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community 35F
9922 posts
11/18/2011 12:46 pm
The Site Redesign

100% of members are seeing the new site design now.

One quick issue - it went live with "Find a Hookup" instead of "Search." We had to go live like that, then push a planned fix shortly after. It's "Search" now.

Please list out your thoughts or issues you are finding here. I'll post a list of bugs.

For this poll - What do you think about the new site design?
Very Good
Good
Acceptable
Poor
Very Poor


Aryana


tackman57 53M  
184 posts
6/7/2012 7:47 pm

Today - Thursday, June 7 - I discovered that I can no longer remove comments made on my pictures I have posted on my profile page or in my additional photos. We used to have control of and could delete comments we didn't like with the old design but this new one sucks in that we can't now! Also, while the "see larger photo" now actually enlarges the photos, when it does enlarge it does so BEHIND the thumbnails and other things on the page so you STILL CANNOT SEE THE LARGE PHOTOS like we used to with the old design!!! I've been a member since mid-2005 and of all the various redesigns and updates, this latest one SUCKS THE WORSE because it has the most bugs and the worst user-friendly design (or should I say "user UN-friendly"?!). Whoever designed this crap and whoever okayed it to replace the old design should be fired on the spot! PLEASE fix these lastest problems as soon as possible!!!


tackman57 53M  
184 posts
6/3/2012 10:29 am

Oh, one more thing I've just found, when I click the "watch post" for this and the other "community" blog complaint posts, it is no longer "saved" so I can watch it. It "disappears" . . . just as if you don't want members to be able to get to the complaint and suggestion posts easily. Hmmmm, wonder why?!


tackman57 53M  
184 posts
6/3/2012 10:25 am

Today - June 3, 2012 - The new site continues to have MAJOR problems. The last 3 days, the "show larger picture" option on members photos no longer works at all. And the "updates" on the new "!" feature keeps popping up the same information I read and then delete, over and over again. And I question WHY the "!" was added into the new site design when the old "Alerts" is pretty much the same thing AND since it is still part of the design? WHY have both?! Now there are two features that interrupt our viewing and commuinications pleasure. It's no wonder members are leaving the site! If you could please fix these and other problems with the new site design as soon as you can.


tackman57 53M  
184 posts
5/31/2012 2:07 pm

Today - May 31st, 2012 - in just the last hour or so, your newest "redesign" has screwed using and looking at this site once again. Now when I try to look at member's photos, I get your new "generic drawing" instead of their picture. I've tried looking at my network friends photos, hotlist members photos and other photos and NOTHING can be seen but your generic drawing. Will you please looking into fixing this problem?! And may I ask, why does this kind of major screw up ALWAYS happen when you folks try to "update" the site's design? Don't you do a test to see if it will cause problems? Just wondering!


Bromance_Buddy 57M

3/31/2012 11:09 am

............and, while I'm at it......I have the content filter turned off....when you're searching - it get's set back to "on". When you go back to the homepage - it's off.................geeeeze - do you have a QA Department?


Bromance_Buddy 57M

3/31/2012 11:01 am

So, they've loaded the new site design to passion.com as well. You would think that, based on the number of negative responses to the site re-design that you would have left this site - as it was as an alternative - but, no.

Among the features no longer available is the ability to view New Member Photos by State - now it uses your cupid preferences - which does not provide the ability to search for members by state. As someone who travels all over Texas - I used that feature all the time. When you re-design a website - you're supposed to ADD features, not take them away.

The site is now pathetic!


Bromance_Buddy 57M

3/31/2012 10:54 am

Sneaky AdultFriendFinder. Very Sneaky. So, you removed the auto renew option - which I had turned off. So my my gold status, which was set to expire, automatically renewed. The only choice that seems to be available now is to "cancel your account". If there's another way to stop my account from auto renewing - I can't find it.


Centaur_UK 43M
1771 posts
3/29/2012 9:31 am

Yeah, wonder why they have tried to "hide" this poll. Guess it would be bad publicity for the site?
Results of the poll speak for themselves i think!
If they truley value customers, member feedback, they will ditch this new site design and reinstate the old one!

and.............WARNING for Porn viewers

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Bromance_Buddy 57M

2/26/2012 10:02 am

............well, now that this blog is hidden behind others.......not so many comments........I'm sure the folks at AdultFriendFinder are sure we're not pissed off anymore - but - we are.


gudtwogo 66M

1/27/2012 11:39 am

nothing gets better in life, especially if you don't have a measuring stick to compare things with...i'm sure that eventually this site will go down the tubes


Bromance_Buddy 57M

1/20/2012 11:08 am

Oh No! Now they are moving that horrific, bug filled new format to this site too? Once it "reaches me", I'm gone. For now, I'm still seeing the old site............


shavencraver2 63M
74 posts
1/13/2012 5:17 pm

I read a bit deeper into the community blog than normal and saw something that helps me understand a bit why AdultFriendFinder has been caught seeming unaware about how much people dislike the new format. It seems the Beta test was conducted on 10% percent of the NEW profiles, plus however many older members knew about the upcoming new format and opted into the Beta test. How did you expect new members, who haven't seen or used the old format to give you valid input on whether or not the new format is better, or the problems they see with adding/deleting various features?

Here's a suggestion, when you are going to make a major change why don't you announce it to ALL the members via email like you do with your contests? That way all the members will know a change is imminent and those who wish to participate in any Beta testing can opt in. I knew nothing about the format change until it happened because I don't tend to look at this blog often. I have now let my gold membership lapse after having it for over 4 years; I have no intention of giving money to a company that refuses to listen to it's paying customers. Your tagline for this blog is "AdultFriendFinder Is Listening". Well, you must be listening to the voices in your collective heads because you certainly are NOT listening to what people have to say!


rm_Le1Gaulois 67M
24 posts
1/9/2012 1:27 pm

Quite obviously,Passion/various have lost what thin grasp of the plott they ever had!....these changes are total rubbish....the site is more difficult to navigate around,yet more features have disappeared by design,other by glitch.
AdultFriendFinder is listening?..don't make me laugh!...lips service is about all that is paid to the members who use the site.....and if you don't pay..you're just a nonentity.
I surrendered my premium memberships some time back now....and i see no incentive whatsoever to go back there....hell even the silver has been restricted....to the point its totally unviable financially.
Maybe if thousands did the same we might find that AdultFriendFinder's ears suddenly are cocked in the members direction...if only a tad!


iwannaseeyourcoc 56F
234 posts
1/8/2012 1:16 pm

    Quoting iwannaseeyourcoc:
    Please, please, please change the webcam page back to show whether the cammer has audio or not. By the time a webcam loads and then I discover there is no audio, close that window and then wait for another cam to load only to discover there is no audio again, I could cum 3 times. If I'm feeling really patient, I'll try 3 cams then I just shut this site down and watch porn. Exhibitionists want viewers, I'd love to help them out. Please help me, help them.
please, please please....for the love of horny women and the men who want to stroke and moan for them...identify the cams with audio...please.

Now I'm off to get off on porn again..


rm_iwps 60F
488 posts
1/3/2012 1:08 am

it does not seem to matter what ur members think, or even want, it is whatever u decide to do ......


JustChillinUK 60M
288 posts
12/28/2011 7:36 am

I think the new design is just terrible. Previous to this a re-design meant that some of my previous group posting became unreadable, now the general overhaul has left the site a mess. As some others have said, locating your own blog is not trivial and the member webcam page is awful as you can't see how many viewers there are for each cam.

Thankfully I found out that passion.com can be used instead so I'm logging in that way now. I won't renew my subscription though as I guess the new design will be rolled out across the other sites as well.

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rm_FXSBOB3 44M
4457 posts
12/27/2011 7:12 am

    Quoting Bromance_Buddy:
    ....from what I can tell PASSION.COM is a duplicate of this site - in the old format.

    Apparently if you are a member of this site, you are also a member of PASSION.COM[ If you cam on AdultFriendFinder, your cam shows on PASSION.COM[ etc.

    If you hate the new format on AdultFriend Finder - you can sign into PASSION.COM[and find the site in it's old format.

    I'll use PASSION.COM[until they screw up that site with the new format.
.

"Duplicate" = Affiliate~Co-Brands
Another post from Ryan's blog covers this very well~
Let's talk about GetitOn
There has also been recent discussions of the affiliates
and co-brands in the 'Live From' group.
To see the siteS you're on,
do a web search of your handle



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Bromance_Buddy 57M

12/27/2011 6:20 am

....from what I can tell PASSION.COM is a duplicate of this site - in the old format.

Apparently if you are a member of this site, you are also a member of PASSION.COM[ If you cam on AdultFriendFinder, your cam shows on PASSION.COM[ etc.

If you hate the new format on AdultFriend Finder - you can sign into PASSION.COM[and find the site in it's old format.

I'll use PASSION.COM[until they screw up that site with the new format.


flyinghow603 49M  
304 posts
12/26/2011 12:32 am

And where the hell is the video archive you used to have? Now we can only see the "hottest" members. The graphics of the new design are nice, but the site overall has GONE to hell.


rm_skyrider112 70M
3 posts
12/21/2011 4:10 pm

Bad realll BAD!!!


rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
12/20/2011 3:11 am

And here's the latest fuckup... when I click on the "Members Near Me" tab on the home page, for some bizarre reason it opens a page headlined "Christian Women Near You." I didn't ask you to exclude Jewish and Muslim and Hindu and agnostic and atheists. WTF is it with you clowns?

Plus there's no way to filter the Members Near Me list. The old parameter selections--gender, race, age range, etc.--have simply vanished. So I can't filter out the women who are obviously not looking for me, are too young or too old, too distant, etc., which makes this list totally damned useless. I'm beginning to think that A F F has been taken over by a bunch of vengeful eunuchs bent on the total cockblocking (or its female equivalent) of the entire body of members.

All sarcasm aside, I'm just amazed at A F F's jaw-dropping stupidity. You have deleted the vital features that actually mattered to those of us who are looking for, you know, "friends" for adult fun--the stars to indicate compatibility with others, the filters both on your end (why am I STILL seeing women only looking for other women in the "My Online Matches" section of my homepage) and on ours (the deletion of the ability to filter lists of profiles). What's left is an inept system that is useless for anything more than presenting random visual titillation requiring far too much effort on the member's part to find anyone matching his or her preferences.

Bottom line: Epic Fail. I won't be renewing when my Gold membership expires.


41swm 63M
4 posts
12/18/2011 9:57 am

VOTE WITH YOUR WALLET! TURN OFF AUTO RENEW! I did!!!!


flyinghow603 49M  
304 posts
12/17/2011 8:21 pm

I renewed my Gold yesterday after being away for 3 months, and the new design is sucks! As is evidenced by the poll. I paid for Gold, yet I can only enlarge pics to the old silver membership size....it used to be you could search archived vids much easier and in a broader range...I could go on and on and on and on, but no one listens around here. "We care, we listen, we want to hear from you" BS!!!!!! All you want is my cash.


rm_FXSBOB3 44M
4457 posts
12/17/2011 6:54 pm

    Quoting rm_FXSBOB3:
    .

    Actually is hasn't,
    Scroll to the right to find it.

.

Hey Ryan,,,
Check out this weeks questions in the group
for some interesting info about this!
(Screen-shots included)



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Bromance_Buddy 57M

12/17/2011 6:28 am

I did, it's still not there....


rm_FXSBOB3 44M
4457 posts
12/17/2011 6:07 am

    Quoting Bromance_Buddy:
    Once again, the ability to vote on other people's comments has..........disappeared.....hmmmmmmmmmmm
.

Actually is hasn't,
Scroll to the right to find it.



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Bromance_Buddy 57M

12/16/2011 4:15 pm

Once again, the ability to vote on other people's comments has..........disappeared.....hmmmmmmmmmmm


fun2bewith27 60M
1 post
12/16/2011 1:44 am

I want to come in and at least try to find where I am suppose to go. With out having a map or something to where the spot I need.


Handfull12333 66M
173 posts
12/15/2011 5:36 pm

Every time I get into something I have to end up being the design Eng.. I don't get payed to fix this but I could do a much better job....or are you at AdultFriendFinder just not paying you design techs and just having them work as volunteers, at least that what it seems like. You get what you pay for.


ArkSoutherngent5 66M  
910 posts
12/13/2011 5:44 am

My Membership has expired and I am not going to renew.....they don't seem to want to listen.....So I am turning off my wallet....


iwannaseeyourcoc 56F
234 posts
12/11/2011 7:24 am

Please, please, please change the webcam page back to show whether the cammer has audio or not. By the time a webcam loads and then I discover there is no audio, close that window and then wait for another cam to load only to discover there is no audio again, I could cum 3 times. If I'm feeling really patient, I'll try 3 cams then I just shut this site down and watch porn. Exhibitionists want viewers, I'd love to help them out. Please help me, help them.


Bromance_Buddy 57M

12/10/2011 1:16 pm

There are huge inconsistencies in the design. Case in point - when you click on "My Online Matches" from the main page and then click "view more" you are taken to "Members Online Now" and you are provided with the options to filter the list by Gender, Race, Age Range, Photo, Country, State, Distance and Looking for a Man - as check boxes.

If you click on "Members Near Me" from the main page and then click on "View More" you are taken to "Members Near Me" - which is correct - however the filter options are different and, instead of appearing as check boxes - the options are presented as "drop downs" - and there are fewer filter options.

If you click on New Members from the main page then click view more you are taken to "New Matches for _________". In the previous incarnation of AdultFriendFinder, when you clicked on "New Members" you got exactly that - members who had recently joined. In this incarnation, you get members who joined - whenever - and the only filter option you get is "With Photos Only". In the previous incarnation you were provided with filters that allowed you to select by state, race, etc.

I cannot understand, for the life of me, why you folks at AdultFriendFinder cannot see the disaster this site is. And, having been a gold member for several years - I cannot fathom why you don't care what your paying members think. Although it sort of pains me, when the gold membership expires later this month - I am out of here.

VOTE WITH YOUR WALLET! TURN OFF AUTO RENEW!


Bromance_Buddy 57M

12/10/2011 11:00 am

"AdultFriendFinder is listening". Really? To Whom? The voices in your head? You certainly aint listening to us.


LookN4Delight2 65M  
272 posts
12/9/2011 12:17 pm

Some of the l;ist after a search, etc refresh every time you hit the back arrow and your spot is lost. You might have to cycle through several pages of the list to get back where youu were. I right click and open the damn thing in another tab.

The look is nice but the operation is kind of a PIA!


rm_allegria49 71F
124 posts
12/9/2011 2:05 am

    Quoting dirtygirl411:
    Please tell me whatever the hell is going on with everything all wide and and spread out is a glitch that you will be fixing immediately
Mine was doing that as well last night, but this morning it's back to 'normal' forum and profile format.


rm_allegria49 71F
124 posts
12/9/2011 2:03 am

    Quoting rm_FXSBOB3:
    .
    Which one of the many Various Inc. Sites are you using to log in on?
AdultFriendFinder... but I also went to Passion when this one started going south. But changes have been coming and going and they don't seem to like to give customers the heads up either way.


rm_FXSBOB3 44M
4457 posts
12/8/2011 4:14 pm

.
WTF
A new Horizontal layout.
and that
HUGE New Ad
in the middle of my homepage???

GOT
BLUEBALLS
UPGRADE
AND GET
LAID
TONIGHT



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rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
12/8/2011 3:57 pm

And yet -- no surprise here -- the older design is still working just the way it's supposed to over at Passion.


rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
12/8/2011 3:48 pm

Damn, now what the hell's going on? Profile pages, my home page, etc. are all grotesquely expanded horizontally with a big yellow "Not receiving email from AdultFriendFinder? your default email message settings are set to opt-out. Receive important AdultFriendFinder emails by updating your email preferences " banner message spread across the top of the entire page.

This site is literally getting worse by the minute!!!


rm_FXSBOB3 44M
4457 posts
12/8/2011 7:56 am

    Quoting rm_allegria49:
    Oops sorry about that ... but it's still here today too! Of course I assume this could end or change back again as well.
.
Which one of the many Various Inc. Sites are you using to log in on?


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rm_allegria49 71F
124 posts
12/8/2011 6:29 am

    Quoting rm_Spambalaya:
    We all wish that was the case. But not here, sadly.
Oops sorry about that ... but it's still here today too! Of course I assume this could end or change back again as well.


rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
12/8/2011 2:38 am

    Quoting quite2curious3:
    I am down to near zero functionality, with actually being able to do some things ONLY at the mobile site. I refuse to use the mobile site because of how little it allows me to do, but am given.little choice now, trying to find a combination that works best for me.

    Mobile app is not an option and offers nothing over the mobile site.

    Flash support is not provided for my phone either.
Have you tried accessing the site using the passion dot com portal? It still uses the old, far superior formatting and layout.


rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
12/8/2011 2:37 am

    Quoting rm_allegria49:
    I don't know about anyone else but my site seems to have gone back the way it was.


We all wish that was the case. But not here, sadly.


quite2curious3 54M
234 posts
12/7/2011 9:05 pm

I am down to near zero functionality, with actually being able to do some things ONLY at the mobile site. I refuse to use the mobile site because of how little it allows me to do, but am given.little choice now, trying to find a combination that works best for me.

Mobile app is not an option and offers nothing over the mobile site.

Flash support is not provided for my phone either.


rm_allegria49 71F
124 posts
12/7/2011 8:36 pm

I don't know about anyone else but my site seems to have gone back the way it was.


norkitten 57F
10 posts
12/6/2011 8:13 pm

I miss the avitar rooms. They made things fun and you could show your personilites abit.


Jspydr 47F
68 posts
12/6/2011 7:33 pm

I agree with everyone that is dissatisfied with this new design. You cant flirt back, cant view the profile on their status, you cant have alot of options. Not very user friendly.


moonfish 53M  
395 posts
12/5/2011 7:01 am

I don't like it, maybe it is because I just don't like change per se.


oneclassy1 50F

12/4/2011 4:17 pm

I used to log in via AdultFriendFinder, now using passion to log in because I like the way it looks better. I miss seeing on the left of my screen my profile views, if there are any pending friend invites, etc... With the new design, we have to dig around to find out if we have any friend invites.


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Bromance_Buddy 57M

12/4/2011 11:01 am

I'm really disappointed in Ryan, I thought he would have communicated to us in this blog........


xRealWildOnex 37M

12/4/2011 9:58 am

the site seem a lot quicker, and less cluttered, so far so good, although the main search could do with a tweek or 2


rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
12/3/2011 12:45 pm

So what was the point in conducting the poll if you're going to totally ignore the results and stick with the error-riddled redesign? I'm not trying to be snarky -- I'm seriously curious as to what you were trying to accomplish by asking our collective opinion and then disregarding it when it's so clearcut and unequivocal.

