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[04 Sep 2010] - PoetBay Beta v1.0: Welcome!

Written 2010-09-04

 

Hi everyone,

 

You probably noticed what I'm about to announce ;)

 

The beta version of PoetBay is now available. If you encounter any problems, please do not hesitate to contact us to let us know.

 

Questions, comments & suggestions are always welcome!

 

Sincerely,

 

Isabelle

 

 

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Delete or keep comments? /



[30 Jul - 31 Aug 2010 **UPDATE**] Community Poll - Site Improvements

Written 2010-09-01

 

Hi everyone,

 

Thank you to all who have submitted their thoughts on this 2nd poll. We value and appreciate your input immensely :-)

 

The majority of participants have expressed that the comments should not be deleted when a member (author) decides to remove their account from PoetBay. We’ve taken every participant’s input into consideration and we hope you will find our solution meets a satisfactory conclusion.

 

THE OUTCOME :

 

When a member (author) decides to delete their account from PoetBay, the comments they have written on other authors’ texts will not be deleted by default.

 

What will be deleted is the account

 

- author name (the name which appears on the author profile, posts and comments)

- texts (all)

- pictures (all)

- private messages (all)

 

The comments from the leaving author will not be deleted and they will not display any of his/her author information because it will no longer exist on PoetBay once s/he has deleted his/her account. Only the words of the comments will be kept on others’ texts.

 

We believe by taking this approach that

 

it respects the privacy and decision of the leaving author because the comments won’t have his/her name for the public to associate him/her with the comment (if privacy on their departure is important to them) ;

 

it alleviates the technical workload for us to adopt a general policy because a two-choice deletion process would create inconsistencies and require our monitoring on a case-by-case basis which would be very impractical and time-consuming ;

 

it eliminates the disappointment that is felt by the authors who remain on the website when they lose comments they’ve received on their texts.

 

We will be making it clear at Sign up, in the Membership terms, in the FAQ, as well as in the account Options to remove an account that the comments will not be deleted, but that everything else will be.

 

THE NEAR FUTURE :

 

The next Community Poll is coming up after this update. 

 

Many suggestions for additional features on comments have been put forward by some of you – as always, many thanks for them :-)  We’re happy to confirm that additional features for comments are currently being coded. We will present them as soon as they are completed.

 

The new & improved (we hope) PoetBay’s testing area is currently online and being tried out by volunteers. It will soon be made available to the whole community.

 

Sincerely,

 

Isabelle


Community Poll UPDATE by Technical Team
Editors' choice / Tech / Announcements & Surveys
Posted on 2010-09-01 at 11:26 CET

 

 

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Currently, all of the material (texts, pictures, private messages & comments) which is posted on the site by a member is deleted when the account is removed. Many members who remain on the site have raised the question that the removal of the comments left against their work is a shame.

Some of you may have noticed that this causes the comment total to be different than the actual comments which you can view for a text.

Question :

We would like to know your thoughts :-)

When a member removes their account, should the comments that they wrote on other members' texts be kept or deleted ?

That member's account, including their name and all other material (texts, pictures & private messages) they have posted on the site would still get deleted.


Community Poll by Technical Team
Editors' choice / Tech / Announcements & Surveys
Posted on 2010-07-30 at 06:45 CET

 



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