• Profile Ideas: Guestbook + Viewer Count + Last Log in

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    Imogen Arie [sign in to see picture]
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    Hello Lovelings!

    I'm a active member on numerous forums and I've realised that lovehoney could add one or two features to our profiles to make them a little more interactive:

    1. Comment Box/Guestbook:

    A guestbook feature on our profiles where users can leave comments I think would be awesome. Want to tell someone about their awesome review? or just to wish a stranger or friend a happy birthday then you can.

    *Ofcourse the user will be able to approve which comments are made public to whoever views their profile*

    2. Profile view count:

    Just a little counter that tells you how many people viewed your profile in the last 24 hours.

    *option to turn off*

    Last Log in/Sign in:

    Show your last logg in date and time *option to turn off*

    What do you guys think? Feel free to add to any of three suggestions.

    - Imogen Arie

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    Never know [sign in to see picture]
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    I think the first point has recently been asked. I read that the reason there's no sort of private or one to one messaging is to encourage forum chats as its felt people might not talk so openly given the option.

    I personally don't really care how many people have viewed my profile and I think some people might then see this community as a popularity contest which I don't think Lovehoney would be too keen on.

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    fantasia fairy [sign in to see picture]
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    HEY! I think this is awesome!

    Also maybe a notification bar so you can get a notification if someone quotes something that you have written?

    That way you wont miss any convo :)

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    Imogen Arie [sign in to see picture]
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    Never know wrote:

    I think the first point has recently been asked. I read that the reason there's no sort of private or one to one messaging is to encourage forum chats as its felt people might not talk so openly given the option.

    I personally don't really care how many people have viewed my profile and I think some people might then see this community as a popularity contest which I don't think Lovehoney would be too keen on.

    To your first point you wouldnt be able to respond to individual guestbook comments so the forum would remain the main source of contact.

    To your second point I did say you had the option of turning off the feature. Also those with high profile views wouldnt gain anything compared to those who had zero. So confused about your popularity contest point? I just like the idea of knowing someone checked out my profile whether for a breif moment or to read my intro or reviews, its a nice feeling if you ask me.

    Thanks for the feedback though.

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    Imogen Arie [sign in to see picture]
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    MissBrownEyes92 wrote:

    HEY! I think this is awesome!

    Also maybe a notification bar so you can get a notification if someone quotes something that you have written?

    That way you wont miss any convo :)

    Thank you!

    Yes we definately need notifications for the forum and potential guestbook!

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    FlexyBexyXXX [sign in to see picture]
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    I think it might be nice to private message other users on here :)

    And I agree with Never Know - I wouldn't want to see the LH community turn into a popularity contest...

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    Lovebirds_x [sign in to see picture]
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    The content on the LH forum is the reason why it seems to lack the features you find on many other forums. They don't want flirting, personal messaging, nothing like that after the disaster that was member chat years ago...and that is all profile comments would end up being. There are threads for everything, including things like wishing happy birthday, giving praise for a review or even just general chatting (which is free topic but open to all, rather than one on one). There's no need for any further level of communication, honestly!

    Plus a profile counter? Not sure why that would be relevant tbh.

    There isn't a profile feature the tech team at Lovehoney are not aware of, they have chosen to not include things for good reason as opposed to ignorance :)

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    AsYouWish! [sign in to see picture]
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    I think you could keep the open forum but have something to show who is online. That would be nice.

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    Imogen Arie [sign in to see picture]
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    Lovebirds_x wrote:

    The content on the LH forum is the reason why it seems to lack the features you find on many other forums. They don't want flirting, personal messaging, nothing like that after the disaster that was member chat years ago...and that is all profile comments would end up being. There are threads for everything, including things like wishing happy birthday, giving praise for a review or even just general chatting (which is free topic but open to all, rather than one on one). There's no need for any further level of communication, honestly!

    Plus a profile counter? Not sure why that would be relevant tbh.

    There isn't a profile feature the tech team at Lovehoney are not aware of, they have chosen to not include things for good reason as opposed to ignorance :)

    Never suggested a personal messaging tool, I suggested a public guestbook.

    Already commented on why I felt a profile counter would be a cool addition.

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    Imogen Arie [sign in to see picture]
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    AsYouWish! wrote:

    I think you could keep the open forum but have something to show who is online. That would be nice.

    Thanks for the feedback! :)

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    Terri JJ [sign in to see picture]
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    I like the forum how it is - everything and every comment open for all to read. Think it may be upsetting for people who are not overly confident if they could see that other profiles were being viewed more than theirs or they were not getting as many guestbook comments etc.

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    Sarahgee [sign in to see picture]
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    I'm pretty happy the way things are, to be honest.

    But I see what you are suggesting isn't at all seedy or encouraging private chats or anything.

    I do like the idea of notifications, if anything. But personally that is just laziness on my part! So I don't have to check LOL.

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    FlexyBexyXXX [sign in to see picture]
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    Why would you want to know how many people view your page? At the end of the day, this isn't a blog or anything, I don't know why it would actually be useful for anything other than knowing how popular you are? And Terry JJ's got a good point, it could upset some people and let's face it - this is an awesome community we don't want anyone getting embarrassed or down about the fact that they haven't had any views on their profile. No views doesn't mean anything in terms of what you can contribute to this forum or to reviews. A good review is a good review regardless of how many views it gets. If you write a particularly useful review, people can give it a thumbs up to say that it helped them. I would say that it might be nice to be nofitied of that, but you can always check your own reviews on your page if you really want to know that.

