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Questions from Virily users…

One of the things that are of value to authors on Virily, or the answer to the question why do I like comments? Is that when you reply to a comment, you as the author get 2 Virils. The person that read your post gives you the upfront (3, for galleries for stories, 5 for quizzes, polls, versus). The comment writer gets 1 Viril for opening the post and one for the comment.  If you read an article, it doubles your Virils to leave a comment. Not, by the way, that earning Virils is the only thing that matters. The only reason I am sharing these is to help writers understand the ways that they can get more Virils for the work they are doing already. I also do one to remind folks that if you have an issue that you want to see if there is a solution or workaround to adding it in the comments!

We are a community. The positive atmosphere that is Virily has picked up in the last few days. That is a great feeling because honestly, I love hanging out here on Virily. I did cut my time down to no more than 2 hours during the week, and no more than 3 hours on the weekend. This weekend I already blew that, but it is a different issue. Today I wanted to bring up a couple of discussion topics. The first is the editing of comments.  Specifically, once a comment is submitted, being able to go back and edit the comment. I cannot tell you how many typos and errors I have in comments here on Virily. I struggle (wrestle, ok, I hate spelling) with spelling at times.

The other consideration or thought is the ability to edit a post once it is on the site. These two things have been around for a long time. I don’t have answers just questions, and I will add those both to the poll for this morning. I will also add a few other interesting things authors have shared on the last few posts I’ve made. I love the brain trust! The best way to improve a site, any site is to reach out to the people that use it every day and ask them!

Let me end this morning technology post with a quote from my grandfather “when you release a smile into the world; it comes back as two!”

  • Would you like to be able to edit comments?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Would you like to be able to edit articles you’ve published?

    • Yes
    • No
  • There is a risk for Virily to allow us to edit published posts would you agree to use terms for editing?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Would you like resizeable thumbnails for Virily Posts?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Would you like a published guideline from the Virily Editors of what is not allowed?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Would you like the Guest View Viril returned?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Would you like the social share Viril returned?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Would you like to see Virily awards given to authors picked by the community?

    • 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. I read posts because it was written by people I like to interact with. Virils or no virils, it makes no difference. But, yes, it would be nice if we can edit comments. And if I am still writing here, the option to edit an already published writeup would be great.

  2. Oh how I wish we were all perfect and never had to edit, until then, Yes to all of things you suggested.

    My husband was pondering, that’s always interesting, he said, “If they added all that it may make a viril worth less.” I am not sure what he meant and still it is nice to get some kind of recognition and since the value of the viril has been fluid we might feel encouraged seeing the numbers going up.

    I think bring people here to read is important in keeping the site fresh.

    Sorry Doc I hogged your comment box again.

  3. The two issues you raised are the biggest concern to me on the site. I don’t have any other complaint against Virily apart from the possibility of editing a post and comment.
    In the beginning I sent twice for my published post to be reverted into draft so I can edit it. I never received any response and have never bothered since then.
    For an article to remain lively and at par with current/new revelations, it needs to be regularly edited and updated.

  4. About comments. It is easy to read all posts and comment each if you have a lot of time for Virily. My agenda is too busy, I log in sometimes just for about an hour, and most time takes writing. It’s just impossible to comment on all posts. And actually, it’s great to comment post when you really have what to say, not just “nice post, nice photo, thanks for sharing”.
    Yes, I would love if I could edit my published posts and comments. I do not understand why Virily agrees to have posts with accidental mistakes, confusions instead of allowing to correct them. It is all about reputation too.

  5. Current Poll Results

    Q: Would you like to be able to edit comments?
    Yes (14 votes) – 93%
    No (1 votes) – 7%
    Q: Would you like to be able to edit articles you’ve published?
    Yes (13 votes) – 100%
    Q: There is a risk for Virily to allow us to edit published posts would you agree to use terms for editing?
    Yes (14 votes) – 100%
    Q: Would you like resizeable thumbnails for Virily Posts?
    Yes (8 votes) – 73%
    No (3 votes) – 27%
    Q: Would you like a published guideline from the Virily Editors of what is not allowed?
    Yes (14 votes) – 100%
    Q: Would you like the Guest View Viril returned?
    Yes (13 votes) – 93%
    No (1 votes) – 7%
    Q: Would you like the social share Viril returned?
    Yes (10 votes) – 83%
    No (2 votes) – 17%
    Q: Would you like to see Virily awards given to authors picked by the community?
    Yes (11 votes) – 100%

  6. Again a very interesting post. At the moment, I do not have major problems except one. I’ve mentioned this problem several times, this is the approval of posts. It was okay for a while, but now the problem has recurred. I know that I can not do anything, I can only breathe deeply and wait for the problem to pass. 😊 It would also be good if could edit comments.

  7. I find that I have adjusted to not being able to edit by being extra-special-careful on this site when I enter a post or comment…although it would still be nice to add something to a post, etc. And I don’t like waiting days for my posts to appear.

  8. You are really trying hard, dear friend … First of all, I have a lot of comments on the approval of posts … I do not know in what order they approve the posts; I just feel stupid to wait for 2 days for approval … I welcome the newcomers every day … do not understand me wrong … nothing I have against the new members are very welcome only from all new ones with nothing at all … maybe a handful is great with the rest and so there is nothing and they are approved for 3 posts at a time … to me he can not approve one another every other day … I will slowly get tired of this and I will retreat

  9. We all have the same questions and preferences. I hope they are not sign unnoticed by support, admin, and others at Virily. Nobody likes to see a typo in their post or comment. That has always been an issue for me. All I can do is keep hoping it will be changed.

    Smiles are contagious.

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