Temporary rollback  

Andrew 48M  
3913 posts
5/16/2006 10:32 am

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Temporary rollback


As you might have noticed, we had to revert back to the older version of groups and friends network as the software over-powered the 2000 computers that run this site. We will work hard today to address the issues and hopefully upgrade it again as soon as possible. Just the fact that the software was up for many hours means that we are close

rm_PeanutJackie 35F
1286 posts
5/16/2006 10:41 am

thanks for letting us know what's going on. Hope everything is fixed soon. The updates were great

"I am beautiful no matter what you say, words can't bring me down. So don't you bring me down today."


Andrew replies on 5/16/2006 10:44 am:
Thanks

Springsluvr 61F

5/16/2006 11:19 am

Gosh, it sure was fun while it lasted. Hope you can get it all going back again. The Smileys were great in the Groups.


Andrew replies on 5/16/2006 11:58 am:

rm_verriberri 78F
1849 posts
5/16/2006 3:30 pm

I experienced a surreal glitch during the site overhaul - after logging on and visiting my group, I visited my blog and then a few others - when I attempted to comment on a blog - my comment appeared with someone elses face - a member of my group who had posted at the same time, or immediately before me at TEO - somehow the site dropped me into his gold account... when I hit the 'home' link it took me to 'his gold member' page... with access to his email, etc.

The only way for me to have 'crossed' with him was within a topic in my group area, TEO.

It also seemed that even though the rollout was 'up' that newly posted topics and thread updates were happening in strangely delayed clumps...

Just an FYI.... and a scary one.. -v


rm_justron9000 55M
1301 posts
5/16/2006 4:47 pm

it was really cool while it was up. (cep't for that part about logging you into other people's accounts.)


rm_PurryKitty2 48M/49F
9753 posts
5/16/2006 5:02 pm

That is ok. We can be patient.

Purry {=}

Purry


Toodela 59M
1745 posts
5/16/2006 5:55 pm

Thank you, it was good! ... but will not talk further tonight

ΓΏ


Honor has not to be won; it must only not be lost.

~One Minute in Life~



rm_kelli4u2dew 41F
5220 posts
5/16/2006 6:12 pm

Yeah, the pic click feature in the blogs is gone. I did a post and put together a picture just to take advantage of it, too ... bummer.

Hey, I even talked someone into paying for me this month. Surely you can buy a few servers with that!


papyrina 50F
21133 posts
5/16/2006 6:16 pm

thankyou again ,these things heppen


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


rm_kelli4u2dew 41F
5220 posts
5/16/2006 6:55 pm

It doesn't appear that "edit" a post works either.


kagey24 55F
393 posts
5/16/2006 8:09 pm

I appreciate hearing the status of the delay .. thanks .. I have to say an information link would be a bonus for all of us group moderators !!

Ready to roll !!!!!!!!!

Kissing is my kinda language
{=}

Toronto BBW


MaggiesWishes 59F

5/17/2006 5:02 am

received a few "weird" things during the last couple days, but figure it's all in a day's troubleshooting for the team. Seems like most of the delays, photos and groups things have been addressed.

Just happy to hear about the "information" and what's doing. I think that it's awesome of YOU to take the time to inform us.

All things considered, we've seen worse and this is far better

Thanks a bunch!


1bMsisis 75
28 posts
5/17/2006 8:51 am

    Quoting catwoman760:
    Speaking of Network problems...I had Denied a couple guys' invites & forgot about it.Imagine my suprise when I happened to look at my Network & discovered them in my Network So I Deleted them & they popped back in a day later
    All of this started happening about a week ago...
Had the same problem..Thought it was something I had done to cause the people to be accepted rather than denied. Glad to know was a glitch in the system rather than me.


Vampaerus 40M
373 posts
5/17/2006 9:07 am

Mr. CEO,
I think it would be worth while to develop a BETA test system. It would appear alpha testing is rather poor, and then it goes live, frequently with disasterous side effects. Like winding up logged into someone else's account, possibly a paid one, and with personal info (email addr) readily available?!? I'm sorry, but that's a HUGE legal liability and should be given top priority. Not a good way to run a company in my opinion. These things should be tested better before final release. A dedicated group of member beta testers seems the logical compromise to me.


rm_justron9000 55M
1301 posts
5/17/2006 2:27 pm

    Quoting Vampaerus:
    Mr. CEO,
    I think it would be worth while to develop a BETA test system. It would appear alpha testing is rather poor, and then it goes live, frequently with disasterous side effects. Like winding up logged into someone else's account, possibly a paid one, and with personal info (email addr) readily available?!? I'm sorry, but that's a HUGE legal liability and should be given top priority. Not a good way to run a company in my opinion. These things should be tested better before final release. A dedicated group of member beta testers seems the logical compromise to me.
oh come on Vamp, you know that would require separate servers and would be way too expensive. (you been getting a bad blood supply?)


