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It was a good thing dicko started and I want it back. Seemed like it was a pain for him to keep running and compiling it with such low participation though. I personally want it back to keep my writing volume up, but there are several things from the old format that basically wouldn't work because our posting volume is so low. Here is my proposal:


1. Everything goes in a megathread. Volume is too low for multiple ones.
2. Archive doesn't happen every topic (see: volume) but when we reach a set number of contributions and the topic changes (see below.)
3. Topic changes either every fortnight or when submissions stagnate.
4. We keep a list of topics in a file somewhere and a there's a javascript program that randomly picks one. I can write it but it would be a while before I could arrange hosting. Anyone can change the topic. Ignore dumb topic changes. The reason for this (point 4) is that it avoids the problem of it always being one person's job to collate everything and invent new topics.
5. I propose ripping off all the words here http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/themes.do and then adding w/e people feel like. Trying to say something new in a well-travelled theme is always a good exercise.
6. Topics are guidelines. Submit whatever you want but it's good manners to do something on-topic if you can.


How does this sound? Would anyone be interested?


If not, I might end up having a writingdump thread called 'biggleswriting' for no reason other than that this is a place I'm comfortable posting work. Not that I'm a hugely serious writer, but sometimes all the text files get lonely on my HD and it provides motivation if I pretend people might read it or participate. I would much rather be doing it in a community thing though.
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sure why not
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this is a good idea, and i'm sure someone here could sort out some hosting for your program.

lets bring back artistry
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that's a good link by the way. i like how DEATH looms over every other topic. lots of poems about death
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I miss artistry period....
DEUCE: MEETING THE URINE UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL AND REALIZING IT'S JUST LIKE ME AND MY PREJUDICES  THIS WHOLE TIME WERE COMPLETELY FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF PTTTTHTHTHH GOD IT'S EVERYWHERE<br />DEUCE: FUCK THIS TASTES LIKE PISS<br />PANTS: WHERE IT SHOULD TASTE LIKE COTTON CANDY OR PICKLES<br />DEUCE: OR AT LEAST LIKE URINE NOT PISS
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ok let's do this. i haven't written the program yet (do it later) so topic one is gonna be DEATH since it's the biggest and dicko mentioned it. i'll make a thread.