New Main Page is Live  

community 36F
10019 posts
12/20/2012 1:19 pm
New Main Page is Live

A new main page design is now live for 10% of US/English users.

Search, What's Hot, and Live Action are consolidated into tabs at the top of the screen



with links to your blogs, groups, and other community activities (including a feed) at the bottom.

You currently have the option to toggle between the original homepage and the redesign. For those of you trying out the new version, tell us what you think.

We appreciate your feedback!

Aryana


flyinghow603 50M  
316 posts
4/1/2013 10:35 pm

I see the new Homepage is now up and active with no option of reverting to the old one. What a substandard job AdultFriendFinder did with this one. Bugs are still not fixed, yet it is "Live." You should be giving away memberships to this generic site. Geez. AdultFriendFinder is listening? LOL. AdultFriendFinder is delusional.


dess36 50M
5223 posts
3/29/2013 11:43 am

k morbo...


jpez3 55M  
21 posts
3/28/2013 6:18 am

New homepage does not work at all, not to mention when you try to the old homepage it constantly prompts to use the new f'd up one! This is what I pay all my money for?


flyinghow603 50M  
316 posts
3/25/2013 10:49 pm

The Member activity function still does not work on the new home page. Just fix it, please!


CharliePlayTime 55M  
5 posts
3/22/2013 2:05 pm

There is no nice way to put it . . . these new "upgrades" suck; in fact they are more like "downgrades." I like many others am about ready to cancel my gold membership and switch to a competitor.

Simple things to fix:
1) Get rid of the stupid Member Activity section all together. I don't care what some putz in Peru is doing or saying. At a minimum give me a way to filter it so I only see local updates.
2) Go back to the old email.
3) Make the cupid settings mean something.
4) and about 100 other items


flyinghow603 50M  
316 posts
3/1/2013 8:43 pm

Ok, as of today we are on the new Main Page. The Member Activity function still does not work. The blue dots roll as if it is loading, but it never loads. I have tried it in several different browsers and even on another pc in my house. Does not work.

P.S. Gold membership is worth about 15.95 per month. Not 29.95.


johnnyl64 60M

2/23/2013 1:43 pm

    Quoting Dom4YngBDDSfun:
    You nailed it on the head. There is nothing useful among the things you list for the positive aspects of the new home page. NOTHING.

    The version you called, "classic version" in other posts, was and still remains the version you should strive to attain.

    All of the iterations of the home page since 2010, are destroying any reason to pay to be on this site.

    Quote: "Search, What's Hot, and Live Action are consolidated into tabs at the top of the screen"

    Response: I never search what's hot because you still have bugs in the search. Since 2010 when you retired the "classic version", your searches don't follow the "cupid" preferences. So, why would I want to search on "what's hot" based on anyone's view of "hot" than my own?

    Live action was moderately useful, even though it did not follow cupid criteria, about 1 in 10 of the listed cams did meet my cupid criteria. Now, you relegate that to the same garbage in "what's hot". Wow. Worthless change. The programmers would spend their time more productively if they just sat and read plato.

    Snapshot: You provide a snapshot of the new home page.

    Response: The area called Activity (or latest of Activity) is bizarre. Honestly, what is it? It is nothing I would ever care about. The garbage in it can't be filtered out. It is relegated to the most prominent area of the home page, yet it is junk. Who cares about any of that? The obvious answer is, NOBODY.

    Quote: "with links to your blogs, groups, and other community activities (including a feed) at the bottom."

    Response: The very very bottom of the page is probably where they belong. Frankly, I no longer care about blogs or groups or such time wasting stuff that don't relate to me. More importantly, it is not at the bottom, it's on the side. If the management thinks of it as "at the bottom", why put it on the site at all? It is a stupid and horrible management of a site to put anything of everyday value at the bottom. The bottom is where you put least often used (non every day value) links, such as Terms of Use and Phone Numbers for communication to Customer Support, etc. Frankly, I cannot grasp the need of the area called Community on the right side of Activity. It has Active Groups, Active Blogs and Magazine. They have no value added to them, such as my own preferences. As they stand, they waste space on the page.

    The areas of My Blogs and My Groups are on the left side. That might be appropriate. However, why cut off My Groups after 5? You extend the "Activity" garbage forever and ever and ever.

    Suggestions:
    1) Remove the whole section called Latest Activity from the page. It is a waste of space. Put a link for this in the top menu, or a drop down which lists 5 most recent of each category (viewed, msg'd, hotlisted, flirted)

    2) Extend My Blogs and My Groups on the left to full lists. Provide links for full pages for each of these.

    3) Rename Friends link, to be My Friends link, and move it from below Videos, to be at the bottom of My Lists, on the left above My Blogs, and list the 12 most recent friends online with very tiny pic thumbnails. Keep the total count as you have now. Provide indicator icons of their chat status and cam status and a text color change if they're online. Provide a link to open a full page of these.

    4) Rename Online Matches to be Matches. Use a text color below their name to indicate online or offline. Fix Online Matches so they are ONLY real matches, and not anyone who does not match the cupid settings. Right now, I rarely get anyone who matches my cupid settings in the "matches". If 12 online matches cannot be found, round out the list of 12 with offline matches. A link to full pages of Online Matches and Offline Matches should be evident.

    5) Rename "Members Near Me", and "New Members" (members on a porn site sounds like genitalia), to be Matches Near Me and Site New Matches.

    6) My Favorite Cams - below Online Matches, put a new section called My Favorite Cams (create this as a new item - independent of "friends"). A person should be able to "favorite" a person on cam (one sided action), and not friend them (mutually agreed two sided action). Put a link to a full page of these.

    7) Next put My Friends Cams - Below My Favorite Cams, put a section called My Friends Cams. List as many as 12 of them which are online. Provide a link to open a full page of this.

    Next My Matched Cams - Below My Friends Cams list 12 cams which match your cam preferences just like they do on the Instant Msgr. Provide a link with it, so someone can open a page with all of the matches, sortable by age, distance, name. This would be a new additional way to view what someone gets with the IM link.

    9) Allow users to customize their page so they can oder the sequence of the Matches, Friends Cams, Online Cams, etc. If someone really only wants to see Online Cams on top/first, they should be able to select that the order and have that.

    10) Everyone on cam should have a statistic of how many people they have Kicked or Blocked. Kicking should be added for single cam session only. Block should be a ban that is justified with real evidence, screen capture pic or something solid. Eliminate the easy ability for someone to Kick or Block viewer from their cam. If they are a non-paying user of the site, they should not be able to kick anyone. Paying or non paying users should have a form to fill out to identify real abuse and the text of the abuse be verified with a screen capture of the text. If they are a paying member, they should have a slightly more simple version called "Kicking" someone from their cam, but it should only last for that session and be done after they fill out a simple form to explain why. The number of kicks should be limited per day and month based on their membership status. Kicking should have a consequence and hence, identified as a stat on their cam and profile.

    v/r
    Dom
this guy hit the nail squarely on the head! show this to whoever needs to read it and fix this site please! if the site continues its downhill spiral i will be gone for sure.


ohmymy69 67M/68F  
62 posts
2/23/2013 2:30 am

We are so tired of continuous bugs and problems...what can't the owners work on what they up have instead of whittling away at what does work???

Don't be afraid of living,
Fear instead never having lived!


flyinghow603 50M  
316 posts
2/22/2013 5:58 pm

I continue to be prompted to switch to the new homepage. The new homepage looks nice, but it is not fixed. There are more bugs....exterminate the thing. Seriously, fix it and I will switch. I understand that on March 1 you will switch me like it or not, and if on that day it is not fixed, I shall withdraw my Gold membership. I understand AdultFriendFinder will not go under if I stop being Gold, but others will follow suit. Just fix it! Why go live with these features when they have not been tested backward, forward and sideways? It makes me wonder where your techs received their training.


shyram93 28F

2/20/2013 7:21 pm

    Quoting community:
    Many of these issues are addressed in both the Live from AdultFriendFinder group as well as the SiteSupport blog. Our team is always working on fixing any bugs that interfere with user experience. To address the issues you mentioned:

    1. Please be more specific about email notifications that are not working. I can help you with that if it's the case.
    2. By posts not being posted, do you mean there is a long delay for blog and group post approval? We are working on allowing content to appear on blogs and groups immediately, before going through the approval process (members will have to meet certain criteria in order to do so). Members will see this happen soon.
    3. Sometimes it does take 24 hours or more to approve profiles. Our agents do their best; sometimes there are backlogs in approval times. If someone has an issue with their profile not being approved as fast as they like, calling CS will help speed up the process.
    4. The view count issue is a high priority bug that is being worked on. To follow the bug with CS, you can refer to bug # CD-11342. We are working on getting this fixed ASAP.
Aryana, Please understand.. this is NOT addressed at you!!! But, these questions are not addressed. Or if they are, they are superficial attempts at placating the masses. And, I have said this before... too many places to ask / get questions answered!!!!

1. E-mail notifications for when someone posts to your blog or send you an e-mail, etc.
2. Comments are taking upwards of 12 hours to appear on posts. Even my own comments on my own blog are taking 4 hours!
3. I made one change to my profile (fixed a typo) and 50 hours later I was still pending approval!
4. Ok

Aside form the view count. These are issues that have existed for 2+ months now. With a constant stream of excuses for the reasons. Or worse, being told the issue does not exist!

I will return to my previous point about avenues of information. There are TOO MANY!!!! And when we keep getting "updates" to pages that worked fine, or contests pages, etc. Yet, these 2+ month old issues continue... how do you expect us to react?

Are these issues being presented to anyone in management? How about we get an official word from someone up the food chain that they are aware of our concerns. If I were you, I would want someone up that ladder to feel some of this heat... no reason you should take on the burden alone!

My $.02

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


shyram93 28F

2/20/2013 4:36 pm

    Quoting community:
    Most site updates and bug issues are handled in Live From AFF, the sitesupport blog, and Customer Service (available by email or telephone). If anyone has any specific issue, not addressed in those other places, I will try to find an answer. It is best to post questions in the Live From AFF group. This blog is mostly for site news and features, and to collect feedback on new features.

    A lot of time, posts on certain features seem to be people needing a place to vent about the site. That's fine with me, I read all of them, but those things are often tough to find an answers to. That's why if you are experiencing a specific problem, it needs to be shared with sitesupport or myself so we can track the issue and try to duplicate the behavior in order to fix it.
God forbid an answer should be given. Nope, just easier to say "go somewhere else" where you will be ignored!!

