It already looks like today, that some of the more "rabid" posters of poetry don't bother with reading sticky threads! That or they are completely disregarding gren's request to limit threads started in the poetry section to two a day. I maybe speaking blasphemy to this sites poets, but you do know that you can put more than one poem in a thread right? Why not put a poem or three into one thread especially the shorter poems, it'll help cut down on the flood in the poetry section. Also it may help with junk posting, some of the replies the poems get barely constitute as a sentence. So with a couple poems in a thread, dare I say there could almost be a paragraph churned out in a reply to peoples works. *gasp*
Another thing like gren mentioned, some of the so called critiques or I love it can't wait to see more replies. When reading some of these post especially the spammer critiquer's (you know who you are with all your credits), its seems like the replies where copy and pasted from thread to thread. All those post look and read exactly the same, next time your on AO and looking at the index for the forum. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and check out the recent post box. It happens at least twice if not more a day, that box is filled with post by one person in the poetry section. And more often than not, those post read and feel exactly the same.
Also I would like to make a suggestion, that the OP of the poem limit there replies to their own works to two a day in each of their threads. I'm guilty of this in the few poems I have posted, but with the deluge of threads that come into this section each day. Combined with people continuously posting in their own threads to keep them fluffed, to say thank you or reply back if they are lucky enough to get some constructive criticism. I've seen several poems that only receive two-three replies, maybe its because the work isn't that great. But I think its because of the fluff and flood, those poems fall to the bottom of the first page and on to the second before anyone gets a chance to take a good look at them.
Now come on folks, remember the old saying quality over quantity. This part of the sight gets used quite a bit by several members, so it would be a damn shame if it got shut down because the quality was too low. If you can write poetry but can't come up with something better than great/wonderful/I love it, then that is truly sad.