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Virily information – Verified users and the rate to 200 views….

One of the things I did post the crisis on Virily was to commit to reading 30 posts a day. I have managed to do that for the past nine days. Thirty or more posts per day read. I will not be continuing that after today. I am going back to limiting my time on Virily. My apologies to everyone I didn’t get to read over the course of the event. I will do this again when I have more time in the future.

Two things are coming out of the 21-day outage that bears watching and considering, and I am doing so. First, it appears that everyone who stayed with the site, now again has a create button. Some users were also moved to the Verified Group. I want to point out that Verified users were not, are not, and have never been anything other than people who followed the rules of the site. We now have some new Verified users, and that rank will continue to grow. I wanted to clear up a couple of the rumors about verified users.

1. Most verified users are nominated by other authors.

2. Verified users have the right to publish, but if they break the site rules, they will lose that right to publish.

3. No users on the site are allowed to use profane language. If you do, you will be suspended — 30 days for the first offense. Verified users lose their verified status in this case.

4. Verified users do not contribute to the moderator backlog, which only exists because there are many authors who submit 10, 20, or more posts every day of the week.

5. Verified the user’s earn Virils at the same rate as non-verified users.

My concern coming out of the create issue is that the rate to 200 views has changed. There are five authors who normally get to 100 views of their posts within 24 hours. Three of them got to 200 views normally within three days. That is no longer the case. Most people are getting to 200 views in 5 or 6 days now. There are still a couple of folks getting to 200 fast, but the remainder has slowed.

I am a little worried about the slow down in posts moving to 200 views. That was one of the reasons for my decision to do something about the problem.

The other thing that all authors can do is participate in 1-2 long comment threads per day (5 or more replies). People that comment can help themselves, the site and other authors by being involved in two of those long comment threads per day.

  • Have you noticed views slowing down recently?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you like the idea of a 1 to 2 deep comment thread challenge?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Should we do a read 30 a day for 3 days challenge?

    • Yes
    • No
  • No one should ever ask you to comment on a post, right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Verified users are not the problem, right?

    • 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. Since you started talking about views a few months ago, I have increased my attention to that, unfortunately, I have had to play a lot of absences since a few months ago so that I didn’t keep up with some developments and when I came back, I knew later that there was a create button problem. I think then, maybe that problem has reduced the interest of people to visit or read posts. I noticed, as long as there were problems with the create button, there were indeed a number of users who posted a lot, but I think that is their rights and affairs are in accordance with their interests here.

    Since that problem too, I have tried to read more posts from friends who are having problems. Maybe I read 2-4 of their posts per day, and tend to ignore those who post a lot. Another thing, I rarely visit people’s posts via the featured page but by clicking on their profile in the notification or comment section of each post.

    For a long time, I only posted 1-2 per day, before, at the beginning until a few months I became a member even less frequently.

  2. First off, it’s good to hear that more have been verified. It’s about time! Congratulations to all!
    Now those who post 10 a day, those are filler posts. They are ignored by me. Not worth the click.. I do the same as Carol does. If I know the person and like their content I try to read a few, but limit myself to a few per person. I have a routine. I check my notifications, answer those, and click upvote so they know I have read what they wrote. (I wish more people would check their notifications. A lot of times I have typed a long comment, to not even have it read.) I then usually go to the most commented on the right. Then I pull up the quizzes, then the latest. Then I post if I have anything to post for that day.
    It works for me.
    I don’t think that we should have a challenge about comments. I think they should come naturally. We don’t need more fluff or filler, and I am sure that would happen.
    Great information here, and it was cool to see what everyone has written. Thanks Doc!

  3. Q: Have you noticed views slowing down recently?
    Yes (8 votes) – 50%
    No (8 votes) – 50%
    Q: Do you like the idea of a 1 to 2 deep comment thread challenge?
    Yes (12 votes) – 75%
    No (4 votes) – 25%
    Q: Should we do a read 30 a day for 3 days challenge?
    Yes (8 votes) – 62%
    No (5 votes) – 38%
    Q: No one should ever ask you to comment on a post, right?
    Yes (12 votes) – 80%
    No (3 votes) – 20%
    Q: Verified users are not the problem, right?
    Yes (9 votes) – 64%
    No (5 votes) – 36%

  4. Let me make a another observation here – in the last three , almost four days none of my posts have been approved. Suddenly all of them get approved so there may be six or seven posts at a time. I don’t write more than four per day since that is the number I find comfortable. The site working is erratic and so are the views. When we make such observation we need to get a full picture , I agree with your other observations.

      • It not specific to me . I guess its the same for most not verified users. The week has only seven days out of which only three days at an average are days of approval, which makes the views sway erratically as most of us her are not verified users. I am not talking from the point of views not my specific issues on this site.

        • i do understand your point.

          The issue of views has two specific impacts.

          1. when views are down, all authors are impacted
          2. The speed at which posts get to 100, 200 and more views being impacted also impacts all authors as well.

          But, I do agree that your specific situation isn’t what I was talking about.

