2011-05-11 [Linderel]: Sure.
2011-05-12 [Susie-Q]: Sorry about that. The computer i was using was having issues. Yha kmyo for adjustumg it for me. I'll be sure to keep my future su missions within the perameters of of the poems page. Again, sorry about that.
2011-05-13 [Alexi Ice]: No worries, it wasn't hard to fix ^^
2011-05-13 [Susie-Q]: Im glad. I love sharing my writings and i try to stay with the format. This is a wonderful page
2011-05-19 [Mystin]: Grrr....... ok.
2011-05-19 [Linderel]: Sorry. Rules are rules. :P
2011-05-19 [Mystin]: Let me know if that's better.
2011-05-19 [Linderel]: Much. :) Thank you.
2011-05-19 [kians mummy]: what is wrong with it
2011-05-19 [Linderel]: Mystin already fixed it, so there isn't anymore. :)
2011-05-19 [kians mummy]: oh lol
2011-05-19 [hanhepi]: ok, i may or may not have submitted a poem a bazillion years ago, but if i didn't, i'd like to submit it now. do i really have to go through 3000+ past versions of this page to find out if i submitted it once, or do you have some sort of list somewhere you/i can check?
2011-05-19 [hanhepi]: title is "Life With a Bullrider", may have been submitted in 2005 or 2006. (it's sorta crappy cowboy poetry)
2011-05-19 [Linderel]: Oh, if it was submitted that long ago, go ahead and submit it again. :O I think loads were lost when they revamped this thing.
2011-05-19 [hanhepi]: alright! i'll get it typed up and submit it then! :) thanks.
2011-05-19 [hanhepi]: grammar question! if i were to form a contraction of "the bull is", would it be "the bull's"?
2011-05-19 [Linderel]: Indeed it would, but mind you, it would be better to address those questions to me in a PM. xD
2011-05-19 [hanhepi]: sorry, i figured anyone could answer it though. :P
2011-05-19 [Linderel]: ...or somewhere else. Anyway. *zips own mouth*
2011-05-21 [Lord Josmar]: Not to seem cocky or trying to impose, but since I am posting from my phone I wont he able to put my poem at the bottom of the list, so I am going to post it at the top. If this is a problem then please let me know and the first second I get on a PC I will fix it.
Edit: Nvm, my phone wont let me edit at all so I will just have to wait.
2011-05-21 [Linderel]: Please send it to me or [Flisky] in a PM instead if you absolutely cannot wait. :)
edit: Right. But my answer remains. If you're ever in a situation where you aren't able to submit in the proper fashion and would rather not wait until you can, send a message.
2011-05-21 [Lord Josmar]: Thanks [Linderel], I will remember that next time I am unable to post. I fixed the format and a few of the grammatical errors that I saw, if there is anything I missed just let me know and I will fix them. Sorry about the errors.
2011-05-21 [Linderel]: There are two errors left. :) One on line two, another on the last line. The latter is one of those commonly confused things...
2011-05-21 [Lord Josmar]: I'm afraid I don't see them. Grammar wasn't a high priority in my school's English classes. Especially when Y'all is an acceptable term.
2011-05-21 [Linderel]: Oh dear xD Fine: "echos" should be "echoes" and "then" should be "than".
Quick rule of thumb. When you're talking about things related to time or the order of things happening, use "then". When you're making a comparison, use "than".
2011-05-22 [Lord Josmar]: Oh, ok. I thought echoes was one of them but didn't know what to change it to. My first thought was that echoes isn't a word and that is should be echoed. And I have never known the difference between then and than. I will try to keep on top of those errors in the future.
2011-05-22 [Susie-Q]: Echoes is a word. Then often refers to a time. Than is often used to represent one thing above another. Example. I prefer red wine rather than white wine. These brief definitions (if you can call them such) are not verbatim, but merely basic ideas. For a better explanation, you should turn to the dictionary. A thersaurus is also another helpful resource.
2011-05-22 [Akayume]: That sounds funny though. o.o Wouldn't you say, "I prefer red wine to white wine?" O.o
Another example for than/then would be, "I went to the mall, then to the store" and "I like Bob more than Tom".