Shelly_Marie 43F

5/17/2006 5:26 pm

why is it that when you try to change your groups picture (the one in the description) you have to delete the old one first and then wait however long and then go back and upload the new one?


Twister2bed 47M
617 posts
5/17/2006 6:19 pm

Oops the hamster fell off the wheel somebody help it back on


irishtongue71 51M

5/17/2006 6:28 pm

Andrew....I see that at least some of the updates are back in...my friends are back in line and my custom photo categories are now correctly assigned with my friends.

Good job with the updates from one IT person to another.

(rish(T)ongue


rm_verriberri 78F
1849 posts
5/17/2006 7:45 pm

Well.... it happened to me again today.
Moving to blogs from within my group put me in another member's account... I was able to duplicate this with 2 other members at the same time. The site dumped all of us into the same members account.

then I visited another group I was a member in, and it put me into another members account. then I visited a group where I was not member, and ended up in a third.....

A couple of those were premium members..... enough said.

This is clearly a problem where the groups and blogs meet.
I'll be giving more specifics to goddessofthedawn since she is compiling a log... but this is frightening. It happened about an hour and a half ago.

Hope you can figure it out, the email respose I got from c.s. was completely useless, and simply stated that they had no idea what I was talking about, and could I explain it further. That is not helpful. I know that I'm not the only one this has happened to. It's part of the new site structure... it does not help to receive that type of response-it only serves to diminish our 'trust', and leaves 'us' feeling like our only option is to bring 'it' here to the blog. -v


Andrew replies on 5/19/2006 3:25 am:
Yes, there was a problem for a couple hours where everyone dropped into a handleful of accounts. We have it resolved now.

rm_PeanutJackie 35F
1286 posts
5/17/2006 8:56 pm

Andrew, i also was logged in as one of my group members when I tried viewing my own profile. Luckily this member and I are good friends so when I told him what happened, he understood.

I was on the group page for Milw and Surrounding and wanted to change my profile picture, so I clicked on my profile. Did not see the Update Profile option, so I scrolled down and ended up seeing the testimonial that this person had typed for me, in the text box. This occured at 10:38pm Eastern time. BTW, I had had it set to not log me out unless I did it manually. My friend has it set the same way...could this be part of the problem??

"I am beautiful no matter what you say, words can't bring me down. So don't you bring me down today."


Andrew replies on 5/19/2006 3:26 am:
resolved.

redrobin012057 59F

5/18/2006 1:53 am

Never mind keeping our networks private, Keep our personal information that we gave you when we joined the site confidential,or a lot of people are going to pull the plug on this site.I wish to remain positive, but fair dinkim,this is the last straw.


rm_PerfectAlloy 36M

5/18/2006 2:46 am

Here is a classic example am logged in as redrobin, check a few group postings that I belong to ,then BAM...I am in a male's profile.I hate to know who has accessed mine as a silver member who knows what can happen.

Robin

(but it will probable show as a man)


rm_PeanutJackie 35F
1286 posts
5/18/2006 6:28 am

Andrew, you MUST undo the updates from yesterday! I have had 2 other group members contact me saying they were logged in as someone else. Please Andrew, undo the update before someone takes legal action.

"I am beautiful no matter what you say, words can't bring me down. So don't you bring me down today."


Vampaerus 40M
373 posts
5/18/2006 10:19 am

Dear Ron: I told you so. In my opinion, if it takes money to make a seperate mini server farm strictly for test purposes, then dammit, do so. There are plenty of other ways too. But this fiasco with people hopping into others' accounts will wind up being far more costly if it continues. The illegality of it is fairly clear. My blood supply is fine. I have to wonder about luvpump's blood pressure tho. Fix this now.


btw, yet another instance: [group_post 903669]


Andrew replies on 5/19/2006 3:30 am:
Yes, what happened is that the page with 30 or so members of a group gets cached every 3 hours - unfortunately, the developer messed up and make it save who the unlucky member was who caused the page to be cached would have his links in the page. We figured it out pretty quickly and updated it.

