Nominate Your Best Moderator

peachpurpleStarred Page By peachpurple, 10th Aug 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Have you nominate your best moderator?
A moderator is the person who reads your article before publishing it. He is the person who gives you advice and reasons for your rejected articles.
Read on to know ho is my BEST moderator.

Why I left Wikinut

I joined Wikinut on November 2012 and started to write 10 posts which linked to my bubblews articles but the traffic was very slow and disheartening.

Honestly, my daily earning was 1 cent per day which I gave up and went to focus on writing at Bubblews which at that time, the daily earning was lucrative; USD$7 per day with huge number of likes, comments, views and posts.

However, Bubblews started to face financial problems which had been neglecting payments and even had the nerve to wipe off the debts they had owed to writers without giving any reasons. That is why I left Bubblews for GOOD.

Coming back to Wikinut

To be honest, I had recently started to write again at Wikinut after I had left there, since everyone has been cursing and swearing over unpaid earnings.

At first, I found it very hard to get my new article to be approved and published as I couldn’t figure out what were the root to the problems.

Finally, I wrote an email to Steve Kinsman who was the moderator of my new article ( after I came back ) and asked him a couple of questions related to my rejected article.

I was really glad that Steve replied to my email and was kind enough to help me to sort out my problems related to my articles at Wikinut.

My BEST Moderator, Steve Kinsman

I would like to nominate Steve as my BEST moderator.

  • He is a very helpful moderator who had given me answers to my questions.

  • He gave me several tips to write a better article at Wikinut.

  • He usually replies the next working day. Very prompt indeed.

  • This is what a novice and premier writer needed most, a prompt reply from the moderator for advises and guidance. I hated to be left wondering aimlessly without a solution.

  • Steve proved to be a helpful person who had tried his best to provide me possible answers to my questions.

  • He gave me the link to Wikinut Help Guidelines which gave me the reasons for possible rejections.
  • I only realized that Amazon links were not allowed here!

  • Steve encouraged me to save my articles before posting at Wikinut Draft as I had lost several articles here due to the glitches.

  • Steve gave comforting words when I am lost.

It is understandable that each moderator is busy with his own schedules and they had to read tons of new articles everyday from different international writers.

Hence, reading poorly written articles from writers whose first language which is not English proved to be an unavoidable task.

A moderator resembles a teacher. A person who has to read and give advice isn't an easy job either.

But, Steve did a grand job!

Answered my questions

Several times I had wrote articles and saved at Draft. However, when I edited one article and clicked Publish, it vanished from my Pages.

It wasn’t in the Unreviewed nor Draft. I panicked and send emails to Mr Kinsman.

I realized that from his answers, this is one of the glitches of Wikinut.

I had to save my article at MsWord or Kingsoftwriter before I publish it.

In addition, I had to press Save Draft and WAIT patiently for the message Saving , Please wait to appear before I hit Publish.

Many writers might think that the moderator had be deleted the unreviewed article but it might not be the case.

Glitches happens anytime, anywhere because website servers might hit with slow access speed of internet or server breakdown.

Word of advice

Hence, read and listen to your moderator answers to your questions.

  • They are here to help you out.
  • They are not biased or your enemy.
  • They don’t even know you!
  • Be grateful to your moderator for answering your question.

Following Steve

I am very grateful to Steve for providing me answers, helping me to solve my problems and to write better in order to get the Star Page that I wanted so much.

Hence, I followed Steve, read his latest work and began to learn from him.

If you had read his articles, you will find them amazing, astounding and brilliant which writers should read often in order to improve in writing online and increase our knowledge.

Thank you Steve Kinsman for everything.

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Peachpurple is a homemaker, ventures in baking,cooking,handmade crafts and writes at Hubpages,Personapaper under the same username.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
10th Aug 2015 (#)

Interesting post Peachpurple. I remember getting my first star from Steve after 57 posts. I was naturally thrilled. I have got valuable tips from Mark too.

Sometimes one gets help from fellow contributors. It was Judy Ellen who encouraged me to include links to my posts and thereafter I get stars for almost all my posts. She was so helpful and encouraging but she is not active now - worried she does not respond to my enquiries as I know she has health issues - siva

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author avatar peachpurple
10th Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks Siva. Nobody told me to add my own Wikinut list until Steve told me. I haven't seen any stars for those no star articles yet. How do you get the stars for those no star pages?

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
10th Aug 2015 (#)

When I don't get stars I just leave it at that. I tell myself "oh, the moderator has overlooked to give a star!" As Mark has stated you have to repost after improving them with a note to the moderator.

