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An idea that could be a way to add new authors…

One of the things we need badly (beyond faster post moderation) is new authors. But there is a risk if we ask the admins to allow new authors. That risk is that well; anyone can join. However, I had an idea ( I have been thinking about this). We used to have referrals to her eon Virily. What if we go back to having the references with one additional piece, if the person you refer doesn’t follow the simple rules laid out for the site, you lose your status (if you are verified, you lose that, if you aren’t tested, you go to the bottom of the SLA for your posts being moderated). It is a simple system, and other than the one or possibly two no votes I know of, what do the rest of you think?

I have been watching the site, and in particular, I am watching those who post five or more posts every single day. Just doing that (assuming a 30 day month) every single month gets you 3000 virils. If anyone reads and comments, you are well past 5000 virils a month without having to say or interact with other authors on the site. The exciting thing I’ve noticed as well is that the people post 5 or 6 posts a day also wouldn’t qualify if there were a minimum of 150 words in a post required. The majority of their jobs would be gone. To be precise – if you post three posts in a day and one has four lines of text, that is fine. But if you are posting five a day, none of which even has 100 words that don’t feel fair to me. But I am open to a conversation about that.

I will end where I began. When it comes to asking and adding new members, would you be willing to invite people? I haven’t for a long time, but I would now be prepared. Based on nominating a new member, are you ready to take the hit, that if that person doesn’t adhere to community standards? I know so many people that would be great additions that I would happily do that. But it is something to consider. I suspect the admin team has held off inviting new users because they can’t control who joins. Based on that, I came up with this idea. I do not think this is the only solution possible, so as is the tradition when I do these posts, what do you think?

What works for adding new writers here on Virily?

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    Would you vouch for another author?

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    if you have thoughts (good or bad) re this idea share them in the comments ok?

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    If you have another idea, share it please!

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  1. Q: WOULD YOU VOUCH FOR ANOTHER AUTHOR?
    Yes (5 votes) – 83%
    No (1 votes) – 17%
    Q: IF YOU HAVE THOUGHTS (GOOD OR BAD) RE THIS IDEA SHARE THEM IN THE COMMENTS OK?
    Yes (5 votes) – 100%
    Q: IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER IDEA, SHARE IT PLEASE!
    Yes (4 votes) – 100%

  2. I agree we need more authors to give the site a boost and more interesting content. Personally I think that anyone who would like to join should submit some content before joining to see if they can make good posts. I mean sure new authors can be welcomed but what will they share? I have come across people online who write Today is a nice day. I enjoyed it. What did you do today? And that is not really contributing anything to any site.

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  3. I agree we need more authors. The referral idea is good, I was thinking about that the other day too. However, I personally don’t know anyone I could refer to the site. Also, I am not sure if someone has to guarantee for another person this way, whether they would take the risk.

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  4. I find these interesting ideas. I completely agree with you on the number and length of posts. I remember well (when I was not yet a verified user) they refused me posts if they were too short.

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  5. I don’t know up from down anymore. I also find that I am losing passion for being a team player with not much of a team.

    I know I am stressed to the max and a downer and that upsets people. Have a stroke upset me as well, but there isn’t much I can do about it.

    It’s great having my brother home and it’s hard to get up every 1 1/2 to do what needs to be done for him. I am not mary sunshine and still I try and help.

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  6. I suspect Ileana is correct in what she said below, but I live in hope. Your idea has merit and I like it, but I believe that if admin made the rules clear, then it would not require much effort for them to simply ban anyone who breaks them, or does so repeatedly. I find it hard to imagine that the reason they no longer allow sign-ups is because they do not want the risk of disruptive members. You already know what I think is happening.

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