For that matter, why burden us with this terrible redesign when you've stated that the site will be rebuilt and the current obsolete coding scrapped completely next year? Now you have to spend time not just compiling the new site but also waste resources trying to endlessly debug the current one bit by bit? How can this be saving you money? (Or are your programmers more clever than anyone suspects and giving themselves job security by adding all this extra work to their plates? Because it seems like every time I check a new feature it uncovers yet another flaw in the redesign.)

And by the way, I'm still seeing women looking for women only in My Online Matches on my homepage. (A full 50%, 6 out of 12, at the time of this writing.) According to A F F these women want to meet me, and I should just disregard the statements at the top of their profiles that say things like

"Wants a fem touch!!" -- wantsafemtouch)

"*******NO MEN!!!!!!!!*******" -- Gemini281961

"Beautiful woman seeking beautiful women." -- ClassyL8y

because, you know, A F F knows better than they do what they're looking for. Sure, their profiles say "No! No! NO!" but A F F wants to let me know that somehow you've determined their "No!" really means "Oh, yes, baby, yes!" I wonder how many unwanted emails and flirts from guys they've received because of this glitch, and how many hours of time the parties at both ends will waste writing those emails and responding to them, respectively? How many of these women will receive even more hostile emails because the guys they turn down can't handle rejection and will take it out on them instead of blaming the idiot "programmers" at A F F for misdirecting them? Just another way to drive away more women from this site. Great job!

And yes, that part was intentionally snarky.


bisexual4us 65M/65F  
25 posts
12/3/2011 6:16 am

Forgot to mention...it's happening in emails too...


bisexual4us 65M/65F  
25 posts
12/3/2011 6:16 am

Going by what we've been reading here and elsewhere this site has totally ignored it's customers/guests continued request for change. We are no longer considering a paid membership and if it changes here (we're using the "P" instead of the "A") we will leave the site altogether!!!


Something else we've noticed, there is now a concerted effort on the part of these site to differentiate between them by making sure Pashion or ADFF are represented in each post on that respective site! Divide and conquer...???


41swm 63M
4 posts
12/2/2011 9:57 pm

There more days and then back to being a standard member, vote with your wallet. I did auto renew is turned off!!!!!


kukoocock 50M
5840 posts
12/2/2011 9:11 am

I stopped paying for this a while back because the site is poor overall, the redesign is a massive disappointment. I hope you employ someone else to do a new 'backbone' design, who at least can deliver something less esoteric and easier on the eye. Grey ? FFS

I'm glad I gave up paying for it. 50 percent happy members with the changes was a tad of an exaggeration I'd say Ryan ole chap.

The log out button works a treat tho.



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ohmymy69 66M/67F  
62 posts
12/2/2011 3:46 am

As expected and forecast by many...our pleas fall on deaf ears. The only way to make them notice us is to affect their wallets. We are doing so...

Don't be afraid of living,
Fear instead never having lived!


impierced1968 52M  
22875 posts
12/1/2011 4:30 pm

    Quoting  :

I can see mine too.

Try it,you might like it...
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wd40w 67M
6971 posts
11/30/2011 9:29 pm

Seeing as how by your own admission...we do not see our profiles as others see them...case in point...when I view my profile my Turquoise font is still there...that's what I see...and now it's against a bright white background...my suggestion is to give back limited custom colors for backgrounds and fonts...otherwise you will have commited fiscal hari-kari...hope you sharpened that blade first...just sayin...

"Illigitimi Non Carborundum Est" W.F. "Bull" Halsey wd40w


rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
11/30/2011 7:22 pm

    Quoting  :

They can't afford a 12-year-old, at least not an American one. From the look of it, they outsourced this mess to some third-world country where sex is to be discouraged whenever possible. And it sure does serve that goal now.


bigblackman21221 50M
4081 posts
11/30/2011 5:05 pm




ArkSoutherngent5 66M  
910 posts
11/30/2011 5:18 am

The redesign is a joke.....it is easy to see why this site is sinking lower compared to the other sites out there. I notice last night when looking for another site...AdultFriendFinder was ranked near the bottom....!!!!! Either 1 or 2 stars depending on which rating service....


2bigblueeyes4you 64F

11/29/2011 11:12 pm

approx %40 percent of our web page is wasted space, that is why I put my background bling on, to fill in that blank space, as well as it does make it more colorful. There is an empty space, if no color, at least you should have had it so our blings we are given start there, or are testimonials!!! You know that blank white big eye sore now, and we can do a fucking thing about it!!! to tone it down or darken it!!!! This new web design did nothing to improve!!!! I don't know why you had to change it, you have not told us at all!!!! If our blings we were given could be there, it would fill up that empty blank space!!! There is so much wasted space!!!!! and boring at that!!!! just a white wall to match our cells!! LOL that is what alot feel like!!! pretty soon, you will say light out at midnight!!!!


Zzapp069 58M
15 posts
11/29/2011 7:40 pm

I miss the 'Keep it Local' buttons - they were a good resource for finding out about travel destinations and *ahem* points of interest.


rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
11/29/2011 1:16 am

Could there be any more obvious indication of just how fucked up
things here are now than the fact that AdultFriendFinder's own feedback page
is mangling member comments?

THE REDESIGN IS A DISASTER!! GIVE US WHAT WE WANT AND GO BACK TO THE OLD SITE DESIGN!!


ohmymy69 66M/67F  
62 posts
11/28/2011 3:41 pm

Our response:


We are having all sorts of trouble using the new design and and you can't fix that tasteless mess enough to suit us!

Most of us know that this is merely a way to reduce bandwidth and make it more difficult for free members to access the site, in a nutshell it's all about money and nothing about making it easier for us...the PAYING customers.

You've seen the outcry and yet you go blindly ahead with this folly, it's your loss.

Don't be afraid of living,
Fear instead never having lived!


ohmymy69 66M/67F  
62 posts
11/28/2011 3:40 pm

Just got this response to our negative feedback about the site changes:


"Dear Member,

Thank you for your comments and suggestions.

We do appreciate all member feedback and value your opinion, unfortunately, we will not be reverting back to the original design. The changes were made to give the site a cleaner look and make the site more efficient. If you are having trouble using the redesigned site, we are here to assist you get used to the new design.

We apologize for any inconvenience the redesign has caused you.

If you have further questions, please contact us again.
Thank you,"

Don't be afraid of living,
Fear instead never having lived!


Centaur_UK 43M
1771 posts
11/28/2011 7:53 am

    Quoting  :

It says on site support blog that only Adult.friend.finder has had the new site design so far. Pas$ion as you say is still using the old site design for the time being, thats why i've been logging into Pas$ion instead of A.F.F.
However the people on site support say the new site design will also be rolled out onto Pas$ion aswel before the end of November?
Why can't they just leave Pas$ion as it is with the old site design, and let members decide themselves which format they want to use and which site they want to log into?
I'd guess 99% of people would log into Pas$ion, as they prefer the old site design, and only a tiny 1% would choose to use A.F.F.

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love2eatpussy075 62M
7 posts
11/28/2011 7:32 am

I think the new format SUCKS. Too hard to navigate and can't find the videos I like to watch now with the new changes. Take it back to the old lay out.


ohmymy69 66M/67F  
62 posts
11/28/2011 6:27 am

    Quoting 41swm:
    Vote with your wallet. I did. I turned auto renew to off.
So did we...we won't be sending them anymore of our money!

Don't be afraid of living,
Fear instead never having lived!


capriciousgirl07 73F  
133 posts
11/27/2011 4:38 pm

I'm on Passion.com. Why does it say AdultFriendFinder is listening? I know they are the same site... just find it crazy that several sites are combined in one.

Cher


JoKeR69_57 41M
43 posts
11/27/2011 12:35 pm

worst redesign or implementation i have seen.

if karma is a bitch... then god is a woman =)


41swm 63M
4 posts
11/27/2011 5:16 am

Vote with your wallet. I did. I turned auto renew to off.


rm_allegria49 71F
124 posts
11/26/2011 10:21 pm

....everybody gets 'hustled' here.

More line runoff... still here.


rm_allegria49 71F
124 posts
11/26/2011 10:16 pm

I keep looking and still can't find any changes since 'The Change'.

* Many things that were taken away are still gone (altho not their symbols in the action bar).. it doesn't seem to matter how many complaints you've gotten.

* The drop down bars still don't contain the links requested

* The bloggers are in the same pickle

* We can no longer go back to earlier threads on the A/L

* You don't even have the simple courtesy of informing your customers of what you are considering or just DO, let alone ask their opinion beforehand. Isn't the #1 rule of business to..."Know and attract your customer base."?

What I do see is that you are trying to eliminate the STANDARDS by taking away the few privileges they did have... most of those would be women right? Then the fly thru men tempted by some freebie time and then dumped into standard where they can't even flirt now... so leave... because with these hard times, I don't think you can expect many to pull miracles out of their pockets as well as their zippers .

... and of course that Customer Service or even a vague interest in the preferences of your paying customer base... is pretty much non existent. The site is frankly way overpriced considering how few 'real' non bot, non hooker women there are in the first place and that the "Whores 'r' Us" selling point doesn't even exist for the poor deluded, but already paying "Dicks 'r' Us" males that you encourage. That was 'Hustler' right? The name speaks volumes.. and the philosophy proceeds... everybody gets hustled here.

Got it.


Centaur_UK 43M
1771 posts
11/26/2011 11:51 am

Great, now half my comment is missing of the
end of the page!
I give up on this place.
Just one fook up after another.

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Centaur_UK 43M
1771 posts
11/26/2011 11:48 am

Well as i write this i have just voted very poor on the poll, the stats are as follows.....Just 18 people have voted very good, Mmm, maybe AdultFriendFinder members of staff who have been forced to vote???
Then there are 306 people who have voted very poor!!!!
No need to comment anymore on this as it speaks volumes about members opinions here!
I hate the new site design, what a total utter cartload of $hite!!!!
It looks dull, boring and bland, i want profile background bling and custom colours back damn it, lets get some individuality back into the profiles please. Instead all you have done by making them all look the same is help the fake and scam profiles more easily blend into the site. Navigation of the site is now a nightmare. An extra click here and there to get to places that used to require only one click. I hate to say i told you so Ryan, but......I TOLD YOU SO.
I said loyal paying members would leave, or refuse to pay for a gold or silver membership if this new site design went ahead, and i was right. Do the people who run this site want the site to go bankrupt?
Seems to me you won't have too many paying customers left.
As said on your other blog before i also refuse to pay for this crap any longer. I've been a paying customer here for 4 years. I WON'T be renewing to gold or silver membership status when my current gold membership expires. Despite the overwhelming opinion of members here against this new site design, its clear to me the powers that be at AdultFriendFinder won't listen to us, and will continue on with this despite everyone hating it. I used to log in here every day, but since the site design changed i've only logged in once over the last week. This site is'nt fun anymore. Looking at all this grey and white gives me a headache. I think i'll go over to passion and log in there, that is until you guys decide to go and fook passion up aswel, like you have done with AdultFriendFinder. Not happy!


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Bromance_Buddy 57M

11/26/2011 9:48 am

There are so many errors, so many things that are wrong with this site, things that don't work...........are you expecting us to hang in there until you decide to fix them. Well, I for one, am NOT going to.

Even this blog - the right hand side of the blog is cut off. The problems are so visible to anyone who logs on - that I can't imagine you're not seeing them as well.

It's sad that you've done this to the site. I've found another one - but, before I paid for a membership, I made sure it was affiliated with this one.

After December 24th, I am outta here for good......


MrRareity 61M  
4125 posts
11/25/2011 9:42 pm

allegria49 also makes some very valid points that AdultFriendFinder should listen too:

The very first and most important rule of customer service is "Whenever possible, give the customers what they want." AdultFriendFinder has an opportunity here to engender some genuine goodwill from your members if you do the smart thing--admit you made a mistake and go back to the old site layout.

Then devote your time and money to fixing those things which frustrate and annoy members--crack down on the huge numbers of fake profiles, fix the minor bugs, and improve what really needs improvement. A couple of examples:

• Stop marketing the site as a place where men are "guaranteed" to get laid and making women feel like they're just here to generate more site traffic from stupid, rude, horny males. Start putting banner ads where women who would most likely join AdultFriendFinder often visit, like Victoria's Secret, Yandy, etc. Adding more female members will increase the number of paying male members over time.

• Make the link to the "Geographic Chatrooms" more prominent and easier to find; people who actually interact with each other in those chatrooms are much more likely to upgrade after awhile so they can view each other's profiles and utilize the email function. (That's what made me decide to upgrade.)

• Make the site more female-friendly! Give members more options to filter out mail from those whom they don't want to interact with, i.e., married/attached members, smokers, heavy drinkers, drug users, etc. And women like colorful venues; if this site looks boring to me, a middle-aged male, how can you hope to attract women in their 20s and 30s? AdultFriendFinder is heavily weighted toward males, but the only reason we come here (those of us who are straight, that is) is to interact with the ladies. As their numbers dwindle, so will ours. And no amount of new "24 yr old SWF wants to fuck" fake profiles will change that.

American automakers lost billions awhile back because they made cars they liked but customers hated. Coca-Cola was a little smarter when it quickly brought back Coke Classic (and eventually discontinued New Coke when no one bought it). And we all saw what happened recently when Netflix spent all that money to restructure its delivery system and its customers balked, partly because the CEO refused to even offer an apology to them. AdultFriendFinder now has the chance to benefit from those corporate disasters and write off your mistake now instead of later. The question is no longer whether "A F F is listening" but whether what we say really matters. Do we get back what we want, or will you continue to try to force this mess down our throats and hope we go along?

A F F's members are waiting for an answer.

We have two lives, and the second begins when we realise we have only one - Confucious


MrRareity 61M  
4125 posts
11/25/2011 9:35 pm

I really do wonder if AdultFriendFinder does listen to it's members especially the paying ones. According to your latest votes as of 11/26/2011 the vast majority of members do not like the changes. 47% rated the changes as very poor, 29% rated the changes as poor, 14% rated the changes as acceptable, 5.7% rated the changes as good, and only 2.8% rated the changes as very good. What are the percentages telling you or do you really care, or have you really looked at them along with the comments closely?

When only 2.8, 5.7, and 14% of the people said the changes were at best acceptable that should send signals to the company loud and clear that people are unhappy with the changes. When 22.5%, those that rated the changes as very good, good, and acceptable are less than those 29% who have rated the changes as poor something needs to be done. Yet AdultFriendFinder like it always does ignores what the customer says or wants. They hire people such as yourself Ryan to try and feed us why we need these changes. I'm sorry but your answers to the very select few questions you do answer are to those in the lower percentile who rate the changes as acceptable or less. Not once have I seen you answer a question when someone didn't like the changes.

Here's a simple question. Are the days when the customer was always right gone? It appears that way because AdultFriendFinder is still doing what they want without regard to those who do not like the changes. I don't like the changes in the blogs, but I also don't like the changes to the home page. I liked they lay out before the changes were made. I want to see who is in my area, the new members in my area, and the colors that we were once able to create. I rated the changes as very poor largely in part to the home page. If I already weren't a member of AdultFriendFinder I surely wouldn't join because of the way it looks, and the ease in which you navigate through the site. I like many when my membership expires will not renew it because I'm tired of AdultFriendFinder not listening to it's customers. What would AdultFriendFinder do if every paying member decides to no longer be a paying member?

We have two lives, and the second begins when we realise we have only one - Confucious


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5449 posts
11/25/2011 6:24 pm



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funsex4u2008 50M/46F  
4 posts
11/25/2011 1:18 pm

When is AdultFriendFinder going to have a place where you can post your plans for the evening and allow others to join you?
It seems that a site for hook ups makes it awful difficult to hook up.

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MarkAC76 44M
3 posts
11/25/2011 8:36 am

How about updating the Instant Messaging system which seems to be in eternal Beta stage. Rather than this very poor site re-design.

Wrong move, but can be fixed.....smell the coffee & back the people who pay cash to use the site.


hungNhorny69693 60M
410 posts
11/25/2011 7:45 am

While I don't like the overall look of the site, I realize change is inevitable. Here are a couple bugs I noticed:

When searching members near me, when you click "next" to see another page, it takes you to the bottom of the next page, not the top which is kind of irritating.

I was in Ionlyshow's chat room and could not get out, none of the buttons (Home, My Stuff, etc) would work. I had to close the browser to get out.


EasyriderNM 61M
3074 posts
11/24/2011 11:19 pm

I'm wondering if this Ryan guy is even employed by Various anymore.

No replies from his end, and not even a suggestion that he has logged in, much less read these comments. I wonder if all of our disgust and fury is no more than shouting at a brick wall.

Who the fuck is listening now? Bueller? Fuck me to tears.

Fine. Although I love the ability to click on a Lady's profile, then proceed to email her, with the possibility of some great ensuing conversation and (GASP!) the possibility of actually meeting a great Lady on here and having her pull me to her bed?

I'll sacrifice that Gold membership if Various Inc determines that it means that I have to become just another bland guy in a pool of hungry barracudas.

I AIN'T that guy! I designed my profile and blog to be UNIQUE!

If these proposed changes occur on every one of your sites?

I will continue to post on my blog.

But, I will NOT pay for the dubious pleasure of encountering Ladies outside of that Realm.

Thank you, A F F, you have saved me a little cash. I ain't payin' no more until you repent of your sins.

I hope you like the thought of many more blogging people doing so, for although we are a minority in your grand scheme, we DO have a lot of friends who are paying members, and not on the blogs.

Be prepared to have your cash flow decreased.

Make things right or pay the price.

Can I make anything more clear to your business sense?

In MY company, even my lowest level guys realize a mistake when they see it. Then we correct the error.

So, I must ask, why don't YOU?

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johnnyl64 59M

11/24/2011 10:00 pm

i just noticed on the who's online now page if you mouse over a profile and they have a video and you mouse over that you get a preview! i actually found something i like on the new site design! otherwise the pager seems to have actually gotten worse somehow!!! if that was possible!


rm_allegria49 71F
124 posts
11/24/2011 9:39 pm

And a little mention that in this very thread the words on the right are being chopped off... you hadn't noticed? How hard is that to fix?

I personally have not seen any changes whatsoever as of yet, but heard some people saying they had the OLD site back.. .


