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Old 02-02-2012, 07:39 PM
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That was quick and painless. Large, easy-to-read buttons and so forth. Cool.
Thanks AT . Hopefully you'll see SSL up there soon.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:26 AM
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I agree, so far so good.

So will this have "local" groups? Our local community has a Yahoo group that's fairly functional, but it's all mailing list obviously and that can get cumbersome.

Also, will there be "local" events calendars? I would like the ability to schedule our monthly coffees, without having to see every coffee for every city that I will never visit..

And on the question of privacy... will it be possible for people to choose who sees what? This is obviously one of Facebook's current biggest problems, and I've seen people dropping like flies due to changes in the privacy settings.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:21 PM
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I agree, so far so good.

So will this have "local" groups? Our local community has a Yahoo group that's fairly functional, but it's all mailing list obviously and that can get cumbersome.

Also, will there be "local" events calendars? I would like the ability to schedule our monthly coffees, without having to see every coffee for every city that I will never visit..
Thanks SC . Yes - groups and events have the option of being geographically relevant. You will be able to "browse locally" for both.

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And on the question of privacy... will it be possible for people to choose who sees what? This is obviously one of Facebook's current biggest problems, and I've seen people dropping like flies due to changes in the privacy settings.
Yes, I have no desire to use your information for anything, especially since there will be no advertisements. This next update will include the ability to create a basic profile (picture, about me, looking for, other details) along with corresponding privacy options. It will start off with:

Who can see your profile? (Select one)
[ ] Everyone plus search engines
[ ] Everyone minus search engines
[ ] Friends only
[ ] No one

These options will get more granular as things develop.

Also, the ToS will be included in the next update. That should help you feel comfortable with the privacy policy.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:24 PM
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It will start off with:

Who can see your profile? (Select one)
[ ] Everyone plus search engines
[ ] Everyone minus search engines
[ ] Friends only
[ ] No one

These options will get more granular as things develop.
How about "Registered Users Only?" Does "Everyone" mean you don't need to login to the site to see?
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:32 PM
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Ah, I missed that one. And yes, "Everyone" means you don't need to register to see the profile content.

I'm going to start with two sections for Privacy, with those options:

1) Your entire profile, with default "Friends Only" selected
2) Your basic information - Username / Age / Sex / Location / short summary - with default "Registered Users Only" selected.

This way other registered users can find you, but none of your information is open to the public unless you intentionally open it up.

How does that sound?
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:45 PM
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May I suggest "Friends and friends of friends" as an option for those of us who are semi-out to the world.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:49 PM
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Sure thing.

"Friendships" will be rolled out in two or three updates, so this won't have an effect on anything quite yet. I'll make it an option though. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:28 AM
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Ah, I missed that one. And yes, "Everyone" means you don't need to register to see the profile content.

I'm going to start with two sections for Privacy, with those options:

1) Your entire profile, with default "Friends Only" selected
2) Your basic information - Username / Age / Sex / Location / short summary - with default "Registered Users Only" selected.

This way other registered users can find you, but none of your information is open to the public unless you intentionally open it up.

How does that sound?
It's a good start. Ideally, I would eventually like to fine-tune privacy settings for each and every piece of information that goes on there. I realize that may be difficult to code, so I'm not saying I expect to see it right away, just something to work towards. I would also like it if age/sex/location can be "optional" inputs. Like, if I want people to know, they can have a conversation with me first, otherwise let them wonder
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:03 PM
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Thanks SC - More granular privacy settings will be incorporated over time, and every aspect of your profile will be optional (except for your username and password).
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:58 PM
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Default Update: Basic User Profiles

Okay! You can go to www.beta.poly.fm and check out the basic user profile under My Profile, along with some other changes:
  • User Profiles – basic user profiles with basic information. Click-to-edit input fields. You can see a sample public profile here: https://beta.poly.fm/people/polyfm
  • SSL support - this can be turned off in Settings if you’d like.
  • Various security tweaks – hashing/salting passwords, password “strength” indicator, parameterization
  • Privacy – your profile is configured so that you “open first” – meaning you don’t need to edit your settings defensively. If you want your profile to be accessible by registered users, anyone, or even search engines, you can make that happen in your Settings. The default option is currently “no one can see my profile”, but this will most likely change to “Friends only” as soon as User Relationships are implemented.
  • Minor design tweaks – button colors have been streamlined
  • Terms of Service

The next update will focus on:
  • Your input from this update
  • User search
  • Friendships
  • Improved menu
  • Activity feed
  • Inner page design tweaks, especially re: the gray overload
  • A 'Kudos' page to give public props to anyone that’s helped

Any feedback is welcome and desired
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