yeh, this warning went up 3 years ago now, i should think whoever was posting the pics elsewhere is gone by now, but obviously it would still be at a users discretion whether to post or not. but hey, if you wanna show off then there is the post pics of our sexy selves thread in this sub forum so you can if you wish
I've not read much on these forums as I don't get into these kind of forums, but I have a VF account and FB (ofcourse) and ofcourse this profile of GG.
I tend to enjoy being on VF more only because the "search" they have. GG is far too basic. I live in the UK and most users on this site is US. So in order for me to search ONLY UK people, i'd have to pay. I've bought premium before, a month for Â£2. It's cheap sure, but after 2 days of using the search and messaging people, I no longer needed the premium. Least on VF, you can search by age restriction, country, county, closest to postcode etc. (But premium has more search features) but I think the country search part should definately be included.
Also hardly any news gets posted on this site. Theres like 3 news sections so far on the home page if i remember correctly. This site runs ALOT like VF, if I really thought about it, i'd say VF was up along time before GG, so i'd say GG runs off alot of features as VF does. But i'm not complaining, I thought GG was run off owner of VF personally lol.
But as I said above, i'm not bothered that it's quite the same. Just thought i'd mention it.
On the topic of premiums, well...I've not looked at premium list of features, so don't blow at me I'm just giving my view and then leaving it, but thought maybe my bit of voice may help in a way.
Features i'd expect with premium...
- upload upto 50 pictures per album, 5 albums. (Image max size of 1024x768) currently its 50 photos but only 1 album
- Advanced Search currently included. Searches by... Sex: Sexuality: Ethnicity: Religion: Marital Status: City: State/Province: Country: Keywords: Sort Results By:
Only return members between the ages of and
Only return members with pictures.
Only return members currently online.
- Premium profile templates (468x60) - Used for signatures?
- Premium Forum Chat we do currently have a premium only forum which is invisable to non premium users
- Premium Chat Room this we dont have, but it is very likely the chatroom will be going with the re-vamp
- Premium GG downloadable backgrounds (720p res)
- Premium Discounts For Extended Premium Users. (Must purchase during last 7 days of premium to get discount)
--- Weekly - 0%
--- 1 month - 0%
--- 3 months - 5%
--- 6 months - 10%
--- 1 year - 15%
--- Lifetime - 20% we dont currently offer lifetime premium
Features could be included into the site...
- Reputation Level (Instead of rating) - 'plus' and 'negative' - If 'negative', reason must be given. ratings will be going with the re-vamp and be replaced by something else (oooh shiney new stuff )
- Premium Username Suffix - "VIP" "GGVIP"
- External Forums (IPB or vBulletin) - Much better look. Forums which look more attractive, tend to be more active as people want to go onto it.
- User groups (Members, VIP, Moderators, Admins, Editors, etc) we currently have groups which can be used by anyone, but only created by premium users. Find them under discuss
- GG Store (cafepress.com)
- Events some of the gys do try to organise an annual meet however Manchester is the normal meeting place and some users obv cant get there due to expenses that would involve.
--- Tshirt designs i dont know what is happenening with that anymore but there s a thread created by Daydreamer (old webmistress) here http://gonegothic.com/topic.php?id=8500&page=1
--- Banner designs
--- Background designs
--- Advertisment banner designs
--- Online Gaming event Christov organised a MW2 tournament which took place in August and many people seemed to want tournaments so it will probobly happen again.
- New premium prices (Plus with people using discount would be worth it)
--- Weekly - Â£1.00
--- 1 month - Â£2.50
--- 3 months - Â£7.00
--- 6 months - Â£12.00
--- 12 months - Â£20.00
--- Lifetime - Â£45.00
- Free 24 hours of premium on every 1st registration.
- Free 48 hours to users which give alot of inside feedback of GG and show their effort of helping GG improve
Ah i've gone brain dead now lol. I'll think of more another time. I probs won't check this again, so if you think i'm on the right path CoolSilver, give me a message (Private) and i'll continue to give my feedback
Hopefully I was some help and you appreciate it
theres some really good ideas in there, ive put in italics next to them if they are already here or its been tried before just togive you a better idea of what we do offer just now.
In concerns to the re-vamp then Keiran is one of the guys doing that so it may be worth trying to get hold of him, but ive forgotten his screen name just now lol.
Me and Kate have been talking and decided that although all users that we can identify have been notified, we have decided a warning needs to be put up about pictures.
Kate has discovered a website that had taken pictures of various users which had been posted in our legs, underwear and naked threads.
Although most users here would encourage others to post, it may be advisable to only keep them up for a limited amount of time (on photobucket) as this should help to prevent images being found and put on other sites.
also it is only pictures of the females on the site.
Kate and I have also decided not to post a link yet. we have looked through the photos and are sure we have picked out all of the pictures posted by users on the site and notified each one individually. NAMES OF THOSE ON THE SITE WILL NOT BE DISCLOSED BY US! (other than in private comments to those we found). the link will probably be posted within a week so as other users can double check, or find anyone on other sites but we are sure we have got everyone.
So just remember, there is a risk. but if you want to post, then keep it to short amounts of time on photobucket.
Edit: Dav has been notified, and admins will be working on trying to catch anyone who may have taken them from GG with the intent to post them on other sites without users permission.