The fact still remains that these issues have NOT been addressed or fixed. But when do the facts ever really matter???!!!!

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


LadyLuck2 64F  
9049 posts
2/20/2013 3:21 pm

Aryana, I have made certain I am using the latest version of Firefox which is my preferred browser. When I click onto my message center there are no messages to either read or respond to. None. It is a blank list. Yet, when I use Safari, the list of messages are there. I don't understand why this is happening. Surely, I'm not the only person using Firefox. One crazy thought is that the filter has filtered out every message. When the old message center was available messages were there.

Never ignore those who care for you
you will have lost diamonds
while you were collecting stones


community replies on 2/20/2013 3:29 pm:
Were you able to troubleshoot with our CS agent last time? I can try to schedule a time again for someone to speak to you and help you over the phone. Let me know and we'll help figure this out for you.

LadyLuck2 64F  
9049 posts
2/19/2013 11:07 pm

Whose blog is this anyway? Aryana's or JonThomas' which one of you gets paid to work for AdultFriendFinder?

Never ignore those who care for you
you will have lost diamonds
while you were collecting stones


LadyLuck2 64F  
9049 posts
2/19/2013 11:00 pm

ATTENTION ARYANA--PLEASE DO ALL OF US A FAVOR--NO MORE UPGRADES OR CONTESTS OR NEW FEATURES UNTIL ALL OF THE BUGS ARE FIXED.

I still can not access my email. Now my members who viewed me over the past 30 days has disappeared so now I can't flirt, send email, view profiles.

And your big issue is another damn contest??

Also, I read the intro posting on the site support team blog for Feb.2013. It would be wise for someone to alert them that they work for us--not the other way around. They need to be much more responsive. We are the customers/clients without whom they would be unemployed.

Never ignore those who care for you
you will have lost diamonds
while you were collecting stones


shyram93 28F

2/18/2013 9:59 pm

    Quoting rm_Spambalaya:
    Well, at least they got one thing right. This blog is no longer titled "AdultFriendFinder is Listening."
You have the right!!!!

Seriously, I am just about sick of this place! 98.16573% sure I am out of here soon if things continue (that is a scientific number I came up with all on my own!).

First... where are the responses from "community" to ANYTHING anyone is posting ANYWHERE???????

- email notifications NOT working
- Posts not being posted
- comments showing up 10+ hours after they are left
- profiles taking more than 48 hours to be approved
- view counts all screwed up

These are but a few of the continual problems people are expressing in the past 3 days. And NOTHING from anyone associated with this site!!!!

I will say it once more to anyone from a.f.f that is "listening".. you are completely sucking the fun out of your site. What is the point of being here under these parameters. This is about INTERACTION. An exchange. And you can NOT get these fixed.. let alone acknowledge ANY of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quit "fixing" shit that already works and for the love of all things holy.. address the flipping problems!!!

See what you did.... you made me curse... DAMN IT!!!!!!!

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson


rm_Spambalaya 59M
510 posts
2/18/2013 5:29 pm

Well, at least they got one thing right. This blog is no longer titled "AdultFriendFinder is Listening."


wetlipssink00069 56F
1102 posts
2/15/2013 11:39 am

    Quoting  :

I have found no explanation of who you are and how you represent the "Community". Please advise. Thank you.


Spirit6669 55M
2234 posts
2/15/2013 1:14 am

    Quoting  :

To whom it may concern:

I don't personally have the time or inclination to (once again) correct the many misconceptions people are coming out with on this page,it is getting really tedious now.

But I can confirm to any members who may be interested that JT is correct in what he states here, and that in general he does know what he is talking about, as like some of us he takes the time and effort to find out the realities from accurate sources. Unlike many people who boldly make statements about their wildly inaccurate suppositions, which are based on little or no real understanding of the site, and naive view of the commercial position of the corporate body.

Spirit6669
BLOG : Spirit6669 .. 21st Century Zen


Dom4YngBDDSfun 62M
109 posts
2/14/2013 11:40 pm

    Quoting  :

Again, you clearly make a case for VI that nobody should use this site. Also, you offer nothing for why anyone should use the site.

First, you are the one who has no clue what you're talking about. It makes sense, since some of the people in customer service have no clue either. Some of them don't even know the data options in Account settings. Over the years, I've made dozens and dozens of suggestions to VI, and some of the suggestions which were adopted are fundamental features of the site today. So, I do know that people get banned in emails and pvt IM msgs, when a phone or email is included. They also get auto banned for using key words for competitor emails in msgs. If people are not supposed to be banned, the system should be fixed so it stops banning them. Without even typing anything, the site bans viewers when the cam performer crashes while on cam.

Next - You, VI, seem to think that viewers are objectifying people and you tell me I should go to a pay cam model (aka porn) site. AdultFriendFinder is a pay porn site with performers on cam (aka models). I pay for my use on the site, and have done so for years. I also paid for numerous friends' accounts over the years. You make the case that I should leave. It seems like everyone who points out problems, gives opinions about changes, points out bugs, and the like, is invited to leave. Also, someone does not have to go to pay site for good service, there are many true free cam sites, with chat, that is not full of bugs, and people are not told to leave when they point out problems or ask for changes.

Next - A customer is not limited to those who buy or pay. That is utter nonsense in every industry in the world. On AdultFriendFinder, a member customer has rights, equal to all other membership types. A contract is set when a person signs up. The level of service differs among membership types, but not rights. Plus, advertisements on a page are a form of payment. Previously, I listed other ways in which people contribute indirectly. However, the statements you made, bring to light the demeaning way everyone at VI treats it's membership customers.

Next - Regarding the hidden rules for chat rooms and blogs, that's just arrogant, pompous and anti-customer. Customer service supervisors can't even find those rules. If a Philadelphia lawyer is needed to determine rules of engagement, management has lost site of the site's purpose to exist.

Good luck finding new customers with your degrading attitude toward customers.


Texan12291845 62M  
125 posts
2/14/2013 9:06 pm

.............and, uh..........how do I get to my Network page so I can see who I've invited to be a "friend"...........


Texan12291845 62M  
125 posts
2/14/2013 7:23 pm

.........what I like the least about the site - in it's entirety is that the search options are not consistent.......... When you click on view more from the headers My online matches, Members Near Me and New Members - the search options are different......make them consistent by using the search options from "My Online Matches" universal, across the board........


Dom4YngBDDSfun 62M
109 posts
2/13/2013 10:56 pm

    Quoting  :

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but nearly everything you use to justify an opinion is totally untrue. I read the post you cited and your response, and the response does not address the points of what you cite. You address superfluous aspects, but not the points.

If your reply is the attitude of Various Inc, I will also say I will stop paying for premium accounts on this and other VI sites.

You are not truthful when you say paying member CAN sent contact info in emails. Totally false. I and many others have run into problem when doing so. First off, there is no mention of "contact" info in the terms of use. The items mentioned in terms of use are mentioned for profile, only. Yet, people get banned for info in a private email, private IM, and in msgs. I checked the terms of use, and nothing in there precludes it. The terms of use, forge a contract with all members (regardless of type of membership), and banning them for arbitrary reason is a violation of federal law - as a denial of service for a contracted service. If VI does not want that information written in an msg or in a chat room or in a private IM, then they should include it in their terms of use. They do not, currently. Standard members come on the site to use cams from with 3rd world countries. They use it to spam and scam. It has nothing to do with what you call contact info.

As for cams, this site is behind the times. Banning has become standard. If people want to cam, they are the ones putting themselves out there. Using one of your words, they "objectify" themselves. It isn't the viewer who objectifies them. You really miss the point about cams, though. I cannot mention other sites here, for fear of a ban, but there are many (not owned by V which have open cams. Sure, people who bash and bully can be banned or kicked, but those sites also look at evidence. This site would do much better with more customer friendly cams, and a working IM and a decent group and pvt msg area to go with the cams. But, instead of listening to reasons people are reluctant to pay for the site, you bash them. That's pathetic.

You mention a person who does not pay should not complain. The site would not exist if it were not for standard memberships, aka who don't "pay" cash for premium memberships. They pay through the fact there are adverts. They pay when VI re-uses their info on other VI sites. They pay when VI makes their profile prominent on the home pages of users.

It is clear the point being made, which you ignored, is that reasons were provided for why someone stopped being a financial contributor, and reasons why his friends said they would not want to join the site. You should be thanking anyone who offers that free advice to VI, instead of kicking them in the ass. But that aggressive anti-customer stance is the way VI is lately.


Dom4YngBDDSfun 62M
109 posts
2/13/2013 10:09 pm

You nailed it on the head. There is nothing useful among the things you list for the positive aspects of the new home page. NOTHING.

The version you called, "classic version" in other posts, was and still remains the version you should strive to attain.

All of the iterations of the home page since 2010, are destroying any reason to pay to be on this site.

Quote: "Search, What's Hot, and Live Action are consolidated into tabs at the top of the screen"

Response: I never search what's hot because you still have bugs in the search. Since 2010 when you retired the "classic version", your searches don't follow the "cupid" preferences. So, why would I want to search on "what's hot" based on anyone's view of "hot" than my own?

Live action was moderately useful, even though it did not follow cupid criteria, about 1 in 10 of the listed cams did meet my cupid criteria. Now, you relegate that to the same garbage in "what's hot". Wow. Worthless change. The programmers would spend their time more productively if they just sat and read plato.

Snapshot: You provide a snapshot of the new home page.

Response: The area called Activity (or latest of Activity) is bizarre. Honestly, what is it? It is nothing I would ever care about. The garbage in it can't be filtered out. It is relegated to the most prominent area of the home page, yet it is junk. Who cares about any of that? The obvious answer is, NOBODY.

Quote: "with links to your blogs, groups, and other community activities (including a feed) at the bottom."

Response: The very very bottom of the page is probably where they belong. Frankly, I no longer care about blogs or groups or such time wasting stuff that don't relate to me. More importantly, it is not at the bottom, it's on the side. If the management thinks of it as "at the bottom", why put it on the site at all? It is a stupid and horrible management of a site to put anything of everyday value at the bottom. The bottom is where you put least often used (non every day value) links, such as Terms of Use and Phone Numbers for communication to Customer Support, etc. Frankly, I cannot grasp the need of the area called Community on the right side of Activity. It has Active Groups, Active Blogs and Magazine. They have no value added to them, such as my own preferences. As they stand, they waste space on the page.

