New stuff for Feb 28th release  

Andrew 51M  
1899 posts
2/26/2007 7:40 am

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New stuff for Feb 28th release

Some exciting features coming out this wednesday - you can hear about it first here:

1. You can create signatures for your blog and group posts. This way people can know more about you when you posts.

2. Group moderators can make their posts "sticky" so they always stay at the top of their group post lists. (no need to keep bumping posts)

3. Members can create online bling (small graphical icons) to show off their personality. There will be an online bling editor so you can create icons without any special software. You can put lots of blings on your profile, posts, groups, etc as well as trade, sell, or gift them between members. Who knows the possibilities - should be fun to see what members come up with.

4. Possible super cool improvement in the HTML chatrooms... we hope to have it ready for Wednesday but might be delayed a few days. This upgrade will make text appear faster in the HTML chat as well as eliminate chat "flicker".



MyHeartLost4U 54M
2320 posts
2/26/2007 12:27 am

Question here Andrew,

Will all of these new features be available to Standard members too, considering I would like to testing some of them out to giving feedback on them.

Also, you mention about the chat rooms. Will there ever be anything done to ridding the BOTS that try to redirect members in the chat rooms to other web sites and pay-per-porn sites? I have watched and noticed one common thing in the postings of the BOTS that invade the chat rooms (such as the South Chat Room) and that is they all seem to constantly be using an MSN email address or IM address in the postings.

I have reported many of these BOTS that invade the chat rooms with the "report abuse" link to only seeing it take hours or days before the staff does anything to removing the BOTS. There seems to be need of a better response time when reporting a BOT to the site and especially in the chat rooms.

If you had a dedicated staff member\members to only monitoring abuse reports of BOTS in chat rooms that would immediately look in to the chat room and observe the postings made by a reported BOT and remove them would help keep some of the members from being redirected to other competition sites; otherwise, the longer the BOT remains in a chat room, the more damage that can be caused in several ways; especially when it comes to paid memberships of this site.


Andrew replies on 2/26/2007 7:50 am:
Yes, all these features are available to all members - I believe that gold/silver members get more characters in their signatures.

We have two people 24/7 looking for bots in chat rooms. While we get 95% of the bots, we need to find a way that people in the chat room can block someone (e.g., if 5 people in the room block someone, they are blocked for N hours).


MyHeartLost4U 54M
2320 posts
2/26/2007 1:41 am

Another suggestion here too that might be something that could be used to "pimping up" Blogs and Groups.

A while back we were able to use some of the pure HTML tags in our postings and one that I showed to members was the Scrolling Marquee in the groups and it drew a lot of attention and helped in creating more activity amongst the members.

GoddessoftheDawn noticed that, and placed a posting in her Blog on how to doing the marquee to the Bloggers that I showed in the groups and also drew a lot of attention and became a lot of fun for the Bloggers along with the Group members.

I would think that it would be a simple process to adding the HTML Marquee to the collection of the other BBS tags such as creating tables and etc... since it is only a tag that the user browsers interpret and takes no resources away from the server such as the font tags (bold, italics, underline, color, face) and table tags.

Just an idea Andrew, I think it would be cool to seeing a Marquee on a members Blog description or on a Group of "Welcome to my Blog (title) or Group" scrolling across the screen.

The tag would be simple too. For example:

[marquee direction="right" bgcolor="0000ff" loop="1" behavior="slide" scrollamount="4" scrolldelay="87" height="5%" width="90%]Welcome to My Blog[/marquee]

There are two directions the text could scroll (right or left), the "bgcolor" would declare the color background, the "loop" number would only declare the amount of times the text would go across the screen, "scrollamount" would declare the speed of the text moving, "scrolldelay" would only declare the time between repeating "height" and "width" only defines the dimension of the Marquee. I am sure you know all of this stuff, it is just so others that don't know how the Marquee tag would work.

One thing if you take notice of, many of the members enjoy the use of the BBS tags in postings and also enjoy learning new things that are not always about sex here too

Nick


Andrew replies on 2/26/2007 8:47 am:
Yes, scolling title marquees and other html tags have not been implemented yet as they cause unfair advantage to some people when listing blogs. Hopefully, we can come up with more tags... such as the upcoming [bling 325] tags for (note: you'll see bling here this week)

Megara1970 49F

2/26/2007 2:33 am

I'll have to check these new features out. Thanks for letting us know about them.

