So, just this last night we had some downtime, although not really THAT much (on and off working over 3 hours or so?), thanks in part to a brute force / DDOS attack, which we apparently didn’t have any protection in place for (silly us), and maybe also in part due to some resource-intensive-rogue-MySQL-process-creating coding, although we aren’t positive on that one. We went ahead and disabled the recent activity / feed portion of the site for the time being, just in case (we’re planning on redoing the coding behind it anyway). So yea, when all was said and done, and currently as I write this, the server is back to being lightning fast – hurray!
In other updates, check out the Reddit posting and commentary on our article entitled “25 Weird Dating Site Pictures“, since Reddit users are quite entertaining for the most part. Also, if you haven’t heard the rumors, we are in the process of working on a video chat feature, although there will be a lot of planning involved with regards to how we should work it in to the current setup – any suggestions in that regard are welcome! You can offer suggestions via the form provided within the stranger chat room, as comments to this article, or as comments on our popular Facebook page!
We’re also working on revamping the site’s functionality with regards to the ability of users to search for other users by location, age, sex, etc, which will be great to have! And another couple useful additions with relation to registered users would be notifications of responses to comments, comments on your chat logs, etc. and the ability to request a chat with another user, whether via our current chat room or via an on-site instant messenger. So yea, we’re thinking about adding all sorts of things, make sure you pitch in with your ideas or support for our ideas as well!
As soon as we get enough of the new features added, we’ll be unleashing a much larger advertising campaign, and you’ll have a whole lot more other people to chat and network with! Currently, even with our minimal advertising, the site is actually doing pretty well in terms of growth, so keep coming back and you’ll keep having more and more fun!
In terms of other “strange” junk, well, I guess I don’t really have any at the moment.
I’m sure I forgot to mention something I was going to talk about, but oh well, have fun with iMeetzu!