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this website is dead

i dont know what it was like before i was here but by what i had heard about it i thought it would be more active :(

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I have been here a couple of weeks and it seems to be a bit of a little clique for an "in-crowd". Still, I shall persevere for a little longer. Most people seem to post their poems and that's it - no willingness to exchange opinions, except sycophantic comments to friends. There are some exceptions to that generalisation: I have encountered a tiny handful of friendly people. A very tiny handful to whom I express thanks.

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Oh well thanks for telling me that some people do still talk here. I was getting kinda discouraged

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I've been on hiatus for a while so I'm not really up to date. But often the lack of comments is due to the writer not commenting on others' poems.

I have commented on several people's poems.
Including yours.
No response in kind.

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critique on a new person's poem. I prefer to read a handful of poems before I insert any daggers lmao. As I said, I've been mostly AWOL lately but intend to increase my participation soon

I shall look forward to an interesting and helpful comment from you!

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Just wanted to mention that, even though I have not commented, I do read your poetry and find it so fascinating, though because it is simply not my genre, I don't comment for fear I would have nothing worthwhile to say.
So please, do not think that just because there is silence, it means disapproval. As a philosopher once said: "Silence,--the applause of real and durable impressions." ~ Alphonse de Lamartine
You ARE wanted.
We ARE here.
And if you ever start writing Western Structured, you can expect me, armed with meter and rhyme, to come and tell you exactly what I think. ;D
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"To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's true aim." Oscar Wilde

My custom is to comment on two poems and then post my own. I've often commented on Dandini's and several new members. I find that new members are often ignored. Anyway, I've also been away because I fell, injured my ankle and I'm wearing a special boot until it's healed.
Best wishes to all, Gracy

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"My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies; fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly, my friends.” – Freddie Mercury

I am grateful for your comments, Gracy. Best wishes re your injury. As one gets older, one seems to get more clumsy and liable to falls - clutch on to the banisters!
Merry Xnas.
D.

[This is a duplicate account of Edna Sweetlove and been permanently suspended]

Neopoet is just not the way you would like it, piplup. Neopoet is not a social website. Neopoet is a serious workshop and if members do not comment and/or critique then any such member should examine why they joined neopoet and question as to weather or not they got off at the wrong stop. Some may say Neopoet is about a clique, well understand that we are a culture based on open communications and transparency among members that are trying to move this website forward according to thee workshop model.

Mark

"Some are born to sweet delight some are born to endless night."
~Blake~

I know that only tend to comment on Western Structured poetry, almost never free-verse, because I don't understand free verse (or even like it) enough to make any useful comments. What you think is cliquishness may be more a preference for certain types of poetry.

"To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's true aim." Oscar Wilde

I think that you reading and commenting even critiquing on structured poetry is admirable, Thalassa.
Free Form has it's place as well and can get complex with poetic devices.
But writing an oratory and breaking it into lines then calling it poetry can be simply lazy or perhaps written by someone not even yet a dabbler in poetry. In my opinion poetry is a craft and a craft is something you practice putting together the more you work at it the better ya get.
So far as cliques, for a long time while we sorted things out here at Neo especially the future about which you will be hearing more of in the coming months, but for a time there were a hand full of us holding this place together and we were viewed as a clique and perhaps were, yet we brought Neo through her darkest hours. No frills here this site is about poetry and that is about it. Take a look around we all do and see what the other sites offer. We offer poetry for the sake of poetry and hope ...hope is all we can do that folks will appreciate it enough to leave a comment or even a critique.
Thanks for he opportunity in this blog..
Mark

Mark

"Some are born to sweet delight some are born to endless night."
~Blake~

I heartily agree with your view on the broken-up-oratory approach to poetry. Only once in my life have I written free verse and can vaguely understand the need even in that general lack of structure for a combining harmony, but many new free-verse poets simply aren't aware of this. I do not blame them. It's the culture.
Maybe clique just isn't the right word though? Group. Club. Syndicate, but clique sounds as if the people on NeoPoet were intentionally excluding, when all I have ever seen from the people of this site is something that one might characterize as an almost desperate desire to help other people fit in. I can say, with conviction and no shame, that I admire, respect and love the poets of and this community. It is not just different from other sites - it is more. I could say more, but I'll cut down the oration right there. XD
The mention of a future I will hear more about in the coming months is . . . vaguely ominous. I really like NeoPoet as it is, down to the unprofessional air of moderating/monitoring. I hope none of these changes make it any more like the other writer's sites (from which I have had the most traumatic experiences in my life) out there.
I hope NeoPoet remains as dear and real as it already is.
Thank you for your insightful reply.
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"To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's true aim." Oscar Wilde

OMG they are going to improve by getting rid of a certain old lame so called poet! lol

You have your expertise. I for one hope you are around for a longer while and find your best place here. You have that gift of exercising ADMIN duties, yet that in no way (that I can see) diminishes your writing capabilities. That is a challenge I doubt I will ever overcome as it is either/or for me.
Later,
Mark

Mark

"Some are born to sweet delight some are born to endless night."
~Blake~

haha the infamous 'but' ....but we have had a workshop on critique and realized in it that along with in-depth study and the forming of complex opinion a logical friendly comment comment is productive and even an attempt to begin a discussion as well. So, I for one look at the three options and combinations thereof when replying to any writing here on Neo. I may study the structure and composition and form my opinion in regards or I may comment on the theme or I may just say hello it's nice to see a new member from South America here as we do not have many. Or any combination or variation thereof. But to read a poem and not say a thing is a missed opportunity to at least make a new friend in our culture of a family of poets.
Why do any of this at all? I have done it to produce books that are personal accomplishments.
Best,
Mark

Mark

"Some are born to sweet delight some are born to endless night."
~Blake~

(which likely surprises a lot of people lol) that bringing back that thing we used to have which showed how many "hits" a poem get might make a lot of people who receive few comments realize that they Are being read although not always commented on.

(since we all know I can't keep my mouth shut anyhow) but there already is a feature that tells people how many reads their poem is getting. What would be the difference (and benefit) between that and 'hits'?
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"To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's true aim." Oscar Wilde

"there already is a feature that tells people how many reads their poem is getting"
????
Where is that? I have never seen it. If it exists, it would be a good idea to advertise it.

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pre--- crash there was
not now anymore
except for paid members may be

bear glare don't fear
stay or go it's your personal decision.
my dear

I know no poetry
you have often pointed it
but I compose
only FREESTYLE
as I want all to move forward

On other sites
I GET COUNTLESS readings/comments

I want all archaic stuck poets
to have your own style

Else you will simply flow in the stream
to become a poet will be only your dream

Here perhaps I am not the youngest
but age wise oldest plus 80
and
have been here for the longest time
maybe over years 15

I am still being read
I comment and learn even from neopoets
SILENCE .
Thanks if u have read this
Strip me if you wish

Even JESS hated me
but towards the end said
he'd started liking me.

He picked up all my gems.
Thanks jess hope you r listening

Even stan reads me
ask GEE

I even won three poems
in contests thanks stan

good day
We all crib
coz
we are free
I have six broken ribs
but still floating

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every poem posted in the stream there are options such as "Read More" "_ comment" "_ new comment" "Add new comment" and then "_ reads". As of this post (for example) Bah Humbug by Teddy has 2 comments and 25 reads. (I am not certain, though, if this is only a premium feature . . .)
Hope that helped. :)
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"To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's true aim." Oscar Wilde

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