Blogs, groups, and magazine articles now support 10 photos!  

Andrew 50M  
3918 posts
1/16/2014 8:20 am

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Blogs, groups, and magazine articles now support 10 photos!

Happy to report that we have now updated the blogs, groups, and magazine articles to support up to 10 photo uploads. This is part of our ongoing push to upgrade all the community sections. This update also fixes the issues related to changes to the uploaded photos not showing up immediately.

We will update magazine advice lines next to support photos. I'm happy to get your ideas on other ways to improve the community sections. Some of ones we are considering are adding optional photos to polls and embedding videos in the posts.


lindoboy100 55M
19448 posts
1/16/2014 9:27 am

Best suggestion I can think of to improve the Community spirit hereabouts would be to make the current bland blog front page more dynamic and appealing by substituting the popularity lists for a list of trending posts? It would surely rotate the bloggers appearing on the front page and open up the community to less well known and read writers?

The efforts you're all making to improve things so far are very much appreciated, though I have to confess that it's sometimes easy to lose sight of that in the face of so many glitches that seem to arise when you change things a little.

Wake up and hold yer noses.........


Andrew replies on 1/16/2014 10:36 am:
There are currently 2 versions of the main blog page... one I did years ago and one that was done when I wasn't here. You can toggle between them... but I do agree that we can do better to make them more dynamic (e.g., show posts when they go live dynamically w/o loading page).

Agreed that we have to be careful to not break things!

shyviolette 57F
9333 posts
1/16/2014 9:51 am

i agree with lindo. at minimum, rotate the bloggers at the top of the page in the "Some Actively Watched Blogs" spot. i'm tired of looking at the same 7 or 8 chicks. i'd like to see other bloggers show up there again...like it was years ago. maybe even some popular guys...???

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And the current upsets your boat

Don't think of things that might have been

Just lay on your back and float

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Andrew replies on 1/16/2014 10:37 am:
Yah, I changed the algorithm a few weeks ago... but I can make it more random so we get a wider range of people there.

Andrew replies on 1/27/2014 1:12 pm:
The 3 photos are now 20x more random than before... thanks for reminding me.

khuXBFXM8u 56M  
10302 posts
1/16/2014 9:52 am

I would like to see you add the capability to post a photo with polls. Just seems like a no-brainer.

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Andrew replies on 1/16/2014 10:38 am:
yes, that's on the list

AlvinBooth 64M
5316 posts
1/16/2014 4:53 pm

We could all benefit from a site wide or "global" block feature. If you add someone to your blocked list they ... in essence ... disappear from the site. Not only can they not contact you ... none of their blog or magazine posts ... profiles ... cams ... chats ... etc etc are viewable. You guys do it in chat rooms. Please extend it site wide.

AB


No Bozos


Andrew replies on 1/16/2014 5:16 pm:
I believe there is already a global block... from their profile page, right?

intendadiversion 51F
21452 posts
1/16/2014 7:49 pm

Yes! Photos with polls would be awesome. Then we can take a poll about something in a photo

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anastasia666 40F  
1929 posts
1/17/2014 2:35 am

Andrew,

Thank you for working so hard and taking the time to update all members on the exciting changes going on with and at the site.

Job well done,

Ana6

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


Andrew replies on 1/17/2014 7:23 am:
Always one step at a time

Andrew replies on 1/27/2014 1:12 pm:
You're welcome!

AlvinBooth 64M
5316 posts
1/17/2014 5:52 pm

Let me use the following example to try and make this clearer.

Say I want to block BigDick45. As it is now I can block BigDick45 from interacting with me. And that's fine ... but .... "I" can still see every post BigDick45 posts in the blogs and whenever BigDick45 posts a topic on the main blog page. What I am asking for ... and others have asked too ... is if I block BigDick45 I don't see anything .... nothing .... zip .... zero .... nada BigDick45 does on this site.

It is like the ignore function that is used in the chatrooms where when you "ignore" a person their posts in the chatroom don't show up.

Does that make it clearer?

AB


No Bozos


rdy2try4 53F  
3137 posts
1/17/2014 7:31 pm

ALVINBOOTH There is already something in place for this. Go to your "My Stuff" and click on "Privacy preferences". When that page comes up click on "Blocked Members list". When that comes up enter the handle of the person you want blocked and click the box all the way on the RIGHT, it says "View My Profile". When you click that one it will block absolutely everything from them and you should no longer see their posts on things either. I will send this to you via email as well.


Koffla 62M
55313 posts
1/18/2014 4:01 pm

shyviolette said:
i agree with lindo. at minimum, rotate the bloggers at the top of the page in the "Some Actively Watched Blogs" spot. i'm tired of looking at the same 7 or 8 chicks. i'd like to see other bloggers show up there again...like it was years ago. maybe even some popular guys...???


I only see three or four women in the rotation, the same women over and over, everyday. btw, the "quote" comment option is NOT working. I placed a report this week, and was given a Bug #CD-17271



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Andrew replies on 1/27/2014 1:13 pm:
They rotate much more now... updated every 3 minutes.

AlvinBooth 64M
5316 posts
1/18/2014 7:23 pm

I guess I'm not explaining it right. I am aware of the "Privacy Preferences" but it doesn't block my view of them.

Let me try another example:

When I pull up the "Recent Posts" page on the blogs I see.

Blogger A
Blogger B
Blogger C
Etc.
Etc.

I go to the "Privacy Preferences" and block Blogger B. The next time I pull up the "Recent Posts" page I now see.

Blogger A
Blogger C
Etc.
Etc.

Blogger B is now invisible / ignored.

AB


No Bozos


copticus 66M
1504 posts
1/23/2014 4:41 pm

I think can see where you're trying to go with this and I really feel very encouraged with the progress even though it's sloooow. What's really annoying with the blogs - and what prevents me from posting more on more varied topics - is the haphazard formatting that seems to randomly change from day to day. I post one day and come back and look the next day and find one or another of the page format controls is acting differently or has stopped working all together.

Formatting of blog posts is something that other places have really gotten right - stuff doesn't just reformat itself, and when you design and layout a page - damn it, it stays looking good.

If you want to attract quality blog posts - and let's face it, you have a rich selection of bloggers and subjects here - then you have to get some quality control over the formatting.

I understand that code pages change - but does anyone ever bother to check just what happens when the backend gets updated? The [CENTER] command stopped working for literally MONTHS a while back! Today it seems to be the turn of the [SIZE 2] command in my blog.

But I DO appreciate what you're doing and the improvements overall, I just hope that one day the blogs will become a lot more than they are today.


Andrew replies on 1/27/2014 1:27 pm:
Can you tell me more about the font tag issue?

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