Let us - and all members - see all of our published posts on our profiles

Service: Narrative

Let us - and all members - see all of our published posts on our profiles

Service: Narrative

I cannot think of any other platform that does not display all of the content posted by each user on that user's profile page. How are we supposed to be able to peruse each other's work when we cannot access all of their posts on their profiles? I've published dozens of posts, but only one of them appears on my profile. This is not acceptable. When I discover a new member and want to check out their work, some people's profiles look completely blank because nothing they've written has been featured or voted on to determine quality. This is another unnecessary barrier to accessing content on the platform.

Please add an "all" tab to our profiles to list everything we've published and everything everyone else has published. I don't understand why this implemented by default.

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@Christina Gleason, the way I understand it (although I may be wrong) is that only posts that you tick as "personal journal" appear on your profile. Oddly enough, I thought about it after clicking on your profile... I wanted to read more of your stuff and I couldn't find it... But I know you've written a lot.

So I thought you probably put everything in niches only, save for this one post, am I right? All my posts appear on my profile because I ticked "personal journal" (and niches) in all of them.

Either way, I wholeheartedly agree - there should be an "all" tab where we can see the whole portfolio of the writer.

Everything you post to your Journal will appear on your profile.  When you post new content, there is a checkbox for "Post to Personal Journal", which is checked by default. So, unless you unchecking that, your posts will indeed appear on your journal.

When viewing a Journal, all of our normal viewing options are there- Featured, Trending, Quality, and Recent. Recent includes all of your content, sorted from newest to oldest.

You're right, @Gosia Rokicka. I haven't chosen to post anything in my personal journal because I wanted to use that to highlight certain posts that are the most important to me. But by not checking that box, even I can't see the rest of my content listed on my own profile. (Manage posts is only available to us for our own profiles, and therefore does nothing for other users who wish to read the things we've written.)

Gosia Rokicka posted:

@Christina Gleason, the way I understand it (although I may be wrong) is that only posts that you tick as "personal journal" appear on your profile. Oddly enough, I thought about it after clicking on your profile... I wanted to read more of your stuff and I couldn't find it... But I know you've written a lot.

So I thought you probably put everything in niches only, save for this one post, am I right? All my posts appear on my profile because I ticked "personal journal" (and niches) in all of them.

Either way, I wholeheartedly agree - there should be an "all" tab where we can see the whole portfolio of the writer.

You don't actually have to tick any box... it is checked by default. You would have to actively uncheck it for your content not to appear on your journal.

Christina Gleason posted:

You're right, @Gosia Rokicka. I haven't chosen to post anything in my personal journal because I wanted to use that to highlight certain posts that are the most important to me. But by not checking that box, even I can't see the rest of my content listed on my own profile. (Manage posts is only available to us for our own profiles, and therefore does nothing for other users who wish to read the things we've written.)

Correct- that is the designed behavior. Manage Posts is for you to manage your own posts- including any drafts that you have. If you choose not to list your content on your Journal, it should not appear there.   

Ted posted:

Everything you post to your Journal will appear on your profile.  When you post new content, there is a checkbox for "Post to Personal Journal", which is checked by default. So, unless you unchecking that, your posts will indeed appear on your journal.

When viewing a Journal, all of our normal viewing options are there- Featured, Trending, Quality, and Recent. Recent includes all of your content, sorted from newest to oldest.

At no time until reading this comment did I expect that not posting something to my "personal journal" would make my posts inaccessible to people viewing my profile. This is not intuitive, not explained, and not at all how I would expect my "personal journal" to work. If this is not going to change, it needs to be explicitly stated on the drafting page that unchecking that box means no one will be able to view your content when visiting your profile. It also means I will have to manually go back and edit every single post I've published to appear in my personal journal, which should not be described as a personal journal if what it really does is provide basic functionality for the visibility of member content. If this is what the "personal journal" really means, the box should read, "Do you want this post to appear on your public profile?"

Yes, you're rght, @Ted, it is checked by default

But I see @Christina Gleason's point - at present I keep everything in my journal because there's not that much written but in future I'm intending to do what she does and keep only the posts that represent me well.

At the moment I'm writing about Narrative functionalities and argue my point (I have one post like that and another in the pipeline but I imagine more ideas will pop up.) Many people do that because we try to smooth and polish the platform but these posts will become obsolete at some point. And I won't want them in my personal journal anymore but I will want them to be searchable for other users if they wish to read through my portfolio.

Hope it makes sense

Ted posted:
Christina Gleason posted:

You're right, @Gosia Rokicka. I haven't chosen to post anything in my personal journal because I wanted to use that to highlight certain posts that are the most important to me. But by not checking that box, even I can't see the rest of my content listed on my own profile. (Manage posts is only available to us for our own profiles, and therefore does nothing for other users who wish to read the things we've written.)

Correct- that is the designed behavior. Manage Posts is for you to manage your own posts- including any drafts that you have. If you choose not to list your content on your Journal, it should not appear there.   

Yes, but when I unchecked the boxes, I had a very different notion of what my "personal journal" was. In no way would I have guessed that unchecking the box would essentially hide the content from appearing on my profile entirely.

@ted, I guess that the "journal" concept alone is a bit limiting/misleading. A simple solution could be a journal like now, but with all the content, and an extra sub-category (like featured/trending/...) - the default one - with posts featured and sorted by the user (a "portfolio").

I understand how Personal Journals work on profile page, but I agree with this suggestion. Because something doesn't fit my Personal Journal doesn't mean I don't want people to see I wrote it.

Otherwise if I want to find an article I wrote to fix, update, followup, I need to manually search for it.  

Any specific reason not to have Niche Writings tab?

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