Bromance_Buddy 57M

11/24/2011 7:34 pm

ah, and they've shoved the new site design back on us................ turn off AUTO RENEW Now.............that isi the only way they'll get the message....................AdultFriendFinder is listening, NOT!


joozee1 60F  
451 posts
11/24/2011 4:57 pm

couple of things i dont like about the new design : while on the magazine , answering questions on A/L you have to go back to the 'community' tab them select 'magazine' after each post, inconvenient -- the most undesirable thing is not being able to decorate or profiles -- i loved letting my personality come out with the bling background and fun colors -- and everyone's looks the same now , personality is gone from the profiles


rasgul2 40M
1 post
11/24/2011 3:00 pm

true but then u dont know if any one is interseted


Bromance_Buddy 57M

11/24/2011 11:42 am

Yep, it's back........like an old friend!


luv2eatpus_n_ass 35M

11/24/2011 11:34 am

been on here for 7 yrs, old site needs to come back


Bromance_Buddy 57M

11/24/2011 10:54 am

I'm stunned........the old design is back! Thank you for listening...


love2suckudry37 48M
37 posts
11/24/2011 4:58 am

I fucking hate the new design. Why the hell does AdultFriendFinder keep changing thing around instead of just fixing the problems they already have !!!!


L8b1oomer 67F  
49 posts
11/24/2011 2:56 am

    Quoting  :

This is exactly what is happening to customer service in EVERY industry...they just ignore us until we give up!!!

If it's fun, exciting or pleasurable...it's either illegal, bad for you or fattening!!!


Ionlyshow 51F

11/24/2011 12:09 am

    Quoting japaneseass:
    i noticed when i click on "view my blog" (1, in the picture) link under "member blog", my code is all reflected like supposed to be (2, in the pic)...

    but when i click on "active blog" links (3, in the pic), the font size command is completely ignored (4)...

    the link from the #2 pic is http://AdultFriendFinder.com FriendFinder.com/blog/japaneseass/index.html?oid=134498357_90279...

    and the link from the #4 is just http://AdultFriendFinder.com FriendFinder.com/blog/japaneseass...no index.html?oid=...

    look at the 5 in the pic, link is again from http://AdultFriendFinder.com FriendFinder.com/blog/japaneseass/ which font size code is ignored...

    picture 6. link is from http://AdultFriendFinder.com FriendFinder.com/blog/japaneseass/index.html?oid=134498357_90279

    however, from both link, when i click on comment, it goes to the same link http://AdultFriendFinder.com FriendFinder.com/blog/japaneseass/index.html?oid=134498357_90279...

    whatever this means...i don't know..i am just a layman here...but maybe something to do with this??? does anyone know about this kind of thingy??? if so, please explain...
I've noticed that if I view my blog from the main blog page link my four square photo design on my header is spaced as intended, if I view it by going via a link inside one of my blog posts, it's all squished up..

and also, why have you included this link on the community page Codes, Charts amp Tips, when half the stuff is now obsolete?

it doesn't really make any sense does it!!!


2bigblueeyes4you 64F

11/23/2011 6:07 pm

Some may agree with me, some may not!! I think alto of GOLD and SILVER members have lost there rites, they have payed and should be able to design there web the way they want!!!! A STANDARD member should have to upgrade it they want to design there sight!! Now we are all looking the same!!! standard black and white, gold white and black, silver black and white!!!! even is a color choice for borders or some color, it is so bland and boring NOW!!!!


DarkNJPassenger 43M  
403 posts
11/23/2011 3:50 pm

Oh yeah - and the color scheme sucks too. THe home page is VERY BLAAAAAAHH...nothing interesting or eye catching going on....very institutional.


DarkNJPassenger 43M  
403 posts
11/23/2011 3:45 pm

    Quoting diziliz44:
    Hi I prefer the "search" button rather than a "hook up" one...
    and please tell me why do we need to upgrade to view "friends"
    profiles who we may have been friends with already for a few years??

    Isnt that the whole point in adding and inviting friends??
I couldn't agree more. I have to upgrade my membership just to communicate or view larger than icon sized pics of members I have been friends with for many years. I lose friends from my list seems like everyday, I can't even communicate with them anymore, let alone invite new ones, another thing I can't do as a standard member. Not that this part has to do with the new design, but it has become next to impossible for a standard member to make ANY contacts here.

But one last thing about the new layout - I can't tell what's going on here anymore. I don't know who's a gold member, silver, or what. That has become one of the best ways for me to determine if someone is legit or not.

Last, the cam section keeps refreshing and defaulting back to female cams. If I am looking through couples cams, I have to find something FAST before it reverts back to the female cams, then I have to start my search all over again.


diziliz44 56F
18 posts
11/23/2011 2:11 pm

Hi I prefer the "search" button rather than a "hook up" one...
and please tell me why do we need to upgrade to view "friends"
profiles who we may have been friends with already for a few years??

Isnt that the whole point in adding and inviting friends??


mflater1 70M  
50447 posts
11/23/2011 9:45 am

Can you hear yet?? Take the ear muffs off

This is not meant to offend any one in any way.








copticus 69M
1492 posts
11/23/2011 8:16 am

    Quoting japaneseass:
    i noticed when i click on "view my blog" (1, in the picture) link under "member blog", my code is all reflected like supposed to be (2, in the pic)...

    but when i click on "active blog" links (3, in the pic), the font size command is completely ignored (4)...

    the link from the #2 pic is http://AdultFriendFinder.com FriendFinder.com/blog/japaneseass/index.html?oid=134498357_90279...

    and the link from the #4 is just http://AdultFriendFinder.com FriendFinder.com/blog/japaneseass...no index.html?oid=...

    look at the 5 in the pic, link is again from http://AdultFriendFinder.com FriendFinder.com/blog/japaneseass/ which font size code is ignored...

    picture 6. link is from http://AdultFriendFinder.com FriendFinder.com/blog/japaneseass/index.html?oid=134498357_90279

    however, from both link, when i click on comment, it goes to the same link http://AdultFriendFinder.com FriendFinder.com/blog/japaneseass/index.html?oid=134498357_90279...

    whatever this means...i don't know..i am just a layman here...but maybe something to do with this??? does anyone know about this kind of thingy??? if so, please explain...
Hey there JA et. al,

What seems to be messed up is the "unapproved" view - once the blog post is approved it will closely resemble the original view that you saw in "Preview" ... also, I'm seeing that the SIZE issue seems to be partially fixed - I think it depends on the code version that their server farm serves up.

FWIW - the code behind a site like this is INCREDIBLY complex. Each page that you look at is almost certainly built, on-the-fly, as you request it so it's not surprising that even small updates have unexpected side effects.

The bugs that we're all seeing will probably get fixed over the next few weeks. The important thing is to tell poor Ryan about anything that we see that's not working but not get pissed off with him ... he's not the guy who did this and frankly I think he's doing a great job. You would not believe how hard it is to find qualified people willing to do this kind of customer support work on an "Adult" site like this.


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sphxdiver 71M
21066 posts
11/23/2011 8:08 am

At this point, the votes are running about 5 to 1 as being poor.
Doesn't that at least get someones attention?
One would think that the customers opinion should matter, but having been on this site for over a year and a half, it makes one wonder.


japaneseass 53F  
49980 posts
11/23/2011 6:55 am

    Quoting Ionlyshow:

    WHY?


    When using the BB code in a blog post, Why does the preview window still show what it used to be like, and yet the end result shows the new changes?
    How are we meant to determine how shit it looks when creating a blog post if the preview is nothing like the end result..

    [image]
    This is what my preview shows, and yet you can clearly see that is not how it turns out..


    If you are going to fuck it up, at least fuck it up good and proper..

    ionly xx



i noticed when i click on "view my blog" (1, in the picture) link under "member blog", my code is all reflected like supposed to be (2, in the pic)...

but when i click on "active blog" links (3, in the pic), the font size command is completely ignored (4)...

the link from the #2 pic is http://AdultFriendFinder.com FriendFinder.com/blog/japaneseass/index.html?oid=134498357_90279...

and the link from the #4 is just http://AdultFriendFinder.com FriendFinder.com/blog/japaneseass...no index.html?oid=...

look at the 5 in the pic, link is again from http://AdultFriendFinder.com FriendFinder.com/blog/japaneseass/ which font size code is ignored...

picture 6. link is from http://AdultFriendFinder.com FriendFinder.com/blog/japaneseass/index.html?oid=134498357_90279

however, from both link, when i click on comment, it goes to the same link http://AdultFriendFinder.com FriendFinder.com/blog/japaneseass/index.html?oid=134498357_90279...

whatever this means...i don't know..i am just a layman here...but maybe something to do with this??? does anyone know about this kind of thingy??? if so, please explain...


lomileage5 65M
10254 posts
11/23/2011 4:12 am

I do not like it at all! it's inconvenient to use,many features I liked are GONE.


ohmymy69 66M/67F  
62 posts
11/23/2011 3:36 am

We forgot to mention that they are also making it tougher for free members to attain the perks, thereby forcing more to join as paying members and again raising the bottom line. We feel that this will backfire as many women are here as free members and they seem to be the main draw!

Don't be afraid of living,
Fear instead never having lived!


ohmymy69 66M/67F  
62 posts
11/23/2011 3:30 am

    Quoting 2bigblueeyes4you:
    They seem to want it boreing, hard to navigate and the choice for us to design our own web sight, they want this too look like a bunch of inmates, no color just boring!!!! get with it guys we are out of the dark ages!!!!!!!!!
No...they want to reduce bandwidth thereby increasing profits...at our expense. That is why everything has gone silent, they will simply wait until everyone has calmed down. Maybe make a few adjustments or work out some of the bugs and they will have shoved this neatly down our throats!!!


We're simply lazy and will allow this to happen...much like we allow our politicians to shove things down our throats!

Don't be afraid of living,
Fear instead never having lived!


copticus 69M
1492 posts
11/23/2011 1:25 am

    Quoting Ionlyshow:

    WHY?


    When using the BB code in a blog post, Why does the preview window still show what it used to be like, and yet the end result shows the new changes?
    How are we meant to determine how shit it looks when creating a blog post if the preview is nothing like the end result..

    [image]
    This is what my preview shows, and yet you can clearly see that is not how it turns out..


    If you are going to fuck it up, at least fuck it up good and proper..

    ionly xx



What's broken is that the blog page does not get displayed correctly while it's waiting to be approved - after the page is approved it will resemble the preview ....

As for formatting - holy crap batman! looking at the formatting commands in your post my darling ... my head is spinning!

But yes, there's a lot of formatting stuff that's broken right now - which really makes me wonder about their internal QA and testing departments ... how it eve got out of Beta. On the plus side, the old site must have been a huge mess internally - I know it worked but given the way that the pages are created, the back-end must have been truly horrible! (unlike your I hasten to add).

I'm hoping that they sorted out the overall site database and that the other stuff will gradually get fixed in the coming months. It they do I'll up my subscription to Gold again.


David St. Hubbins: Well, I don't really think that the end can be assessed as of itself as being the end because what does the end feel like? It's like saying when you try to extrapolate the end of the universe, you say, if the universe is indeed infinite, then how - what does that mean? How far is all the way, and then if it stops, what's stopping it, and what's behind what's stopping it? So, what's the end, you know, is my question to you.


2bigblueeyes4you 64F

11/23/2011 12:44 am

They seem to want it boreing, hard to navigate and the choice for us to design our own web sight, they want this too look like a bunch of inmates, no color just boring!!!! get with it guys we are out of the dark ages!!!!!!!!!


rm_bengl66 60M
7289 posts
11/23/2011 12:08 am

bungling work.X (


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rm_1Jus4fun357 50M
2 posts
11/22/2011 11:47 pm

Recently signed up, so I don't know what it was like before. But it couldn't have been this difficult to navigate before. Not very user friendly and everything seems to revert back to default automatically.


Ionlyshow 51F

11/22/2011 11:05 pm


WHY?


When using the BB code in a blog post, Why does the preview window still show what it used to be like, and yet the end result shows the new changes?
How are we meant to determine how shit it looks when creating a blog post if the preview is nothing like the end result..

[image]
This is what my preview shows, and yet you can clearly see that is not how it turns out..


If you are going to fuck it up, at least fuck it up good and proper..

ionly xx





rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
11/22/2011 11:03 pm

I think a lot of these issues could have been dealt with more easily and with less backlash if you had put up a temporary tutorial on the changes before hand.. and ASKED FOR HELP in finding the glitches and problems instead of just dumping it all on people out of the blue.

But Allegria, that's part of what's frustrating. AdultFriendFinder had many members voluntarily testing the beta for more than a month and apparently most of the flaws they found and noted were never corrected before launching the new version. A F didn't listen to them any more than they're lisrening to us now.


rm_allegria49 71F
124 posts
11/22/2011 10:16 pm

    Quoting community:
    Still here, still reading everything. And yes, I'm scared.

    Here are the things we're working on fixing right now:

    1) Return most recent comments by others to your blog
    2) Fix font size and style issues (currently it's just 12pt text for everything, will fix)
    3) Clean up blog comment display so it's more readable
    4) Fix profile "rather not say" in drugs and looking for

    View my blog won't be put back into the drop down because it's under the blog section, not a top level navigation. I don't like the new 2 step click either, so I have mine bookmarked in my browser.
Glad to know you folks are working on some fixes.

I personally like the drop downs, looks tidier and things for me are easier to find,... IF everything could be found there , but I've only been going to the blogs and the A/L for the last few months and don't really know how it 'used to be'. Also that you've put divisions between the posts in the A/L, that's good... and that you're addressing the bloggers issues. But bookmarking in our browsers to get to a place onsite, am I understanding correctly?

* No hope for a more overall colorful format huh?

* Now have you noticed how hard it is to differentiate a quote from the response text in all of the magazine (forums)? It all runs together. Couldn't you 'shade' behind a quote and include the handle of the person you've quoted instead of just saying "Quoting"? You occasionally want to refer back to them by name and you can't remember what it was.

* I'm still having problems with the smilies being hidden sometimes behind boxes below it.

* Will the profiles and blogs be able to get their backgrounds back, and personalize as much as they'd like?

I think a lot of these issues could have been dealt with more easily and with less backlash if you had put up a temporary tutorial on the changes before hand.. and ASKED FOR HELP in finding the glitches and problems instead of just dumping it all on people out of the blue.
There are psychological ways to help people deal with change... which makes transitions much smoother for everyone.


rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
11/22/2011 7:56 pm

OMG, and now I just noticed that not only are the Agree/Neutral/Disagree charts gone, but the posts themselves (including this one) are being cut off at the right side of the screen. A F F can't even get their site to function on their own "A F F is Listening" page (although, again, everything is working just fine on Passion). Too funny! Or it would be if it weren't an indication of how totally fucked up this redesign has become.


rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
11/22/2011 7:52 pm

OMG, and now I just noticed that not only are the Agree/Neutral/Disagree charts are gone, but the posts themselves are being cut off at the right side of the screen. AdultFriendFinder can't even get their site to function on their own "A F F is Listening" page. Too funny! Or it would be if it weren't an indication of how totally fucked up this redesign has become.


Bromance_Buddy 57M

11/22/2011 7:47 pm

okay, even this blog is screwed up now - the right hand side of it is cut off - that's why we can't vote on other member's posts.

Another issue, when you click on New Members on the main page and the click view more - it's takes you to New Matches for Bromance_Buddy. If you then click on "with photos only" - when the page comes up - the "view more listings" doesn't appear on the bottom of the page......


impierced1968 52M  
22875 posts
11/22/2011 7:31 pm

The Occupation

Try it,you might like it...
Blog of the Pierced


rm_Lanemeyer37 46M
34 posts
11/22/2011 6:39 pm

Are you kidding?? The appearence is so.... amateurish and generic. This looks like a project for a high school computer science class. I know a few programmers who can't find decent work in this bad economy and this is the best you guys could do??

Common sense no longer exists. It has been replaced by common ignorance.


rm_Dan4Frenz 48M
1383 posts
11/22/2011 6:03 pm

    Quoting rm_Spambalaya:
    LOL! It seems that Dan4Frnz's customized box completely eradicated all the "Disagree/neutral/agree" graphs on this page by virtue of its width. Not surprisingly , this is not a problem on the Passion version of this very same blog page. Yet another glitch to be addressed. How many more will you have to fix to bring A F F back to where it was before the switchover?


No No... my table was set at 95% to whatever the main "block" or "table" width, hence its a screw up from their CSS stylesheet!




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rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
11/22/2011 5:10 pm

    Quoting rm_Spambalaya:
    And why have the little boxes on the right where we can indicate our agreement with other posters' comments vanished? Are you that afraid of seeing our discontent graphically represented? Sheesh.
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LOL! It seems that Dan4Frnz's customized box completely eradicated all the "Disagree/neutral/agree" graphs on this page by virtue of its width. Not surprisingly , this is not a problem on the Passion version of this very same blog page. Yet another glitch to be addressed. How many more will you have to fix to bring A F F back to where it was before the switchover?


MyHeartLost4U 56M
2337 posts
11/22/2011 5:06 pm

1- Use of Black text instead of the (traditional) Blue for Hyperlinks is confusing.

2- Hyperlinks not easily recognize due to not being underlined (both the Blue and Black).

3- Inbox displayed on right side above the Navigational Toolbar in small text; whereas, the Inbox should been placed into the Navigational Tool Bar next to Home.

4- Finding the link for Logging Out extremely difficult and inconvenient.

5- Discussion Forums of members Quoting of other members difficult to differentiate what is quoted and what is response. That is due to the text being squeezed together without prominent space between the Quote and Response or highlighting used of what is quoted.

6- Text format size dropped from standard 12pt to 10pt.

7- Standard Member Home Page has "Upgrade Now" (banner style) on upper right side in red that is approximately 40px X 140px with "Upgrade Now" in 16pt font. Also an "Upgrade Now" on the upper left side in a table cell highlighted in yellow that is approximately 200px X 240px that is directly above the Member profile photo; which the account owner\member photo should be in that place.I am assuming that format is used on the Silver members Home Page with trying to have them Upgrade to Gold memberships.

8- Member (account owner) Photo on their home page is 48px X 48px thumbnail; whereas, it was 96px X 96px.

9- The Blogs of SiteSupport , Community, are extremely difficult to finding and basically conveniently hidden from the members view; in addition, [blog Events] which members are actively involved with when there are promotional contests is not even listed on that "Community" page. Furthermore, not even the Group of Live From AFF that is owned and moderated by site employee Community-Community is in that "Useful Link" listing.