  5. I also noticed that the number of views was falling. I’ve been doing the same for a while now – 1 post a day. Some members are really a little “exaggerated” with the posts. I do not know how it will benefit them if they do not watch the other members’ posts. I apologize in advance for now writing my opinion, which many will not like. In my opinion, these members are here just for the sake of making money. I can’t think of another. As I said before, I watch and comment on the posts of members who read my posts. It is also interesting that there are many new members, but very few are working.

  6. I have explained before why my posts and my comments appear to be erratic. I write as I a moved by a topic, I save the posts in MSword while I attend to other necessary life things. Maybe I miss a day on Virily, here and there. So, after putting my content through Copyscape, I post them in quick succession on the same day, (up to 6 posts) I then visit the “latest” posts read and if I like and understand the content, I comment and post it to my Twitter page. I hope it’s okay because I don’t see my circumstances on the health and homefront changing anytime soon. Kindly let me know if it’s okay or to quit. Regards, Andre’Hartslief ~ Tranquilpen

    • Andre, I suspect that you know you are not the issue. This is about people that post multiple posts a day for many days in the week.

      I am not complaining, just noting that it happens. This causes the site to slow down overall on the moderation of posts.
      (it is harder to moderate 100 posts, than 50 posts)

  7. I use Virily as a creative outlet for my writing, My pattern here is unchanging, I first do notifications and answer those who comment on my post or I at least click that I like their comment, Then I read as much as I can and also comment and finally I make my posts.

    • Honestly, this was an observation post not a condemnation post. The moderators appear to approve between 40 and 60 posts every day (if not a lot more) during the week. I wanted people to understand what is slowing the moderators down.

  8. I read your article and all the comments so far.
    And I don’t know what to think.
    Here are members with different motives.
    Some for the sake of money and money, others who like to write and publish a third for a third reason.
    Some have a lot of time, others feel they should not spend their time on the site.
    And everyone acts the way they think is best for him.
    We are a small world.
    The way we are here is the way we are.
    I do not think that any pattern of behavior and work can be created here and should be done.
    I cannot write anything if I have nothing to write about.
    And to write something in order just to make it published is not in my essence.
    I hope I didn’t miss the topic.
    Of course, this is just my opinion.

    • It is an interesting problem Robin. First, that the moderators get behind. Second that some authors are posting 10, 20 or more posts into the queue. Just thing of it this way (this is simply an observation not a condemnation).

      If there are 100 active authors on Virily (there are roughly that number give or take)

      each one produces 1 post per day, that means that moderators would have to review 700 per day.

      But, not everyone produces 1 per day. Some do one every other day (about 10%, some do 1 per day (about 20%, some do 2 a day (40%) and some do many more than an average of 5 posts per day (30%)

      that results in a queue much deeper than 700 posts.

      • Not a problem Doc. I’ve written before that I think everyone works for themselves and does what they think is best for them.
        I also became convinced of this for three weeks until I could post anything. Few people were trying to help me review my posts.
        What about most members?
        So I would go no further on this topic.

        • i suspect you are caught on one side of this issue Robin. The queue depth is what slows the moderators.

          The 3-week issue that occurred (the create button) was unfortunate at best. But it has also created other issues for authors.

          My apologies that you have and are impacted.

  9. I stopped sharing some on social media and I saw a decline. I was not encouraging many to come and read when people were saying they had been singled out. I can get lot of views from my blog in short a amount of time. Not sure that it helps me much, but it brings traffic to the site and that helps everyone in the long run.

    I get a lot of criticism for too many posts. I don’t put my blog out there for anyone on this site for a reason. I invite them to join Virily, but I don’t invite those from Virily to my blog. Currently the blog is running old posts until the new year.

    • I would hardly say you post too much. I have seen you post 5, 6 posts in a day and then 1 the next day.

      I am literally talking about 10 or more every day.

      You aren’t in that category!!!!

      I do not blame you for not sharing. It is a personal choice anyway!

  10. I did not notice that the number of views has slowed, I am always happy when someone reads one of my posts and it gives me more motivation to write another post. I have never posted 30 or 40 posts a day, only around 3 or 4 as the inspiration and time demands. Sometimes I read a post and I have to comment and answer and other times I just read. I think that this is according to the rules.

  11. That I didn’t notice the number of views of the decline because I never watch … I always have my friends and their posts I always look and comment, some just look and read and do not write a comment … but it is also true that some exaggerate posts..by 10 posts a day and usually they don’t even open any other posts to comment on … there are quite a few I noticed …

  12. Yes, I noticed the number of views went down a little, but I hope, with time, we all and new coming members will improve it. I never count how many posts I read, I just do my best depending on how much time I can devote to Virily.

  13. I too have noticed the things you pointed out as well Doc. I am continuing to view as many posts as time allows, but not putting a number on the amount. I am trying to enjoy the community.

    However there are some posts that come in so quickly now, 5, 7, 10 at a time from one user. I have had to pass on some I used to post on. I usually limit my views to two posts per member a day.

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