Ratio of Critiques to Poems Posted

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Ratio of Critiques to Poems Posted

#1 Post by Christopher T George » 16 Nov 2008, 17:12

Hello All

Just a reminder to new members and to longer standing members as well, that we do expect you to keep up a reasonable ratio of number of substantive critiques of other poets' work when you post your own work for critique. In other words, any one poet who posts here should be expected to post at least two critiques for every poem posted. That is respectful and the "dues" you can expect to pay for the free membership that this forum provides. Thanks for keeping to that ratio. If anyone has questions about this policy, requires clarification, or has recommendations on the critique to posting ratio, please feel free to contact me.

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#2 Post by AnnMarie Eldon » 18 Nov 2008, 02:16

In my living memory it has always been ratio 3:1 please

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#3 Post by Christopher T George » 19 Nov 2008, 12:21

Hello AnnMarie

Certainly three to one is okay as well, although I am not sure that it has ever been written policy that it has to be that specific ratio. I welcome being corrected that it has ever been specified that it has to be 3:1.

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#4 Post by debarnes » 16 Apr 2009, 17:36

AnnMarie


I'm always good 2 for one - as u know sittin' a
real prob for me dear friend ...

take care

mlDavid - debarnes

nite. havta' go rest "smile."

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#5 Post by Christopher T George » 14 Jun 2009, 21:03

Hi David

Thanks, David. As you see it's a matter of give and take, or "if you giveth" you will "receiveth" which as far as I can see, is only fair. Thanks for doing your share of reviews, David.

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Re: Ratio of Critiques to Poems Posted

#6 Post by velvetmonkey » 15 Jun 2010, 18:01

hi whilst i think this is a good policy i would like to state that i have always been hesitant in giving my views. surely if you are serious abt your poetry and seek to publish then surely those who have been published/those who have a really good grasp of this means of communication are the critiques to be listened to? Let others like myself perhaps read and learn and gain some credentials first?

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#7 Post by Ieuanaphyw » 07 May 2011, 14:51

I think the most consistant reviewers of other people's work are: 1. Mojave and 2. Penumbra. They are very good and deserve medals. Maybe we can hand them a paper medal next to their names. The order of 'Waxing Lyrical Medal' embossed with an angelic crowd surround.

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#8 Post by dyerfrank » 14 Feb 2014, 14:54

In my living memory it has always been ratio 3:1 please

I noticed Ann's post today and it struck me does she have a dead memory? If she had said 'in living memory' we can understand that, but 'her living memory' seems to suggest she has a dead memory, if so how does she access it, through a medium?

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Re: Ratio of Critiques to Poems Posted

#9 Post by FranktheFrank » 17 Apr 2019, 21:44

I feel that there should be at least 2 poems per poem posted.
as long as they are proper critiques and not just platitudes.
I feel three if not a full analysis, and five if platitudes.
I think honesty is the best policy albeit too honest feedback
can cause offence.

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