10- Non Site Employee(s) Group and Blog being used for "Tutorials" and basically a "Help and Information" section for both old and new members instead of Various, Inc. owned\moderated\operated forums.

11- Previous format of Member Home Page gave members easy Navigation of the site and forums even without the use of the Navigational Toolbar. Members were able to access their own Blog, Groups that they Moderated and\or members of with one click of their mouse button. Also were able to visit any forum (Magazine, Blogs, Groups, Chat, etc...) with ease. In addition, where able to find SiteSupport, Community, Create Bling and etc... directly from their Home Page.

12- The "old" Site Navigational Bar in Comparison to the "New" Site Navigational Bar was simplified and user friendly and navigated members 90% + to the area of the site that they wanted.

That's just 12 of the reasons why "The Site Redesign" is considered absolutely poorly designed by the Majority of Members that are the Active Users of this site.


As of currently this "Poll" of the members opinion of "The Site Redesign" has 487 votes that break down as shown below.
Very Good = 13, Good = 26, Acceptable = 63, Poor = 142, Very Poor = 243.
Simple Breakdown = 20.94 % of members Like "The Site Redesign" or consider it as "Acceptable"
79.06 % Do Not Like "The Site Redesign" and consider it a "poor" design.

The percentages has not fluctuated more than 1% between the 2 since the beginning of this poll.


Don't worry......that's my last reponse to this about the new site design.


rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
11/22/2011 5:02 pm

And why have the little boxes on the right where we can indicate our agreement with other posters' comments vanished? Are you that afraid of seeing our discontent graphically represented? Sheesh.
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rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
11/22/2011 5:00 pm

    Quoting community:
    Still here, still reading everything. And yes, I'm scared.

    Here are the things we're working on fixing right now:

    1) Return most recent comments by others to your blog
    2) Fix font size and style issues (currently it's just 12pt text for everything, will fix)
    3) Clean up blog comment display so it's more readable
    4) Fix profile "rather not say" in drugs and looking for

    View my blog won't be put back into the drop down because it's under the blog section, not a top level navigation. I don't like the new 2 step click either, so I have mine bookmarked in my browser.
If you want to work on fixes, then here's the easier thing to do: revert to the old layout!

If you can't do that, then at the very least tell us the real reason for screwing the site up so badly, since it's obvious that it was NOT done to make things better for members. So what financial benefits does Various expect to realize in exchange for making us all unhappy?


iwannaseeyourcoc 56F
234 posts
11/22/2011 4:42 pm

    Quoting Ionlyshow:


    I think it would be fair to suggest that ALL members of this site should get an opportunity to vote and express their opinions with regards to the new design, not just those of us who know about this blog, but the majority of members who don't even know the blogs exist, and believe me, there are thousands of them, I chat with them daily on cam..

    Why haven't you sent out an email to every members inbox asking them to vote and express an opinion?
    Like you do when advertising the competitions that are held on here, do you not think that would be fair?

    It's like you have done this on the quiet and have forgotten to ask the silent majority of people what THEY want..

    iCAM ionly '11

Quoting this post because it articulates my thoughts exactly and needs to be bumped up on this thread. Post in a blog, you're gonna get answers about what bothers bloggers. There are a great deal more users/members outside of the blog community that are experiencing problems too (i.e. cammers, chatters, A/L'ers, regular folk just looking to hookup...)


Bromance_Buddy 57M

11/22/2011 4:39 pm

Ah Ryan, I knew you'd show up sooner or later. This is a disaster, I hope you know the anger isn't directed at you, but at whoever decided to make this change - with so many flaws - and just before a holiday when everyone is going to be on the site.

There were enough flaws and bugs with the old site, this one, although in beta for a time, was put out prematurely. AdultFriendFinder is going to lose a lot of paying customers - we're already pointing each other towards other sites - that offer, basically, the same service.

A lot of us have made friends here - from all over the place - and this new design has the effect of dropping a nuclear bomb on those friendships - we'll find each other again, but......if would be nice if AdultFriendFinder would just listen - and return to the old site - but this one back in beta.........and introduce it at a later time.....there are too many bugs...........

Come on, go into the phone booth, change into your Superman "uniform" and make this right.

No matter where you click or navigate to on this new version of the site.....you encounter errors. I don't know that it's necessarily the design tht's the problem - if there weren't so many bugs.....and some aesthetic changes made........it might be okay.....but, for gosh sakes............put this version back into beta.

Again, hope you understand the anger is directed at you personally but - you are the "face" of the site to a lot of people.......I'll be you've been having a few cocktails at night....after reading the reactions to the new site......

Take care bud - but put on the Superman uniform.........and work your magic!


rm_Dan4Frenz 48M
1383 posts
11/22/2011 4:01 pm



See the post I did below and this post?

I set it with a table with width=95%, cellpadding=20 bgcolor=99CCFF border=1.

It simply run off the page!?

You had got a serious CSS problem...




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rm_Dan4Frenz 48M
1383 posts
11/22/2011 3:58 pm

View my blog won't be put back into the drop down because it's under the blog section, not a top level navigation. I don't like the new 2 step click either, so I have mine bookmarked in my browser.


Oh Com'on, isn't [View My Blog] also "My Stuff"!?

In "My Stuff", there are "List", "Profile", "Friends", "Accounts" and "Activities". [My Blog] SHOULD BE a top level navigation. Its just a line of codes to point it to our blog page!

PLEASE! Please! Re-consider it!!!




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Spirit6669 54M
2234 posts
11/22/2011 3:13 pm

That was supposed to be .... super-crappy new one that we hate !!

But the comments are disappearing off the end of the page

Best work on that too eh !

Spirit6669
BLOG : Spirit6669 .. 21st Century Zen


Spirit6669 54M
2234 posts
11/22/2011 3:08 pm

    Quoting community:
    Still here, still reading everything. And yes, I'm scared.

    Here are the things we're working on fixing right now:

    1) Return most recent comments by others to your blog
    2) Fix font size and style issues (currently it's just 12pt text for everything, will fix)
    3) Clean up blog comment display so it's more readable
    4) Fix profile "rather not say" in drugs and looking for

    View my blog won't be put back into the drop down because it's under the blog section, not a top level navigation. I don't like the new 2 step click either, so I have mine bookmarked in my browser.
Doean't make good reading does it ?! Not surprised you're keeping your head down and your helmet on

Come on Ryan, it's nearly Thanksgiving, show some festive spirit and give us back the crappy old site that we liked rather than the super-crappy new one that we hate !!

Spirit6669
BLOG : Spirit6669 .. 21st Century Zen


Spirit6669 54M
2234 posts
11/22/2011 3:00 pm

    Quoting community:
    ALT won't have a redesign like this, no.
Im gonna get in touch with my ALT side just so I can migrate over there then

Spirit6669
BLOG : Spirit6669 .. 21st Century Zen


RRbuck 60M  
8 posts
11/22/2011 2:08 pm

The new site totally sucks!


Bromance_Buddy 57M

11/22/2011 2:08 pm

hmmmm......and, as I look at the comments - the agree, neutral or disagree option has disappeared.....hmmmmmmmmmmmm


biology 42M  
291 posts
11/22/2011 12:34 pm

from a strictly chatter point of view, AND someone thats been here since 96....

chat rooms are entirely too hard to get to now. and your friends network, good luck.

why not just go back to what it was. least you guys didnt screw up alt.....or is that next??


2bigblueeyes4you 64F

11/22/2011 11:19 am

Well with all this crap and boring web, and alot of other shit!! I was going to upgrade, but what for??? NOT NOW!! o yes a black and white jail cells !!! I guess you want more fakes, if you want every member to look the same!!


rm_trainmepls1 50F
722 posts
11/22/2011 7:45 am

    Quoting Spirit6669:
    The members who did test it gave a lot of their time and identified most of the issues months ago, nothing was done about it, so it was a complete waste of time, none of this is a surprise it was all fed back to the site. So much for "listening" huh !
Yup. That's exactly my feeling. I started out collecting a list of bugs and things that were missing in the redesign, but I saw that the list was exactly the same as what we were all saying during beta testing, so I'm just going to let the site work it out because I know that nobody listens to what we say (unless we blow it up into a humongous, major issue that can't be ignored).


sexy_mel_tv 44T
1451 posts
11/22/2011 3:15 am

A lot of what I wanted to say has already been said by others. Personally, although I don't particularly like the design, I can live with it. The sidebar is pretty good. A link to my blog would be helpful, either in the sidebar or in the 'username/my account' etc menu at the top. A few things are irksome; 'log out' should have its own place and the use of icons for 'help' and 'home' is counterintuitive - there's no reason these can't have text too. (The 'home' icon doesn't even have alt text.) Also, I think hiding so much away in drop down menus doesn't really advertise the site's features to new users.

The biggest problems for me are the changes in functionality. The missing 'Most recent responses' is invaluable if you have a blog. This, and the hiding of blogs in a drop down menu, makes me wonder if the site isn't trying to depreciate blogs.

And why so many extra clicks to get to some pages? This has been an issue since the last site redesign when we've all had to make at least one extra click just to log in.

I still have some other issues from the last redesign. Why was 'Looking for' moved to underneath the profile text? As a TV I understand that I'm a minority interest, and really don't want to bother people who aren't interested in TV's. And why isn't the navigation bar repeated at the bottom of the page like it used to be? These were all time saving features that made the site more user friendly.

My suggestion? Leave Pa$$ion alone until the next redesign, so users have the choice which site to log into.

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Spirit6669 54M
2234 posts
11/22/2011 2:57 am

    Quoting rm_allegria49:
    Has anyone noticed that the 'COMMUNITY' has stopped interacting?
Yeah I noticed that ! The strength of feeling amongst members is huge and the overwhelming majority are very unhappy, yet the site do not even respond ! If they care at all about member satisfaction now is the time to prove it. My guess is that they will ignore member opinion as usual and demonstrate once again that the whole "listening" pretence is nothing more than a feeble attempt at PR, do they think we are that stupid that we don't notice this is a sham and they have no interest whatsoever in their customers ?!



Spirit6669
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Spirit6669 54M
2234 posts
11/22/2011 2:31 am

    Quoting shoor2pleaseuk:
    Message to management...revert to the old design until you are able to properly develop a new design that has been fully tested by a large range of users, not just a chosen few. It is unbelievable that this design was signed off as an improvement. Sad!
The members who did test it gave a lot of their time and identified most of the issues months ago, nothing was done about it, so it was a complete waste of time, none of this is a surprise it was all fed back to the site. So much for "listening" huh !

Spirit6669
BLOG : Spirit6669 .. 21st Century Zen


ohmymy69 66M/67F  
62 posts
11/22/2011 1:51 am

    Quoting rm_allegria49:
    Has anyone noticed that the 'COMMUNITY' has stopped interacting?
Good point...suppose the "community" has overwhelmed them with it's opinion???

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shoor2pleaseuk 73M
23 posts
11/22/2011 1:43 am

Message to management...revert to the old design until you are able to properly develop a new design that has been fully tested by a large range of users, not just a chosen few. It is unbelievable that this design was signed off as an improvement. Sad!


new2Nac4u 54M

11/22/2011 12:33 am

this site is rubbish cant polish a turd.


MachoGuapito1983 41M
28 posts
11/21/2011 9:46 pm



"SUPER DUPER THUMBS DOWN" !!


Nice69Tender 42M
19 posts
11/21/2011 8:49 pm

It kinda feels like it is a little less user friendly. And maybe a little bland. you could see more pictures. thats about it.

Nice69Tender


rm_allegria49 71F
124 posts
11/21/2011 8:31 pm

Has anyone noticed that the 'COMMUNITY' has stopped interacting?


openagenda 104M
6278 posts
11/21/2011 8:02 pm

Seems that some comments posted here get deleted so will try again.

1) The font size in blogs via logging in via A dult F riend F inder is reduced by 50% vs logging in via passion.com or other portals.

2) Removal of Most Recent Comments by Others and removal of the Local Menu makes managing blogs very difficult.

3) If you are going to remove any blog tracking, remove "Most Recent Comments by (the blogger)" and reinstate Most Recent Comments by Others. xxxx Posts under a blogger's comment ID provides such tracking of a blogger's comment postings.

Seems the design changes were made in the "back room" by those who have never used the site. IMHO


ohmymy69 66M/67F  
62 posts
11/21/2011 7:22 pm

This site has become impossible to navigate, many of the functions don't work properly, several have been eliminated, traffic to our profile has slowed to a crawl, interacting with others is too difficult for even us gold members and it is too austere/sanitary looking without ANY warmth. I suppose this means we are headed back to the "other" site (main competitor) of A.F.F. they seem to be more responsive to at least the paying members. We feel sorry for all the standard members...many of them are the ladies that draw a large percentage of the membership in!!!

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Fear instead never having lived!


rm_cherimore 60F
11158 posts
11/21/2011 6:00 pm

I don't see a drop down to pick the kind of flirt on the who flirt with me list on the new redesign, unless I go to the member profile then I can see the hug, kiss, smile, spank, wave, wink drop down. Is there a reason for this or forget to add the drop down with those 6 choices?


openagenda 104M
6278 posts
11/21/2011 4:22 pm

1) Why does the blog text appear at least two sizes smaller when one logs on via AdultFriendFinder vs passion vs dating.ipadporn?

It is almost unreadable via AdultFriendFinder.

2) In AdultFriendFinder, the lack of a Local menu, and the lack of a blog's "Most Recent Comments by Others" makes AdultFriendFinder lame for bloggers. To get these and to manager one's blog, logging in via other portals are necessary.


stevenjosepht 75M
3733 posts
11/21/2011 3:59 pm

I like it. It's no more difficult to move around than previously. The blocks help to delineate where one comment leaves off and another begins.


PurplePeach72 48F
9197 posts
11/21/2011 3:49 pm

I HATE the fact that I can't see who has commented or on what post. This is important to me because sometimes people comment on older posts and I used to be able to click that link and see what the comments were. Now that entire box is gone. If you want to remove a useless box from the blogs take the box that says something about if you like this blog you'll like these other blogs but give me my commenters back. It's bad enough that the who's visited doesn't work worth a shit and I can't see a list of watchers to know who I'm gaining or losing. This sucks. I've been paying for over 6 years but may stop if this isn't fixed.
LeeAnn


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MyHeartLost4U 56M
2337 posts
11/21/2011 3:24 pm

    Quoting L8b1oomer:
    When using the poll numbers to judge acceptability of the "new" homepage there are 5 categories, of those 2 are positive, two are negative and 1 is average/acceptable. The former 4 can be used as positive/negative and the latter is only average in terms of percentage.


    That totals (as of this post) 33 positive votes, 51 average and 307 negative votes...mine was the last negative vote!!!
The site management will consider the votes of "acceptable" as positive votes from the users.

Corporations and huge businesses such as Various, Inc. spend thousand of thousands of dollars and even millions of dollars as well every year on business psychology techniques to use on their customers and prospective customers.

The Poll is designed with 5 questions intentionally. Of the 5 questions one is used in order to give hidden leverage to one side. In this poll that question is "Acceptable".

For Example:

Very Good = "Acceptable"

Good = "Acceptable"

Acceptable = "Acceptable"

Poor = NOT "Acceptable"

Very Poor= NOT "Acceptable"

As you can see "Acceptable" is not a neutral factor within this poll as it shows a favor to one side.


This poll here is basically a "Like" or "Don't Like" poll without a "neutral" for the members (voters) to choose. Thus this poll was done with "trickery" by using members that believe to be voting "neutral" when choosing "Acceptable" to actually be voting "Good".

Neutral votes are usually not included when calculating the final outcome of polls. That is because there is no weight so to speak of a final decision that is supported by them; thus, they cannot be used to sway one side or the other.

Various, Inc. more likely already knew this before hand that the numbers would stack up against the new design of the site if the poll was done with only a "Like and Dislike"; therefore, the poll was designed to taking the votes of those that would vote neutral and be able to apply them to their favor.

Now if we remove the votes of "Acceptable" as if they were "Neutral" we would have to subtract them completely from the total amount of votes of this poll.

Example- Currently 406 total votes. Subtract all Acceptable votes of 54 = 352

Those that "Like" would = Very Good (11) + Good (24) = 35x100 = 3500/352 = 9.94 %

Those that "Don't Like" would = Poor (120) + Very Poor (197) = 317x100= 31700/352 = 90.05 %

Or they can be used to showing Neutral as an independent. Example Below.

406 total Votes Currently.

Very Good = 11 x100 = 1100/406 = 2.71 %
Good = 24 x100 = 2400/406 = 5.91 %
Neutral = 54 x100 = 5400/406 = 13.30 %
Poor= 120 x100 = 12000/406 = 29.56 %
Very Poor = 197 x100 = 19700/406 = 48.52 %

However with the way the poll is setup with "Acceptable" ( logically ) those votes will be added to what it lean towards in definition "Good". So in essence the Very Good, Good, and Acceptable is considered as one of the same. The same will apply for Poor and Very Poor as being one in the same too. Thus, the calculations done would show 21.92 % in favor (Like) of the new site design, with 78.08% opposed (Don't Like) of the new site design. As you can see how the percentage shifted drastically between the two examples.


tangie247 55F  
615 posts
11/21/2011 3:22 pm

Your missing the one operative word for the poll.... Horrendous.

I can't flirt with anyone on my hotlist like before. I can't find people locally per my cupid preference. WTH did you guys do???? I as a woman used to love this site now I am starting to really be repulsed by it.

Return it back to where it was, I could at least find the men that I WANTED!!! I get a generalized area. I feel like I have to hunt for everything now.. This is not fair to us users that are on here daily.

Tangie247


JN63JPN 58F  
26536 posts
11/21/2011 3:12 pm

Not that I pay any attention to flirts unless if it's from someone in my friends network, but are they set up so you can send only one flirt/month to the same person? The ones I've sent flirts to earlier this month all say "flirted".

The View Members Online page won't load.

The design of the logout/in page is still at the old design.

If you do local search, you get redirected to a page where the options are erotic chat/email, discreet relationship and intimate relationships. That's all. Intimate relationship isn't an A FF option, is it?

And you wonder why I prefer to log in through Passion???

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sphxdiver 71M
21066 posts
11/21/2011 2:00 pm

This is not "Rocket-Science" You guys should have tested, tested, and retested, this before putting it on line.
The site now has more glitches than ever before, nd as members we still have to put up with all the same crap, we did before, so what has changed???
NOTHING!!!!
You have only made it harder to get around on the site and created more problems for the members, period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Bromance_Buddy 57M

11/21/2011 12:42 pm

Ryan, I'm sorry you're getting the proverbial snot beaten out of you. You just work there.......... Hopefully you have some influence and power to effect the changes suggested (demanded?) by the followers of your blog....

