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The final poll, what should it take to become a verified user?

I did need to post a clarification for everyone as I got several PM’s and comments yesterday. As of right now, we do not know the rules for becoming a verified user on this site. The first group of authors moved to that level around 3.5 or so years ago. There was a gap of between 12-18 months before there were more verified users. Then another pause and because of the issue many had (they were unable to publish for over a month. I still feel bad for every single person cause in that issue) they made a bunch more people verified. So we do not know for sure why someone moves to become verified. They seem to do so in batches, but there is no consistent process that we can see at this point.

Based on that, this poll is intended merely to gauge what the community thinks about the concept of adding additional verified users. The conversation is a sidebar conversation to the larger conversation (fix the site issues). It is one that has concerned me for a long time. When the site had problems, and people couldn’t publish, views went down. I remember seeing more than 30 emails to the support team about the users unable to post. I was feeling terrible, author after the author was logging in, unable to publish reading my post, and sending me a message. I sent the admin team all the names of the people that couldn’t publish. Then one day, they were all verified users.

That was an example of the site changing because of something wrong with the website. There are also several instances where authors have done things that forced the admins to improve the site. Yesterday I spoke of the debt I feel to other authors on the site. It is a debt that I am alone in having to pay. I don’t expect other people to view the world the way I do. So today is the wrap up final vote for this overall concept. Pick only one of the three options. Vote yes if you think one of the three is the right answer but only pick the second option (this is my favorite) for one of the three. The goal is to send this to the admin team then tomorrow!

Thanks to everyone that commented, read, and shared this post!

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  • Question of

    All users should be verified right away but if the admins pull one post you lost verified status.

    • Yes
    • I like this one the most.
  • Question of

    Users should contribute (at least 30 posts) for 3 months and then become verified…

    • Yes
    • i like this one the most
  • Question of

    Users should contribute to the site for 6 months before being verified

    • Yes
    • I like this one the most

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What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. They would have to go at least two strikes per year because the admin really do not specify what causes for something to be a strike. If that was the case, then I wouldn’t be verified.

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    • 30 posts would in three months require 10 a month or 2 or so a week. That seems pretty fair. Now with the current 2-week lag (submission to moderation) I suspect that wouldn’t work..

      we are back to get a faster moderation turnaround!

  2. In November 2017, with the first wave of verified users, we were told:
    “Your job on Virily is to write original, creative and useful articles that everyone would like to share. If you post such articles regularly – the chances to be chosen by our team as a LOYAL VIRILYAN for your trustworthiness are greater.

    There are many more factors that are always considered by our staff than submitting articles regularly, including your English language level, your posts rejections and reasons why those posts were rejected. Loyal are those who are following our rules, showing interest and helping us every day to make this platform a better place.”
    Source: https://virily.com/other/benefits-loyal-virilyan/

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  3. Q: ALL USERS SHOULD BE VERIFIED RIGHT AWAY BUT IF THE ADMINS PULL ONE POST YOU LOST VERIFIED STATUS.
    I like this one the most. (1 votes) – 100%
    Q: USERS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE (AT LEAST 30 POSTS) FOR 3 MONTHS AND THEN BECOME VERIFIED…
    Yes (1 votes) – 33%
    i like this one the most (2 votes) – 67%
    Q: USERS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO THE SITE FOR 6 MONTHS BEFORE BEING VERIFIED
    I like this one the most (3 votes) – 100%

  4. I think 6 months is long enough for an author to show that they can post qualified posts in good English with no mistakes. Looking at this from another point of view perhaps if an author makes continuously bad posts with mistakes then they should have their verified status taken away and given time to improve themselves. One way or another it is of course easier on admin if they can trust verified authors and they don’t have to monitor their posts.

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    • It is an interesting problem overall. I suspect the reality of the site is that any post reported and removed by the admins should count as a strike.

      Errors, we all make errors, but things that have to be reported are bad.

      Personally i was pushing for one strike your out, but saner heads have said two strikes would be the better way to go.

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