Bunch of updates – June 11 2018

We updated a bunch of backend code today. Let me know if something is broken. Most of the updates were just patches to make things run faster between the different sections. Nothing major new to report just yet.

We have made some progress on the new chat room we;ve been testing. Fingers crossed it gets up and running by end of month.

Still no clue as to when we be get the next hump for the videos not working with apple / iso / iphones / ipads yet. We have some clues as to why it’s an issue – but the things we need to move to get to testing that chunk of code is a daunting task. Still on the agenda though!

Back to testing more things!

Flickr sold out we might be an alternative

Recent news says that yahoo sold flickr, which is really meaning the Oath / Verizon group that had bought yahoo recently has sold Flickr to SmugMug, which at first I cheered. I was happy to see Verizon losing flickr as it made it’s revamp of privacy policies and data sharing more prominent in yahoo mail and other services recently.

I’ve always loved Flickr, it has been a sort of bastion of excellence not just with photos, but with being a social network and one that kind of made little groups and little friends around random water coolers of subjects easily. It also had screen names instead of the stupid real name policy that some places have.

Flickr is a great place to store photos online, and to choose your sharing options with others and the world. A great place to find other photos and art that people have chosen to release to reuse by others with various CC / creative commons licensing. So many great uses for Flickr, it’s kind of a shame that so many people likely tried to keep it a secret and not tell all their friends and family about it. I am guessing on this last part.

There has always been a decent amount of nude photos and nude VR pics / computer art find-able via flickr, and many groups of friends and fans that came together to share more.

Unfortunately this may change with the buyout by SmugMug – as someone pointed me to the terms of service that SmugMug has:

User Content that is unlawful, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, sexually suggestive, hateful, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable or harmful, including without limitation: Photos, Videos or other User Content containing nudity that would be unacceptable in a public museum where minors visit;

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This is seriously devastating for me and likely for many others. There were so many groups, some public and with many members, some private, that were joined together by the love for sharing erotic art. Some had come together to share gay and lesbian photography, and so many other niche things.

A place where you could find others who were sharing similar interests that are not well received in the mainstream facebook world, and they may now be censored?! O.M.G.

So, we have space here, adults only space has photo uploads… the videos thing is a work in progress. We have groups, and we have some of the options like no real names needed, and some privacy choices for media uploads, so people could come here to congregate and share erotic art, nude photography, selfies, all that jazz.

I know that Flickr had a good export photos option, I assume that will still be available.

cnet article on how to download your flickr photos – https://www.cnet.com/how-to/two-ways-to-get-your-photos-out-of-smugmugs-flickr/

So people can upload some pics here. We certainly do not have the kind of storage space that flicker company has at their disposal. So we won’t be able to have people uploading hundreds of gigabytes of pics here, not anytime soon. But you could certainly share smaller pics, or less of them and get some groups going.

We’ll look at expanding the storage space options if there is a lot of people asking for that and we can find some ways to get some sponsorship for storage or pro accounts or some other kind of funding for the bigger server hard drives.

We do not allow pictures of anyone under 18, so we are not a good alternative for people who want to share all their family photos and stuff.

It may be a good option for people to simply get their own web server up and running and share photos that way. Backups are the current challenge, but some hosting companies offer auto backup options. There are all kinds of free file uploading scripts that can be deployed with a couple of clicks. Would be easy to setup a little site to share pics with family and another site to share pics with friends.

Maybe SmugMug will not force flickr into the same censoring that they have been running with for all these years. We’ll see.

More on these things later.

Facebook drama news this week

Seeing tons of bad press for facebook this week. Just read an article at one of the major US news sites talking about alternatives to facebook that do not sell your data to third parties. Funny that article basicly listed a few alternatives that DO share your data.

Sad that they did not mention us here at Adults Only Space. We have been the very anti-facebook money model since we started years ago.

Glad to see people waking up to the bad uses of their intimate data via facebook, and hopefully people will realize even more that sharing any info online can lead to it being used against you. Not sure that everyone will ever know and understand the full extent of how much data is actually being collected in so many ways. IT would be good to give people more concrete examples of how combining that data and putting in certain lights could have it used against you and others that you care about in ways that you never considered before.

Oh, we need more examples beyond influencing people’s votes for elections, there should be so many more examples for people to understand.

So many of these portals sell you and your info and habits to third parties who use the data to display ads that try to convince you to do things that you were not going to do before your data was used to display these things.

think about that for a bit.

Updates Jan 2018

We pushed several code updates in January 2018 and 4 more code updates on Feb 1st.

Is something broken?

I know videos are still not working on Apple / IoS devices – sorry, it’s a major issue, remind me first of March to work on that more.

If something else is not working right for you with these recent updates, please let me know…. I’ll need:

what is the issue you are having? Is there an error message?

what kind of device are you using to connect?

what is your public ip addy?
(find that at http://www.ipchicken.com )

if you cant login to send me a message, you can send form email via: http://adultsonlyspace.com/contact/

Here’s to a good year past and more to come!

Few Updates for our Chat Rooms Today

Finally got to roll out some updates to the chat rooms systems that have been on the drawing board for a long time.Many of the changes we things in the backend admin area to keep the systems running faster and having less lag for people getting rooms list and current users listing.

Check out our on site chat rooms; click / tap here.

The change that many of our members may notice, and I hope you all love, is that older rooms will now be automatically removed from the rooms list. Basically if a room is created by one of the users and left empty for more than 24 hours then it will disappear from the rooms list.

