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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.


More new features have been added to PoetrySoup!!!

Blog Posted:6/10/2017 5:27:00 AM
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Manage contests by poetry form. If your contest focuses on a specific form, you will be able to accept poems written in that form of poetry only. Contest entrants will only be able to enter poems designated as that form. This will help minimize contest entries that do not adhere to contest rules.

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Update of SoupMail interface. See received SoupMail, sent SoupMail, and send/create SoupMail all in one easy to use interface.

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Added a sort by contest sponsor column on the “My Contest Entries" page.

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Allow Lifetime Premium Members to show or hide ads on PoetrySoup

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Friendship Builder. Whether you are new to PoetrySoup or a long-timer, all of us want friends and need encouragement. This new page will help you build relationships, receive comments, and encourage other poets. 

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Allow you, the commenter, to edit or delete your comments on a blog, on the blog page, and without going to your Outbox.

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Allow you, the commenter, to edit or delete your comments on a poem, on the poem page, and without going to your Outbox.

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Add a "My Short Stories" tab to your poetry page.

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Ability to delete comments on your poems. This is great if a comment if off-topic or just plain rude. You will be able to manage that.

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Add the ability to edit or delete "reply to" comments from the My Outbox page.

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Ability to delete comments on your blogs. This is great if a comment if off-topic or just plain rude. You will be able to manage that.