The areas of My Blogs and My Groups are on the left side. That might be appropriate. However, why cut off My Groups after 5? You extend the "Activity" garbage forever and ever and ever.

Suggestions:
1) Remove the whole section called Latest Activity from the page. It is a waste of space. Put a link for this in the top menu, or a drop down which lists 5 most recent of each category (viewed, msg'd, hotlisted, flirted)

2) Extend My Blogs and My Groups on the left to full lists. Provide links for full pages for each of these.

3) Rename Friends link, to be My Friends link, and move it from below Videos, to be at the bottom of My Lists, on the left above My Blogs, and list the 12 most recent friends online with very tiny pic thumbnails. Keep the total count as you have now. Provide indicator icons of their chat status and cam status and a text color change if they're online. Provide a link to open a full page of these.

4) Rename Online Matches to be Matches. Use a text color below their name to indicate online or offline. Fix Online Matches so they are ONLY real matches, and not anyone who does not match the cupid settings. Right now, I rarely get anyone who matches my cupid settings in the "matches". If 12 online matches cannot be found, round out the list of 12 with offline matches. A link to full pages of Online Matches and Offline Matches should be evident.

5) Rename "Members Near Me", and "New Members" (members on a porn site sounds like genitalia), to be Matches Near Me and Site New Matches.

6) My Favorite Cams - below Online Matches, put a new section called My Favorite Cams (create this as a new item - independent of "friends"). A person should be able to "favorite" a person on cam (one sided action), and not friend them (mutually agreed two sided action). Put a link to a full page of these.

7) Next put My Friends Cams - Below My Favorite Cams, put a section called My Friends Cams. List as many as 12 of them which are online. Provide a link to open a full page of this.

Next My Matched Cams - Below My Friends Cams list 12 cams which match your cam preferences just like they do on the Instant Msgr. Provide a link with it, so someone can open a page with all of the matches, sortable by age, distance, name. This would be a new additional way to view what someone gets with the IM link.

9) Allow users to customize their page so they can oder the sequence of the Matches, Friends Cams, Online Cams, etc. If someone really only wants to see Online Cams on top/first, they should be able to select that the order and have that.

10) Everyone on cam should have a statistic of how many people they have Kicked or Blocked. Kicking should be added for single cam session only. Block should be a ban that is justified with real evidence, screen capture pic or something solid. Eliminate the easy ability for someone to Kick or Block viewer from their cam. If they are a non-paying user of the site, they should not be able to kick anyone. Paying or non paying users should have a form to fill out to identify real abuse and the text of the abuse be verified with a screen capture of the text. If they are a paying member, they should have a slightly more simple version called "Kicking" someone from their cam, but it should only last for that session and be done after they fill out a simple form to explain why. The number of kicks should be limited per day and month based on their membership status. Kicking should have a consequence and hence, identified as a stat on their cam and profile.

v/r
Dom


rm_Tommyis18 35M
10 posts
2/13/2013 10:39 am

The thing is, the term "old version" is used for the current version which is very very new, and in fact a "new version" compared to a few years ago. Nearly all users objected to the changes then, because the true old version was far better. Everything used to be at one's fingertips. They threw it out and gave us the current useless "new version". I honestly did not think it could get any worse.

Now, they are throwing out the current new version and giving us a newer new version, much worse than the current new one, with absolutely nothing useful on the home page. The main feature is the area called Activity. Who cares about people who viewed your profile who hold no interest to you? The list does not even explain what the activity is. LAME LAME LAME. This is newer new version is just shit.

When I talk to guys my age, and I explain this site positive features, they just look at me and say, but what in it is useful? They say it sounds like a porn site that doesn't cater to meeting their objective of meeting someone. They are appalled anyone has to pay to send msgs. They want to view cams and chat without being blocked or banned for no reason other than the cam performer seeks a private conversation. My friends are right. The current and newer home page is all about pointless stuff. They don't care about blogs if they can't email freely; they don't care about chat (which barely works) if they can't view the profile; they don't want to go on cam, if others constantly black them from viewing their cam. Other sites have mastered the ability to chat without freezing, allowing 100% free emails, allowing open access to view and chat on all cams freely, and the ability to do all of this without taking up all of the monitor real estate.

I believe the staff is on some hallucinogenics in their thought process with their incessant new versions of the home page. This newer new version will be forced on us while it's still in alpha phase of development, just like all previous changes. That means, we will suffer with bugs and changes as weeks and months go by. That's an unprofessional way of running a web site.

I stopped paying for a membership when they rolled out the current new version. There's nothing on it for me. The site seems to favor non-paying members anyway. If you pay, everyone bans ya from their cam. No start up cam sites work on a premise that banning people is a good idea. So, why AdultFriendFinder keeps letting cam performers ban everyone, when the cam performer is a freeloader (like I am currently) is not rational. As a freeloader, I can see and get everything I seek on this site now. No reason to pay, and particularly no reason to pay for things I get screwed over on, anyway.

AdultFriendFinder lets certain people use as much email as they want. While others have to pay for membership. Why should anyone pay? Just create a new account in the demographic that get it for free. Hence, the reason there are so many fakes on the site. No reason to pay for a site like this, when they punish those who pay and reward those who don't.

The site auto bans people from chat who give out "contact" information, according to everyone I've talked with at customer service. They cite the Terms of Use. There are numerous problems with that, legally. First of all, they do not define contact information. Contact information in IT is information that allows someone to make contact. CONTACT is not a phone number or an email address; those only lead to methods of virtual conversation, not contact. Contact information is a home address which allows someone to show up and make contact (touch, physically connect). Second, contrary to customer service, their Terms of Use does not say contact information is a violation. The TOU gives actual specifics that are a violation. Third, the specifics in the TOU are only a violation for the profile, not anywhere else. So, why do they ban for giving out an email or a phone num? Who knows, except to knuckle down on paying members. It's an abuse of their contract with paying members. Again, another reason not to pay.


mortylicious 40F
12347 posts
2/12/2013 7:05 pm

    Quoting community:
    Right now it's in an AB test mode. So we'll be tracking results of the test over the next couple of weeks to see which version is preferred. In the meantime, we're taking in feedback, and so far the biggest issue has to do with what members see in their activity feed. We do intend on those activities to eventually be highlighting news from your friend network and hotlist, although there are no discussions right now about removing images from the activity feed altogether.
Yet its still pushed on us, so unfair, its like the message centre, so unfair we have to be stuck with it

Save Our McLindoSS


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ohmymy69 67M/68F  
62 posts
2/11/2013 2:06 am

We can't shut off the fukin' drop down "change is good" thingy and it freezes our computer!

As for the shoving the change down our throats again...it's like suggesting to my wife that we try anal sex, and then just shove it in her ass without lube!!! We are tired of this treatment every few months!

Don't be afraid of living,
Fear instead never having lived!


flyinghow603 50M  
316 posts
2/8/2013 7:59 pm

Damnimbi hit the nail on the head above. The CS personnel basically tell you to like it or leave it. They are all inept in their jobs, this blog is a big joke.


flyinghow603 50M  
316 posts
2/7/2013 5:23 pm

This AdultFriendFinder is "listening" blog is such a joke. You just continue to roll out new features that have bugs in them and are something you come up with in your offices to (as the lady said above) ram down our throats, all the while continue to charge for this crap. Thew new homepage is sluggish and loads certain features very slowly. DO NOT tell me to call tech support or email them. They always tell me they tested the problem I am stating and cannot duplicate it on their end. OF COURSE THEY CANNOT!!! If it were not for the pics and vids and a few nice members, I would leave this place tomorrow. If anyone knows of anything better out there, do not hesitate to email me...because in case you didn't know it.....AdultFriendFinder IS NOT LISTENING TO ANYTHING!!!!!


wetlipssink00069 56F
1102 posts
2/6/2013 3:40 pm

    Quoting nd2hvfun:
    regarding the new mail message center, imagine how i felt when i responded to someones email thought they responded back responded to that and again and REALIZED i was carrying on a conversation with myself..what i thought was a reply was an old message from months ago
I could totally see doing that!!! lol...I have confused myself a couple of times too, pulling up a conversation thinking it is a new mesaage. Thanks for your post!


nd2hvfun 63F  
10018 posts
2/6/2013 2:57 pm

regarding the new mail message center, imagine how i felt when i responded to someones email thought they responded back responded to that and again and REALIZED i was carrying on a conversation with myself..what i thought was a reply was an old message from months ago

je ne regrette rien


crimefan69 50F  
2 posts
2/6/2013 1:24 pm

I am not a fan of the updated new page. Too much latest activity stuff. I don't care what men are doing half way around the world.


FullOn4U 56M
20399 posts
2/6/2013 12:24 pm

I see you aren't listening...

Can you please set the "Activities" to bear some relation to my matches - you boast that it allows me to keep up with the activities of my matches but it does not. My matches do not include women several thousand miles form me!

Can you also please do something about the extent of the activities listed - I don't want the feature at all but I really see no point in having endless entries for me to scroll through all on the same page.

I don't want to see ANY activities on my homepage. I certainly don't want to see an endless scrawl of women thousands of miles away posting photos!

And while you're at it, could you please enlarge the email box.

Just take a look at the advice you give men when sending emails - people appreciate more than a single liner. The way emails are now set up the whole construct looks like chat.

You might think that's clever, actually it's rubbish.


wetlipssink00069 56F
1102 posts
2/5/2013 9:17 am

    Quoting wetlipssink00069:
    Hi, I wasn't sure where to post this, and I figure my question is related to the new homepage, so here goes: Why did you remove the "My Friends" option from under the "My Stuff" heading? I use "My Stuff" much more than the home page. It has been a very long time since I have used the home page, and now I don't like the set up, so I try to avoid going to it. Thanks. Wet
I see it has re-appeared!


wetlipssink00069 56F
1102 posts
2/2/2013 7:26 am

Hi, I wasn't sure where to post this, and I figure my question is related to the new homepage, so here goes: Why did you remove the "My Friends" option from under the "My Stuff" heading? I use "My Stuff" much more than the home page. It has been a very long time since I have used the home page, and now I don't like the set up, so I try to avoid going to it. Thanks. Wet


community replies on 2/11/2013 2:58 pm:
Hi wetlipssink00069,

This was a bug. We have corrected the issue, so you should see "My Friends" back under "My Stuff."

outtherelinda 54F  
18868 posts
1/21/2013 7:48 pm

I do not like the new home page. I don't have any interest in what other people from different countries are doing. I am interested in what photos or videos they have just uploaded. I am not interested who has the most likes or the most comments etc.

