Format for POEM OF THE MONTH?

66.67% • 14 votes • A. One winner in a given month, that poet cannot win again in the calendar, and should not be nominated until the next year.
19.05% • 4 votes • B. Any poet can win in the given month, and poets can multiple times per year.
14.29% • 3 votes • C. Choice A or B with the addendum that least three competitions set aside for new poets and or those with less than 10 wins
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Format for POEM OF THE MONTH?

Ahavati
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Tallen said:i had no idea i was supposed to notify the author of spills i've nominated.
Never read this into the rules or anywhere until now.

i always figured it would be a pleasant surprise to the author if and when they won.


You weren't required to.  It's something that inadvertently fell through the cracks with the passing of a torch. It will all be sorted with the new host.

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Ahavati said:

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!



Not talking about isolated incidents or trolls like you mentioned or du have seen of..Am talking of no naming shaming here too..but the whole lot of MPA (Multiple Profiling Anonymities) is as if becoming the norm here...so much mushrooming floating rotating profiles, often or sometimes coming together in simultaneity too ...of not by one or specific troll...but by largely by the larger profiles here  who have been long & perhaps longest here...The MPA is so blatantaly felt & its so (ill)intentions of why they are created is so many.. hate politics, bullying, divisiveness, etc etc etc ...all killing the spirit & truth of love & art...NOT TO JUST TALK OF A COMPETITION LIKE P.O.M. this MPA IS KILLING THE WHOLE SITE ITSELF...someone who talked-fought-wrote poetry against such MPA by obvious big members of du..i remember her as Taryn...is no more here active...So do everyone who raises voice against MPA ...all for the sake of Truth & Art,,,will have to finally go away from site as it is not being addressed???? This is not just a question to you , no grudge against anyone here...but asking Admin & all in here..what could be done to prevent MPA... IP Check & / or Similar foolproof check that will allow only IP-address-wise existence of Profiles??.

Ahh, I am Sorry & am not being Pessimistic when I say..by the time we 'Keep Hope' the site is still mobbing with more & more MPA...& perhaps genuine members have no option but to stay away forever... Have all the faith in Technologhy & but the Admin the Webmiss-I have all the respects & adorations to Her..But is she directly or indirectly  encouraging MPA by not addressing the issue & she herself being in Anonymous Veil saying she exist here in other anaonymous profile??

Well, as far as the votes in this thread clearly have a tilt towards the Original Format of One Win per Year..the P.O.M.issue will be taken care to that specific extent as you say..

Its good that there are so many new comps ...& yes agrees there is need for members (old or new) taking  responsibility  ..who could engage actively ..But am sorry to refer back to what I said earlier in this thread...comps. such as New Poet of the Month  become unacceptable until such MPA are existent...

Juz me again in all the views above...its what i feel intense & hope so many here feels too...am coming out openly with these for DU's own good-not for any personal motives or so.. Light & Love to You all Poetic Souls xx


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summultima said:

Not talking about isolated incidents or trolls like you mentioned or du have seen of..Am talking of no naming shaming here too..but the whole lot of MPA (Multiple Profiling Anonymities) is as if becoming the norm here...so much mushrooming floating rotating profiles, often or sometimes coming together in simultaneity too ...of not by one or specific troll...but by largely by the larger profiles here  who have been long & perhaps longest here...The MPA is so blatantaly felt & its so (ill)intentions of why they are created is so many.. hate politics, bullying, divisiveness, etc etc etc ...all killing the spirit & truth of love & art...NOT TO JUST TALK OF A COMPETITION LIKE P.O.M. this MPA IS KILLING THE WHOLE SITE ITSELF...someone who talked-fought-wrote poetry against such MPA by obvious big members of du..i remember her as Taryn...is no more here active...So do everyone who raises voice against MPA ...all for the sake of Truth & Art,,,will have to finally go away from site as it is not being addressed???? This is not just a question to you , no grudge against anyone here...but asking Admin & all in here..what could be done to prevent MPA... IP Check & / or Similar foolproof check that will allow only IP-address-wise existence of Profiles??.

Ahh, I am Sorry & am not being Pessimistic when I say..by the time we 'Keep Hope' the site is still mobbing with more & more MPA...& perhaps genuine members have no option but to stay away forever... Have all the faith in Technologhy & but the Admin the Webmiss-I have all the respects & adorations to Her..But is she directly or indirectly  encouraging MPA by not addressing the issue & she herself being in Anonymous Veil saying she exist here in other anaonymous profile??

Well, as far as the votes in this thread clearly have a tilt towards the Original Format of One Win per Year..the P.O.M.issue will be taken care to that specific extent as you say..

