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after the change what we can do, together!

I want to make sure that everyone is ok based on the new changes. The site was down earlier in the week, that usually is when you make the kind of changes that they made this week. Removing the downvote on comments and making the buttons smaller (it actually if you notice allowed the annoying ads to be a little bigger overall). I have also seen that comments have picked up again. I realize, based on the feedback from community members that having conversations isn’t easy. I do understand both fear and concern. There is a risk when we share a piece of the real us in an interview. But there is much to gain. So it is a trade-off.

The changes in the site, echo the trend of the admin team to address community concerns with a significant site change. There are a couple of authors who are infamous for commenting on pay. They say on a lot of posts, but they don’t have conversations. They also tell other authors that when they discuss, you have to return the comments on their posts. That is not true, by the way. No rule says if you comment on my posts, I will comment on yours. Instead, I think we have to honor those who comment with no expected return. I am not going to list names on either side, but I have heard from numbers authors and have forwarded that information to the admin team.

Conversations are a critical part of what we do now. Here is my pledge for you. When you read this, please note this is the way I have operated for the past four years. I read articles that vehemently disagree with. I read articles that I agree with. I comment on both. I may push you to provide me with a valid source for the information you share. If you do, and it makes me change my mind, I will happily do so. If it doesn’t, I will continue to disagree. But my pledge is in this new world order I will respond to your reply. The value for you as an author now is the number of conversations you have going on. The one and made comments no longer have any value for any of us, overall.

You reply to my comment I promise I will reply to you!

It’s fine with me if you choose to only comment on posts of authors that mention in your posts. That is wholly a personal choice.

If you tell someone that you aren’t commenting on their posts because of that rule, I will tell you that it isn’t fair.

We are a community – let’s pull together!

  • Question of

    I will have as long a conversation on your post as you want, I promise! ok?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    its ok to not comment if the author doesn’t comment on your posts, ok?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    it is not ok to call someone out for not commenting on your posts, right?

    • Yes
    • No


What do you think?

17 Points

Written by DocAndersen

One fan, One team and a long time dream Go Cubs!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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  1. I don’t pay attention to a lot on here. Meaning, I don’t count Virils. I check once every few months to see if I have reached payout. I had 60 dollars in my account that I didnt know about. So, it had been at least 6 months since I checked. I dont count who comments on my stuff. I don’t think its right to only comment on the posts if they comment on yours. Although, saying that. I dont pull up posts that never comment back, and I don’t pull up posts on people that never visit others posts. Those people don’t count to me, they are just fluff. I think of them not as real people but more of a bot. I don’t pull up enough posts, and I am still working on that. My spare time is nil now, working from home. I have been so busy, that I forgot to schedule a day off. Thank you for your thoughts on this, and I agree totally. πŸ™‚ Have a good day sir!!

    • first, my favorite carol phrase “we do what we can do.” I do agree with you completely. My concern is people that think they can arbitrate comments. (sending or commenting I comment on your posts more than you comment on mine, you need to comment on mine more). That is wrong. I get several notes and send them to the admin about people doing that.

      • Good, glad you are going to do that. You know that they listen to “our” suggestions through your posts. You come up with excellent questions and points. Thank you again for everything you do here. 😎

        • *blush*
          i humbly accept the academy award! I would like to thank someone but, well it is all me!

          sorry, couldn’t resist that! You are the Challenge Queen. While I don’t’ do all the challenges and I still strongly dislike purple, i am a huge challenge consumer!

  2. I comment on any post I find interesting, however it is important for me to comment on the posts of those who comment on mine. I do that even if their posts don’t match with my interests.

    • that is completely fair, it is ok to say that. I am only concerned with people saying I comment on your posts you have to comment on mine.

      hey I notice you had posts today, are they approving faster?

    Yes (7 votes) – 88%
    No (1 votes) – 13%
    Yes (4 votes) – 50%
    No (4 votes) – 50%
    Yes (7 votes) – 78%
    No (2 votes) – 22%

  4. I always read and then I add a comment. Sometimes someone’s post reminds me of something I have wanted to write about and then I have the idea in my head. Other times I am reminded of different happenings in my life.

    • The problem with these posts is that those that don’t have the bad habit tend to comment. Therea re many authors who don’t comment. There are even more that don’t comment on the reply, (one comment and move on).

      that one comment and move on was the old way of Virily to make a lot of virils a day without being part of the community.

      In July we told them how important our community was. I think they finally got that!

  5. I agree with you. I try to answer all the comments (depending on the time axis). I also comment on all members who comment on me. But I don’t want to force anyone to read and comment on my posts.

  6. One important factor is time. A conversation may take a longer time than reading a post, and sometimes even than creating an article. I gladly join when I have something to say or some free time.

  7. You are right that it shouldn’t be if you don’t comment on mine, I won’t comment on yours. It’s a personal choice but it’s also a courtesy to return a favour.
    As the rules have been tightened, conversations will be on high gear.

        • it is a direct block of one of two authors that do comments.

          Now the one and done comments are over.
          There appears to be a maximum as well of comments.

          I suspect since they are slowly doing the things we asked for (and a couple of new things, we didn’t ask to lose value for commenting) the next thing will be authors that reply to themselves in a thread not getting credit for the one-sentence 30 replies as they did in the past.

  8. Hi Doc,
    Very interesting post. Did not know that was yours until I scrolled down and saw it was you. I like your posts and try to make sure I comment when you comment on mine. I am not always on here very much so if you responded to my posts I am sorry I responded late to your answers.
    Stay safe.

  9. Whenever I have the opportunity to comment and respond. I can’t always have a long conversation. My free time is very limited. However, I try to keep in touch with the people on the site.


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