If it is our home page why can't we set it the way we want to? The new design contains very little of our stuff on it and just seems to be pimping other members who have nothing to do with us at all!


Feel free to come and check out my blog outtherelinda


rm_Spambalaya 59M
510 posts
1/19/2013 2:08 pm

Good God, we're back to this piece of crap message center again? All the subject lines have been stripped out, which is insane. The time/date stamps are missing too. And this is the ugliest, clumsiest email interface I've ever seen on a Web site which people actually pay for.

There used to be a saying back when customer service was a goal and not a loss leader" that "The customer is always right." Well, realistically that's BS, but when you specifically ask for customer input and then ignore it completely then your customers will soon be gone.

Don't be stupid. Give us back the message center that worked right.

(Reposted from the "The New Message Center Is Here" thread, since A F F hasn't responded to any of the dozen or so members who have posted in that thread since the beginning of this year.)


wetlipssink00069 56F
1102 posts
1/14/2013 10:03 am

I don't wish to see the Lastest Activity of Everyone ON AdultFriendFinder! This is on the new Main Page. Is there anyway to close it? Or just show MY FRIENDS, lastest activity? I find some of the pictures offensive. And I don't have a choice in the matter to my knowledge. TY. Wet...


rm_squirtluv88 32M
10 posts
1/13/2013 10:06 pm

giggidy


Leegs2012 48M
79911 posts
1/11/2013 11:13 pm

That's very cool!!


anastasia666 43F  
2233 posts
1/11/2013 1:03 am

    Quoting community:
    Different groups within AdultFriendFinder work on different parts of the site. Designing and releasing a new home page takes some time from engineers who fix bugs, but on the whole it's a different group. Bugs are fixed according to their importance. We start with things that prevent you from using the site in and move to the things that are irritating but not critical. Each bug is assigned a priority and gets fixed in turn (or not fixed depending on what's critical).

    I've stated before that we, as a brand, will not stop working on new features. We want to continue to build engaging, fun, and interesting features that add to the site and community as a whole. This community consists of millions of users engaging with hundreds of thousands of pages of activities and content constantly. Continuing to build and grow is a part of staying dynamic and current, and that is not something that is going to stop.

    I understand that members are concerned with bugs that affect their experience on the site. I try my best to address them individually when members reach out to me personally through this website and off-site as well. I don't have the same resources as Ryan to address your concerns as frequently as he did (once per week), so I try to make answers available to members in the Live From AFF group every week and a half to two weeks. Members also have access to answers through our sitesupport blog.

    We do not "wank all day and don't give a flying fuck." We care very much about members and their concerns. As for my job here, particularly with this blog, it is challenging sifting through the "I hate this feature and I hate you"s and the "this bug is affecting my experience with this feature." Users have access to me by email, IM, and through the group and blog. If I post a blog about the Message Center and receive comments about something that is not working elsewhere, it may get lost in the shuffle, which is why I particularly focus on what bugs are ailing the system over at the Live From AFF group. Again, each bug is assigned a priority and gets fixed in turn (or not fixed depending on what's critical). AdultFriendFinder is a huge site, and like you pointed out, Spirit, we are sitting on very old, cluttered technology, and when bugs are missed, it's only because it is nearly impossible for us to detect on dev and staging. The new site was abandoned because we are just not able to support the massive site that AdultFriendFinder is and work on completely transferring over everything that is happening here. That is ideal, but the resources are not available for us to do that. So we address the most critical issues first and work from there, but our aim is to present you a good experience.

    When you guys mention things are not getting fixed, please be more specific. Not everything is going to get fixed immediately, but we log issues constantly and are paying attention to you guys constantly. We are here working to ensure we can fix as much as we can, as fast as we can, and it is not a simple task with limited resources and such a massive operation. If you have specific issues that are affecting your experience, please point them out to me personally, (they may get lost in the shuffle in this blog), but the best place for me to see them is if you email me, or post in the Live group. It is very helpful to me to be able to work on fixing problems when I am addressed with a specific problem and not "everything you put out sucks, everything is broken."
Aryana,

Thank you for taking the time to sort through everything on your blog and the AdultFriendFinder Is Live group. I know it takes up a good portion of your time. I appreciate it when you let the members know things are being worked on and what the plans/changes we can expect are. The site has been around since the late 90's and of course has bugs in it..a lot of things need work and the Fab guys in the Tech dept work their butts off trying to keep up with all the new bugs and problems. The BEST way to handle this is as you suggested..email you or post to the Live group, that is why that group is there after all..to make the site a better place for one and all members. Everything good takes time..Including rebuilding or repairing. The only way the site knows if there is a problem is to let the site know.

Happy Weekend,

Ana6



I done made the devil a deal
He made me pretty
He made me smart


rm_ezrider1305 54M
114 posts
1/10/2013 9:52 am

I can't access the screen from my ipad any more. The mobile site is useless. I guess this means that my use of the site will be less than half the time I used to spend on it.

Thanks AdultFriendFinder. Appreciate the progress!

When I'm good I'm very, very good but when I'm bad I'm better


mflater1 71M  
50414 posts
1/10/2013 7:56 am

Why do you guys have to keep screwing things up??

It is all ways three steps back when you make changes.

If it works why try and change it.

This is not meant to offend any one in any way.








LadyLuck2 64F  
9049 posts
1/8/2013 11:09 pm

ATTENTION ARYANA, I think this is the 3rd or 4th time I've written about this but I'll try one more time. 1. The new home page is just plain stupid. 2. When I log in I am STILL getting a splash screen for the cobrand sites which I AM NOT a member of. 3. MORE IMPORTANTLY, the sent mail on the classic message center is not saving emails. AND when I click on the soon to be live NEW message center has nothing in it and neither search nor filter work. There's no inbox, no sent, no conversations, nothing. Not being able to keep track of emails completely sucks!!!!

The IT dept needs to be fired. The PR dept needs to be fired. The advertising dept needs to be fired. Find some competent employees or risk being charged with false advertising and fraud for taking people's money and not delivering a damn thing.

Never ignore those who care for you
you will have lost diamonds
while you were collecting stones


Spirit6669 55M
2234 posts
1/8/2013 7:51 pm

I've just realised... I'm being too nice to Community It goes against the grain... so here's one for old time's sake.. my favourite







Spirit6669
BLOG : Spirit6669 .. 21st Century Zen


Spirit6669 55M
2234 posts
1/8/2013 5:54 pm

    Quoting Comanchera69:
    Dear 'Spirit' . . . I'd love nothing more than to speak to the top of the food chain and ask if they even know what's happening at the lower levels, I would guess not because the bottom line here is to MAKE money, not lose it. No one here says it Aryana's fault or Ryan (who I hear was very responsive and helpful), but this blog is our so-called 'first line of offense' when stating our problems with the site. The frustration comes from their obvious lack of concern over how many people stay or leave as paying customers, so why fix anything. My employer wouldn't survive long in our industry with that attitude.
Again I agree with you ! I agree with pretty much all you have said in fact, That's why I picked up on your comments, because I thought you made them well, succinct and accurate. And thanks for taking the trouble to read my ramble. You are keen to move the debate on, forwards, progress it, as am I. The 'attack' comment was a small part of my comment, not intended to be the thrust of my post, I just copied the post over from the Live From AdultFriendFinder Group, it was a throwaway line in response to a couple of comments there really, but does apply generally I think, and the lack of responses from Community on this blog over a long period of time is very important in understanding what is going on here I think !!

I reference your comment "I'd love nothing more than to speak to someone at the top of the food chain and ask if they know what is going on down here" So would I, my friend, so would I !! But allow you to give you my take on it...

First let me say that I've been as pissed at this site, and Community, as anybody, you can ask anyone, I've shouted, I've banged my head against the wall. But I interacted quite a lot with Ryan, via blog/group/live chat, to a lesser extent with Aryana, I've put Community under as much pressure as pretty much anybody here over the last couple of years... but you know what, everything I've seen indicates that both Ryan and Aryana are decent folks, switched on, and with the sense of humour vital to survival, in these dodgy portals Neither strikes me as the sort of person who comes to work each day, puts their feet up on the desk, drinks coffee and pervs all day, ignoring their blog and annoying the shit outta people, while they jerk off all day (some of the day, obviously ) !! But this led me to thinking...

WTF is going on ???

Two possibilities :

1) Community staff wank all day and don't give a flying fuck. And are quite content that they can seen to fail in their duties by the entire membership and colloeagues. And the big chiefs don't know. In which case I am completely wrong.

2) The big chiefs underfund this section, Community/Events/P.R. (and additional responsibilities) to such a degree that it is not possible for them to do their jobs as they would like to, they are restricted in what they say by company policy, instructed to prioritise duties other than Community.

Community have an impossible job. They have to try to defend the indefensible, somehow, because that is what they are told to do by entities higher up the food chain. The site is seemingly falling apart at the seams, the fixes don't come, (ref my previous comment re 'patches' & 'shit on shit' / Site Rebuild from ground up)

The Company does not facilitate this section working anywhere near as well as it should... you might want to consider why ??? And what we can do about ???

I have been thinking for some time and have an idea... I'll come back to that in my next post, but I think Spambalaya was along the right lines... but with a twist...

Thanks for reading, what do you think ? Do you agree with me so far ?

The alternative is that everyone working in Community is shagging each others brains out as we speak, having a party, rather than type a few words on a page 'cause they can't be bothered ??? Speaking of Community shagfests... I've typed enough for now... it's time for a wank ! Catchya later with further ramblings on this subject... I'm working my way towards my Merit Badge from the Ramblers Association

Spirit6669
BLOG : Spirit6669 .. 21st Century Zen


rm_scfuncpl12 40M/37F
5 posts
1/6/2013 1:54 pm

i agree with most...the new page sucks...with all the problems with AdultFriendFinder this will def cause me not to renew the overpriced account...not to mention all the fakes on here anyway


Texan12291845 62M  
125 posts
1/6/2013 11:51 am

..........is the new home page a joke? Really? It's a little early for April Fools....don't you think?

Of course the feedback we give on here isn't going to stop you from forcing us on to the page at some point - you didn't listen the last time there was an "upgrade" smirk.

