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Hi, everyone! I just wanted to check in on you all and try to get your feedback on a few things.

The first is submission rules. We have had very, very few submissions over the last two months, and only a very, very few of them have bothered to follow submission rules.

Are the rules too difficult or time-consuming to follow? I didn't want this to just be another group for people to dump their poetry into - I wanted it to be about people who genuinely want to improve their writing. HENCE my insistence that, if you want to have a piece included in the group's folders, you need to show you've critiqued someone else's work.

What do you all want from this group? Do you find the prompts helpful? Should I post more of them?

I'd really love your help. I'd like to understand what I can do to make this a productive group for all of you and to make it more fun to be a part of :) Would regular chat events help? Please let me know!

Thanks so much to everyone who has stuck with this group!
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chapaV Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Writer
It is true, the prompts are great.

I'd like to say that you should not fret too much about low submissions in general. It is true that the current rules require a bit of extra work, but also that the result is a more constructive experience for everyone. I think it weeds out the extra selfish, the lazy and the plain. Quality over quantity.

Anyway, I really do appreciate what you do out here, taking the time you take. I know I couldn't do such services for the poetry community of well, anywhere.

AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awww, thanks ^^ I'll be sure to have an excellent prompt up for next month!
helice93 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm one of the "inactives" - unfortunately I have no time to write or critique, but I hope this will change soon. I guess holidays are a period of general online inactivity, and things will pick up sooner or later.

I think the rules are good as they are - they should not be changed. I appreciate a group that focuses on interaction and on people giving back something - there are already more than enough "no rules" groups for dumping poetry in without restriction.

The prompts are great - I'll try to participate in some.
AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okie dokie! ^^ I'll work on getting up another prompt next month.

Thanks for that - it makes me feel better :)
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