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  • Sylvia Spencer (3/26/2005 7:55:00 AM) Post reply

    Dear Herbert thanks for enjoying my poem. It was your Aunt's, the Big one that gave me the inspiration to write it. truefully I do have count the C, because I only have to look at at a bar of chocolate and on go the pounds. My sister is the exact opposite, she can eat anything she wants and still keeps a size 10, don't it make you sick.I can't remember the last time I ate a fresh cream cake, but just for the record my sister has had four this week(cream cakes I mean) Cheers S

  • Poetry Hound (3/26/2005 7:40:00 AM) Post reply

    Gypsy, your point about there being too much discussion and complaining about the rating system is spot on. Adversus solem ne loquitor - don't waste your time arguing the obvious. However, I did make a feeble attempt at a little limerick on the topic:

    The ratings are dumb and we know it
    But I’ve found that there’s more than one poet
    Who’s over-inflated
    Takes Offense when they’re rated
    They’ll be wise when they choose not to show it.


  • Sandra Osborne (3/26/2005 6:26:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I always though XX was kisses and 00 was hugs... so XXOO to all!

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  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (3/26/2005 2:15:00 AM) Post reply

    Sorry, I was in the East German 'young pioneers'. There, X meant that someone got crucified by the STASI.
    So xx is something only the BOYscouts can use?
    Have to keep this short as it would fall under personal too much. Some do get offended by clouds in a foreign country.

  • Scarborough Gypsy (3/26/2005 2:08:00 AM) Post reply

    XX is secret squirrel stuff. Didn't you learn that in Boy Scouts?


  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (3/26/2005 1:59:00 AM) Post reply

    I didn't mind the spelling but what does xx mean?

  • Scarborough Gypsy (3/26/2005 1:41:00 AM) Post reply

    Please accept my appologies for the spelling in my last posting. I just read it and saw how appaling it was but i wrote it rather rushed. So sorry.

  • Scarborough Gypsy (3/26/2005 1:39:00 AM) Post reply

    Oh Herbert, you are so funny. I do enjoy conversing with you and you who I found so scary at first (and I've known you what, for 5/6 days now) ! You for one should stopp worrying about the overall rating total. It's obviously inacurate of peoples tru views on the work itself. We can tell by individual comments if our work is appreciated or not. Your work, as I am sure you are aware is highly rated. However, because of all this nonsence, I like yourself have started noting (after my comment) whate score I have given a particular poem. This appears the best way to handle it for now.

    I am not trying to change anyone. I'm just trying to change the subject!

    Thank you for acknowledging me and for replying.
    Talk soon

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (3/26/2005 1:37:00 AM) Post reply

    I hope it is okay to call you Kiddo (?) , if not you can call me Schweinshaxn.
    Best wishes,
    I liked your poem The Decorator *

    * as well.

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (3/26/2005 12:48:00 AM) Post reply

    Kiddo, if you can change this mob I will be wearing a crown of homemade Sauerkraut 24 hours a day from that moment on.
    They are not all bad on P/H, but many of them might as well be since they sit back and watch how a few creepos destroy what was once a pleasant site.
    In my opinion it started when people like England were allowed on the site. These types always bring with them their 'friends' without whom they appear to feel helpless. This is of course known to social workers and community planners the world over and it is not easy to deal with them. People who cannot create feel driven to destroy, that's just the way things are.
    We don't have any GB Shaws on this site, they used to call him 'Fearless Champion of the Truth', no, it appears that many of the members here could not be stirred out of their lethargy unless they themselves are being attacked.
    A kindergarten? A playground?
    Don't we wish.
    I placed a rambling poem today, just some thoughts, asking specifically for NO RATINGs please. I received two 10's within minutes, one hour later the total score was 3.7 with 7 people having voted.
    Apparently, this is what these people are comfortable with, perhaps deep down they feel that they don't deserve any better.
    The scum always tries to rise to the top when you make Sauerkraut. The wise farmer will get rid of it pronto.
    I hope that they treat you with decency or at least leave you alone, being the new kid on the block, and one with such talent, my word of advice is that you had better never stand up for what is right or for a friend.

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