This New Thing  

bustinout20202 65F  
859 posts
12/6/2021 9:21 am
This New Thing


I have been looking at the new beta Community for blogs this morning to see what everyone is talking about.

I am not sure how they can see addresses and such, as some have mentioned.
The layout seems a bit cartoon-y in my opinion.

They still have the programming glitches in punctuation and symbols, etc.

Definitely photo-rich as far as content goes. [C'est le vie! As the world goes, so do we?] I prefer words to pictures, myself.

As another blogger pointed out, we of the Boomer Generation have a much harder time accepting change than others.

And now it is about LEVELS instead of points?? I feel like I am in a Martial Arts training.

"Ah, lil Grasshopper, if you can steal the yoni egg from my hand you will have arrived!"
"Too slow!!! "€œ

My only concerns are the cries of a lack of privacy. How is that an issue, exactly? Can others see the private comments that get sent in the private mailboxes now? Some have said that addresses get shown?? Seriously?

And for those of you considering leaving, where would you end up? I am only on this site, I do not know what other sites to consider if I left and I always like to have options

Please let me know your thoughts below.
Educate me on the privacy issues, etc.
Thanks!



~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
12/6/2021 9:29 am

I have been looking at the new beta Community for blogs this morning to see what everyone is talking about.

I am not sure how they can see addresses and such, as some have mentioned.
The layout seems a bit cartoon-y in my opinion.

They still have the programming glitches in punctuation and symbols, etc.

Definitely photo-rich as far as content goes. [C'est le vie! As the world goes, so do we?] I prefer words to pictures, myself.

As another blogger pointed out, we of the Boomer Generation have a much harder time accepting change than others.

And now it is about LEVELS instead of points?? I feel like I am in a Martial Arts training.

"Ah, lil Grasshopper, if you can steal the yoni egg from my hand you will have arrived!"
"Too slow!!! "€œ

My only concerns are the cries of a lack of privacy. How is that an issue, exactly? Can others see the private comments that get sent in the private mailboxes now? Some have said that addresses get shown?? Seriously?

And for those of you considering leaving, where would you end up? I am only on this site, I do not know what other sites to consider if I left and I always like to have options

Please let me know your thoughts below.
Educate me on the privacy issues, etc.

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
12/6/2021 10:06 am

On the NEW version of the blogs, people can read comments located in the Private Mail Box of every blogger. In some cases they can see both sides of the conversation. If you were aware of the issue, you'd have deleted the obvious comments and hidden those with fragile information.
If you have a Private Mail Box over on your blog, click the NEW version to see what's visible.

There's another way to look at this. If you leave your front door open, THAT doesn't mean it's an invitation for anyone to walk into your house.

We'll all be fine... eventually. That other space seems cramped. This side of the wall seems to be wide open and airy.
😎❗❗

Oh, and... my emojis don't work over there. 🎅🎁❗❗😎😮


Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
12/6/2021 10:31 am

You have a couple of options.

1. Go into your NEW blog Mail Box and HIDE every comment you feel is revealing. It's time consuming and a pain in the ass.
2. You can DENY the whole post *three dots in the right-hand-side of your post. Unfortunately, THAT option doesn't seem to be working at the moment.

In any case, your current Mail Box will remain unchanged. How much stuff do you think you'll have to remove? 🤔
On the other hand, who cares?
Unless there are names and numbers over there. 😮❗❗❗


lonlyforlove2 79M  
32704 posts
12/6/2021 6:53 pm

There was a time when any thing anyone had posted on their blog was available for any one to see, even nonmembers, That is fixed but they are using us to tell them what is wrong and before it can be fixed a lot of stuff is happening..

It has been a fun time watching some people cover up and hide things.. LOL

Stop by at lonlyforlove2
also see Lunch with Lonly , we get snow tomorrow
Check my blog on New Community, "A photo of my big Pecker"
also, " My Sunday afternoon with the kids'


bustinout20202 replies on 12/7/2021 11:17 am:
ummm I would be one of those trying to hide things; simply because I said it'd be private, and I want to honor that statement

CleavageFan4U 65M  
69374 posts
12/6/2021 7:34 pm

The lack of a clear alternative surely explains why so many of us are still here, from even LONG before the community thing came around, and rest assured the site knows they're the only game in town.

