Let's make Virily a better site…

One of the things I have often worried about is the anger that happens so quickly when it comes to issues with Web Sites. I used to write for a site called Niume. I enjoyed my time on the site. At the end of the time Niume was still functioning they announced the site would be closing. At that time it was recommended that everyone download their posts. The sad reality of all those posts, however, was that if you have more than 400 posts, the system wouldn’t be able to download your posts into a file.  I backup all of my posts so I didn’t lose anything, I couldn’t use their site recovery and backup option, but I had my backups of everything.

What I did lost was a year of links to posts. That was hard to take, and I decided if I was ever in a position of being on a similar site, that I was going to make sure I did everything possible to keep the site alive. That is why I spend so much time talking about ways we could improve the Virily site. I don’t want to have another Niume crashing down around me. That doesn’t mean the Virily site doesn’t have issues. It does, and it could be better. However, the thing that I think is important to share today is the reality of Virily. They, the editors and admins, actually pay writers. In paying writers, they create a 1099 type relationship with us as content creators. There is a pride factor and of course a financial incentive to make things better!

Earlier this week the social media connection for twitter was down. The admin team responded to my post on facebook and reset the connection in less than 10 minutes. That makes me happy because it means the admins are responding to and trying to solve problems. Like solving problems in our personal lives the reality of solving complete application issues can be daunting. The fact that the admin team is responding means they are trying!  That said, I do know and understand that the issues people are discovering can be frustrating and painful. It is hard to balance the reality of what people need, what they perceive and how they perceive it. Anger is a normal response to things not working the way you would like them to work!

  • I try to post to Verily every day

    • Yes
    • No
  • I try to read as many posts as I can every day

    • Yes
    • No
  • Lately I’ve stopped reading all the posts about what is wrong with Virily because it feels like nothing happens…

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you still like the Virily Site?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

13 points

Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.


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  1. Great poll, I will read it later!!! And other ones too… I think “The Latest List” problem is fixed but keep checking until we get sure, and now that I (think) noticed some other things too, I think they are trying to fix things but that it also “pulls” some other bugs through the process so that is maybe the cause of these things happening…

      • I read it now and I have to say I think that actually maybe our frustration with the admins not responding and fixing things the way they should is maybe the main reason people here have some clinches and the overall frustration… For example, if some things were clear from the start and they responded all the time to all the questions maybe we wouldn’t even doubt that thing that was the cause of the argument I had with that other member – info about discussing issues…
        I understand and agree with everything you said… :|(

      • Now I actually got 2×1 Viril for my 2 comments while it was like that before too recently it was changed and I would get only 1 for 2 comments under the same reply – like a bug, so I’m glad and hope it is fixed now, or that it will be fixed like it supposed to be…

        • It feels like they have max amounts of many different things. I know for example you are not allowed more than 30 virils a day for guest views. I drive between 100 and 200 guest views to the site, most days. Oh well. It has to be fair for everyone.

          • I’m not sure is it a bug or something else, since it’s happening in different orders, sometimes I get only 1 even I made 2 comments, so it is probably a not solved bug!

            What are you talking about, the limit for guest views is 500/day…

          • That is weird, it says 500/day in the FAQ…!

            How you get that many guest views?????! :O

            Yes, seems everything is f***ed up here, comments, now this thing with guest views and everything else that doesn’t work the way it should…, and it’s not fair…! 😐

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