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Communiation from the Virily Admin team and the definition of Moderation!

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I have two distinct and separate communications from the Admin team that I wanted to share and make sure everyone knew. The first is that they (the admin and development teams) for Virily are having a technical issue that has caused this problem. They are working on it as I type. They are also checking with the development team to see if they can give us an update either directly on the site (banner) or to one of the authors that have reached out.) At this point some news is better than no news. I did forward to the Admin team all the posts I made this weekend (the response above was their answer to my first email sent on Saturday with a link to the Friday post).

Over the weekend there was a fix offered that didn’t work (going directly to the URL) that confirmed that this is a technical issue, in specific that it is a directory issue. Now, the reality is what happened to cause that. In the IT world where I live there is the concept of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) that is performed on outages, issues, and problems. I have also heard that one user that had the issue is now able to create. Another user that didn’t have the create button was able to use the link that Norman shared directly to the publication page. That is really good news that we are slowly but surely seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I know a lot of people are frustrated.

I hope that as people are again able to create that they will leave a comment here so I can go tomorrow and read their posts (or Wednesday) pending moderation time. I did want to clarify one thing one last time. I am very concerned that there are some authors here on Virily that don’t necessarily understand what is meant by the term moderation. I talked about this yesterday but want to clarify this. Moderation comes from the old BITNET system of years ago. It means that the owner or moderator of a list is responsible for the content in other posts. In particular, moderators used to remove highly inflammatory and rude comments. They would also check for validity and source. If they found a user was plagiarizing data they would ban that user. The moderators on Virily check for plagiarism, validate proper images, check for the inappropriate league (curse words, posts not in English). That is the extent of moderation for the site. They do not do a spell check or other things, that is what an editor does, not a moderator.

  • Question of

    Is the definition of moderation clear?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Have you heard from the admins recently?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you agree with the definition of moderation?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    If you see the create button please let us know! OK?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Don’t give up we are all here with you! ok?

    • Yes
    • No

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