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Re: Do you see your Moderator's role as an editor, or more about regulating decorum.

Malkazoid ·
Thanks Emily. I'm interested in your observations on this, and as we start facing real situations with moderation, I'll be really keen to continue the conversation. I think it would be going too far to hold too many people's hands for too long, but when I speak of a diamond in the rough - I mean if there really is potential in a submission. If I moderate, and I get the sense that I'm reading something from someone who will be submitting class A materials just months from now with a little...
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Re: Do you see your Moderator's role as an editor, or more about regulating decorum.

Emily Barnett ·
That is interesting, what you say about not good for niche, creator & narrative to outright reject....I will ponder this...turn it over a bit. I come from formerly owning an art gallery with a very small roster.. rejection is something I was familiar with. I perfected how to do it kindly, in my own way. The elitism of the art world, where you sharpened the knife to whittle down to only the very best, compared with the previous social media world where curation is just a buzzword, and a...
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Do you see your Moderator's role as an editor, or more about regulating decorum.

Emily Barnett ·
I asked this question of @Michael Farris a few weeks back. Now I open the question to all the niche owners here. Myself I see the role as more of an editor. In fact I may even look to break the year out on some of my topics, into almost by-weekly sub-themes like magazines do ie: a fashion magazine that dedicates an entire issue to say denim (an actual example). I also see my moderator looking to curate the best content...rather than abundance of content, so we may have to adjust...
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Re: Do you see your Moderator's role as an editor, or more about regulating decorum.

Malkazoid ·
I DEFINITELY view the role of moderators for my niches, as an editor role. If a piece is a diamond in the rough, I'd expect my moderators to recognize this and point the creator in the right direction to polish it up and make it shine on the niche. I expect a significant portion of submissions will fall into this category, and losing them outright through a categorical rejection would be bad for the niche, bad for the creator, and bad for Narrative. I also expect the right kind of moderator...
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Re: Do you see your Moderator's role as an editor, or more about regulating decorum.

Bryan ·
I think it depends on the Niche. #captainObvious A Niche that treats/views itself as a more literary endeavor ought to set a high bar for publication. One that is more pedestrian, informal, colloquial, idiomatic... not so much. There will be Niches that are more about personal experiences, where an editor might "clean too well" the nuanced delivery and style of the creator. I think Owners and their respective Moderators should determine what level of moderation is appropriate to apply to...
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Re: Do you see your Moderator's role as an editor, or more about regulating decorum.

MichelleG ·
Put me down for "editor." Even in the niches more about personal experiences etc. and thus more (or completely) hands-offish with respect to editing for grammar/style, the "moderator" is still a content curator, helping recruit submissions and queuing them up for publication. In the print world, that is totally an editor.
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Re: Do you see your Moderator's role as an editor, or more about regulating decorum.

Emily Barnett ·
i thought that was a great suggestion!
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Re: Do you see your Moderator's role as an editor, or more about regulating decorum.

MichelleG ·
You may have noticed that I submitted a "content creators union news" niche.
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Re: Do you see your Moderator's role as an editor, or more about regulating decorum.

Bryan ·
Having been forced into mandatory membership of a teacher's union... I formally object to all unions! Death to unions! Boo unions! Though I might not be the most supportive of that particular solution, I appreciate the sentiment, and could support some sort of content creator resource.
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Re: Do you see your Moderator's role as an editor, or more about regulating decorum.

Madhanic ·
But why one or the other? why not both!? =D
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Re: Do you see your Moderator's role as an editor, or more about regulating decorum.

Bryan ·
Ha, why not both? Because then you get yourself into complicated legal scenarios like Possession of Marijuana. This is still a federal crime, but has been legalized in certain states. So, you can cross the border and "legally" (according to that state) purchase supplies. State law enforcement won't touch you (unless you're buying unregistered and unlicensed product), but the feds might/could. And, furthering the complication, you could return to your own state where it remains illegal...
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Formatting question: Hashtags?

Christina Gleason ·
Part of a series I'm working on is based on a Twitter hashtag. In the editor, the pound symbol is blue with a blue strikethrough over the text that follows. Is this what it's going to look like when published? Because that doesn't work for me, and I'm not sure what to do about it.
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Re: Formatting question: Hashtags?

Rosemary ·
I'm not getting that formatting when I type in a hashtag. Did you copy/paste from a document? If we can try to replicate the behavior, maybe we can troubleshoot...
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Re: Formatting question: Hashtags?

Christina Gleason ·
As it turns out, it's only doing it in two places, not all. I did copy/paste from a document, so it must be something glitchy in the cleanup from Word formatting. I'll just delete each instance of the problem and retype the hashtag manually. I found a few other problems where I kept getting error messages and it wouldn't let me save my drafts. These were instances where I'd quoted material with special characters - well, they were translated into emojis by Word, as I finally figured out -...
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Re: Formatting question: Hashtags?

Christina Gleason ·
By the way, thank you for responding to our questions on a Friday night. Why do websites always roll out updates on the weekend? Never fair to customer support!
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Re: Formatting question: Hashtags?

