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Site Suggestions -- Help Make TPS A Better Site!

Post by DragonsOfRose » April 13th, 2012, 10:29 pm

Site Suggestions

Got an idea on how to make TPS an even better site? Please post your suggestions and the Administration will discuss and decide on them!

Remember! TPS IS NOT currently making anymore boards so please do not ask for them.

Accepted Suggestions
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Rejected Suggestions
--The Passion Board (Sexually based posts are against our Terms Of Service. We will NOT allow this type of material at any time. This website is compliant to COPPA, meaning content must remain PG13!)
-- New Boards (We will not be making any new boards at this time.
-- Bring back the Philosophical Debate Board. (We will not be bringing this board to the new forum. Why? It caused lots of controversy and membership issues on the old forum. We'd prefer to keep this off of T.P.S., not instigate it.)


We thank you all for your suggestions on how to make TPS a better site. We appreciate your input and consider each one without bias. Please do not take offense if your suggestion is not used.

Please remember, this is a suggestion thread not a debate or argument place. All such material will be removed immediately.

Happy Posting!



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Re: Site Suggestions -- Help Make TPS A Better Site!

Post by TripleP » April 6th, 2017, 12:12 pm

This might have been suggested before - but would it be possible to have some sort of 'like' button, or smiley face, on the replies that people give to poems. That way the poet can let the replier know that s/he read and appreciated the comment without having to reply themselves and 'bump' their poem to the top.



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Post by INFPoet » April 6th, 2017, 1:35 pm

I'm with TP. I feel like with my poems I need to comment on a comment to thank the commenter (wow, what a mouthful!), but that means I'm always putting my poem back at the top again, which shouldn't always be done. :blush:


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Post by Chelle » April 7th, 2017, 2:07 am

Actually you can always send a PM to your commenters to avoid bumping or do several in one reply. Although most commenters don't expect thanks to be given-simply comment on one of their poems in return to show your appreciation.

We had a karma feature at one point and it was abused. We coded a like feature but you could only like a thread, not a reply. So it wouldn't do what it was needed so we got rid of that. I may look to see if there's something like that now. I want to try getting the chat back when I have time.


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Post by TripleP » April 8th, 2017, 12:34 pm

Would it be possible to make it so that the author of the thread can reply to people's reply, and it doesn't bump it to the top? Frankly, I'm not sure I want to pm everyone. That might get a little creepy. :)



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Post by Chelle » April 9th, 2017, 3:32 am

no anytime you reply to a thread, it will always bump to the top. all forums work that way. Honestly most commenters don't expect a thank you so I always find it curious that some get so worried about it. Most would be happy to see a reply on their own work, especially alot of our older members. TPS is built on a foundation of reciprocation.


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Post by INFPoet » April 9th, 2017, 2:17 pm

Hey, I was looking back over some of the suggestions from years ago, and I came across the "Oscars" one. That sounds like a lot of fun. I've only been a member for less than four months, so I don't really know about what events TPS has year round, but I wonder, is that something we could do??? :happyy:


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Post by Chelle » April 9th, 2017, 2:44 pm

We did a TPS awards once and we didn't have a lot of participation so we haven't tried to revive it. Pretty soon we'll start asking for contest entries for Poetize.


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Post by Windsend » August 8th, 2017, 12:03 am

Ok, so, umm. First things first, a shout out all of our wonderful admins, moderators, and co-admins. As for my broad reaching, personal message regarding new 'Existential' and 'Philosophical' boards, I am so very sorry I did not check this board for this type of a thread, much less the bright red heading about new boards; My Bad. I hope that all of you may forgive me for not being thorough beforehand. In real life, am a wet dog with an owner that has a teenager that loves nothing more than to give his pets a reverse Mohawk, and just kidding!

Chelle was gracious enough to point me here about my debacle. Again, sorry about the mass correspondence. With the site up and running I was left very excited and anxious. Thank you guys again, this is my heartfelt apology.

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P.S. Any hopes for a re-occurring thread like the made up dictionary word challenge, or the haiku thread. Maybe even a cross-section of these two, where we make up a few words/themes, and use the last stanza of the previous poem? All of the above, under an analytical alteration similar to sentence diagram theory, but used as 'Poetry Diagram Theory'. If no such thing exists, we could break new ground together in a fireside conversation, perhaps setting the stage for a literary standard through poetize magazine within a collaboration of philosophical and/or existential poetry analysis. I.E. Stars = Forever, Diamonds, A River Of Light, Where We Make A Wish, Etc. The following link redirects to a sentence diagram theory explanation; Sentence Diagram @ Wikipedia. I tried to break new ground within my book using 'Good Quote Analasis' under this and information theory and sentence diagram theory. I did not however extrapolate sentence diagraming in any detail, or get into a poetry perspectives and/or standards in this manner, outside of its possible use. There are so many wonder possible perspectives out there, as well as the people from which they originate. I am sure we could think of some sort of standard together and hour a week, or 2 weeks perhaps? We are all snowflakes, or the same basic shape out of different building blocks!
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Post by Chelle » August 8th, 2017, 2:58 am

I'm going to say get in touch with Alan. We're discussing some new ideas and directions to expand the Drawing Board as it relates to poetry construction, workshops, tools, improving, and other things. He has a section in Poetize for the Writers' Workshop so that might fit better in that part of it from what you're saying. Anyways, sounds like it might be along the lines of some things we were already talking about so poke him. :)


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Post by SilentTears » September 24th, 2017, 5:51 pm

I really want to get some more people in here. Have we thought about or talked about advertising, maybe just free stuff like in FB poetry groups or something along those lines? I know TPS was down for a hot minute but I wanna see another night with 700+ people logged on!


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Post by Chelle » September 25th, 2017, 1:35 pm

If we ever get enough donations, I wouldn't mind paying a service like Orange Soda for an email advert campaign. As far as Facebook adverting....I don't allow people to advert on the TPS group, just like the forum so I wouldn't want to purposefully go out and advert on other peoples' sites. Now, if you members want to go out and invite your friends, or leave adverts on FB groups/pages or wherever that are open to adverts, that's fine. I used to leave cards at local libraries. For those in school, leave some at your school's library or in places where students would see them (cafes, etc).


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Post by SilentTears » September 25th, 2017, 8:34 pm

Okay sweet! I get where you're coming from. I'm in some poetry groups on FB and I know some people on there would be super interested in TPS. I'm off to go spread the good news. :thumb:


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