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Site Enhancements Coming Soon!!!

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:35 pm
by admin
Hi all,

Just to let you know that I'm planning on some major enhancements to Asian Love Connections :D .

If you want me to add a particular feature, then let me know :o !

Here's what I'm planning:

  • Make the site easier to use! Well this is a little strange, but Filipinas seem to have no problems using the site. It's older Western guys (especially Americans) who have the problems.
  • Allow members to upload more than one photo. This would be really nice. On the downside I need to make it easy to police what's uploaded - if I showed you what some members had uploaded to the site, you wouldn't believe me :oops: .
  • Introduce paid subscriptions. I'll keep the site free to use, but members who pay for a subscription will get more features, including access to the valuable anti-scammer tools that only I currently have access to. While free dating sites are OK, the fact that somebody has paid for something means they're more serious about using it. And somebody paying for a dating site subscription is the easiest way I have of telling that you're serious about finding a partner! If the site makes some money, I'll also be able to spend some money advertising for more members (especially ladies and ladyboys).
  • Check the site works in all the latest browsers, phones, tablets and other devices out there.
  • Rejig the matchmaking and searching to make it easier to find members who are serious about finding a partner.

Anyway, let me know what you think about these plans, and what else I can to make Asian Love Connections super brilliant :D .

Re: Site Enhancements Coming Soon!!!

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:56 pm
by admin
OK I've made a couple of tweaks to the site...

  • The site looks a little better now in Internet Explorer.
  • A couple of the dating articles have been re-jigged in order to make it easier to see members related to that article.
  • There's a new sub-menu at the top of each page once you're logged in. I intend to use this menu to engage more with the site's users. Hopefully I'll make it more obvious that there's a real man behind this dating site, not some faceless corporation! And I know that Asian dating can be confusing at best, so I'm here to help YOU out.
  • I've cut the advertising a little.

More changes coming soon! Don't forget to post your own ideas if you think the site needs some enhancements!

Re: Site Enhancements Coming Soon!!!

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:02 pm
by admin
OK I've made a number of enhancements to Asian Love Connections.

The main change is that there is now a Gold Membership option.

Don't worry - the Gold Membership is cheap at only $10 for 12 months. And you can continue to use the site for free if you wish.

Why Am I Charging You to use the Site?

The BIGGEST PROBLEM with free dating sites is that many members aren't really SERIOUS about finding love. My proof of this is that I've visited many great ladies I've met on Chinese Love Links and China Love Match (both pay sites). But I've never found a single lady worth visiting on DateInAsia (a free site).

So having a PAID MEMBERSHIP OPTION on a dating site helps you to find out who's serious, and who isn't.

For women looking for husbands, they need to know that their man can support them. And if he can't find $10 for a dating site subscription, she has to ask if he's really good husband material :oops: .

Gold Members get a few benefits, including access to some of the tools I use to spot scammers and other low quality members :D . I'll also use some of the income to help advertise to bring more members to the site. Running a dating site costs a lot more money than you might think :roll: .

Re: Site Enhancements Coming Soon!!!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:00 pm
by admin
I've now tidied up the site design a bit, mainly to make it look better in Internet Explorer and Google's Chrome Browser.

The site should now look OK in IE, Firefox and Chrome, at least on Windows PCs. Incidentally those three browsers/operating systems account for over 75% of our user base.

Happy weekend everybody!

Improved Photo Uploader Coming Soon...

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:48 pm
by admin
Merry Christmas everybody!

Early in the new year I hope to release an enhanced photo uploading facility for Asian Love Connections.

The main change is that you'll be able to upload more than one photo. As a guy who uses dating sites a lot myself, I know that I really want to see what a woman (or ladyboy!) looks like before I spend too much chatting to her.

Photos are also really important if you're searching for a partner from another country. It's terrible to fly thousands of miles only to find that the man/woman/ladyboy of your dreams doesn't look like you imagined :x .

I'm going to allow members to upload unlimited photos. I'm not sure how this will work out - I'll see how it goes. The company that hosts the website only allow a maximum of 500,000 files to be uploaded to my hosting account, so if the facility gets too popular then I'll have to put some sort of limit in! I know ladyboys love uploading dozens of photos of themselves :lol: .

There's also an overhead in the extra monitoring required to stop people uploading offensive or illegal content. So again, I'll see how it goes...

If you want any more site enhancements then you only have to ask. Add your suggestions in this thread.

RE: New Photo Uploader

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:41 pm
by admin
OK the new photo uploader is basically complete. Unfortunately I can't add it to the site until I've worked out a way of quickly approving all the new photos that you guys will upload :D . Once that's solved then you'll be able to upload any number of photos, which is another nice way of helping me work out who are the serious members of the site :lol: !

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

:geek:

NEW PHOTO UPLOADER NOW AVAILABLE!!!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:12 pm
by admin
Hi all,

The new photo uploader is now available! This will allow you to add as many photos to your profile as you like...

New photo uploader

Let me know if you have any problems with it. It's been a little complicated to add this new feature to the site without deleting all the photos members have already updated!

Note that no photo will be visible to other members until I've approved it. This will keep the site full of high quality profiles :oops: .

Oh, and here's a new guide to which types of photos you should and should not upload here:

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Anyone uploading photos of cats, smurfs or flowers will have their accounts closed.

Re: Site Enhancements Coming Soon!!!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:38 am
by admin
I've made a few minor adjustments to the Asian Love Connections dating site.

The My Home page is now a lot faster than it was before, especially if you've been using it to keep track of all your favourite members.

It's also no longer possible to change your gender if you've registered as a man. In the rare case of guys having a sex change, I recommend you re-register using a different email address.

Finally at some point I will have to charge guys who want to chat to ladyboys. For a year Asian Love Connections was Ad supported by Ladyboy Kisses. Unfortunately Ladyboy Kisses have severe cashflow issues, and I've had to drop them as an advertiser.

Because I have ladyboys on the site I can't attract so many advertisers who are prudish about transgender dating, so if you want to chat to ladyboys here, you'll soon need to pay. Don't worry, it won't be expensive. And anyone who supports the site will get a nice little bonus I'm working on... :D

I'll also point out that MyLadyboyDate is now up and running, and worth a look if you're serious about finding a ladyboy girlfriend.

Asian Love Connections - New Website Design!

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:57 am
by admin
Hi all,

The Asian Love Connections site has had a major redesign. Advantages of the new design are mainly that it works much better on mobile devices. iPads and mobile phones are wildly popular these days, so the site will now work much better on them.

The new design also makes it much easier to implement some cool new features that are planned for the future.

Hopefully the new design should also be easier to use. Basically most configuration options have moved to the top menu's Settings sub-menu.

There are still some improvements to due, most notably to improve all of the forms, and increase the size of member images.

Note that if you're an existing member you may need to flush out your web browser's cache then refresh the page to see the latest design :roll: .

Any comments or suggestions about the new design, leave feedback here on the forum or on our Facebook page.

You've Got Mail! Alert

PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:02 am
by admin
Just a small enhancement, but quite a nice one all the same.

When you log into Asian Love Connections now there is a pink number next to the MyMessages link in the top menu bar. This number shows you how many unread messages you have. Hopefully it will make you remember to check your inbox regularly.

A million and one other small enhancements are coming to the site... watch here for more details :D . I'm also open to suggestions if you think there's something else that could make the site even better.