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IMPORTANT!!!!!: The Newly Published Posts Malfunction!!! POLL

Hi all…

Some time ago I noticed this “small” malfunction with newly published posts, but then I thought it was fixed until recently when I noticed it again and was just preparing to publish this article when I accidentally noticed it became even worse…!

What happened is that when opening posts I go through the whole list and open almost every post (and upvote them), but that time I was going through the list again the next or two days after that and suddenly a post I have never seen appeared… I was wondering how this could happen… It happened several times during that time and I thought it was fixed because I haven’t noticed that ever since…

But, several days ago, when I was browsing the Latest posts list, I noticed (almost) the same… What happened is that SEVERAL new posts appeared among the posts I have already opened, AND, also, on the list on the right inside a post, where the Most Commented posts are, there was an article that I couldn’t remember I’ve seen and since I was attracted by the title I opened it to check if I’ve already opened it and there was a notification about the Virils I received for opening it popping up…

So, I took a look at the time this article was published and went back to the Latest posts list to check if I could find it after refreshing the page again… No, there was no that article, I couldn’t find it….. It also seems that since that post was showing in the “Most Commented” section, obviously some members haven’t had that problem, or they maybe haven’t been shown some other posts from the list instead

(It seems it was happening mostly during weekends when there were not that many newly published posts so when they publish new posts during the next day it seems that the new and the old (from the previous day) posts mix up on that place where they “meet” so you have to go through some of the latest published old posts of the previous day again because probably some of the newly published posts would appeare there, although once I ran on a “new” old post that was somewhere in the middle I think…) 

After that I haven’t noticed that happening again, BUT!!!!!, what I somehow accidentally noticed after that is that ANOTHER newly published post appeared in the Most Commented list, and since it was a post from a user whose posts I always appreciate I think I went to his profile or something like that and discovered TONS of new posts that were NOWHERE on the Latest list!!!!! Then I checked the Following list and discovered AGAIN tons of other people’s new posts that were ALSO nowhere in the Latest list! I was very surprised because I thought some members haven’t posted anything lately and was asking myself why the activity on the site is so low lately, even some other members noticed the views are down lately and this could explain that problem very much…..!!!

I noticed it is happening only to some/certain people and their posts, so I started informing all of them about this and this way I’m also informing ALL OF YOU to know where to find all the newly published posts and pay attention to it, except if you don’t follow these people I’m not sure you will find their posts there, but that could also be possible somehow because I’m not sure if other people have the same situation in their browser like me, because obviously some people didn’t have the problem to see those Most Commented posts I couldn’t see anywhere in the Latest list…

I also wrote to the admins about this, and no reply yet…! I don’t know if this is made intentionally but I hope it will be fixed…

What do you think…?

Thanks!

  • Have you noticed this malfunction?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you think it is made intentionally?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you think it is important to be fixed/changed?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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    • It wasn’t little, it affected a lot of (verified) users and a lot of their posts therefore views too… Welcome, I think it is important for all the members to know and be aware of such things, in order to find all new posts, but, luckily, it seems it is now fixed…! But, just in case, keep checking…

    • Yes they are, the people who join the site and are new here can’t see your posts in the Latest nor in the Following because they still don’t know nor follow anyone…! They have to be able to see all the members’ posts in one place… That is why I think it is a glitch not an intentional thing.. It have to be solved and hopefully will be..!

  1. I suspect that we really need to compile a listing of the issues, and then come back and stack rank the overall issues. by what is critical for the user population. This is an issue, but I do have to wonder if in fact, it is simply the reality of verified vs. non-verified users. I would assume that based on traditional publishing rules for website, (using a content management system) that in fact there should be a delta between verified and non-verified users.

      • There should be a listing, especially that some important and HUGE issues that i was told by Natalie should and must be checked and fixed are not yet even looked at…..!!! Nor they reply about it anymore…..!!!!!

        It can no be that because how will NEW USERS even find or learn about you or your posts if ALL THE MEMBERS’ POSTS are not in the Latest…!!! They are NEW and they are NOT FOLLOWING ANYONE yet…! There was NEVER a difference between those users, the only “advantage” of the verified users is that they can PUBLISH WITHOUT THE PREVIOUS APPROVAL, nothing else…..!

          • I just expressed my general opinion on the problem, actually on the “reality between verified and non-verified”, because I don’t think there is one such “reality”, it would be absurd to put it that way intentionally because of what I wrote above… Although, you never know… It is also not logical because it happens that some users post very rare or just couple of posts and don’t get ANY of their posts in the Latest, while the other ones that do make many posts get 1-2 of them in the Latest, but it is not a “rule”, sometimes also ANY of their posts appears in the Latest… So it looks like a bug…

            What is delta here…..?

