One of the emails I got the admin team a few weeks ago said, “we don’t read posts.” what that meant was that once something is published, the admin team doesn’t read the post. One of the things I want to be clear about is the definition of facts. I know the admins do not read posts often. Why? Because they said so in writing. First of all, to everyone that isn’t a verified user today, I am sorry you have to wait 3-4 and 5 days to get posts approved. I did want to say as well, that the moderators don’t check spelling or grammar. I know because when I wasn’t a verified user, I had several posts that made it onto the site with incorrect spelling and incorrect grammar. I fixed a few of those when we had the edit button. They were of a low view, low comment posts!
So what do we know for sure about the moderator’s role here on the site? We know that they are responsible for moving the posts on non-verified users from pending to published. A huge thank you to them for doing that. We also know that they check for plagiarism (I once tried to repost a Niume Article on Virily, and they rejected it as already having been published). So they check for plagiarism. They move non-verified users’ posts from pending to published. That is what we know. We do not know anything other than they do not read posts. I do know based on the posts I read (and my own) that they do not check spelling and grammar. I am also sure they, the moderators, do not fact check articles.
Going forward positively – what can we as a community do to help the admin/moderator teams shorten the article queue. Let’s have an honest discussion (be gentle) about what is possible? I have a couple of ideas, but as my dad always used to say, “I won’t poison the well before we all drink.” What could we do to help those who are waiting for posts to be approved? I’ve talked about sharing and reading the posts of others. The critical part of the second piece is actually reading the works of others. Open, read and then if you liked it upvote. Open, comment, and never read doesn’t do the author any good. Remember the person on the other side and leave them a helpful comment!
Every once in a while, I am going to pick three posts I enjoyed and share them. I call it my post highlight!
Docs post highlights:
- A hard topic to laugh about, but I laughed! https://virily.com/virily_poll/you-and-i/
- You had me at blue water but fun post https://virily.com/virily_poll/peaceful-blue-color-crazy-challenge/
- Flowers are always lovely – another fun post https://virily.com/virily_poll/peaceful-blue-color-crazy-challenge/
i like the post highlight idea…
i am going to start doing post highlights too!!!!
We are on lockdown where I am, you?
lets make today a good day, ok?
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Thank you for addressing these issues with due diligence.
trying to keep our community moving forward in a positive way!
Posts lose their validity when they are approved after five days. Period.
When you have 8 -10 posts lined up, two are approved after 4-5 days or all in one go and no one reads them. Either way you lose out.
Everyday I read posts and comment but when 8 of my posts are approved I get a couple of comments on some, others go unread, unnoticed and lost. Not complaining just stating facts.
I do everything mentioned here. But it doesn’t work this way.
I don’t expect members including you to do anything about this, but I want you all to be informed.
i do understand and i agree with you. I remember when I first joined this site i was 15 posts ahead (its why i moved my back up blog to 3 days after my Virily post). I was really frustrated by that for a long time.
Nobody could vote.
Sorry about that.
I do not miss those days of waiting a few days or more to have my writings published, especially when it is sports season. It was always like the value was diminished when it was not published before the sporting event itself.
Back when we got points for views, I made a killing on sites like Google and Reddit before sporting games.
ha back in the day! i do miss that as well. I built my entire system around sharing to social media.
i feel bad for everyone that still has to do that.
I have been a non-verified user for a long time so I completely understand their frustration. I notice that at this point in time, the approval of posts is taking longer than before.
It is a really tough problem overall i feel bad for them overall!
The Virily poll question baron robber strikes again. I would have answered the questions though. Nevertheless, we move forward
i got two bugs today, does that make me special?
Yes, it shows that you are versatile enough to find bugs in different areas.
that has been my role on IT teams for 30 years.
Great choices in posts. I agree with everything you said, not much moderating going on. I will keep trying.
thanks Carol, i am holding on to hope!
I am always happy to see positive attitude! Thank you for including my post.
At the moment, I have no ideas apart from the ones we have all already mentioned, but I am always open for new ones.
Regarding non-verified users, I don’t understand why most of them are still not verified. It would save the moderators some work too.
i do not know, i have nominated many, only a few have been approved.
I like the idea of highlighting a post. When I go to 2 or 3 it opens two identical. I will follow this idea.
i pasted Ellie’s twice!
the actual third post is here https://virily.com/virily_poll/my-daily-picture-spring-dream-6/#comment-1052313