Upcoming upgrades to blogs, groups, etc  

Andrew 53M  
1875 posts
8/13/2006 1:29 am

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Upcoming upgrades to blogs, groups, etc

We plan to go live with a bunch of new features
in blogs, groups, advice lines, articles, search results, etc by this coming Thursday (Aug 17th). Many of these ideas were ones that came out of the member posts in my blog - thanks for all your feedback!

  • Allow some blog posts to be read-only (disallow comments on specific posts)
  • Add underline button to text form toolbar
  • Blog owners can set posts to require pre-approval of comments by them (like testimonials)
  • Allow friends to get "permanent" pre-approval in a member's blog (see above)
  • Links in Blogs to Owner's Private Chat Rooms
  • Add quote & respond a la blogs to Groups/Magazine
  • Allow photos in Groups, Magazine and Blogs replies/postings (testing for premium members only)
  • Group associate moderators (moderator can pick who else can co-moderate)
  • Allow moderators to invite people overriding membership restrictions
  • Fancier voting system on members photo gallery
  • Add ability for moderators to disable voting in groups
  • Allow premium members written content to be viewed immediately in groups
  • Add Recent Visitors Table to Main Group's Page
  • Interest group moderator settings to turn on/off chat room & show/hide it on main Chat page
  • Show 'pending review' & 'Denied' Status in all written content
  • Add 'Home Town' to profiles
  • Add Individual Blog Post Comment Restrictions
  • "Show Hidden Posts"/"Hide Hidden Posts" links when viewing your own Blog
  • Group all of an Interest Group's polls in a specific 'Polls' section on the group's main page
  • Testing a new Main Page
  • Update layout of chapter pages in Sex Academy Workshops
  • Add "invite to network" links to search results (for Gold only)

    While we have a few more features on the board for the August 30 release, we will be focusing on bugs/cleanup for the next two weeks.


  • DIVISION77 44M
    8326 posts
    8/12/2006 2:06 pm

      Quoting  :

    It's about time you expanded the features for bloggers.

    It took forever to get some of the basic features we have now, and spellcheck STILL doesn't work right.

    I second the motion on the blogger chatroom.

    That would truly be something.

    A chatroom strictly for bloggers...

    You would need a moderator though, as I'm sure there would be drama.

    That's guaranteed.

    DIV

    "My every move is a calculated step, to bring me closer to embrace an early death." -Tupac Shakur


    LilSquirt_4mfm 71M/72F
    3394 posts
    8/12/2006 2:11 pm

    good stuff guy!!!!

    Thank You

    LilJessicaSQuirt
    My ♥ยงΩuirT♥er & MFM Blog

    risking that i will appear to be wierd by saying "thank you" and not just asking for more, lol.


    keithcancook 64M
    18358 posts
    8/12/2006 2:15 pm

    Have y'all considered allowing for any pics to be used in the body of blog posts? Not just the ones in a members profile, but whatever we have to upload?


    kagey24 59F
    393 posts
    8/12/2006 2:17 pm

    Everything sounds great for the groups ... I look forward to the changes and the upgrades

    Thanks

    Kissing is my kinda language
    {=}

    Toronto BBW


    papyrina 55F
    21123 posts
    8/12/2006 3:00 pm

    good luck to all of us thursday

    Well done Andrew if it all works out


    I'm a

    and
    i'm here to stay


    rm_DaphneR 62F
    8019 posts
    8/12/2006 3:30 pm

      Quoting  :

    There are at least two or three groups for bloggers now. Each of those groups have it's own chatroom. You just have to find other people in there.

    Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.


    DIVISION77 44M
    8326 posts
    8/12/2006 4:04 pm

      Quoting rm_DaphneR:
      There are at least two or three groups for bloggers now. Each of those groups have it's own chatroom. You just have to find other people in there.
    Daphne,

    We're not talking about groups.

    A seperate chat area strictly for bloggers.

    Not sure if it would just be limited to silver and gold, though.

    DIV

    "My every move is a calculated step, to bring me closer to embrace an early death." -Tupac Shakur


    DIVISION77 44M
    8326 posts
    8/12/2006 4:07 pm

      Quoting  :



    I agree that the site runs slow and at times has too many bugs.

    I would prefer to see those corrected via a faster server than the extra features, but I also realize that he's trying to please his customers.

    The blogging features we have now are fine for me.

    I'd prefer he just concentrate on improving the efficiency of the site.

    DIV

    "My every move is a calculated step, to bring me closer to embrace an early death." -Tupac Shakur


    DIVISION77 44M
    8326 posts
    8/12/2006 4:10 pm

      Quoting  :

    Ease up, Steven.

    We all know that people are going to disagree and if they have the choice to validate their opinion they will do it.

    Who really cares?

    Your opinion is what counts and you don't really care whether they agree or not.

    Alot of petty people on AdultFriendFinder.

    But you knew that already.

    DIV

    "My every move is a calculated step, to bring me closer to embrace an early death." -Tupac Shakur


    Cozy_Red 55F

    8/12/2006 4:13 pm

    A Bloggers Chatroom would be great, if there is one now, Ive certainly not been able to find it.






    redrobin012057 64F

    8/12/2006 4:43 pm

    Thats great news Andrew...maybe now the groups can be what they were supposed to be.(Big kisses to the programmers for making these new changes possible)Thank you!!


