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Gamer Hell
Gamer Hell
  • By: Maelish
  • 12/03/2020 09:07 am

Is 'Edit My Profile' Too Complex

Find Gamers wants to know if the website's user interface is too hard or just a pain for you.  With that in mind, we're starting by asking about the user interface specific to creating & updating our member's profiles.

Do you think it's too much hard to complete or update your profile?  Your personal profile creates your Gamer Biography.  It's where you pick your games and your gaming interests.

Only about 55% of members have ever updated their biography, this percentage is consistent year after year. We'd like to increase that number.

A new poll was created today for members.  It will clues and hopefully let us know if the interface is too hard for some members.  If it is, we'd like to simplify it.

Eventually Find Gamers hopes to have a more simple interface in general.  But maybe this is the best place to start.

Click Here to visit the Survey page and let us know if you have an opinion.

 
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Feature Creep
Feature Creep
  • By: Maelish
  • 09/30/2020 10:47 am

Minor SSL Update

Hi all, hope you are surviving the 2020 apocalypse.  Just a tiny thing to take note of today. 

As of this morning, we're requiring TLS 1.2 instead of TLS 1.0 for HTTPS now.  It means your web browser and the server will use tougher encryption when talking to each other.  That makes it less likely someone will intercept your private information.  It has not been a problem so far but using better locks is always a good idea.

After reviewing our active 2020 members, no one seems to be using ancient browser technology.  So this likely won't even be noticed by anyone that I can find.  

Have a great Fall folks!  

 
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Feature Creep
Feature Creep
  • By: Maelish
  • 05/12/2020 08:27 am

Minor Update - RPG Gamestyles

Greetings Gamers!

You asked for them, so we've added two new options for your Gamer Biography in Roleplaying Gamestyle Preferences.  You can now rate your interest from 0 to 5 in Crunchy and Lightweight.  They both refer to game system rules.  Do you prefer more rules in your game system or less?  Some of us probably like more of both depending on your DM, GM or the story your playing through.

Remember that your interests often change.  So it's a good idea to update your Gamestyle Preferences once in a while. 

In case you wonder why these were added, they were voted for in our Survey Page.  It's where our members also vote on adding new Game Systems as well.  Don't forget to vote!

 
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General
General
  • By: Maelish
  • 04/24/2020 12:59 pm

VTTs for Gamer Profiles

A number of Virtual TableTop applications have been added to our member's profiles.   

They will appear in your personal Public Biography page and in the search results for Online Gamers.

How To Add VTTs to your Profile
  1. Go to Edit My Profile then Basics.  It's available on the left-side menu or top menu.
  2. Select Yes for Game Online in your Profile Basics.  
  3. Pick the VTTs you want to appear in Gaming Basics.

If you have problems with this new feature, be sure to let us know through Feedback.

 
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Gamer Hell
Gamer Hell
  • By: Maelish
  • 03/31/2020 11:58 pm

Awesome April Updates!

We're excited to tell you about some great new features for our website! 

It all started when we researched how our members use Find Gamers.  You see, some of our most  active members haven't been taking advantage of Find Gamer's site settings.  So we thought, wow let's help them out.  Below are some of the ideas being launched in the next week.  

Comic Sans

To encourage our members who haven't set up their own individualized site customizations, starting today we're setting the default font for our site to Microsoft's famously loved Comic Sans It'll give you just the right encouragement to use our easy-to-find font settings!

Email Reminders

Members who've been reluctant to decide on their email reminder frequency will now default to every 6 hours.  You might receive up to 4 emails each time, isn't that a great way to stay in touch?

Sign Up Group Members

Why stop there?  Ever wanted to sign up all the gamers in your group too?  Just add their email address to the new Instant Account tool, they'll be signed up instantly.  You can even pre-select the games for their profile because you know what they love.  We're sure they will appreciate you for it.   

Bonus for Signing up Group Members

Members who sign up the most gamers will always float to the top of player searches, that's awesome right?

Woot! Woot!

We think you'll love these coming features as much as we do!  Tell your friends.

 
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Gamer Hell
Gamer Hell
  • By: Maelish
  • 03/04/2020 09:14 am

Inbox Message Status Bug

Greetings members.

As much as I hate to admit this, there was an Inbox message bug that persisted for a few months.  It could mistakenly change the status of Unread messages to Read.   It only happened when the message sender re-read the message in their own Sent messages.

It's been fixed but there isn't method to fix the messages that were mistakenly marked Read.  This means many of you have messages in your Inbox that you might not have noticed. 

So I recommend you double-check your Inbox.  It's possible some members have missed a new gaming opportunity.



 
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