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DirtyMartini
Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2011 6:15:25 AM

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I just posted this over on Stories Space, so I'm just doing a copy and paste here...I know there are several Lush members who post on Poetry Craze who will be affected by this...


I think I can mention Poetry Craze here, as I would not really call it a competitor of Stories Space...it's poems only, and really not a very well-designed site...though the poems get more views than any other poetry site I can think of offhand...

I happened to be over there this morning because I was looking for poems to post in a new poetry group I had just joined recently on Facebook when I noticed something which is actually a bit disturbing now that I think about it...

This is what I posted on my Facebook "wall"...the poem mentioned is right here on Stories Space...in its full, unedited glory I might add...icon_smile

Oh Lordy!!! They took the piss out of my poem!!! This poem is not all it seems...while looking for poems to post in a new poetry group here on FB, I noticed that Poetry Craze has been editing my poems..."cleaning them up" shall we say...this is just one example...believe me, there are more...:)
Life Is What It Seems
http://exakta66.poetrycraze.com/life_is_what_it_seems-12061.html

There are other examples...I haven't gone through all my poems there, but I'm sure they "edited" quite a few...I have a number of poems over there that I can't post here because they fall into the "erotic" category...or, as they call them on Poetry Craze..."Passion Poems"...

What do you people think? Do you think it's right that they're "editing" people's poems in this fashion?

I'm almost tempted to write them and pull off all my poems...except I get a lot of views over there, and my poems do pretty well there actually...icon_smile


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DirtyMartini
Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2011 6:19:59 AM

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Btw...if you really want to see something pitiful...read what they did to my poem "Bang You Hard"...

http://exakta66.poetrycraze.com/bang_you_hard-11772.html

I'm afraid to look too much farther...but, people on Lush should be aware...I know Jacquie, Pete, Don, Yasmin, and no doubt others post over there...those people just come to mind off the top of my head...


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DirtyMartini
Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2011 6:24:12 AM

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Btw...if you really want to see something pitiful...read what they did to my poem "Bang You Hard"...

http://exakta66.poetrycraze.com/bang_you_hard-11772.html

I'm afraid to look too much farther...but, people on Lush should be aware...I know Jacquie, Pete, Don, Yasmin, and no doubt others post over there...those people just come to mind off the top of my head...


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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2011 6:56:15 AM

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Hey Alan I would never post anything on a site that edited my work but then I write only for me and my guys if anyone else happens to enjoy reading it that's nice but not why I do it. To edit your work without your approval is just wrong! I'd never post anything there.

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2011 7:11:51 AM

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Hey Bunny...nice to hear from you, btw...I agree with you totally, and that seems to be the initial reaction of everyone I talked to this morning...

I've been posting on Poetry Craze for about as long as I've been on Lush...I joined both in October 2009, and they have never edited anything before...

This is apparently something that happened very recently...I decided I'm going to wait a week or two and see what happens...I know I'm not the only one affected...I know all of Don's poems must have got "edited" for instance...

I can't see other poets taking this quietly...quite a few poets post stuff that is not necessarily G-rated over there...so, I can't see this situation lasting...

I can't believe they had a problem with the word "piss"...laughing6

I'm trying to maintain a sense of humor about the situation at the moment...but yeah, if they don't change stuff back, I guess I'll have to pull stuff...at least the one's that were "edited"...


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Kayte7
Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2011 8:31:09 AM

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Jeeeeeeeeez... they edited "breast" and "pussy"????? dontknow
Next thing you know... you're gonna get suspended for 20 days for being naughty....

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That's wrong. There's one site i'm leaving.

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2011 10:52:23 AM

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Kayte7 wrote:
Jeeeeeeeeez... they edited "breast" and "pussy"????? dontknow


You don't think it's funny they removed the word "piss" from "Life Is What It Seems?"

I was just looking over some of my poems there...it's actually a bit comical at this point, I think they are starting with the oldest ones for now...poems like "Incest Is Best" which I posted in September 2010, have not been touched yet...

It's funny to see some of the stuff they find objectionable...the word "whore" for instance from "Be My Little Whore Tonight" is removed from the poem, but is still in the title...
http://exakta66.poetrycraze.com/be_my_little_whore_tonight-14434.html

And notice the word "ass" is removed, and "pussy" in one instance, but not the other...dontknow

Yeah, by the time to get to stuff like "Incest Is Best" the poem is just going to be a bunch of bleeps...so far it's intact...
http://exakta66.poetrycraze.com/incest_is_best-18848.html

Right now I'm spreading the word to people I know here and on SS...and I e-mailed Jim Sularz, who is a contest winner over there to spread the word around that this is happening...

If it doesn't stop, I will have no choice but to remove my stuff...shame really...


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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2011 1:22:33 PM

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It's unfortunately the time we are living in now - everybody is getting, it seems, more thin-skinned and leery of "What if somebody takes offence to....?" Used to be called "Covering My Ass"
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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2011 6:12:42 PM

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so ridiculous...really upsetting.

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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2011 7:57:03 AM

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OMG Alan! They are a bunch of morons. They have no idea... Geezuz mate, don't get me started. I feel your anger. They have the hide to ***** you and yet they let a huge gramma slip in line 2, through!

