2004-12-02 [Sunrose]: Yes but I don't know if they have a minimum, which was the problem in this particular case ;)
2004-12-02 [Cookieholic]: the minimum is 8 lines i think. but i don't know if they'll make a fuss about it.
2004-12-02 [Sunrose]: I checked, it only mentions a maximum of 35 lines :)
2004-12-02 [Sunrose]: Of course if something is a rule, all submitters should follow them, or else the daily poem bosses would start make exceptions which is not fair to the others..hence I think if your poem doesn't follow the rules it will be removed simply to keep everything fair for everyone.
2004-12-03 [nokaredes]: but if there was a minimum, wouldn't it be the same as this contest? or are the two poem places moderated by different people?
2004-12-03 [Sunrose]: this contest is different And run by other people :) // the daily poem bosses have to read everything too you know.. ;)
2004-12-04 [Sunrose]: of course it is, liking poems or not is always subjective.. :)
2004-12-05 [Ocean Dreaming]: Sorry for dropping in on the conversation like this, but let me try and clarify a few things being a Daily Poem Boss. The daily_poem has many submissions to it, yes. Yes, we have to read all the poems posted there and yes, the Daily Poem is subjective. The line limits on the regular Daily Poem consists of a maximum of 35 lines, but no minimum. Haiku are usually three lines. All the official contests used to be a initiative of the older (and now retired) Daily Poem Bosses Cristina and Calico Tiger. The task of organizing these contests has now fallen to the Assembly and they're doing a great job at it. (cont)
2004-12-05 [Ocean Dreaming]: The rules as they are for the official poetry contests were created with a little advice from the Daily Poem Bosses because, well, because we know which poems work better on Main Street in terms of length and such. Furthermore, while the contest is no longer run by the Daily Poem Bosses, the Daily Poem slot on Main Street is donated to these contests to show the winners and the Daily Poem Bosses judge the entries in this contest. That's all we have to do with the contest, we've advised the Assembly on the best type of rules and we judge the entries. (cont)
2004-12-05 [Ocean Dreaming]: So while there are a number of key differences between the regular Daily Poem and the official contests, it is wrong to say (or imply) that the Daily Poem Bosses have absolutely nothing to do with the contests.
2004-12-06 [Sunrose]: Hmm thanks..think most was clear though. The contest is run by other people, that is not supposed to imply daily poem bosses are not at all involved. In fact all crew could be involved if they wanted to, like I am.. :)
2004-12-06 [Doormat]: I think there should be some word counting too like some poems, i'm not going to mention any names, are like; a word per line
2004-12-07 [la vie lemon]: well maybe that's the type of poem they are
2004-12-07 [Cookieholic]: yeah... a famous one-word-a-lin
2004-12-07 [Sunrose]: I noticed that one :) If people will write them like that it just decreses their chances... :)
2004-12-08 [bringer of chaos]: I think you should make an exception for haiku's. '8 lines unless it's a haiku', you know, becuase that's almost discrimination against a type of poem.
2004-12-08 [my lover is someone I don't know]: yea. haiku's are a valid type of poetry
2004-12-08 [Sunrose]: This contest isn't a haiku-contest :)
2004-12-08 [bringer of chaos]: is there a haiku contest?