And now I will shut up as to not incur the wrath of the poem bosses. :3
2011-05-22 [Lord Josmar]: I think you are doing a service to the grammatical order of this fine wiki. *Wipes brown substance from nose*.
2011-05-22 [Linderel]: The problem is that these examples only stay in the comments for so long before they are pushed out of sight by other comments. :P
2011-05-22 [Susie-Q]: Yes. It was a strange way of wording it. But it was just an example. Like i said, though. They were basic ideas of the use of those words. Your examples also work well. But overall. I think the dictionary could explain it better than either of us. Unless we posted the dictionary's definitions. But that might be a but much :).
2011-05-23 [Akayume]: That's true. When in doubt, consult a dictionary. :O They even have nifty online ones so you don't need to thumb through pages the old-fashioned way. X3
2011-05-23 [Ravendust]: Can someone do me the favor of checking how many entries I have on the page? I don't have access to a computer and can't use the ctrl f function to check easily :-/. I would be very grateful.
2011-05-23 [Akayume]: I can. (: You have one! So you can submit up to three more.
2011-05-23 [Ravendust]: ^^ thanks a lot
2011-05-23 [Akayume]: Not a problem! :D I know my phone freaks out whenever I visit this page. It's like, "OMG TOO BIG TO HANDLE" (and please don't say "that's what she said" DX).
2011-05-23 [Ravendust]: *hates that phrase* my phone doesn't spazz, just takes forever to scroll. New poem successfully added though. :)
2011-05-23 [Susie-Q]: The words that bring us together :)
2011-05-23 [Flisky]: Okay, guys. Enough chatter.
2011-05-24 [Susie-Q]: Right right
2011-05-29 [Mystin]: Fair enough
2011-05-30 [kians mummy]: how come mine has gone dow from 16th place to 17th place, that ain't fair, and mine haven't even gone up in ages, you said to me that you choose from the top, and yet you haven't, otherwise mine and everyone elses would of moved up
2011-05-30 [Linderel]: We move a number of poems from the top of this page to the queue periodically, when we deem necessary. The next time we do so, it is extremely likely that all your submissions will be transferred. Fret not. :)
2011-05-30 [kians mummy]: ok lol, sorry :)
2011-05-31 [Doormat]: Just because a poem disappears from here doesn't mean they go on the queue necessarily.
Quality assurance, the problem with rewarding things that are intrinsically enjoyable, etc.
I'm pretty sure some of my poems that I put on here have gone straight from this page into the incinerator.
Where they belong.
2011-05-31 [kians mummy]: thats why i keep an eye on mine
2011-06-06 [There Is No Cure]: I hope my poems are alright. Halo looks like a bow with a drawn arrow but for some reason it does not look like that when uploaded here.
2011-06-06 [Linderel]: Elftown has a habit of screwing with that sort of formatting, I'm afraid. But yes, your submissions are fine - except for one little error in the second one.
2011-06-06 [There Is No Cure]: Is it better?
2011-06-06 [Linderel]: Aye, 'tis. :) Thank you!
2011-06-06 [There Is No Cure]: Hehehe, I had to ask one of my friends for help
2011-06-06 [Mystin]: Does anyone like my new poems?
2011-06-06 [Linderel]: For anyone who answers, please do so in a private message. :) Personal feedback doesn't really belong in this comment box.
2011-06-06 [Draugur dauðans]: HEY! I see someone posted a Haiku after my Chōka. I really love that style. (The Japanese forms are what Im referring to, not to one particular form in general.)
2011-06-08 [pegasus1000]: If I have forgotten witch poems I have posted in the past would it be a sin to post them again as long as they have not already been featured on main street?
2011-06-08 [Linderel]: Not a sin, but they would still have to be removed. Pleaso do start keeping track of what you submit - and I mean writing it down somewhere. Anyway, I can check what's in the queue.
2011-06-08 [Mystin]: I think it's really unfair that the daily poem is just as long as my deadwood one was but I was told mine wasn't structured right. Why?
2011-06-08 [Linderel]: I believe I have attempted to explain this before. It was not about the number of lines. The maximum there is fifty. It was about the length of the individual lines.
2011-06-08 [Mystin]: So if I split it up, you'll accept it?
2011-06-08 [Linderel]: Assuming everything else is in order (I cannot just now remember whether there were any grammar or spelling errors), yes.