This should make it easier for people who are entering the char rooms to find currently active rooms and not be overwhelmed by hundreds of old rooms that have not been used in a long time.

Of course this also means that those of you who wanted to make a room once and have it there day after day and week after week as a regular meetup and hangout area, you will need to remake or recreate the room on a daily basis, although in some cases if the room is used regularly it may stay in the system longer than other rooms that were made and used once days ago.

Seriously appreciate those who send me contact messages when there are any glitches with the chat system! I wouldn’t know there were issues if I didn’t get those messages from you all!

Hopefully these recent updates will keep the system running smoother and faster for longer times, and we can work on other features without worrying about the chats for a while!

backend code updates today

Did some backend code updates today. A bunch of little fixes for many of the code blocks that keeps all the different pieces of this social network running. Nothing is a major change – so hopefully nothing is broken! There is hope that a few little things were fixed for some, however.

If you find something is broken from this update please let me know asap!

I know the videos are still not playing for iphones / ipads, and some mac notebooks / desktops. The good thing is that we found what we think it the cause of that problem. The bad thing is that it’s really fucking complex to fix.

We could just change the code chunk that is what we think is making it not work and reset that, but then all the previous pictures and videos would be broken. It’s hard to explain, but it’s basically something like, our pics and videos are pushed into a media file folder on this web server, and for some stupid reason the IOs devices won’t let them securely play from that folder – so we could take the fast way out and move all current, future and past pics and videos to a new folder where iOS devices will play videos – BUT then that would break all the links to the old pics and videos that everyone has uploaded over the years.

So we are trying to put together a plan to kind of do both and see what we can make happen.

Alos looking at some more things to update in the future. Glad you all are sticking with us as we make things better!

We have a new suggestion page where people can post site suggestions here.

Videos broken for some – working on fixes

We understand that videos are not working for most people who are using apple / iOs devices. After spending a fair amount of time and money trying to fix this – it’s still broken. We are working on the problem – but it may be an issue for apple to make better in future updates – we are not sure at the moment.

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We also found that videos posted in groups play okay in the group activity feed, and via the sitewide activity feed – but when you click to an individual video the formatting is way off and they don’t play. We just found this issue Jan 19th 2017 – and we are working on it.

We spent a lot of money on a special video converter thing, but we’re not sure it’s working like it’s supposed to. We are looking at other video converter systems at the moment, and we’ll hopefully have several updates before summer time to make all this much better.

New Sex Acts Interests for Profiles

Testing out an option to add sex acts that people find interesting, enjoyable or curious about, to the profiles. Just added as an optional set of checkboxes that people can select. These are the first ones that came to mind:

Sex Acts

Anal Play
BDSM (in general)
Blow Jobs
Pussy Eating / Cunnilingus
Bondage
Submission
CreamPies
Role Play
Cuddling
Erotic Stories
Dirty Talk
Watching / Being Watched / Voyeur
Sex Toys / Dildos / Objects
Domination
Costumes
Hand Jobs / Finger Fucking
Masturbation
Swinging / Partner Sharing / Swapping
Sex w Cock and Pussy (general hetero sex)
Bisexual Sex – Girl w Girl
Bisexual Sex – Guy w Guy
Gay Men Sex
Lesbian / Gay Women Sex
Group Sex or Gangbangs
Rough Sex
Public Naughtiness
Spanking or SnM
Threesomes
WaterSports

Obviously there are many more in the world, many of these should probably have some kind of flyout sub group of categories to check off as well. This should be a decent start anyway.

What sex acts should we add to this list?

Add your comments in the comment box below, or send me a pm (@admin)

If enough people use these checkboxes, it may make it easier to find people that are interested in similar things.

These should show up as an option for all new members when they register, and should be an option to add for existing members when they ‘edit profile’

Also adds a new text box for “Interests” for profiles as well.

the interests box will turn words into searchable / clickable items eventually. So having more than one person who adds “beach” to their interests text box will make that term a clickable / searchable term.

These are currently testing features – hopefully they are helpful to everyone. Enjoy!

New Security and Spam block

We added a few new security layers and spam blocker things today. If you have a problem logging in, or posting a message, then there could be an issue with the layers / blockers going overboard – so please let me know via private message, or maybe I’ll need to make a contact form as well.

We are looking for extra ways to block spammers and other nefarious people / bots trying to abuse our services here, so more extra security checks are likely coming. In some cases entire countries may be blocked from registering / logging in.

More info on this if people request it.

Pics and Videos Uploads Working Better

Several people were saying that pics and videos were not uploading properly. At first I thought this was a mobile device issue, but as more and more people were chiming in that large files were failing I did some digging. Found some settings that were changed a while back, but then got reverted when we had our big crash and rebuild in December. So I changed a couple of settings, and I think now uploads should work for pics and videos up to about 155MB.

I imagine there will be some folks who want to upload files larger than this, so I’ll keep an eye out for anything that has any issues with files larger than that. We have several options for handling things like this, but we may need to upgrade our web hosting server if lots of people start sharing huge videos like this. Of course I want people to be able to share awesome videos – so if we need to upgrade, or add in some kind of converter or splitter thing that may become an option.

For now I am focused on rebuilding our “how to” pages, and need to remake the graphics for the tutorials on how to do things like add pics and such. Of course if anyone wants to make some screen shots and graphics showing others how to use this place I’d love to see what others come up with. For now I think we fixed a majority of the issues with large pics and videos uploading.

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