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Why don't I consider edited content to be duplicate?

From my point of view it is not! 

If I could argue that in my native language, it would be easier to do. English is not my “strong point”, so I turned to Wikipedia to try to argue why an “duplicate content” is not the same as an “edited content”.

According to Wikipedia, duplicate content is a term used to describe content that appears on more than one place on net.

Why don’t I consider edited content to be duplicate?

Editing a post means, among other things, optimizing the content of this post visually.

 An edited post is not a duplicate!Edited content does not appear twice at the same time on Virily. Once it is edited it replaces the previous content. 

I can’t explain it any easier than that. I hope everyone understood what I wanted to say.PS: I will continue to edit the visually inappropriate posts, and I advise you to do so. This is for the benefit of Virily’s Site!

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    2.Do you still consider edited content to be duplicate?

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  1. I agree with you. Edited post is not the same as duplicated one. When editing an article and hitting the submit button, it replaces the older one with an updated content. Starting January 2020, I will start editing my previous posts.

  2. I completely agree with you and can not understand people who are constantly writing against it…! :

    Why editing would be Enabled AND Allowed if it was like that then……… That is why it’s called Editing………!
    It would be Duplicate if I, for example, published the same content Twice in TWO Different – Separate Posts, not the same post “twice” – due to editing… THAT is Duplicate, and THAT is what is meant by Duplicate…

      • PS I don’t mind a different opinion, I mind when such things are Imposed to other users in order to think the same and feel frustrated about such things – That is the problem, and I see it here happening All The Time…!

          • Thanks! You are completely right…! I am actually that kind of person and think the same but there are such people who are not allowing me that… They write about me, they write negatively about my actions (speaking about themselves that way actually) but the only thing that bothers me there actually is their Impact on other users about my and other people’s actions here and bullying that way………
            Why are we letting “the mean minority lead us”………?

          • She published that article after my same post was Updated 3 times with new Paragraphs and appeared on the first place in the most commented for 3 days because of that – which she wrote about in her comment below too, when she saw A SIMILAR post of mine appearing on the same place the 4th day (it was actually a COMPLETELY NEW POST ON THE SAME THEME) she probably thought it was the same article again and wrote the post I gave you the link to above…
            So you can not not take something personally when someone writes such things about you and tries to impact all the other users with that not even knowing how or why you did it…

          • I actually hate that people are taking (such) things that seriously here and go for the users instead of admins if they mind something although I understand that too… I do write about Virily but I rarely write about other users criticizing them, just admins and how things are done/put here…

            But you are right, I should just ignore them and do the way I think should do (that is how we all should do) and I’m telling that to myslef all the time…! :|(

  3. i hope that no one told you that edited posts were duplicate. If someone told you that I am very sorry that happened.

    Your statement “it is good for Virily” would be the one I would question. Virily makes money by views. The reality of the views is Virily is going to get more google revenue from external views (non-virily users)

    therein lies the value for Virily. So if you are sharing posts to social media and driving 30 to 50 or more external views you are helping Virily and all other authors.

    Editing a post in and of itself doesn’t do anything.

    But I do agree completely it is not duplicate and no one should say that.

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    • I don’t agree you. I was geting many external views to my old content because of google seach. We add keywords and virily posts appesr on google search. Niw, when photos fall out ofold pists, google eliminate such pists from its search engine. I agrrr Ileaba, it is good to edit old damagef pists, it helps virily to get more vievs. I will continue editing those looking weird pists where all pjotos are missing.

      • Interesting, I don’t see that. I watch posts and I watch the rate of change. I do not see the rate being the same for edited posts and new posts.

        I see new posts and the rate to 100 views being the primary view driver.
        Old or edited posts take 3 and 4 times as long to add 40 views.

        So I would argue that really isn’t the case.

        • As I said, English is not my strength. However, I will stick to the idea that content that looks good is beneficial to Virily. We have different opinions because we are different. I look at things from an aesthetic point of view, you look at them from a profit point of view!🙂

          • I suspect you meant something else with your comment. I will go with I do care about the site surviving. NIUME looked good until it didn’t, then it was gone. So there has to be a balance.

            Again i remind you, i was the push in July to get edited posts. I am not against the edited posts just the impact.

            The reality right now views on the site are down. They are down a lot.

            Down enough in fact that it could mean the site can’t operate.

          • honestly, at this point I can’t tell.

            Edited posts do not gain as many views in the trending and most commented categories as a new post in that category does (if that makes sense).

            if we take most commented, the edited post gains 20 views.
            Once a new post makes that list it gains more than 40 views.

