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As I had promised earlier, I sent all the comments, poll results, and posts about making our site better to the Admin team. I haven’t heard anything, but did want the community to know as promised the information was sent! I’ve noticed many posts. Lately, there has been a spate of downvoting. I don’t care if my comments are downvoted or upvoted. The same is true for upvoting or downvoting my post. For me, the fun is the interaction in the comments—the sharing of information with people. The civil discourse, as Socrates called it, two people conversing, disagreeing, arguing even, but never losing touch of the fact that they both have the right to an opinion.

As we move into the 4th of our writing site, things continue to change around us. There are a few things we know, and from there, we can push forward a little.

  1. The moderators of this site to do verify information, spell check, or do grammar. They confirm that a post has a picture and that it is not plagiarized (published elsewhere first). The moderators do not bless content by approving it. They simply accept the content is not plagiarized.
  2. The rate to 100 views for most posts has slowed. As of November 2019, posts would hit 100 views withing 24 hours. It is often more than 72 hours to reach 100 views.
  3. Comments and views are down overall.

I won’t go any further into the things people already know. We cannot add new authors, and that impacts the site. We do have ads back, and that is good. The ads we have again are not great.

CRITICAL WARNING: Many of the ads in the middle of the ad section are links to articles. The articles, in some cases, are on known Malware news sites. What this means is that if you click, you run the risk of picking up malware on your computer. The other thing about the ads with links to articles is that they are not validated, nor are they reputable news sources. Click with extreme caution!

The other ads are the previous what is called targeted or mined ads. These ads are based on information parsed from the post. They are more focused and usually have links to an Amazon product. These, by the way, do not pay to be on the site. The first set of ads pay to have their ads on the site regardless of views. They, of course, will not pay as much with fewer views available. Click-throughs pay the targeted advertisements. In other words, you click on the ad, and it takes you to amazon. Sites get paid for that.

Let’s make today a better day!

  • Question of

    Have you been on virily for more than a year?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    If you could pick one thing and only one thing what would you change about Virily (put it in the comments ok?)

    • Yes
    • No
    • no
  • Question of

    no one should ever ask you to comment on your post becuase they commented on yours, ok?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. Q: HAVE YOU BEEN ON VIRILY FOR MORE THAN A YEAR?
    Yes (9 votes) – 82%
    No (2 votes) – 18%
    Q: IF YOU COULD PICK ONE THING AND ONLY ONE THING WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT VIRILY (PUT IT IN THE COMMENTS OK?)
    Yes (5 votes) – 83%
    no (1 votes) – 17%
    Q: NO ONE SHOULD EVER ASK YOU TO COMMENT ON YOUR POST BECUASE THEY COMMENTED ON YOURS, OK?
    Yes (5 votes) – 83%
    No (1 votes) – 17%

  2. It is obvious that views are down and so are comments. I have noticed a low in up votes but not an increase in the down votes. People have also become very tight fisted with their reactions as well. I’ll just take these in my stride. The mods and site owners may need to raise their game plan too.

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    • the targeted ads (if you put the word tractor in, and you see ads for tractors, those are ok. the ones that go to amazon or other legit online stores.

      the ones that advertise to you, with apparent news, make me laugh some times.

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  3. The owners have consistently shot themselves in the foot. What they need to do is get English Speakers as mods.

    That they focus on an image and not the prose is what makes this site slip down the wormhole

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