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Due to my recent comments...

I am forced to make an apology to my fellow poets Jess and Eumoplus. I will not stutter like the Fonz and say "I was wwww- wwwrrr- wwwrrrooonng. " I was wrong!
I confused their right to comment on the poem's content with a personal attack on another poet.
Such was not the case! I can only admit that I was bitten by a bug of self-righteous morality, and rushed to defend an out dated and indefensible code. However... From now forward, I will ask no quarter and there will be none given! I will play by the new rules. ~ Geezer

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What are the 'new rules'?

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I was raised with and on, that you shouldn't disparage anyone's religion or set of beliefs. I realize now that I was wrong, and I apologized; thanks to the links that you sent me. Thank you!

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I am taken to task for not answering your question directly. The new rules are, that one can say anything they like about anything they like, [or don't like]. I guess that technically, there is only one and so I revise the statement of "new rules" to rule. Again, thanks for the links that you sent me. They helped me immensely.

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I would personally come down heavily on race hate or child porn content, anyone disagree with that?

It still applies that we don't attack the writer, of course, this is just about content, although in the two instances I just mentioned I would also slam hell out of the writer and do everything I could to drive them from the site and fuck the rules or guidelines. In fact in the case of child abuse content I would wait to give Andrew a chance to track down the writer and report them to police.

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there are some things that will not be tolerated at all, those being two of them. I again, spoke with my brain not engaged. [Which is one thing that a person should not do when dealing with someone as astute and sharp as yourself.] I am content to let the matter rest. I do not profess to be religious in any sense of the word and have no stake in this at all. Let us agree that further discussion is not needed.

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my answer to Jess, was sufficient?

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I know that it is a big undertaking, I hope that I am up to it!

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Forced? Please tell me you mean you feel obligated and not that someone forced you. One I deeply commend you for (since from what I have seen, you were trying to defend the poet), the other worries me.

I am much too late to the discussion. Forgive me for that. I would have tried to mediate the discussion on the poem immediately if had been around.

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The three poems posted three months ago then the one in question just a few days ago.
It was the links to the first three poems that changed Gee's mind about this.

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Didn't see the links so I thought I was missing something major.

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my mouth without putting my foot squarely into it.! OF COURSE, I mean obligated. I felt OBLIGATED to make an apology Seeing as how I had been proven wrong in the case of mistaking a comment on the content of a poem for a personal attack. ~ Gee.
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I was just worried about you, is all! Didn't want you feeling targeted just like no one else should be. I don't want anyone to ever feel forced to apologize when it comes to folks defending other folks or having disagreements.

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