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The Virily Changes include the top community ask from this summer (edit my posts)

Good morning all, and welcome to the new Virily. Last summer, as a community we put together a new FAQ, and some functionality asks for the admin team. I captured all of those thoughts and sent them along to the admin team. The top two community requests from the author team when we did that was the ability to edit old posts and the ability to edit comments. The good news is we can now edit posts! The other top requests are out there still so maybe over time we will see the ability to block users, permanently remove comments, and the ability to edit comments. The good news is the admin team listened to some of our suggestions (at least we can hope they did since they implemented them!)

The poll issue (start a poll, add a picture, refresh, then do the rest of your work) appears to have been resolved. As the timeout issue also appears to have been fixed (start a post, then get distracted, and when you get back to the post you’ve been logged out (which you don’t find out until you try to do something on the new post or refreshed). In both cases please note, I had only tried this once. Let’s see where we are in a couple of days to determine if the site is now working.

The look and feel of the site are a little different that is interesting. At this point, the look and feel are more like the Facebook, Twitter, MeWe style of presenting the information. The functionality has changed just the visual way the data is presented (in the IT world we call that a view). The other thing that we asked for ages ago now was a cleaner notifications page. That was done; you no longer see a notification for graphic submission, comments you’ve made, and opening another user’s post.  The notifications are more applicable now, in the sense that they only represent the notifications that are good to know (upvotes) and ones that require action by you (another author comments on your post).

The posted total in the profiles page (of your posts) is wrong. There are missing posts though. I suspect this will change.

I will always ask some poll questions and will share those with the admin team. Overall I am still wondering the site and using it, and I will update the team if I find anything.

I want to thank everyone that participated during the summer in the polls that we sent to the Admins. I don’t know if those emails were something that the admin team responded to, but at least one of our big asks was completed!

I hope everyone has a great Friday!

  • Question /

    I would still like to block specific users from commenting on my posts?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    I will check and verifiy that my oldest posts are still on the site?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    It is nice to see your poll questions after you click add yes?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    I would like to be able to permanently remove any comment on my posts (as the author if I remove it should remain remvoed) ok?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question /

    I would like to see a larger text window (more than 3600 characters) for posts?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. Q: I would still like to block specific users from commenting on my posts?
    Yes (7 votes) – 64%
    No (4 votes) – 36%
    Q: I will check and verifiy that my oldest posts are still on the site?
    Yes (12 votes) – 100%
    Q: It is nice to see your poll questions after you click add yes?
    Yes (12 votes) – 100%
    Q: I would like to be able to permanently remove any comment on my posts (as the author if I remove it should remain remvoed) ok?
    Yes (10 votes) – 100%
    Q: I would like to see a larger text window (more than 3600 characters) for posts?
    Yes (7 votes) – 78%
    No (2 votes) – 22%

  2. It’s a positive thing they have implemented the edit feature on posts. It was my major concern. Thanks to you and others who sent our suggestions to the admin team. I like the look and hopefully, they will implement the others though I know it will take time.

  3. I don’t even know who to comment on … for me it’s a total confusion … before, as soon as I opened the post, I saw if I got a virily or not … now you don’t even see it so they can do whatever they want .. I am disappointed …

  4. I honestly like the new look of Virily. Indeed notifications have become cleaner, just a bit too large and less space-saving, well that’s so in my opinion. Some of the information you mentioned here is unknown to me and I haven’t explored it yet. Thanks!

    Yes! The posted total on the profiles page – of our posts – is wrong, and I’m still confused before you confirm the fault here. The profile page also requires rewriting and I don’t know what to write there yet. However, I appreciate all the work that the admin has done.

        • I was trying to avoid answer that my only alluding to it, of course, you would find the string and pull it.

          I do think this is in response to what we as a community asked for, but also in response to the new world order of web page design.

          Facebook is more than just a social media site now. So yes I think this is in response but also most likely the addition of new team members for Virily that are just out of school or living in the world of Social Media design!

        • So of all the bugs I compiled and sent to the admin team over the last 5 months they have now fixed 5.

          I am slowly going through my list of known issues and checking them off.

          For example, now you can reply directly to a comment made on a picture from the notifications screen (in the past you had to open the post to reply to comments on individual picture comments).

          That is great.
          This morning however the site is dog slow. Slower than it has been in a very long time.

          The changes have made some users very comfortable.

          • That means they opened the door and do something even though they didn’t say anything…

            For me, I haven’t felt more or less comfortable (maybe because I haven’t explored much or made use of existing changes), but only see new looks as something nice.

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