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Posted Oct 25, 2020 8:36PM UTC

We’ve restarted our Twitter feed, so you can follow our updates there if it’s convenient for you:

https://twitter.com/OlderGayDotMen

I Can See Places Now

Posted Oct 19, 2020 10:41PM UTC

If you look at our places page, you’ll see we’ve started adding photos of the places we list. It brightens the site and helps you get an idea of whether you’d like to visit a venue that catches your eye (when we can go visit places again...). We’ll be adding photos for groups and events, too. This is another large, long-term undertaking like our photo editing. If you have time on your hands and would like to help, just let us know! It doesn’t require any special knowledge and whatever you can contribute would be welcome; every bit helps.

Enjoy, all!
Jeff

Important Message About Replies To Messages

Posted Oct 09, 2020 8:42PM UTC

Please read this; it's important for anyone who recently replied to a message on the site or is waiting for a reply. I’m sending an extra newsletter this week to get the word out.

A member reported a bug in our messaging system yesterday. If you replied to a message someone sent you, instead of sending the reply, the site was moving the message to the trash. I found the problem and fixed it this morning. This was, of course, a huge bug, and I'm sorry for everyone's inconvenience.

If you've only sent messages to other members – new, first-time messages – this doesn't affect you. But if someone wrote you and you wrote back (even a new reply in an old ongoing conversation), you'll need to double-check whether your message went through. Unfortunately, the text of any reply you sent is gone.

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I Can See Clearly Now

Posted Oct 05, 2020 9:15PM UTC

I have some exciting news to share about photos on the site.

Two weeks ago, I started work on the next item on our Patreon-produced todo list, letting members upload multiple photos at once. For reasons too boring to detail (the way I’ve set up the collection, images have a lot of ancillary information connected to them and how do you process it for many pictures going up at once, yada yada), that’s still in progress. But while working on that, I worked up some ideas that are dramatically improving our pictures.

The first week, I made changes that optimized the image files without changing the images themselves. These changes have been applied to nearly the entire collection now, and while they don’t affect how the pictures look, you should find them loading more quickly.

This past week, I worked on a bigger challenge with bigger rewards. We can now replace pictures with...

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Private Photos

Posted Sep 07, 2020 9:03PM UTC

Members can now upload photos which can only be seen by other members they choose to share with. When you upload a photo, you'll be asked whether you want it to be public or private. Once you have private images, when you visit someone's profile, you'll be asked whether you want to share your private photos with him. (You'll also be asked at the bottom of conversations.) This has been a long time coming, hope you enjoy it! Let us know if you run into any problems.

What's New

Posted Aug 15, 2020 9:30PM UTC

I added a news feed to our home page so you can keep abreast of what's happening on the site. It catches a few events now; I'll gradually add more.

Enjoy,
Jeff

Financial Help for Gay Seniors

Posted Aug 14, 2020 5:56PM UTC

SAGE has announced a new program to help LGBT seniors with their financial needs. They write:

In the time of COVID-19, understanding and controlling your finances is more important than ever, especially for LGBT elders. In honor of today being National Financial Awareness Day, we are launching a new financial wellness program called SAGECents. The program is designed specifically for LGBT elders in conjunction with LifeCents, leaders in the field of financial security. We welcome all members of the SAGE community to take advantage of this free personal financial health and wellness app!

You can read the full announcement on their website.

Errors on Viewing Profiles

Posted Jul 27, 2020 4:50PM UTC

I introduced a bug last Friday which stopped some users from opening the profiles of other users. I believe I've fixed it for everyone now. Sorry for the inconvenience; let us know if you still get an error message when you try to visit someone's page.

Jeff

Have Questions?

Posted Jul 26, 2020 4:20PM UTC

Ramesh compiled a list of the questions we get most often about the site, and their answers. If you've been wondering how to do something, head over to our help page and see if the answer's there. (And feel free to complete the form at the bottom of the page if it isn't.)

Prime Timers Labor Day Gathering Canceled

Posted Jul 04, 2020 1:02PM UTC

We just received word that the Oklahoma City Prime Timers Labor Day gathering has been canceled for this year. It's an event with many happy memories for me, and I'm sorry we won't be seeing each other there. The chapter plans to host it again in 2021. I hope everyone's keeping well and getting by with staying in touch online. Take good care of yourself, and we'll see you again on the other side.

Jeff

Older men are at greater risk of serious complications from COVID-19. Please take care of yourselves and those you love.