Showing posts with label forum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label forum. Show all posts

Announcement--Reviving Some Forum Threads

Readers may have noticed the General Forum Threads and Book Review Threads at the top of this page; for the time being, I have decided to revive some old blogger threads.

I'll be the first to admit that a Blogger forum does not offer an ideal platform for spontaneity; it has its technical limitations--for example, if you want to edit or delete your comments, you cannot, and you cannot start threads or post articles, unless you have been invited and been accepted as a member of this blog.

However, after my experience on the last version of the forum, I have become somewhat skittish about reviving it on a standard forum platform. As some readers may know, it was a nightmare, one that I do not wish to repeat (trolls, creeps, spammers, porners, etc.), so I thought I would try using Blogger again, which now offers a lot of cool widgets and templates. And as I have become much more adept with the Blogger format, the threads should be be fairly easy to navigate.

Admin is still very much dedicated to freedom of expression in the literary arts, believing that opposing views ought to be heard; however, in the end, as admin/owner, I decide what is appropriate for posting.

Having said this, I tend not to have a twitchy finger when it comes to the delete button. I don't mind controversy and disagreement among commentators, but I do expect two things: basically staying on topic and being respectful of others.

What will be deleted from this site:
--Comments with outside links.
Sorry, but I have no way of knowing where that link will take readers.
--Off topic comments

--Advertising and general spam

--Hate speech

--Name calling

--Bad language

--Accusations (false and/or unproven)

One final item:
You must be signed into your blogger/gmail account in order to post a comment on this blog.
Happy commenting!

ACommoner's Deleted Poll Question...

Has been recreated and posted here:

"Should ACommoner have been locked out of "The First Amendment and Forums" thread (on

The question refers to a thread on another forum: First Amendment Thread

Technically, forums (unless they are established by the government) are not really bound by the First Amendment.

However, it seems to me that dissenters ought to have at least one place to raise unpopular issues and engage in "impolite" conversation.

In fact, on the surface, poetry is just too darn polite (never mind the backstabbing and deals made behind the scenes). Give me a noisy poetry slam any day.

Nothing that ACommoner has said has raised any legal red flags; it seems he has some questions that no one seems to want to answer.

The Admin of the aforementioned forum said, "If you wish to continue to debate this topic, you are free to create your own blog or website to do so."

So true, and one reason why THIS admin has decided to start up this forum (which is not yet in forum format).

Vote in our poll (see left panel).

Poets (in-your-face) Dot Net is Coming Soon!

Are you tired of being kicked off writing forums because your ideas and opinions do not mesh with that of the literary establishment?

Are your posts being deleted because you would dare to question literary conventional wisdom and practices?

Are you sick of the pap that passes for poetry these days?

Then may be the forum space for you. will offer a great big voice for the serious poet and writer who doesn't have the time or stomach to kiss establishment butt.

What would YOU like to see featured in

Post your ideas here in the comment section. For a limited time (or until the spam becomes overwhelming), the comment feature for this thread will be wide open for your comments.

No captchas to type in.

During summer 2008, a forum format will be launched. will not and could never be a reincarnation of Foetry, but this forum may (with permission) link to the Foetry archives.

Post Foetry will remain active.

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