New page SUCKS!


regs1952 69M

1/3/2013 1:34 pm

    Quoting regs1952:
    OK I just checked a random twenty from my watch list and right now only about fifty per cent are showing their blogs down at the bottom right of their profiles, where the magasin and blogs used to be? Are bloggers hiding their blogs?
Checked some more and there might be 60 percent showing. Mine isn't and I sure never hid mine. WTF?


community replies on 1/4/2013 12:48 pm:
Hey Reg, I'm not seeing what you're experiencing. We haven't made any changes to phase blogs out at all, so you're experiencing a temporary glitch. If it persists, I'll file a bug for it, but haven't been able to reproduce it myself as of yet.

regs1952 69M

1/3/2013 1:25 pm

    Quoting regs1952:
    OK are the blogs being phased out now or is there another "BUG"?
    How come our blogs are not showing on our profiles now?
    What's up with that?
    I've only checked a few but I don't see the blog section on anybodies profile today.
OK I just checked a random twenty from my watch list and right now only about fifty per cent are showing their blogs down at the bottom right of their profiles, where the magasin and blogs used to be? Are bloggers hiding their blogs?


Spirit6669 55M
2234 posts
1/3/2013 5:39 am

    Quoting rm_FXSBOB3:
    .

    Anyone seen Aryana recently?

    Site credibility is now at an all time low.
    There was even a poll taken,to find a resolution.
    I'm seeing too many comments from members
    about having hacked/altered membership accounts.
    Extremely long update &or posting times,the list
    of issues with the site is now endless!Read through
    the recent question threads!
    Seems nothing is getting better,only worse.
    Aryana,we're still waiting on the responses from
    the previous questions thread,,,
Copied over from group thread, as relevant here too: Questions for 12/18 - 12/30

Firstly let me say, that from my limited interaction, I like Aryana. I think she cares about her work, is intelligent, and is able to have a laugh and not take it all too seriously. Hence my little joke with her on Christmas Day, I thought she might smile, not take offence, because she has a sense of humour, unlike some. If I did not respect her I would not joke with her.

Community (people though, Aryana, previously Ryan) have an extremely difficult job to do, they are the front line interaction between site and members, the most effective interaction we have. They are not responsible for the state of things personally, and I do not like to see them personally attacked, I wish people would stick to the issue.

The site is falling apart, worst I have seen it, and that's saying something ! My understanding is that it is due to the antiquated code base that the site operates on, which has been patched and patched for years and years. We were promised a 'new site' with a 'ground up rebuild' all new coding, which is the answer in the long term. I don't know what happened to this, in my absence all talk of it ceased, I don't know if new features (homepage etc) are 'new', and the site is being rebuilt from scratch piece by piece, in which case there is some hope... or whether they are overlaid onto the existing base in which case it's just shit going on top of shit again. It is not possible to maintain anything effectively indefinitely by patching shit on shit, eventually yo have to rip it all down and start again, to continually repair rubbish is ultimately futile in any arena. If the foregoing is the case then I for one will just give up, as there is no point in talking about it all ad infinitum when there is no possibility of solution due to an outmoded and broken down site, The bugs will just multiply from the current infestation level, and we will just report more and more, ever decreasing circles.

In addition this group often gets bogged down with what is trivia, pages and pages of rambling about same old shit and personal campaigns, this is a great hinderence to a clear picture and genuine progress, a new medical term has been coined to describe this phenomena.. Obsessive Posting Disorder ! The net result is that important stuff is lost in a sea of blah that we've all heard before and is boring. I am not saying that we should not revisit issues, far from it, the major issues should never be allowed to drop as far as I am concerned, of course there would be disagreement about what constitutes a'major issue'.. but I think that most people with a balanced mind, realistic view, and no personal agendas, would probably pretty much agree.

BUT

Aryana (Community) is a responsible officer for the company, we are customers. We are entitled to substantive answers to our questions, and in the time frame specified by the company. There is already much less time and interaction than previously, to the point where it is barely workable, a query arising now is not replied for two weeks minimum, and in the event of delay potentially much longer or not at all, hence the need for some things to be brought up again and again. To me, that is not acceptable service or acceptable practice in any way shape or form. The company is not making the most of this resource (this group). I do not blame Aryana (or Ryan). But I do blame the company for the terrible lack of communication on this site, and the grossly inefficient 'customer service' the worst I have known on a website, and the technical problems which have got to the point where the site infrastructure is nothing but a joke,and the bots, and the highly inefficient and erratic abuse function, and the diabolical inconsistent and slow post approval function.

None of this is the fault of Community (Aryana/Ryan}, but it is/was their job to reply to us, and it is not unreasonable to politeley ask that Aryana does so, she's a big girl, I'm sure she can look after herself, and will make up her own mind whether or not folks are being unreasonable and/or disrespectful. I believe the whole Community/Live Group function is grossly under-resourced by the company, demonstrated by the lack of response on Community Blog and this group, has been like that for ever. I believe it would be most wise of the company to allocate more resources to this section to improve information flow, regain some credibility with the membership, improve customer relations, and save work for other depts by explaining stuff, cos lord knows nobody in customer service can, they just read shit off a page and don't understand what you're talking about. So to my mind this is a valuable function which should be supported by management, invested in and improved, decision makers please take note ! (No hope) In the meantime we have the right to ask questions and not be ignored by the company or criticised by other members. It is the company that is in the wrong, Aryana represents that company, not personally responsible, but it is her job and I expect it to be done myself, I don't think that is an unreasonable expectation, otherwise they might just as well close it down.

It also amazes me how so many members have one rule for themselves, and another rule for other members. Brown-nosing company staff will get us nowhere, neither will accepting that is ok for them not to do their jobs. Just to be sure, this is NOT directed at Aryana, but at THE COMPANY, and under-resourcing and lack of concern about the concerns of members and the state of the site. That is what we are here for, well in theory anyway, some of us at least, and if we don't do it then we might as well not bother at all. And if the company don't do their part we might as well not bother either.

So there ya go ! I've joined the ramblers association and taken up a loada space, but at least there is some content, not all hot air and a re-hash of my last 25 comments

Spirit6669
BLOG : Spirit6669 .. 21st Century Zen


community replies on 1/4/2013 12:53 pm:
Thank you, Spirit. I appreciate this and find it very thoughtful and do agree with everything you write. I try my best to not take things as personal attacks and expect criticism, as our members are our important and we want to do our best to make your experience around here pleasant. While we won't always make everyone happy, of course, we try our best. I am here to serve the users of this community, and it is my job to be accessible to your concerns and hear your voices. That is my job and that is what you should expect. I am always here as a representative to serve our users. I will do my best to help you all to my greatest capacity, and appreciate the help you all provide me, too.

rm_FXSBOB3 45M
4437 posts
1/2/2013 8:01 am

.

Anyone seen Aryana recently?

Site credibility is now at an all time low.
There was even a poll taken,to find a resolution.
I'm seeing too many comments from members
about having hacked/altered membership accounts.
Extremely long update &or posting times,the list
of issues with the site is now endless!Read through
the recent question threads!
Seems nothing is getting better,only worse.
Aryana,we're still waiting on the responses from
the previous questions thread,,,



AdultFriendFinder
Parody Of a
Real
Sex Site


scarletgirl0 59F
836 posts
1/2/2013 3:35 am

Ha Ha ~ your wasting time

what i think is you should spend time fixing bugs and things members have requested they want , not on changing the site which in the past has cause more problems and has upset the membership

i have asked many times for things that worked well when i first joined to be put back and they still havent been ,, so many of us request the same things but AdultFriendFinder just keep saying you pass on our suggestions to your development team but all you really do is ignore these requests ,, so sort these things out first !!!


scarlet is at the end of your rainbow


tangie247 55F  
633 posts
12/31/2012 10:29 pm

Ok.. I have an issue that keeps popping or rearing its head. I change my location to the places I visit since it is the only way to locate members in that area. When I change my geographical location I get denied. I have changed it back and get denied also. My other issue now is this... I live in Columbus Ga. Why does it say that I live in Columbus Fl, when in my geographical location page it says Columbus Ga. It IS supposed to be Columbus Ga. Is there a way to correct it? Thanks in advance. T

Tangie247


community replies on 1/4/2013 1:01 pm:
Hi tangie,

Firstly, I'll look into what is going on when you change your location. I will email you when I have an answer as to why you'd be getting denied. For the second issue, I'll also try to get this fixed. It's a bug that we'll get fixed for you. Thanks for your patience!

thicknlong95 54M

12/31/2012 10:55 am

I'm not thrilled with it. Please keep the old one.


nd2hvfun 63F  
10018 posts
12/30/2012 12:46 pm

    Quoting rm_Spambalaya:
    From the FriendFinder Networks corporate website:

    Contact Us

    Corporate Office
    Florida:
    6800 Broken Sound Parkway
    Suite 200
    Boca Raton, FL 33487
    P: 561-912-7000
    F: 561-912-7038

    We also have offices in:

    New York:
    20 Broad Street, 14th Floor
    New York, NY 10005
    P: 212-702-6000
    F: 212-702-6262

    California:
    220 Humboldt Court
    Sunnyvale, CA 94089
    Toll Free:
    888-575-8383
    P: 408-745-5400
    F: 408-745-5675

    19749 Dearborn Street
    Chatsworth, CA 91311
    P: 310-280-1900
    F: 310-280-1938

    550 Fifteenth Street
    Suites 21 & 24
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Las Vegas:
    6845 S. Escondido St.
    Suite 105 & 106
    Las Vegas, NV 89119
    Toll Free:
    888-434-0599
    P: 702-434-0599
    F: 702-434-9714
they're in Chatsworth i wonder if you can speak in person?

je ne regrette rien


Chatbunny 46F
2756 posts
12/30/2012 5:04 am

not even going to get started on the iphone app and the length of time it takes to have new profile photos approved


licks_ur_clit 51M  
2 posts
12/29/2012 8:52 pm

Does anyone else have problems clicking on photos and nothing
happening?

Every page is full of javascript errors and the video
tab shows no thumbnails of users videos.

Tried 3 browsers, two different operating systems, and two different
internet connections


Chatbunny 46F
2756 posts
12/29/2012 6:11 pm

Well when the message centre was rolled out, I made it extremely clear I did not want it, it did not work and hey suddenly the old one was back, I was happy. Now its going to be made permanent, it does not work and yet again I do not want it. I don't want to have to delete every bloody message I have deleted in the last 8 months yet again like I did the first time. As for the new home page, yet again the same phrase comes to mind I don't want it as usual you guys mess with things that work and ignore the stuff that doesn't.