          • You know how rivers begin to branch out before they hit the sea? That’s called a delta. Code branches in much the same way and the place where the code splits out is also called a delta for the same reason (it looks like the letter delta)

          • Ok, I know that, but I asked what does it mean regarding this situation that I didn’t understand…..? If I understood well Doc tried to say there should be a difference between verified and non-verified users, a difference in appearing of their posts…? And I said that that wasn’t the truth here, it was never that way till recently and that if that was the truth (if it was made and changed intentionally now) it would hurt newly registered members, if they are not able to see all the users and posts in the Latest…

          • There is a difference in privileges and that difference will create a delta. There is nothing absurd about this, indeed it is the only way to grant privileges to one group of users that the parent group doesn’t have

          • So what is that privilege exactly if posts of one of the groups are less shown or not shown at all where they should be shown…..? The only privilege of the verified users here is that their posts don’t have to be pre-approved, everything else that is happening now actually gives privilege to the non-verified users so the Latest won’t be overcrowded with so many verified users’ posts because now you can post whenever you want…

          • I think actually You didn’t understand what I tried to say… – that the existence of “delta” is not possible the way you both described, you probably don’t and didn’t understand nor had that perspective of view what a newly registered member encounters and what I tried to say…

          • Or put it simple…: Verified users here are actually made to have FEWER privileges this way, so how can you even discuss there are some privileges for them, or you actually meant what I said here too…..? I think Doc was talking (here and in some other comments) about privileges of verified OVER non-verified…

    • There should be a listing, especially that some important and HUGE issues that i was told by Natalie should and must be checked and fixed are not yet even looked at…..!!! Nor they reply about it anymore…..!!!!!

      It can no be that because how will NEW USERS even find or learn about you or your posts if ALL THE MEMBERS’ POSTS are not in the Latest…!!! They are NEW and they are NOT FOLLOWING ANYONE yet…! There was NEVER a difference between those users, the only “advantage” of the verified users is that they can PUBLISH WITHOUT THE PREVIOUS APPROVAL, nothing else…..!

      • You are obviously very angry. But casting blame like it is a ball doesn’t help anyone.

        You’ve said repeatably that this is a random bug. You haven’t isolated any of the issues that may cause the bug. But you want to yell that someone else needs to fix it.

        While I understand your right to be angry, I do know there is a path forward, and anger doesn’t help us get there.

        How many different computer types have you tested against the site?
        I many different installed browsers have you tried?
        How many different connection types have you tried?

        I can’t listen to the anger anymore. I am trying to move on and see what can be done.

        Good luck.

        • Hi. I saw and answered this comment in the previous post where you also made it, and I will just repeat it in a way, and that is that I just tried to be CLEAR on what I meant and what I think you didn’t understand nor had in mind when thinking and saying there is a “reality between verified and non-verified users” which I tried to explain that it never was nor can be the truth… At least I think so or they really changed something here and in a way that will hurt newly signed-up members this way…

  2. Yes – I have found that since I became a “verified user” hardly any of my posts have appeared on the “Latest” list. My articles are therefore only seen by people who have been good enough to follow me. This is very frustrating, and one reason why I do not post as often as I used to do.

    • The same here. I am not in the mood to post anything in Virily if this will be a new way from now to have hidden our new posts from other members. It’s annoying. This site will never correct all the bugs or it is done intentionally. I do not know.

      • Now that I thought about it, it shouldn’t be intentionally, because how will a person who is NEW on the site even FIND those people’s posts if there are no all members’ posts in the Latest (he/she is not following ANYONE), so it is maybe actually a glitch… :/ But it IS annoying that they are not fixing important things for a long time…..!

    • Thanks, good you already know about it.. Yes, I noticed when browsing the Following list… That is a shame, and now that I thought about it it actually shouldn’t be intentional, because when a new member comes to the site how will she even FIND those people’s posts if there are no all members’ posts in the Latest (he/she is not following ANYONE)…..

  3. I am not sure I understand exactly what should happening as opposed to what is happening, but I think I have it outfoxed. I just don’t look at that list. When running through the notifications if someone has interacted with my posts in some manner I click on their profile and then on their posts and then open tabs of each new post that person has had published and read all of them before going to the next item on my notifications list. I am hoping that that way I won’t slight anyone.

    • Actually, how will a person who is NEW on the site even FIND those people’s posts if there are no all members’ posts in the Latest (he/she is not following ANYONE), and they are the people who post the most and have the best posts here…..!

    • Great, I’m glad you will be active!…
      Everything is fine except this thing that recently started happening, and it’s every day… It happens only with some certain Verified users’ posts, but not all of their posts, 1-2-3 of their daily posts can be found in the Latest and other ones are only in the Following… I don’t know if this is made intentionally this way or is just another bug… :/ I will maybe write another article on this, an update, with the names of these users, so people could be informed in order to find their posts if interested…

    • Actually, it shouldn’t be intentionally because how will a person who is NEW on the site even FIND those people’s posts if there are no all members’ posts in the Latest (he/she is not following ANYONE yet)

  4. Thanks for pointing out the little glitches, I didn’t even notice this. I did get a glitch where I press the upvote button, it doesn’t appear to work and turns into downvote so I have to upvote again.

