DeafRead’s new direction
|By Tayler Mayer|
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
Beginning Monday July 23, 2012, DeafRead will head in a new direction. In keeping with changing times, DeafRead will automatically publish all new posts; meaning they will be moderated no longer.
DeafRead will become like DeafVIDEO.TV, in which content appear on the site, then is moderated. The biggest thing that will change is the posts may or may not be deaf-related. That was the niche DeafRead thrived on. Like DeafVIDEO.TV, readers will need to use the DeafRead Hide feature to personalize DeafRead. A hidden blog won’t appear on DeafRead, as long as you are logged in.
A positive change is that posts will be published quicker, in sync with the speed of the Internet. New posts will be published as soon as DeafRead picks it up. A script is initiated automatically once an hour, and it takes time for it to check each blog. It may take approximately an hour, after the post is published on the blog, to appear on DeafRead. Still, this is quicker — now that the moderation step is skipped.
By using DeafRead Hide, you are in effect the moderator. Don’t like a blog? Hide it. To start using DeafRead Hide, look for “Dashboard” (with an icon of a gear. See below image.), hover it with your cursor, and a menu will pop up. Click on “Hide” to hide posts from that blog. Of course, this action can be undone by going to your Dashboard.
Ensure the DeafRead Hide feature is turned on. If it is, you’re logged in. If it’s showing as “Off”, login to enable the feature. This is shown below the Search Box. See below image.
Read more about DeafRead Hide.