Tag Archives: Updates

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.

Testing new design 08-31

We are testing a new design to see if and what people may like better about this one.

We are also testing to see if this design plays better with our web server memory issues.

We will be testing the pictures / videos uploader thing to see if it works with this new design, and if it works better when people try to upload using mobile devices like chomre on android or whatever it is that apple offers on ipad / iphone.

Any pictures or other media that you upload over the next couple of days MAY BE LOST when get this media handler thing changed / updated. As much as we all enjoy sharing pics, please make a backup of any photos you add, as the photo storage currently in use is temporary while we try to fix this mess.

The pictures / videos / media uploader and gallery viewer is acting crazy with our latest security update. We have two different teams of people trying to figure out if we need to change our security update or update the picture and video thing. This is crazy!

If you are having trouble with picture uploads using a mobile device, please post a comment on this page here:
http://adultsonlyspace.com/mobile-media-uploads-broken/
Please include what kind of device (eg Android, Ipad, etc) – also include what browser you are using (chrome, mobile firefox, etc)

Anyhow over the next couple days we hope to figure it out. During the next couple of days you may see pictures disappearing and the ability to upload changing. We may try a new picture upload system which is supposed to work well, but if we move to that one, then most of the old pics and videos may not work.

Some of you may have noticed that some hours of the day or night there may be a new menu option when you hover over your screen name in the top right -” “Gallery” – if you see that, then this is the new pic thing we are testing.
We are tying to find a way to get the old one working right, and the new one tested, and trying to find a way to deploy both media upload / gallery viewer things at the same time. IT would make for a great threesome if we can get them to all play well together; hold tight and we’ll see!

Testing new look for AOS

August 24, 2015 34 Comments
I hope things looking so different is not a major shock to our regular users, and I am not sure that this new look is what we are going to stick with, so bare with me for a few days while we test some things out.

This post answers many questions, and was published with our first design change in 2015 – we are testing a different new look started Aug 31 -details about that here.

Why the new look?

I liked the old one, and I may modify this new theme / design to have more of the look of our previous design, so it’s not finished yet. The main reason for such a drastic change is to test for some features that may not work with our old design. With updates to our main system, some of our “plugin things” have been acting weird (like picture uploads with mobile devices) – so we may have to retire our old design / theme in order to keep up with the latest code updates of the main system.

I liked this or that better with the previous design.
Please tell me what you liked better or miss with the new design. I liked having the side info on the right in our previous design, and I started to convert this design to move those things back to the right side (where they belong!) – however this new code base for this design although it looks plain, has some tricky javascript crap that gets in the way when I tried to move the sidebar to the right. So this is going to take some extra work to move things around compared to the old system.

 

I am going to try to

get the sidebar moved back to the right
Change the colors to more match our blue-book kind of feel we had before
check that some of the custom sizes for things like “next page” are enhanced like we had before
and any other things that we find as we try this transition.
Hopefully this new theme will

load faster.
provide enhanced viewing and navigation with various small screen sizes like tablets and phone.
fix a few problems we were having like mobile photo and video uploads not working all the time.
So lets test it out and see!

I think this new theme design has a better layout for profiles, and even if we don’t keep this new look I am going to try to find that code and use it in whatever design we end up with in the future.

Expect things to change with the look and feel the next few days while I test some various code snippets to see what looks good, what works, and what problems may arise.
We may just go right back to our old look / feel / design while I test things on another system a bit more – but in the spirit of hack it out and take feedback to see if it sticks, or even parts of it are worth enhancing – here it goes!

mobile media uploads broken?

We have gotten a few reports of picture uploads no longer working with (at least some) mobile devices. We’ve checked with the media handling coding peeps and it appears that the latest security update for our core system is causing some sort of weird error. For some it appears that pictures upload – then nothing shows up.

If you have this issue, and want to help us figure it out – please add a comment below and tell me what kind of device and which browser you are using. eg. Android Phone with Mobile Firefox, or iPad using Safari, or netbook using IE, or Android tablet using “stock” browser (The one that came with the phone that is NOT chrome) – or whatever setup you are using.

 

Our media sharing code partners are working to fix the issue – but I have no eta on when this will be resolved. Fingers crossed they can get things fixed up this week.

In the meantime we are also reaching out to some other code experts to see if we can have new ways of handling pictures, videos, albums and the like. We are looking for more modular ways to handle things with leaner and faster image handling.

We are also looking at ways to convert gif uploads into html5 videos that will load much faster than gifs, and should give the option to play, pause, stop, or simply not play at all – which will help some with page loading speed, scrolling pages, etc.

We are also working on a new media converter thing that should allow everyone to upload videos in different formats and have them convert to the needed mp4 format so they can display properly with our site software.

There are a few other goodies we have on the drawing board, some were are already testing, a few others we are reaching out to get some help putting all this together. Stay tuned for more cool things.

I wonder – if we had to choose between adding a thing that will let people record a short audio, or a video – which would get used more? People recording some sexy sounds and adding to their profile? Or maybe more people would use a webcam or phone cam and save a short video clip more often?

All these code addons take more time to put together (And money) than I every imagined – but I like to see the site growing, and give people more ways to share. So trying to make it all happen!

Hope everyone is enjoying the site features we currently have, and hope to have the mobile uploads thing fixed before long!

Two different looks during upgrades

March 2, 2014 Leave a comment
You may notice that one minute AO Space looks one way, then the next minute it’s very different with some things moved around. Sorry about the different looks / layouts everyone, we are working and testing some major upgrades, and the process has not been as smooth as a freshly shaved snatch.

We will continue switching back and forth, so one minute you may see our older/ original look and layout.

 

Then the next minute or next day you may see things looking a bit different.

We have fixed the bugs that caused the double posting issues, and now we are testing some different layout options to see how things look on different devices. Hopefully our newer look and feel will be able to mimic most of the functionality of our original site, and make it easier to use on tablets, cell phones, and other devices. So that is the plan, during these updates you may see things get out of whack for a bit… if you find something that is broken for more than hour please let me know so I can look into fixing it!

Planning to make a site suggestions page for everyone, and creating some new “how-to tutorials” to show how to use the most common things like loggin in, checking your private messages, uploading pics, and stuff like that. Soon as we get our newer layouts all fixed up.

Keeping everyone posted as I find a few minutes between code research and deployments.