Meet the new mods (not the same as the old mods)

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Meet the new mods (not the same as the old mods)

Post by David » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:30 pm

I've quite enjoyed being The Great Cham, answerable only to myself (or should I say Myself?), but I'm sure it can''t be good for me in the long run, so I'm recruiting some new mods.

First to agree to step in and help out is Tristan - "Firebird".

Thank you Tristan!

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Post by Firebird » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:33 pm

Thank you David, for asking me.

Cheers,

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Post by Macavity » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:37 am

Good news. Congratulations Tristan.

all the best

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Post by Jackie » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:14 am

Congratulations, Tristan.

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Post by Firebird » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:11 am

Thanks Mac & Jackie.

Cheers,

Tristan

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Post by NotQuiteSure » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:39 am

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All hail Mod!
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Post by Firebird » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:03 am

Very Funny Not. It made me smile.

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Post by Antcliff » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:43 pm

Greetings, Tristan. Welcome to Parnassus. :D

Although not so active as in years gone by, I am still around.

Alas, all too often the duty of the mod reduces to bumping the terminally idiotic from the forum.
We have certainly had a few of those down the years. Here are the main types:

1. People who read a book by Larkin fifty years ago and think that entitles them to pontificate about modern poetry. They are usually very crude rhymers.
2. People who regard any kind of form/structure as an affront their freedom to express the me-ness of me. Like those in category 1. they have typically not read much poetry. They are usually very crude free-versers. This group has a subset: those who think that punctuation is slavery.
3. People stunned by the very idea that anyone would think their poem is not a work of genius. They are usually incapable of responding to helpful suggestions.


Bumping the idiots, rowing vaguely in the direction of the greater good, being convivial, helpful. But you do that anyway!

I'll try to be around more.
Seth
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Save in the tapestries of afterthought.
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Post by Firebird » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:51 pm

Hi Seth,

Many thanks for the sound advise. Much appreciated. Graves is a lesser place without you, and to mention it, without Ros and Ian, too. I suppose we all have to fit poetry in around all the other stuff in life.

Hope to see you around whenever you get the chance.

Cheers,

Tristan

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Post by Jackie » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:49 pm

I miss Ros and Ian and Seth, too.

Seth, that was an informative letter—thanks.

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Post by Ros » Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:05 am

I am sort of around. Trying to give poetry generally more attention, but other things keep getting in the way. Thanks for stepping up to the plate, Tristan. Everyone seems very well behaved at present.

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