Violette001 49F
4599 posts
12/29/2012 3:52 pm

I will be making a phone call regarding this issue, if no one reads this message: I have 3 notices under: "Where I'm quoted" and when I go to the thread to respond, I cannot see their quoted posts. It's been over 5 hrs since they posted responses... and i cannot carry on a 'conversation' if I cannot quote their responses!

thanks for taking care of it. Happy new year!!

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LadyLuck2 64F  
9049 posts
12/27/2012 1:33 am

The new message center is not working at all. Nothing is showing up--no sent messages, no inbox, nothing. Since when is this an improvement?

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while you were collecting stones


rm_Spambalaya 59M
510 posts
12/26/2012 12:56 am

    Quoting rm_Spambalaya:
    If you want your complaints heard, direct them here. The stock is currently trading at 62¢ a share, so they need to know what they're doing wrong before they lose anymore paying members:

    FriendFinder Networks Inc.
    6800 Broken Sound Parkway
    Suite 200
    Boca Raton, FL 33487
    Phone: 561-912-7000
    Fax: 561-912-7038
    Website: http://AdultFriendFinder.com

    Details
    Index Membership: N/A
    Sector: Technology
    Industry: Internet Software & Services
    Full Time Employees: 687

    Business Summary

    FriendFinder Networks Inc., an Internet and technology company, provides services in the social networking and Web-based video sharing markets. It is involved in creating and operating technology platforms, which run various heavily visited Websites in the world comprising AdultFriendFinder.com, AdultFriendFinder.com, AdultFriendFinder.com, AdultFriendFinder.com, AdultFriendFinder.com, AdultFriendFinder.com, and AdultFriendFinder.com, The company operates in two segments, Internet and Entertainment. The Internet segment offers services that include social networking, online personals, premium content, live interactive video, recorded video, online chatrooms, instant messaging, blogs, message board, and free e-mail, as well as photo, video, and voice sharing services through the operation of various social networking, live interactive video, and premium content Websites. This segment also operates JigoCity, a social commerce Website. The Entertainment segment produces and distributes original pictorial and video content; licenses the Penthouse brand to various consumer product companies and entertainment venues; and publishes branded men's lifestyle magazines. FriendFinder Networks Inc. serves visitors, registrants, members, subscribers, and paid users. The company was formerly known as Penthouse Media Group Inc. and changed its name to FriendFinder Networks Inc. in July 2008. FriendFinder Networks Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

    (courtesy AdultFriendFinder Finance)
From the FriendFinder Networks corporate website:

Contact Us

Corporate Office
Florida:
6800 Broken Sound Parkway
Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL 33487
P: 561-912-7000
F: 561-912-7038

We also have offices in:

New York:
20 Broad Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10005
P: 212-702-6000
F: 212-702-6262

California:
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Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Toll Free:
888-575-8383
P: 408-745-5400
F: 408-745-5675

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P: 310-280-1900
F: 310-280-1938

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Las Vegas:
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Toll Free:
888-434-0599
P: 702-434-0599
F: 702-434-9714


rm_Spambalaya 59M
510 posts
12/26/2012 12:37 am

If you want your complaints heard, direct them here. The stock is currently trading at 62¢ a share, so they need to know what they're doing wrong before they lose anymore paying members:

FriendFinder Networks Inc.
6800 Broken Sound Parkway
Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL 33487
Phone: 561-912-7000
Fax: 561-912-7038
Website: http://AdultFriendFinder.com

Details
Index Membership: N/A
Sector: Technology
Industry: Internet Software & Services
Full Time Employees: 687

Business Summary

FriendFinder Networks Inc., an Internet and technology company, provides services in the social networking and Web-based video sharing markets. It is involved in creating and operating technology platforms, which run various heavily visited Websites in the world comprising AdultFriendFinder.com, AdultFriendFinder.com, AdultFriendFinder.com, AdultFriendFinder.com, AdultFriendFinder.com, AdultFriendFinder.com, and AdultFriendFinder.com, The company operates in two segments, Internet and Entertainment. The Internet segment offers services that include social networking, online personals, premium content, live interactive video, recorded video, online chatrooms, instant messaging, blogs, message board, and free e-mail, as well as photo, video, and voice sharing services through the operation of various social networking, live interactive video, and premium content Websites. This segment also operates JigoCity, a social commerce Website. The Entertainment segment produces and distributes original pictorial and video content; licenses the Penthouse brand to various consumer product companies and entertainment venues; and publishes branded men's lifestyle magazines. FriendFinder Networks Inc. serves visitors, registrants, members, subscribers, and paid users. The company was formerly known as Penthouse Media Group Inc. and changed its name to FriendFinder Networks Inc. in July 2008. FriendFinder Networks Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.

(courtesy AdultFriendFinder Finance)


regs1952 69M

12/25/2012 9:27 pm

I take it the message centre which took a back seat to fixing the notifications system will take a back seat to screwing up the home page now that site has decided to screw around with other stuff that worked eh?

"New Message Centre" font is still so small it is mostly unusable as far as I'm concerned. That page doesn't work in windows like any other page on the site.
There must be a maximum amount of characters allowed in a message now too eh?
I sent a message today and the first two lines of my attached profile were all that show as being sent. Oh and most of the emoticons don't work in the new message centre either.

As you well know we had to go to yahoo messenger because it took three or four emails to you to get the whole message I tried to send regarding the last issue we discussed. What is the maximum and how does that make the message centre usable? I guarantee it's way too small for an email system but hey we are going to be the new facebook right? I guess it might work for an instant message system but hey that won't work either because the delays around here with email/messages actually being sent can range from hours to days to not at all. I sent at least six emails in November that never were received on the other end and don't show anywhere as being sent. There is nothing that even does get sent that shows in the sent file on the old messenger anymore either. Some that show in the new message centre actually aren't getting to the other end. Some are just lost completely in cyber space.

Notifications are still a complete nightmare that reset the preferences whenever they want and the notification time stamps are always wrong. A message left right now has a time stamp of being sent an hour ago. Oh and I get the damned notifications with every setting set to NO notifications for anything. The whole notification system is completely useless since they changed it months ago as far as I'm concerned.

I have no need for email notifications being sent to my real life email inbox a day or even two days after I have already seen said info on the site. I got one this morning that said someone viewed my profile 21 hours ago, ah I kinda already knew that, like yesterday.

While I'm at it who actually wants a link to link their A*F*F stuff to google or twitter. I got nothing to hide and even I don't want that. Jesus what asshat came up with that idea? Oh wait I bet Google and Twitter pay site for that right?

Security is obviously not being very highly scrutinized either or what happened with my email couldn't have happened. I'm still really pissed about that and how it was pulled off.

Now I fully realize that some/or most of these things really have little to do with this post or the new home page but in actuality they do because everything that gets changed around here always seems to screw other shit up that just gets left screwed up as they forge boldly ahead with new screw ups.

Just by the by, what was actually wrong with the old home page that won't be wrong with the new one when they move on to something else? The preferences aren't adhered to on the old one and from what I've read so far aren't being on the new one either? Nothing has changed on the scammer/spammer front either. I reported a blog over a month ago for being a blatant add and nothing else for another site and you know what? Still right there, only one post an add for another scam pay site. Just keep stuffing new half finished shit down our throats and telling us it's what we want long enough and the exodus will likely continue.

Long and short, I'm getting pretty disgusted with the whole damned thing. I've stayed so far because somehow I fulfilled the requirements for the free six months add-on. That runs out on the 19th of March if I'm not mistaken? I won't be paying for this crap again if it doesn't get straightened out pretty damned quick. I'm not interested in staying as a Standard either. So if ya all want my money again best get the whip and chair out and get the monkeys in real fix-it mode.

I know I'm just one old fart and don't matter in the grand scheme around here, you all want the young and hip and that's fine. Just keep in mind that there are a lot of folks leaving (paying members too). I guess that doesn't matter much though or some of the crap that's driving us all away would be getting straightened out for real before site moves along to messing with other shit that actually worked quite well to start with.

Now that I got that shit off my chest I may go and look at the new home page and see what doesn't work there. I may not either because it seems that site decides how and what we like by how many use it? I guess the numbers will say we all really like everything when we no longer have any options around here eh?


shyviolette 61F
9346 posts
12/25/2012 7:26 pm

where did the "Activity Bonus" link go?? maybe you don't want us to be able to see that so you don't have to give us the free 6 months...??

why did the link to "My main blog" disappear and now become "Create a Blog Post" ? i don't need that link...i can do that when i get to my main blog!!

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yuh1980 41M
65 posts
12/25/2012 6:35 am

merry christmas


Spirit6669 55M
2234 posts
12/25/2012 2:02 am

Happy Phucking Christmas AFFers !!!

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4437 posts
12/24/2012 4:49 am

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Spirit6669 55M
2234 posts
12/24/2012 1:39 am

Aryana. The point raised by JapaneseArse (not quoted due to space considerations ) re activity bonus link is important. If you do not make this prominent people will lose out, and think you are trying to make it harder for them to get their free entitlement. It is easy to slip up and miss something for one month out of twelve so handy reference point important.

Considered in conjunction with the whole 'Autorenew turning itself on' saga, members will be led to believe that things are being stacked against them, seemingly always to their financial detriment, and to the financial advantage of the company.

Spirit6669
BLOG : Spirit6669 .. 21st Century Zen


japaneseass 54F
50203 posts
12/24/2012 1:09 am

Subject: My Activity Bonus link missing

Aryana,

where is the link to to "My Activity Bonus" in the new home page?

In old home page, i have the link, and if i meet the certain requirement, i get free 6-month bonus after a year.

I diligently keep track of my requirements though the link, and to prove i have met all the requirement, i take screen shot of my progress every month.

So the link is very important to me and other members.

I will appreciate if you can add the link in the new home page.

Please let me know something.


dnafun11 48M/47F
2844 posts
12/23/2012 5:47 pm

Not to thrilled with the new home page. Seems to me you guys are really tying to emulate a certain social site with the lay out of the new message center and home page. Not to mention the choice of blue.

We are not too impressed with it at all as we don't care for that social site at all. Won't even get into the fact that nothing on the home page is relevant to us and our interests. It is full of people and activities far outside our area which is of zero interest to us. How is an update for some guy in Mexico going to affect what we do here? It's not. There's not one profile there in your new line up of updates that is remotely in our area. I am far more likely to see someone from 1000+ miles away than we are 150 miles away which is our outer distance limits.

We leave the home page the moment we sign in and will continue to do so since there seems to be an insistence on Various, Inc.'s part to present to us profiles and materials that are of zero interest to us. We're a couple and we already pay to use the site. Please stop shoving down our throats the bait you use to get the single guys to pony up their credit cards. It's not impressive in any way.