    MissAnnThrope 61F
    11481 posts
    8/12/2006 4:43 pm

      Quoting rm_DaphneR:
      There are at least two or three groups for bloggers now. Each of those groups have it's own chatroom. You just have to find other people in there.
    The only blogger group I know of is the one run by GOTD. There is never anyone in that chat room. Not to mention, standard members do complain they can't get into the group chat rooms. It works for some of them, but not all. The regular chat rooms are open to everyone on the site, not just premium members. I think a bloggers room would be a great idea. Especially if it can be set up like rooms like The Couples Couch and the gay and lesbian rooms, where you have to fit the bill to get in.


    twirly_girl 51F

    8/12/2006 4:56 pm

    I'd like my network to actually reflect correct information.
    I did a clean up and narrowed my network down to 10 people.
    On my page it says I have 20 and when I'm looking at my friends network page, people I removed still show with my friends. When I
    actually go in and view my friends, it only shows the 10 that are supposed to be there.


    I'm very excited about the new features coming!
    (especially the underline feature) hehe
    I would like to see a server upgrade though.
    I have broadband and this site reminds me of my
    slowass dial up days.


    -Nikki


    MyHeartLost4U 56M
    2337 posts
    8/12/2006 5:29 pm

    With the added new features going live hopefully by the 17th, I do hope that the features that will be available to only premium members will be listed in the Secured Order Form for premium membership. That way it will cut down on some of the confusion of members to knowing what feature of the site are paid features and what features are not.


    MyHeartLost4U 56M
    2337 posts
    8/12/2006 6:33 pm

      Quoting  :

    Andrew,

    I think this is something that you should pay serious attention too that is mentioned here.

    Members being able to ban members in the Advice Lines or Article sections will more then likely produce even more abusive behaviors between conflicting members then ever before.

    The reason is that several members in the Advice Lines take many of the responses to them way to personal and at times will 'attack' a member and try to discredit that member in front of other members; consequently, there are two things that an abusive member will do to continue their harassment of a member\members they have a personal conflict with. (1) They will post new topics in order to insult and discredit the member\members they have a conflict with for other members to read; thus, this can cause another (reader) member to becoming abusive towards the member\members that is being posted about with insults. (2) The abusive member will simply work their way around the ban by creating another profile, some of these abusive members refer to a second, third, forth.... profile as a throw away profile because the intentions they have when signed in to it is to harass another member\members and break the TOU of this site by doing so.

    Unfortunately, there is no 100% way to avoid member to members conflicts from happening on this site and especially without ISP Tracking and Blocking of abusive members.

    If I may suggest, test the waters with the new banning feature in the Magazine Sections and Advice Lines for a month and compare the number of calls and emails (reports) of members complaints about abusive members in those sections to the complaints that been emailed in the past. You may find that instead of a decrease there will be an increase.

    Nick


    ella1966 55F
    1524 posts
    8/12/2006 10:00 pm

    Perhaps create a "blogging only" profile, so that the profile can remain open but you can receive emails only from people that have an active profile, plus any other handles of your own choosing? In other words, you allow people to contact you by inclusion rather than exclusion? I know that practically this may be impossible to programme, but just a thought...

    Sorry, this is irrelvant, but just two basic upgrade suggestions to the instant messaging system that might improve it and save some time as well...

    1) The "autoreply" message is only used where there has been no previous message from the sender..it is awkward when you occasionally send a new email from someone you have had previous messaging with and they get the dreaded "autoreply" message, which as far as I can tell, is really only meant to buy time for members sending you their first message/initial contact. Can this be easily programmed in?

    2) Leave some blank free form text so that you can create a couple of your own "Standard Replies" when the ones given are not relevant...Sometimes that means that you have to waste time sending a personal reply and you want the efficiency of sending an autoreply but you can't, because the auto-reply is not relevant or not quite what you want to say you don't like the "tone" of the standard replies..


    rm_1hotwahine 67F
    21089 posts
    8/13/2006 11:37 am

    The first one is the ONE thing on this list that I most value. Yea and thanks.

    Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


    rm_Dianne1959 61F
    334 posts
    8/15/2006 4:24 pm

    Thanks for the changes and Good Luck for Thursday

    Dianne x x x

    Z Dianne Z


    agedinwood757 68F
    297 posts
    8/22/2006 4:25 pm

    thanks for the heads up and trying to make things better.

    I like that chat room idea could you give it a thought

    Margo


    tracy_de_lacy 109F
    9261 posts
    8/23/2006 10:38 am

      Quoting  :

    The chat room idiots would only come and abuse that too

    Bye everyone, it was a blast


    tracy_de_lacy 109F
    9261 posts
    8/23/2006 10:42 am

      Quoting  :

    Isn't there some way you could stop people from outside the site from viewing us? I am aware that if you google search a word, any word that is on a blog title you can see it accidently from outside, you also see the members pic. This leaves us open to people who aren't even signed up to the site to be able to view our blogs. Also I know they can view part profiles and group main pages, complete with members pics, they can read the bulleting board too.

    Isn't there anything that can be done to keep all our activities just on the site? Most people on this site are looking for discretion but it isn't very discreet when the whole of the world wide web can access anything on the site.

    Bye everyone, it was a blast


    mewisemagic3 54M

    8/24/2006 4:20 am

    How about some speed and reliability instead of bells and whistles. This site has difficulty with what it does now how is it going to be with more features?


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