- Sat, Nov 4 2017 at 5:16 am #311692Michael PietroforteKeymaster
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At the moment, my own updates automatically appear on the homepage even if they haven’t been liked. The reason is that I don’t want to like my own news posts. Once more people participate, I will remove this configuration.
Please don’t like your own news updates. This would make this new feature useless.
I also changed the member points settings. You can now get 10 points if someone likes your content (before 3 points). I hope this will encourage members to post updates of better quality. Note that you can only get points if a member likes your content. If a guest (not logged in) likes content, no points are assigned to the content owner.
I will now be a little less restrictive with news updates. In particular, I won’t delete links to how-to posts. However, links to how-to posts have little chance to appear on the homepage and you usually won’t get like points. For the time-being, I will keep the setting that deducts 10 points if I have to delete an update.
In general, I suggest to only link to news and content that you really like and that you would also post on your social media channels. I also think that direct links to the news sources are better than links to a news site. Only if a news site has some valuable additional information that can’t be found on the original source, I would link to the news site.
You also have a better chance to get a like, if you share your opinion about the news. You can add text in the form field field above the link field before you post the news.
I am not 100% happy with the new system. However, let’s give it a try and see how it works. Please let me know what you think and if you have suggestions.
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