2011-06-08 [Mystin]: Ok cool! But I have to delete one to re-post that one :-(
2011-06-08 [Linderel]: Or you could wait until the current ones are moved to the queue. :) Admittedly, that will take some time. But it's up to you, of course.
2011-06-08 [Mystin]: Oh ok, I'll wait. Thanks, sorry about the misunderstandi
2011-06-08 [kians mummy]: i'm still 16 away after nearly a month
2011-06-08 [Linderel]: No one ever said it wasn't going to take time. :) Just enjoy reading others' poetry and keep your patience stocked.
2011-06-08 [Mystin]: *pouts under a tree*
2011-06-08 [pegasus1000]: [Linderel] I was actually putting together a list of poems that I had submitted so that I would not end up doing so twice. But as I went through my poems I have on my poem index I couldn't remember with certainty. Thanks for responding to my question.
2011-06-09 [Draugur dauðans]: just curious, what exactly is wrong with the way I have them formatted? The spaces between morae couples?
2011-06-09 [Linderel]: Ah, no. There is nothing wrong with the poems themselves. It's the "Written by" part.
2011-06-09 [Draugur dauðans]: such a simple mistake... *Facepalm*
2011-06-09 [Linderel]: Happens a lot. :P
2011-06-09 [Draugur dauðans]: I can imagine. Doesn't help that I'm terribly distracted lately.
2011-06-10 [LIL_ELF_GURL14]: Kay i tried. grammar isnt really my thing.
so let me know if it still needs work
2011-06-10 [Mystin]: I think we should do a vote on poems for daily poem. Who's with me?
2011-06-10 [Lord Josmar]: I like the idea, but with it being daily there would be little to no time to get a good amount of voters. And I don't think the daily poem is really geared towards competition. Its just to showcase the poems of our fellow Elftownians.
2011-06-10 [Mortified Penguin]: And, with such a short amount of time, it would be easy for someone to get their friends to vote for them or even make clone houses to vote for themselves (I know I would). Then they could win every single day and nobody else would be able to have a chance to have their work featured.
2011-06-10 [Lord Josmar]: Now if they had a large wiki with multiple voting polls going at the same time that last, like, a week or two and then everyday one poll is settled and the winner is posted while a new poll is posted up.
2011-06-10 [Akayume]: I think that everyone has a chance to be featured, and you do "vote" by placing your poem here. It's a showcase, a feature, not a competition. (:
Also [Mystin], that's really more of a comment that belongs in the Suggestions forum. There it will be read by more people (firstly) and secondly, questions regarding this feature will be noticed (instead of tons of comments showing up and the question being lost).
I would link you to the suggestions forum, but I can't remember how. Sorry. :(
2011-06-10 [Lord Josmar]: I think it links the same way as wikis just have to have the forum number.
2011-06-10 [Akayume]: Thanks Mort. (: (I am terribly tired... and I forget these things. :P)
But yes! Post there. (: I know that lots of people read that forum, so it's a great place for suggestions.
2011-06-10 [Mortified Penguin]: I wouldn't think suggestions related to the Daily Poem would be considered random chat.
2011-06-12 [LIL_ELF_GURL14]: Hahhaha. damn. i always thought it was one word.
but i guess it makes sense. just looks weird
2011-06-12 [Mortified Penguin]:
2011-06-12 [kians mummy]: why is mine now 17 down
2011-06-12 [Linderel]: Is it possible that you miscounted the first time?
2011-06-12 [Mortified Penguin]:
2011-06-12 [Linderel]: I give you my word, I haven't touched your poems except for putting some of them up for you in the first place. Why would I? Another possibility is that someone submitted on the top of the page instead of the bottom, but I like to think someone would have noticed that.
2011-06-12 [kians mummy]: well you can you have a look
2011-06-12 [Linderel]: I just finished looking through old page versions and your first poem is exactly where I originally placed it. The only things that happened after that were other people adding their submissions after yours, at least one person replacing a couple of their poems with other ones, and at some point a transfer to the queue, which left your poem as 17th on this page.
2011-06-12 [kians mummy]: ok x)
2011-06-14 [Linderel]: A number of poems have been moved from this page to the queue.
