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Locked and loaded – top 9 features to consider!

There are no limits on votes today. There are a lot of poll questions vote for the ones that impact you! I will share the list one more time before sending it to the admin. Every single day we’ve done this (now five days) you guys come up with more wonderful ideas. There are three new ideas shared by Virily authors in today’s much longer poll. That said, please continue to add new ideas for this overall concept.

I would like to compliment the entire community. The comments, while not always in the agreement, have been considerate. I appreciate that. The poll votes have continued to grow. It is important that you vote on the poll. Honestly, you don’t have to comment if you do not want, but your voice can’t be heard if you don’t vote pm the poll.

Tomorrow I will pull together one last poll where we go back to only picking our top four (out of the 8 or 9 or more, pending new ideas).  The goal of today is to continue to shape and improve our community. I have always been a fan of the Reddit Rules for posting and commenting. The concept is to remember human. As people consider content, comments, and such, it is important that you make sure you aren’t making the person uncomfortable with your comments!

When the internet was young, there were several discussions forums (bitnet was one of them) where people could share ideas. At that time, if you attacked a person, it was called flaming. It was always ok to disagree with an idea, but the person wasn’t to be attacked. The name flaming is still used to his day. Ok to disagree. Not ok to call the person a name, or to deride them in your comment.

Enjoy the poll today – keep the ideas coming! Comment on any of the poll questions to build a stronger case for your favorite!

(my favorite is the ability to delete comments from my posts. Today you can report comments, but the moderators may decide to let the comment reappear on your post). As an author, if I am willing to lose the viril (when you delete a comment you lose the Viril from that comment), I should be allowed to choose that option!

  • I would like to edit my comments.

    • Yes
    • No
  • I would like to edit my posts after they are published

    • Yes
    • No
  • Would the virily editors/admins publish the criteria for the posts in the pending state? (first come first served, last in last out)?

    • Yes
    • No
  • I want to be able to permanently remove comments from my posts.

    • Yes
    • No
  • I would like to upload images larger than 8 meg

    • Yes
    • No
  • I would like the ability to delete my posts.

    • Yes
    • No
  • I would like the comment rule changed to 10 characters (it is currently 20)

    • Yes
    • No
  • I would like to be able to report the content of posts

    • Yes
    • No
  • I would like to be able to resize thumbnails when posting

    • Yes
    • No
  • I would like the ability to block a user

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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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. Q: I would like to edit my comments.
    Yes (10 votes) – 100%
    Q: I would like to edit my posts after they are published
    Yes (12 votes) – 92%
    No (1 votes) – 8%
    Q: Would the virily editors/admins publish the criteria for the posts in the pending state? (first come first served, last in last out)?
    Yes (8 votes) – 80%
    No (2 votes) – 20%
    Q: I want to be able to permanently remove comments from my posts.
    Yes (6 votes) – 67%
    No (3 votes) – 33%
    Q: I would like to upload images larger than 8 meg
    Yes (4 votes) – 44%
    No (5 votes) – 56%
    Q: I would like the ability to delete my posts.
    Yes (9 votes) – 90%
    No (1 votes) – 10%
    Q: I would like the comment rule changed to 10 characters (it is currently 20)
    Yes (6 votes) – 75%
    No (2 votes) – 25%
    Q: I would like to be able to report the content of posts
    Yes (8 votes) – 73%
    No (3 votes) – 27%
    Q: I would like to be able to resize thumbnails when posting
    Yes (5 votes) – 63%
    No (3 votes) – 38%
    Q: I would like the ability to block a user
    Yes (10 votes) – 91%
    No (1 votes) – 9%

  2. I would comment on the third question. I can not understand their criterion on approval of posts. I’m still waiting two to three days for post approval. Some members have multiple posts each day. Nobody will convince me that they have so many posts that they can not regularly approve them. Why do not they approve nicely in a row as posts are received ??? I do not like this, and it seems to me wrong. I sent them a message but as usual I did not receive an answer and clarification

  3. Hard to say just two Doc. At first I would say block a user, but I have had dealings with that on other sites and it got kind of messy. I think that should be up to Admin to maybe ban or block a user from the site. I like being able to report comments.

    The two I choose are edit comments and edit posts after published. Typos are hard for me to deal with. Thanks for doing this and good luck.

    • I am going to take a day off and let this one sit. Then clean it up and do one last poll. Then share with the admin team!

      Blocking and banning users makes me nervous but there are users who abuse the system and abuse people on the site. That isn’t good.

  4. I still would like to be able to edit posts, to delete my posts, report the content of a post and block a user. #1 for me is edit a post — change, add to or delete something. And I’d like the glitch of duplicate posts for comments to be fixed. 🙂

  5. I know a site where it is possible to block a user from commenting on specific posts, which is annoying if you are trying to get a point across that the poster simply does not want to hear – only yes-people are allowed to comment. Not a good idea, methinks.

    Also, it was possible to delete unwelcome comments, which led sometimes to the nonsense of people raising objections to what has been said, but later readers could have no idea of what that was, because it had been deleted.

    • How did that site deal with people that repeatably made rude, aggressive or nasty comments?
      Your argument is laid out well. Thanks!

      I still think the author has the right to remove comments. The value judgment always has to be the right of the author.

      • People can get suspended, but I don’t know how often that happens. I get frustrated when I am having a really good argument with an idiot and the latter simply can’t come up with a good response so decides to block me instead!

        • The myth of free speech rises again.

          An argument can be a two-way exchange.
          It can also be a one-way exchange.

          If the author blocks or removes a two-way conversation then I agree with you. Still the authors right to remove your comments though.

          If the person, however, derides, insults or violates the community rules in their comments it is wholly within the author’s rights to remove them.

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