate, share stories and blossom through our poetry. Not being able to get on for a moment is ABSOLUTELY okay! Just PLEASE keep this website going!!! <3
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Date: 6/18/2012 1:58:00 PM
Thanks for all of your hard work to support the poets and their work.
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Date: 6/18/2012 1:03:00 PM
A big thank you Team PoetrySoup for letting us know about these hackers, or as you call them, " knucleheads. " I have appreciated your concern. You have done an amazing job in publishing our poetry and protecting it from haters of the written word. Thanks a million and may God bless you for your effort. Have a wonderful day. Love, Andrew.
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Date: 6/18/2012 10:56:00 AM
Thank you for the info TPS. Have a great week. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/18/2012 9:29:00 AM
Hello TeamSoup! Just to say, I got your message. My aol account has resurrected itself. What I penned in my note to you still holds: I was barred for a while - on two separate occasions - and then let in again. As you can see, I'm back with the same username and password. Thank you very much for your efforts in checking on my report. Every good wish. T. Wignesan
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Date: 6/18/2012 9:28:00 AM
thanks for letting us know about the problems
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Date: 6/18/2012 9:12:00 AM
While we have your attention, how about some added features in the judging section? I would love the ability to kick some entries out of my contest when they have nothing to do with the contest. I would like to be able to block that person from re-entering that contest as well, and if they're a continous problem, block them from all my contests (with the option to unblock if they clean up their act) what do you say?
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Date: 6/18/2012 9:03:00 AM
Thank you for letting us know what is happening...appreciate knowing what we need to do to protect our poems and privacy!
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Date: 6/18/2012 8:55:00 AM
Thanks, Soup Team! Knuckleheads, indeed! I'm sure that, like myself, other soupers knew how to help you. May the snakes slither away soon... hugs, Cyndi
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