Rosemary ·
Thanks for the additional info...I do know there are some things in the works that will help cleanup code when you're pasting from another format. No ETA on that, but one of the things that will be ironed out before Beta launch. It's always helpful to get this kind of detailed report at this stage! Have a great weekend
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Re: Headings "collapse" in posts

Christina Gleason ·
I noticed this as well. I was also curious about the inclusion of the H1 tag at all. Isn't it best practice for post titles to be H1, then all headings within said post are H2, and subheadings H3 and possibly H4? (Though I usually turn to bullet points if I have to nest subheadings that deeply.)
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Headings "collapse" in posts

Robert Nicholson ·
When writing a post, if I place one heading immediately after another (such as an H2 right after an H1), the two headings are merged on one line.
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Re: Headings "collapse" in posts

David Dreezer ·
I'm logging in all sorts of craziness here. Heading 1 is bold. Heading 2 is not. If you hit the bold button on heading 1 (even though it already is bold) it changes the font face and size. As you noted, Robert, two headings in a row cannot be different, it is either 1 or two but not both. Switching one will switch both.
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Additional Image Functionality Within Posts

Banter ·
Hey Everyone! I'm glad to see the beta launch going so well. I had some thoughts about adding an image editor to the main post editor. The idea would be that when you select an image, not only would you have the ability to add a caption, and a hyperlink, you could click an 'editor' button that would bring up a more powerful yet simplified photo editor. The functionality that I was thinking would be: 1. Flip 2. Rotate 3. Crop 4. Resizing 5. Draw 6. Add Text within the image 7. Invert 8.
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Why are user-written content not indexed on google or other search engines?

Dotman ·
Hi guys! writing "narratives" or "NRVE" or "NRVE narrative" on google, I don't get any feedback on narratives. I consider the indexing of contents to be important to give visibility to the platform and its publishers. What do you think about it? Thank's for answers, Dotman =)
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Re: Why are user-written content not indexed on google or other search engines?

Dotman ·
Hi Ted! Meanwhile, thanks for the timely response. As you well know I'm trying to look at all of narratives because I really care about the success of the platform ... like a second home now. When I wrote this, I did more research on google about it and found that it doesn't find anything on at least the front page (see photo). Could it be due to the fact that I connect from an Italian server that is not yet updated ??? Thanks again
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Re: Why are user-written content not indexed on google or other search engines?

Ted ·
Here's an example of a post about butterflies posted to Narrative 15 hours ago. You can see that Google is indexing our content (and even including the images from the post in its image search, as well).
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Re: Why are user-written content not indexed on google or other search engines?

Ted ·
Hi Dotman- content on Narrative is definitely being indexed by Google. Note that the content on Narrative covers a wide range of subjects and is not tied to any of the search terms you listed.
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Re: Why are user-written content not indexed on google or other search engines?

Ted ·
As a parallel example... if you search for the word "Medium", you are not going to find all of the content posted to Medium.
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Re: Why are user-written content not indexed on google or other search engines?

Robert Nicholson ·
Google is indexing Narrative, albeit slowly. When you enter the search term NRVE, you'll see several links to the Narrative site, as well as links to various crypto currency exchanges. In order to get more pages on Narrative indexed, and move those pages higher in search results, Narrative needs to increase it's Domain Rank... a measure of the number and quality of links to the site. You can help by publishing links to your Narrative posts, or other posts that you like, on other websites.
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Re: Why are user-written content not indexed on google or other search engines?

Ted ·
The word "narrative" is generic, so merely searching for that word is not going to surface much actual content on Narrative. Though, I do suspect/hope that our Narrative platform will be a prominent listing over time. Still early days, though. Appreciate your support!
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Re: Why are user-written content not indexed on google or other search engines?

Dotman ·
it would be nice to see it as the first link... =) thank u @Ted
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Image caption changes when published

Vico Biscotti ·
When I put a caption on an image, it looks like exactly a caption, centered and small. Then I put a link, as you usually do (or should do) with attributions, and still the caption looks good in edit mode. But when I publish, the caption turns into an ugly link, normal text and on the left. See screenshots in edit and live mode.
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Can we *PLEASE* get a better post editor for the New Post section?

VC Nickels ·
The post editor here, that I am using now to write this... This works. In contrast, I just spent 5 minutes trying to get the little black circle to appear on the side of the New Post section of the main site. Whatever bizarre script you have running there defies all UX and usability rules and standards.
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Re: Can we *PLEASE* get a better post editor for the New Post section?

Robert Nicholson ·
I agree, the editor is terrible. Frankly, I don't know why they bothered to build it. I would have simply plugged in Tiny MCE. It's intuitive, easy to use, and extensible. I've brought up Tiny MCE post pages in a day. Another option I would consider is the Gutenberg editor, which was released as part of WordPress 5.0. It's a modern, block oriented editor - similar to the current Narrative post editor - but it has a much larger set of base components, and an architecture that allows easy...
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Re: Can we *PLEASE* get a better post editor for the New Post section?

VC Nickels ·
I was with you until this. I am firmly in the NO camp on Automatics creation of Gutenberg. I get what they are trying to do. They don't want people to be able to do full on HTML in the editor so posts all have similar specs. Still.. with Tiny MCE you can lock down what portions are usable. The "editor" they have now is just a hamfisted piece of junk.
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Re: Can we *PLEASE* get a better post editor for the New Post section?

Serroc ·
Ditto what they said, above.
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PRE Tags in the post editor

Willem Van Zyl ·
I'm a technical writer and I'd love to create posts for the various programming niches, but as far as I can see the Narrative post editor doesn't currently support HTML "pre" tags to format code with a monospaced font. This would be a great addition, since many technical articles would be impossible to write without code examples, and technical articles could greatly increase search engine traffic to the site.
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Re: PRE Tags in the post editor

Antimetica ·
This is very much needed. Thank you for suggesting!
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