The new site is beyond terrible. When I looked at in beta - I thought it was a work in progress, not a finished product.

I have, as I indicated previously, Turned off Auto Renew...and, when December 10th rolls around......I am....outta here.


MzBonBon527 56F

11/21/2011 11:23 am

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. User UN-friendly, Blogger UN-friendly, female EXTREMELY UN-friendly (remember us? The ones that attract the majority of your members???)

Not another dime will come out of my pocket with these changes in place...

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. ~Kate Hepburn


toothysmile 54M
16536 posts
11/21/2011 10:45 am

It's awful that bloggers can't see the list of comments left by others on their own blog.
You should change that immediately.
At the time that I voted, out of the 391 votes, 119 voted 'poor' and 188 'very poor'. What does that tell you?

Thanks.


L8b1oomer 67F  
49 posts
11/21/2011 10:30 am

When using the poll numbers to judge acceptability of the "new" homepage there are 5 categories, of those 2 are positive, two are negative and 1 is average/acceptable. The former 4 can be used as positive/negative and the latter is only average in terms of percentage.


That totals (as of this post) 33 positive votes, 51 average and 307 negative votes...mine was the last negative vote!!!

If it's fun, exciting or pleasurable...it's either illegal, bad for you or fattening!!!


EasyriderNM 61M
3074 posts
11/21/2011 10:12 am

    Quoting  :

Domino, you gotta be be kidding me. No, baby, I know you wouldn't do that.

So, I guess if enough people complain, they'll put AdultFriendFinder back to normal and leave all else alone.

I just got off the phone with Customer Service, and the chick said that due to the number of complaints, they might reconsider this blunder.

We will see.

BTW, Love ya. - Easy...

Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum
Audentes Fortuna Iuvat
New blog post: Update


EasyriderNM 61M
3074 posts
11/21/2011 10:06 am

I'm REALLY pissed off here!

Y'all boogered up my blog and my profile looks like that stretch of Highway 50 in Nevada! BORING!

Also, the navigation is AWFUL, all of the fonts have shrunk, and I can't see who's viewed my blog anymore!

I guess there is much more that has been screwed up, but I'm not looking any longer.

PUT IT BACK TO THE WAY IT WAS!

Or I'll quit payin' for this crap. Like I have been for almost 9 years.

OK, I'm going back to Passion where I can at least read the blogs...

Thank you for putting up with my rant, I mean, opinion.

Most sincerely, - Easy...



Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum
Audentes Fortuna Iuvat
New blog post: Update


loonghairedredux 48M

11/21/2011 9:38 am

I like it. The old version was terribly dated. It's much more modern. Less is more in webdesign these days. More pics on the front page can only be a good thing.

bugs I've noticed:

-Cellpadding on posts on any persons main blog page is non-existent.
-drug use on profile is prefer not to say regardless of what it says in edit preferences.


quite2curious3 54M
234 posts
11/21/2011 9:31 am

Honestly, , after days, appearance change may have been an improvement, if things worked. For me, little to nothing seems to, and I refused to use the mobile site due to extreme limits placed on visitors.

Things have gone from annoying to virtually unusable.for me, with things not quite lining up on the blogs page now...about the only thing I find I can still do.


Spirit6669 54M
2234 posts
11/21/2011 8:43 am

How about this - leave Passion as it is with the old design. Email all A.F.F. and Passion members and tell them simply Passion = old design, A.F.F. = new design, leave it for a couple of months and see which people use.

Incidentally I notice that it's mostly bloggers commenting here, which is not surprising as where the link to Community and Site Support in buried away nobody will ever find either if they are not already aware of their existence. They used to have the links are on the homepage, anybody would think they didn't want people to find them ??!!!

Spirit6669
BLOG : Spirit6669 .. 21st Century Zen


curious92037 52F

11/21/2011 8:42 am

On my blog, not having a list of recent comments is VERY annoying. I am not going to scroll through page after page to find them, so this is the most important needed fix for me.


doe_ra_me 108M

11/21/2011 7:00 am

Kindly add to your bug list the following:

Cam section, or — Live Action > Video > Live Member Webcams

Regardless of which section one is viewing, when the page refreshes, the viewer is taken back to the default page. For example, I am returned to Single Females ( which by the way has males camming in that section on a routine basis ) whenever the couples page refreshes.

If I see more, I'll add to this post ... if you can find it among all the...

We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place.


twosharp2 76M
554 posts
11/21/2011 6:40 am

Information previously available on popup profiles (when the mouse is dragged over a member's thumbnail photo) has been replaced with ads. Previously, there was a link to the member's blog, at list of groups to which they belonged, etc.

Good grief, give the upgrade ads a rest! Although you are a for profit entity, there is such as thing as overkill. There needs to be enough information available to tempt the person viewing to upgrade.


JN63JPN 58F  
26536 posts
11/21/2011 4:14 am

When clicking on the location in a profile, gets redirected to a page called get local Japan, then clicked on xxx seeking xxx, then got redirected to a page showing only 3 options, erotic chat/email, discreet relationships, and intimate relationships

The intimate relationship option doesn't exist in A FF, does it?

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openwm 54M
6974 posts
11/21/2011 4:00 am

The Font sizes are TOO SMALL for Us old people with bad eyes to read!!!!!


ElizabethBlonde2 45F  
4486 posts
11/21/2011 3:45 am

    Quoting  :

Won't be for long..they are changing it AFTER Thanksgiving...

What Gag Reflex? I am A Cum Guzzler!


SaddleTrampXXX 64M  
345 posts
11/21/2011 2:44 am

I miss my bling background and colors....WTF! I was happy to see none of my mail folders were missing or corrupted. Then again, I never put any new mail in them after one of the last upgrades deleted ALL the mail in my folders! Nice job, once again....NOT!

Shoulda been a cowboy...


rm_allegria49 71F
124 posts
11/21/2011 12:02 am

    Quoting rm_allegria49:
    Why isn't there a MY MAIL link in My Stuff? We have to go back to the home page each time... I mean who cares about flirts and who looked at my profile??? Yeah I know there is an 'Alerts' pop up... but sometimes you want to write something else to someone who is no longer in the pop up, from wherever you are.

    The saga continues...............
Duh... just noticed 'inbox' over in the upper right corner. My bad, I apologize. Looks like it will take awhile to find everything.


rm_allegria49 71F
124 posts
11/20/2011 11:40 pm

FYI.... you have a glitch in the post and mail windows... most of the emote drop down is hidden behind the post box.


rm_Dan4Frenz 48M
1383 posts
11/20/2011 11:36 pm


I'm a blogger in A.F.F., hence I'm requesting to get back the "Most Recent Respond By Others"

It shows who is commenting in my blog, at a glance!



Journey of a Thousand Miles...!
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rm_allegria49 71F
124 posts
11/20/2011 10:50 pm

Why isn't there a MY MAIL link in My Stuff? We have to go back to the home page each time... I mean who cares about flirts and who looked at my profile??? Yeah I know there is an 'Alerts' pop up... but sometimes you want to write something else to someone who is no longer in the pop up, from wherever you are.

The saga continues...............


rm_allegria49 71F
124 posts
11/20/2011 10:13 pm

    Quoting rm_Spambalaya:
    Well, after a couple days it seems that barely 1 in 5, or 20.8%, of those responding to the poll rated the site changes "acceptable" or above, leaving nearly 80% who do not; roughly half of all responders gave it the lowest possible grade. This is about as loud and clear a rebuke as you can get!

    The very first and most important rule of customer service is "Whenever possible, give the customers what they want." AdultFriendFinder has an opportunity here to engender some genuine goodwill from your members if you do the smart thing--admit you made a mistake and go back to the old site layout.

    Then devote your time and money to fixing those things which frustrate and annoy members--crack down on the huge numbers of fake profiles, fix the minor bugs, and improve what really needs improvement. A couple of examples:

    • Stop marketing the site as a place where men are "guaranteed" to get laid and making women feel like they're just here to generate more site traffic from stupid, rude, horny males. Start putting banner ads where women who would most likely join AdultFriendFinder often visit, like Victoria's Secret, Yandy, etc. Adding more female members will increase the number of paying male members over time.

    • Make the link to the "Geographic Chatrooms" more prominent and easier to find; people who actually interact with each other in those chatrooms are much more likely to upgrade after awhile so they can view each other's profiles and utilize the email function. (That's what made me decide to upgrade.)

    • Make the site more female-friendly! Give members more options to filter out mail from those whom they don't want to interact with, i.e., married/attached members, smokers, heavy drinkers, drug users, etc. And women like colorful venues; if this site looks boring to me, a middle-aged male, how can you hope to attract women in their 20s and 30s? AdultFriendFinder is heavily weighted toward males, but the only reason we come here (those of us who are straight, that is) is to interact with the ladies. As their numbers dwindle, so will ours. And no amount of new "24 yr old SWF wants to fuck" fake profiles will change that.

    American automakers lost billions awhile back because they made cars they liked but customers hated. Coca-Cola was a little smarter when it quickly brought back Coke Classic (and eventually discontinued New Coke when no one bought it). And we all saw what happened recently when Netflix spent all that money to restructure its delivery system and its customers balked, partly because the CEO refused to even offer an apology to them. AdultFriendFinder now has the chance to benefit from those corporate disasters and write off your mistake now instead of later. The question is no longer whether "A F F is listening" but whether what we say really matters. Do we get back what we want, or will you continue to try to force this mess down our throats and hope we go along?

    A F F's members are waiting for an answer.
    .
    .
    .
THESE ARE EXCELLENT POINTS!

A couple of examples:

• Stop marketing the site as a place where men are "guaranteed" to get laid and making women feel like they're just here to generate more site traffic from stupid, rude, horny males.

*Start putting banner ads where women who would most likely join AdultFriendFinder often visit, like Victoria's Secret, Yandy, etc. Adding more female members will increase the number of paying male members over time.

• Make the link to the "Geographic Chatrooms" more prominent and easier to find; people who actually interact with each other in those chatrooms are much more likely to upgrade after awhile so they can view each other's profiles and utilize the email function. (That's what made me decide to upgrade.)

• Make the site more female-friendly! Give members more options to filter out mail from those whom they don't want to interact with, i.e., married/attached members, smokers, heavy drinkers, drug users, etc.

* And women like colorful venues; if this site looks boring to me, a middle-aged male, how can you hope to attract women in their 20s and 30s? AdultFriendFinder is heavily weighted toward males, but the only reason we come here (those of us who are straight, that is) is to interact with the ladies. As their numbers dwindle, so will ours.



MyHeartLost4U 56M
2337 posts
11/20/2011 9:25 pm

"AdultFriendFinder Is Listening" maybe that needs to be change to "Site Employee Community is Listening" instead. Cause honestly I do not believe those that are in the power of decisions of making changes to the site design, programming, etc... are listening to the members. Furthermore, I am not the only one.

This is not the first time that members have responded to questions relating to the changes of the site when asked and the numbers equate the same basically when polled.
Below is what the Poll is showing as of now. Maybe those that are in the power of making decisions to changing the format and etc... of the site will listen to the numbers and there percentages instead of the members postings.
Responses
Votes
Percentage
Very Good
9
2.6 %
Good
16
4.64 %
Acceptable
46
13.33 %
Poor
105
30.4 %
Very Poor
169
48.9 %
Total Votes = 345


79.4 % Do Not Like or Approve Of The New Design (Poor + Very Poor percentages combined)

20.6 % Like and Approve Of The New Design. (Very Good + Good + Acceptable percentages combined)

If the powers may be are listening to it's members....then why are they only listening to the "minority" instead of the majority of the users in these decisions that are made What is above is almost 80 % of the members\users saying that they do not like the new format; furthermore, many are expressing their dislikes of it and the reasons in words. While only 20 % of the members are saying that they like it or that it is acceptable; furthermore, very very very few even have left a feedback as to what it is about the new design that they like.
Those Various, Inc. executives better start waking up and realize that money is being lost hand over fist because of things such as this one.

The members that do contribute to these postings of feedbacks and polls along with those that just read them, are not blind from seeing the blatant disregards shown by Various, Inc. Executives to the members feedbacks and the percentages of votes from the polls.


rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
11/20/2011 8:36 pm

Well, after a couple days it seems that barely 1 in 5, or 20.8%, of those responding to the poll rated the site changes "acceptable" or above, leaving nearly 80% who do not; roughly half of all responders gave it the lowest possible grade. This is about as loud and clear a rebuke as you can get!

The very first and most important rule of customer service is "Whenever possible, give the customers what they want." AdultFriendFinder has an opportunity here to engender some genuine goodwill from your members if you do the smart thing--admit you made a mistake and go back to the old site layout.

Then devote your time and money to fixing those things which frustrate and annoy members--crack down on the huge numbers of fake profiles, fix the minor bugs, and improve what really needs improvement. A couple of examples:

• Stop marketing the site as a place where men are "guaranteed" to get laid and making women feel like they're just here to generate more site traffic from stupid, rude, horny males. Start putting banner ads where women who would most likely join AdultFriendFinder often visit, like Victoria's Secret, Yandy, etc. Adding more female members will increase the number of paying male members over time.

• Make the link to the "Geographic Chatrooms" more prominent and easier to find; people who actually interact with each other in those chatrooms are much more likely to upgrade after awhile so they can view each other's profiles and utilize the email function. (That's what made me decide to upgrade.)

• Make the site more female-friendly! Give members more options to filter out mail from those whom they don't want to interact with, i.e., married/attached members, smokers, heavy drinkers, drug users, etc. And women like colorful venues; if this site looks boring to me, a middle-aged male, how can you hope to attract women in their 20s and 30s? AdultFriendFinder is heavily weighted toward males, but the only reason we come here (those of us who are straight, that is) is to interact with the ladies. As their numbers dwindle, so will ours. And no amount of new "24 yr old SWF wants to fuck" fake profiles will change that.

American automakers lost billions awhile back because they made cars they liked but customers hated. Coca-Cola was a little smarter when it quickly brought back Coke Classic (and eventually discontinued New Coke when no one bought it). And we all saw what happened recently when Netflix spent all that money to restructure its delivery system and its customers balked, partly because the CEO refused to even offer an apology to them. AdultFriendFinder now has the chance to benefit from those corporate disasters and write off your mistake now instead of later. The question is no longer whether "A F F is listening" but whether what we say really matters. Do we get back what we want, or will you continue to try to force this mess down our throats and hope we go along?

A F F's members are waiting for an answer.
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.
.


rm_zugzwang55 65M
4 posts
11/20/2011 7:04 pm

Why not take have of the sister sites (Dating Taboo?)in the old format and le the people decide?


rm_cute_n_nerdy 40F
1478 posts
11/20/2011 6:27 pm

I don't feel that it's very user-friendly or intuitive. The categorization (such as having to find my blog under "Community" rather than "My Stuff") seems haphazard.

I also don't understand why the "who recently commented" section was removed, but the "where I last commented" section was left. I already *know* where I last commented, and can find that easily through looking at my posts, but I have over 100 blog posts that someone may have commented on - and a stickied post indexing various older post links for people to refer back to.

This doesn't seem like a very well-thought out design, and I'm disappointed.


_JKH_ 66M
5449 posts
11/20/2011 4:59 pm

For premium members, what happened to our custom search box that was on the homepage?

~ ~


rm_Dan4Frenz 48M
1383 posts
11/20/2011 4:27 pm


1.) Navigation is bad, especially to locate personal stuff like blog and bling.
There is a "My Stuff" link. Maybe more can be done to improve on it.

2.) CSS style seems to be badly set, which cause everything to be "sticking" to each other.

3.) WYSIWYG editor seems not working (again is CSS), which is why we can't re-size our blog or profile text.

4.) The overall layout seems very dull. Very much like corporate website. Add some colorful life to it.

5.) Profile page color and background setting should be allow. It gives "life" to the member.

If A.F.F. or Passion is really listening. PLEASE LISTEN!




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MyHeartLost4U 56M
2337 posts
11/20/2011 3:39 pm

The new design of the site is not only "Very Poor" it is EXTREMELY POORLY designed. Especially the navigational development of it.

Just to finding the Community Blog link took over 10 minutes to figure out where the link was. Sure I could had easily found it by going to the Groups I belong\belonged too and find a past posting of mine in the Live from AdultFriendFinder group that I once was a member of and click on Community aka Ryan blog link. However, I wanted to test out the navigation first.
The same applies to the SiteSupport and there is no finding of [blog Events] listed. To get to them have to click on "Community" in the Navigational bar without use of the dropdown list, scroll all the way down the page where on the left side is "Useful Links"; furthermore, 1 of the links listed is to a member (non-employee of Various) Blog and another to a member Group (non-employee of Various) and not of Various, Inc. Operated.
What I also found interesting is that the group of AFF Members Focus Group which I was the original creator and moderator of is in that list instead of Live From AFF which is moderated by Various, Inc. employees (primarily by Community).

I have been a member on this site virtually from the very beginning of when it was launched in 1996 and have seen all the changes over those years. Out of all those years...the best navigational site design was the one that was just shit canned (previous to this one). The last design was and had a very "USER FRIENDLY INTERFACE" This new Navigational Toolbar design is the WORST EVER that has been DESIGNED period!!!

LASTLY....it is apparent that Various, Inc. rather use links to members Blogs or Groups as informative or tutorials. BUT!!! What is Various, Inc. gonna do IF and WHEN a member that is the owner of that Blog or Group decides to turn off their profile, deactivate (delete)their profile or is ever banned by the site for possibly breaking TOU and that Blog or Group or Both is no longer available to the members??? Then the site will have "broken links".
Oh and what about the members that are banned by the member that has the Blog of "Codes, charts and tips" because of personal reasons? They do not and no longer have access to that Blog promoted by Various, Inc. because the owner of it that is not an employee of the site banned them for personal reasons. Yes I know this as fact as I am one of those members banned\blocked from viewing of that member Blog, Magazine, Group, etc… postings. Which I may personally not be concern to viewing that Blog since I have a strong programming background that much of the information that is in that Blog was in fact taken from my own Blog posting of many years ago, and from other members as well that did tutorials. Still this does not negate the point of other members that do not and do not have access to that Blog.