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    Foxxy [sign in to see picture]
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    If it ain't broke, don't fix it :-)

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    LittleSwitchBitch [sign in to see picture]
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    To be honest I'm glad it is the way it is... I don't see why Lovehoney needs to turn into Facebook.. A lot of things you have mentioned are reasons I don't have a personal Facebook account anymore.

    I like the group aspect of things... I don't need to know who is looking at my profile, how many times they have looked at it and if people want to talk to me directly.. I'm on Twitter :)


    I get what u are suggesting but it's a 👎 from me x

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    Lovebirds_x [sign in to see picture]
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    Imogen Arie wrote:

    Lovebirds_x wrote:

    The content on the LH forum is the reason why it seems to lack the features you find on many other forums. They don't want flirting, personal messaging, nothing like that after the disaster that was member chat years ago...and that is all profile comments would end up being. There are threads for everything, including things like wishing happy birthday, giving praise for a review or even just general chatting (which is free topic but open to all, rather than one on one). There's no need for any further level of communication, honestly!

    Plus a profile counter? Not sure why that would be relevant tbh.

    There isn't a profile feature the tech team at Lovehoney are not aware of, they have chosen to not include things for good reason as opposed to ignorance :)

    Never suggested a personal messaging tool, I suggested a public guestbook.

    Already commented on why I felt a profile counter would be a cool addition.

    My point was that a public guestbook would be used as a personal messaging tool. People would never use it for anything other than 'hey sexaii ur pics r hot add me' type bollocks. A guestbook is just profile comments, and profile comments are always open to abuse. Which is what they want to avoid at LH. It is all much the same thing, or more to the point opens up the same very hard to moderate avenues for abuse. And no, being able to approve what you want to go public is not moderating.

    This is much the same on any site, but when you have a site like this that involves profiles containing provocative pictures and lists of sexual preferences, all you will get is spam from people who want to talk dirty, or who are looking for a mistress/fb/whatever they think you are based on your profile. Some people actually put in their profiles that they would like to meet a certain type of person, so of course they will be flooded with 'guestbook comments' saying how they wish to be that person for them.

    You get enough people who skip out reading the rules as it is, those floods of people would be leaving totally innapropriate messages directed at individuals left right and centre if they could. I would really rather not have to deal with that, that kind of attention can be found on such as Fetlife...

    Trust me, if you'd been around when the actual chat function was part of the site  you would understand why they just can't go down anything further than what exists again. People WILL abuse it.

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    delilahxx [sign in to see picture]
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    Completely agree with Lovebirds on this.

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    FlexyBexyXXX [sign in to see picture]
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    Lovebirds_x wrote:

    Imogen Arie wrote:

    Lovebirds_x wrote:

    The content on the LH forum is the reason why it seems to lack the features you find on many other forums. They don't want flirting, personal messaging, nothing like that after the disaster that was member chat years ago...and that is all profile comments would end up being. There are threads for everything, including things like wishing happy birthday, giving praise for a review or even just general chatting (which is free topic but open to all, rather than one on one). There's no need for any further level of communication, honestly!

    Plus a profile counter? Not sure why that would be relevant tbh.

    There isn't a profile feature the tech team at Lovehoney are not aware of, they have chosen to not include things for good reason as opposed to ignorance :)

    Never suggested a personal messaging tool, I suggested a public guestbook.

    Already commented on why I felt a profile counter would be a cool addition.

    My point was that a public guestbook would be used as a personal messaging tool. People would never use it for anything other than 'hey sexaii ur pics r hot add me' type bollocks. A guestbook is just profile comments, and profile comments are always open to abuse. Which is what they want to avoid at LH. It is all much the same thing, or more to the point opens up the same very hard to moderate avenues for abuse. And no, being able to approve what you want to go public is not moderating.

    This is much the same on any site, but when you have a site like this that involves profiles containing provocative pictures and lists of sexual preferences, all you will get is spam from people who want to talk dirty, or who are looking for a mistress/fb/whatever they think you are based on your profile. Some people actually put in their profiles that they would like to meet a certain type of person, so of course they will be flooded with 'guestbook comments' saying how they wish to be that person for them.

    You get enough people who skip out reading the rules as it is, those floods of people would be leaving totally innapropriate messages directed at individuals left right and centre if they could. I would really rather not have to deal with that, that kind of attention can be found on such as Fetlife...

    Trust me, if you'd been around when the actual chat function was part of the site you would understand why they just can't go down anything further than what exists again. People WILL abuse it.

    +1

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    myghost [sign in to see picture]
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    I don't like the comment box idea it's open to abuse and spam not something i want to see on an adult forum

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    Skitty [sign in to see picture]
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    I like that the forums are somewhere you can dip into socialising if you want to, and that my profile is sort of like a separate part of the site that's just mine. I personally wouldn't want to know how many people view my profile, and especially wouldn't want guestbook comments because it would turn into something like a facebook wall and I'd have to worry about commenting people if they commented me and whatever.

    The only thing that I'd like is the notifications on when someone rates your review as helpful, because it's a faff to check your reviews to see if this has happened, and it makes me feel really happy when someone rates any of my reviews as useful. At the same time, I wouldn't want this function to be put in if it had the possibility of causing people to feel bad if their reviews didn't get rated as helpful.

    So from my perspective I just pretty much like things as they are.

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