New CHAT ROOM so bad
It's pretty bad. Especially the private messages. Having more than one message going simultaneously is a chore now. Before you could float windows next to each other. Now you have to flip back and forth between them. More than two messages and it becomes a stress factor.
Generally, the more clicks a webpage requires the worse the design interface is.
Also, the way Private Messages are crammed into the sidebar makes it incredibly claustrophobic to have longer conversations now. Not to mention you get constant distractions from the main room, because you can no longer hide it behind the PM windows.
It seems pretty clear that Private Messages have become a down-prioritized side note to the main chat. Which sucks for those of us who prefer private messages and don't use the main chat much.
The new chat room is very poorly designed. The buttons you have to push to open/close windows are way too big wasting screen space. The horizontal chat room window means the right side of the screen is almost totally blank and wasted. I don't often use the main chat and usually chat with friends via private message. This means I am stuck with the wasted space of the main chat room. Often I'll just chat with my friends only watching their cam. I would normally fill most of the screen with the cam window. Now the maximum size of cam windows is just too small. If I were to watch the maximum of 5 cams I have to scroll left to right to see them. They can't be ordered without closing and opening them in the right order. Totally inconvenient bad design.
Sorry to hear this. Please be patient and I know it's a learning curve BUT Flash dying is WHY we needed to create a new BETTER Chat with MORE features and has the ability to include programming of new features if our users voice their opinion and they create a better user experience. With this new Chat because it's not Flash based more people can access the room,, therefore a higher social experience. YES, smaller screens have some condensing issues but when we're trying to work with a large group of people how it currently is is the best way at the moment. I do understand that private cam isn't currently available but it will be at some point. It will just take some time. We get the frustration and annoyance at having to get familiar with a new way of doing things but in the end we only strive to make this the best platform possible.
When I hear people bitch and only say "the new chat sucks" that honestly is counterproductive and doesn't provide feedback. IF it's that horrible please message me DIRECTLY teamtrue2 with specific reasons WHY and what device/OS system you are using and WHAT about it is not working for you. THAT type of information we can work with and tweak.
Sorry for the rant but teamtrue1 has been slaving on this for a year and a half and the new chat is here to stay. You the user can help it be the best chat room we can offer by giving actual constructive feedback. I don't post allot as the site speaks for itself, but it's just the 2 of us and we bust our ass to make the site the best it can be. Without you all it wouldn't be the community that it is. We want to make it fantastic. Please if you have specific issues message me and if it's something that will benefit the greater good chances are the functionality will be implemented.
Gonna get off my high horse now and just say Hope every one of you amazing people had a Happy Holidays and Amazing New Year. May 2018 be filled with adventure, possibility and of course spent nude
I was specificially invited to the new chat several months ago by Teamtrue1 to check some things and he had done a general invite in the old chat room to anyone that wanted to check it out and offer input. I found some issues and they were all addressed. One of the biggest complaints in the old chat from people was getting unwanted PMs. Now those that don't want to get a PM can disable them. I found it very easy to use and I like it as well as the new features. My biggest complaint is losing the kiss and handshake animated emoji for greeting my friends.
Private chat is available. It's just not very user friendly. If the sidebars could be expanded or - better yet - if the individual private messages could be floated next to each other like in the old room, instead of stacking and obcsuring, it would solve the issue.
I have nothing against the way the rest of the chatroom is set up and many things are indeed a great improvement (to mention a few things: The fact that private messages are kept, so conversations can be remembered from one chat to the next. The fact that word filter can be turned off. The fact that you can share images in PM, albeit tiny cropped thumbnails unless you pay. The fact that the site remembers your font color. And a number of other good stuff).
As for complaints, it doesn't help that people voicing their honest opinions are being slammed in the chatroom (and, in my case, outright banned). You need to rein in your mods here.
To those of you who have not already, please read the blog we posted a month or so ago, it goes over a lot of common issues.
As far as the design. We understand it is not perfect, but as stated in the blog. Now that it's OUR code and we can change it. This will improve over time. This isn't the final product, this is the foundation. We will be working on improving the UI/UX, and since everyone here seems to be a UI/UX expert, shoot us an email and maybe we can work out a design contract.
As far as Flash, flash is not required for the CHAT functionality, just the webcam portion. Which means at least now users on tablets/mobile or browsers without flash support can access the chat, just not webcams. Yes, some really old ipads and tablets do not support web sockets, nothing we can really do about that. They don't support flash either, so it's not like the old chat was accessible with them to begin with.
We are working with contractors to get the final remaining flash component (webcam publish/view) replaced as well. WebRTC many to many cam is still in an infancy stage, so finding someone with the knowledge to create and implement this is not cheap or plentiful. This is a high priority item, as the support for flash is decreasing day by day.
As far as the cam reduction, yes, we did reduce the number of cams for free users. Streaming video takes a lot of bandwidth and server resources. So I had to make a decision, do we increase the plan prices? lower quality on the cameras? Well since our paid members are our priority (they're the ones paying for you non-paid folks), so we increased the video quality for all webcams, but lowered the number of visible cams for non-paid members.
We appreciate all of our users, but our commitment is always to provide our paid users with the best quality service we are capable of. The site is for education, socializing and community. It's not a government site, it's a tiny private company. We provide what we can, but demanding services that cost us money for free is just entitled and silly.
God people on this site can be so damn whiny and annoying. Loving the new chat, it's just as easy if not easier to work than that old buggy shitty flash one. Must be all the old nudists that just can't figure out these new fangled interwebs.
Ignore the haters TT, this is progress and I love it. I'm not a paid member, but this will be the reason I upgrade. TT said it perfect, how entitled you people are that are demanding free shit with no intention of paying. Why do they have to run a charity for your special snowflake ass?
If getting this entire site for free isn't enough for you then go start your own nudist site, and good luck with the 1000's of dollars a month in server fees if you can't afford 100 bucks for a membership here.