RULES – read before submitting a poem or posting a reply

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King For A Couple Of Days
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Mibba
November 27th, 2006 at 01:19pm
Of course you have to follow the rules for the Message Board but from now on there are certain rules that are made specifically for this forum which you have to follow.



#1 A reply must contain some kind of feedback.*
It doesn’t have to be constructive criticism but you must tell why you
like/dislike the poem and/or what you like/dislike about it. **(Otherwise no
poet can improve).

#2 Poems that only are venting should not be posted here, unless you actually want feedback on them.

#3 Any replies that are an attack on the poet such as “You suck” (for example) are prohibited.

#4 When posting a poem you accept the terms above
meaning you’re open to any feedback/constructive criticism on your
poem
. If you don’t feel you can take that, use your journal for your poems.

#5 The feedback/constructive criticism is to be viewed
as tips. It’s never something you have to follow. Therefore no one can be
forced into changing a poem/poems or writing style.

#6 You must post your own poetry. Copying any kind of
poems, lyrics or work of other people and calling it your own isn’t allowed.
(Not even if you mention whose work it is. Posting friends’ poetry and such
can be ok. You’ll notice if it is ok because otherwise it gets deleted.)

#7 Do not post more than three poems at the same time/day.

#8 Do not post the same poem more than once.***

#9 Do not post half finished poems.****

#10 No prose (you can always make it a story on mibba)

When the rules aren’t followed threads can get locked and people can get banned.
(These rules go for lyrics as well, which you also can post in this forum.)

Now that you know how to act feel free to roam this section at any time.
Most important is that you have fun and that you never give up your writing.


*Any reply where the poet thanks the people giving their opinion is of course allowed. So are also further questions about the feedback/constructive criticism, and posting things such as ”you’re welcome” when the poet has thanked you. A post by the poet asking for comments is also allowed if you haven’t gotten any and not too much time has passed. (Rule one is to be viewed as a courtesy rule. Obviously spam isn’t allowed under any circumstances but posts that may violate rule one won’t necessarily get you into trouble. It is however more polite to follow the rule than not.)

**You can write just “I like this. It’s cute/cool” if you put in a because and state what part you like in particular.
Ex: “I like this because it’s cool. I like the second stanza." or
“I like this because it’s cute. I like the wording, it’s what makes it cute”
Not “This is adorable! I love it”

***The Writers’ Circle is an exception. You can post a poem both in the forum and in that specific thread.
****Half finished means you’ve only got one/a few stanzas and no ending. Poems that haven’t had a final draft (haven’t been edited) doesn’t fall under this category. If you don’t want to put it in your journal and feel like you need help to finish it post it here.
Peter Petrelli
King For A Couple Of Days
Peter Petrelli
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November 27th, 2006 at 01:21pm
Awesomeness. I always want feedback on mine, even venting, so I'm safe. Cool
What's in a name?
King For A Couple Of Days
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Mibba
November 27th, 2006 at 01:22pm
Cool Ain’t it great?
Yep, you’re totally safe ^_^
FCPSITSGEPGEPGEPanda
King For A Couple Of Days
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Mibba
November 27th, 2006 at 02:31pm
You limited the number of poems per day. I love you. Ah
What's in a name?
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Mibba
November 27th, 2006 at 02:33pm
I did indeed. Cool ILY too, honey.
rollerpig
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rollerpig
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November 28th, 2006 at 01:18pm
good rules. Cool

What's in a name?:

#1 A reply must contain some kind of feedback.*
It doesn’t have to be constructive criticism but you must tell why you
like/dislike the poem and/or what you like/dislike about it. **(Otherwise no
poet can improve).


'cept that. ._.
What's in a name?
King For A Couple Of Days
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Mibba
November 28th, 2006 at 01:18pm
I made a change on #1
Hope it works better for ya all Wink
What's in a name?
King For A Couple Of Days
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Mibba
November 28th, 2006 at 01:20pm
Make you Smile.:
good rules. Cool

What's in a name?:

#1 A reply must contain some kind of feedback.*
It doesn’t have to be constructive criticism but you must tell why you
like/dislike the poem and/or what you like/dislike about it. **(Otherwise no
poet can improve).


'cept that. ._.

I added this Cool **You can write just “I like this. It’s cute/cool” if you put in a because and state what part you like in particular.
Ex: “I like this because it’s cool. I like the second stanza." or
“I like this because it’s cute. I like the wording, it’s what makes it cute”
Not “This is adorable! I love it”
rollerpig
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November 28th, 2006 at 01:21pm
What's in a name?:
Make you Smile.:
good rules. Cool

What's in a name?:

#1 A reply must contain some kind of feedback.*
It doesn’t have to be constructive criticism but you must tell why you
like/dislike the poem and/or what you like/dislike about it. **(Otherwise no
poet can improve).


'cept that. ._.

