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Making our site better – Final!

Below are the top five asks (admin communication is a combined ask that was previously two. One is a banner on the site before significant changes. The other being a monthly newsletter published from the Virily Editor account). This time, please note the addition of a new option or a new choice in the poll. There are five options; you can say yes to all five but only say yes to four of them. Make sure you note which one of the five questions is the most critical for you. The goal here is to provide a community view, so if one of these isn’t something you think is essential, don’t vote for it. No votes and WTF emojis simply mean I will remove that vote, and that emoji is going forward.

The goal here is to present to the admin team as we have done in the past. In July, we shared a request list, and all but three of those requests were approved and implemented. We sent another one at the beginning of March, and the comment downvote button was removed! We have sent the admin team 11 requests, and they have changed seven of those requests. So they are listening, and they are paying attention. The only concern I have is that the number one ask all three times I have done this project has been better communications from the admin and moderator teams. That is one of the asks that I suspect won’t happen this time either, but let’s see.

As in the past, I will let this post sit for 24 hours. At that time, I will send this post link and the results of the poll to the admin team! Let’s see who reads posts by asking you to skip any question you don’t like; No votes will be removed without consideration. It is too hard to figure out the why of nos even with the lovely comments a few of the no voters have left.  The best part of a writing site is always the community!

A huge thank you in advance to everyone that read this series and contributed. All of the asks in the poll come from the community. The five shared today were the top five vote-getters over the past two days!

Others in this series

https://virily.com/virily_poll/expanded-lets-make-our-site-better-second-version/

https://virily.com/virily_poll/making-our-site-better/

  • Question of

    Return of a functioning drafts folder (including save to drafts)

    • Yes
    • no
    • This is the one that is most critical to me!
  • Question of

    More communication from the admin team

    • Yes
    • No
    • This one is the most critical for me!
  • Question of

    if you report a comment, that author is not allowed to retaliate by reporting anyone else’s comments until the issue is resolved!

    • Yes
    • No
    • This one is most critical for me
  • Question of

    A user that is blocked cannot communicate with the author that blocked them (like social media sites)

    • Yes
    • This one is most critical for me!
    • No
  • Question of

    The edit button returned but only if the edited post is returned as if a new post. (not right to the most commented or trending lists)

    • Yes
    • This one is the most important to me!
    • No

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What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

One fan, One team and a long time dream Go Cubs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. I don’t know if the admins will do what we want. I think they will do what they think is best for the site. After all, it’s their business and they know better than us how to handle things. That doesn’t mean I don’t want things to be the way they were in the beginning, and communication to be better.

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  2. I don’t think that the admin really wants to talk to anyone. They just wanted to make this site to make some cash. The goal in anything is to make money, but they could make more money if their communication skills were better than near non-existent. They are dealing with a site with words, but then they do not want to say words to anybody.

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    • i think there is a language barrier. They used to communicate more (on the Facebook group and with the persistent chat on the site).

      i agree that they don’t now communicate and that worries me. I think simple easy communication like a banner before changes wouldn’t be hard.

  3. I don’t have so much problem with reported comments because I’m good at distancing myself from people who are aggressive in all the wrong ways.
    Communication, drafts and edit buttons are the most pressing issues of mine.

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  4. Q: RETURN OF A FUNCTIONING DRAFTS FOLDER (INCLUDING SAVE TO DRAFTS)
    Yes (7 votes) – 70%
    This is the one that is most critical to me! (3 votes) – 30%
    Q: MORE COMMUNICATION FROM THE ADMIN TEAM
    Yes (8 votes) – 89%
    This one is the most critical for me! (1 votes) – 11%
    Q: IF YOU REPORT A COMMENT, THAT AUTHOR IS NOT ALLOWED TO RETALIATE BY REPORTING ANYONE ELSE’S COMMENTS UNTIL THE ISSUE IS RESOLVED!
    Yes (6 votes) – 86%
    No (1 votes) – 14%
    Q: A USER THAT IS BLOCKED CANNOT COMMUNICATE WITH THE AUTHOR THAT BLOCKED THEM (LIKE SOCIAL MEDIA SITES)
    Yes (6 votes) – 86%
    This one is most critical for me! (1 votes) – 14%
    Q: THE EDIT BUTTON RETURNED BUT ONLY IF THE EDITED POST IS RETURNED AS IF A NEW POST. (NOT RIGHT TO THE MOST COMMENTED OR TRENDING LISTS)
    Yes (7 votes) – 78%
    No (1 votes) – 11%
    This one is the most important to me! (1 votes) – 11%

  5. Best of luck and let’s keep those lines of communication open. Right now I seem to do as much as I did before posting commenting and joining challenges and it looks like I am gathering pennies just sitting at $2 I probably won’t get paid until autumn or so it seems.

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  6. I’m glad if things are really improving … I can rightly say that I don’t follow anything now … I go every day to open my friends’ posts and nothing else so I don’t know what is going on … I hope it really gets better and again i will have the will to do more serious work …. i open your posts regularly and i read them too

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    • well, my friend, you are in for a huge surprise. The thing that you have done from the beginning of your time on this site, is now the best way to earn Virils!

      long conversations = if they are on your post earn you the most Virils. You don’t get credit for much else anymore. But you and I have had many long conversations – those are now worth their weight in gold!

  7. But aren’t all of these a repeat of what you have already asked in the last two polls?
    I have something to say about about reporting and retaliation.
    There should be no automatic deletion of comments.
    Admin needs to look into these before comments are deleted. Fair warnings need to be given to offenders so there is no retaliation.

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    • yes, sorry i didn’t think about folks that weren’t around for the last time I did this. My apologies. I refine the list so that I get to the top five and then we rank those and I send them to the admins.

      I would love your idea to be implemented!

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