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I made a friend many years ago when I was traveling. He was the gate agent for the United Gate at Indianapolis Weir Cook airport. We would, most Monday’s talk for a  little bit. After 2 or so years of traveling, we exchanged emails. We were IU fans.  He transferred to O’Hare airport as a supervisor around 5 or so years into my ten-year traveling window; we often ran into each other at the bigger airport. As a supervisor he no longer ran one gate, he ran 12. We would stop, grab a coffee and catch up.  He always took his name badge off while on break. People, even when he was sitting down on a break would yell about their situation at him. Throughout the now nearly 20 years, we’ve been friends; I have to say that as my friend, I’ve stepped in a couple of times to stop people from yelling at him.

When all you do is complain, it is yelling. My friend had a great ability to smile and listen even when the only thing the other person did was be nasty, or complain. The reason I am bringing this up is the email he sent me yesterday. He is now married (he wasn’t when I was first traveling). They live in Chicago and are expecting their first child. They found out their first child was twins, so he was asking for advice. He also wanted to point out to me that I have been complaining a bit about the community on Virily and he reminded me “sometimes people remember more the nice things you say.” His rule was a focus on the nice things that some people say; it makes the complaints a lot easier to deal with when you start from a position of nice things.

Based on that, first, a thank you to my friend for reminding me to find positive things! The reality of the internet over the past few days has been a slowdown. The live-streamed events in New Zealand seem to have impacted overall speed. That said, there are many positive things to note. The first is that views are up on average on Virily. The vast majority of thoughtful and warm comments keep me going on a cool spring morning. Well,, spring is still a couple of days away. The 365 photo challenge lives on with a couple of folks nearing the century mark (that is an incredible achievement)! 365 days, 365 photos (except for the new calendar folks, apparently they are posting 356 days in a year ).  Thank you to everyone that reads my pieces! You are the reason I write!

  • Do you have a favorite comment that someone has left you?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you enjoy bantering with people in the comments?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you think some of the posts on Virily are hilarious?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you smile when you read comments?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you ever just smile?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Or will they go on forever?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Is this the longest Virily poll, ever?

    • Yes
    • No
  • I wonder how long the longest Virily poll is, do you?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Or just the first one and the last one?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Did you answer all the questions?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Will these questions ever end?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you smile when you read articles?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

10 points
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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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          • Yes, I tried that too but it didn’t work (before) so i thought they started
            working now…..? What and how do you EXACTLY do…?

            Heh, you constantly surprise me… They were always limited to ten…

        • Please look on my old posts they were not always limited to 10. Secondly, I don’t have time to step by step what I do. There are so many variables that is a really tough question to answer.

          They never stopped working for me.

          • They were always 10, as long as I’m here they were ten! I asked how you add hashtags not everything else you do…!

            They are not working for most of the members for months!!!!!

        • They were much larger at the beginning of Virily (as many as 40 possibly more) but that was more than 2 years ago.

          How do you know most members can’t do that?

          Do you have facts to back up that claim?

          I’ve talked to you about variables before, throwing out a claim like what you just said can be interpreted in many ways.

          Basically, you are saying out of 2200 give or take authors on Virily today, most ie more than 1200 have issues with hashtags?

          Is it all users?
          Do verified users have the problem?
          do non-verified users have the problems?

          Is it all templates or only some templates?

          As I said so many variables for a Most have this problem declaration.

          • yes i was here more than 2 years ago and i know i could never add more than 10!

            how????? because we talked about it, i talked about it with them..!!!!! and if you take a look no one was adding them lately (for months!!!), except the ones directly added in the text! alex had a “trick” how to add them (right before submitting an article with no saving drafts) but that “trick” didn’t work for me, that is why I asked you HOW you add them…!

            does this not look to you as a fact??????????????!!!!! other members experience isn’t a FACT????????????????!!!!!

            I AM TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO USE VIRILY ON A DAILY BASIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THOSE ARE THE VERY VERY VERY VALUABLE FACTS KNOWN FOR MONTHS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT HOW WOULD YOU KNOW IF YOU DON’T READ HOW MUCH OTHER PEOPLE COMPLAIN, YOU JUST CALL THEM NEGATIVE WHILE YOU REPORT WONDERFUL COMMENTS FOR NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            BBBBBBBBBBBBB YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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