I added this Cool **You can write just “I like this. It’s cute/cool” if you put in a because and state what part you like in particular.
Ex: “I like this because it’s cool. I like the second stanza." or
“I like this because it’s cute. I like the wording, it’s what makes it cute”
Not “This is adorable! I love it”

Yeah I know Cheese

but I can't say what I like about it just if I like it or not
What's in a name?
King For A Couple Of Days
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Mibba
November 28th, 2006 at 01:24pm
I'm sure you'll be able to think of something Very Happy

(look, it’s kind of a complex rule, I know. So if it just doesn’t work at all I’m gone change it big time so it just keeps spam posts away)
Santa Billie
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November 28th, 2006 at 02:31pm
You said something like "half finished poems are
poems with one or a few stanzas"

That's not true...

...

Also, maybe you should re-word it. What if someone
wants to post a half-finished poem so people can
help them finish it? That seems fine to me...
What's in a name?
King For A Couple Of Days
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Mibba
November 28th, 2006 at 03:21pm
Santa Billie:
You said something like "half finished poems are
poems with one or a few stanzas"

That's not true...

...

Also, maybe you should re-word it. What if someone
wants to post a half-finished poem so people can
help them finish it? That seems fine to me...

What I’ve seen people just post one or two stanzas of a poem without ending claming they want feedback or an opinion but yet never posts the complete poem. I’ll make a sticky for half finished poems, like a help thread for writers block. Seems ok to you?
°MorbidRose°
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Blog
December 1st, 2006 at 09:01pm
Great rules.

What's in a name?:
#1 A reply must contain some kind of feedback.*
It doesn’t have to be constructive criticism but you must tell why you
like/dislike the poem and/or what you like/dislike about it. **(Otherwise no
poet can improve).


Especially that.
At times when I post my poetry, I always hate it when people just go, "It's great!" and stuff like that.
It's like, what do you like best? Why did you like it?
It bothers me. XD
Sara.
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December 1st, 2006 at 09:10pm
What's in a name?:

*Any reply where the poet thanks the people giving their opinion is of course allowed. So are also further questions about the feedback/constructive criticism, and posting things such as ”you’re welcome” when the poet has tanked you.
They're tanking us?! omgno

I like them all...except the first one, But I'll have to deal with it I guess.
What's in a name?
King For A Couple Of Days
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Mibba
December 2nd, 2006 at 06:43am
xD lmfao I didn’t notice that. It’s just a typo…*fixes*
Yeah, I can understand why some don’t like it. It’s really hard to pinpoint what one like/dislike about certain poems at times.
But the more you do it the easier it gets. Smile

°MorbidRose°:
Great rules.

What's in a name?:
#1 A reply must contain some kind of feedback.*
It doesn’t have to be constructive criticism but you must tell why you
like/dislike the poem and/or what you like/dislike about it. **(Otherwise no
poet can improve).


Especially that.
At times when I post my poetry, I always hate it when people just go, "It's great!" and stuff like that.
It's like, what do you like best? Why did you like it?
It bothers me. XD


It bothered me too. A lot. Wink Hence the rule. It’ll make it easier for the poets to see what they’re doing “right” and “wrong”. Besides it’s a great way to avoid spam.
Dead End Girl
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December 2nd, 2006 at 07:58pm
What's in a name?:
#1 A reply must contain some kind of feedback.*
It doesn’t have to be constructive criticism but you must tell why you
like/dislike the poem and/or what you like/dislike about it. **(Otherwise no
poet can improve).

Who are you to decide what is feedback and what isn't?
The writers should decide.
I would think it's anything other than "it's good" or "it's bad".
Just because you don't write a nine page essay scrutinizing every section of the poem doesn't mean it's not constructive.
What's in a name?
King For A Couple Of Days
What's in a name?
Age: 31
Gender: Female
Posts: 2451

Mibba
December 3rd, 2006 at 02:22pm
Dead End Girl:
What's in a name?:
#1 A reply must contain some kind of feedback.*
It doesn’t have to be constructive criticism but you must tell why you
like/dislike the poem and/or what you like/dislike about it. **(Otherwise no
poet can improve).

Who are you to decide what is feedback and what isn't?
The writers should decide.
I would think it's anything other than "it's good" or "it's bad".
Just because you don't write a nine page essay scrutinizing every section of the poem doesn't mean it's not constructive.

What's in a name?:

**You can write just “I like this. It’s cute/cool” if you put in a because and state what part you like in particular.
Ex: “I like this because it’s cool. I like the second stanza." or
“I like this because it’s cute. I like the wording, it’s what makes it cute”
Not “This is adorable! I love it”


Never said that anyone had to write an essay… Coffee
MJ
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MJ
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December 7th, 2006 at 08:55am
Sorry but for the poetry would I start a thread called MJ's Poetry or would I just, say my poem is call "Green" would I start a thread called Green? Just wondering. Starting a threwad with all your poetry under it though sounds logical.
newagecarny
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Mibba
December 7th, 2006 at 09:05am
MJ:
Sorry but for the poetry would I start a thread called MJ's Poetry or would I just, say my poem is call "Green" would I start a thread called Green? Just wondering. Starting a threwad with all your poetry under it though sounds logical.

Start a new thread for each poem. Title of the thread = title of the poem.
MJ
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December 7th, 2006 at 09:08am
Thankies... *goes off to put up a poem*
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