Code updates this week Oct 2016

Did some code updates about a week ago, and then just did some more code updates today. I’m not sure, but maybe some of the updates that rolled out a week or so ago might have caused some issues where people were not able to get the site pages here to load.

I did some digging on this, and still not sure how or why that was happening.

So I changed a few things today, and might have undone some of the code clunks that were causing problems. Or maybe I did not undo the right code chunks, and another possibility is that the problem people were having accessing the pages had nothing to do with the code updates at all.

If you have trouble getting to the pages here, feel free to post about any issues or use the contact info on the sex chat sexchat connection issues page ( http://www.sexchatsexchat.com/blog/chat-connection-problems/ )

If you were having trouble getting to the site here, and now it’s clear – then it may be helpful if you could let me know and tell which country your ISP is pinging the internet from. Trying to figure out if we were having a general web server issue, or something specific to one of the code chunks I’ve been playing with.

Update today – anything broken?

Did some backend code updates doe the web site today. This should make a few things faster, and a few things better. Most people will likely notice no changes. If you find something is broken or working different please let me know!

A reminder to everyone please make double sure your flash player and java plugins are up to date! Also be sure that you are running up to date anti-virus software! If you are unsure of these things or would like advice on getting one of these things up to date, just let me know and I will gladly help.

If you are running an anti-virus package and the license is expired, you would be much better off just getting a new AV system running – there are some decent ones available that are free and will keep you updated for the latest internet threats.

Here we are always looking at security of our web site and those who use it. We also keep an eye on the third party sites that we link to. If you have any concerns about any of that, please let me know!

503 Service Unavailable Login Error?

Have you gotten a message from the web site saying 503 Service Unavailable – perhaps when trying to login?

Well please let me know!

WTF?

This error usually only occurs when a web server is overloaded, however you may get this error if you try to login from a country where we have had issues with spammers.

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So this error is part of our new layer of security.

If you get this error, you can send a note to the site admins explaining what country you are in, and why you want to log into the private messaging / profiles area of sex chat space. I may check into things and see if there is something we can adjust. However if you are coming from one of the top 10 countries where we get lots of spam attacks, there may be nothing we can do to allow access to certain areas of the site for you.

In some cases we will do a broad range ban against various ISPs (Internet Service Providers) – usually if you get some weird error message like 403 forbidden, or something like that, then you are attempting to use our site, or one of our services from a network that has either been blocked for excessive spamming, or because you, or someone else that uses the name ISP has been banned from our system for violations of our terms of service, or etiquette rules.

So if you get one of these errors, you can send a note to Nash to ask about it – maybe we can research the issue and find a way to unblock you. Although that is rare.

Hopefully none of our users will every run into one of these situations, but if you do, most of the time it was an unintentional side effect of someone else doing something in your country or with the same ISP. Sometimes it is a way for us to send a particular person a message, and that person writes in asking about it. When they could of simply read the terms of service and rules and figured out that they have been blocked with the intention of a permanent ban.

If you have not violated any rules, and you have a connection problem like this, let me know and I will check it out.

Contact info via scsc – or contact form via global adult media form.

pic uploader updates – check your media and settings

We updated our media uploader / album thing, and it may have caused some issues – please check your media uploads (pictures / videos) and make sure that whatever privacy settings you may have had are set the way you desire. One person has reported that pictures they previously deleted have come back and been made publicly viewable!

I have checked with our coding partners and they have not been able to recreate this issue, but I have asked them to look further into it. I have been assured that this latest update would prevent any kind of issue like that in the future as it is a new code base which is better prepared to handle future updates.

It has also been pointed out that there once was an option to set your pictures and videos to have some privacy levels, like viewable by the public, or logged in users only, or friends only – and that those options have disappeared. I have not had a chance to test any of that, but I did change some of the settings for the media uploader / album thing that may bring that back.

All of this code is bleeding edge new stuff and there are lots of updates constantly being worked on, we really strive to provide the best privacy options and user experience, but some issues are not known until code updates are released by our partners. We will keep an eye on these things, if anyone sees anything weird please let me know!

