Tagged With "non-alphanumeric"

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Redundant Nonprofit niche under consideration - redundant niche warning not working well

Malkazoid ·
Hey all, There is a new Nonprofit niche under consideration right now, but the Non Profit niche already exists. Please go to Chaucer and downvote this new one accordingly in order to avoid having to merge the two niches in the future. https://alpha.narrative.org/ballot/8352348105331322 (If the person who proposed this new niche has an interest in nonprofit, please feel free to get in touch - I have the existing niche and perhaps we can work together to make it all that it can be).
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Niche names with non-alphanumeric characters

Malkazoid ·
Hey, Question for the @Narrative Network Team: there is a niche up for approval with quotes in the name (""): "Contemporary art making" A couple of us (including me) have down-voted it out of caution because of the quotes. I'm concerned this will mess with the search function. Trying to put on a programmer's hat here, although it is possible to code around the inclusion of non-alphanumeric characters, having to do so multiplies the risk of unforeseen cases and glitches, as well as being...
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W-9 for Non- US members

Colleen Ryer ·
Will the walk-through type W-9 (like amazon, Medium, etc.,use) be available on Narrative for non-US contributors? Thnx!
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Proper onboarding is just a small tweak away

Malkazoid ·
Hello Team, When we share great content from Narrative on Facebook, Twitter, etc... and some of our followers come to read the content on Narrative, if they try to upvote or comment, see the signup form, and give up, they are unlikely to try again next time. The decision - that their desire to vote or comment is not worth the time of a potentially lengthy sign up - will tend to endure. We are squandering the social networks of our active users. This is not a renewable resource. Every time...
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Re: W-9 for Non- US members

Ted ·
Hi Colleen- We have not yet finalized how that process will work, but in the meantime would love to get feedback about how people would like it to work.
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Re: W-9 for Non- US members

Colleen Ryer ·
Not sure how it should, work - other than it should be a lot easier than actually filling out the IRS forms directly ... I did find a wizard available for companies who would have to withhold https://www.w8help.com/withholding-agents , I'm sure there are other providers, this one just for example.
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Re: Redundant Nonprofit niche under consideration - redundant niche warning not working well

Mark Horler ·
To add a thought... Perhaps I just missed it, but the existing niches were simply presented as a list. I couldn't see any tool to order them by various criteria (date/alphabetical etc), nor could I see any search bar type tool.
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Re: Redundant Nonprofit niche under consideration - redundant niche warning not working well

Ted ·
Good idea to have some sorting options for the niche lists. @Mark Horler we already do have search built in... look for the magnifying glass.
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Re: Redundant Nonprofit niche under consideration - redundant niche warning not working well

Mark Horler ·
Thanks @Ted , I shall have a closer look. Probably just missed it due to unfamiliarity.
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Re: Redundant Nonprofit niche under consideration - redundant niche warning not working well

Madhanic ·
definitely a good function to have! by alphabets or views, etc
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Re: Redundant Nonprofit niche under consideration - redundant niche warning not working well

Emily Barnett ·
I have found it not working top notch....I also think it should be noted somewhere clearly that suggesting redundant niches when will cost you reputation points. Writing comments and having things go to arbitration eats up time.
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Re: Redundant Nonprofit niche under consideration - redundant niche warning not working well

Malkazoid ·
Hey all - running out of time to avoid this going to the Tribunal... please vote No on this redundant niche: https://alpha.narrative.org/ballot/8352348105331322
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Re: Redundant Nonprofit niche under consideration - redundant niche warning not working well

MichelleG ·
Bumping this because it really does have to be voted down. No point wasting the tribunal's time. It's literally the same name.
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Re: Niche names with non-alphanumeric characters

Malkazoid ·
I guess apostrophes are important. I say this grudgingly.
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Re: Niche names with non-alphanumeric characters

Christina Gleason ·
There are already some non-alphanumeric characters that aren't allowed in niche names. I tried to make a hashtag-based niche, but it was not allowed by the system. Also, I knew there was a reason why I hadn't voted on "Contemporary Art Making" yet. My eyes had tuned out the quotation marks. It also seems like they are superfluous airquotes, unintentionally suggesting sarcasm.
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Re: Niche names with non-alphanumeric characters