    • Welcome, and it’s not a little glitch at all, trust me…! There are at least 10 Verified users whose posts you can’t see in the Latest (almost) at all, only 1 or 2 of their (daily) posts… It is a lot having in mind some of them post a lot daily.. It is a shame because people who don’t know about this and want to be active and support their favorite publishers here could not do that…!
      Yes, thank you for informing me/us about it, I have noticed something similar, but it didn’t turn into a downvote, it just didn’t show I voted, so people would think I didn’t and I did, so I have to do it again…! I think I will write about this in the next article about the Virily glitches, admins have to pay attention to it!

  5. First, Good morning Tasartcraft. Second, I really did not pay attention to that detail. I am afraid I have been inattentive lately. I try to visit Virily as often as I can but my days are either so full or I am too pooped to even read. If the administration of Virily does what you say on purpose, shame on them. Or maybe it is a system glitch. Who knows. But I will keep on visiting daily as much or as little as possible just for the fun of reading, looking, commenting and enjoying.

    • Hi 🙂 Nor have I, but it payed its attention to me somehow…..! ;D No worries, sometimes probably many of us feel the same… 😉 Yes, we can’t know that, but I hope maybe this will turn their attention to it in case they are not aware of the “glitch”, to show them our opinion and problem with it, and also to inform other users to know where to find the other posts they can’t find in the Latest… Lately, there were many comments of the overall lack of the activity here so this may be the answer, people probably were not aware of this… Of course, this is just to inform you where the articles of your favorite publishers could be

    • I have to add now that I thought about it, it shouldn’t be intentionally, because how will a person who is NEW on the site even FIND those people’s posts if there are no all members’ posts in the Latest (he/she is not following ANYONE), so I guess it is maybe a glitch… :/

        • Yes, maybe it’s because of GDPR…..? :/

          What worries me more is that yesterday I invested a lot of my time and effort to inform all those members whose posts cannot be seen in the Latest, some of them that are the nicest here answered and returned with the same favor I used to inform them almost immediately, some seem to didn’t even take a look at those compliments where I wrote them about the issue nor answered them in any of the ways but are still posting regularly in the Following, and neither of them even bothered to comment here where I wrote about it…, and it is about THEIR posts…!

          Am I maybe wrong, do you have the same issue or it is only me…..??! I was thinking about writing another post with all the names of the people whose posts can’t be seen in the Latest, for them and of course for others to know where to find them…! What do you think…?

          Thank you for being kind and responsive about the issue in both complimentary and commenting way…

  6. I just think that if it only happens to SOME writers then maybe its intentional… to punish them? I’m not sure…

    Or maybe they do have a system to rank and “push up” more popular posts? I’m not sure… but some of my post appears very low in a page (or hardly found) because they’re less “popular”…

    I’m not sure… :/

    • Those are all the writers who are verified users, and some of them publish a lot of posts daily. I could understand if it was intentionally to put 1 or 2 of their daily articles in the Lates and the other ones in the Following so other users’ articles could be easily visible in the Latest too, (although it shouldn’t be that way at all…..) but then I don’t understand why ANY of their daily articles (if I noticed well) are not visible in the Latest sometimes… There are also users who don’t publish often nor much at all and they are also only in the Following… So it may be a bug (?), I don’t know… :|/

      No, you are not right, I think all the posts are published in the order they are submitted for review…! And there no “more” or “less” popular posts… That is what “Featured” list is for, and it is also in the same order I think..!

      • I guess there will be more popular post in every section (latest, following or featured).
        Featured posts are those that admin thinks will attract more readers but doesn’t means they’re more popular anyway. These are my thoughts on this.

        I’m just curious whether they would push up posts according to popularity which I think is not fair…

        Anyway, since you might be compiling a post about Virily glitches, why not include the one about quiz, like how hard it’s to edit questions and answers and the results. Just my suggestion.

        • Of course, you are right, it doesn’t necessarily mean that…

          Well, I think they are not doing that, but who could know if they would do that at some point… Hopefully not…, there is no point in that… I even guess they maybe did this thing to make other people’s posts more accessible….. 😉

          Yes, I think there were already some posts and comments about it, so I think it is already a well-known issue, like some other things here that don’t work well, and I don’t know why they are not fixing those things… :|( I think they are aware of it, but I don’t know why they are not working anything to fix it!…

          • Yeah, sometimes I can’t help but entertain negative thoughts like they would never do anything :/ or just do the minimum…

            Unless someone openly say they’ll leave and then they’ll step out and reply … (like Pamela Moresby post) But I really wonder – they would reply, but would they really try to fix things?

        • I actually thought of something else now, how will a person who is NEW on the site even FIND those people’s posts if there are no all members’ posts in the Latest (he/she is not following ANYONE), so it shouldn’t be intentionally…

          I don’t know, sometimes they do, but there are some problems for month that are not yet fixed…

  7. I just published an article and just noticed a typo in my title. The frustrating thing about that is I do not know who the message to change that minor typo. I wish we had access to little things like that, or better yet quicker access to someone that can change it.

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