Where is everybody?
BUT.... there are successful Poetry Critique Sites on the net.... and if that's the type of site which is wanted, there are ways to build a critique site because there ARE people out there who like a workshop and want critique. It's just a matter of finding those people. It depends on what you want.
Critique in every forum is a mistake in my opinion. There are a heck of a lot of folk out there who don’t want a critique, of any kind, there are people who want nothing but critique and there are a bunch of people who’d like the option to choose – I’m in the last group by the way. Allowing critique in every forum means that I’m not going to post a poem at this site simply because my ability to choose the type of response I can expect is curtailed. No big loss perhaps, but I suspect that I’m not on my own – in one fell swoop you’ve just removed anyone who feels like I do and everyone for whom a critique is about as appetising as a frontal lobotomy. When you’re trying to attract people to a site building in rules that are likely to put the majority off staying isn’t a good idea.
If you haven’t already, you need to read ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’. Once you’ve read it you’ll realise the quality is relative and indefinable, what makes a site or post good as far as I’m concerned isn’t necessarily the same as what you think makes a good site or post. Setting a quality watermark that matches your definition of quality just alienates anyone who doesn’t see quality the way you do. Unfortunately, that equates to another reason not to stay.
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