Updates from the Webmasters – 06/18/2020

Morning all!   Just some Geeky news from the web team.

Downtime: Some of you may have noticed some minor downtime yesterday, it was for a good cause!  We quickly realized after the new site launched that we needed more booty behind our servers, so we quickly jumped into action and built new ones.  You should now notice that the site loads much faster and it should, fingers crossed, be more stable overall.  A big thanks to all of our site users, especially our Premium users, for showing your support and making this an easy decision!  

User Blogs:  Sadly, due to spam, we have made the user blogs not post automatically.  We aren’t censoring you, we are just making sure that spammers and robots don’t clutter the site.  Hopefully this will change if we can find a good spam detection tool. 

Feedback:  A big THANK YOU goes out to everyone that took the time to give us feedback on bugs, features, etc.  This kind of thing helps us cater this platform to you.   Please keep it coming!

Profile Pictures:  For some people the profile picture editor is broken, we know, but it’s a complex issue and our developer is working on it.  I’ll post another blog entry once it’s resolved so everyone is made aware of it.  If there are any users out there that are javascript gurus, feel free to take a crack at it. 

Premium:  For those of you that are already Premium, thank you!   For those that aren’t, what are you waiting for?  We are working on enhancing our Premium tier so that you all get something special for your contribution.  One of Jeremy’s goals is to be able to stream directly to the site so he isn’t censored by YouTube.  This includes other streamers that are on the team as well.  

 

Comments (9)

June 18, 2020 at 8:26 am

“For those that aren’t, what are you waiting for?”

I wouldn’t mind paying $1 a month with NO PERKS in return, just to give you all a token of thanks. I suspect a lot of non-Premium members would do the same. Collectively, single dollar subscriptions (or rather the cents left over after processing fees) might be helpful.

June 18, 2020 at 10:30 am

Thank you, Frank and Nick for all your hard work. It is much appreciated.

    June 18, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Thanks Garrett! I’m working on a way to cleanup old notifications. Presently I’m thinking that we auto deleted notifications from all users if they are over 3 days old. Mainly the UserBlog and Friend added notifications.

      June 18, 2020 at 11:08 am

      Is there a way to filter Notifications so that Status Updates and Blog submissions are only displayed to “Friends”? Also, I personally wouldn’t mind even 24hr auto-clearing for all Notifications EXCEPT Friend Requested and Friend Accepted notices.

        June 18, 2020 at 12:08 pm

        We have reached out to the vendor of the software we use and it’s on their roadmap but not possible presently. We don’t like it ourselves.

          June 18, 2020 at 1:10 pm

          Ah, good to know, thanks.

June 18, 2020 at 11:13 am

Get the streaming thing going and I’ll definitely grab a premium.
So far so good job on the site.

June 18, 2020 at 11:59 am

I’ll drop a $10 once a month for the possibilities this presents. An Oasis from social media is a nice goal to aim for.

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