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Community, it is the part of being on a writing site that keeps giving. In that sense of community, that expression of being part of something bigger, we can band together. I was thinking about the power and joy of the city, and I wanted to remind people of some of the successes we have gotten over the last two years.

  • Blocking users was enable
  • we had an edit button (for a brief moment in time)
  • when the downvoting was terrible on the site, they removed the downvoting option for comments

That said, there were/are several things we have asked for that haven’t happened. I suspect the chance of getting the edit button back is slim. It would be nice to be able to access our drafts folder and edit items in the draft folder. It would also be helpful for us to get more communication from the admin team. I have recently gotten contact but it was pure, “we are working on site updates.” Nothing more than that nor ultimately something we could use. So that got me thinking, perhaps the best thing we as a community can consider, and offer the admins is some ideas about the way’s that the admin team could communicate with us better.

I am going to list some options in the poll. The list I have now is not all-encompassing. If you have an idea, share it in the comments. I will incorporate those and the top vote-getters into a second poll and post that I will send to the admin team. Overall this has worked several times in the past, so let’s keep moving forward and trying to do things positively!

Thanks in advance for answering the poll. Please note that there are many good ways to solve this, please feel free to add them in the comments!

This work is Copyright DocAndersen. Any resemblance to people real or fictional in this piece is accidental.

  • Question of

    A quarterly newsletter posted in the Virily Admin Account

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    A monthly newsletter posted in the Virily Admin Account

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Updating the FAQs for the overall site

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    A banner on the main page during upcoming outages

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    A post on the main Virily page above new blogs talking about issues

    • Yes
    • No

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What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. I am still confused as to why they took away the edit button. Well, it’s not taken away, its there, it just doesnt work. If they are not going to fix it, take away the button. I am for that edit button and the quiz and poll feature to be working properly. I used to love making quizzes and polls.
    The newsletter quarterly would be good, monthly better.
    They have put a banner up before, the fist one was notifying us that they were doing a pet contest, and a few more after that. For some reason all communication changed at the time they took away our IM method of contacting them.

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  2. Q: A QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER POSTED IN THE VIRILY ADMIN ACCOUNT
    Yes (5 votes) – 63%
    No (3 votes) – 38%
    Q: A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER POSTED IN THE VIRILY ADMIN ACCOUNT
    Yes (5 votes) – 71%
    No (2 votes) – 29%
    Q: UPDATING THE FAQS FOR THE OVERALL SITE
    Yes (8 votes) – 89%
    No (1 votes) – 11%
    Q: A BANNER ON THE MAIN PAGE DURING UPCOMING OUTAGES
    Yes (7 votes) – 88%
    No (1 votes) – 13%
    Q: A POST ON THE MAIN VIRILY PAGE ABOVE NEW BLOGS TALKING ABOUT ISSUES
    Yes (7 votes) – 78%
    No (2 votes) – 22%

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  3. You have very good ideas. Any kind of additional information can be very helpful. Having an edit button is very important. I try to not make mistakes but if I do I cannot correct them and then if my article is passed on to Twitter or FB it is passed on with mistakes and that is not good at all.

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  4. I always believe that active admins and those who communicate with their members are a good sign that they will stay to exist for a longer period of time.

    These are all great ideas and what this site needs. Else, we will be losing members here one by one.

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