2012-01-06 [Mortified Penguin]: What if the original submitter had stolen in from Sammie without her permission and posted it anonymously?
2012-01-06 [Aradon Templar]: Fair enough for me. I think there's nothing wrong with Sammie claiming it, but reasonable enough that it can't be submitted to the feature.
2012-01-06 [Flisky]: Then Sammie would have stepped up and claimed it. She can claim it, however it would be disqualified from being featured.
2012-01-06 [Mortified Penguin]: Whyzzat?
2012-01-06 [Ravendust]: Because it wasn't actually written by her, unfortunately. Can't claim what you didn't create...
2012-01-06 [Mortified Penguin]: And you know she didn't actually write it? How could you possibly know this?
2012-01-06 [Ravendust]: I was here the day it was posted, I don't remember who wrote it but I know it wasn't her, plain and simple.
2012-01-06 [Mortified Penguin]: So, you just know? That's it, then? Your assumption makes it fact?
2012-01-06 [Ravendust]: I've also read a fair bit of Sammie's poetry on this page when they're submitted, its not her writing style, the words aren't her. My assumptions don't make anything fact, but either way I think the matter has been discussed and we need to quit with the chatter before one of the bosses scolds us! :)
2012-01-06 [Mortified Penguin]: A true poet doesn't have just one style. You're implying Sammie isn't capable of differing in her technique, which is kind of insulting.
And no, the matter has not been discussed. Your unwarranted postulate in regards to the poem and follow-up refusal to defend it by no means counts as a discussion.
2012-01-06 [Flisky]: It wasn't posted by her, therefore either it was posted incorrectly, which means it cannot be featured, or it wasn't her. End of discussion. Please take any more comments on this matter to private messages. Any more comments will be removed.
2012-01-06 [Mortified Penguin]: What if the poem was removed and then re-posted by her? Would it be eligible then?
This question is highly relevant to this wiki. It isn't spam and it isn't useless chatter. It's something I would very much like to have answered. Is there a certain reason you don't want to answer a simple question about the rules to a wiki on the wiki in the place that was intended for questions?
2012-01-06 [Flisky]: Mort, I said to move it to private messages, but I will answer here.
It would be the same as removing another poem by someone else and reposting it as your own. It is not allowed and will cause the member to be banned for stealing/posti
That is the last to be posted on this matter.
2012-01-06 [Lord Josmar]: Also Mort wrote is because when it was posted he was the last author.
2012-01-06 [Mortified Penguin]: That's because I stole it from posted it for Sammie though. With her permission, of course. Her computer wasn't working right and she couldn't post it, so she asked me to do it for her. Ain't that right, Sammie?
2012-01-06 [Olwen]: Is there any available link to the Queue page?
2012-01-07 [Mortified Penguin]: ...
2012-01-07 [kians mummy]: lol, never new you was that soft lol
2012-01-08 [kians mummy]: I will not be submitting anymore poetry to here
1. The bosses are bent, example, they waited until I deleted my poems then started putting poems on mainstreet again.
2. It's not daily, it's not even monthly, it should be called featured poem instead.
3. New bosses are needed, more than two bosses should work on here as there isn't enough.
2012-01-08 [Akayume]: Sammie, correlation does not equal causation.
2012-01-08 [Flisky]: Sammie, I sent you a message.
2012-01-08 [Susie-Q]: Hell. I lose my internet for a month and crazy stuff starts going down. I do agree that the mainstreet feature poem should be updated more frequently. As far as the bosses, no complaints thus far.
2012-01-08 [Olwen]: Maybe there could be another boss to help pick the poem, if the other two bosses are otherwise engaged and cannot do it themselves.
2012-01-09 [MyAlterEgo]: I know this is a stupid question...but what's wrong with the format? Lol, is it the commas?
2012-01-09 [MyAlterEgo]: Thanks :)
2012-01-09 [wicked fae mage]: You're welcome :)
2012-01-09 [Lord Josmar]: Yea, they are real format Nazis here on daily poem, lolz.
2012-01-09 [kians mummy]: Where
2012-01-10 [kians mummy]: Done, I think x
2012-01-10 [Flisky]: Sammie, just one more format error in "Why".