Springsluvr 61F

5/18/2006 10:39 am

It's happening to anyone. All you have to do is go to someone's blog, then back out and you end up in someone else's account, with full access. God knows how many people have looked through my account, how many people have had their passwords changed so that they can no longer access their own accounts, how many people have had postings made in Groups as them when in actual fact, it is someone who just magically found themselves logged in under a different name. This is a very serious breach of security, and no one seems to be taking it seriously. I notive that Sir Luvpump has not responded to a single one of these postings either. Is he busy trying to get this fixed? Or avoiding the issue?


rm_justron9000 55M
1301 posts
5/18/2006 10:44 am

People. Take a happy pill and chill. We asked him to fix the lag. He came back and said he was going to add bells and whistles. We all like the bells and whistles and he has addressed the lag. These are major changes.

Yep, things got fucked up. But, they are working on it.

You people keep looking for reasons to bitch.


Shelly_Marie 43F

5/18/2006 12:29 pm

I am sure he is trying to fix it. I dont think they would go and just let that go, they arent that dumb...lol. your passwords and such are hidden by asteriks, also.


Shelly_Marie 43F

5/18/2006 2:37 pm

yeah, looks like they might have fixed it, I have clicked on several things and havent had that happen so far. I think it might have happened to me yesterday and i didnt realize it at the time, cause as soon as i clicked i went to passion instead of AdultFriendFinder.com and wasnt sure what was going on and havent had that happen today though...


rm_verriberri 78F
1849 posts
5/18/2006 4:00 pm

Well, I seem to be myself again, and no one else seems to be me - so thank you. People on the site were kind enough to drop me emails letting me know they'd been 'me', and I sent a few of those myself.. it was an 'interesting' few days. So.... are we up to SPEED yet? *wink* -v


MyHeartLost4U 52M
2303 posts
5/18/2006 6:16 pm

I too believe that a few of you people do need to chill out some , As JustRon9000 said "We asked him to fix the lag. He came back and said he was going to add bells and whistles. We all like the bells and whistles and he has addressed the lag. These are major changes."

Feedback - rollback this is a posting in The Likeminded Ones Group with opinion and suggestions You may want to read it Andrew as food for thought. there are members in LMO that have strong programming backgrounds or knowledge of programming that are willing to help and not asking for anything in return (I am sure within other realms of this site too.)


Andrew replies on 5/19/2006 3:32 am:
Thanks - yes, it was hard to pre-debug the caching bug as the QA team were always logged in as their own accounts and didn't test viewing the page from a second account.

BBWseekingfriend 56F
111 posts
5/18/2006 8:09 pm

Last night, I received an email that a person had clicked on my profile and she assumed my identity and was able to review my emails, account information, real name, address, credit card info, etc.

She had recieved an email from another person had obtained her identity. When I clicked on her profile. I was "HER". I could read all of her information as if I logged with her screename and password.

I called AdultFriendFinder and they told me they were aware of the problems. They were working on it but told me it would be best if they turned my profile off. They were suppose to call me when this is fixed and I have not received a phone call as of yet. I will call again. I am shocked that they did not shut this site down until they were able to secure our confidential information.

I feel our confidential information has been placed in jeopardy. I am extremely concerned. Please beware of any issues you may be experiencing.


rm_justron9000 55M
1301 posts
5/18/2006 9:23 pm

    Quoting wistfuljester:
    Ron, how in the HELL does people having access to others' personal information and accounts amount to "looking for reasons to bitch"?? That is one of the most thoughtless, supercilious statements I have ever read on this site.

    I REPEAT: THIS IS NO LONGER ABOUT LITTLE UPGRADES AND BUGS. THIS IS ABOUT GROSS NEGLIGENCE AND A SERIOUS BREACH OF TRUST, INSTEAD.

    I wonder how smart-aleck you'll be if it turns out someone who got access to YOUR information due to AdultFriendFinder's incompetence does you some harm? HMMMM??

    NICK--The same goes for you, too, except I will add this: I have seen you post much more critically of Andrew and this site elsewhere--why don't you do it in Andrew's blog, too?
oh c'mon. i put a lot of thought in to all of my statements.


MyHeartLost4U 52M
2303 posts
5/18/2006 10:25 pm

    Quoting wistfuljester:
    Ron, how in the HELL does people having access to others' personal information and accounts amount to "looking for reasons to bitch"?? That is one of the most thoughtless, supercilious statements I have ever read on this site.

    I REPEAT: THIS IS NO LONGER ABOUT LITTLE UPGRADES AND BUGS. THIS IS ABOUT GROSS NEGLIGENCE AND A SERIOUS BREACH OF TRUST, INSTEAD.

    I wonder how smart-aleck you'll be if it turns out someone who got access to YOUR information due to AdultFriendFinder's incompetence does you some harm? HMMMM??

    NICK--The same goes for you, too, except I will add this: I have seen you post much more critically of Andrew and this site elsewhere--why don't you do it in Andrew's blog, too?
Has any harm come to you Wistful?

