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Why did I choose to edit my old posts?

A real drama was created as I began to edit my old posts in the Open Lists category. Many of my friends are upset about this. I really don’t understand why. I’m sorry you feel that.

  Why did I choose to edit these posts?

1. First of all, for the simple fact that all the photos in the posts in this category are not visible, which is very unpleasant for me.

2. Many of my posts, even though they have as cover image  my photo, lead to other users’ posts, which is just as unpleasant. Those who come to see my pictures, want to see my pictures, not of others.

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  I will continue to edit a post  each day, until I’ll fix all the posts. Maya threatened to hurt me if I won’t make these edits !!! I’m sorry it bothers you!

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  1. I see no problem with taking advantage of the new facility that is now on offer. However, it is possible that the liberty could be abused, and some people are reluctant to edit their posts for fear of being thought of as abusers of the system.

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  2. I’m planning to edit some posts too…
    some of them just brings back unpleasant memories when new users dig them out …

    I’ll just replace them with something else …
    I think your reasons are pretty valid,
    I won’t like it too if I click in only to see “Image cannot be loaded” or that sort of errors.

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  3. my only concern with editing posts and I have at 20 I want to edit is that false positive that is created. They jump to the top of lists.

    Post that makes the most commented and trending lists get more views than ones that do not. So right now when we edit posts we take one of those slots from other new posts.

    That is my only concern. When they fix that bug I am going to edit quite a few posts!

    This is not a you issue, this is sadly a Virily issue.

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    • I don’t understand your concern! I didn’t get many views on the edited posts and no many comments. I get more views on new posts although they do not appear in the most commented list. So, please don’t worry about this and start edit your posts!

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      • i cannot do that. The posts I want to change have 60 or more comments right now and more than 400 views. They would be at the top, and knock another author, like yourself, out of a chance to be there.

        I am hoping that Virily will fix this. So that when you edit a post, you still get the banked credit (Virils for comments and views) but the post would actually be as if it were brand new with no comments and no views.

        Posts ont he most commented, and trending lists get more new views that normal posts do.

        • Let me tell you something! If someone has viewed the post before editing (most of you have viewed my posts two years ago), and is viewing it again now, I will not receive any virile. I get virile only if someone has not viewed the post before editing !!!! Even if the posti receives 100 views I do not receive credit for these views. It is a false concern. Please believe me!

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          • That is not my concern at all. However many virils you earn for a post is awesome and you deserve every single one.

            It knocks another post out of the trending lists. A new post that would gain 20 to 40 views being in the trending or most commented list.

            You knock someone out of the list by doing that with the current setup.

            Please note, there are authors who have posts with lots of comments and views that could edit those and no one will gain the benefit of being on the trending or most commented lists. That is my concern.

            It is wholly you decided to do that. Just understand that you are impacting other authors possibly.

        • I am convinced that you have another reason why you do not edit your posts, not because it could take the place of other posts in most commented.They may not require editing. You know better than me what the reason is! By the way! Today I edited an old post and it is not in the most commented list! So I tell you once again that there is no reason for anyone to worry that his place in the most commented posts list will be taken by my posts! I will take care to choose the very few commented. You can do the same! Please, please do not worry!

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          • Thank you for your last statement. Thank you also for picking low comments and low view posts. That is a great workaround to the issue!!!
            I drove the request in July to get posts edited. I am concerned with the initial implementation.

            My reason is that any post that starts on the most commented and most viewed (Trending) lists is knocking another author off.

            If you are editing older posts that are not on those lists – that is perfectly fine!

            I am not going to edit my older posts yet, I don’t have many that wouldn’t pop the trending list, I have a lot of non-virily views so I will for now not edit my posts for the reasons I have stated.

            But I thank you for taking the time to pick low views and low comment posts to edit. That is awesome, and a great workaround thank you!!!

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    • How long do they stay there? I just checked trending – 5 non-edited old posts with over a few thousands views, and 5 new posts.
      My edited post is in most commented right now, and the 4 comments I got since it’s there are from people who comment all my recent posts anyway, so I don’t think the drama is really that huge.

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      • Far too many things are unfair here, this seems like the smallest one. People have been abusing the system for virils since the beginning, that’s why virils for follows and external views were removed. And guess what? Users immediately started complaining because the virils are gone. However, no one complained about the unfair practices, because they saw it as loss for the site, not theirs. Maybe now they see the spots in trending/most commented as personal loss.

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      • I don’t agree that he’s manipulating people, he just has a different opinion. He has good intentions because he has experience in this area, and he’s trying to help admins who either do not have the time or resources to fix everything. You also have this power of shaping people’s opinions, because you also write about Virily a lot, or contact admins. So let’s avoid personal attacks. Whenever I disagree with someone I prefer contacting them directly.

  4. Good for you Ileana! We do come to see your photography. I know I do. I learn a lot just from viewing your photos. Who cares if it pushes them to the top. They deserved it the first time around. So there! 😉 I admire you for doing this. I probably won’t, it would just be too much work for me, and I am with Carol. I just hope they fix them. Loved maya’s photos and I don’t remember this one.

    • I think you know that most of my posts from the first two years are in the Open lists category and all the photos are “invisible”. Isn’t it a pity for the work done to take these pictures and nobody to see them? Editing doesn’t take me more than 3 minutes!?

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