2012-01-11 [pegasus1000]: sammie: first stanza third line too should be to. ;)
2012-01-11 [kians mummy]: All done, thanks to everyone who helped me xxx
2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: how can i join this? :D
2012-02-18 [Flisky]: Place a poem at the bottom of the page, follow the rules posted, and be patient. :)
2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: umm...i can try. I'm a bit new v.v
2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: is this how you do it? o.o
2012-02-18 [Ravendust]: you click edit and add it to the bottom of the page. Unless you're unable to edit for some reason, then you would send it to one of the mods. :)
2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: ummmmm o.o i uuuhhhh...i will just delete it and not worry about it anymore v.v
2012-02-18 [Avaz]: Please don't let it overwhelm you. If you have any trouble with it, many people would be more than happy to help you through it. :)
2012-02-18 [Ravendust]: oh no, don't do that. Submit your poem, that's what this page is for!
2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: well i will try. Do i just submit my poem on here on the comment area here?
2012-02-18 [Ravendust]: above the comments is the icon 'edit' click on that, scroll to the bottom of the edit page and submit your poem there.
2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: okay...let me try
-sighs- i'm making this more difficult then it is v.v
2012-02-18 [Ravendust]: Nah, its tough getting used to the way things like this run, you'll get it though, feel free to message me anytime if you have questions. :)
2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: is that how i do it?
2012-02-18 [wicked fae mage]: If you put it on the wikipage and not the comments, and had one less space between the last line and your written by line, yes :)
2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: oh? well i'm trying to get use to all of this ^^ Being new sucks XDDD
2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: Okay now i see how to do it. Thanks XD
2012-02-21 [Linderel]: A number of poems have been moved to the queue. :)
2012-03-05 [Flisky]: The poem The Minstral has been removed for not following format.
2012-03-29 [Fallen Child Athena]: Im almost tempted to put up my new one.
2012-04-08 [Susie-Q]: Ive been neglecting my poetry. Ive been spending my time working on a sci-fi project. But i do feel i shall have some new material up soon. To all who run this page and participate in/on it, keep it coming, love you all. <3
2012-05-13 [Nuriko-kun]: I love this place so much :D Which is why I keep spamming y'all with my poems every time I remember to log into ET. Hope you don't mind too terribly!
2012-05-13 [Ravenclaw]: Really Flisk? You're hassling me over a couple spaces? lol
2012-05-13 [Ravenclaw]: A colon... really. *sigh*
2012-05-13 [Flisky]: *resists the urge to laugh* And the capital B. (I'm a picky format Nazi.)
2012-05-13 [Ravenclaw]: Then fix it ya own damn self lol
2012-05-13 [Flisky]: I would, but my phone be hating this page. :/
2012-05-13 [Ravenclaw]: fixed.
2012-05-13 [Flisky]: Thankies! ^_^
2012-05-28 [Tickle Me Emo]: My poem is (intentionally) kind of odd, so if it totally violates Daily Poem rules I will be more than happy to take it down. But mostly it has to do with what constitutes "proper English" (an issue I have been thinking deeply about since taking classes on teaching English and working a lot with ESL speakers).
2012-05-31 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: Strange. I'm just pointing out a typo. I don't have an interest in working for free ;) Nor do I have the time ^^
2012-05-31 [Flisky]: Pointing stuff like that out is best left to the bosses or in private messages. :)
2012-07-02 [Fallen Child Athena]: I'll fix it. I cant spell at times >.<
2012-07-02 [EmeraldGrizzly]: I hope the *coughs*, *chokes*, *breathes* actions format is OK :)
2012-07-07 [Flisky]: I'm going to say it's fine.
2012-07-07 [EmeraldGrizzly]: Thank you *bows*
2012-07-14 [wicked fae mage]: A number of poems have been moved to the queue page.
2012-07-14 [Ravenclaw]: Just out of curiosity, may I ask why?
2012-07-14 [Linderel]: It's something that is done periodically when the queue starts thinning out. The poems that are transferred are always taken from the top of this page. Having a separate queue page is slightly less overwhelming for us than simply going through this page every time we update the slot.
