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  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (1/5/2006 9:03:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies
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    Well, I am looking forward to a peaceful year. It is rather pleasant to visit at P/H and we shall make it even more pleasant.
    I trust that exterminators, windowcleaners and maids can be employed to keep things in total harmony.
    Also, I would like samples of poems posted in the forum to get a 'taste' if that is possible.
    What do you think?

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    • Rookie Joseph Daly (1/5/2006 9:42:00 AM) Post reply

      I just noticed that the spat between yourself and the learned professor Hound has also been deleted. How nice! Does this mean group hugs session?

    • Rookie Joseph Daly (1/5/2006 9:38:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      So Herbert, did you start by deleting your reply from the message I left concerning the ratings system? Were you withdrawing your valued support, in order to maintain a bit of peace? I am heartbr ... more

    • Rookie Max Reif (1/5/2006 9:17:00 AM) Post reply

      Could you please elaborate on that last idea, Herbert? I have no idea what you mean, yet. Thanking you much.

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (1/5/2006 8:35:00 AM) Post reply

    Well, boys and girls. The clouds have been wiped away to make room for the silver lining, you know Argentum nitricum.
    Sorry about all the fruits falling off but there is a light breeze that could signal that we all live under the same sky yet none of us have the same horizon.I just posted a poofter poem, hope I am not offending anyone. It is about a friend (not close) who is a retired schoolteacher and the grandest guy, otherwise.
    Best wishes
    Best wishes

  • Rookie Rosa Mayfair (1/5/2006 7:33:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Can people please comment on my poems, if they have the time, thank you

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    • Rookie Mary Nagy (1/5/2006 7:46:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Rosa, I really enjoyed your ''Beggar Man'' poem. I think it's a very thoughtful poem and shows your heart. sincerely, Mary

    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (1/5/2006 7:43:00 AM) Post reply

      So sorry. Looked at two (to be fair) of yours. Didn't like them at all. Back to the groceries. Best wishes and don't take MY word for it. Ask Carter, JC H

    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (1/5/2006 7:40:00 AM) Post reply

      Rosa, I shall hasten to comply. Mainly because I used to purchase most of my groceries at the Mayfair Markets during my stay in the USA. Should you be a heiress of said chain, give me time. I shall r ... more

  • Rookie Joseph Daly (1/5/2006 6:35:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Sort of keeping on the same track as Joy. I think that the rating system, for individual works, should be done away with. It serves no purpose as it cannot bear relation to the comments left on each piece of work. The fact that some, anonymous person has given the poem a 10 or a 1 is so slight an indication of how they view the work as to be a total irrelevance. It bears little on the more important question, to the reader and the writer, that being: Why?

    I would suggest that visitors be allowed to leave comments, a sort of guestbook book if you like, seperated from the comments left by members,

    Ranking has become a fetish in today's world; a world that sometimes cannot think or value anything beyond the superfluous. Everything is reduced to a perverted democracy that we find in 'Your favorite blahs' type of books, journals or websites.

    It is a wonderful example of insulting the inteligence whilst making us a part of it, thus making us feel good about having a role to play.

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    • Rookie Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (1/5/2006 8:43:00 AM) Post reply

      right you are, Denis. statistics, rankings, numbers. our entire culture has become a series of countdowns. it's all about who stacks up against whom.

  • Rookie Joy Vanderhelm (1/5/2006 4:52:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I think the earlier comments about the rating system, them being bullshit, I mean, are sufficient explaination for the top 500. I think it's better to comment honestly and objectively and to recieve such comments. That's how I judge how good my work is and how much better it could be. The whole rating system isn't worth the time or the attention it's getting. So, let's all please move on to grander things. Like, what did everyone have for breakfast this morning? :)

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    • Rookie Mary Nagy (1/5/2006 7:54:00 AM) Post reply

      Breakfast? Nothing......... I gave up drinking pop and I think that took my appetite with it.

  • Rookie ***** ********* (1/5/2006 3:36:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Me again! Just notice at the bottom of the screen, left hand side there is this column, People who read Tai Chi Italy also read: And all the names have dissappeared. Has anyone else noticed this I wonder? It was a good feature, to read others work and I miss it.

    Picky today,


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  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (1/5/2006 12:14:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    I recommend the establishment of an award on this site.
    Those who have been here longer than 12 months are eligible for the award of the Poemhunter Durability Award (PHD)

    All those with a PHD are automatically allowed into the prestigious 500 Club.

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    • Rookie Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (1/5/2006 8:46:00 AM) Post reply

      i think we should also get a medal for Poemhunter Forum Survivability to wear on our chests. it will resemble the Purple Heart with a 'V' affixed for Valor. and how about a Campaign Ribbon for those ... more

    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (1/5/2006 5:12:00 AM) Post reply

      Both, Michael. nd I like the word twitter. Gewitter in German means thunderstorm. H

    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (1/5/2006 4:16:00 AM) Post reply

      Does that refer to the durability of the poems posted, or the effort of living through the twitter on the Forum?

  • Rookie Rusty Daily (1/4/2006 9:29:00 PM) Post reply

    Civil discourse. Anyone?

  • Rookie Michael Voorhis (1/4/2006 9:25:00 PM) Post reply

    Now another fight on the forum. Seems like peace on the boards is out of the question these days.

  • Rookie ***** ********* (1/4/2006 5:16:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    How come, there are 10,000 alleged people reading this site, at this very moment and yet the hits are always the same numbers reading the poetry each day. I have a feeling that the figures are massaged, or made up! What do others here think I wonder?



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    • Rookie Rich Hanson (1/4/2006 8:57:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Far more people type in the name of a poet like 'Maya Angelou' or 'Ted Kooser' and read their work judging from the hundreds of feedbacks that these writers receive per poem. As much fun as we have ... more

    • Rookie Rusty Daily (1/4/2006 7:23:00 PM) Post reply

      Tai, I think it's all those people who are making the phony votes on the top 500 poems. smiles You got a point.

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