What's the story with groups?
Thing is, I realize some are dormant for particular reasons. But those that are open seem extremely quiet and unsupported?
Is it a content thing?
Is it a functionality thing?
Did they never take off as expected?
Or are they as busy as Craic at a corner stop sign, but I just never got the correct directions?
All views and opinions would be great...
Especially if you don't use groups or shy away from them for a reason...
This thread is gone way off the main question.
When I joined, it was like Harry finding Hogwarts. Because I only had 2-3 friends who appreciated my dark poems.
And everyone was giving constructive criticism generously. I think that spirit is still there with all the poets. I remember I used to think a poem is about rhyming.
So the Groups!!! I don't get what all the fuss is about.
I remember the wordplay threads which had to be created xxx1 , xxx2, xxx3.. etc. since the page count increased with each post. ( I remember it was like three people replying to the same question. Then you had to quote and revise. The site was massively active.)
So I believe the group idea was initialised to counter creating many pages. Probably not only this but to have individual platforms for different poetry categories such as visual poetry, spoken words, Haiku etc.
so to lay my thought to your questions
Is it a content thing? I dont think its about content
Is it a functionality thing? I also agree, because the groups functions are totally different than threads
Did they never take off as expected? It may seem the groups didn't take off as expected. But I say at least 50/50. Cuz I still actively play on the Word Play Group.
Or are they as busy as Craic at a corner stop sign, but I just never got the correct directions? As a director of the "Words on a Canvas" group, I couldn't be active as much as it was initialised