I now take care that my posts have at least four sections, images from sites permitting free downloads, italics, bold lettering. Also links to other articles. I have not included videos as they are not that relevant to what I write - siva

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author avatar peachpurple
10th Aug 2015 (#)

thanks for your advice siva, I will try to follow your steps.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
10th Aug 2015 (#)

I used to be more active offering tips and such to the writers here, but so many ignored my advice, and my time is now more limited so I have cut back on that I admit.
As far as the missing articles go, that is a glitch. My wife wrote an article in which she pointed out noting that when you write a new article always look at where it says "Your Pages" and if those numbers in brackets when you are writing show odd numbers (2,1) then this might suggest an error will occur, it should say (1,1) I think. You can edit old articles to improve them to try to get them to earn stars.

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author avatar peachpurple
10th Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks for your reply. I had edit two old article but only one got the star. Can you advice me whats wrong with my the other article, How to clean up broken plate

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
10th Aug 2015 (#)

I am flattered by your flattery, peachpurple, and if you could see me now you would see me blushing.

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author avatar peachpurple
10th Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks steve, honestly, you really are helpful.

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author avatar Legend
10th Aug 2015 (#)

Well Steve, you deserve the complements although I think all you guys are doing a great job!

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author avatar peachpurple
10th Aug 2015 (#)

thanks legend, yeah all moderators are great teachers

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
10th Aug 2015 (#)

Peachpurple, thank you for sharing your article. I have learned from all the moderators and I simply could not choose one over the other. As far as the glitches go I have lost many articles in the blink of an eye but I have learned to save them. Smiles to you today and good luck with your writing.

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author avatar peachpurple
10th Aug 2015 (#)

thanks nancy, true, now I save all my articles at msword before I post them

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
10th Aug 2015 (#)

Peachpurple - I like to see your thoughts in this regard. I try hard to assist many writers, but all too often (as Mark says) our words fall on deaf ears.

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author avatar peachpurple
11th Aug 2015 (#)

thanks peter, I felt very ashamed for those writers who refused to accept moderators advice. Are you one of the moderators too?

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
11th Aug 2015 (#)

Yes I am a moderator.

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author avatar pramalkumarsamanta
10th Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks for sharing a nice post.

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author avatar peachpurple
11th Aug 2015 (#)

thanks prama, do you have one in mind?

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
10th Aug 2015 (#)

While I admire Steve, I have no problems with any of the moderators. None of my articles were rejected except one that was incomplete. All the moderators are good and are doing an excellent job. It'd be unfair to nominate any person as the best moderator.

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author avatar peachpurple
11th Aug 2015 (#)

thanks GV, maybe you are right. However uptodate, I only get her replies from steve but not others. Maybe i will try to email other moderators and see the outcome

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author avatar brendamarie
10th Aug 2015 (#)

Great article, I would have to say that all of the moderator that I have come in contact with have been very helpful, in giving advice.

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author avatar peachpurple
11th Aug 2015 (#)

thanks brenda, glad that they are helpful too

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author avatar Kingwell
11th Aug 2015 (#)

Great article my friend. I like wikinut and have no problem with any of the moderators.I don't have any star pages but that's probably because I don't add pictures or videos. I tried to add pictures at the beginning but gave up when I could never get it right. I tried to add a video once but fooled that up as well. Now I just write. Blessings.

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author avatar peachpurple
11th Aug 2015 (#)

yes kingswell, I did noticed that you don't upload any pictures but I really love your stories especially the boy and the house

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author avatar BNelson
11th Aug 2015 (#)

I wrote about that glitch and the disappearing articles, I noted that after you start to write your article you should look to the right hand side to check what it says under "Your Pages" it should say (1,0), if so keep going, but if it has something different, stop and start again!

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author avatar peachpurple
11th Aug 2015 (#)

thanks nelson, I will look into your tips, appreciated

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author avatar Retired
11th Aug 2015 (#)

I would certainly echo your plaudits for Steve - he and I agree on many matters, with one notable exception!

However, I must also give a huge thumbs up to Peter, who is the only moderator that I have met in person - during his recent visit to Leicester (my nearest city).

I knew Johnny on another site before I joined Wikinut and know him to be a purveyor of pure common sense.

And Mark - always so quick on the ball when an article is submitted. If he's online at the time you can find that your new article goes live within minutes.

These guys make a great team, and singling out one above the rest is probably not what I would want to do!

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author avatar peachpurple
11th Aug 2015 (#)

Thanks john for your comments. Some of my articles were checked by mark, johnny, chiefnut but never Peter. It is just that only Steve replied promptly. That is why I appreciate his help very much. No biase on any of them. Maybe all are busy.

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author avatar snerfu
11th Aug 2015 (#)

Yes, the moderators are the tent for our writing camp. I think that if we were without them we would not survive at all. Good article peachpurple.

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author avatar peachpurple
20th Aug 2015 (#)

true snerfu, very true indeed

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