Various, Inc. needs have their developers write the tutorials of how to using the BBS tags(HTM instead of relying completely on the members. Fine use the members tutorials as additional references, but dammit Various, Inc. need step up to the plate independently from the members in these matters. The same applies to the Group part as well. Hell!!! Site employees of Various, Inc. do not even visit or are actively involved with the group of AFF Members Focus Group and have not been for more than a year. That group serve\served it purpose when Various, Inc. adopted the idea and created the Live From AFF.
And then some of you that know of me wonder as to why I am not actively involved as I was before years ago with the site improvements. There’s some of the reasons to why.

MyHeartLost4U-aka-Your1DeamLover


2bigblueeyes4you 64F

11/20/2011 1:36 pm

Well this is a very poor upgrade or disaster is more like it!! And always been asked to upgrade!!!!!!! NO WAY!!!!! NOT with all your cuts, cuts and now NOT being able to design your own sight!!! This sight is getting more and more dictating what we can have on our sights or not!! You do not want any individual expression!!! YOU maybe want more fake female profiles!!!! after all that is what gets the horny young men here, but will not be here long as more fake profiles!! What will you dictate we can put on our own sight, maybe the number of videos, or no video uploading at all, one picture only, one bog per member or none, or only upload black and white pictures, or black and white videos


Verysecretlyme 61F
886 posts
11/20/2011 1:23 pm

    Quoting Ionlyshow:


    I think it would be fair to suggest that ALL members of this site should get an opportunity to vote and express their opinions with regards to the new design, not just those of us who know about this blog, but the majority of members who don't even know the blogs exist, and believe me, there are thousands of them, I chat with them daily on cam..

    Why haven't you sent out an email to every members inbox asking them to vote and express an opinion?
    Like you do when advertising the competitions that are held on here, do you not think that would be fair?

    It's like you have done this on the quiet and have forgotten to ask the silent majority of people what THEY want..

    iCAM ionly '11

Well said!!


VERYSECRETLYME





lickmelightly 39F  
411 posts
11/20/2011 12:30 pm

Not everyone is going to be happy with something. And of course, people are not going to like change. Change takes getting used to. Ask any person/child with aspergers. When those who aren't aware of something going to change they get mad. Some people knew about the site changes.

Always be yourself


GimmeAThrill 51M
24540 posts
11/20/2011 11:23 am

One, why don't the blogs have their own menu. Two, why can't I see 'most recent comments by others' on my blog. Three, and more an aside from the design, why are 'where I'm quoted' and 'respond' features available only to premium members? That never made sense, as they do not give a standard member any more ability to view, or contact, other members which is the basis for your paid memberships. Cut it out and make some sense.

Smart as a horse and hung like Einstein.


Bromance_Buddy 57M

11/20/2011 11:18 am

I've cast my vote in the poll and, when my gold membership expires in December - I'll vote again by not renewing my gold membership. I encourage everyone to TURN OFF AUTO RENEW!


impierced1968 52M  
22875 posts
11/20/2011 11:15 am

    Quoting Ionlyshow:


    I think it would be fair to suggest that ALL members of this site should get an opportunity to vote and express their opinions with regards to the new design, not just those of us who know about this blog, but the majority of members who don't even know the blogs exist, and believe me, there are thousands of them, I chat with them daily on cam..

    Why haven't you sent out an email to every members inbox asking them to vote and express an opinion?
    Like you do when advertising the competitions that are held on here, do you not think that would be fair?

    It's like you have done this on the quiet and have forgotten to ask the silent majority of people what THEY want..

    iCAM ionly '11

I totally agree!

Try it,you might like it...
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ilcapo64 56M  
100 posts
11/20/2011 10:58 am

Which bright spark came up with the idea that after browsing a profile in 'Who's on line' you want to go back to first page of profiles rather than the one you were on.
Getting rid of the compatibility stars from everywhere bar the member's profile has go to be the most stupid change of them all.
Well at least the new design hasn't affected the number of fake profiles - you know something paying members really want changing.


Ionlyshow 51F

11/20/2011 9:56 am



I think it would be fair to suggest that ALL members of this site should get an opportunity to vote and express their opinions with regards to the new design, not just those of us who know about this blog, but the majority of members who don't even know the blogs exist, and believe me, there are thousands of them, I chat with them daily on cam..

Why haven't you sent out an email to every members inbox asking them to vote and express an opinion?
Like you do when advertising the competitions that are held on here, do you not think that would be fair?

It's like you have done this on the quiet and have forgotten to ask the silent majority of people what THEY want..



iCAM ionly '11


stoobysfuntime 47M
35 posts
11/20/2011 9:47 am

all in all,the new layout is shit.
just as i get my head around finding blogs i either write of follow it all disappears and at the minute i'm having to view the member profile to find the one i was watching and commenting on.

also the one biggest issue i have ever had with this site is your ability to turn on my auto renew when i pay for a subscription.
i have NEVER given this site my permission to turn that on.i prefer it left off for a reason,if you can't respect that then don't expect me to pay again.

instead of wasting time destroying what was an easy to navigate site why not try blocking the fakes that litter this site and for once how about an imc that bloody works.in 8 years ofme being here it's NEVER worked right.

get your act together before nobody bothers coming back here again.

rant over


_JKH_ 66M
5449 posts
11/20/2011 9:45 am

    Quoting CleavageFan4U:
    I’m very upset at no longer being able to see a list of where someone has commented on one of my posts since I frequently link to older posts in my comments.

    Also, where is the log-out button now?
Yea I agree with that.

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Spirit6669 54M
2234 posts
11/20/2011 9:30 am

    Quoting CleavageFan4U:
    I’m very upset at no longer being able to see a list of where someone has commented on one of my posts since I frequently link to older posts in my comments.

    Also, where is the log-out button now?
Log-out button - hovver cursor over your username in the top right hand corner of the page, log-out is in the drop down box.

I suspect we'll get the 'who has commented' list back in the blogs, then we'll be sooo pleased to get what we already had A FF will claim it listened and cares about its customers, whereas the reality is that people just don't like the new design and would rather just have the old one, but working properly, and some of the real issues tackled like the bugs, abuse, poor customer service, and fake/scam profiles.

Spirit6669
BLOG : Spirit6669 .. 21st Century Zen


CleavageFan4U 63M  
64374 posts
11/20/2011 9:02 am

I’m very upset at no longer being able to see a list of where someone has commented on one of my posts since I frequently link to older posts in my comments.

Also, where is the log-out button now?


mflater1 70M  
50447 posts
11/20/2011 9:00 am

Does the poll tell you anything?? You have ever one on this site Pissed off.

Real good job. Don't quit your day job

This is not meant to offend any one in any way.








rm_geysergirl 56F
10802 posts
11/20/2011 8:31 am

    Quoting MargotRegina79:
    The two biggest issues are the lack of cell padding, and the removal of the "who commented last" section on the blogs. And naturally there should be a link to my blog under "stuff". There are members on this site who only use it to blog.

    Also, this new glitch where we "prefer not to say on drugs"... This is unacceptable. I get enough messages from men who think I'm a free hooker available at a moment's notice for anyone who asks... Now those same men will think I'm a free hooker on drugs. Fabulous. I can't wait for those messages to start rolling in.

    The cellpadding is a HUGE issue because it makes EVERYTHING difficult to read. Messages in my inbox all run together, comments all run together, and it is an eyesore. A tiny squished font, no cell padding, and the bright white combine to make for a lot of eyestrain. I get it that AdultFriendFinder is going for uniformity, but part of what I like about AdultFriendFinder is that it is full of people who are comfortable with stepping outside the norm. So, rather than making everything bland and white, how about allowing your customers to express themselves?
thanks Margot.. didn't even notice the drug change.. sheesch..

Captivate my mind...and who knows what will follow. Discover more of my ramblings at [blog geysergirl]


rm_geysergirl 56F
10802 posts
11/20/2011 8:30 am

Makes it difficult to navigate..
Hate the removal of "who commented last" section from the blogs
Blogs should have their own link again..

Captivate my mind...and who knows what will follow. Discover more of my ramblings at [blog geysergirl]


Spirit6669 54M
2234 posts
11/20/2011 8:28 am

    Quoting buxombrunette21:
    Well I`m a member and I`m not seeing it on pa$$ion - only when I log in to adulterous fuckfinder

    But why even ask when we all know from experience the last time you guys did an unwanted new layout that you won`t listen to what your members want?!

    why not put your energies in to fixing the faults, glitches and bugs here instead of changing things for the sake of it?
Hi Buxy. Passion is supposed to be changing over to new design week commencing 28th November.

I agree with your comments, and I have no doubt that despite the overwhelming strength of feeling against it, we are stuck with the new design, members wishes seem to be a minor consideration here.

Spirit6669
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DIREPTIO 63F

11/20/2011 8:17 am

Can't anyone just leave something along that works? They must have hired someones uncle's nephew's best friends brother who just recently graduated from college with a graphic arts degree. It took me 5 minutes to find this place!!! Just fuck me unconscious, leave stuff alone!! It's entirely possible I'll drop this steadily increasingly awkward and unrewarding site. Anyone else annoyed with it? They should spend their time improving the instant messenger portion and leave the rest of it alone.
She leaves shaking her head in disgust and muttering curses against the twitterpaited staff that can't seem to quit changing things into a more difficult, unstable, ......


whitelacepromise 57F

11/20/2011 8:03 am

    Quoting  :

Yep mine too.

Am VERY VERY unhappy about this! EVERYONE on this place knows that 'prefer not to say' is covering something up! So, to all intents and purposes you have made me look like I'm a drug taker when I am in fact not!

SORT IT OUT!

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Spirit6669 54M
2234 posts
11/20/2011 7:52 am

    Quoting  :

I'm sure you've got your auto-renew set to off, but keep an eye on it, it's a sneaky little bugger and many people have said that it turns itself back on again, so make sure it's set to off when your paid membership is about to expire.

General money saving tip for people renewing paid membership..... do not use auto-renew, you get a better deal if you let your paid membership expire when you automatically revert to standard and then upgrade to your chosen premium status, as you then get the bonus month(s) free offer (as long as you comply with the simple conditions)

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rm_kelidgh 58F
15978 posts
11/20/2011 7:26 am

The same issues with pagination and centring - font sizes, ( this is written in 4 yet other comments written in size 4 seems to read at about a 2 in Firefox )... the 'who commented' box in blogs is STILL gone, left and right sides of the profile aren't padded - so the words run to photo and photo to words...
Font sizes in the actual blog are standard ( a 2 ) now - when they are all set at a 4 minimum ... the rest of the blog is still formatted fine from what I see - but I don't table.
Chat is still the same - from what I see - sizes are all balanced and functioning as it was...




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Whipsplash4u 62F

11/20/2011 6:56 am

Hope you read this....

I am saying ... Hello..WTF...Please give me a break... sure change is good but this EFFIN SUCKS!!!


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Mystic_Writer 47M  
3723 posts
11/20/2011 6:41 am

When I update my blog header or add a post -- all the text on the blog turns bold and throws off the formatting. This seems unnecessary.


007sexy40plus 55F  
7603 posts
11/20/2011 6:31 am

I made a post the other day when this first hit the blog board. but last night I made a new discovery. People I have blocked and who in returned blocked me can now see my profile and I, theirs. But you cant see their pictures. How if you give me the option to block someone from writing or seeing my profile let me keep that option. There is a guy who wrote me an email thinking I would hook up with his nasty ass and not know anything about him. I wrote him back turning him down and he wrote me back saying some really rude and nasty things. Before I could respond, the coward blocked me from telling him what I thought of his dumb ass. I in return went to my blocked list and added him. I could not read his profile at all. Now with this not needed upgrade I can read his profile and send email if I wanted to(not that I do) when I know I was blocked. Therefore, if I can see his profile then he can see mine and that is unacceptable.

If someone blocks me or I, them I don't want to be able to see anything about them in the future. What is the point in using the blocking mechanism if its not going to work? If I get any rude and nasty emails from these clowns that I have already blocked, I am NOT going to be very happy. Why don't the team try to work on ways to get rid of those kinds of people from the site. Sure we all like sex but being harassed by someone you don't match, makes it electronic sexual harassment. If I could get paid for every time I get an email from someone I don't match or someone who thinks I should drop my panties for him just because he is here, I would be rich enough to buy this this website. Give us back our options and include better ones not a better format that wont give us nothing but new grief from the same idiots. Sorry for the long wind but my first post is way over on the next to the last page, but I got a feeling we wont be heard anyway. And my gold membership that keeps increasing strangely will be going back in my pocket along with a lot of other people.

By the way, I have heard from people who are not bloggers but connect to this site with cell phones. I use an app so I can still log in with mine when I am on the go. But they have said they are thinking of deleting their profiles because of the changes. So there goes some more paying members.

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Mystic_Writer 47M  
3723 posts
11/20/2011 6:28 am

    Quoting MargotRegina79:
    I have been poking around the new design and haven't seen this...

    Where did you find this?
It's in the upper left corner of the homepage.


bloving64 56F

11/20/2011 5:46 am

I only spent about an hour viewing this yesterday but noticed right away that the glare from all the white empty space was actually seriously giving me a headache and the small font is unbearable to view for long periods of time.

Here are a few things I noticed:

Entire Site:
1. Font too small
2. Too much white
3. What color there is is too bland..nothing eye catching.
4. Cell padding - Everything runs together - One email overlaps to another
5. Very clinical and cold feel to entire site

Home Page:
1. Too much wasted white space on sides - too distracting to even browse photos

Drop Downs:
I like the drop down to My Stuff but have a few suggestions
1. Under My Stuff/My lists - a link to blogs that I’m watching would be nice
2. Under My Stuff have a link directly to My Blog

Profiles:
1. Again way too much white space - can not view for very long without getting headache
2. Drugs: “Prefer Not To Say”?????? Hoping that is a glitch to be immediately rectified
3. No ability to individualize - Everyone is the same. Leaves me with the feel that we are all just numbers and nothing more

Blogs:
1. Most recent comments by viewers should remain

Navigation:
1. Inbox link is too small and way over in upper corner. I don’t even notice that I have new emails.
2. Above mentioned on Drop downs


nd2hvfun 62F  
10019 posts
11/20/2011 3:42 am

so why did our drug preference change from DOES not do drugs to prefer not to say...you know you pimp us out like whores now druggies..what next??? dont answer that fix the glitches

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discreetlyhard1 55M
397 posts
11/19/2011 11:01 pm

Please put the "Read my Blog" link back in the hover profile pop up. Why remove that? Does a "Read my Blog" link really take up that much real estate?

Reading a blog tells me more about a person than the boiler plate profile questions. Sure, there are open ended "Describe who you are and what you like/dislike" questions/fields. But, those are just the cover of the book. The real story is in the blog.


discreetlyhard1 55M
397 posts
11/19/2011 10:55 pm

Please put "blog" in the Blog spell check dictionary. [Ignore] and [Ignore All] is annoying. It actually suggests Bog.


rm_allegria49 71F
124 posts
11/19/2011 10:47 pm

As far as efficiency, the drop down windows are good, tidier look on the home page.

From what I see most peoples complaints are simply the result of CHANGE.. most hate that worse than anything, but I think the navigation is actually clearer (after a day of rummaging around).

Now that I've found how to log off, that's fine too... not that it won't take 3 hours to actually be gone like before... but we'll see.

1. The biggest real beefs seem to be the Bloggers not having a link to their blogs and latest responses in My Stuff... which I think is a valid and fixable complaint.

2. Then the esthetics, or lack thereof on the overall site and peoples personalization choices that they've lost on their profile page... which I think is unfortunate as it's a natural trait to want to be unique and not kitchen ware on a site that keeps wanting to put people in little boxes.

3. ... and the little question of all of us 'preferring not to say' on our drug use??? 'prefer not to say' on AdultFriendFinder means "I'm lying and I do"... you know like, I'm really married but prefer not to say so.
So are you guys all druggies or what?... because some of us ARE NOT.

But... lets see what today unveils.


sphxdiver 71M
21066 posts
11/19/2011 10:27 pm

    Quoting Spirit6669:
    and Yup considerable resources in terms of effort and expenditure have been devoted to something which is a retrograde step and virtually nobody likes with the net result of making members unhappy. Resouces which could have been better applied to making the site work properly, combatting fakes, and improving the incompetent Abuse and Customer Service departments so they actually do their jobs properly
Well put, Myself, I think you've created a big distraction to everyone, by doing a major overhaul to something that didn't need fixed.
Great job of pulling the wool over everyones eyes, you did it, you guys should try and get jobs with the current Regime in Washington, D.C. You'd fit right in.
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ybnormaldiva 43F  
425 posts
11/19/2011 7:17 pm

For a redesign to help new members, I think it fails to achieve that objective. It is harder to determine who is online and actually contact them. The link to email them is gone from the search page, encouraging winks and hotlist, which a large portion of women don't even check or respond to. The new hover balloon is very difficult to read, has the pictures in a featured position and with the text (ie what a member is actually interested in/looking for) relegated to the bottom of the box, and the link to the members blog is now missing.

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teenyweeny46 73M  
21 posts
11/19/2011 6:36 pm

at first I thought there was something wrong, but now I know that it was changed. And it is terrible. You need to go back to the old design.


roxy54sexy 58F
8915 posts
11/19/2011 5:51 pm

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traveljunkie13 52F
11091 posts
11/19/2011 5:48 pm

The new format is terrible. Why mess with something that wasn't broken when there are so many other issues that need to be fixed on this site?


Mystic_Writer 47M  
3723 posts
11/19/2011 5:40 pm

I do kind of like this:

[image]

Except you need to add "gifted bling" and "new blog comments."


discreetlyhard1 55M
397 posts
11/19/2011 5:23 pm

Same statement: I think the the menu is fairly ambiguous.

Isn't "My Blog" in the "My Stuff" menu? Did you notice how many members still have the default "My Blog" title? Where is my blog? Oh, my blog is in Blogs under Community. Two click navigation. Did you consider your click through traffic patterns when designing menus?

And why take away the box that tells me who left comments in my blog? I fear the day I have multiple pages of posts and miss comments by users. I may miss my "hook-up" on a post I made months ago unless I go back and read my entire blog at every visit. Did you consider making the site more useful to users when redesigning?


discreetlyhard1 55M
397 posts
11/19/2011 5:13 pm

Why is Chat NOT in Community? Isn't a community social? Yeah, I can chat with somebody half way around the world and they're not in my "geographic" community. But, we chat none the less. We don't experience "Live Action", we experience "Community".

The Blog community here is pretty "Live" too. It's very active. Are Blog's more of a "Sedentary" action? Like we're all sitting in chairs in a circle: "Hi my name is DiscreetlyHard1 and I Blog." as I hold my coffee. Am I supposed to be holding something else when I chat?

