That's a valid point raised by Rob...n yes, not jus you but many would be wondering the same...not juz a grey area, not juz returning poets after a break .. but sorry to say..that multiple profiling anonymities (wud say this henchforth as MPA) is one serious issue that has potential doomsday enormities to discourage n drive away even most promising du poets who consider this a poetic abode.... poets are not juz word mechatronic machines to juz churn out poems n accolades n read n comment soullessly...its a sharing caring listening bonds in faith n love n depths... and but such MPA n its illintentions only fastly erode eat away the whole poetic heart n soul of this site...had always been a staunch voice against MPA in my poetic writes n interactions here..n will BE so ..to save n thrive duin my own possible way , du being my poetic abode where i adore bond with lotza precious souls ..even in silence if not in follows n comments...
And of course sorry to say, whether its pertinent or not here...am NOT gonna support the New Poet of the Month thread..until n unless MPA n such ghostly issues are taken care of...which are persistent blatantly here (sorry i FEEL this strongly..n dunn ask me to prove this..had even gone to the stigmatic extent of unfollowing many n not interacting poetically with lotz here as i used to be earlier.. juz me poets, not attacking anyone by name here ); there has been suggestions before in many threads n would say that again... why not each account of poet be identified by their IP address?
coming back to POM format... i feel the focus should be all about a POEM n not its POET.... so why so much fuss in which what poets being nominated.. can the comp be modified to award a poem than juz a name ?
.... cos strongly feels each n every poet whether new or old keep breathing each Now as New amidst struggles n deaths..n therez lot of discovery n rediscovery to be in a continuum in each n every poetic soul n life to be read n listened to ...also this confirms to that poetry is a timeless spaceless eternity like love...n any truth of a poem cud be revisited n-times for its newness ever.. ..whatever be the poet..old or new...
juz my blabbers above, sorry du's for being so loong n ungrammatical often in spells n verses Light n Love my Poetic Souls x
Trolls who repeatedly return to harass outstanding members of this community have been a problem since before I joined ( or so I've read/heard about ). Someone gets angry/jilted/etc. deletes their profile in a huff ( if not banned ), and returns under an alias to harass or wreak havoc in the forums. I'm unsure what can be done about it. As a moderator we had one specific member who had targeted and was constantly advertising a member's name and address falsely. He mistakenly mistook one member as another ( one member being from Florida and the other New York ).
It was a mess.
The reason we can't track IP's is because there are ways around that from routers to various devices. I know for a fact Webmiss has exhausted herself in the past. But, technology is improving every day! Who knows what breakthrough in regards to tracking might occur?! Keep hope!
In regards to Poem of the Month - that was and always will be my baby despite who runs it. It's been a non-dramatic issue since its inception ( I'm talking years )
- until the rule of one win per 12 months was changed to include EVERYONE CAN WIN NO MATTER IF YOU'VE WON BEFORE!!!!! I saw it coming like a freight train! Even told Johnny - all hell's gonna break loose now - just watch.
Dire mistakes have been made with this competition, and I am inclined to agree with Craic that it needs a host who can devote attention to it. BUT, it needs to be a member who would earnestly enjoy the spirit of the comp and wants to become more involved at DU. Someone with poetry in their blood; not a current director of a group*, or moderator, or someone who already has responsibility. We need fresh blood around here in the form of leadership
- such as Josh and Tallen - who will be terrific hosts of the new site comps!
* And, before anyone says anything, I understand Josh is a director in the critique group - there are several directors there - it's not like he runs the group. Spoken word is something he is passionate about and wanted to be more involved. Tallen in respects to new members as well.
I encourage anyone to become involved in what they are passionate about here. Just step up!