For a long time there everything was hunky dory! Then somebody changed the way in which we located the latest posts. If you click "Latest" now it takes you back to June 2008. Someone must have thought latest was oldest.
After discussion amongst the regular posters in Sept ( I think) it was agreed that in order to follow the poems easily we would all post in the file marked for the month. ie Sept., Oct.......and now Dec.By doing this we would 1) keep the months poems on the front page and 2)be able to find the poems and catch up with them in the order they were posted.
I know I am putting myself in the line of fire for bringing this up but it was a really good solution (thanks Lin) and very simple to catch up on what was happening in this section.
Last month there was a glut of New Topics and "Nov" ended up on the 2nd or 3rd page.
It is everyones right to create a new thread and there has been a lot of fun and poems on several topics that have given a lot of pleasure and have run to many pages.
However there are many poems that stand alone and garner no further input or comment.I have heard the discussions debatating that creativity and order are not bed fellows but I for one would like to be able to follow things without trawling all over the place.
Before you go off with "who does he think he is" please think back to how easy it was before the change/mistake!
Perhaps you may have an even better solution?
You make a valid point, Bogman. Most of the answers to the points you make lie with the software in use. Apparently we are in line for some new forum software, but i havent seen any sign of consultation with the members, so maybe the problems will continue. I use many forums,on a variety of subjects, and theyre all better than ours. Editable posts would keep the barefisted combats to a minimum. Flaggable posts would allow some personal filing. The lists go on. I`m sure a good setup would also drag in some of those mysterious visitors who congregate in their hundreds on the outskirts of outer webland.
Ah well, life is but a dream.
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