Active blog list now based on non-poll comments  

Andrew 49M  
3913 posts
3/24/2006 9:52 am

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3/29/2006 5:03 pm

Active blog list now based on non-poll comments

Based on what seems popular opinion for blogs, the active list now only uses unique commentors on non-polls for ranking. Eventually, we will probably add a smaller factor for poll comments. Perhaps in the next release, we will be moving the top poll list over to the magazine - and use it as a way to help promote the blog section of the site.

rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
3/23/2006 8:06 pm

" the active list not only uses unique commentors"

I think you meant NOW instead of NOT.
Makes it a lot more fair to the people that spent time writing blog posts instead of throwing up a poll.

Have tongue, will use it. Repeatedly.

Andrew replies on 3/23/2006 11:46 pm:
Yup - thanks for the correction

rm_1hotwahine 63F
21091 posts
3/23/2006 8:09 pm

thanks! I love that you're listening to us. this is great and keeps me happy, lol

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

starvingnow 48F

3/23/2006 8:13 pm

Ahhhh the American way of life....always a popularity contest. The fight to be at the top of the list is what makes this country (and Blogland) strong.

I think Blogland needs an anthem.

Andrew replies on 3/23/2006 11:47 pm:
Yes, can never win

(Princess Lips)

3/23/2006 8:24 pm


[post 281883]

why should you run


Andrew replies on 3/23/2006 11:47 pm:
You're "it"!

Efilnikufesin69 47M

3/24/2006 12:11 am

I am personally glad to see that. My other question is when is the abuse department going to do something about Samantha192 stealing the blogs of others here, and from other sites? I have informed the authors of the other blogs of this, so I am sure they will be contacting you guys soon. I hate to be the one to point fingers, but the facts leave one with no other choice other than to ignore the problem. If we ignore our problems, it doesn't mean they will go away. Sorry to go off like this, but my last profile got deleted supposedly for the same reasons I am stating here, although I gave credit to the authors I took reference from when I posted. What is good for the goose is good for the gander as well.

MyHeartLost4U 52M
2303 posts
3/24/2006 12:39 am

I will be even more excited once everything is in its right place; or places


demonicsexkitten 41F
10671 posts
3/24/2006 1:08 am

Though i never have been, and probably never will be, anywhere near the top bloggers list... thanks

demonicsexkitten 41F
10671 posts
3/24/2006 1:13 am

Oh... PS: I hope you play along with the "tag" game i want to read your responses. lol.

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
3/24/2006 1:49 am

    Quoting starvingnow:
    Ahhhh the American way of life....always a popularity contest. The fight to be at the top of the list is what makes this country (and Blogland) strong.

    I think Blogland needs an anthem.
Thank you very much for listening and polls in the magazine or to promote would be a good idea.

Just curious, what makes "for example" The Republic of Congo's way of life work if not a popularity contest? Oh, right, they torture and kill their way to the top. Much better. Too bad we didnt think of that.

Sorry, sick of hearing that line.

mnjhuyu 56F

3/24/2006 2:21 am

question: what are "unique commentors" ?

Andrew replies on 3/24/2006 7:43 am:
If one commentor (poster to a blog thread) makes 100 comments, it's still counted as one.

happyladychat 47F
3740 posts
3/24/2006 2:26 am

Dearest CEO... I know AdultFriendFinder has been kind to me to allow a free membership, but still... can't help but request for you to Test, TesT, TEST... before launch?!!

Hope there is no hiccup in further improvement.

Make it your challenge.... turn me ON!!

Andrew replies on 3/24/2006 7:45 am:
We do test - but sometimes can only see how things will work when it's live. The last few releases have been relatively smooth.

starrK 34F
12 posts
3/24/2006 2:31 am

i think thats just great! do you read any of the blogs in blogland?...if so checkout wanna_peach and let the abuse department handle their jobs.....i love this site!

Valdrane78 38M

3/24/2006 4:20 am

I cam ehere to say......

That when you sticky your blog for a certain amount of time, it screws up the flow of the blogs for a while. It is rather annoying. There has to be a better way for you to get your announcements out. Such as a notice at the top of the main blog boards in big red letter sor something and a link to it.