Megara1970 Y


steamyandsexybi 46F
2784 posts
2/26/2007 5:34 am

So....that means we can count on all of our profiles, blogs, the ad lines and groups being totally screwed up from all the oncoming glitches, huh?

Thanks for the warning! lol


Andrew replies on 2/26/2007 8:49 am:
I wouldn't count on it

papyrina 53F
21133 posts
2/26/2007 5:36 am

    Quoting MyHeartLost4U:
    Another suggestion here too that might be something that could be used to "pimping up" Blogs and Groups.

    A while back we were able to use some of the pure HTML tags in our postings and one that I showed to members was the Scrolling Marquee in the groups and it drew a lot of attention and helped in creating more activity amongst the members.

    GoddessoftheDawn noticed that, and placed a posting in her Blog on how to doing the marquee to the Bloggers that I showed in the groups and also drew a lot of attention and became a lot of fun for the Bloggers along with the Group members.

    I would think that it would be a simple process to adding the HTML Marquee to the collection of the other BBS tags such as creating tables and etc... since it is only a tag that the user browsers interpret and takes no resources away from the server such as the font tags (bold, italics, underline, color, face) and table tags.

    Just an idea Andrew, I think it would be cool to seeing a Marquee on a members Blog description or on a Group of "Welcome to my Blog (title) or Group" scrolling across the screen.

    The tag would be simple too. For example:

    [marquee direction="right" bgcolor="0000ff" loop="1" behavior="slide" scrollamount="4" scrolldelay="87" height="5%" width="90%]Welcome to My Blog[/marquee]

    There are two directions the text could scroll (right or left), the "bgcolor" would declare the color background, the "loop" number would only declare the amount of times the text would go across the screen, "scrollamount" would declare the speed of the text moving, "scrolldelay" would only declare the time between repeating "height" and "width" only defines the dimension of the Marquee. I am sure you know all of this stuff, it is just so others that don't know how the Marquee tag would work.

    One thing if you take notice of, many of the members enjoy the use of the BBS tags in postings and also enjoy learning new things that are not always about sex here too

    Nick
I enjoyed trying to learn that from you and goddess

look forward to html chat getting faster as flash makes me dizzyand like your dream lover,the bots are every few minutes on an evening in the Greek chat room,always with a differant paying site to go too

And do we lovely standards get all the new bloggy stuff?pleaseeeee


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


tittietoots 68F
2149 posts
2/26/2007 5:39 am

Nice add ons but I agree with Upncum69! You have to get rid of the ability for anyone to google search a name to see our blogs!

Just being me and loving it


Andrew replies on 2/26/2007 8:51 am:
I'll put it on the development list - toggles for viewer access for a blog post (guests, members, friends).

Whispersoftly5 54F
15176 posts
2/26/2007 6:27 am

Very cool! I'm not the most techo-savvy person, so don't take advantage of all the changes you make, but I really like that you're always trying to make improvements to the site. Thanks!


Andrew replies on 2/26/2007 8:52 am:
We love to make things that give members more freedom in their posts - it's cool to see what members do with the tools.

hippiechick1967 40F  
12074 posts
2/26/2007 6:53 am

Nice improvements. I would like to be able to restrict my webcam (i.e. only members in one chat room, only members by handle, etc.). Are you thinking about adding that feature any time in the near future?

Thanks,
hippie

Elevate me...


wet_pussy4ever 45F
3059 posts
2/26/2007 7:23 am

Cool stuff there... can't wait to check em o ut

Wet_p


rm_StormRS 43M
5636 posts
2/26/2007 7:59 am

Chiming in with upncumn69......Details and our opinions can be found on my [blog stormrs] blog (post is linked in the header), and my post will link to one on Cozy_Red's blog which contains almost 150 comments on this topic!

If you should die before me, ask if you can bring a friend........


Andrew replies on 2/26/2007 9:00 am:
Again, we will work on a way to selectively make posts visible only to members of the site. Would hope to see it 3/14 or 3/28 release.

Kitty_n_BigGuy 45M/47F
218 posts
2/26/2007 8:15 am

Hiya Andrew... the chat room improvements sound like a great thing. This is the lowest quality chat room I've ever used, so I'm excited about the upcoming improvements.

As for moderators being able to make a post sticky.. great ! Will we also be able to "unsticky" them ? I know.. silly question, but you just never know. Another nice feature would be the ability to edit posts and new topics. There's also this bug in banning members that doesn't seem to be resolved from last fall. We should have the ability to ban a member who isn't part of our group. We've had issues with members joining a group, posting inappropriate stuff, and unjoining so they cannot be banned. And while we delete the posts, and contact CS.. it's be simpler (and less time consuming for your employees) if we could simply take care of it ourselves.

