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Is PoetrySoup justified in there silencing of free speach and religious rights?

No justification:4
Yes, justified:1
who cares:1
4/8/2013 9:15:44 PM

Omar Masri
Posts: 1
I recently had a poem removed with no warning or explanation and they have yet to reply to me. IMHO this move was a direct violation of civil rights as they discriminated against my religious view. Poem was this...

Gods are no more then sugar pills
A placebo if you will

Im pretty pissed off because this type of bigotry is exactly the opposite of what poetry represents.
Shame on PoetrySoup.
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4/18/2013 6:51:11 AM

Jacob Bellville
Posts: 4
Are the two lines your whole poem? If so under the rules I personally don't think it warrants being deleted. To me you are just expressing your opinion not engaging in hateful expressions. I don't see it as a violation of any of the below content guidelines. Are you positive it was deleted? Have you tried posting it again?

Posting poems containing this content will result in immediate deletion of your poetry and possible membership suspension. Examples of unacceptable content or subjects are:
  • Sexually Explicit (X-Rated) Language
  • Personal Attacks, Battles, or Slamming Soup Members (Do not use a member's name in poems or comments - unless it is positive!!!)
  • Profanity (Curse Words or Abbreviated Curse Words)
  • Nasty Comments (E.g. "This is CRAP!!!")
  • Vulgarity
  • Hateful Expressions (E.g. "I should have killed her")
  • Racism
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3/1/2014 2:16:18 PM


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impsick wrote:
I recently had a poem removed with no warning or explanation and they have yet to reply to me. IMHO this move was a direct violation of civil rights as they discriminated against my religious view. Poem was this...

Gods are no more then sugar pills
A placebo if you will

Im pretty pissed off because this type of bigotry is exactly the opposite of what poetry represents.
Shame on PoetrySoup.
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3/1/2014 2:19:23 PM


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Ummm.. Do you as a general rule just assume the worst? Could it be possible there is another reason as I also had a drop and it wasn't for any noted reason? I do hope you feel better soon!
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3/24/2014 8:25:31 PM

Team PoetrySoup
Administrator
Posts: 19
impsick wrote:
I recently had a poem removed with no warning or explanation and they have yet to reply to me. IMHO this move was a direct violation of civil rights as they discriminated against my religious view. Poem was this...

Gods are no more then sugar pills
A placebo if you will

Im pretty pissed off because this type of bigotry is exactly the opposite of what poetry represents.
Shame on PoetrySoup.


We would not and have not deleted that because of those two lines.
edited by poetrysoupmp on 3/24/2014
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12/13/2014 1:01:47 AM

Kate Ginsberg
Posts: 14
Reminds me of this a bit:

God is a concept
by which we measure our pain

John Lennon (duh)
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4/16/2015 7:15:36 PM

Wally Flint
Posts: 9
I just had two poems deleted by poetry soup. What happened was I deleted one poem myself, then I tried to reload the page (the "My Poems" page). I got a message that asked me if I wanted to repost form data, to which I said yes. Then when the page came back the top poem on my list ("Angels") was deleted. I tried a second time to refresh the page and again it asked me if I wanted to repost form data, again I said yes, and again the highest poem ("48 Years") was deleted. After that I got wise and left the my poems page, then when I came back to it later it would refresh okay. This is some kind of malfunction of the web site but it sure is devastating as I had a lot of comments and high ratings on my poems. And of course, people aren't going to come back and rate them a second time. Anyway, I don't know how to contact the poetry soup team so I don't know if my poems can be recovered, or if the problem can be fixed. Can anybody help me?
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5/20/2015 9:42:20 PM

Bob Atkinson
Posts: 229
'tis their site, shouldn't they be able to control it anyway they wish? Had a poem with 6,000 hits deleted. Their choice. No biggy. If you want to control content, start your own site, I did. Google: poetry critic
I get to do whatever I want there.
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5/6/2017 8:42:06 PM

Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer
Posts: 1
I generally appreciate a site being kept "safe" for all ages, and inclusive of all peoples, but reading the list of banned words gave me some concern. One banned word was a child's toy. (You can guess which one.) I can think of many innocent uses for the word. But then, I work in early childhood...
edited by Cecelia on 5/6/2017
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