Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Awesome Forum Changes!!

An inspired admin just made the forum experience cooler!! Now you can use formatting like-

1. Bold
2. Italics
3. Underline
4. Strike Through
5. Hyperlink
6. Quote : To quote a part or full post of another member
7. IMG : To post images. However, the images first need to be uploded on p4poetry or external picture hosting website.
8. Lists
9. Centered Text
10. Smilies are added : click on smiley on top-right of writing toolbar to choose from a list of smilies!! :D

for posting a new post or for replying in the forum. Also, you will automatically logged in on the forum if you click the forum link on the website and if you were logged in on the website before clicking the link!!

Just another reminder, you can add Polls as well in the forum!!

ENJOY!!

TITLE is NOT meant for DESCRIPTION!

We've been noticing that members are posting descriptions like (for Contest, VIraah Poem, For Prompt etc). This is not a right practise as the space provided for Title is not meant for description. It should be sued strictly for the title.

Say, a poem is titled 'Rose' and it has been written for the on-going contest. Instead of poeting 'Rose' in the Title, members tend to post 'Rose (contest entry). This practise should be avoided.

But we know that you like to mention things like the poem for written for so-and-so prompt, or contest. You can give readers this information in the space provided in the box where you type the poem.

Moderators are trying to edit as many poems as possible to remove description' from the poem title. But this is a tedious task considering we have nearly 2600 published poems on our website. Thus, it is a request to all you members to please edit your poem titles and snip out the descriptions from the same.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

October Meet round up!

The October Meet saw a little less turnout, furthermore the meeting started a little late, but perhaps the delay made it all the more special! The meeting saw some non-p4poetry members atteneding and the enthusiams reached a new high!

The meeting began with acknoledgeing the fact that there is a need to connect, to be heard that brought all the poets together with a poem titled 'Connect'-

Two lonely hearts
Searching for an invisible soul
Ready to shoot their love darts
Waiting for love to go on a roll.

Wire-to-wire
They log on to the internet
So close yet so far away
Two souls waiting to connect!

Then followed a customary Intro session. Thereafter began the open mike session where all the poets read out their poetry spanning several genres, styles and themes. Skand, in true roamtic style of the yesteryears shared a beautiful semi-ballad. Dr. Taher and his experiment with poetry forms blew us over. Rajshree, her powerful voice and her cause poetry stirred something within each of us. Mr. Prathamesh's few liners were not just funny, witty and poetic, but also great fillers. Also, Dolesh and his usual enthusiams, Radhika's inputs and comments, Manisha's wise words, thanks to her three year old association with caferati as well as a marvelous career in the filed of writing also lent the meeting a new charm!

The October meeting focussed more on discussing poetry. Everyone present had some wonderful suggestion. We will incorporate them soon.

The next meeting is scheduled for 8th of November, 2008 at 3:30PM at OPxford Bookstore, Churchgate! See you there! :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

SEPTEMBER CONTEST WINNER

The theme for the September contest was "Hasya Kavita/Funny poem" and the winner of the contest is .........................
EYES by Geetha

The Runners up is Lalu and Sonia's Nursery Rhymes by Ulhas Kavle

Look out for the October Contest !!!!!