I can't see the comments on my worksheets anymore! Is there something wrong with the site? Has anyone else experienced this? While we are on the subject, how can we see old comments when there are no new ones? I wanted to answer someone and didn't make a note of their name and now I can't get back onto my comments page.
Thanks in advance,
WHAT WOULD GIVE YOU A BETTER EXPERIENCE ON THE SITE AS AN AUTHOR?
Yes, indeed. Now I can see it. Thanks everybody for pointing this out. We'll fix this first thing on Monday!
BTW, I'm well aware that one of the best things of being an author is the comments. Actually, we're planning on improving the experience for authors on the site. So we're gonna put effort into this.
I have some ideas, but it would be nicer if you, the authors, would tell us what improvements you'd like to have, anything that our programmers can actually develop for you.
So the question is:
What would give you a better experience on the site as an author?
Or if this might be difficult, what is your experience as an author, joys and pain points?
Thank you in advance for helping me fire up a discussion on this.
Joys and pain points you say? Well, It's very encouraging and rewarding for me to find nice comments from other authors whose hard work I appreciate too. I think this is one of the best things: to feel yourself as a member of a community that is considered useful for many others. In the other hand, the pain point, those downloaders who only want to be served, I mean, those who don't say anything warm when they find a mistake or a problem with a worksheet. But, this is difficult to be solved.
Looking forward to seeing your new ideas, Peter. Thank you for your effort.
The problem, as I see it, is that there have been no new comments on the site for days (which is very strange for me!) and I suppose it's the same for the others.
Of course it's great to hear what others think of our work and YES it's very rewarding, but the whole idea of this site is SHARING! On that point I STILL think it's unfair for people to download CONSTANTLY without uploading any of their work - that is NOT sharing! That is having something for nothing.
Could I make a suggestion for the site? We need another tab under our names (on the right of the homepage): called "comments" so that we can go back and look at them again and answer people if necessary. It's always been a problem just seeing them once and having to wait until new comments arrive before being able to see the list again. Can you do that?
Other than that the site is great and we ALL appreciate your hard work. I'm just sorry I don't have much time to help with translations nowadays, but keep trying Peter.
Thanks for your thoughts. We'll put a comments menu in your MyPage menu to help you go back to your comments. As for the new comments notification below the menu, it seems to be fine. Maybe colleagues just went on a holiday for the Valentine weekend?
On the point of fair vs unfair, are you recommending that we make sharing compulsory? So we introduce a reciprocal system where you can only download if you upload? If that's what you mean, and if we do that, what would make us different from ESLPrintables.com? What would be the point of having two identical sharing sites?
Or do you think we should limit the number of downloads possible for those who do not upload their own work? Or make rating, commenting compulsory? What I'd like to discuss is the system and rules of our site.
Apart from that I can't see anything wrong with your system and rules. What do the others think? Come on everyone let's have your ideas on this!
Thanks again Peter (and team !!!)
I've been reading all your opinions and I understand it is frustrating to work and work and in the end there is no reward. However, we can't forget the spirit of this site "sharing for free". As Peter said this not ESLPrintables (and it seems we are always comparing ourselves with it!!!), there is no compulsory point. We share because we want and feel like it. Now we can't say "ok, you can only download 2 or 3 ws per day because you don't download". There are amazing people here that create a lot of fantastic ws and don't mind sharing them. So what's the point of limiting their downloading?!! Of course people could at least say"thank you", but that's is probably a matter of "politeness?", "education?", "custom?" or something else, I don't know. I think we have to make up our minds and decide if we want to go on sharing our work for free (not even a "thank you") or not. But let's discuss it! Two heads are better than one!
Thanks for all your work!
Keep up the good work!
It seems to be working again. I received a notification below the main menu that I had two new comments (just like before) but it WOULD be nice to have a tab under our name to be able to go back to them whenever we want. Would that be possible?
Thanks again for all your HARD work!
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