Anyways.. looking forward to the new features. Keep up the good work.


Kitty & BigGuy

Moderators, Ottawa - Capital Sex


Andrew replies on 2/26/2007 9:01 am:
Yes - can turn off/on stickiness. I believe moderators can edit posts - I found a bug a couple weeks ago on it and fixed it. I'll forward your posts to dev team.

MyHeartLost4U 54M
2320 posts
2/26/2007 5:41 pm

In concern to the privacy issue about search engines and member handles that keeps being brought up.

From my knowledge, there are measures that can be taken to help in reducing the indexing of web pages that are done by the search engines robots\spiders. Still there is no guarantee of members privacy even with that.

There are HTML tags and also the robots.txt protocol that can be put in the header of web pages that would disallow or allow the robots\spider from indexing an entire website or specific files and directories; however, this will not help if a web page has already been indexed and cached by one of the search engines; therefore, there is no guarantee of privacy with that either.

For myself, I find it amusing in a way that members are so concern over this with the search engines results when typing in their handles. I could understand the alarm of this better if a member real name was appearing in the results; however, our identities are masked by a handle used (fake name).

I mean really think about it as to who is truly responsible for our privacy in what we may post on any web site. If we are posting personal information that can identify our selves to others that we wish not to knowing that we are a member of a site like this one or any other one, then that is our fault if someone finds it. If we are going around telling everyone what our handle is on a site and don't want to be known as a member of a web site as this one or some other one, it is our fault if they find information about us. Anything that we post that has anything to do with identifying us to others that we do not want to know about us or identifying us with (be it text or photos) is our responsibility to protecting our own privacy and not someone else's.


Andrew replies on 2/26/2007 9:18 pm:
Yup - access settings will go live 3/14 (latest 3/2

Cozy_Red 53F

2/27/2007 8:03 am

    Quoting tittietoots:
    Nice add ons but I agree with Upncum69! You have to get rid of the ability for anyone to google search a name to see our blogs!
luvpump replies on 2/26/2007 10:51 am:
I'll put it on the development list - toggles for viewer access for a blog post (guests, members, friends).


This is a wonderful idea that would help with a lot of privacy issues. You have to admit the common thinking, is that when you join an adult sight, and come up with an anonymous handle...the things you blog about would NOT be up for public viewing through google. Yes its in the terms I should have read closer. When these changes happen, Id be more that happy to give credit where credit is due.






Andrew replies on 2/28/2007 2:51 pm:
I believe it's on the 3/14 release.

redrobin012057 62F

2/27/2007 3:00 pm

Ditto what kitty_n_BigGuy said, and Jems,Nick,dsws999,I am not seeing this new*bling* Andrew if we are ahead of you, then why is that here in OZ we are the last to hear of these new features?Its the 28th today here.....thats why I asked.Can Standard members also use color's for their blogs, or is that only silver/gold members that can do this.I see no *Saved Colors* in my other profile blog.Thank you for adding these new features


Andrew replies on 2/28/2007 2:54 pm:
I think colors are for premium members. Bling should be live in less than 4 hours (if things go smoothly).

Artimus4U 57F

2/27/2007 4:24 pm

Its nice to see progress. I look forward to trying out all the new features.

- Artimus

-rtimus
Bard of Norcal


GoddessOfTheDawn 108F
11240 posts
2/27/2007 8:12 pm


.... that lady about the 'pausing'.... she just wants her post to get more exposure by predating it like Andrew is doing with his posts, so they 'stick' at the top of the 'new posts' list for days ....

that kinda pause it seemz....


Andrew replies on 2/28/2007 2:55 pm:
yeah... I get special treatment

zz_Todd2 62M

2/28/2007 6:09 am

Lots of nice stuff going on around here... thanks! You're all doing a fine job. Well, for the most part.

I'd like to know though why you keep letting that "LordChaos" roam freely around here slandering people and being a real pain in the ass. Why is it that he's still here, still causing trouble, in spite of all the "report for abuse" buttons we keep clicking on. Granted, most of us know he/she/whoever is nobody to be taken seriously, but there are many others who don't know that. Personally, I don't let it bother me when he/she/whoever attacks me; I've got a thick skin. But the abuse he's giving my friend now is where I draw the line. How about you? Can't you figure out a way to block his/her/whoever IP so that he/she/whoever can't keep coming back with a new roman numeral attached to the "LordChaos" ... and my God... can't you people see that he/she/whoever is using an obvious fake picture??? That's surely a violation of the Terms of Use agreement!

