New Friends, Groups, and Blog upgrades live!  

Andrew 53M  
1875 posts
5/16/2006 12:13 am

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New Friends, Groups, and Blog upgrades live!

After weeks of development, we are finally live with upgrades to friends, groups, and blogs.

Friend network
- If either side of a friendship removes the other, the "friendship" is over for both.
- "Cool New People" will now show samples of members near you who are friendly.
- Fixed testimonials so that they show up on your profile (bug).
- Fixed friends presentation on profiles so a nice selection of your friends show up.
- Friends can be sorted by Date Accepted , Last Visit, Handle, Age, Gender, Location, and Title.
- Software optimized to greatly speed up the time needed to show pages of friends (for members with more then 500 friends).
- Can remove pending and declined invites to others (sorted lots of ways including Date Sent)

Groups
- All listings of people include links to their blogs
- When viewing active members of a group, you'll only see the members who's profiles are on (you will still see posts made by them).
- Very large groups should see considerably faster page loads of group members.
- Can sort group members by Date Joined, Last Visit, Number of Posts, Handle, Thumbnail, Age, Sex, Profile Title and Location.
- Banned members should be thwarted to quit and rejoin the group.

Blogs

Uploaded photos in your blogs can now be clicked on to view a larger version of it (only photos loaded since the upgrades).

Really want to thank you all for your support, feedback and patience during this process. The upgrades are the first step in improving the experience in these areas - expect improvements to continue!

As a note, we are currently working on improving site speed related to these changes (have to be live before can optimize distribution/etc).

Andrew


rm_DaphneR 62F
8019 posts
5/15/2006 4:18 pm

WooHoo! You also fixed the "View All" on recents posts. Instead of showing just one page you now get to the last 14 days of the most recent blog posts. Good job!

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


Andrew replies on 5/15/2006 11:18 pm:
Glad you like it!

GoddessOfTheDawn 109F
11240 posts
5/15/2006 4:35 pm


thanx

~ waitz for updates to complete ~


rm_1hotwahine 67F
21089 posts
5/15/2006 5:08 pm

The ability to see blog photos larger is WONDERFUL. Thanks for that and also for keeping us up to date. Knowing what's going on really helps the patience factor.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


Andrew replies on 5/15/2006 11:13 pm:

papyrina 55F
21123 posts
5/15/2006 5:29 pm

thankyou


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


Andrew replies on 5/15/2006 11:14 pm:
yw

MyHeartLost4U 56M
2337 posts
5/15/2006 5:53 pm

Congrats on getting the fuse to stay lit this time for the updates!!!

I like the new look very much; however, in concerns to the Groups I have 3 Q's to ask.

1- Members that do not post in the set time frame are being listed in the Associated Member Listing. Am I correct in thinking that the member has to leave the group and rejoin the group if they wish to be active in the group?

2- There are members that "ghost" into groups to try and cause disturbances in groups. If the Moderator bans that member (or any member) are they still going to have a back-door back into the group by leaving and rejoining the group?

3- As Moderators of Groups, what are our options to keep an abusive member from using the leave and rejoin a group permanently banned from the group? This is problem that does occur in several groups and the Abuse Team is at times reluctant in helping resolve the situation when they occur.


I do not mean to be a pain in the ass or a thorn in the side Andrew, but this a concern of several moderators of groups when it comes to banning members that have conflicts with other members within groups or TOU are being violated.

Once again thank you for all you been doing and to your programming staff too.
Nick


Andrew replies on 5/15/2006 11:15 pm:
1. They can still post

2. I was told that it works now

3. See #2.

papyrina 55F
21123 posts
5/15/2006 5:57 pm

paps has tried pics and networks and is a happy papy


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


007sexy40plus 55F  
7589 posts
5/15/2006 6:20 pm

Thanks for working so hard to make things better here.

I have three people I invited to my network and they were there before now they are not and people who had deleted me from their networks and I deleted a few and is now back in mine.

I hope they don't think I deleted them, then again they may have deleted me.

I am the real deal! "Come Get Me!!!"


Andrew replies on 5/15/2006 11:25 pm:
Could be related to the data migration - hopefully more stable now.

Toodela 63M
1746 posts
5/15/2006 7:04 pm

This update is so welcome! Thank you and your staff Judging from the comments here, I shudder to think how everybody could be pleased on this intricate web!

I have only one annoyance ... and I think it might also help with speed? ... not sure though. When one views all members on the group and sort by location, for example, and then ban a member, the subsequent list that loads is not sorted and has to be re-sorted by hitting location. This is quite a time factor and accesses the server each time a member is banned.

Otherwise, still test driving Well done!

ÿ


Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.

~One Minute in Life~



Andrew replies on 5/15/2006 11:28 pm:
yah - should be a popup!

kagey24 59F
393 posts
5/15/2006 7:20 pm

    Quoting MyHeartLost4U:
    Congrats on getting the fuse to stay lit this time for the updates!!!

    I like the new look very much; however, in concerns to the Groups I have 3 Q's to ask.

    1- Members that do not post in the set time frame are being listed in the Associated Member Listing. Am I correct in thinking that the member has to leave the group and rejoin the group if they wish to be active in the group?

    2- There are members that "ghost" into groups to try and cause disturbances in groups. If the Moderator bans that member (or any member) are they still going to have a back-door back into the group by leaving and rejoining the group?

    3- As Moderators of Groups, what are our options to keep an abusive member from using the leave and rejoin a group permanently banned from the group? This is problem that does occur in several groups and the Abuse Team is at times reluctant in helping resolve the situation when they occur.

    I do not mean to be a pain in the ass or a thorn in the side Andrew, but this a concern of several moderators of groups when it comes to banning members that have conflicts with other members within groups or TOU are being violated.

    Once again thank you for all you been doing and to your programming staff too.
    Nick
Your1DreamLover ... awesome questions my dear .. I would like to know the answers to those 3 quesions also!!! If I ban a member, I don't want them sneaking in the backdoor !!

Luvpump (CE I have to say so far .. the group updates are awesome .. I haven't done a full check but quite impressed !!!

Thanks for you hard work and listening to our suggestions and I hope you continue to be here for us .. for the duration !!! Hmmm time for a well deserved holiday .... but don't go for long .. we will have more suggestions to come .. I am sure ... Hey ever been to Toronto ??

Karen


Kissing is my kinda language
{=}

Toronto BBW


Andrew replies on 5/16/2006 12:01 am:
Thanks - not been there yet... but would like to... planing CA=>Chi=>NY and back road trip this summer.

snatchy71 49F
3902 posts
5/15/2006 10:38 pm

yes that is so needed with the photos yum this could be a great deal of fun. . .
thank you luvsnatch


Andrew replies on 5/16/2006 12:06 am:
Glad u like the photos

Toodela 63M
1746 posts
5/16/2006 1:41 am

I'm not sure if this has been raised ....

I cannot view Associate members in my group
I cannot make a post in my group

Is it a bug or settings? ... I disabled members posting polls ...

Just want to add ... GREAT work on the speed

ÿ


Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.

~One Minute in Life~



Toodela 63M
1746 posts
5/16/2006 6:05 am

Hey ... who is this guy on my profile? ... who has my pics??!!

I donwannabe this guy!! L((

ÿ


Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.

~One Minute in Life~



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