This site is for you! Please let us know what you'd like to see here and we'll make it happen. Thanks!
I got an email last night stating that my comment for this post had been denied. But now I can't recall making a comment to this post last night. I think the denial email would be more useful if it included the denied comment, so that one might make corrections to whatever is objectionable.
RE: member search
Perhaps you already have this on your to-do list, but I would like to be able to search by the identifying terms, I.e. agnostic, atheist, secularist, etc.... Perhaps even include all these terms with three radio buttons for each: Include, Exclude, Either (the default would be Either, and this is needed in case one chooses to change from the one of the first two option). Specific example: I'd like to search for someone who identifies as agnostic, but exclude anyone who also identifies as spiritual.
Also, it would be great if at the very least the search criteria were saved in cookies. Of course, saved labeled search criteria from a dropdown list would be nice.
So in the "letting people send more messages" thread a number of people have said that they sent messages that weren't received or replies that weren't received. Please address this ASAP as I would rather there be no message service as opposed to not having confidence that messages or replies were not received. The fact that I have messaged multiple people and now don't know if they aren't replying because they either didn't get the message or are not interested is terrible. If they are not interested that is perfectly cool. But if they didn't get the message, that totally defeats the purpose of this site and multiplies confusion. You must address this
I'm unable to receive messages. My account doesn't seem locked but any message I click on sends me to a page that reads: "This page isn’t working - agnostic.com is currently unable to handle this request."
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Admin: can you try again? We just fixed some page load problems. I sent you a message from your profile page and from the messenger. Hopefully you can see them and reply. Thanks!
I was wondering how long it takes for uploaded posts of things to be viewed by everyone. I posted a couple things, and they never showed up am I doing something wrong? I also was wondering if you have any way to set up chat rooms.. where perhaps by topic or whatever, could take place. Just a thought.
I think we need to be very careful here that this site does not devolve into a site for flaming and attacking other members, rather than ideas. Also, I have begun to see subtle signs of racism; comments that are nuanced with a racial bias. This cannot stand as far as I am concerned. This should be a safe site, and I for one, will withdraw if that kind of behavior is allowed by the site curator to continue. Yes, we can express our political preferences and our disdain for policymakers, past and present, etc., but there is no room, imho, for racism, or attacking other members.
It would be better if you allowed people to choose which default picture to use. Trans woman would not like a default man to show up.
Of course, there are trans people who wouldn't like to have to decide between the two. And are cis people who prefer not to identify what gender/sex they are. So maybe you could include a "not identifying" category with an ungendered default icon.
I realize that there are limits to what you can do with program as written.
I would love if the categories could be tweaked a bit. In place of Random & Silly, I'd have a Just for Fun category, which could include 'getting to know you' type quiz questions and other randomness. We need a category for books, music and movies, one unambiguously separate from the philosophy oriented categories. Really Life and Meaning seems to be as much a philosophy category heading as Religion and Spirituality. If this site is too focused, in every category, on rehashing basic theosophical and philosophical questions, folks who just want to hang out with like-minded people will just go back to facebook. For the most part, people joining a site called agnostic.com are already self-selected to be agnostic or atheist, and if we were Baptists or all Jewish, sure there'd be some theological discussion, some ego stroking, etc., but there'd also be a lot of just general chatting about topics having nothing to do with God, gods, or churches.
And, it would be great if there was a visual indicator on or around our profile pictures or something that would indicate whether we are or are not interested in finding dates. Many women I know would be wary of joining a site like this for fear of being pestered by too many lonely, single men. Right now it is not terribly easy for users to see at a glance whether such attention would be welcome. I, for instance, am NOT looking for a date, and any poor men who miss that detail may find I am less friendly than I ought to be. If folks like me had a red border around our profile pics, or something obvious like that, anyone could see that we are just here for friendly companionship, not dating, and they could direct their romantic attentions where they might be less frostily received.