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Posted: Sunday, July 03, 2011 10:53:30 AM

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Geez Man I'd be pretty pissed myself if they did that. I think personally I'd be the type to pull all my stuff from the site. I mean seriously they let the word slut through yet not whore? Go figure but the editing by them would seriously piss me off. It is one thing to have a story or poem rejected and them to say why it was but to do that without asking that ain't right. Loved the poem btw

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You guys have got it good here, don't forget it! laughing6

DirtyMartini
Posted: Monday, July 04, 2011 4:17:51 AM

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nicola wrote:
You guys have got it good here, don't forget it! laughing6



How can we forget? You keep reminding us...icon_smile

I happen to post my poems on a few poetry sites, and I have to say that my poems get more views both here and on Stories Space than any of the poetry sites except Poetry Craze, which is why I'm not in a hurry to pull my stuff from there...

Poetry sites in general don't get a lot of views...if you get a couple hundred views on a poem on a poetry site it's good...

Got Poetry, for instance, gives a badge "Pop" next to a poem if it gets 500 views...sort of like a "famous story" here...lol...and the only poems that seem to cross the 500 mark are the sex poems...go figure...

Poetry Craze is sort of a crappy little site...but, it's the only poetry site I know of where the poems get thousands of views....


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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2011 6:33:42 AM

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DirtyMartini wrote:
I just posted this over on Stories Space, so I'm just doing a copy and paste here...I know there are several Lush members who post on Poetry Craze who will be affected by this...


I'm almost tempted to write them and pull off all my poems...except I get a lot of views over there, and my poems do pretty well there actually...icon_smile


Actually, I think you should write them and pull your poems off their site. To allow them to continue, allows your value as a writer to be compromised. Yes, they get a lot of views but is it really worth it?
DirtyMartini
Posted: Monday, July 04, 2011 6:52:44 AM

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Shinzon wrote:
To allow them to continue, allows your value as a writer to be compromised. Yes, they get a lot of views but is it really worth it?


No...I agree with you totally, if they continue I will have no choice but to pull them...

I was hoping to make people here aware who are probably also affected so that we can all voice our objection and hopefully get things changed back to the way they were...

But yes...if this continues like this, I'll have no choice but to pull them...


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Guest
Posted: Monday, July 04, 2011 8:06:22 AM

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It certainly appears quite pitiful, perhaps the letter asking for some kind of explanation may prove revelatory.
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Posted: Monday, July 04, 2011 12:46:04 PM

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I think Dirty deserves a spanky for not publishing his poetry here. 5 nani nani booboo's and an all hail lush is in order. Now here's the chalk...

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DirtyMartini
Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 8:09:14 AM

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eviotis wrote:
I think Dirty deserves a spanky for not publishing his poetry here.


I think it's pretty safe to say that any poem I have in the erotic or love poem category is on Lush...and anything else is on Stories Space...


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Guest
Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 11:57:18 PM

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That's awful for them to edit your poems like that. I think you have it much better posting it here!
DirtyMartini
Posted: Sunday, July 17, 2011 9:32:18 PM

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darkcherry wrote:
That's awful for them to edit your poems like that. I think you have it much better posting it here!


Thanks D-Cherry...actually, I'm not going to be posting poems anywhere on the net for a while...my latest goal is to try to get a poem "in print" and once you publish a poem on the net your chances of getting it in any legitimate journal are pretty much "shot to shit" as they say in the industry...

Btw...I just posted this over in the forum on Stories Space, under the "Random Blurt" thread...

*********

The next few weeks will be a record for the number of submissions I'm waiting to hear back on...and some are potentially lucrative from a financial standpoint...icon_smile

1. August 5, will be the results of this contest on Stories Space...$100 potential...

2. August 15 will be the results for the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest...I submitted "The Facebook Poem"...first prize is $1500 btw...I have my fingers and toes crossed on that one...

3. I sent in a poem titled "If I Should Forget" to Poetry Magazine on June 18...it is supposed to take 6 to 8 weeks to hear back...so, I should be hearing back about that soon...$300 potential there...

4. I sent three erotic stories to Rachel Kramer Bussel for an erotic romance short story compilation..."Dance Class"...an Editor Pick on the sister site, btw..."Is She Happier Without Me" and "Carnival Knowledge"...that's a potential $150 in the unlikely event she picks up all three...so far, she has rejected everything I've sent her...and I've sent her several stories since I started submitting stuff to paying gigs on September 7, 2010...

5. I sent in "The Birthday Party" to Short Story America for their Story Of The Week...I think that pays $100...should be hearing soon...

6. I have a total of nine stories that I sent to the erotic e-Zine Oysters & Chocolate that I'm waiting to hear back on...and I still haven't sent them anything this month yet, you can send three per month...in the unlikely event they want all nine, that would be a cool $90...they pay ten bucks a pop...
They bought two of my stories this year..."Morning In The Park" and "Getting A Raise"...they rejected eight so far...

I think that's it for now...hopefully something will come through...like they say though, "You have to be in it to win it"...happy8

Cheers,
Alan.
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