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Basic Poet and Critic Forum Rules
Due to poets being overly eager to post poetry (too many poems at once)
A new rule exists; One Poem Per Day max in any or all of the following: Basic Critique, Mild to Moderate Critique Forum, and the Intensive Critique and Workshopping Forum.


Post here if:
- you are prepared to accept advice and suggestions to edit your poem
- you intend to spend time commenting -- in as much detail as you are able -- on the posts of other members
- you have left at least one piece of feedback on someone elses poem for every poem you post

This is the Basic Forum, please ensure that comments provides valuable feedback to the poet, even if it's all positive. A simple "I like this" is not appropriate Please comment to the best of your ability.

All posts should be directly related to criticism/analysis/improvement of the original post, the poem. From time to time it is expected that a discussion will arise from a point made in a comment. If it becomes apparent that comments are addressing other comments rather than the original post, a moderator will either move these posts to a new discussion thread in Poetry Discussion -- or for more robust discussion, to The Pig's Arse -- or, if necessary, the moderator will ask that further comments cease altogether. If, as the originator of a thread, you feel that your poem has been "hijacked" or that discussion has moved in a direction you are uncomfortable with, please send a PM to one of the moderators of this forum. It is not appropriate to engage in argument in a Critique forum.

Not all poets will have the same amount of knowledge or experience. Be as supportive and encouraging as you can without giving only empty praise.

Don't take any negative feedback personally -- use it to improve.

If you are writing a comment, please ensure that it shows you've read the poem by mentioning something specific, even if it's only "I like this line/ metaphor/ rhyme because..." A generic "I like this poem" or "wow that's amazing" really isn't helpful and will be pointed out as such by a mod.

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