I think the the menu is fairly ambiguous.


impierced1968 52M  
22875 posts
11/19/2011 5:12 pm

    Quoting  :

Mine is the same way!

Try it,you might like it...
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JN63JPN 58F  
26536 posts
11/19/2011 5:03 pm

Before you guys mess with Passion, do an analysis of how many A FF members, most likely mainly bloggers, are logging in through Passion after the redesign was launched. considering the number of bloggers there are on the site, it might not be a significant number that'll impress the powers that be but it'll give you a hint of what the heavy users of the site think.

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iwannaseeyourcoc 56F
234 posts
11/19/2011 3:49 pm

Just checked out the view live webcams section and I'm not happy at all - you used to be able to see who had audio (the only cams I watch) and now there is no way to tell from the main page - I don't have time to click on every single cam, wait for it to load, find out they don't have audio, click off and move to the next one and repeat the entire process until I find one. Total BS. My apologies to all the guys who love to cam but now I'm just gonna watch porn.


stormyjan 49F  
34 posts
11/19/2011 3:27 pm

I think it is boring and hard to navigate. Another thing try using it on your phone, It's next to impossible.

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rm_loveslilies 54F
36239 posts
11/19/2011 3:13 pm

simply terrible. this new design has destroyed my way of blogging.
I feel it's more of a downgrade than an upgrade.
If this new design stays, I will not renew my membership.

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stilwantmore 74F
11898 posts
11/19/2011 2:37 pm

Horrible look to new format.

Not as user friendly,
why did we have to have changes. Did not hear
that many complaints about the old, ONLY when
there were other changes that affected our useage and
something went haywire with a minor change or glitch.

Prefer to have it back mmore than way it was. Why cause
problems for your users. IT IS NOT AN IMPROVEMENT AT ALL>


outtherelinda 54F  
18901 posts
11/19/2011 2:22 pm

I hate it! The bright white hurts my eyes, the grey is such a drab colour. The font on my profile is now so small people are going to need a damn magnifying glass to read it. I got the new format yesterday and immediately tried to adjust the font size and after waiting all day to for it to be approved it didn't change, it is still tiny. Profiles now lack any real personality, they are all basically generic and soulless! All the words are now squashed to the left hand side of the page and looks tacty and somewhat messy.


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rm_bushice 76M
208 posts
11/19/2011 1:39 pm

Thanks for ure Service bud! Retired AF here!
As for the new look, like anything else it takes time to get used to i guess!


Abby1112 41F  
3984 posts
11/19/2011 1:16 pm

I miss seeing the latest blog comments on my blog page. and the quick links to the regional groups and blogs would be nice to see again. but in general. not bad..i like the cleaner feel to it.


rm_19harley86 70M
45453 posts
11/19/2011 12:55 pm

The new look ain't getting it

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pals4fun 55F
8916 posts
11/19/2011 12:52 pm

"My Blog" is not something I'll find in the "My Stuff" menu? Huh? Words all run right into pics with no borders whatsoever, fonts change at random to different sizes, I can no longer tell who left comments in my blog, geez...just too many things to say how poor it is. I can't actually think of anything that improved, really, or I'd let ya know!


Spirit6669 54M
2234 posts
11/19/2011 12:32 pm

    Quoting shyviolette:
    in the words of a fellow blogger...the changes were like "polishing a turd". as long as the glitches and other site problems (fake profiles, being booted off the site, problem posting images, etc.) remain, what's the sense of putting lipstick on a pig?
and Yup considerable resources in terms of effort and expenditure have been devoted to something which is a retrograde step and virtually nobody likes with the net result of making members unhappy. Resouces which could have been better applied to making the site work properly, combatting fakes, and improving the incompetent Abuse and Customer Service departments so they actually do their jobs properly

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AtwaterCouple 56M/58F
17 posts
11/19/2011 12:05 pm

We do not like it at all. Membership is coming up..... we were trying to decide if we would renew on AdultFriendFinder or another site we had been with in the past. Unless we get an option for a "classic view"...we will not be renewing.


shyviolette 60F
9348 posts
11/19/2011 12:01 pm

in the words of a fellow blogger...the changes were like "polishing a turd". as long as the glitches and other site problems (fake profiles, being booted off the site, problem posting images, etc.) remain, what's the sense of putting lipstick on a pig?

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Don't think of things that might have been

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DoctorBooty 40M
6393 posts
11/19/2011 11:35 am

Why am I not shocked that you launched a new feature without fixing all the obvious problems in the old one?

You always do this.


doe_ra_me 108M

11/19/2011 11:34 am

    Quoting  :

I take it that you didn't visit the Beta Beta test site then Eyes I thought the Beta Beta was very berry.

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doe_ra_me 108M

11/19/2011 11:32 am

I'm with you Ryan, thought suggestion to launching on Alt.com was quite amusing

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FBazbo 61M
4486 posts
11/19/2011 11:26 am

In general, I think the new layout is much cleaner. Sure, I've had to poke around to find some features (How do I log out?), but overall I like the way things are organized. I also like having a more extensive listing of who's on cam, etc., on my front page. On the downside, when I look at "Who's online now" the photos look smaller to me, which is not good for these 50+ year-old eyes. Also, when I click on a profile from a MON search I'm consistently getting "can't read member profile", even though I can get to the member's profile in other ways.

This one's off the market. Now I'm just here for the blogs.


smartasswoman 63F  
33833 posts
11/19/2011 10:43 am

    Quoting  :

Thanks! It would have taken me a while to figure that out - although now that I think of it, I think that is a similar set-up to a few other sites that I'm on.


ukie51 69M/66F  
196 posts
11/19/2011 10:38 am

I think the new design sucks. It isn't user friendly as it should be. Someone must have figured this out to save his job. Had to do something now can redesign it.


hotrod352006 71M  
555 posts
11/19/2011 10:35 am

i offered yesterday that the new look...well, just doesn't cut it. you replied asking me specifically why. ok. the overall look is drab, blocky looking, and some areas crammed together. lifeless is another good word to describe it, with navigation slower and more cumbersome, with some areas not following a logical pattern from one topic to the next. your previous "look" was just fine and as a matter of fact, even the classic design prior to that looks much better and functions better than this system. when navigating i feel i am looking through something uninviting, boxy, too compact, and bland.
sorry about that.......but i stand firm on my ideas
please bring back the old and if you have the yen to change something....do it on a smaller scale and really think about what you may want to change.........as of now the old is good and nothing from it screamed out "change me"
thank you for hearing me,
hotrod352006


hornyguyMN 40M
16405 posts
11/19/2011 10:31 am

I'm not a fan of the redesign. But a lot of the stuff I can deal with I suppose. However my biggest complaints are that the section in my blog that tells me what post were most recently commented on by others is go. And there is no link to my blog on my main page. And from having talked with other bloggers these are pretty universal complaints.


hard222swallow 49M
894 posts
11/19/2011 9:32 am

I don't like the organization or navigation, and it looks like an amateur web designer got the template from a stock of cookie-cutter templates in a beta .html software package. Looks and feels cheap, plastic and gimmicky. Very impersonal and not user friendly. Everything is harder to get to. It's total crap.


dnafun11 47M/46F
2844 posts
11/19/2011 9:31 am

Ok this is from the male side of our profile.

On a scale of 1 to 5 I would rate the new look a -2.

Why? Well it's simple really, the site has now lost all it's flavor. It's bland, boring, and tedious to get to anything. Whats with all the bright white? it's like a 150 watt bulb looking you in the face, I can't stand to search on the page more than 5 minutes now. But then again it shouldn't surprise me the ALT site is all black backgrounds with the same issues.

It looks like we will find a new site if this continues for any length of time. Once again it seems like the 'corporate' types know whats best.....NOT.

We don't want a dumbed down site we want options and variety just like the variety of people you find on the site, oh I mean those who aren't AdultFriendFinder fake members. It seems this was done in an attempt to try to cover up those accounts. Guess what when the profile says white female but shows a picture of a black female....we aren't stupid or my favorite, 3 weeks ago we got 12 flirts from 12 different states from profiles all created on the same day.

AdultFriendFinder get real or we are going to another site for good........

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dirtywhiteswan 106F

11/19/2011 9:18 am

I miss the section on my blog that lists who´s commented most recently...how will I ever know when someone has commented on an older post now?

I think the top navigation needs "my blog" back on the first level.

And, WHEN are you guys going to put the Mexican blogs back on the "Most Active Blogs" main list? We all disappeared from it a while ago. Although I sent an email in to ask, to date nothing has been done about it, nor have I received a real reply in response.

Thank you

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_JKH_ 66M
5449 posts
11/19/2011 8:48 am

The new design isn't really that bad, once you've relearned to navigate around here. It'll take time for most to get used to it, then it'll become normal again.

The name of our blogs aren't listed on our profile anymore, but our blog entries are, it's just that it requires a few more clicks to get to "our entire blog."

I see the colors and the bling is still available on our blogs and in whatever group a person may be in that uses bling and colors for wallpaper etc.

I suppose my only real what I would call a grip is that we don't have the option of using colors and bling for background and borders etc to kinda dress up our profiles anymore. I don't understand why we couldn't keep the colors and bling in our profiles to do so if it's still available in our blogs and groups. If you could answer that me and probably a lot of other people would be interested to actually know why that is.

But one other little thing I did notice on my profile is that the testimonial part of my profile is still showing the colors I had chosen.

If you could answer what I've asked in bold black I'd appreciate it.

~ ~


rm_s_e_rath 63F
745 posts
11/19/2011 8:48 am

I am sorry but I truly do not like the "new extremely bright white generic profile non-friendly format that glares at me" layout except for a couple small items: one being the removal of the tacky red/orange bar that screamed out AdultFriendFinder and the other is the lines separating responses on the Advice Line are nice but the words are slammed into the left hand margin and the difference between quoted words and responses is harder to determine right off.



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labattss 61M
10 posts
11/19/2011 7:43 am

You guys have totally screwed up this site it is not user friendly very hard yo navigate!!! I suggest you go back to old design or you will probably lose alot of members with myself being one of them!


ElizabethBlonde2 45F  
4486 posts
11/19/2011 6:48 am

OH and one more question..

What is the benefits for a PAYING member now?

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ElizabethBlonde2 45F  
4486 posts
11/19/2011 6:45 am

Ryan you knew most people wouldn't like the New Site Design..I know your the "Liaison" here,and you are trying to help us....I get the new design is here to stay however..with so many bugs,complaints etc...IS this site even going to address them and TRY TO REDO / FIX ? OR is this just a waste of time for us (members) to even discuss this all?? Just curious..

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Gedalia3 57M
13659 posts
11/19/2011 6:44 am

Terrible. Absolutely terrible. Not just from a design perspective, but from a usability one. Everything is now at least one additional click through. I have lost my bling, a huge deal. It's as if my blog has been buried. And frankly, I am not at ALL interested in what the site considers "hot".

Why would I want to look at pictures of women who I may or may not find attractive but who live thousands of miles away, and have that be the principal front page feature?


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mflater1 70M  
50447 posts
11/19/2011 6:38 am

    Quoting community:
    If you hate the new redesign you can log in via Passion, but I want to set the right expectation. The week after thanksgiving (week of the 28th) we will be updating Passion to the new design as well.
You don't listen very well do you

It sucks

This is not meant to offend any one in any way.








_JKH_ 66M
5449 posts
11/19/2011 6:24 am

    Quoting community:
    View more info is still there, it says "View more of _JKH_'s responses"
Yea I found it. I blew that comment.

At least the spell checker started working again.

~ ~


JN63JPN 58F  
26536 posts
11/19/2011 6:13 am

    Quoting community:
    If you hate the new redesign you can log in via Passion, but I want to set the right expectation. The week after thanksgiving (week of the 28th) we will be updating Passion to the new design as well.
We both know that things never go as planned on this site. It might be prudent to delay the changeover in Passion untill the critical issues with the redesign are resolved.

You're getting voices hearing how they hate the redesign and specific feedback on the areas that need attention and addressing. Once the issues are resolved, then people can get used to working with the redesign. But that's only if the site actually listen to what the heavy users of the site and the Beta testers have to say and what they suggest and recommend for improvements.

I'm not opposed to change. I'm opposed to launching a site that is full of flaws just for the sake of launching it and that none of the suggestions and/or recommendations have been incorporated, nor have the bugs the Beta testers pointed out been fixed.

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rm_allegria49 71F
124 posts
11/19/2011 5:28 am

"3. Navigation feature I wish you would create, implement
3A. Give us a means to roam blogs by geography. I have always wanted to browse blogs in other English speaking areas in the web site. I've seen the site use continent references like in groups — I think Australia, Europe, North America, South America. Maybe a finer division to nation: Canada, US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore."
15575

This was a very good point... for me and I think many others who live overseas, the world is getting smaller everyday, for an example; I'm an American living in Italy and connect with many other English speaking people all over the world. The entire European community are mostly within a 2 hour flight of each other... so we do connect and interact... this site doesn't make it very easy to do that.

So 15575 for bringing it up!


Bawdy_Lee 72M

11/19/2011 4:57 am

Glad I didn't renew my gold.


MrRareity 61M  
4125 posts
11/19/2011 4:56 am

I still have the same question when is AdultFriendFinder really going to start listening to the members especially the paying ones? This design is really poor. The colors, or lack of them make this site look like a college student designed it as a project. With the lack of colors the page(s) are not that easy to read at times. With the old design you at least had color making things easier to read. The tool bar at the top was much easier to use than the new one. I'm interested in why every time AdultFriendFinder does something to the site it never seems to come out better. Why didn't you take away the Alert bar at the bottom of the page? It is nothing but bothersome. When are you going to update the flirt settings so we can decide who can flirt with us? Example have a setting for only people who match your cupid settings can send you flirts, have the setting set to match your age settings for matches, and only members in the USA can send you flirts. This would greatly cut down on the bogus flirts we get.

So again when is AdultFriendFinder really going to start listening to members, and stop saying AdultFriendFinder is listening? Because you really missed the mark with this new design!!

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rm_allegria49 71F
124 posts
11/19/2011 4:54 am

I understand that this is a complex site and that there are many different needs that vary among buyers, groups, posters and bloggers etc.

But esthetically you really need some artists working on making this a more attractive to HUMANS site... it looks like you are selling kitchenware, objects not people (we ladies know all about that kinda stuff ).... but there really are ways to use visuals for actions as well as just words... color blocks, vectors, shading, texture.

Couldn't you, if you were going to all the time and energy to make some changes... at least make them attractive as well as functional?

I've just seen the new face this morning, so as I work my way through my usual places, I'll get back to you as an item arises.

I do like that you've put divisions between the posters on the A/L... makes it much easier to see what comment belongs to who... now if you could just put a 'quoted' comment in a shaded box, then you could tell the difference between the quote and the response to the quote.

Best of luck... I'm sure you're all going to have nasty headaches at the end of the day. (Then again you might have posted some lengthy polls about what you customers might have liked to see) but hey... I think most of us realize that democracy is dead.

For a sex site did you realize than you don't have a single 'kiss' emote? A few more ironic emotes would be useful too... like a 'shrug' or an 'eye roll'.... maybe a 'head scratch'? Maybe you'd have to be a woman to grasp the irony of a sex site geared only toward men and their fantasy females? Want more real women onsite? Then learn to cater to us too!


SwtItalian22 56F
197 posts
11/19/2011 4:10 am


1) Not very impressive to paying members, I'm glad gave up my membership to this change..

2)Your community blog did meantion changes, To what new boring website, when didn't need new design intend fixed what's not broken.

3)Your corporation should be ashamed of themselves, there have been better design expert then what you have working for you.

4)Most likely customers will turn off their profile not having blings background. Looks like you went back to the old times style when internet and computer come out in the future. Grey is very bland boring for background even computer expert knows that...

5)you have to go find own group on another page not even from the
main page.

6) when you are in chat room doesn't even show that u get mail while
being in the chat room. Having to keep checking back.

7)The only changes you need do, was add in one main page section the other stuff where people can find it in one place. Not run all over the places to figure it out... All you do it make things more complicated and confused for everyone...

By add profiles before signing on with our reference location. are all fake... Thinking that will get membership to sign up. People are not stupid to notice the main ad...

9)By taking bling wall page codes and bling makers away that people have works hard to make... You gave us something to bring our bling profiles look interesting intend taking it away you're losing more member and memberships.

10)Does not look AdultFriendFinder got any smarter only more dumb and stupidity...

11)Personally your website sucks! Makes other website look hell of alot better then your mu]lti websites design... Just telling the truth!


lovetokisnsuk 72M
11639 posts
11/19/2011 4:04 am

You guys may have made a few positive adjustments. The operative word is MAY

but you made the blog postings harder on the eyes
took away the Look that so many had worked hard to develop
eliminated the section Others who commented on my post
and to think that this winter I was considering paying for some of the extra's...I think not, not now

you have left a bad taste in the mouth of one segment of your customer base

you think that the idiots who think showing a pic of their dick is going to get them to meet a Lady are making you monty?
you think that the idiots who write "hey baby, I wanna meet so we can fuck" is making you money?
... ... ...

you better reexamine your statistical data, someone is pulling your leg and it is not the middle one


Verysecretlyme 61F
886 posts
11/19/2011 3:08 am

    Quoting whitelacepromise:
    1. The home page is bare and totally uninviting. On the old layout, we had all the information we needed on that one page. Everything was within a 'one click' reach. Now it seems we have to click 3 to 4 times to get the same information. 'My blog' is a prime example. I used to be able to get to my blog from my homepage, now I have to go to Community, then Blogs then View my Blog. A one step process made into a 3 step process. First rule of web design is make it easy to navigate!!

    2. Do you realise how difficult it is for some people to read black on white on a PC? It is GLARINGLY bright. And clinical. And has absolutely NO personality.

    3. I HATE the fact that the top bloggers list is on my homepage. I don't agree with that list and would prefer it stayed on the blog page NOT my homepage!

    4. Why have you taken 'Get Local' away? I for one used to use it a lot to find blogs local to my area. I've just spent the last 15 minutes trying to find my local blogs. And where is it? A tiny little link called 'Browse by Location' which is hidden under all the Edit Settings blurb on the blog page!!! Talk about confusing!!!!!!!

    5. Our profiles are clinical and bare! Our profiles are our personal advertisements. Anyone in advertising knows that you have to be 'different' to be noticed. So please tell me why I should now pay you my hard earned money to have an advertisement that is the same as everyone else's? What individuality does my profile now show?

