The "Community" page appeared to be totally dead - no new posts in several hours, so I clicked the "People" tab to see who had recently been on the site.
I noticed a name I did not recognise and so I clicked the username (it happened to be a "daisypetersen01" http://www.funadvice.com/my/daisypetersen01) to see if she had posted anything.
Daisy had evidently made 6 posts, including three that contained photos, and was surprised that none of them had obtained even a single reply.
As I had not previously seen any of those posts, I presumed they must date back to a period when I was not visiting the site.
However, upon clicking her "full profile" link ( http://www.funadvice.com/my/daisypetersen01?o=splash ) I discovered that she only joined today (11/11/2013).
OK, so what has been happening to those SIX posts she has made on the day she registered with the site?
Why do they not appear on the "Community" page? Why am I unable to locate those six posts by any means except finding her name in the "People" page, then clicking on her name?
It is no wonder that the site is so quiet, if new members are attempting to make contact by making multiple posts: which are then, to all intents and purposes, disappearing into some sort of bottomless abyss.
Or am I missing something?
On top of what "the only place left to go is up" said, when you change your profile picture and stuff like that, it no longer shows in your newsfeed or anything. Only time photos show up anywhere at all is if they're added into a community status or question.
She could have posted those on her wall instead of the community by mistake. I can post on my wall and it won't show up in the community, so that's my best guess
Thanks and i posted a note on her wall saying how to do it if she wants everyone to see :-)
Ahh yes, I guess you're right on that one. Good thinking.