Do you think that my account has not been gone in to also? It has by few other members with moderator transfer.

Now tell me where I "criticized" or insulted the site after all the updates and upgrades started.

If I recall Wistful, you went around and posted in groups and the magazine suggesting that premium members strike against the site and cancel their premium services to hurt it financially to get things improved. You know that is really a logical (not) to financially damage any business with knowing it takes money to improve upon a business; furthermore, who was it that was against your proposed member strike in the Rant and Raves before Andrew started his Blog and made it aware that he was going to work on improving the site?

What many members including myself did was circulate a member petition letter asking for improvements; one of the petitions was 3/4 composed by me.

So please get your facts right Wistful. Simple fact is that I been in support of this site in many ways for many years, from letting other members (new) know that this site does work in finding what they may be looking for (Just Sex to LTR's) to being one of the members interviewed by WSJ Online a few months ago.

I might complain about the bugs, but I have never insulted this site, the CEO, programmers or Staff of it.

Nick


MyHeartLost4U 52M
2303 posts
5/18/2006 11:41 pm

    Quoting wistfuljester:
    If you people don't get the difference between little annoying site bugs and the major mistake of allowing people access to the accounts of other members, I am sad for you.

    Has any harm come to me? How do I know that yet? How does anyone know at this time?

    Nick, I did not say you insulted the CEO, but the link you provided to your group in this blog does show some thoughtful criticism, instead of the pablum you've posted here.

    Moon, I have every right to state my opinions. If I DO leave, it won't be because someone like you tells me to do so.

    Quite frankly, people, I find it pathetically amusing how you continue to kiss this man's ass in spite of the rampant incompetence and outright gross negligence this most recent, and VERY SERIOUS, breach of trust has shown.

    No, I don't care much for hypocrisy...
"Nick, I did not say you insulted the CEO, but the link you provided to your group in this blog does show some thoughtful criticism, instead of the pablum you've posted here."

And just exactly what were my words in my previous 2 postings where I posted the link Wistful?

"Thoughtful Criticism" can produce "constructive" ideas and suggestions.

End of correspondence and all replies with my name attached to postings here

Nick


Andrew replies on 5/19/2006 3:34 am:
Thanks - I can take the criticism as the buck stops with me. We are working hard to focus on bug fixes and site improvements. Hopefully the positive improvements here will continue. All feedback is helpful.

Shelly_Marie 43F

5/19/2006 6:35 am

moon, that happened to me a couple of years ago, and they took care of it then too. I thought it was a hacker or something cause I never clicked on anything in that page recently.


Shelly_Marie 43F

5/19/2006 2:10 pm

I deleted that bank acct that got charged and put a block on it too, and also deleted that profile so that all of that info was not out for everyone to see. So I knew no one was going to be able to do anything else with it. If this site were trying to rip people off then it wouldnt be this big of a site and probably wouldnt be here. But I also havent purchased anything else from this site to avoid future problems, but just for the record, they did advise me to delete that profile and make a new one and they were willing to give me a full refund right away with no questions asked.


MyHeartLost4U 52M
2303 posts
5/20/2006 1:51 am

My group of The Likeminded Ones was put in denied status at around 3:55am EST and had the following message that only a moderator of the group can read.

"Your group's description has been denied due to the following reason: You included a phone number. Please update your group's description to get it re-reviewed."

In my group description there is no phone numbers (or any contact info such as email addresses) and no postings in my group contains any phone numbers or email addresses.

I have emailed the abuse team in regards to this as it is clear that it is an abuse of the "Request Review" link done by a member\members.

If a member is going to "Request" a Review of a group, the member should have to give reason for requesting that review to the Abuse Team (a mail form should be presented to the clicker to fill out) and not be able to just click on "Request Review" to have a group placed in Denied for personal reasons.

A "Review" should be done by the Abuse Team, since that is what a member is "Requesting" from the Abuse Team; to investigate any violations of Terms of Use.

There are members on this site that use the "Request Review" to try and cause mental abuse towards Moderators and Members of groups for personal reasons of dislikes or conflicts they have for members or that\those groups.

Nick


redrobin012057 59F

5/21/2006 4:10 pm

"Your group's description has been denied due to the following reason: You included a phone number. Please update your group's description to get it re-reviewed."

My group of The Likeminded Ones was put in denied status at around 3:55am EST and had the following message that only a moderator of the group can read.

Well obviously someone has the knoweldge and the knowhow to do that if you recieved a message like that Nick.

Goes off to think in her special thinking-wishful chair.


Shelly_Marie 43F

5/21/2006 5:36 pm

I had that message too once. I just clicked update again and it went away. I figured it was just something new that AdultFriendFinder added.


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