    6. Even our blogs are now messed up. All comments bleed into one another and I can't work out who said what. The fonts and sizes are messed up too - everything has been shrunk to 'conform' to what you want. So again, our individuality is being stifled. Plus you've removed the 'most recent comments by others' column.

    7. Couldn't find links for the Community Blog or the Site Support blog AT ALL so had to sign into Passion to find them!

    8. The on/off filter was incredibly hard to find. This needs to be quick and easy to find and implement in emergencies!!

    Ok. Things I do like? The 'My Stuff' tab - although that needs work too.

    Come on guys, listen to everyone or you will lose customers. I'd been unaware until recently of the changes afoot as I sign in through Passion and was about to upgrade until I saw the new design. I'm afraid in it's current form you won't be getting a penny from me.
Totally agree with all these points and will not be continuing as a paying member on either of my two profiles when the time is up now. It's AWFUL here......


VERYSECRETLYME





oldegoat2008 80M
21 posts
11/19/2011 2:49 am

To ard to even see the topic blue on black are you kidding me


whitelacepromise 57F

11/19/2011 2:25 am

1. The home page is bare and totally uninviting. On the old layout, we had all the information we needed on that one page. Everything was within a 'one click' reach. Now it seems we have to click 3 to 4 times to get the same information. 'My blog' is a prime example. I used to be able to get to my blog from my homepage, now I have to go to Community, then Blogs then View my Blog. A one step process made into a 3 step process. First rule of web design is make it easy to navigate!!

2. Do you realise how difficult it is for some people to read black on white on a PC? It is GLARINGLY bright. And clinical. And has absolutely NO personality.

3. I HATE the fact that the top bloggers list is on my homepage. I don't agree with that list and would prefer it stayed on the blog page NOT my homepage!

4. Why have you taken 'Get Local' away? I for one used to use it a lot to find blogs local to my area. I've just spent the last 15 minutes trying to find my local blogs. And where is it? A tiny little link called 'Browse by Location' which is hidden under all the Edit Settings blurb on the blog page!!! Talk about confusing!!!!!!!

5. Our profiles are clinical and bare! Our profiles are our personal advertisements. Anyone in advertising knows that you have to be 'different' to be noticed. So please tell me why I should now pay you my hard earned money to have an advertisement that is the same as everyone else's? What individuality does my profile now show?

6. Even our blogs are now messed up. All comments bleed into one another and I can't work out who said what. The fonts and sizes are messed up too - everything has been shrunk to 'conform' to what you want. So again, our individuality is being stifled. Plus you've removed the 'most recent comments by others' column.

7. Couldn't find links for the Community Blog or the Site Support blog AT ALL so had to sign into Passion to find them!

8. The on/off filter was incredibly hard to find. This needs to be quick and easy to find and implement in emergencies!!

Ok. Things I do like? The 'My Stuff' tab - although that needs work too.

Come on guys, listen to everyone or you will lose customers. I'd been unaware until recently of the changes afoot as I sign in through Passion and was about to upgrade until I saw the new design. I'm afraid in it's current form you won't be getting a penny from me.

My blogging mojo has disappeared.... if you find it, please return it to Lacey's place..... Thanks


sexktnjane 52F
574 posts
11/19/2011 1:20 am

FIRE the designers! Anybody can have blank white everywhere...puts on my shades as i am blinded...no wait i need my magnifying glass to see the fonts. You are alienating all the talented bling makers. The blog guidelines are laughable. It looks like you went back in time and not forward. I could go on.......and on.....really sucks BIG time guys!


nd2hvfun 62F  
10019 posts
11/19/2011 1:13 am

it looks rather bland and boring...it would be nice if you guys designed where the emails are originating from...so i know it is an AdultFriendFinder email which is the site i joined or from one of your pimp me out sites

je ne regrette rien


Ionlyshow 51F

11/19/2011 12:14 am

I think it's horrible, fortunately it's not changed on pa$$ion yet which is where I sign in, but when I looked on Adult, friend, finder I found it unintuitive, sterile and squished up.
My blog looked crap, and my blog header which I took sometime designing is all wrong..

Took me ages to find site support blog, then the log out button, and as for the members cam page..
pah..

I hate it..


windrider127 61M/59F

11/18/2011 10:13 pm

When looking at cams, the default is women, that is ok. If you start looking at couples, and the the damn thing reloads,goes back to females. Leave me where I am. Also hate the new lay out as most, but I'll get used to it, like I did the old one. Understand change, but hate it it on a nice/working website!!!!


johnnyl64 59M

11/18/2011 9:42 pm

i just noticed 2 more things i don't like! imagine? you took away the different options of a flirt? no more kiss or hug or spank? also on the who's online page when you view a page and get to the bottom and click next it stays at the bottom on the next page so you have to scroll up which would be ok but there isn't a next on the top so you have to go back to the bottom to go to the next page. doesn't anyone try out this redesign before releasing it? in my job if i screwed up this many things constantly year after year i would not have a job,or they would have made me a manager/foreman depending on the company. how does this site survive this constant incompetence?


terracamo 61M
85 posts
11/18/2011 9:32 pm

Actually Ryan the redesign isn't that bad. Sure there's a couple flaws, but they'll get fixed. It's kind of a shame there is not more constructive critism with ideas for solutions instead of just bashing. Maybe you should have blocked all complaints about the new design for a week, make people explore, maybe rediscover, the site, get their navigational bearings, and adjust to the change. Perhaps a seperate section, Blog World, where they could create whatever they want in their own world would better accomodate them. They could have a link on their profile to Blog World which would take the reader to a directory of the persons blogs.


ilcapo64 56M  
100 posts
11/18/2011 9:27 pm

The redesign is awful. Ever heard the expression ;if it ain;t broke don't fix it.


johnnyl64 59M

11/18/2011 9:22 pm

Totally disappointed! 1st off bring the colors back,2nd fix or replace the damn useless imc, 3rd listen to the people who take the time to contribute in here and on their blogs and on the magazine and on the site support etc.... they have a lot of great ideas and suggestions that your site never and i mean never takes advantage of! 4th i have noticed that is considerably slower to go page to page or load a cam or just about anything that i have tried today, 5th hire someone to figure out a way to get more women on here it really has gotten worse and worse in the years i have been on here! Like running promotions,giving away free memberships etc... recruit dammit!


smartasswoman 63F  
33833 posts
11/18/2011 8:25 pm

whoops, where's "sign out"? I don't see it on the header or footer.


rm_MarlenaM 56F
456 posts
11/18/2011 8:09 pm

I do NOT like the new design.
Yeah I realize change is good blahblahblah HOWEVER...this change blows and not in the good way!


dragonfairylady 48F

11/18/2011 8:08 pm

I use an Android phone. I'm having a terrible time navigating the new site design. I'll hit "next" and nothing happens. I tried to do a search for my bf's profile and couldn't find it. Never had these problems before. Also, I miss my profile background bling. Please bring it back!!!


freeholderone 73M
2879 posts
11/18/2011 7:53 pm

First it was "New Coke" now it's "The New AdultFriendFinder".


gtglaid62 60M
53 posts
11/18/2011 7:25 pm

Used to be stars giving you a rough idea of how close someone was to your wants. Thats gone. You hit next page and you have to scroll back to the top. I'm still trying to find everything it sucks.

You're going to be losing a lot of people if you don't fix this crap


BrownEyedBBW 52F  
8830 posts
11/18/2011 7:20 pm

I get that this is new and I (like most people aren't crazy about change. However, I'm not crazy about one of the changes to the front page. Are the pictures bigger and clearer or is this a function of the additional white space around them? The seem bigger and when I logged in I was staring at 4 erections and one guy with spreading his butt cheeks to give us a better shot of his bunghole. Ick.

I had a strong preference for fewer smaller pictures on the main page.


rm_cherimore 60F
11158 posts
11/18/2011 6:38 pm

I will post issues as I look around on the new replacement design to the old design.

1. Problem with blog. The font size is terrible small and using bigger size, it still small. I tried make setting to zoom the text larger on my browser instead,and it don't do much good. The page goes so wide and expand and the size of the font don't get much bigger. I need to drag my browser wider to the right to see the whole wide of the page,and to be able to read from left to right. That also cause problem. Look at the screen shot of my own blog home. You see the posted topic is being over lap at right side.** Just hope the image appear.
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2. Would it be possible that the site please put the gifted bling on to the homepage where it was before on the top left? So members can know if they got gifted bling. It somewhat like if you receive email, hotlist, flirt and others stuff, you know you got something and need to check on. Without the link a lot would not know that they receive gifted bling and also it an easy link to the bling gift page.

3. On 'My Stuff' Page, under blog, it show the whole HTML coding I use for my blog header.

I will come back and post when I come across some others issue.


RelaxedandFun102 68M/69F
480 posts
11/18/2011 6:15 pm

My search features don't work under the Beta, plus members near me, and my new matches. To use those features I have to log in the old AdultFriendFinder.


Spirit6669 54M
2234 posts
11/18/2011 5:52 pm

As predicted, aesthetically hideous, bland, dull, boring, lifeless, individuality killed off along with visual stimulation.

All sacrificed for the sake of corporate 'uniformity' so all the group's multitude of sites look the same. The only upside being less cluttered appearance which could easily have been achieved whilst retaining the aesthetics.

It would be OK if it were the format for an accountancy program rather than a sex site... if so much of it wasn't so squashed up so it's hard to decipher.

Functionality issues and navigation issues are so numerous I can't be arsed to list them all. Most of them are raised by people here and most were highlighted by the focus group months ago and are patently obvious.... so why on earth does it go live like this ???

Virtually everybody dislikes it, so a lot of effort has been expended on something nobody wants, resources which would have been better spent fixing the old format so things actually worked properly and tackling major issues like abuse and fake/scam profiles.

What we've ended up with is the same shitload of old issues plus added new ones which now come in a grey format. Shrewd decisions by the powers that be at corporate huh ! PAH !!!

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JN63JPN 58F  
26536 posts
11/18/2011 5:42 pm

Just because your team was working on the redesign for the good part of the year doesn't give you a reason to push a product that the heavy users of the site don't like or agree with. None of the suggestions/fixes the Beta testers gave were incorporated and the redesign was released with the "Find a Hookup" wording, which we were promised would go away and changed to "Search".

I've seen the email sent to members saying how 3 million newbies have been using the new site and the feedback was good. Was the feedback good because you didn't get any feedback? The newbies don't know any better, what functions there were before and how it's changed.

It's not a matter of getting used to the new site. If the functionality that were there before were still there and made easier to navigate with a cleaner look, then it wouldn't be that big a problem. It doesn't have a cleaner look, the redesign is still unstable, nothing's been done to fix the issues with the blogs. The redesign is more of an inconvenience to the existing members than an enhancement.

For the foreseeable future, I'll be logging in through Passion since I know where things are and the look is more acceptable.

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impierced1968 52M  
22875 posts
11/18/2011 5:32 pm

This sucks more than I thought it would.

Try it,you might like it...
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quite2curious3 54M
234 posts
11/18/2011 5:18 pm

My only way online is via a "smartphone", leaving me with a lot of things not loading , less function than I had before...a LOT less.

So far, disappointing.

Oh. Don't rely on FLASH too much, too many of us can't see or use things that require it. No player available, I've checked several times.


smartasswoman 63F  
33833 posts
11/18/2011 5:17 pm

    Quoting gottaring:
    Don't care about the color scheme...not concerned with ease of search engines, etc. What is cheesing me off is that you removed the "Most Recent Comments by Others" column on the blogs. I NEED that in order to see who commented on older posts (which happens a lot on my blog).

    I also preferrred the old method of actually getting to my blog- I agree with GoodLoyalDog- if we have a blog, we should have a direct link to it within the "My Stuff" section.
This is exactly my comment so I'll just quote it!

I go to the trouble of posting an index to my older blogs and people DO comment on them. Now I have no way of knowing when someone has commented on a older blog.


sphxdiver 71M
21066 posts
11/18/2011 4:56 pm

My biggest complaint is, when I scan, run the mouse over a profile, to see if I want to really look at it. I could check to see if that person was married or not, now you have to pull up the profile to check. Me, myself am not interested in married women. That again is my main problem with it, other than that, its new and will take some getting used to.


_JKH_ 66M
5449 posts
11/18/2011 4:12 pm

My format just changed. I don't like it but I guess I'll have to get used to it.

What happened to all our extra info on our profile? You know "View more info" or whatever? It's gone.

The title to our blogs is gone. You have to make two clicks to get to it now.

Aw well.

~ ~


rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
11/18/2011 4:00 pm

Nothing fires up the imagination and gets the juices of passion flowing like charcoal-grey headers...

Guys, this isn't print. Using color "Inks" doesn't cost you one penny more when you're on the Internet. The old color scheme was a little garish, maybe, but it was vibrant and appealing. It yelled "Hey! Fun sexy stuff happening here!" This new, bland black and grey palette doesn't yell anything. It's muttering "This looks like a site for an association of accountants."

Snore.


Bromance_Buddy 57M

11/18/2011 3:41 pm

Regardless of the negative feedback they get - AdultFriendFinder is NOT Listening, they never do. We're stuck using whatever they choose to deliver. I imagine they paid someone big bucks for this revised site - and they aint going to scrap it. It's a shame they didn't spend the resources they alotted to this - to fix all of the issues with the old version of the site.

The one thing we can do - is turn off the auto renew feature. I'm sure it's one of the tools they use to determine future revenue streams. This is the only message that I think they'll understand.


rm_FXSBOB3 44M
4457 posts
11/18/2011 2:49 pm

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Comment EDITED Due To Adult Content
Ryan WTF you guys doing...



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_JKH_ 66M
5449 posts
11/18/2011 2:46 pm

Mine hasn't changed yet. Be back when it does.

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rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
11/18/2011 2:44 pm

Here's another flaw -- the "My Online Matches" section contains several women who are looking for other women only. How can they possibly be considered "my online matches"?

This is freaking FUBAR.


gottaring 48F  
15850 posts
11/18/2011 2:33 pm

Don't care about the color scheme...not concerned with ease of search engines, etc. What is cheesing me off is that you removed the "Most Recent Comments by Others" column on the blogs. I NEED that in order to see who commented on older posts (which happens a lot on my blog).

I also preferrred the old method of actually getting to my blog- I agree with GoodLoyalDog- if we have a blog, we should have a direct link to it within the "My Stuff" section.

When it comes to sex, I need a STRONG connection. Otherwise, the page just keeps buffering and takes FOREVER to load...


doe_ra_me 108M

11/18/2011 2:32 pm

Good afternoon Ryan and the rest of Community

First let me compliment you and your staff, I like that you have reduced the visual clutter in the design. I am confident that I and neighbors will adapt as we learn to navigate the site.

Now allow me to share a couple criticisms, hopefully you and staff are open to modifications if you choose to agree with my observations.

1. The typography in blogs and groups is poor, difficult to read.
1A: The comment text fields needs some space around them. Regardless of what you call the space around text fields, the text boxes have no space, padding, or leading (typography term). The result is that type butts up against the left 'identity field'. In some blogs I see that the top and bottom of the text field sit on top of preceding and following text fields. This makes it difficult to read, and discern where a comment begins and ends.
1B. The identity fields need space around it. These identity fields sit on top of each other, making it difficult to read member information, and tell which info is associated with image.
1D: The text size is changing at random. The text coding doesn't seem to work consistently on my blog. Traditionally I set the type in a serif, size 3, yet it currently appears actually as size 2. I have changed the size to 5, and the size appearance improves, but the type on surrounding posts then appear as size 3 I want. When I change the size 5 back to the original size 3, everything appears to have regress to size 2 again. Additionally, the type on the outside appears at a different size than it appears on the inside.
1C. Blog fields Recent Visitor, People Who Like This Blog, etc. needs space The text fields and line returns on the right hand side of blogs have no space. It is so tight, crowded, that I find it difficult to read. And the spacing keeps changing, like the type size.

2. Navigation features I will miss:
2A. Get Local – It will be impossible for me to find my local neighbors who write blogs or just created a blog, who are in groups, planning a meet & greet, all that stuff that was available in that feature.
2B. Recent comments made by blog visitors.

3. Navigation feature I wish you would create, implement
3A. Give us a means to roam blogs by geography. I have always wanted to browse blogs in other English speaking areas in the web site. I've seen the site use continent references like in groups — I think Australia, Europe, North America, South America. Maybe a finer division to nation: Canada, US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore.

Thank you for considering my comment.

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rm_Spambalaya 58M
510 posts
11/18/2011 2:15 pm

I've turned off the Auto Renew Option and I encourage others to do it as well.

Man, am I glad you said something! I just checked now and, even though I've always had my auto-renew set to OFF, for some reason (the new default for the redesign, perhaps?) it was set to ON!

I suggest everyone check their auto-renew status ASAP.


007sexy40plus 55F  
7603 posts
11/18/2011 2:14 pm

I have been a member of this site for 10 years. We have been asking for the ability to add musci to a blog or our profiles but canot get it. Other sites that are free can afford for us to use music but yet its a task for us to have it here and a lot of us pay for this site. My colors are gone from my profile and it now looks retarded and my fonts are so small you cant read them when the actual size is a (5) and they look like a (2) I hate this new design.

I wish you guys could invest in removing the fake, ignorant, rude, time wasting fools from the site and just leave the layout and design alone. I would rather look at some interesting men who are for real in their desires, than a new page. Having it wont make us meet anyone truthful, sexy, desireable, and wanting to get together for real any quicker than we do now. Is there a mechanism that can be installed that will make a loser go away as quick as he found me, then I need one of those. I am paying monthly to find something real, a new design aint gonna help me do that.

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


LadyLuck2 64F  
8919 posts
11/18/2011 2:01 pm

The New Design completely sucks.

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scarletgirl0 59F
836 posts
11/18/2011 1:52 pm


the layout of the old version was fine ~ there were some bug and some improvements that would have been appreciated
i cant see that the new layout has given anything but has taken things away ~ i would prefer the old version back

my and other peoples thoughts about the changes are on this blog aff changes


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Saranghae2 48F  
205 posts
11/18/2011 1:49 pm

you need to bring back the COLOR RED!!!! so bland looking now!!! ALSO, you cant color edit your own profile. now my profile looks the same as everyone else...

When I'm good, I'm great, but when I'm bad, I'm even better...


Verysecretlyme 61F
886 posts
11/18/2011 1:42 pm

Everything has been said. Why did you feel the need to do this?? One of the biggest assets this place had was the visuals.....and now you've ruined even that!!!! Bad move AdultFriendFinder!!!


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