Quit trying to be something you are not. If you keep copying other sites Mr. Zuckerberg may want some royalties. Try being your own site. You may want to focus on the things that are broke here as people have been asking you to do for some time rather than making changes that really don't make a difference if people are leaving because the site doesn't work as it should.

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rm_FXSBOB3 45M
4437 posts
12/23/2012 3:07 pm

    Quoting Spirit6669:
    I agree. I've been querying this recently too via the Live Group, this was the reply from Community:

    "When I check the queues myself, I don't see any lags and service seems normal and appropriate. Right now, I (or the tech team) can't see what may be causing things to appear as slowly as some users are mentioning. So please send a message to the email provided in the previous post with that info so we can figure out what's going on."



    Of course the problem is clearly visible to the average member pretty much every day, I wonder why someone from the company doesn't use the site as a member does daily (clearly they don't, as this 'head in sand' denial happens all the time, as we all know)), surely they would then see and understand the issues we experience every day instead of saying 'dunno what you're talking about', Site Support do that all the time too, and we all know about 'Customer Service'


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CampoGirl 55F  
43434 posts
12/23/2012 1:45 pm

I'll be impressed when my group "The secret garden " Works... Ive called weeks ago... It disappeared 2 weeks after starting it.

You fix that and i'll be happy to give you feedback on what you want.

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Spirit6669 55M
2234 posts
12/23/2012 11:05 am

    Quoting Sexy_SandraD:
    I too wish that the site would focus on what matters most to us.
    The delay in blog posts and comments is sucking the fun out of blogging.
I agree. I've been querying this recently too via the Live Group, this was the reply from Community:

"When I check the queues myself, I don't see any lags and service seems normal and appropriate. Right now, I (or the tech team) can't see what may be causing things to appear as slowly as some users are mentioning. So please send a message to the email provided in the previous post with that info so we can figure out what's going on."



Of course the problem is clearly visible to the average member pretty much every day, I wonder why someone from the company doesn't use the site as a member does daily (clearly they don't, as this 'head in sand' denial happens all the time, as we all know)), surely they would then see and understand the issues we experience every day instead of saying 'dunno what you're talking about', Site Support do that all the time too, and we all know about 'Customer Service'



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aspiringbo 40M  
791 posts
12/23/2012 6:06 am

Seems like you all have a lot of fixing to do after your most recent fix. Another one for the log: though my email preferences say "do not email" when another person views me, I'm now getting those views emailed to me, immediately, one-by-one. Please fix.

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LadyLuck2 64F  
9049 posts
12/23/2012 2:16 am

Why in the world would I want to know that some snot nosed 18 year old has a like on his latest photo? Is that really what's most important to put on a home page? Get real!

Never ignore those who care for you
you will have lost diamonds
while you were collecting stones


rm_AlwayssFun69 27M
1 post
12/23/2012 12:41 am

Annoying feeds.


Spirit6669 55M
2234 posts
12/22/2012 5:03 pm

thanks, merry christmas and a peaceful new year !

Spirit6669
BLOG : Spirit6669 .. 21st Century Zen


Spirit6669 55M
2234 posts
12/22/2012 8:20 am

    Quoting needluv694me:
    Ummm, Comanchera69....d'ya think you could maybe go back to a size 3 or 4 font instead of sucking up my screen space with size 10? I mean, I know you're trying to make a point, but a bold size 4 would probably do the job just as well.
    .

Here, here ! Not that I don't agree with the sentiments, because for the most part I do, but a bit OTT... I could hardly get on the page for all the big letters Seriously, a lot of folks only read the first page, if that is mostly taken up by one comment, not really fair or helpful to discussion, again NOT that I don't agree with the poster

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needluv694me 75M  
569 posts
12/22/2012 6:18 am

Ummm, Comanchera69....d'ya think you could maybe go back to a size 3 or 4 font instead of sucking up my screen space with size 10? I mean, I know you're trying to make a point, but a bold size 4 would probably do the job just as well.
.


winonabimale 52M
230 posts
12/21/2012 5:44 pm

Well, now this is odd. I spent 15 to 20 minutes crafting a response earlier today to this thread about the things I thought were good and the things I disliked. However, it's not posted. Hmmmmm.....

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needluv694me 75M  
569 posts
12/21/2012 6:58 am

    Quoting FullOn4U:
    I'm sorry but that simply isn't true.

    Not one of the women appearing in the Activities section on my homepage is in the UK. The US, Canada, Brazil, Switzerland... all way outside my cupid settings.

    Another thing that's gone missing is my Activities Bonus - I can see why you'd like to prevent me from checking how I'm progressing to get my free membership extension...
I agree with the last comment about the Activities Bonus...I'd like to see "My activities bonus" to make sure I actually GET the bonus. If you're planning to get rid of the bonus, OK, but you can't really remove it from people who have already paid and are expecting it. They WILL notice if it doesn't automatically appear. And removing access to the progress report in the hope that people will miss a month of requirements and thus forfeit the bonus isn't fair either.
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JN63JPN 58F  
27159 posts
12/21/2012 5:49 am

Furthermore, I don't need the site to tell me how many pics/vids I have on my profile or how many friends I have in my network. I'd rather see the link to the who's viewed me page, new friends invites and email back. These were helpful and useful links. Why did you trash something that was useful and put in useless info instead?

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winonabimale 52M
230 posts
12/21/2012 5:28 am

I don't mind the new page. There are some things about it that I actually like. My Blogs, My Groups (thanks for bringing that one back to the homepage). I don't even mind the tabs up top too much, but it was more convenient to see the hottest stuff and live feeds on a single page without a click.

Here's what I don't like: on every new homepage you still list the most popular blogs, groups, etc...it's a self fulfilling prophecy. If you put something on the front page, they are going to get more hits. Why not have random blogs/groups or local blogs/groups on the front page instead of "the cool kids" who get more hits because you're promoting them? Also, what's with the activity feed? Show me what my friends or locals are doing, not someone I'll never meet or even say hi to. Lastly, email notifications: now I'm getting emailed every time someone looks at my profile (even though I had my preference set to once a day)? That will get irritating really fast.

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FullOn4U 56M
20399 posts
12/21/2012 2:40 am

    Quoting community:
    Activities should match your gender and age settings, but not distance. If you're seeing both men and couples but that is not a part of your settings, then it is a bug. I'll look into this right now.
Why don't Activities match distance? I set distance in my Cupid Settings precisely so that I don't get inundated with information about women thousands of miles away from me.

And why don't you apply "looking for" criteria to matches? What point is there in matching gender if you don't match sexuality?

Why do I get the feeling that you want me to look at pictures rather than interact with real people?


rm_cherimore 61F
11156 posts
12/20/2012 11:34 pm

I just saw a change on the New homepage under 'My Blogs' to the left. Earlier, I saw the first as 'My own blog' and when I click goes to my own blog home. But now that got replaced, and show me 'Create a blog post'. When I click on it, it don't go to post a blog page, instead it show me to 'Edit Your Blog Settings' page.

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rm_cherimore 61F
11156 posts
12/20/2012 8:07 pm

Well, the Latest Activity on the center bottom of the new homepage look like stop working.


MyHeartLost4U 56M
2444 posts
12/20/2012 7:26 pm

Found the problem with the email notifications. It seems that the "notification" alert on the site navigational bar settings override the settings done in the members account manager.


MyHeartLost4U 56M
2444 posts
12/20/2012 7:13 pm

    Quoting community:
    There isn't exactly a bug. There is a new email notification campaign that was launched an hour ago. If you have all the email notification preferences OFF, you would not get any mail. If you have selected ONE type of email notification as ON, then the new email digest would be sent.
Aryana, below is a screenshot of my email notification settings. I have not changed them for at least a year.

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rdy2try4 56F  
3292 posts
12/20/2012 6:37 pm

Quoting: community replies on 12/20/2012 9:11 pm: Hi rdy, let me just first clear up that I didn't say it was raved about. I said that it was winning in AB testing phase, which means the new message center was being used by a higher percentage of users than the old message center. That being said, this is all still in test phase. When on the new home page, there is a survey you can also fill out if you wish to share more of your feedback.
.
Okay, however, the majority of the site is complaining about it. I am not getting how it is getting that part. I know I was 'forced' to use it and couldn't get back to the old one, so I hope that didn't count as I was using it therefore....
.
As for it being still in a test phase this message is posting on our screens as we speak: On 1/15/2013, we're retiring the old version of the Message Center. But we know you'll love our new design. Everyone does NOT love it and this sounds pretty final, not in a test phase.
.
I just hate seeing things like that and now this new main page and everyone disliking it as much as they are and it is still pushed through and our voices do not seem to be heard. I have filled out just about every survey that I could on all issues since I started on here. I just think options should be left rather than keep alienating the people here.


mortylicious 40F
12347 posts
12/20/2012 6:19 pm

Can i ask why this message is showing up alot when im clicking on certain memebers profiles or trying to add bling to my blog

Application Error
Our engineers have been sent a message about this
error. Please go back and try again.


Is there a gitch or bug going round, im only back a day so havent noticed it before, sorry for posting it here as i know its not relevant to the blog post but if i send you a mail regarding it,
i very much doubt you would have answered it as you have never responded to any in the past but i am wondering why this is showing up alot since i came back, thank you

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AlvinBooth 67M
5468 posts
12/20/2012 6:06 pm

Being a standard member my opinion means doodly squat but I'm going to say it any way. You guys keep messing with all this ..... fluff .... crap. Why don't you make changes to this site that really make a positive impact on the use of it. Number one is make the block feature in the blogs include blocking any posts from the person being blocked from being seen across the whole forum. You do that sort of thing in chat rooms.

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rdy2try4 56F  
3292 posts
12/20/2012 5:46 pm

    Quoting community:
    Right now it's in an AB test mode. So we'll be tracking results of the test over the next couple of weeks to see which version is preferred. In the meantime, we're taking in feedback, and so far the biggest issue has to do with what members see in their activity feed. We do intend on those activities to eventually be highlighting news from your friend network and hotlist, although there are no discussions right now about removing images from the activity feed altogether.
I am not trying to just be argumentative here, honestly. I am, however, going to say that you supposedly 'tested' the new message center and just about everyone but a small handful have been very verbal about NOT liking it or wanting it, yet you posted it was rated highly and raved about. I am not sure where that came from as seriously, most people like the message center as it is and do NOT want the new one and no one seems to be listening. It will be put upon us like it or not. Most prefer the old one from what I see, and I just wish when we are asked that our input actually matched the results i.e. let us have the 'option' on these things please.


community replies on 12/20/2012 6:11 pm:
Hi rdy, let me just first clear up that I didn't say it was raved about. I said that it was winning in AB testing phase, which means the new message center was being used by a higher percentage of users than the old message center. That being said, this is all still in test phase. When on the new home page, there is a survey you can also fill out if you wish to share more of your feedback.

