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Ahavati said:

LOL! The beautiful thing about DU is that it's inclusive of everyone; thus the extreme content filter. If you don't like something, don't open it! It's really very simple. There are powerhouses of good (non-erotic ) writers here; focus on them.


Agreed, and everyone needs a quality poetry site to call home where they can "hone their craft" with the support of others.


Quietus said:Yeah, this site has pretty much gone downhill in that regard, even since I joined late last year.

Look, I can respect people's desire to write erotica, and the website to allow it, but damn, even looking at my "online now" sidebar, there is like 60% sexually-centered avatars.

It's beyond me why these folks can't just congregate on actual erotica sites. There are plenty of platforms and websites where you can share your desire to perve on. But they pick the one decent little niche poetry site to come to.

I came here for good poetry and to interact with interesting minds, not to meet members of Pornhub.


The problem with what actual erotica writing sites there are is that not only do they pale in comparison to DUP in terms of functionality, they are pretty much useless when it comes to useful feedback.

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JohnnyBlaze said:
The problem with what actual erotica writing sites there are is that not only do they pale in comparison to DUP in terms of functionality, they are pretty much useless when it comes to useful feedback.


Now , Johnny , how would you know ?

( ...LOL... )

( laughter with much respect... )

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Blackwolf said:

Now , Johnny , how would you know ?

( ...LOL... )

( laughter with much respect... )


Because I use to post at a few sites that really sucked, which is how I ended up looking for and finding DUP.

I have my fair share of erotic poetry scattered throughout various accounts. It's just never been my main focus, nor is it the in-your-face porny kind which really doesn't interest me.

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Blackwolf said:I dispute your allegation that at 4:08 - 4:11 , there were
anywhere near your statement of sexually oriented avatars...

That statement is pure bullshit...

Tell the truth !

( are you some overboard purist ? )

Just Wondering


You seem to be defensive about the whole matter, so I'll bite:

No, I'm not a purist. As I said, I respect the fact that there are erotica writers on here, though it doesn't mean that I have to like it.

What possible reason would I have for lying about there being sexual avatars, considering this is probably the first time I've logged in, in a month or more? I have nothing to gain, apart from the catharsis of bitching a little.

It's my personal opinion, and I don't realistically expect anyone to cater to it. I just happened to spy a thread that was already occupied by someone with similar sentiments and decided to post my two cents as well.

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JohnnyBlaze said:

The problem with what actual erotica writing sites there are is that not only do they pale in comparison to DUP in terms of functionality, they are pretty much useless when it comes to useful feedback.


Okay, fair point. I cynically assumed that most folks were just looking to get off, and not for actual constructive feedback. Though some individuals here aren't exactly dispelling the notion of the former.

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Quietus said:

Okay, fair point. I cynically assumed that most folks were just looking to get off, and not for actual constructive feedback.


Well, your assuming wouldn't be wrong in that there is more "erotica" posted and commented on for the sake of socializing than there is with desire for honest critique and growth as writers.

However, the same rings true across DUP concerning all the submitted genres, so .....

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I am feeling very odd today, maybe its these strange times, but I actually agree with Ahavati. There is an extreme warning category and an erotic poem genre section, why would you even open a poem from those if it is clearly not for you????

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David_Macleod said:I am feeling very odd today, maybe its these strange times, but I actually agree with Ahavati. There is an extreme warning category and an erotic poem genre section, why would you even open a poem from those if it is clearly not for you????

I explicitly don't open those things. It would be hypocritical of me to willingly click on someone's poem, blatantly marked with a genre I dislike, and then sit here and bitch about the fact that it exists.

I was mostly annoyed with the imagery and avatars plastered seemingly everywhere when I'd logged on after being gone for a while.

Also, there is no way to filter out this category as far as I've seen. The only thing I saw was something to turn off the warnings, I assume for those that don't necessarily mind viewing extreme content, not for those who wish to not see it at all.

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Quietus said:

I explicitly don't open those things. It would be hypocritical of me to willingly click on someone's poem, blatantly marked with a genre I dislike, and then sit here and bitch about the fact that it exists.

I was mostly annoyed with the imagery and avatars plastered seemingly everywhere when I'd logged on after being gone for a while.

Also, there is no way to filter out this category as far as I've seen. The only thing I saw was something to turn off the warnings, I assume for those that don't necessarily mind viewing extreme content, not for those who wish to not see it at all.


Quietus, is it the "smut" you don't care for?
Or erotica in general?
There are some beautiful pieces of sensual erotic, on this site.  
I admit to writing both. styles  and have sold some smut to disgusting sex shops in the past.
A well versed,  well rounded poet could pan out pretty much any genre successfully.
You may be missing some good poetry by judging the avatar

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To have a group for "erotica only" would take 2-3 people minimum to make the group successful . It would take time and dedication not to mention a well thought out format or objective.
There would have to be rules in this game
It wouldn't make much sense to provide a group just to post erotic material, there is a thread for that
Which means there would need to be something to entice the writers like critique
No seriously
I believe Groups have full editing options which means lovely little miss sexy avatar may choose to post nudes to go with her post.  Art is acceptable? So where do you draw the line with "art"?
This would be a huge task with someone willing to do the oversight it would be unfair to throw it all to the wind and leave Web Miss or Mods to supervise
It's an idea with alot of responsibility.

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Personally , Valeriya , I do not care one iota , what
this person with a problem with sexuality thinks...

Let them hide out in a church and bury their head...

We have every right to use avatars we want , post
what we want , and if they don't like it , too bad...

Anybody who comes on a poetry site and starts
bitching like that , is lucky there are some rules
about what I can say to them...

I am not one who posts raw erotica , or sexual
content that often , at all , but I am full on for
freedom , to post that , or religious diatribe ,
if someone desires...

But this person , is just another being , trying
to impose their views on a website that most
obviously does not agree with them...

If they do not like it , they should just tuck their
head between their legs , and go away...

And *that* is me being ***very*** nice and polite...

( they are lucky I am not being an asshole )

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Blackwolf said:Personally , Valeriya , I do not care one iota , what
this person with a problem with sexuality thinks...

Let them hide out in a church and bury their head...

We have every right to use avatars we want , post
what we want , and if they don't like it , too bad...

Anybody who comes on a poetry site and starts
bitching like that , is lucky there are some rules
about what I can say to them...

I am not one who posts raw erotica , or sexual
content that often , at all , but I am full on for
freedom , to post that , or religious diatribe ,
if someone desires...

But this person , is just another being , trying
to impose their views on a website that most
obviously does not agree with them...

If they do not like it , they should just tuck their
head between their legs , and go away...

And *that* is me being ***very*** nice and polite...

( they are lucky I am not being an asshole )



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LOL...

Love you , Blue Velvete...

Just needed to be said...;)

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Blackwolf said:LOL...

Love you , Blue Velvete...

Just needed to be said...;)





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No doubt.
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