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For all members this is the only way
they know their contribution has been
appreciated in any way. If you aren't
comfortable critiquing a poem, at least
drop a note explaining what you liked.

We're all in this thing together. Under the
"tools" tab is the "undiscovered works". They
consist of poetry with less than two comments,
everyone deserves the satisfaction of at least
being taken seriously enough to read and leave
a comment.

If Only....
I have spent many hours researching Neopoets comments and Undiscovered stats.
If only we could politely request that members commented more.
Peeing against the wind springs to mind, it is an ongoing grump from me and many times have I thought to give up on the site, but after 10 years plus I am still here.
We will see how many take the trouble to comment on this.
The stream at this moment has quite a few entries yet most of them have not commented on others works.
Hope we can sort out something, if the regular poets are shy then the new poets are not going to comment.
We must make a PM message that can be sent to anyone that streams a poem to remind them to comment I will look into this.
Take care yours Ian..

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Give critique to help keep Neopoet great.
Unconditional love to you all.
"Learn to love yourself first"
Yours as always, Ian.T, Sparrow, and Yenti

Your help has always been appreciated,
thank you for all you do.

sincerely,
Richard

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If you expect to receive comments and help on your own poems you should extend the same curtesy to others

Short n sweet ... to the point!

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It's very selfish of me (although there are periods where I try to make up for it), and I need to change the way I think about this site. I suffer from Adult-ADHD, so I produce less dompanine and have a smaller frontal cortex thus making me less motivated to do things. This isn't excusing the lack of comments on my behalf, but it does help to explain it, perhaps granting further insight as to why. I'm working on it, and getting help to create systems that will allow me to plan, and want to reply to others work.

I still feel bad about this, and am working on it. I so appreciate all the comments left for me, and other users deserve the same effort too.

Will work on getting there, your reminder helped me remember. I know it sounds weird, but its how my head works.

I am guilty as well, I think we all have our
times when it isn't fun, I know I do... but then
I read a poem that urges me to comment, or
one that surprises me with my own emotional
baggage like it is written with me in mind.

Quality is sometimes a much better hand than
quantity.

thanks!!

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I sent a PM to all the new poets on the first page of the stream as follows:-

Please try to leave a comment,
On the other poets,
That are posting on stream.
It will increase the quality of all.
Thank you.
Yours, Ian.T Howard .. Sparrow .. Yenti
I have had 6 replies that are Positive so something like this can be sent as they arrive or once per month.
Take care, Yours Ian..

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Give critique to help keep Neopoet great.
Unconditional love to you all.
"Learn to love yourself first"
Yours as always, Ian.T, Sparrow, and Yenti

Yes, as a guide that is a suggested
part of the initial welcoming, but thanks
again.

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The ones that replied it was as if they hadn't had this message before and maybe it was just a reminder that they had.
Not sure but I will continue to goad people. lol
Yours Ian.

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Give critique to help keep Neopoet great.
Unconditional love to you all.
"Learn to love yourself first"
Yours as always, Ian.T, Sparrow, and Yenti

and so many say I hanker
but every poet must know
he is not wasting others time
he has done so his own
and

Sir moonman

its been since ages
you swept away my pages
do so if you have the broom
my autumnous garden
needs one brush soon

I want to offer a suggestion,
if you might post less frequently,
and offer actual critique, your poems
probably wouldn't be so backed up.

I'm one guy, doing what I can,
thanks for understanding.

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I post less
and
now have started commenting more
thanks for the advice

a dogs tail can never be straightened
you know it
old habits die hard
therefore we need to be killed

when commenting just feels like a chore.
If I'm in that taciturn mood
my responses can be rather rude.

One thing I do is make myself give at least three critiques whenever I want to post a new one of my own, a small reminder that, as you say, we are all in it together and no-one gets paid.

Another thing is to scan the Stream to find some works from my favourites that I know I'll enjoy and alternate their critiques with ones that are of... um... lesser attraction.

And finally when I'm in the mood I go into a feedback frenzy. This ties in nicely with the high-ends of my Bipolar Disorder, though I need checks and balances because after three days of critique and no sleep I can get cranky and be rather mean.

Oh, and something I learned years back. No matter how enthusiastic I feel never ever try to inform whilst intoxicated!

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

Your input is invaluable, thanks.

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I've just commented on 2 of Eskers/Stevens. Will work on a few names that are new to me next

Hope you and yours are well Richard

Sincerely J x

("Always and Forever") - (Never lose a holy curiosity.-Albert Einstein)

But I gave some attention to a few lonely poems tonight, from some new folks. Didn't realize we had an influx of new members, but it's good to see!

Kelsey

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I get so frustrated. It is hard to critique new poets that are just learning English. What makes them think that it is a good idea to learn it by writing poems? I try hard to give good critique and still not be too harsh. There are times when I have to go back over it and be a kinder, gentler soul. It is almost like being an English teacher. You have to correct their language skills before getting to the heart of their intent. Still, I will keep trying and hope that I am doing some good. ~ Geezer.
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Please acknowledge critique and comments.
They are a vital part of our community!
Critique or comment today!

It is difficult but I try to remember that
those folks are already smarter than me,
they speak at least two languages and
can probably write in both.

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Actively producing in the foreign language (actually speaking and writing it instead of just passively reading or listening to the new language) is the best way to learn. No one expects you to teach non-native speakers how to speak English. Just offer what you can, like you said, focus on the heart of the content if that is what interests you. Those of us who like to talk about the grammar and learning of English can do that part.

Critique, don't comment.
Community guidelines: https://www.neopoet.com/community-guidelines

To see our learning resources, click the "Curated Resources" link under the Resources tab in the top menu bar.

www.lettereddandy.xyz

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