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The sky, fell, got up and then fell again :-)

Well, another day in paradise. I suspect overall when we consider the condition of the Virily site; things aren’t rosy. The “sky is falling” posters should quickly follow this post. There will, after this post be some Virily is down posts or as I like to call them “the sky is falling” posts. The things don’t work posts. So I would devote my technology column space today to a more rationale post.  Yes, the site is having an issue. The issues appear to be focused on upvotes and comments. New posts (as of this morning) allow you to comment. The checkbox (GDPR related perhaps) has returned. Either that means the admins had to restore from an older copy of the site, or, that the checkbox is back. Comments, and replies to older posts (those without the checkbox, don’t work currently. Please note they don’t work is as of 7 am EDT US.

I was able to post, so that is good! I was able to open old posts and share those which is good. The reality of comments, however, is that ongoing conversations are limited. Interesting, I am curious as to what the Virily community has to say. I like starting the day knowing what people are thinking. It helps me get focused in the morning. I had been average between 100 and 120 comments per day, so it was strange today to wake up to one new comment.

Update: You can now reply to old posts and old comments. This was as of 7:03 US EDT.

The reality of the internet is that it isn’t the power company. We know, from time to time, the power company has blackouts. Someone driving along the road loses control of their car or truck and takes out a telephone pole (they are called telephone poles, but MOST of the wires on that pole are for the power company). The result of that collision is a power outage. The internet is the same. You have to do the same troubleshooting you would do in the event of lost power.

  1. Start with your computer. The easy way, check other websites. Are they working?
  2. If yes, then check your connection to Virily. End your browser session and open up a new browser session. Do is it now?
  3. If no, try another browser (using chrome, try edge or IE and so on) Does it work?
  4. If the last one is No then most likely the site is down.

It is ok to be frustrated. It is ok to voice that frustration. Just let the world know when things are fixed!

  • Is virily down for you right now?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Will you follow the trouble shooting steps above?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you smile when things don’t work?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you always remember the human?

    • Yes
    • No
  • did you have more than 1 comment on virily this morning?

    • 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 am having a dance with Virily the same dance I had with FB yesterday. I call it the buck and back cha-cha. I get a bit forward, then I get pushed back, then I have to wait at least several minutes and finally, I have been able to comment and to post. I don’t know what is going to happen when I try to post today just praying for good luck.

  2. Once I failed to find the reply box yesterday, I immediately opened the site and logged in through another browser, when all showed the same reaction, I realized that something was happening…

    I periodically do a “reload current page” notification or the last post to see if the system has improved. Once I saw a new notification, I immediately checked the situation by opening anyone’s new post. However, after this update, the situation is still quite quiet… I still can’t upgrade to any post.

  3. My experience in FB is not paradise as well but I find that it is up to us whether we let every little thing irritates us or not. When FB prevents me from posting or commenting or do anything to influence the movement of my posts organically (that means I do not avail of their paid promotional boost), I simply go and take a break. And I guess, your guess is right that Virily reverted back to some old version because the waiver tick box is back too.

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