Changing the new chat to be registered only

We’ve suffered a few trolls over the past few months, and I think the fastest solution is to make the new chat, or peeps cams chat as it will likely become, registered members only. I do not think this will affect a majority of the users here, but I imagine there will be a few that get pissed off about being forced to register in order to use the new chat.

We would not be making this chat system registered users only in order to spam anyone, or sell email addys or anything like that. Anyone who know me, or has read the privacy policy at sex chat sexchat knows that I take privacy very seriously. The main reason for considering this change is to stop the random troll from coming in and harassing people. This will also be the quickest way to fix the bug where people have trouble blocking / iggy-ing guest users. Our coding partners are still working on that issue, and some others, but in the meantime, the registered users only thing may be the fastest and best solution, even if it is a temporary one.

Like all things around here, changes are up for debate to some extent. IF we get a few hundred people suggesting that we change it back to no registration required for the chat rooms here, then we will consider that. Hopefully this will be a quick, and mostly painless fix for the most common issues with the voice/cams chat here. Of course our original chat system is still no registration required for the free sex chat rooms here. So that is another option for those who absolutely will not register in order to use the systems.

Always working on updates, site suggestions, and trying to make things better and better,

~ Nash

Upcoming changes to the chats

So we are pretty far behind schedule for some the changes that have been in the plan. Getting all the tech stuff hashed out has taken much longer than anticipated, and it’s not all quite done yet. I do think we are getting closer to changing up how the different chat systems are arranged however.

We will continue to improve all three chat systems as much as we can, and will likely be testing another chat system that is very similar to our “new chat” in the near future as well. I am not going to get into the features and bugs and other changes that are already in the works in this post, I just wanted to give everyone a heads up of the most likely changes to the structure of the sites as we have come to know them.

Currently most people get the the ‘new chat’ first when finding us and going through the loops to get to our running chat systems, and soon I would like to change that, so the “original chat” becomes the main system everyone comes to first. The ‘new chat’ will likely become more integrated into the sex chat peeps social section, or perhaps in the social profiles section here on the sex chat space web portal. We will likely start to use the ‘old chat’ as the main chat rooms system, and have the ‘new chat’ running as a place that everyone can go to if they want to use cams, or voice or the other features that are not available in the original chat rooms system.

We will also make some changes to the features of the new chat, and change some of the features so they become premium or paid features. I do not have a definite on how it’s going to end up, but my initial thinking is to give everyone a certain amount of free time with the voice and webcam features – then limit the amount of time unless some credits are bought by someone.

At this stage of the planning phase, I am not sure if everything I want to do will even be possible, but I am really trying to get the system setup so that one registered member can buy credits and send a membership upgrade to another member. I also want to make it possible for a certain amount of free access to the premium cams and voice features to be available.

Will this all be possible? Not sure yet – we are still developing this system.

What will the costs be? Not sure on that yet either. I am not trying to make a million bucks by charging people to use cams and voice, but we do need to find some ways to offset the more expensive web servers that it takes to run the chat room systems these days. I am considering doing something basic like $10 for two weeks of premium features access, and making it so that credits can be bought and transferred to another user. This way if you wanted to cam with someone you can upgrade their membership for them if they did not have a way to do it themselves.

We will need to see how it goes. We will likely change the pricing structure as we get a better idea of how many people use the systems, and what the bandwidth costs us for the web servers and stuff like that. So whatever premium feature costs we initially charge over to will likely not stay that way.

I know there will be people who refuse to pay, and those you can not pay for the premium features. I know there are plenty of free options out there on the web, and some will likely choose to use those instead. I am not hating on the other options out there like skype – I am just hoping that we can offer a more private way for those individuals who want to do more than just text chat, and yet are wanting to keep things safer and more private – avoiding skype, and facebook and sites like that.

This is still in the planning phase, and of course we consider feedback from everyone.

I expect there will be a lot of complaints, there always are when we change things. Those who have been around for a while know that we do take suggestions and feedback seriously, and do what we can to please as many people as possible. We have feedback pages setup, and site suggestion pages that are quite active as well. I will soon post some polls where people can vote on some things as well.