Erik Blair ·
Voted down.
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Re: Niche names with non-alphanumeric characters

MichelleG ·
This reminds me that niche descriptions should eventually be part of what's searched on as well. Otherwise synonym names are missed. And come to think of it alt-names for niches might be useful eventually as well.
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Re: Niche names with non-alphanumeric characters

Bryan ·
Agreed. The quotation marks are strange... But, this puts the voter in an awkward position (based on all the previous discussions about problematic niches). Do we: a) vote to approve with a hope that the Niche will be edited/optimized after the fact? b) vote to reject so as to make sure that we aren't using "hope" as a strategy to catch problems after they've been approved as-is. A simple "Edit Ballot" feature available to niche authors would enable quick fixes from sabotaging otherwise...
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Re: Niche names with non-alphanumeric characters

Malkazoid ·
Good summary of the doubts floating around our minds, @Bryan . Personally, these days I am more and more comfortable with voting down and having the niche suggester fix and resubmit. It might seem harsh, but the rep hit for having a niche rejected is probably quite small, and it is the only thing motivating people to pay attention and do as much quality control as possible before submitting. Ideally, I don't want any of us to have to be commenting on niches, making posts on the forums about...
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Re: Proper onboarding is just a small tweak away

Christina Gleason ·
Amen, amen, and amen. My current lack of activity on the platform is borne of deep depression (I'm not going to hurt myself, just so no one worries about that) and my psychiatrist's instructions to only spend energy on things that rejuvenate my soul. Narrative is soul-sucking these days, and I only come to read specific links on Discord that look interesting. Looking at the Home Feed is fucking depressing, and I've stopped voting on everything in my feed to curate since doing so resulted in...
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Re: Proper onboarding is just a small tweak away

Vico Biscotti ·
Excellent suggestion, @Malkazoid . That form is likely to be hit by newcomers, so it makes much sense to prioritize new users. That form is what separates a reader from being a member, so it's not a detail. And, of course, we have to hope that they land on the promoted link only and they soon register, because if they look around before registering...
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Re: Proper onboarding is just a small tweak away

Christina Gleason ·
I would urge the Team to think about the message of this tweet I'm about to link to, as well as some of its contents. The theme is Product Design vs Experience Design .
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Re: Proper onboarding is just a small tweak away

@Trous ·
Excellent suggestion @Malkazoid It's baffling no team members are actively on here giving updates and assuring the members that "better days ahead". Lack of communication, assurance, updates on platform among other things here are forcing me out, cancelling my investment and moving Publications elsewhere. (already deleted Audi Mag). The only logical explanation to me is it's over." Because seeing this flushed down the toilet would cause me to be on this platform 24/7 to right all the wrongs.
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Re: Proper onboarding is just a small tweak away

Serroc ·
I have had similar feedback from the California Writers Club members who have gone to read some of my fiction...they'd like to vote, but are not wanting to go through any lengthy vetting process and the pop up is not very inviting or informative. Most folks do not want "yet another membership". If we welcomed them and made it easier for them to know how much is involved, some (not all) would convert.
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Re: Proper onboarding is just a small tweak away

Colleen Ryer ·
Making sign-up opportunities super inviting - great suggestion @makazoid Just wondering - aren't the CAG calls monthly?
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Re: Proper onboarding is just a small tweak away

Slaz ·
Another important side note to consider adding to the registration form is to assure new members that no personal information is required. People these days tend to become more wary sharing their name and address on random websites. Narrative could benefit from advertising its privacy compliances some more.
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Re: Proper onboarding is just a small tweak away

Malkazoid ·
Hi @Colleen Ryer - yes, CAG calls were meant to be monthly, but the Team cancelled the November call in an announcement they made a while back. There is a report on the missing call queued up for publication on The NRVE! - I'll link to it here for you when it is published.
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Re: Proper onboarding is just a small tweak away

Colleen Ryer ·
Thanks @Malkazoid missed the announcement.
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