2012-07-14 [Ravenclaw]: Ahh, I understand. I thought maybe the herd was thinned for other reasons. It had me worried for a sec. A "What if my poems suck?" kinda moment lol.
2012-07-22 [EmeraldGrizzly]: "Fan-work is not allowed unless the source material is now in the public domain." I was curious if this could be explained in great detail/a good example given please & thank you.
2012-07-22 [Linderel]: A poem about Harry Potter would not be accepted; a poem about Shakespeare's works, on the other hand, would. Public domain means that the copyright has expired. If you want to submit a fan poem, you'll have to make sure that the original work on which the poem is based is old enough. Was this helpful?
2012-07-22 [EmeraldGrizzly]: Perfectly! Thank you! Honestly if an explanation like this was already up there I'd been fine from the start. Just a suggestion! Thanks again!
2012-07-23 [Linderel]: [EmeraldGrizzly]: I was going to say that you'll usually find answers in the Daily Poem FAQ, but there was nothing about it there. Suppose I have to go and fix that. :P Check the whole thing again while I'm at it. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. :) For a quick fix, might as well add that link to the top of this page.
2012-07-24 [EmeraldGrizzly]: No problem, thanks again! Though I might have preferred the lawyer... :)
2012-08-10 [kians mummy]: Are my poems in the other queue? x
2012-08-10 [wicked fae mage]: I took the queue from the top of the page until about the middle a few weeks ago. If you had poems toward the top that aren't here now, they yes.
2012-09-19 [Ravenclaw]: Ignore me. I have a bad habit of clicking edit on any wiki I go to XD
2012-10-15 [wicked fae mage]: Some of the poems have been moved to the queue page.
2012-10-19 [The Only The young]: My submission:
The Mime of The City
The mime doesn't know time,
He seems insane,
Yet some what kind.
But his soul is filled with shame.
For when people pass by, they laugh at the mime with no name.
He cannot sing, or shout,
He can only dance and act,
For voice he lacks.
He might;ve lost his voice in war,
Or something even more.
Yet people still laugh at the mime,
That cannot sing,
But can rhyme.
The city is teaming with life,
Yet he is lonely,
Having no wife.
All he sees is death's scythe.
He works all night and light,
Making about 50 cents by dawn.
He rests about 2 hours a night,
He sleeps on the sidewalk,
Grasping all he owns,
Written by [The Only The young]
2012-11-13 [MyAlterEgo]: What's wrong with the format? I think I'm missing something...
2013-01-10 [wicked fae mage]: A number of poems have been moved to the queue.
2013-01-19 [Artsy]: I might have asked this before but... is there an archive of past featured poems?
2013-01-19 [Linderel]: When you go to Main Street and scroll down to the poem slot, you'll see a button that says "More poems". Click that. Then just click "read older poems" if you're not searching for anything specific. If you are, you can search with username, house number, or poem title. :)
2013-01-19 [Artsy]: =D Thank you! I forgot the poem I had featured the first time. XD I've been trying to find it.
2013-01-29 [kians mummy]: That's better lol, I will be doing some more poems soon. x
2013-01-31 [Susie-Q]: Love the Hedda poem lols
2013-01-31 [Susie-Q]: I feel stupid for asking this but where is the view older poems link? X(
2013-01-31 [Susie-Q]: Ha jk found it
2013-02-03 [American Revolutionary]: my poem "Jessica" is a poem dedicated to a girl i was with..[Eloura] who passed away...i was nervous to put the poem up because i dont like showing my emotions...but its time i let other people read how i express my feelings, and as i sit here typing with tears in my eyes i shall post it
2013-02-03 [kians mummy]: I love it x
2013-02-07 [American Revolutionary]: all i was missing was the "by" lol my bad, i fixed it..if theres anything else wrong ill fix it as well
2013-02-08 [American Revolutionary]: fixed
2013-02-10 [Susie-Q]: hazaah finally have a new pot. <3 This pleases the great will of the macrocosm
2013-02-10 [Susie-Q]: In which direction?
