Poetics and Poetry Discussion
Janice M Pickett
(3/31/2005 6:30:00 AM)
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I think everyone is so hung up on numbers that they have forgotten the basic principles.
If you enjoy something very much you give it the highest score on the site which is ten. Not because ten means a darn thing really..BUT because it shows you REALLY enjoyed the poem. THAT IS ALL. It just sends a message to the poet that someone really enjoyed the poem. Scores lower than that are indication that maybe someone didn't enjoy it as much. If they don't like it they give a low figure. So what! Thats their decision and choice. BUT...If a new reader sees low scores, they will often judge before reading and automatically pass by, what could be a really nice poem. The rating is not a power play but a simple means of finding out who likes your work....So when someone comes along and puts stupid scores without reading the poems, just out of spite, it damages the pleasure of reading the poem by another person who just clicks passed it believing it must be rubbish. It destroys the pleasure for the reader and also the poet who looks forward to seeing who has liked their work.Replies for this message:
(3/31/2005 8:51:00 AM)
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There is no evidence that visitors bypass poems with low scores. At best, there may be some personal anecdotes. In that regard, I was a visitor before I became a member, and scores of any kind did not ... more
(3/31/2005 7:00:00 AM)
Yes, I agree with you. I hadn't considered the potential detrimental effects of maliciousness. However, personally speaking, I don't think that any thinking person would bypass a poem rated 1/10. I ag ... more
- Poetry Hound (3/31/2005 8:51:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies
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