BANG! POW! BOOM! a study in useless knowledge and sick humor!
I want a damn soundtrack to my blog!

Andrew replies on 3/24/2006 7:48 am:
I hear ya - when I to stick the post at top, all other posts do flow below it. It does allow me to make an announcement that automatically goes away when it expires. In a few weeks, I'll be moving over to groups for a series of approvements...

caressmewell 53F

3/24/2006 4:54 am

Thank you!

playdate88 49M/44F
127 posts
3/24/2006 5:09 am

well their is always room for improvment,,right???thanks...

southrnpeach333 50F

3/24/2006 6:17 am

Thanks for the changes so far. One of my recent blogs even had font changes and color. More than one! And I didn't even have to have help to do it. Good Grief I love simple things!! OK, there are magazines? Darn, somthing else to figure out.

Thanks for the upgrades.

soft_ntempting 41F

3/24/2006 6:41 am

One thing at a time please, just getting used to the new html's!



Andrew replies on 3/24/2006 7:50 am:
I'm trying to keep things simple too

3noangels 58G

3/24/2006 7:10 am

We want to say it takes a big person to make some unpopular changes, but a Great one, to fix those mistakes...

Sue, Patty, Carol

Efilnikufesin69 47M

3/24/2006 7:27 am

Here is the comment left for Samantha from the original author of some of the blogs that Samantha192 has plagiarized:

Dear Samantha,

This is lifted in its entirety from me.

Remove this post and all other posts and photos that you have stolen from me...immediately. All of my material is original and protected by copyright.

I have reported you to AdultFriendFinder and will take further legal action if this happens again.

To all of your readers...if you would like to read the actual, real-life woman who wrote this and many of Samantha's other sexy articles, please visit me at AlwaysArousedGirl .

Samantha, grow up and do your own writing. Stealing someone else's words and pictures is not only juvenile, it is a crime.


Andrew replies on 3/24/2006 7:52 am:
Would really help if someone make a blog thread with a link to the original person and the plagiarist's copy. By looking at the post dates, can see who was first. Thanks!

LustGoddess2469 50F  
2453 posts
3/24/2006 7:52 am

Thank you for everything you're doing to improve the blogging experience here, and PLEASE do something about Samantha192!!!


Andrew replies on 3/26/2006 10:27 am:
She's gone

unchainedphila 51M/42F

3/24/2006 8:39 am

Thanks for the hard work on the blogging features. Can you turn a bit of your attention to the IM? Unless I missed a memo about it being taken down for some reason, none of the html, flash or standalone IMs are working.

Andrew replies on 3/26/2006 10:28 am:
Yes, there was a big problem with video - I believe it was fixed - I'll check things out on Monday.

MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
3/24/2006 9:23 am

The trouble with what Samantha is stealing is, the blogger in question isn't from this site, but Blogspot. I went and took a look. AlwaysArousedGirl posted Throbbing to Blogspot on March 16th. Samantha posted it here on March 22nd. As it is stealing from another site, the links to what Samantha stole won't work here.

However, will the links work to the other site in site mail? If so, I'd be glad to give you the links. Unless of course, the original author has sent the links to the abuse department here already. I know she's contacted them and has created a handle here, purely to ask Samantha to remove her stolen entries.

The trouble is, Samantha is going to continue to find new places from which to steal. She's been busted twice now. Once for stealing from daisy_lincoln and now for theft from someone on another site. She's only going to find someplace and someone else to steal from.

Andrew replies on 3/26/2006 10:29 am:
3 strikes, she's out...

BROC817 44M

3/24/2006 10:24 am

look i love the people i have made friends with on this site...i run a ohio group here and its got some of you more active members of this site in question is , when is the site as a whole going to stop teasing us with this petty stuff ??? helpfull color / size toys at the bottom of post is nothing !!!

come on now and let the html codes in so we can have unique profile / blogs / groups like the other sites !!! spice it up some becouse its getting boring for a few who think everything looks the same !!!

thats just my personel opinion and maybe some of the 43 people i have at mutual sites becouse things are far from original here....we love the people here but we need more !!!

