Was just checking out the stats on all of the sites I run and I noticed that this site had just passed 1 million hits. All I can say is wow! It took just under 2 years but I'd still say thats quite impressive. Thanks to everyone who submitted pictures and videos and help made this site a success.
Just switched most of the ads over from AdBrite to Google Adsense, hopefully I can get some decent cash out of all this traffic. AdBrite was only making me $1 a month off of 3000 impressions a day. Plus the ads are a little friendlier :D
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Just added a Recent Videos section to the main page. Been meaning to do this for some time but just haven't had time to do so. Also added hotlinks to submit photos/videos to the bottom of each section. Other than that, I tweaked a few bugs with the video gallery system that have been bugging me.
Been working hard to make the website not only easier to navigate but also more welcoming to women. After adding some more sidebars I found the page becoming very cluttered. As useful as these new sidebars were I felt there had to be a better solution -- and one was found. I replaced the default entry page (which was this news feed) with a new page that highlights all the recent activity on the site. I believe this will make the page much more welcoming to new users as well as our returning users.
You may also have noticed some of the more subtle changes, such as new Forums, e-mail notifications for private messages and forum posts, a personal favourites option on the sidebar where you can bookmark any part of the site. There is also a score attributed to each user, at this point it has not been fully implemented but I have some really interesting plans for that which I wont reveal as of yet -- just be aware that you will earn points for posting in the forums, comments or submitting content.
There is much more exciting stuff to come, so keep your eyes open and keep checking the site out. I have a long list of updates and improvements to make to the site thanks to everyone's contributions and suggestions :D
After much procrastination, I finally installed an IRC Chatroom. You can connect by selecting it from the menu to the left, or if you're like myself and prefer to use an external chat client the server settings are as follows:
IRC Server: irc.freenode.net Port: 6667
Hope to see you all in the chat room :P
Update: Just added the much requested "Members in Chat" feature. On your left navigation bar, just under Members Online you will see who is currently in the chat room. Just be aware that if a member connects manually through an external client such as mIRC or Konversation, they wont be shown in this list.
Also, I just wanted to thank the members that have been making use of the chat room. So far it is turning out to be quite the success, I really didn't expect it to catch on so fast :D
Meant to post about this earlier in the month, but have been incredibly busy. The site hit its 1 year anniversary at the start of the month, and in that time we've managed to get 400+ plus members and over 5000 images -- that's amazing. Thanks to everyone who helped make this site a success, and keep those submissions coming!
I apologize for the long wait, January was a hectic month for me and I didn't have much time to think about this site. I tallied up the results, and overall I'm quite disappointed with them, I was really hoping for a bigger response. I had planned on doing another contest for February, since it marks the one year anniversary for this site, but seeing how this contest went I'm not sure if I'll bother.
Well, hope everyone had a great holiday and a happy new year! The holiday contest is now over, so submissions will no longer be counted. I will be tallying up the results soon and let everyone know who the winners are. Thank you all for your submissions, we received a lot of new content this month :D
December is the month of giving, so I thought in the season of giving I'd offer up some prizes to my visitors. There will be three prize packages to give out, and the reward reflects the category of each.
The first prize will be for photo gallery submissions. Who ever submits the most images through the month of December will be awarded a CD set of all my photos I have in my collection. That's almost a gig and a half of pictures. This can be on CD or DVD, depending on preference.
The second prize will be the same idea, but for the video gallery. Who ever submits the most this month will receive my video collection. That's over 15gb of videos! Since its such a large amount, this one will only be offered in DVD format.
And lastly, the final prize goes to whoever is the most active in the forums. So get in there and chat, just don't spam the forums with one word messages or obvious other obvious spam. I withold the right to disqualify anyone who I feel is trying to cheat their way into a win. For this one I was a little stumped on what to offer, as nothing really went with forum posts well. So I decided for now I will offer a copy of both the video and gallery discs. I may change this if I can think of something better, but this will be the tentative prize for now.
After reviewing the movies section I decided to make some changes. First off, I reaized that even though I opened the link to all members I never actually set the permissions on the videos themselves, meaning you could not view them. So I fixed that issue, sorry for the oversight on that one.
I also realized the link to submit videos in the movies section was some what ambiguous, so I changed the link from "submit a link" to "submit a video" and added it to the main menu with the other submit options.
Also, I replaced all references of Movies with Videos. Since they're not full length movies, rather clips and music videos, it made more sense to call it that.
Other than that, I added some new videos that were submitted previously that I had not had the time to do.