Now seems to be the right time to get the Poets.net forum going; issues regarding the code of silence surrounding anti-establishment literary ideas and information are just too important to put off for some future time.
Yes, poets.org has "unbanned" certain members, but who knows how long that will last? Legally, they have the right to ban anyone they wish, but, then, why bother offering a public forum at all?
Poets.net will follow The Public-Forum Doctrine, thus, not censoring unpopular viewpoints, even if the admins and mods disagree, and controversial information.
Within the next few days, Poets.net forum will be up and running, and you will be able to post whatever is on your mind on a given topic.
Temporarily, the forum will be in blogger mode, and I will be starting some threads, which will appear under "Threads and Labels" below. You will be able to find a thread simply by looking for it and then clicking on it.
If you have some ideas for additional threads, please email me, and I will add them--along with your attributed or anonymous commentary.
In some ways, the blogger format will be easier in that you will not need to join in order to post. Also, you may post anonymously; I am going to trust (for now) that posters will post their comments in a way that will promote open intellectual discussion and reserve general snark and self-promotion for the Smackdown and Shameless Self-Promotion threads.
I have temporarily disabled the captcha feature; thus, you will be able to post freely. However, if automated sp@m becomes a problem, I will have to enable captchas.
The down side of a blogger forum: you will not have access to a private message function.
So are you ready yet?