We currently do not have a prefect solution to make everyone perfectly happy – but we are trying to make everything better and better. Some will complain that the new chat lags and is not fast enough, some will complain that they don’t want to use the old chat because it doesn’t do cam or voice or other things. Don’t worry – we will be continuing to improve all the chats, and taking suggestions and feedback – and we already have a couple other systems we are working on that have not been seen and tested yet.

So hang in there as we try to expand and grow. We will continue to enhance everything as much as possible. Some of the things we want to roll out are going to take some time, some of the things we want to do are going to take some money. Many issues are already being worked on, and in the end it comes down to what a majority of the community wants, and what they are willing to support.

More on all this later – just a quick heads up on some coming soon changes. We’ll see where all this goes.

Change in PM settings for the New Chat

Got some feedback from one of the users, and thought it was an idea worth trying. So I got into the “new chat” settings a few minutes ago. I decided to make a change so that non-registered guests can not initiate a pm. This will solve what is most likely the biggest problem for the women who use our chat rooms. Or at least make it a much smaller problem! Of course doing this does create a new problem for some of our users as well.

So many people who enjoy our chat rooms do so without registering. Even long time regular users of our chat systems choose not to register an account. I totally understand, and I have fought the urge to force registration for a long time. Certainly if we forced everyone to register in order to use our services, many things would be easier for us as admins / moderators. However we have been, and will continue to do everything we can to avoid forcing everyone to register.

Does this mean that you will not be able to pm if you are a non-registered guest, or not using a login to access the chat rooms? No, not exactly. The other registered users can start a pm with you, and you can then send and receive pms that way.

What about two long regs who want to PM each other – and neither is or wants to register in order to do so?
Well another option would be to create your own user created room – and you two can message each other there.

Will this setting that makes it so non-registered users can not private message stay like this forever?
Maybe. It seems like a good idea to protect the women in the chat from the flood of often unwanted pms from users who are not following the standard etiquette of engaging others in the main room first. However like most things around our sex chat sites, we listen to the people who make up the community and sometimes change our settings, policies and procedures based upon the feedback that we receive. At the moment we have a bug in our “new chat” system that does not allow people to block / iggy users who are not registered. When that bug gets fixed, we may also look into changing this setting – we’ll see.

Looks like the new chat rooms are down again

The new chat rooms again to be unavailable due to being attacked once again it seems. I came in around 1:30am CST Feb 7 – to see the chat unavailable page. Popped into the flashy chat rooms to see what was happening there, and Rusty said the new chat rooms were up and running fine until about 10 minutes before. So it looks like they went down during an attack that started at approximately 1:15am CST.

We will continue to work on getting them back up and running, as well as migrating our old chat to a newer hosting center. We are also working to beef up our other sex chat backup options as well. We’ll keep everyone posted as we have new developments.

New chat down for 8 hours

Well it seems that our New Chat has been under attack for about the past 8 hours. Very strange that someone would choose to attack our chat rooms here, and for that long. It truly makes no sense to me. This makes no statement other than someone wants to maliciously stomp on free speech and communication; and that is a stupid message to send. Meh.

Sex Chat Profiles and Roulette now testing!

Are you ready? We are! We have been testing the sex chat roulette section and the new profiles here where you can make your own space. It’s all been done behind closed doors until now. We are currently updating the sections of the site so that the general public can now join in and test out all the new stuff!

First the chat roulette section is coming online. You will be able to click in and see other people who are sharing their webcam live online. As this is a new feature, we expect that there will be many times when there are only a few people on during the first six months. You can help get more people on by sharing a link to our site. This is one of the first chat cam roulette systems specifically designed for people who want to use the chat roulette system web cam system specifically for sex chat.

The new profiles are going to be available in the next few days. Coming out of private alpha testing to new public beta this week! You will be able to sign up for an account and register your details, upload on avatar picture, post blogs, all kinds of stuff. This is kind of going to be like myspace or facebook, but for adults only who are looking to show off their sexual sides online. We’ll be able to make friends, write on the walls and all kinds of stuff.
If you are ready to test out this new system, sign up, or check out other people who have already made an account here. Look for premium webcam options coming soon – well, that’s a secret for now. Anyhow check it out and let us know what you think about our new sex chat space.