Andrew replies on 3/26/2006 10:30 am:
Unfortunately, if we let people put in full HTML, hackers will keep adding tags that could redirect people off the site, popup windows, etc. We're slowly adding more and more flexibility

rm_corezon 53F
3376 posts
3/24/2006 12:01 pm

Thank you.

LustGoddess2469 50F  
2453 posts
3/24/2006 1:44 pm

LP - Thank you for taking care of that little problem. It's good to see the list restored to those who truly deserve it, and someone who steals other peoples' work does not deserve it.


MyHeartLost4U 52M
2303 posts
3/24/2006 8:44 pm

Not to change the subject, but I noticed there was a different search option on the Blog home page being tested on the night of the 23rd that filtered by member handle. It worked very well on listing members Blogs by their handle; in addition, the second search box query very well when I did a search on blogs with my handle attached to other members with their blogs. Nice piece of work Andrew(!!!) I hope you decide on using it too


Andrew replies on 3/26/2006 10:33 am:
Yes, was going to go live but the translators were behind so some text didn't appear. It will go live on wed/thurs.

rm_goddess1946 106F
13518 posts
3/25/2006 12:04 am

Thank you for listening and thank you for supporting Blog*land not becoming Poll*land. Love and Light, Goddess1946

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

Andrew replies on 3/26/2006 10:33 am:
Bloggers own blogland

Valdrane78 38M

3/26/2006 6:47 am

Ya know what, I am tired of this crap.

How abotu instead of adding new stuff to the blogs, you FIX THE SHIT THAT IS BROKEN FIRST!!!!!!

Such ass....
Comments disappearing
Blogs disappearing
The blogs stopping from rotating for 4 hours, then a hailstorm of blogs flowing threw burying many many blogs from ever being read.

All you are doing is adding blinking lights and flashy gizmos, when the problem is at the core of the blogs. Fix what is broken first then concentrate on adding the trimmings. Adding content on top of existing problems is NOT going to make it all better, it is just going to compound the problem more in the future.

These problems I have brought forward to you have been happening for months and months and still have yet to be fixed.

BANG! POW! BOOM! a study in useless knowledge and sick humor!
I want a damn soundtrack to my blog!

Andrew replies on 3/26/2006 10:47 am:
I hear you! We believe that the "comments disappearing" issue was related to people clicking on 'request review' too much. We made it harder to inadvertently mark a comment/posts for review as well as require multiple people to mark before going to review. We also have a project to always show your comments/posts that were blocked with an explanation as to why (and a way to resubmit).

I'm still pondering a way to have new posts flow out more smoothly - currently they go out in a batch.

stars_light4U 59F
3271 posts
3/26/2006 8:30 am

HI Luvpump...My Linds1957 account is mysteriously gone.... Please bring me back. I was having such fun and now my account is gone.. my blog is emails are gone. sigh..and I was just starting to really enjoy a f f

Looking forward to a good year ahead!!


Andrew replies on 3/26/2006 10:49 am:
Try now - your account was flagged for re-review by some members.

ella1966 50F
1528 posts
3/28/2006 3:50 am

You're a top bloke Andrew, and fair dinkum too!

Now if you could only just wave a magic wand and make all the pain go away please?

Lots of Love

ella X

ella1966 50F
1528 posts
3/28/2006 8:50 pm

    Quoting rm_sexyfitwoman:
    Deleted comments are coming back everytime I update a post, so there is something happening that is not keeping them deleted when the update button is hit.
Andrew, I agree with Sexyfitwoman, this must be a major bug or code problem that still hasn't been sorted out, but I trust will in the future.

Again, thanks Andrew for everything you have done to improve the site, I am not one to complain when there have been so many enhancements, but people like me need this feature as sometimes I am impulsive and post things in haste and which I later regret posting once I have calmed down!!



timberwolf6972 44M

3/30/2006 2:50 am

I know this is a bit late but thanks for your help with the polls! Here's another Idea for you to think about. [post 289168]

Shelly_Marie 44F

3/30/2006 6:28 am

I have noticed that the blogs dont give a message when people have chosen not to allow comments to their blog at all. It gives a message with the other option where the member has chosen to only allow people from the friend network to comment, but not message saying that this person does not allow any comments.

Become a member to create a blog