Al’s made some changes to piclists. The pics now display at a larger size, we’ve increased the maximum upload size (that should make it easier for you Jean!) and clicking on an image will take you to a full size version. I think it’s much better- let me know what you think.
As Al’s already reported. The friends system is now up and running. It was introduced as a result of the poll we held earlier this year. Now our lists can be ‘public’, ‘private’ or ‘for friends only’. Personally, I only plan to use the ‘for friends only’ option as the exception rather than the rule. Our original Lifelists concept was based on the idea of sharing our enthusiasm for the things we love and really that means doing it publicly. Now that we’ve expanded to cover piclists, todolists and any other kind of list, it’s understandable that there may be some lists that we may want to be totally private or that can only viewed by ‘friends’. I do hope though, that as we are using nicknames and because so many aspects of our profiles are totally private, we all feel protected enough to continue making public lists. As we’ve never had any security issues on the site or any non-friendly behaviour here, I do hope we can all remain ‘friends’ so that we can continue to support each other by messaging or sending me2!s and build new relationships. I think that the most useful function of the ‘friends’ system for me will be the ability to message a group of people all in one go.
Our friends system has been live for about a week now and it seems to have bedded down nicely. Now you can establish “friendships” with other users and create Lifelists that are only seen by your friends. This applies to any type of Lifelist (except your main Lifelist) so you could create, for example, piclists containing photos of your family or friends safe it the knowledge that you are in control of who can see them. Through the “my friends” tab you can quickly see your friends Lifelists and even send them messages. Talking of piclists, these are the focus of our next development. At the moment we are restricting the size of the photos you can upload to 200KB. I won’t go into the reasons why we set it up this way because they are mostly technical and boring, but we realise that it is a bit of a nuisance in these days of 7MP+ cameras. So we’re rewriting the system to handle much bigger files. Watch this space!