MyHeartLost4U 56M
2444 posts
12/20/2012 5:41 pm

Well is seems that the new home page design has definitely produced bugs in the system; specifically to the email notifications sent to registered email account of members.

It appears that all my account settings are going out the door in concerns to notifications sent to my register email account.

This time I have received an email notification that a member responded to a group posting of mine. The crazy thing is....the group post they responded too was not a posting authored by me. In fact the posting was authored by you, Aryana, in the Live from AdultFriendFinder group. No, I do not have any postings on my "Watched Threads" list. The only conclusion that I come up with is that the member is in my network of friends. However, their posting made had absolutely no relation to doing with me; thus, I should not receive notification regardless, but I am.


rm_cherimore 61F
11156 posts
12/20/2012 5:37 pm

Well, I just checked on the new homepage style of mine again. I now see something on the Latest Activity. Also noticed the Activities Bar on the bottom gone.

It show as what I had set on my activities bar on the bottom if I use the Original style of homepage. Only showing my Network friends activities I had checked to see.

The last few days I saw a lot of unknown members pop up alerting me of their activities issue was gone on the Activities Bar(when I am not using the new homepage style), and now fixed seeing back my network friend if I use the new homepage style on the latest Activity section in the center. So now I see where the Activities bar feature will be going using the new homepage style. I think that a very good idea as the Activities bar on the bottom is very annoying to have.


MyHeartLost4U 56M
2444 posts
12/20/2012 4:57 pm

There is apparently another bug.

I am receiving emails to the my register email account of notifications that my profile was viewed. This is something that I opt out from in my account settings of email notifications. Furthermore, I just checked those settings, and they have not changed.

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mortylicious 40F
12347 posts
12/20/2012 4:51 pm

Do we have a choice whether we want it or not, i know we do now as we are given the option to go back to the orginal at the moment but will we be forced to eventually take it on ???

If we have to eventually take it on, is there gonna be an option to not view the pics that show up as there too in your face and im getting alot of of guy on guy pics showing up on mine.

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rm_cherimore 61F
11156 posts
12/20/2012 4:36 pm

This is my opinion on what I see regarding to the new homepage
without know what bug issues they might be.

I think I prefer this then the present style(original). The present(original) is just fill up with too much of nearly the same kind of image. It smart to put them, What'Hot and Live action into not visible unless someone interest, they then click on the new button to check.

Next is about the top left corner where show my profile photo. For the new email,there is already a email button on the AdultFriendFinder tool bar.Most of the other stuff can be found under 'My stuff' button if one interest to look on those stuffs of theirs. Don't bother me much with the new style on this.

With the 'my blogs' and 'my groups' showing on homepage is very good idea. But since some of you might watch more then 4 blogs other then their own, and also they might be in more groups, it might be a good idea to add a button beside this the 'My Blogs' and 'My Groups'to click to view more of blogs they watched and more group they are in.

I don't see any Latest Activity, not sure why. It blank and I look on my cupid preference setting(not sure if that where to look)Cupid setting was checked to my choice. So not sure why not showing anything at all.

All the rest look ok to me to the right side.


clm_21017 50M
1048 posts
12/20/2012 4:35 pm

bring back silver membership


rdy2try4 56F  
3292 posts
12/20/2012 3:20 pm

Nice.. and now Tom Cruise is on my page and is only 22 in India using the profile sexyboy233234 And no one noticed this?? LOL sexyboy233234


rdy2try4 56F  
3292 posts
12/20/2012 3:12 pm

For the sake of argument I went back and counted. I have no less than 7 photos of men's penis' so close up I can look down their urethra, and they all had semen all over their dick and their hand. This is just gross.... sorry. I am not turned on nor interested in looking at anything on their profile by that photo....there were more penis photo without the semen. I had about 2 face photos. Of the photos there all of them but 3 were from Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Guatamala, and other foreign countries. The ones from the U.S. were from California. I am in Michigan for the record. The ages went from as young as 22 up to 72.


MyHeartLost4U 56M
2444 posts
12/20/2012 3:12 pm

    Quoting community:
    Activities should match your gender and age settings, but not distance. If you're seeing both men and couples but that is not a part of your settings, then it is a bug. I'll look into this right now.
What I have checked on my "Cupid Settings" is
woman
couple (man and woman)
group
couple (2 women)

I do not have Men or couple (man and man) checked.

The distance I do not have specified with the cupid settings though.

Anyhow, the "latest activities" shown on the new home page of mine is showing the activities of male members; furthermore, from countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Austria, UK.


rdy2try4 56F  
3292 posts
12/20/2012 3:04 pm

    Quoting JN63JPN:
    I'm not thrilled with the latest activity section. I, for one, am NOT interested in seeing a bunch of dudes' new cock pics. The latest activity should be a tab at the top as well.

    Where did the shortcut to my emails go? I'd prefer to see a preview of my message center where the latest activities is sitting now.

    Glad to see the link to the bling manager back on the home page, tho.
I can't agree more. I clicked over and immediately clicked right back off. I had the most giant wall of international dicks shoved in my face and that was a TOTAL turn off. No faces, just closeups of men jerking off and squeezing it so hard it is purple and blue. This is NOT a turn on at all for me. I do think it should be a 'tab', great idea there JN!!
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I can note that this is not my cupid settings either as I have couples as well as almost everyone one of the photos was/is international. I can sympathize totally with the men not wanting to turn it on and see other men's dicks in their faces, I don't want to see some woman spreading her crotch open with semen all over it. I DID have one of those and it really turned me off. It was at that point I clicked it off. That was on a 'couples' profile, which I don't have in my cupid settings at all.
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I am sure there will be those that like this, but my vote is NO... go for making another tab. Leave the option to use the old one. Btw, didn't we JUST REDO this page as we all chimed in on what tabs and everything? Why are we doing this again when there are larger problems here?? We post and state yet our voices are not really heard it seems..sorry.


FullOn4U 56M
20399 posts
12/20/2012 2:11 pm

    Quoting community:
    What shows up currently in your activity feed is based on one's Cupid settings. In the future, users will be able to customize their feed according to their Friend network and Hot List.
I'm sorry but that simply isn't true.

Not one of the women appearing in the Activities section on my homepage is in the UK. The US, Canada, Brazil, Switzerland... all way outside my cupid settings.

Another thing that's gone missing is my Activities Bonus - I can see why you'd like to prevent me from checking how I'm progressing to get my free membership extension...


JustALexGuy 49M
63 posts
12/20/2012 2:08 pm

I like the general format and functionality but I think some of the content and links need to be need some work.

Here's some of my thoughts:

(1) The list under the member's profile on the upper left is either useless, redundant or incomplete when compared to the old version. For example, "Photos" and "Videos". Who's? Mine? The old version has "Manage: My Photos | My Videos". Perhaps using the same stuff on the old version in the new format will be better.

(2) The Community box on the right side: either get rid of it totally or trim it down by removing the graphics and text size so that it doesn't make the entire page twice as long as it should be.

(3) I understand the need for advertisements, especially for helping to offset the cost of allowing free memberships, but one is enough for free members and maybe should be none for paid memberships.

(4) It took me a few minutes to realize the "140" under "My Status" was for the characters remaining when entering a status update.

(5) There is a "Upload Photos/Videos" link on the left above "My Status" and a "Upload" button on the top menu. Only one is needed. I vote to get rid of the left one.

(6) I like the new tabbed area at the top. If this new format becomes permanent, I hope other pages adopt this where appropriate such as the "Members interested in" page where you can see who's viewed/hotlisted/winked you.

This is a good start, and probably the best preview of a new feature you all have given us. Still needs some work and polish by someone that's an expert in user interfaces rather than just some nerdy programmer more worried about how it works than how it looks.


FullOn4U 56M
20399 posts
12/20/2012 1:55 pm

I'd like My Online Matches to take into consideration my cupid settings. I'd also like them to take into consideration the sexuality of the women I'm shown - there really is no point in showing me profiles of lesbians, not too surprisingly they are not "matches". Though that is a criticism of the old homepage too.

I don't understand why you've moved "Viewed by" into the pull down menus but have put links to my own photos and videos on my homepage. I don't look at my own photos, I have no interest in videos (I don't even have any videos).

I see absolutely no point in making "Activities" international, or having so many presented. Why do I care that some women thousands of miles away have uploaded new photos? The activities of strangers are of absolutely no interest to me. They are irrelevant - I will not take any interest in them, I won't scroll down the page to see which women in the US have loaded a new photo. It's just a waste of space. If your aim is to help people meet up then keep it local and relevant.

I do wonder if you only show international activities in an attempt to cover up the lack of local ones...

At least you've put back the link to my own blog - don't know why you took that away the last time you updated the homepage.


JN63JPN 58F  
27159 posts
12/20/2012 1:55 pm

I'm not thrilled with the latest activity section. I, for one, am NOT interested in seeing a bunch of dudes' new cock pics. The latest activity should be a tab at the top as well.

Where did the shortcut to my emails go? I'd prefer to see a preview of my message center where the latest activities is sitting now.

Glad to see the link to the bling manager back on the home page, tho.

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MyHeartLost4U 56M
2444 posts
12/20/2012 1:45 pm

I like the design of the Tabs at the top; however, I am not impressed with the "Latest Activity" section of the design.

Personally I can care less what the activities of members from all over the world.

What I would suggest would be to changing the "Latest Activity" feed to be based upon the members geographical locations or cupid settings, or/and their Network of Friends they have.

I really do not think that many members really are interested in the activities of members that are not a "match" for them. Basically what I am trying to express is that majority of members that live in the U.S. really are not going to be interested in the activities of those in other countries, and visa versa.


buxombbw4u 53F
16125 posts
12/20/2012 1:31 pm

I *think* I like it. But a question about the "latest activities" column... is that the latest activities across the entire site? Or is there a way to maybe tailor that to the latest activities of my network? Just it seems useless to me to know what some dude in Latviz is uploading or what video some chick in Uruguay just added.

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