2013-02-10 [Susie-Q]: Hows'at look now?
2013-02-10 [wicked fae mage]: It looks fixed to me. :)
2013-02-10 [Susie-Q]: cool beans
2013-02-11 [Susie-Q]: i think that might have been me actually, my phone was having issues when i was posting my last one. do you happen to know what it used to say? and sorry [LIL_ELF_GURL14], if it was me didn't mean to botch your writing :(
2013-02-11 [Ravenclaw]: You can always view a past version of the page, copy the text and replace it in a new edit.
2013-02-11 [Lord Josmar]: There should be a restore previous version button or something that the owner can use and it will take it back. It will erase all changes though.
2013-02-11 [Flisky]: No. I got it. I was on my phone last night and now I'm on my computer.
2013-02-11 [Susie-Q]: Crap there I go mussin things up with my lack of computer knowhow
2013-02-13 [Susie-Q]: yo they do military funerals, give'm a break. that's some heavy shit having to watch fellow soldiers be put in the ground every day
2013-02-25 [LIL_ELF_GURL14]: lol. im assuming its fine now? :P dont worry about it i have it saved in my "poetry" wiki
2013-02-25 [Triola]: Thank you :D Heartbreak makes for good poetry :P
2013-02-28 [Susie-Q]: A good part of that is spelling and grammar corrections. XP
2013-02-28 [Mortified Penguin]: Not even close. There are wikis on Elftown with upwards of 15426 page edits...
2013-02-28 [Susie-Q]: truly a marvel to behold
2013-03-15 [Susie-Q]: love the "in the city night" poem. It's refreshing reading a poem that's not about love or heartbreak. Gets real stale after a while
2013-03-15 [Susie-Q]: Just keep posting good stuff :)
2013-03-22 [Mortified Penguin]: But without your poems, how will Elftown function? D:
2013-03-22 [Mortified Penguin]: Why would they warn and ban you at the same time? What purpose would the warning serve?
2013-03-22 [Avaz]: Same reason ragequitting annoucements would serve, I imagine.
2013-04-09 [wicked fae mage]: I moved a chunk of the poems from this page to the queue page leaving a few up for format references. Keep writing, guys!
2013-04-24 [kians mummy]: Huh, they are fixed?
2013-04-24 [Flisky]: The format is still wrong.
2013-04-25 [kians mummy]: What is wrong with it?
2013-04-25 [kians mummy]: Right, I have fixed what I thought was the problem, so if this is not correct please tell me what it is, and just a suggestion for the future, if there is a problem with the format, describe what it is to the member instead of just putting please fix the format of your submissions, according to my computer, the format is correct, so I do not see what the problem is.
2013-04-25 [Chimes]: The reason the bosses don't tell you what is wrong is to ensure you read the rules and check the appropriate page (or even look at other submissions) to see the correct format. :) They're not doing it to be mean.
2013-04-25 [Alexi Ice]: Can I give her a hint? I'm gonna' guess you either need to capitalize the W in written...or take out all the commas... Or both. Also in that last poem 'me' there is an extra 'ever' in the last sentance.
2013-04-30 [kians mummy]: So wy has everyone got a space between there poem and the <hr> code then, seems to me that I am the only one sticking by the rules proper format.
2013-04-30 [Ravendust]: [Susie-Q] - your poem 'Is it Just Memories' actually has an error at the bottom, I'd check it out and fix it ;)
[kians mummy] - *hint* your format error is a simple one, just look closely, compare it to one of the other poems, you'll see it.
2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: There, Sammie. Use the one I submitted as a guide.
2013-05-01 [Lord Josmar]: Oh my goodness, that poem hurt my brain Mort.
2013-05-01 [Susie-Q]: Bwa hah hah hah hah hah. It's a masterpiece, truly a wonder to behold.
2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: There, is it fixed now? And what should I do about a poem that needs to be slightly different than the daily poem format allows for it to properly convey its poetic message? I've seen poems that were allowed before that didn't follow all the rules at the author's request, like ones with varying capitalization
2013-05-01 [Flisky]: Mort, there's nothing wrong with the poem. Merely the format.