2011-06-14 [Ravendust]: Wow, I'll say. The page is practically empty now! I just need to inspire myself to write more and start filling it up again! (we all do xP)
2011-06-14 [Linderel]: Indeed you do.
2011-06-19 [Alexi Ice]: Wolfie's not always on so I fixed his and Fae's since it was an easy fix. Hope you don't mind.
2011-06-19 [LinkTurrner]: Oh sorry I thought I had it all fixed, thanks Ice ^^
2011-06-19 [Alexi Ice]: Anytime, dear <3
2011-06-19 [wicked fae mage]: Thanks :)
2011-06-22 [Alexi Ice]: Carry me is about 46 lines...>> I had to edit four lines out. If it's still too bothersome I can replace it with something new.
2011-06-26 [Susie-Q]: let me know if the format isnt correct. last time i messed up some how. i've checked for spellig and there shouldn't be any grammar issues. i just want to make sure i got the format right this time
2011-06-26 [Linderel]: Seems to be in order. :)
2011-06-26 [Susie-Q]: Good :) im glad
2011-06-30 [Linderel]: Pointless comments deleted.
2011-07-14 [Lord Josmar]: My attempt at humor.
2011-07-16 [Mortified Penguin]: Hey, my comment wasn't pointless...
2011-07-22 [Sigard The Faithless]: A poem/esoteric story of advancing in life by forgiving your reactions to an event.
In my case my father.
I hope you enjoy.
This sempiternal divine, glances.
Retreat of former manifestation
Without option entwine.
It wept, I saw. Past rejuvenation was mine.
The elder chore rings reminds.
Advancing infinite, will climb woe.
The past etch, his memory binds,
Grow infinity mutually we grow.
Absent his guide, adsence his lesson.
Lone progression, chemical its foe.
Do not cry for help, wasted mention.
Aware after wake, not longer detention.
It embraced the true lesson, I saw!
It had rejoiced many infinites before.
Infinity reminding him of resilient lore,
His memory remembering infinity as nothing like this before.
*The only exercise I will ever confess too is following the coffins of my best friends who did exercise*
2011-07-22 [Linderel]: If you want to submit the poem, you should add it on the page. :)
2011-07-23 [kians mummy]: don't forget, with some members computers, the wiki page is to long for there browser.
2011-07-23 [Alexi Ice]: If they can reach the comment section I don't think the page is too long ^^'
2011-07-23 [kians mummy]: Your wrong, as when I use a different comp, it doesn't let me submit to the page but still allows me to comment, it depends on what browser your using
2011-07-23 [Alexi Ice]: What kind of browser do you use? I can even edit a page as long as this on my phone O.o
2011-07-23 [kians mummy]: Well it depends on what type of phone you have
2011-07-24 [Alexi Ice]: You do know that there are multiple free browser downloads on the internet, yes? Most of them are, in fact, relevant to this century and should be able to handle a page such as this.
Also I have heard that I-phones find themselves incapable of editing pages such as this. Just goes to show that the Androids are better, is all.
But this is getting irrelevant.
2011-07-24 [Flisky]: If anyone cannot post poems, they can simply do as it says at the top of the page and message one of the bosses. If there is any more comments, please move it to PMs.
2011-07-24 [Lord Josmar]: Actually, my android wont let me edit a page once it gets X amount of characters. But any browser on a computer should be able to edit the wiki. But exactly what Flisky said (sorry Flisky, no more comments from me).
2011-08-01 [Flisky]: Some poems have been moved to the queue page! Keep up the great work and thank you all for submitting!
2011-08-10 [törnen]: i noticed that i have no poems on here anymore, so i thought i'd try to fix that. :) i even capitalized the 'i's just for this wiki.. ;)
2011-08-11 [kians mummy]: I thought from the top down was where they went into the queue? :)
2011-08-11 [Lord Josmar]: How thoughtful of you tornen, lolz. My poeticly creative juices have dried up for now, gonna find new inspiration.
2011-08-13 [Linderel]: Sammie, they do.
2011-08-13 [Lord Josmar]: I have never had a phone that has let me edit a page no matter how long it is.
2011-08-13 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: Well that is just rude.
2011-08-13 [Susie-Q]: My ipod wont let me scroll through the text box. It just scrolls trough the entire page.
2011-08-14 [Lord Josmar]: Well thats iPod for ya.
