2004-11-30 [Cookieholic]: Wheeeeeee I'm the first ^_^
2004-11-30 [Mkejejfh]: go bonk, go bonk ^_^
2004-11-30 [Cookieholic]: Yay ^_^ thanks ingher ^_^
2004-11-30 [shadow_of_life]: THAT WAS COOOL!!!!!!!!!
2004-11-30 [Piccolo Sorcio]: that's a really good and beautiful poem you wrote Bonk...
2004-11-30 [Witless Child]: really cool...the inspirations and all is coo*smile*
2004-11-30 [Sunrose]: I moved the poems to Christmas Poetry 04, page 1 just like was done in the end with the Halloween Poetry Competition. This will save the crew work in the end. Hope you guys don't mind! :*
2004-11-30 [Cookieholic]: thanks everyone ^_^ okay, good idea ;)
2004-12-01 [The Dark Lord]: entries are looking good!
2004-12-02 [bringer of chaos]: Why is is Christmas? What happened to Kwanzaa and Yule and Raamadan and Haunikah? Why isn't it a Holiday competition?
2004-12-02 [nokaredes]: yea! I was gonna write a Yule poem but I didn't know if it'd be allowed because the name of the contest is the Christmas Poetry Competition...
2004-12-02 [Sunrose]: Because we can't have competitions for every Holiday. We have competitions for the main ones, that generally apply to most people in most countries: unlike Holidays you mentioned: they are in comparison less comon celebrated by all people in all countries. You are however welcome to make such a contest yourself of course :)
2004-12-02 [la vie lemon]: but would this contest be on the Mainstreet?
2004-12-02 [Sunrose]: The winners of the Christmas contest would, but the winners of any contest you make yourself wouldn't. Is that your only goal then? To win and get it on mainstreet? I would think the goal is to write poetry and see what others have written :)
2004-12-02 [Baen]: ARG! 35 lines?? *bangs head and takes out the scissors*
2004-12-02 [Sunrose]: eck! your poem is too long? :(
2004-12-02 [la vie lemon]: no that's not my only goal but it it's the main reason I'd put poetry online...it doesn't really feel like it counts if some random person praises my poetry, but if I was in a contest it might...
2004-12-02 [Sunrose]: Random peoples opinions can be very valuable..
2004-12-02 [Sunrose]: Yes but I don't know if they have a minimum, which was the problem in this particular case ;)
2004-12-02 [Cookieholic]: the minimum is 8 lines i think. but i don't know if they'll make a fuss about it.
2004-12-02 [Sunrose]: I checked, it only mentions a maximum of 35 lines :)
2004-12-02 [Sunrose]: Of course if something is a rule, all submitters should follow them, or else the daily poem bosses would start make exceptions which is not fair to the others..hence I think if your poem doesn't follow the rules it will be removed simply to keep everything fair for everyone.
2004-12-03 [nokaredes]: but if there was a minimum, wouldn't it be the same as this contest? or are the two poem places moderated by different people?
2004-12-03 [Sunrose]: this contest is different And run by other people :) // the daily poem bosses have to read everything too you know.. ;)
2004-12-04 [Sunrose]: of course it is, liking poems or not is always subjective.. :)
2004-12-05 [Ocean Dreaming]: Sorry for dropping in on the conversation like this, but let me try and clarify a few things being a Daily Poem Boss. The daily_poem has many submissions to it, yes. Yes, we have to read all the poems posted there and yes, the Daily Poem is subjective. The line limits on the regular Daily Poem consists of a maximum of 35 lines, but no minimum. Haiku are usually three lines. All the official contests used to be a initiative of the older (and now retired) Daily Poem Bosses Cristina and Calico Tiger. The task of organizing these contests has now fallen to the Assembly and they're doing a great job at it. (cont)
2004-12-05 [Ocean Dreaming]: The rules as they are for the official poetry contests were created with a little advice from the Daily Poem Bosses because, well, because we know which poems work better on Main Street in terms of length and such. Furthermore, while the contest is no longer run by the Daily Poem Bosses, the Daily Poem slot on Main Street is donated to these contests to show the winners and the Daily Poem Bosses judge the entries in this contest. That's all we have to do with the contest, we've advised the Assembly on the best type of rules and we judge the entries. (cont)
2004-12-05 [Ocean Dreaming]: So while there are a number of key differences between the regular Daily Poem and the official contests, it is wrong to say (or imply) that the Daily Poem Bosses have absolutely nothing to do with the contests.
2004-12-06 [Sunrose]: Hmm thanks..think most was clear though. The contest is run by other people, that is not supposed to imply daily poem bosses are not at all involved. In fact all crew could be involved if they wanted to, like I am.. :)
2004-12-06 [Doormat]: I think there should be some word counting too like some poems, i'm not going to mention any names, are like; a word per line
2004-12-07 [la vie lemon]: well maybe that's the type of poem they are
2004-12-07 [Cookieholic]: yeah... a famous one-word-a-lin
2004-12-07 [Sunrose]: I noticed that one :) If people will write them like that it just decreses their chances... :)
2004-12-08 [bringer of chaos]: I think you should make an exception for haiku's. '8 lines unless it's a haiku', you know, becuase that's almost discrimination against a type of poem.
