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Virily issues, what we asked for, what we got.

First off, I wanted to make sure that a couple of questions over the past few days got answered!

  1. The ability to edit our posts was the number one ask from the community way back when we did that
  2. The second most asked for change was the ability to edit comments
  3. The third most asked for change was fixing notifications. By fixing the community wanted fewer notifications for us to go through each day, week, month or so when we logged onto Virily.

Two of those three ask are functioning now! The new asks that I have sent have to do with the right of an author to delete comments on their posts — plus continuing the quest to get all of us the ability to edit comments.  I wanted to combat some misinformation that I have seen on the site. The ask by authors was that we wouldn’t see all the extra notifications as it made it longer to go through notifications overall.

The site is much slower than it was. I like many other authors have set a limit on the amount of time I am willing to spend on Virily. I find with the new site slowness that I struggled to get done in 2 hours what I had been able to do in 1 hour previously. Some of it is a learning curve, and I am willing to assume that as I get faster in using the new platform I will reduce the currently doubled time. Otherwise, I am going to have to cut down to reading 15 posts a day or less.

I also wanted to make sure that everyone knows a couple of alarming facts:

  1. The embedded ads are back (actually put into the text of your blog post) those have come and gone several times, But if you copy your Virily posts to create a backup copy, it can be frustrating to have to remove the embedded ads. FYI!
  2. Views are down; part of that I suspect is that most people like me are spending the same amount of time on the site, but because the site is slowers, you cannot do as much at the same time. I am hoping that as the code base stabilizes we will see some speed improvements.

Views being down are bad, though. The more views the site generates, the more revenue they get. The “new Virily” interface probably cost 200 or more hours of developer time to build. The overall site views need to move up if possible quickly!

Previous posts

https://virily.com/virily_poll/the-new-virily-what-i-have-learned-so-far/

https://virily.com/virily_poll/the-virily-changes-include-the-top-community-ask-from-this-summer-edit-my-posts/

  • Question of

    It is better to take the postive view than the negative right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    I would like a larger text window for posts (increasing from 3600 characters today to 15000 characters)?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Getting banner communication would be nice from the admin team right>?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    I want to delete comments on my posts?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    I would like to block authors from commenting on my posts?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    I would like to be able to edit my comments?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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