Its good that there are so many new comps ...& yes agrees there is need for members (old or new) taking  responsibility  ..who could engage actively ..But am sorry to refer back to what I said earlier in this thread...comps. such as New Poet of the Month  become unacceptable until such MPA are existent...

Juz me again in all the views above...its what i feel intense & hope so many here feels too...am coming out openly with these for DU's own good-not for any personal motives or so.. Light & Love to You all Poetic Souls xx



Not everyone who has MPA's are detrimental to the site.  It's not the honest people who are upfront with them, Uma, it's the ones' who aren't honest about who they are, as well as their negative intentions.  I say this as the owner of three additional MPA ( which I am honest about ),  nor use for ill intentions.  I don't know what to suggest  that could address those who aren't honest, and use them for harassment or derogatory means.  I don't.

If you're gunning for all MPA's to be done away with ( and I am not saying you are ), it will not change anything. Because the negative will continue, uncaught, because they aren't honest.  I know several members who have left DU not because of MPA's - but for other reasons: spiteful, bitter, vindictive people.

And, for the record, Taryn herself had MPA's. . .

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Hullo

Just to clarify, member who put themselves up to take on the comp is dedicated member and has no other responsibilities.

in fairness, she put herself up when we asked for someone. neither of the two you mention did


it's gone to the webmiss, we'll see how it goes and update on this thread as soon as we know what the craic is


Thank you muchley:)-

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lepperochan said:Hullo

Just to clarify, member who put themselves up to take on the comp is dedicated member and has no other responsibilities.

in fairness, she put herself up when we asked for someone. neither of the two you mention did


it's gone to the webmiss, we'll see how it goes and update on this thread as soon as we know what the craic is


Thank you muchley:)-


Who mentioned someone?  I have no idea what you are trying to say there!

I can't wait! I am very excited to see members accept responsibilities! The more who become involved the better the place will be! I am sure she will have fabulous ideas to make the comp even better!

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Tallen said:i had no idea i was supposed to notify the author of spills i've nominated.
Never read this into the rules or anywhere until now.

i always figured it would be a pleasant surprise to the author if and when they won.

However,
i will be adding this to the rules for the Newcomers' Poem of the month


Bravo, Tallen! You will do fabulous!

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Cool

I thought you mentioned Josh and Tallen as possible. must have read it wrong


shouldn't be too long of a wait. thanks much for patience

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Ahavati said:

Who mentioned someone?  I have no idea what you are trying to say there!

I can't wait! I am very excited to see members accept responsibilities! The more who become involved the better the place will be! I am sure she will have fabulous ideas to make the comp even better!


Seriously. I can't get her to sit still.

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JohnnyBlaze said:

Seriously. I can't get her to sit still.


 LOL!
BOTH of You are liken to Carpenter Bees!!  

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lepperochan said:Cool

I thought you mentioned Josh and Tallen as possible. must have read it wrong


shouldn't be too long of a wait. thanks much for patience


Nopes! I did mention Josh and Tallen, but not in the context of hosting this competition.  I mentioned being grateful to them for stepping forward and hosting their new ones, because I believe we need a new infusion of members taking responsibility.  Just as I am grateful to this new hostess!


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Ahavati said:

Nopes! I did mention Josh and Tallen, but not in the context of hosting this competition.  I mentioned being grateful to them for stepping forward and hosting their new ones, because I believe we need a new infusion of members taking responsibility.  Just as I am grateful to this new hostess!

my appreciation to anyone willing to step up with time and interest to take this on *nods*

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Ahavati said:

And, for the record, Taryn herself had MPA's. . .


And for the record, Taryn did not use them spitefully and is a wildly respectful human being. Let’s leave Taryn out of it, shall we.

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Miss_Sub said:

And for the record, Taryn did not use them spitefully and is a wildly respectful human being. Let’s leave Taryn out of it, shall we.


Never. Fails.  Missy, I was responding to Uma, who mentioned Taryn in reference to MPA's. No one said ( nor even inferred )  she used them spitefully ( or wasn't wildly respected ). Your defensive comment ( to elevate yourself by debasing another ) is strictly based on your own misperception of what wasn't said nor implied.    

Let's read everything in context next time, shall we?

summultima said: someone who talked-fought-wrote poetry against such MPA by obvious big members of du..i remember her as Taryn...is no more here active...So do everyone who raises voice against MPA

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Let’s not talk to me like a child, shall we.

Taryn left because of this bullshit. I’m just saying.

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butters said:my appreciation to anyone willing to step up with time and interest to take this on *nods*

ditto! We need more utilizing their own passions!

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