2004-12-08 [my lover is someone I don't know]: yea. haiku's are a valid type of poetry
2004-12-08 [Sunrose]: This contest isn't a haiku-contest :)
2004-12-08 [bringer of chaos]: is there a haiku contest?
2004-12-08 [Sunrose]: I don't know actually :)
2004-12-09 [Doormat]: so are limericks...bu
2004-12-19 [gizmoo12]: I wish I could do try writing a poem too. It ended yesterday!
2004-12-19 [Savanna x3]: i wrote #82 and #50, hehe im so proud, lol
2004-12-22 [Cookieholic]: when will the winner be announced?
2004-12-22 [irulan]: Christmas Day! :) Or maybe Christmas Eve.
2004-12-22 [Cookieholic]: okay ^_^
2004-12-27 [Cookieholic]: uhmm well it's been christmas =P who won? =P
2004-12-27 [Elmiira]: yeah, I would like to know that too
2004-12-27 [Keii]: Same here
2004-12-28 [Sunrose]: It´s being worked on..but due to Christmas and everybody having things to do..., yes we also have things to do ;) , it gets delayed...sorr
2004-12-28 [Cookieholic]: *collective gasps from around the room* You... have.. lives.... O_O
2004-12-28 [Sunrose]: *holds hand* I know it´s a shock! You´ll be okay...breathe
2004-12-28 [nokaredes]: breathe?
2004-12-28 [Sunrose]: >_<
2004-12-29 [Cookieholic]: *comes to* *pants* don't ever scare me like thayt again ;)
2004-12-30 [Jeesum Crowe]: *whistles*
2004-12-30 [Cookieholic]: *snif* =:( I didn't win =:(
2004-12-30 [Elmiira]: I never thought I could win. :) so I'm not sad
2004-12-30 [Cookieholic]: hehe =P well at least we tried =D
2004-12-30 [Jeesum Crowe]: lol, yeah. Congratulation
2004-12-30 [Cookieholic]: owq yeah =P hehe, congrats everyone ^_^
2005-01-03 [Cookieholic]: do participants get a banner?
2005-01-03 [nokaredes]: you mean a badge.
2005-01-03 [Cookieholic]: uhm yeah that's what i meant =P
2005-01-05 [Sunrose]: in time...it takes a while since there are many participants and we're all busy and want to have some time free too! ;)
2005-01-06 [Doormat]: yeah...they're not robots you know....or are they?
2005-01-06 [Cookieholic]: o.O maybe they're cyborgs
2005-01-06 [nokaredes]: androids...
2005-01-06 [Cookieholic]: O_O Aliens....
2005-01-06 [nokaredes]: bigfoots...big
2005-01-06 [Cookieholic]: you know what they say about big feet ;)
2005-01-06 [nokaredes]: lol
2005-01-06 [Cookieholic]: big shoes =D
2005-01-06 [nokaredes]: *anime fall*
2005-01-06 [Cookieholic]: *stares at you in admiration*
2005-01-06 [nokaredes]: uhh...why?
2005-01-06 [Cookieholic]: i can't fall like that *falls headfirst into ground*
2005-01-06 [nokaredes]: awww, poor Bonk!
2005-01-06 [Cookieholic]: *tickles*
2005-01-06 [nokaredes]: noooooo! not that! anything but that!
2005-01-06 [Cookieholic]: *tickles more* I can't see why people don't want to be tickled, i'm not ticklish by the way ;)
2005-01-06 [nokaredes]: well I am...
2005-01-06 [Cookieholic]: well it's only good, it makes you laugh and trains your muscles at the same time =P if you hang arund me long enough you'll be the equivalent of schwarzenegger just from tickling =P
2005-01-06 [nokaredes]: O_O I don't want to look like schwartzenegge
2005-01-06 [Cookieholic]: me neither =P but i was just trying to make a point (and i watched "Last Action Hero" last night =P)
2005-01-06 [nokaredes]: I watched 'It' last night.
2005-01-06 [Cookieholic]: I also watched Beowulf =P
2005-01-06 [nokaredes]: I've never seen Beowulf...
2005-01-06 [Cookieholic]: well it's not worth the trouble =P
2005-01-06 [nokaredes]: really? I've heard different...
2005-01-06 [Cookieholic]: it's a crap movie =P the story is even worse than the book is written =P and that even sucked big time =P
2005-01-08 [foxwhite]: u guys gots problems. that's a good thang, u know
2005-01-08 [Doormat]: thang?...omg
2005-01-09 [raven1777]: o.O ... you guys are... umm... yeah.... never mind
2005-01-09 [nokaredes]: we gots problems ^_^ and it's a good thang.
2005-01-09 [Cookieholic]: problem child, now that's a realyl crappy movie =P
2005-01-09 [nokaredes]: agreed. and 'baby geniuses' or whatever that movie was...
2005-01-09 [Cookieholic]: yeah that was just plain freaky o.o
2005-08-19 [boy of the year]: wad up