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I want to start my piece today with a HUGE APOLOGY. I mentioned that the admins had removed the credit for opening and viewing the posts of other authors due to overcommitting. I did not intend that to be anything other than merely pointing out that had happened about five months ago. I offended part of the Random Comment them, and I did not mean to. I am very sorry; the Random Comments are excellent; hopefully, you read this and accept my sincere apology. I am very sorry what I said has nothing to do with what you are doing now.

A great comment on my last post in this series with the result of “it is too bad the bad behavior of a few impacts the whole.” I paraphrased the comment a bit. It is a critical thing to consider. If someone does something once, it happens. If they do something twice, that isn’t good. But when they do it three times or more, then it is wilful and with intent. I suspect what we need on the site is the ability to have the admins remove the willful intent issue. The bad behavior of one shouldn’t impact the whole. I think that is an exciting idea, and I wanted to present it to the community to start a discussion around the idea of what can we do? I think an editorial board precisely without some of the authors guilty of the lousy behaviors, to help the admins with site standards. The logic for not including the bad actors in the process is as my grandfather always used to say, “when you put the fox in charge of the chicken coup, don’t complain when all the chickens are gone.” Or more plaining the Leopard can’t change its spots.

Please feel free to comment on the two ideas that we have been punished by the bad behavior of a few authors and that it is time to do things differently.

Finally, views are ticking up again slowly. We are down several authors right now; some of that is time and, of course, the long vacation period in Europe. Hopefully, they will return invigorated with lots of fun stories to share.

Remember, there are no authors on this site that should ever PM you telling you what is or isn’t right on this site. That, what I just said is the only thing I know about this site to be sure. Nobody knows precisely what the rules are. So to join Carol’s bandwagon, we need more communication.

If I have missed something that can be a great ask, please include it in the comments.

This work is Copyright DocAndersen. Any resemblance to people real or fictional in this piece is accidental (unless explicitly mentioned by name.)

  • Question of

    faster post moderation

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Better communication about the site

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    The return of the edit button with limits (edited posts are new with no bump for old views and comments)

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    return of the drafts folder

    • Yes
    • no
  • Question of

    guidelines for authors becoming verified

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    A site editorial board comprised of authors and helping the admins

    • Yes
    • no
  • Question of

    A functional report post button

    • Yes
    • No

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What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. It is easy to offend inadvertently. After apologising and explaining, we can only hope that the offended person will take on board that their offence was not your intent. It’s worth bearing in mind that we can all overreact and take offence where none is intended.

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  2. Q: FASTER POST MODERATION
    Yes (8 votes) – 100%
    Q: BETTER COMMUNICATION ABOUT THE SITE
    Yes (9 votes) – 100%
    Q: THE RETURN OF THE EDIT BUTTON WITH LIMITS (EDITED POSTS ARE NEW WITH NO BUMP FOR OLD VIEWS AND COMMENTS)
    Yes (9 votes) – 100%
    Q: RETURN OF THE DRAFTS FOLDER
    Yes (8 votes) – 100%
    Q: GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS BECOMING VERIFIED
    Yes (7 votes) – 100%
    Q: A SITE EDITORIAL BOARD COMPRISED OF AUTHORS AND HELPING THE ADMINS
    Yes (6 votes) – 86%
    no (1 votes) – 14%
    Q: A FUNCTIONAL REPORT POST BUTTON
    Yes (7 votes) – 100%

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  3. I thought a lot about writing this comment, because I know that in most cases sincerity is not accepted. I don’t think the edit button will ever come back, because it wasn’t used correctly! Personally, I used the edit button only to edit the posts in the open lists category in which the pictures did not appear.
    I would like to remind you that the ability to edit posts with errors has been removed after you made a post (https://virily.com/virily_poll/4-options-to-consider-for-what-to-do-with-old-posts/) in which you give tips on how to use the edit button to bring back old posts. I remember perfectly that the edit button was removed after you published that post! Not all the advice you give is beneficial. Forgive me for telling you! It is not good to give advice when you are not asked! (You can block me if you want but I felt I had to say about all these tips you repeat)😐

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    • wow.
      So i fought to get the edit button, then fought people for using it incorrectly and tried to help people reposition it, and all you remember is that the button was pulled as I published my how to use edit post?

      seriously? I don’t comment on your posts anymore. The rate of return is too low. I looked and I comment on 10,12 of your posts and you commented on one of mine. I gave up on that.

      It isn’t sincere to remember one part of a story. Its actually a little petty.

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  4. I have basically nothing to add to your suggestions as I do not know exactly what all the fuss is about. Sorry… I only come in once in a while now as I am still waiting for my darn cataract surgery. At the rate things are going especially with the likelihood that here we are experiencing a second wave of COVID 19, I will be able to come on the site only once in a while for a very longer time. Good luck with your suggestions and keep up the good work you are doing.

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  5. I am not sure what all the fuss is about.

    Surely, the Admin could be smart enough to allow editing and drafts, and work out some way where this couldn’t be gamed too.

    It shouldn’t be too hard for anyone skilled in these things, for, after-all, all writers should be able to edit their own posts.

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