Thoughts about prompts

Thoughts about prompts

For me conclusive thoughts are elusive
Or each two mutually exclusive
Sure WordPress stole
Your heart your soul
More abusive views wholly intrusive

Alan Grace
25 July 2018

Elusive

Other poems with this prompt
(make sure you look at the member poems):

Poetry

It is now over two months since WordPress announced (giving one week’s notice) that new Daily Prompts would be discontinued on 1 June.

We will probably never know the reason why new prompts were stopped.

What surprises me is the relatively small number of users interested in continuing daily prompts.

What are your thoughts?

 

==================== Newsflash ====================

You are welcome to submit your best posts to this site:
https://guestdailyposts.wordpress.com/

You do not need to have a prompt.

To share your own post, just put the following line anywhere in your post:

https://guestdailyposts.wordpress.com/guest-pingbacks/

(Click on the same link to view posts)

Even your posts weeks old will go to the top of the list (until someone else posts).

You are also welcome to use this list of prompts if you wish.

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https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/test-prompt-purpose/

Just checking that prompts are still working (5 June). Nope 😦

Maybe WordPress has stopped old prompts working too?

What is the purpose of this?

Purpose

Daily prompt: Purpose

https://flakback.wordpress.com/tag/purpose/

Daily Prompts may or may not be working now on the original site.

Try it and see.

Purpose

Nope- this does not seem to be working this morning 😦

 

Latest reply from Ben:

Hi Alan,

After discussing this with my team, we decided to keep pingbacks switched off on The Daily Post. My apologies for replying too quickly; there are several factors that make keeping pingbacks switched on a solution that can’t work for us. I very much hope you and others in the community find alternative methods to connect and synch your writing themes.

Best regards,

Ben

Previous reply from Ben yesterday (to my email below):

Hi Alan,

 I’ve re-activated pingbacks on the site to give bloggers’ effort to use the same prompt a chance at success. We’d decided to turn pingbacks off once no new prompts were going to be published, but I see no compelling reason not to reverse it given that some community members would still like to rely on it. 

 Thanks for reaching out,

 Ben

Below is my email to Ben this morning:

Hi Ben

You promised that when new daily prompts stopped, existing site/prompts would remain

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/to-the-daily-post-community-thank-you/

 However today I find that pingbacks (working up to today) are no longer working this morning.

 Has WordPress stopped allowing pingbacks to the Daily Post site (posts to old prompts)?

 See:

https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/daily-prompt-smooth-new-daily-prompt-demise/

 https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2018/05/26/daily-prompts-stopped-prompts-for-june-2018/

 Regards

 Alan Grace

Ben Huberman commented on Open letter to Ben Huberman (WordPress): Demise of Daily Prompts

Open letter to Ben Huberman (WordPress): Demise of Daily Prompts We are sad that the Daily Prompts are finishing. Can you …

Thank you for sharing your thoughts — one of my colleagues saw this post, and since it’s addressed to me I didn’t want to leave it unanswered. Asking people to “start over” from a specific prompt is an interesting idea, and if people decide to do so among their own blogging peers, that’s fantastic. But there are several reasons for which making this a more “official” solution won’t be practical, so I don’t foresee announcing this on our site.

I want once again to thank you and everyone else from the Daily Post community for the outpouring of comments and feedback in the wake of our announcement last week. Our decision isn’t changing, but our team has been listening to the whole range of reactions we’ve seen — from the positive to the very negative — and they will definitely inform our work going forward

purpose

https://aaamazingphoenix.wordpress.com/2018/06/05/test-prompt-purpose/

==================== Newsflash ====================
You are welcome to submit your best posts to this site:
https://guestdailyposts.wordpress.com/
You do not need to have a prompt.
To share your own post, just put the following line anywhere in your post:
https://guestdailyposts.wordpress.com/guest-pingbacks/
(Click on the same link to view posts)
Even your posts weeks old will go to the top of the list (until someone else posts).
You are also welcome to use this list of prompts if you wish.
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heartbreak

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