            That said, I don’t have enough data right now to say it is bad.

            Since the fixes and the new features, we have seen a massive decline in views. I worry about that.

        • Are you referring to the total number of views on the site or the number of views for certain users, when you say they decreased? As for the views on my posts, they remained the same. What I can say is that the value of these views has decreased, not their number!

          • for the whole site views are down. Many users have said between 20 and 30%

            but I also know your views are down.

            For example, you used to get to 100 views in less than 48 hours (I watched many of your posts you are right on the edge of the mover’s list!)

            you have had a couple in the last month that did that, but mostly it is taking longer to get to 100 views.

            I don’t think you’ve as impacted as others. But there are others who have been really impacted. But your views are taking longer to move the post.

          • I think this observation is not valid because views can’t be counted properly… The number of views includes EVERY opening of the post not just UNIQUE views, even if you open it 10 times yourself so…

        • I am convinced that if I could be more active with comments on other posts, I would get more views on my posts. This was an experience I did and probably then my posts got 100 views in less than 48 hours. In the rest the average of the views was about 50 or less. There are not many posts on the site that get over 100 views in 48 hours apart from Carol’s posts.

          • there are actually many. Most of my tech posts get more than 100 in less than 48 hours.

            Carol does as well frequency. There are other writers (Albert does often well past 100 in 48 hours)

    • I’ve to disagree to some extent.

      A broken post (missing images) will make a site looks bad and unattended. External users are not going to spend hours or days like we do to “wait for problems to go away”… most users, unfortunately will go away the moment a few pictures doesn’t load or took “too long to load” …

    • I had many external views on my posts, all coming from google searches. Imagine someone is searching for #macrophotograpy(the hastag remains in the post) and the search engine leads to Virily’s site. But when the searcher gets to the site, what does he see? Nothing! Will he come on Virily a second time? NOT. Are external views thus lost? Yes! Is this beneficial to Virily? Not! It is beneficial for the site to make all the pictures visible by editing all the posts!!!!

      • I don’t disagree with you. There are reasons to edit and many of them valid. There is also abuse of edit. For example, if the only reason to edit is to draw more views and nothing was truly fixed that seems shady to me. If you are simply adding a paragraph after paragraph one edit at a time to make your post appear in the top ~ that seems shady.

        True edits for the right reason are not a bad thing. Right now I don’t want to get caught up in it.

        I agree that ethical edits are excellent and I would be sad if I didn’t get to see every single picture you have posted and as many times as I want. They bring me joy.

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        • I understand your point of view. I just wanted to point out why I find it beneficial to edit my posts. I do not edit my posts to get more views. I edit them because I want my photos to be visible. It may seem a little selfish, but … I can do nothing!

        • I will add here that when someone claims someone is adding a paragraph after paragraph in the same post just to gain more Views is completely Un-true… There are Different Reasons it was done That Way (some of them I explained in my post about this exact situation) but I will not explain Anything to this person anymore if she is not able to understand it herself (as she never was…!!!!!)…- that speaks about her not me…

          Not to mention that she claimed she “Can Not See Nor Comment my posts because she blocked me” so now I wonder how could she actually See and Know what I was doing in my post and write Completely Negatively About Me after that in Her Own Post…

          • Not to mention that I actually felt bad and embarrassed other people’s posts were put out that way but it had to be done that way for the reasons I will certainly not name here (I already explained some of them in my post about this theme) nor the reasons that obviously can not be even understood by some people…

          • AND not to mention, that I was publishing only that one post at that time, not posting 3-5 posts on the same theme every day like “some” people do… That is “not shady” at all……….

          • I think she is mean, and she even attacked some users because they made new profiles when they were not able to post for 21 day… So No Explanations nor Justifying to This Person from me Anymore………!

      • I have watched this site for nearly 3 years now. I can tell you that your example is one. I can show you 100 other examples where people come back.

        I under your point about edited posts when people are looking for something in particular, we will lose them.

        But for now, it does not impact views on Virily to edits posts which is what you said.

        It makes the post look nicer I agree.

      • I will add here that when someone claims someone is adding a paragraph after paragraph in the same post just to gain more Views is completely Un-true… There are Different Reasons it was done That Way (some of them I explained in my post about this exact situation) but I will not explain Anything to this person anymore if she is not able to understand it herself (as she never was…!!!!!)…- that speaks about her not me…

        Not to mention that she claimed she “Can Not See Nor Comment my posts because she blocked me” so now I wonder how could she actually See and Know what I was doing in my post and write Completely Negatively About Me after that in Her Own Post…

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