Ok, another couple weeks and another list of improvements (hopefully) to the site. Here goes:
We are slowly sending out our first email of “new member matches” for those interested in dating and “interesting new posts” for those here more for community. By default, these will be sent not more than once per week and you can change the frequency or turn them off in your account settings page. Happy to get your feedback on them as we will change the algorithm over time to make it more predictive.
Sped up most pages by about 2x after we tripled signups with some advertising on a few religious website.
You can search comments of posts as well as posts.
Improved the list of "similar questions" that appear on the right of each post. It now tries to show questions that are both similar and recent (hard tradeoffs).
Made it easier for our trans members to find others and be found in search.
When you cut/paste Youtube links, they should now be able to play without clicking to youtube.
You can now see a list of people you’ve blocked in your account page. You can also unblock them (before, you couldn’t find them). We also fixed some bugs so it should work better now.
We implemented a few formatting options using a pared-down version of a markup language called Markdown. Hopefully, we can eventually upgrade the post editor to be more intuitive (e.g., WYSIWYG). Below is the result of some formatting (see photo for how it was done) and [daringfireball.net] for more information. We are only supporting a few of the basics:
make italics with single asterisks
make bold with double asterisks
make courier font with
#Make a horizontal line using 3 or more asterisk
Again, we want to thank you all for being patient as we improve and stabilize the website. We are also working hard on the iPhone and Android apps and are working on final bug testing now. Best wishes to you all in 2018!