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Allegretto, see Erik's post #663.
They have now given the option to hide our friend's list from non-friends.
But there is still no option to hide the list from everyone, as you can do in Facebook and all social networks, if you want to.
I would imagine unchecking the checkbox Friends can view my friends. would do that.
Oddly placed under invites though.
Thanks. Very deceptive. All it needed were 3 options in the one spot,
'Anyone' can view my friends
'Only my friends' can view my friends
'No-one' can view my friends (or 'Myself only' can view my friends)
Unchecking 'Friends can view my friends' does not hide it from everyone. I just did a test and others can still view it.. I have that box unchecked.
My friends can still view my friends list.
I can't get to my home page on the iPad
Also I've noticed, the option to stop anyone sending you friend requests has been removed.. that new link to uncheck friends viewing friends list (which doesn't work) has replaced it's spot.
Not that it bothers me as I don't care who sends me a request, I either accept or ignore or decline if a real sleazebag, but I know others like to block requests coming through.. guessing this is an error and not a deliberate feature removal.
Yup. That's what we're going to do! :)
Are there any plans to add to, or change the emoticons?
Here's a novel idea.. how about testing links and new or adjusted features/options provided rather than putting them up and waiting for us all to say they don't work or there's a new problem caused?
If you can't test it properly without putting it up, then at least can't it be tested as soon as it goes up?
Happy to see that Michael, just not sure why it wasn't done in the very first place, and now the 2nd place.. but hopefully 3rd time lucky.
Maybe it´s cheaper this way ?
we're running as fast as we can to fix the bugs and make everything right. here's a novel idea - put yourself in our shoes and think what's it like trying to run a site of 5 million demanding members. if we make a mistake every once in a while, trying giving us a break.
that particular code was written by a new developer. i'm not sure who QA'd it, but obviously they didn't QA it well. but seriously - can you please get off my back already? :) i know you aren't happy. i know you have a billion criticisms of how i do things. i've heard it already. enough, please.
we're more than happy to fix things, build things, and do our best to make everyone happy. but it helps when it's done with support, not with "told you so" and "you suck" and "here's a novel idea". treating us like idiots doesn't help. and we're not idiots - we built the best chess site in the world, and the ~2,000th most visited site in the world. :D so, please kebabs... enough already.
Um, there was a beta version of the new design available for about a month. As far as I know, everyone was given a message upon logging in alerting us to the new version and to a link to look to it. With one click, you could use the new design and give feedback then.
um.. yes I know that, I did check it out, was hard not to miss that news as it was well advertised. But there were bugs reported there that weren't all fixed before the new site went up. And new bugs reported after the site went up.. said it before several times, wish they were all well tested in the beta stage before going live.
I've given you credit a million times Erik. I always give credit when due, and you deserved credit many times. You can't deny you've heard me praise you also in the forums. One praise was that you are doing your best to fix the bugs..
Just that last fix with the friend's list was so weird, and I didn't blame you personally for it. And it does seem like it wasn't tested/checked by 'whoever' did it and I'm sure you yourself would expect that, yes? Standard to ask your developers to test their work?
And I'm not the only one who has expressed many times their unhappiness with the new site, many others did as well. And I'm just one voice here out of 5 million, I know that.
Also am not 100% unhappy with the new site, did say what I did like. The chess.com homepage looks much better, because has some decent contrast in there.
I've also asked people to be patient when they wanted to close their account or not renew their memberships because of their unhappiness. I would have stopped one diamond member who closed his account but he did it while I was sleeping so had no chance to. That was silly.
I'd be more worried about those members than me.
I said it in the past and recently and will say it again, chess.com is the best chess site around.. and have faith the bugs/issues will all be sorted eventually.
No more TinyMCE for the iPad? Seems to have disappeared just today.
I just wish they were fixed/sorted in beta stage, not after it went live.. for the sake of the members who are experiencing so many problems, especially on phones, and also for the sake of staff, not to have had this backlash.
Was it a big problem to keep the 2 optional sites up to keep working on the bugs before the big switch? Sorry for asking again, I may have missed the reason/answer for ditching the beta testing site so soon. So far I haven't seen one that explains 'well' why that happened.
Anyway, my apologies Erik.. that comment 'here's a novel idea' was a bit cheeky, forgive me. :)
Was just shocked to see what went up with the friend's list new coding that's all, considering that the last thing you would have wanted was something else going wrong.. but I know it wasn't your fault directly.
btw, I never said "you suck" or "told you so", unless you're referring to others here who said that..
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