I am wondering if you ought to "advertise" this site abroad a bit more to help bring more people and activity here. People don't seem to know about it very well. How about posting a link or invitation at other poetry sites/forums to help let people know about this one?
Hi Ess, yes it's an idea and Doreen has done that for us here with her site. God Bless her.
Posting a link at piptalk would be great but, i left in a not so good way about 3 or so years ago that i don't feel right in posting a link to AT. I have gone back from time to time to read and reply, but have not posted myself.
But if you are a member there which i remember you were, please be my guest in doing so *smile* I won't say no, i'd love to see my people here, i'd love to see the board moving...it once was, and to be honest i really don't know why, people stopped coming. ahh well.
thanks for the suggestion
"the path to true love isn't always straight" ~unknown~
I saw that Ess. I was thinking of doing something similar, but in view of the recent friction I've had there I wasn't sure how Ron would react. Hopefully he will be ok with what you've done.
I'm working away quietly trying to encourage people I know to come here - but mainly people who I think might contribute and stay to form a base to build on. And not only people who all think the same either. Message boards are most successful I think when there is lively disagreement and the occasional controversy. If everyone agrees with everyone else the board turns into a clique and eventually people just get bored and drift away.
I think the main thing is to trying an keep the board active with regular posts - eventually we should pick up people who drop by and are attracted or provoked by the dialogue. Which reminds me, to check with Maree that the registration process isn't now too difficult that it's putting genuine people off?
What about Belle and Maggie, they used to be very active here?
I haven't seen or heard from him since CA closed. I have his e-mail as I'm sure you and Brad have. Maybe we should mention it.
Incidentally Ess, what did you post to prompt Ron to respond with:
"[Edited: Complaints about the way another site is being run should be posted AT the other site, Ess, not here. I'm really not comfortable with pipTalk even indirectly participating in the critique of other poetry forums. Thanks - Ron
[This message has been edited by Ron (08-21-2009 02:18 AM).]" ?
I can't believe it. Here is the exact comment I had posted at piptalk. _______
Yes, I like the site for the most part. But I admit I am a bit disturbed at some vulgar content/language that was recently posted. It is just left there, but the moderators don't seem to be doing anything. Not many people will be interested in posting there if they are greeted by that kind of post.
I was imagining members coming here and meeting that post at the top of the Poetry forum, and thought it was a bit of a shame. But after all I should've been more patient, for this morning I see the content of the post is removed by the moderator. I am very glad to see that.
By the way I would be glad to invite Pete to the forum. I will need to go through pipTalk to do it though.
I am getting so haunted by Ron's editing that when I came back here I needed to take a double look at that: "this message has been edited by Ron " that you included in your post. I almost thought Ron was doing his deed here too.
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I am sorry for speaking far too soon or speaking about it at all as it turns out.
It wasn't really meant to stand on its own. I always look forward to the comments/arguments that Rob will give back, and I thought that we would soon be discussing the issue as semi-sane people, instead of discussion being blocked by the TyRONnosaurus Rex.
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Ess, I must admit you had me puzzled this morning, I couldn't figure out what on earth you must have posted to make him do that. Then I thought that it was probably a clever ploy on your part to get inq --- FUCKK there's a bloody bat in the fucking room - ... scuse my french, grief that was exciting, massive bat at least 8", we had to shepherd it to the door. Anyway where was I? yes a clever ploy to get inquisitive pipsters to visit AT to see what all the fuss was about - people DO like a good scandal don't they? Standard advertising practice Ess: create a fuss and controversy and you get more print and air time than any number of milder ads.
In my nasty suspicious way I have an idea that the resident man-eating dinosaur might have realised that, and hence the quick edit - but then again I might be being very unfair!
Yes well it was a bonus feature for added interest Brad. Still trying to figure out how it got in. It was a cold day, evening no windows open, so I can only imagine it got down the chimney. Some bat though, the house is an old georgian building and the top of the chimney must be at least 12 metres high, so it came down vertically through a narrow tube that distance and then into the open fireplace and out, it sounds far fetched. I've been hunting around for gaps in the panelling all morning, because we have bats in one part of the walls - they get in where a stone is missing and you can hear them scratching behind the boards. If you lean out of the upstairs window you see them leaving the hole one after another each evening, I counted 28 the other night.
Oh and Rob? I had a bat in the house too, about a year ago. Daniel and I had just sat down to have some Lasagna Mmmm and I noticed what i thought was a bird flying from upstairs down to circle us... I said "Daniel, look a bird" all happy. Daniel said, "Mum, that's not a bird, that's a bat" and I then said, "WHAT THE FUUUK!" I called neighbours to help us get it out, they brought one of those fishing nets with a long handle. As soon as they got here, the Bat disappeared, we knew it was still in the house, cause there was only one way out and i had closed all bedroom doors so it would only stay in the one area. But it disappearred. So we searched all the open areas of the house. We looked everywhere. Then my neighbour had the idea of turning all of the lights outt (we left one little one on so we could see) Ahuh! duh of course. Moments later, out it came again. Poor little bugger must've been so scared, just like I was. Anyway, with that fishing net, we finally got him down and he was beautiful. We scooped him out the front door and off he went into the wild and free again. LOL It was an exciting evening i tell ya. So we waited
"the path to true love isn't always straight" ~unknown~