Hey there bdsmlr people. Would it be too much trouble to, you know, let us know what's going on? The last notice on the home page is from February, and clearly a lot has transpired since then. I know you occasionally post vague updates on Twitter, but I also know that it's super easy to embed a twitter feed in a site, so it'd be dead easy to set it up so that announcements go to both places.
There's a lot wrong with this site. Inconsistent ability to post and reblog, terrible issues with the chat system, general slowness, etc.
I think most of the people here understand that this is a low-budget site, and they're willing to cut you some slack and wait for things to be fixed provided that they know that things ARE being fixed.
We understand that the site wasn't ready for the Tumblr diaspora. We know that you're playing catch up with limited resources, and the more tech savvy of those among us know what an immense challenge it can be to root bugs out of years-old code that you didn't write and only barely understand.
What we really want is know what's actually wrong, how you're going about fixing it, and when you think the fix will be finished. And on that last part, I, at least, am willing to cut you some slack, because I know how easy it is to underestimate the amount of time something will take (Boy, do I know!).
As someone pointed out in another thread, the ads work beautifully. I'm guessing that's because you get the code from the ad service, but it was integrated into the site seemingly without any hiccups.
So please, guys, just keep us informed. Be honest. Don't sugar coat stuff. If you try to blow smoke up our collective asses, it'll become obvious in very short order.
I am a technical writer. I can write these posts for you. I don't work for free, but writing them won't take long, so even at my semi-extravagant consulting rate, it wouldn't cost that much.
But whether you take me up on that or not ( you won't), please get SOMEONE to just give us some basic info.
You might be thinking, "This is just a porn site. It's not worth the effort to engage the user base," but that's outmoded thinking. This is a social site as well, and it needs to be easy to interact with other users as well as with the content.
We understand that this is a big, difficult job. Just trust us enough to tell us the truth.
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