Those PERVERTS in the 60s
You Infected Me With a Social Disease
THE NEW COMMUNITY PAGE Is THAT Strike Three
[post 3312759] My Private Post - Tell Me ALL Your Secrets – Anything you write here is just between us


bustinout20202 replies on 12/7/2021 2:17 pm:
Well, dammit Cleave! Maybe we should start our own! You know, build a bigger better mouse trap!

crosstraining 69T  
8367 posts
12/6/2021 9:01 pm

Does this new thing only affect bloggers or is it going to be the whole site and affect everybody ? , XOXO


bustinout20202 replies on 12/7/2021 2:19 pm:
That's a great question. Perhaps some of our veterans on here can answer that. My assumption is only on the blogs, but the new look seems to me to be site-wide. Anyone know???

DanielZwat1950 72M  
436 posts
12/7/2021 5:04 am

How do I check the new beta Community for blogs out or has it come to us?


bustinout20202 replies on 12/7/2021 2:22 pm:
Was going to say, I dunn0; but I love checking out your tan lines!!

DanielZwat1950 72M  
436 posts
12/7/2021 5:07 am

Never mind, I found it. Lol


bustinout20202 replies on 12/7/2021 2:23 pm:
good for you!

spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/7/2021 6:00 am

The new format is one big car crash. It's clearly designed for the smartphone.
Nearly everything takes more clicks to get to, which is never good. I always give up after the third click on a website.
I recently posted on the new format - see BREAKING NEWS ANDREW ON THE NEW COMMUNITY FORMAT. It contains Andrew Conru's (the site's founder's) views on many issues of concern.


bustinout20202 replies on 12/7/2021 2:26 pm:
Now that's interesting...because it seems the only way to get to the blogs on the phone now is to go to the web version only. [Oh, and put it under a microscope to see it!] Maybe that's why they are moving blogs to the Community tab, so that phones can access it better??

bustinout20202 replies on 12/7/2021 2:26 pm:
I'll check out your post on Andrew.

citizen4722 64M  
74582 posts
12/7/2021 12:36 pm

I remember, at first, I kept getting messages from bloggers telling me that everybody can see the comments in my private 'post box'. That was my fault because I forgot you had to use 'respond' and not 'quote'. But now that's not going to work?


bustinout20202 replies on 12/7/2021 2:30 pm:
Read Paul's comments on here. It's still private in the regular format. but if you go to the Beta Test Commuity/blog section; yes, it seems like they are all visible to anyone, and you as the "moderator" have to click on "Hide this" or "Delete" for each comment and your response. I started to do that last night. Pain in the a**!!

lonlyforlove2 79M  
32704 posts
12/7/2021 1:43 pm

bustinout20202 replies on 12/7/2021 3:17 pm:

ummm I would be one of those trying to hide things; simply because I said it'd be private, and I want to honor that statement

And I was quickly deleting my complete private mailbox.. As you , I thought it was to be private, and when I seen different, I deleted it,
I did copy and paste a lot to Word on my home computer.

Stop by at lonlyforlove2
also see Lunch with Lonly , we get snow tomorrow
Check my blog on New Community, "A photo of my big Pecker"
also, " My Sunday afternoon with the kids'


bustinout20202 65F  
1080 posts
12/7/2021 2:16 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    You have a couple of options.

    1. Go into your NEW blog Mail Box and HIDE every comment you feel is revealing. It's time consuming and a pain in the ass.
    2. You can DENY the whole post *three dots in the right-hand-side of your post. Unfortunately, THAT option doesn't seem to be working at the moment.

    In any case, your current Mail Box will remain unchanged. How much stuff do you think you'll have to remove? 🤔
    On the other hand, who cares?
    Unless there are names and numbers over there. 😮❗❗❗
I see what you mean! I went into the new blog mail box last night and began deleting and hiding everything until my eyes were blurred and bleary at 1 AM. What can I say? There wasn't much to watch on tv, so....away I go!
Your'e right...definitely a pain in the ass!!!

~~~" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." --Mary Oliver~~~


leefury7 71M

12/15/2021 6:23 pm

I remember agreeing to testing OSX beta. It ran on a second machine while running OS9.9999 on the main machine. Ya. Not fun. Crashes were real. It was easier developing WinDoZe on the Mac than OSX beta. The long and short of it .... I dont do beta. Despite all its asci BS, seriously, why fix what isnt broken? There are a LOT of other things on this site that need attention. And privacy should NEVER require the user to jump through hoops that require t wo hours in the user manual to figure it out.

LOL. Everything is joke.


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