Major Site F***up
I have found a mjor stuff up on the site in the members section - it would seem that there are two versions of the data files that have not been updating properly, and then to top it all off I have also stuffed up by backing up the wrong file in the system and have subsequently lost an enormous amount of profiles.
I am going to have to manually rebuild the data files and this is going to take me some time - I apologise to everyone for this and take the blam entirely on my shoulders!
In my other life I sometimes build websites and applications for other people - yeah I really do scary huh!
Now This guy Fullyxposed has beaten me to an interesting concept. He is a photographer who has been taking photos of the boys of Gaydar Sydney for an exhibition on how this site has channged the way guys meet. He has set up a survey for guys to post their experiences with using Gaydar and how they fel about it all!
Click Here to take the Survey if you are a Gaydar User, and if not then take a look round at some of the awsome photographs he has taken!
New Members Photo Window
I have finally uploaded the script that opens the members photo in a new window for your viewing pleasure! Yippee Just log in as normal search for a member which a photo and then click on the image. the image will now open in a totally new window!
More fixes to the glitches will be coming in the next few weeks!
Over the last several years I have received thousands of emails from people who have visited this site. Quite often the people in question require help or assitance from a real person, not just someone on the end of an email. So I have started to build a database for including on the site of gay help organisations, telephone lines, community centres, university organisations etc.
But in order to make this work I need the names and addresses and phone numbers of organisations in your local area. I will be linking the initial database to the site very soon (within the next week) and ask that if you have a list of gay help organisations in your area to please email them to me using the Contact Form so I can start adding them to the database now.
I will also be creating special banners and scripts that will let other websites link and search directly from their own site to the database, and I will also be makingthe data available via xml so others can use it in their own applications as well.
I have added the final two chapters to Mathew Figures it out so that everyone who has read chapters 1 - 13 can now get the final installments. If you haven't read this story yet it is a touching and special story!
New Bill to equalise the Age of Consent Tabled in NSW Parliament
A new bill to equalise the age of consent for homosexuality has been tabled in NSW Australian Parliament today. This is the second time the bill has been tabled in the State Parliament in the last couple of years, narrowly being defeated in 1999 by a single vote.
The bill is of utmost importance for Australian's and especially for those of us who live in New South Wales. Equalising the age of consent to 16 for males to consensually agree to sexual acts with other males is very important. This bill will also strengthen the penalties for people who prey on children and is an extremely well thought out bill.
Read about the Bill and how you can help ::
As expected the honorable (sic) Rev. Fred Nile a NSW State Senator is against the bill, but this is the same guy who marches against Mardi Gras and believes that all homosexuals are peodophiles! His arguement is that it will allow older men to prey on younger men - which is a load of crap!
The NSW Attorney General is sponsering this bill and we truly believe that this time it will get passed and young gay guys in NSW will have equal rights for their sexuality!
Please help support this bill and bring NSW in line with the rest of the country!
Really Strange Stuff
Microsoft in their never ending quest to enter new and exciting markets have launched a new product iLoo. The world's first Internet enbled Porta Potty.
I am seriously not making this up, they really have decided that poratbale loos which are used at large events such as concerts etc need to be Internet enabled!
iLoo Press Release on MSNBC
Now I am all for Internet enablement of our homes, cars and hand held devices, but this just seems to be going just too far, so whilst you are spending a penny you can also check your email, have a chat with a friend or just surf for some porn.
What's next a webcam in there as well?
For about the next twentyfour hours I am not able to respond to any email that is sent to my email addresses.
I changed mail servers to a new secure server that would finally allow email to be sent to AOL addresses without me being listed as an open relay, but inthe process something has happened that is restricting my own access to email. Since I live in Australia and my webhost is int he USA I have to wait until their own business hours to get anything done!
I am seriously starting to think about changing webhosts, but i am a good deal at the moment so I am very reticent to change.
So if you send me an email and I don't reply I'm not ignoring you - just waiting for the problems to be fixed!