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Faq or Frequently asked questions are often constructed as part of what is known as a Tier 9 helpdesk. Tier 1 is that person you talk to on the telephone. Tier 2 is the person tier 1 sends the call to if they cannot fix it. Tier 3 never talks to users; they support tier 2. I’ve seen some widely speculative guesses as to why things happen, instead, let’s start with the facts and have a community discussion.  I have started a collection below of things we know to be true as of today. What I do not know is who is getting badges still, and are the listed criteria in the original FAQ’s still the same.

Dashboard

What we know 0- over the last 28 months the dashboard has updated the day of the month. Early on, in the Virily past, the Dashboard updated daily. It is normally dashboard updates and two-three days later those who get paid that month have money. The other fact we know right now is that one Viril converts to 0.0011192637731625 US cents.

Badges

So, I have not had Badges update for a long time. I am as curious about this as anyone else. So, beyond the movie reference, “we don’t need no stinking badges” what about badges?

Known double click issues:

There are two I know of, and I am listing them for the community in our new FAQ.

1. If you double click the upvote or click twice too quickly, it results in a downvote.

2. If you double click the comment button too quickly you get the infamous “duplicate comment submitted error)!

Why can’t I copy-paste the same comment over and over

one it’s rude. Two it is it an enforced comment remove rule.

Why a 20 character limit on comments?

Why is there a 20 character limit on comments? The rule exists people didn’t treat authors posts with value. Good. Nice. Cool. Don’t do anyone any good. I do agree that we should, and we did ask the admin team to move the rule to 10 characters or more from 20. I understand many readers and authors here on Virily are not native English speakers, and the English rule for the site on posts and comments is hard. I find value in every comment. I don’t care if you make a spelling mistake in the comment or your post. Those don’t matter to me. I know you can’t edit your posts or your comments, and I know I’ve made a few spelling errors over the last three years.

Let’s start talking –

  • Have you gotten a new or update badge in the last 4 months

    • Yes
    • No
  • Are there more than 20 total badges?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Will you share what you know about badges in the comments?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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  1. Q: Have you gotten a new or update badge in the last 4 months
    Yes (4 votes) – 31%
    No (9 votes) – 69%
    Q: Are there more than 20 total badges?
    Yes (4 votes) – 44%
    No (5 votes) – 56%
    Q: Will you share what you know about badges in the comments?
    Yes (9 votes) – 82%
    No (2 votes) – 18%

  2. I’ve had two quizzes up for 2 years and no quiz badge. Frankly I couldn’t care less about badges. (and virils, well, I’m starting to wonder if I care about those for badges or whatever.)
    I’m working to suss out other issues. If you can direct me to the explanation of how and when they pay that would be great.

    • Payment is a huge mystery.

      This last month threw a monkey wrench into the usual pattern. I do know that there are people that have their accounts set to negative balances for some reason.

      It is an FAQ but one I cannot answer with any reasonable information. sorry Howard.

  3. sometimes when you earn a badge, you are also given a reward in virils. some badges have ranks as well…

    it seems like some badges are locked, which makes me wonder if they are no longer given out even when their criteria has been satisfied

  4. As I mentioned, I have not received a new badge in recent months (I know I should have received it for the polls, maybe another one). As for deleting notifications, I have no problems because I don’t have many notifications. I try to read them regularly and then delete them.

  5. My issue is the fact that there is no moderation, there is simply delay. That most often from like 10 am EST on Friday until like 7 am EST on Monday I am not published. Sometimes I am not published on Friday or Monday. Why?

    • all of us went through the phase of having our posts moderated.

      The reality of that process is it requires a person. A person requires a salary. Therefore in order to increase the rate, you have to hire more people.
      More people means less money for writers because of the cost.

        • Getting to verified? That has been covered in a number of posts. If you go to the Verily editor page there is a post they made about two years ago that defines the requirements for Verified.

          As for the moderators, my impression is that they are working Monday – Friday. Seems only fair, there does not appear to be weekend moderators right now.

  6. The badges serve no purpose in my opinion. I think we max out at 20 but it is a guessing game. I prefer other issues being resolved and give up the badges. I agree with Elenka, we need to be able to delete all notifications at once if we have thousands, which I do.

  7. I don’t look at them. They have no effect on the activity here. I like the questions asked. I don’t know why no one talks about deleting more than one page of notifications (like marking 10 pages and deleting them). I have nearly 22,000.

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