Come on, Andrew... you're in charge around here... DO SOMETHING!!!


Andrew replies on 2/28/2007 2:56 pm:
Thanks

All we can do with abusive people is delete their account(s). Blocking IPs don't work as they just use an anonymous server or AOL/etc.

justwannahav1950 69M
249 posts
2/28/2007 9:51 pm

    Quoting steamyandsexybi:
    So....that means we can count on all of our profiles, blogs, the ad lines and groups being totally screwed up from all the oncoming glitches, huh?

    Thanks for the warning! lol

I've spent the last 2 days unbanning members (including my associate mods) twice a day for an hour each time because of these changes..Customer Service was clueless and useless when I called. And luvpump..I have one of the largest groups in Affairlook.com. Neither myself, or my members, are happy about this additions. My group is Younger Women for Older Men.

JW
Associate Moderator of Younger Women for Older Menand standards can contact me here, justwannahav1950


justwannahav1950 69M
249 posts
2/28/2007 10:19 pm

Younger Women for Older Men there's the group link

JW
Associate Moderator of Younger Women for Older Menand standards can contact me here, justwannahav1950


ilcapo64 55M  
98 posts
3/1/2007 12:04 am

Great more new features, shame the basic operation of the site is so flaky. It's a lottery to broadcast a cam reliably. As a paying member it's not unreasonable to expect a decent level of service.


needluv694me 73M  
548 posts
3/1/2007 7:09 am

I'm an associate mod in justwanna's group (Younger Women for Older Men). I'm also a GOLD member, and I can tell you that I'm getting REALLY annoyed at seeing that I'm banned from that group every time I sign onto the site...three times in the last 24 hours.

This kind of crap really has to stop...along with the ability of hackers to give themselves provileges even moderators don't have.


richmondcowgirl8 36F
26 posts
3/1/2007 7:12 am

    Quoting justwannahav1950:
    I've spent the last 2 days unbanning members (including my associate mods) twice a day for an hour each time because of these changes..Customer Service was clueless and useless when I called. And luvpump..I have one of the largest groups in Affairlook.com. Neither myself, or my members, are happy about this additions. My group is Younger Women for Older Men.
As one of the Associate Mods of JW's group its kinda hard to keep order when I get banned everyday....
With the large number of members we have for JW to have to go through & unban everyone just to have to do it again the next day I can imagine how aggravating it is. It really makes me mad that I come on here to "do my job" as an associate mod to help JW out & I can't even get to the page. Any chance this problem will be fixed soon?


justwannahav1950 69M
249 posts
3/1/2007 11:14 pm

When is Bug #40695 going to be fixed? I am not going to pay for the privilege of doing your IT people's job. I do not have the time to manually go in and unban 50+ people twice a day..it becomes a situation where I can spend my money better elsewhere.

JW
Associate Moderator of Younger Women for Older Menand standards can contact me here, justwannahav1950


grandtetonman62 44M
116 posts
3/3/2007 8:05 am

It seams every time there is a change all hell breaks loose. I am a GOLD Member and and I think justwannahav1950 had to un ban me 5 times.

Frankly maybe we like the old way better, bells and whistles are nice but if they disturb the people who make this site run (The people who are active)it is not worth the aggravation.

Allot of the most active people here are ""paying members"" If your needing to be un banned from a group over and over that Paying customer may just leave because Affairlook.com wants to get cleaver in there programs.

Just something to think about.


wetnwild14u2c 59M/59F
5 posts
3/5/2007 12:23 pm

Luvpump
Is there a way I can volunteer to be a moderator in a chat room for Bots n that????? I would be interested since we have troubles in our local chat room at times with abuse and fighting.( I also moderate my own site) There has been reports done and nothing seems to have been done about this person, and that person is still on doing the same for a few months now. While others have been banned for no reason, cause of this person reporting them...This is unfair to loose friends, while this person gets to stay on and cause troubles fighting and verbal abusing anyone or everyone in our local chatroom...Why do we have to feel unsafe and keep our mouths shut, cause we are afraid of getting attacked by this one person. This happened one to many times and still is happening still, dispite all the reports that we have all sent in...Do reports really get checked that often or what? That person has reported others n they were banned by the next day, and she still stays on...something wrong with this picture...


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