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Old 11-02-2013, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by LanceRocks View Post
1. Approximate Age
I'm 35 plus VAT. In fact, my age is the answer to life, the universe, and everything.

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2. Approximate Gender
I'm a pointer, not a setter.

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3. General Location
I live in the United Kingdom, which is a divided queendom.

But you don't need to know this. You know how some people are colour-blind? Well, I'm poetry-blind. I'm congenitally incapable of distinguishing between the immortal cadences of perfect verse and the humdrum tedium of everyday doggerel. I can't write, read or appreciate poetry in any form whatsoever.

So I never, under any circumstances, click on the poetry forum.

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Old 11-02-2013, 08:33 PM
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Perhaps Guy Fawkes is here. Did he write poetry?
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:20 AM
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Poor writing is not subject to age, gender or demographics anymore than good writing is....common sense applied.

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Old 11-03-2013, 03:41 AM
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For some here this seems to be about being more gentle and offering encouragement to younger writers. I understand that to a degree, but a good critique should be civil and highlight the good as well as anything that isn't working. So by default, those things should be covered.

More importantly, the young people I've encountered on forums -- at least the ones who are somewhat serious about their writing -- don't really want or expect any deferential treatment. They just want a straightforward critique based on the work -- probably why they don't feel it's necessary to call attention to their age.
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Non Serviam View Post

I never, under any circumstances, click on the poetry forum.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
and sorry I could not travel both and
be one traveler, long I stood looking
down one as far as I could to where
it bent in the undergrowth.

Then I took the other, just as fair
and having perhaps the better claim
because it was grassy and wanted wear--
though the passing there had worn them
really about the same.

I'll be telling this with a sigh
somewhere ages and ages hence:
two roads diverged in a wood and I
took the one less traveled by...and
that has made all the difference.

- With apologies to Robert Frost

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Old 11-03-2013, 09:39 AM
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Well, there is seven of us.
A moderator for a writing forum who says, "...there is seven of us."? Am I missing something, or is everyone else?
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:49 AM
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Not everyone wants to come off like a pedantic wanker.

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Old 11-03-2013, 09:51 AM
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'Seven' was--to me, understood to mean a group, which would make the subject-verb agreement correct. Does being a 'moderator' require perfect grammar? Perhaps there's a job open if you have lots of time to donate.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by JoeMatt View Post
Not everyone wants come off like a pedantic wanker.
Obviously, especially you, Joe.

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'Seven' was--to me, understood to mean a group, which would make the subject-verb agreement correct. Does being a 'moderator' require perfect grammar? Perhaps there's a job open if you have lots of time to donate.
It is a writing forum.

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Old 11-03-2013, 10:24 AM
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Well, crap! I thought it was a 'take a shot' forum. Quoting Owen Wister, "Smile when you say that, Stranger."
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:17 AM
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Someone typed to this thread that Management shuttered all profiles so the Membership can't see them. If true, it's very sad because there's no rational reason to do this. It means I carefully completed my own Profile to no good purpose. What a shame.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:29 AM
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That just means a member has to go to his control panel and make the choice for the profile to be public, instead of that being the default. I think the issue is that people don't notice that they have to take that action. But it can be public, if that's what you want.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:39 AM
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If you want your profile to be seen by everyone it should be your choice. That is the reasoning behind the decision.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:26 PM
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Thank you, Bagit. I'd like everyone to see my Profile - what do I do?

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Old 11-03-2013, 12:32 PM
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Scroll to the top, click on User CP.

There is a mean going down on the left, click Profile Privacy.

Use the dropdown menu for each section to set it to what you want.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:28 PM
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Scroll to the top, click on User CP.
Thank you, Tau! I find mine set to "everyone," which is fine by me.

(At least I'm complying with my own wishes.)

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Old 11-03-2013, 04:41 PM
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But I can't see it. I just looked.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:01 PM
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But I can't see it. I just looked.
Thank you, NS - regret it's a mystery to me.

(Thank you for checking.)

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Old 11-03-2013, 09:36 PM
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That is odd.

Lance, could you go back, selected one of the other categories for each, click save, and then switch back to everybody and save.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:53 AM
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Lance to answer your question:
Gender: female, and it's not approximate lols
Age: 19
Country: Call me Chinese Canadian

I read this thread and I see both ends. First, I believe Lance simply want to respect the other members here and to do what he thinks is a good critique. I have no objections to this, everyone has their way.

As for member profiles, I agree that it should be up to the member to show or not. Me? Well, I'm just too lazy to make it public

On the other hand, a good critique don't have to always take into account age gender and nationality. Of course knowing age and gender may help. If the information is not provided however, and effective way is to look through the piece, point out mistakes like spelling, grammar, or flow. Then, give useful suggestions for improvement. If possible you can even say why you made this suggestion. Finally, tell the member in question what you like and why and provide some encouragement. There see? All areas are covered. You make a good constructive comment, most member are here because they want to improve, and everyone wins. may i also add to be respectful in your post. With all that, you should be adequately armed to tackle any post with or without the information you wish to access.
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Lance, could you go back, selected one of the other categories for each, click save, and then switch back to everybody and save.
For the moment I have changed all my settings to "registered members" and saved.

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Oh God - now I've got an image stuck in my head of popping up from between a woman's legs with chocolate cake on my face...
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i tried to pull up several profiles in this thread and got nowhere. Unless i know different i'm gonna treat everyone as a 30 yr old white male with good teeth and 2.2 children. When in doubt stick to the acturial tables.

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