2011-08-14 [Linderel]: This is getting slightly off-topic.
2011-08-14 [Susie-Q]: Its a little irritating trying to post poems from this thing. Have to go to a friends house just to put one up :(
2011-08-14 [Linderel]: Well, as it says at the top, you can also send the submissions either to Flisky or myself. :)
2011-08-14 [kians mummy]: Which it is also easier to do. :)
2011-08-14 [kians mummy]: Another one submitted
2011-08-27 [Deus Ex Taco]: Just submitted two...It's been a while lol.
2011-08-30 [Lord Josmar]: Gah! Stupid lack of inspiration! Hopefully my move to the country will give me plenty.
2011-08-30 [Mortified Penguin]: You wish! Do you know how distracting owl orgies are?!
2011-08-30 [Alexi Ice]: ..That was the funniest thing I've ever read...*Moving comments elsewhere*
2011-09-21 [kians mummy]: How come, after about 3 weeks, there has only been 2 poems???
2011-09-21 [törnen]: whoa, chill out, sammie... it's not like you're paying anyone to do a job - people are keeping this up during their own time. everything doesn't have to work like clockwork. :)
at least this whole thing is up and running - i personally am a bit impressed by the people who put all this time into this wiki. cut them some slack. :)
2011-09-21 [kians mummy]: Well its not daily like it says?
2011-09-21 [törnen]: sometimes it is, sometimes it's not.
a lot of names and titles are misleading, and a lot of things don't work. the name of this wiki is misleading some days, but it works.
be happy, become a realist. ;)
2011-09-21 [Ravendust]: [kians mummy] I believe the bosses have let you know in the past that they can't always keep up with the daily poem on a daily basis. Sit back and be patient, they'll get a new poem up when they're ready!
Besides that, the site's been down a few days... So give them some slack!
2011-09-21 [Flisky]: Sammie, I'm sending you a message. Please stop commenting on this matter on this page.
2011-09-21 [Alexi Ice]: Not to mention ET has been down for a while ^^
2011-10-12 [Ravenclaw]: Am I on the crack or was there a Halloween Poem page once upon a time?
2011-10-12 [Ravenclaw]: Ah yes, gracias gracias.
2011-12-02 [Pillowthief]: God, I havent read that poem in years. I hope you've moved on to a better place, Cayley...
Sorry I couldn't save you in this life, maybe in another...
2011-12-03 [Pillowthief]: O.o?
And I thought I was the one drinking...
2011-12-05 [Doormat]: Dem comma placements too good.
Also, inb4 ghost poem gets removed.
2011-12-05 [Lord Josmar]: ....oh my god...,
2011-12-05 [Ravenclaw]: Must me speaking Engrish.
2011-12-06 [Flisky]: Okay, guys, enough chatter.
2011-12-08 [Susie-Q]: brownie points for anyone who knows what that poem is about :)
2011-12-08 [Pillowthief]: Stupid succubi...
2011-12-08 [Susie-Q]: lol hell yes thank you X3
2011-12-08 [Susie-Q]: brownie points X20 multiplier for knowing this sh*t much love to you hope you enjoyed it as much as i did
2012-01-04 [Linderel]: NOTICE: A number of poems have been transferred to the queue. Also, to whomever wrote "To the Poem Above" - please claim it, or it will have to go.
2012-01-05 [kians mummy]: If I re submit my poems will they go back to the bottom??
2012-01-05 [Alexi Ice]: Idk who wrote 'to the poem above' but it is a cool poem.
2012-01-05 [Avaz]: Since "to the poem above" seems to dovetail the poem before it, could it get appended as one large two-part poem? Just sign the second one Anonymous. But not [Anonymous]. :P
Also, it's pretty easy to figure out who wrote it.
2012-01-05 [Akayume]: Sammie, if your poems have already been moved to the queue there's no need to resubmit. If, however, you took them down and would like to resubmit, then yes, they have to be placed at the bottom. (:
2012-01-05 [Mortified Penguin]: Yeah, Sammie did a pretty good job with "To the Poem Above".
2012-01-05 [Alexi Ice]: I really don't think you should claim poems you did not write.
2012-01-05 [Aradon Templar]: The author pretty much indicated that was okay, though. Seems fine to me.
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.