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Dan Reynolds Male, 55, United Kingdom (9/19/2012 4:25:00 PM)

It seems funny now, reading new comments on this forum by new poets. Can you (The veterans) remember your first postings here, and how or why you took the leap from reading to responding, amidst the flurry and the fury which was directed by the membership?I believe, all who are remembered, are valuable to the site's continuence and credability. But I also believe, there are ghosts which need to be buried, and wrongs yet to be righted. How think you...; ¬)

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  • ***** ***** (10/3/2012 5:05:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    You are very brave to post such a tickler, but some ghosts are best left unsettled. I wouldn't if I were you...... let's let sleeping dogs lie shall we?S.

  • Paul Butters (9/26/2012 5:23:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    You made me check there! I first posted here on 11th January 2007. Guess that makes me a middling veteran. Good to see the " Dark Ages" are over, when even commenting here was almost impossible. Have kept posting poems here and am glad the site lives on.

  • Linda Ori (9/23/2012 11:22:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    We had quite a group way back when, Danny. I looked forward to writing and posting comments then - it was exciting and productive. I got alot of positive (and some negative) feedback, constructive criticism, and made some very good friends as well. It got me through a very uncertain time in my life and got me back to writing again after years of neglect. I felt a true sense of connection with a group of kindred souls, and it was a wonderful experience. Somewhere along the line, people began to disappear, there were too many technical difficulties with the site, and it just became a hassel to deal with it all. There was also a faction of disgruntled writers who thrived on attacking other writers, whether justifiably and otherwise, on the forum. It became a war of sorts, and no longer a productive environment. That said, even though I moved to another more user friendly site, I continue to dropp by to see if things are improving, and am happy to see some of the old group returning as well. Maybe things are looking up? It would be nice to think so, but then, " you can never go home again" ........ at least not to the way things used to be.

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  • Chuck Audette (9/20/2012 4:06:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    I remember this website being a daily draw for me. It was simple to use and had dedicated users who established good connections and talk between themselves. 2005-2008 particularly. Then the website got buggier, posting comments required repeated log-ins (even now I can't rate any poems) , friends moved on, a certain vocal but very odd element took over the main forum, and my daily effort diminished to nil. Good to see some have stayed and are still creating new poetry, such as yourself, Danny.

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    • Dan Reynolds (9/20/2012 5:51:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      Aw, Chuck. We (Scots) can move on, but never dismiss our roots. This site was a formative part in my education and will to participate. Humour may have brought me friends and enemas in equal measure, ... more

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (9/20/2012 12:06:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Aye thinx u write, mate Danny...Arrrrrgh! FjR

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