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Date: 6/13/2017 2:06:00 AM
TPS as a person or entity, has the same right to have favorite poets / poems as do any other person or entity. Fairness has nothing, nor should it, have anything to do with this issue. Owning and/or administrating a web site does not negate this right. I often like the writing of foes more than friends, not fair, not this or that, but it is just the way it is. I don’t find the ‘List of Seven’ as a problem, actually, I like it. TPS is being honest & real. Even God has his favorites.
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Date: 6/11/2017 12:32:00 PM
I agree that the enhancements are welcome changes. I read your reply that TPS does not manually choose POTD. Did TPS manually choose the seven poets listed as their favorites? I've heard rumbles that it's not in the best interest of webhosts to show favoritism to any poet. Don't mistake my question as a taste of sour grapes on my part, but it seems a bit biased.
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Date: 6/12/2017 3:41:00 PM
Lin and Jan, our question is a simple one, if we list a few favorite poets (that is not an exhaustive list),how would that "favoritism" (which is isn't) manifest itself in a tangible way? Remember, favoritism is the practice of giving unfair preferential treatment to one person or group at the expense of another. So, how is the unfair or preferential treatment manifested?
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/12/2017 11:50:00 AM
My comment was about 2 separate issues. There was never any insinuation of you NOT being impartial in previous contests, BUT you have a list of 7 favourite poets which does seem unfair to every other member on soup. The audio contest soup sponsored last year was never judged I think that is more of a cause for concern
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Lin Lane
Date: 6/12/2017 11:36:00 AM
I didn't say it was "bad," so don't misconstrue my intent. I think Jan used the proper word, "impartial." I have a favorite poet list, but then I'm not the administrators of the site. And my original comment has nothing to do with contests. BTW...I should mention that I like the ability to edit comments. We've both used it and your smile lets me know you're somewhat human. :-) Since you were a daddy's boy you should comprehend what I'm trying to say. If not, your siblings surely would. I think it's long past time to drop this discussion since it's headed no where.
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Date: 6/12/2017 11:29:00 AM
Thanks for the discussion, this really gives us a better understanding of why certain things happen on PoetrySoup. It's sad...but I guess it's life and human nature. :-( It sad that someone can like the works of others and another person see that as bad. Jan, also, in the past when we had contests we've NEVER looked at the poet's names. That may be hard for some to understand, but there are actually objective people in this world...oh, and I was my dad's favorite. :-)
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Lin Lane
Date: 6/12/2017 11:14:00 AM
Thanks, Jan. I'm glad to see that you understood what I was trying to convey.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/12/2017 10:05:00 AM
With all due respect TPS in the past you have sponsored contests ... the one last year was an audio contest and it never got judged. Regarding favourites I can see where Lin is coming from and I have to agree with her you should be seen to be impartial and not have favourites on your list.
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Lin Lane
Date: 6/12/2017 4:13:00 AM
By choosing people as favorite poets you're showing favoritism. I guess you just don't get it, but several poets have grudgingly mentioned it. We are all children at heart, and poets are a bit touchy about their work. It's like you're daddy, and I'm hearing some of your kiddies expressing the old scenario of, "Dad likes you best." If you don't understand that, I give up. :-) I just thought I'd let you know.
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Date: 6/12/2017 3:00:00 AM
However, you did mention that it is not in the best interest of web hosts to show favoritism. Our point is, how would we show favoritism even if we wanted to; we don't sponsor contests, we don't manually choose the poet of the day, we don't manually choose the poet of the week...so where would the favoritism come into play?
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Lin Lane
Date: 6/11/2017 4:26:00 PM
My question didn't refer to contests. I was not suggesting you play favoritism in judging contests.
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Date: 6/11/2017 4:08:00 PM
Yes, we manually pick our fav poets. But what does that mean? It's not an exhaustive list. Besides, it's not like we sponsor contests anymore. Even when we did, we never looked at the names.
Date: 6/11/2017 8:57:00 AM
pop ups for russian hotties lol
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Date: 6/11/2017 7:32:00 AM
Indeed, these are fine additions to PS, cool :)
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Date: 6/10/2017 7:14:00 PM
Many thanks for the update on the enhancements to the site :-) regards Jan x
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Date: 6/10/2017 6:48:00 PM
Thank you for all your very hard work TS all really does help ~*
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Date: 6/10/2017 5:59:00 PM
My apologies if deemed off topic, but isn't the topic informing the PS community about the elements that are being addressed and any enhancements made? How can it be that the same "not manually selected" POTD poet cadre is consistently named as POTD worthy recipients? What is the criteria and methodology! Respectfully. Luv the site. :-)))
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Date: 6/10/2017 3:49:00 PM
thanks for this. A few of them I can really use!
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Date: 6/10/2017 3:06:00 PM
I like the additions you have made! Thank you :)
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Date: 6/10/2017 1:26:00 PM
I love all these improvements, thanks so much :)
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Date: 6/10/2017 6:46:00 AM
You guys are doing an amazing job, adding all these features. Thank you!!!
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Date: 6/10/2017 9:38:00 AM
Thanks, we are constantly trying to enhance the soup's recipe.
Date: 6/10/2017 6:35:00 AM
Thanks TPS, but relative to the first (poetry forms)--means nothing if it is labeled in a form but not written to the form ie, I could write a Haiku and label it a Sonnet. Otherwise great features and BTW, it seems jumping comments has stopped but now there's an issue with double posts.
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craig cornish
Date: 6/10/2017 8:44:00 PM
Ah--gottcha now--dah--sorry
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Date: 6/10/2017 4:50:00 PM
That's why we wrote LOL. It happens all of the time.
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craig cornish
Date: 6/10/2017 1:57:00 PM
Dearest TPS, one thing I have learned in life is to never say never nor always. I was using hyperbole yet many entries listed in a form have absolutely no relevance to the form--believe me.
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Date: 6/10/2017 7:05:00 AM
Yes, Julia. That's something only the writer can control. You, the contest sponsor, just move on to the next poem.
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Julia Ward
Date: 6/10/2017 6:56:00 AM
Off-topic for subject is the greater problem. 23 poems for my last contest "Fancy-Free" were sent in deliberately off-topic!
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Date: 6/10/2017 6:56:00 AM
Why would one write a haiku and list it as a sonnet? That has never happened on PoetrySoup. LOL, LOL. Seriously though, there is only so much that we can control. The rest is up to you, the contest sponsors.
Date: 6/10/2017 6:31:00 AM
A "sort by contest sponsor" column on "My Contest Entries" page is grand, so is the link to "My Short Stories".
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