And please take the chatter elsewhere.
2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: The way it's formatted is essential to the poem.
2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: That little unbolded 'h' in the title is used, partly, to foreshadow the inadequacy of the poem. The indention on line four is used to show that line four has been indented. And the part about me saying it was angrily written by me is supposed to be reminiscent of an angry father or creator and his sad, beaten child, which symbolizes the poem. That part is necessary to get my point across on child abuse. And all the little mistakes show that it's broken and different, but it's still trying. Nothing about it is right, but it's still up there doing its best, despite its upbringing. Despite its drunken father beating it. The title is wrong, the body is bad, and the ending is the coup de grâce that makes the poem what it is. It's perfect in its imperfections, you see, and is representative of many things, all of which I can tell you when I think up what they are.
2013-05-01 [Flisky]: Yes, but the author line is...not correct.
2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: But I need it to be like that for the poem to be complete. That's the most important part of all. D:
2013-05-01 [Flisky]: ...But not with format. If it's part of the poem, then make another author line.
2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: But then it'll look stupiiiiid! :(
2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: I can't have my work of art looking weird! All I'm good for is my poetry and if my poem looked askew, I'd be the laughing stock of the poetry community!
2013-05-01 [Flisky]: ...Just fix it or I will remove it. It already looks weird. So no worries about that.
2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: *sobs bitterly*
2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: There, now it's fixed and flawless.
2013-05-01 [Flisky]: Now you're just trying to annoy me.
2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: Nuh uh, all those "Written by [Mortified Penguin]" lines were part of my updated poem. They were supposed to show an echo of the author, explaining who he was and that he too was flawed, and then it finished up with a "Written by anonymous" to signify that the author himself wasn't even the author and that there's a mysterious third party, which is an effect often used by Poe and Rembrandt in their poetry. The uQt'd <hr> at the end shows that the poem is complete, but still, following the motif of imperfection, flawed.
2013-05-01 [Flisky]: ...no. Just no.
2013-05-01 [Flisky]: The Daily Poem bosses also reserve the right to remove poems from the page and ask people to stop commenting and posting. Please do not make me do that Mort.
2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: Actually, the rules state that they can, "reserve the right to not feature poems based upon the quality of work," not based on personal vindiction and jealousy of an author's talent. And there's nothing about them being able to stop commenting and posting that's relevant and actually about the submissions and the rules. There's just a short request that chatter be kept off the page, so that the things I'm trying to discuss can be discussed. However, I will concede to you and leave it at that and not further edit my now mangled poem. I hope you are happy.
2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: On that note, I would like to point out that I've submitted a new poem and would like to make sure it's acceptable. Is it acceptable?
2013-05-01 [Flisky]: There are things about not spamming the page. And yes, that's fine, if that's what you want to post.
2013-05-01 [Susie-Q]: your eloquent use of the English language is causing my diaphragm to erupt in uncontrollable spasm leaving me in tears on the floor. I believe the pigmies of Africa refer to thus phenomena as laughter. It's so painful yet beautiful. Bravo mort, you have used speech to send my abdominal muscles into convulsions. All praise "written by [Mortified Penguin]"
2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: That is a good point. But, so this page isn't clogged with spam about how great my poetry is, please take it to Daily Poets' Choice. And feel free to nominate my poems to be on Mainstreet while you're there!
2013-05-02 [Susie-Q]: Too lazy. But someone definitely should. Yeah, definitely.
2013-05-10 [Susie-Q]: spacing from what I see. Though im running on two hours of sleep and a hangover so I could be mistaken
2013-05-10 [Chimes]: Because the bosses haven't replied yet: I do believe the error that was there has been fixed. It looks fine to me now. (There was a colon where there shouldn't've been.)
2013-05-10 [Flisky]: Oops. Sorry. This page was lost in my wiki comments section. Yes, the error was fixed.
2013-05-25 [kians mummy]: So have my poems gone to the queue?
2013-05-25 [wicked fae mage]: Yes, if the poems were here before, aren't now and:
-they weren't removed after a warning was given about a mistake
-you didn't take them down