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Welcome to OlderGay.Men

Posted Feb 13, 2020 9:43PM UTC

Greetings to all the sfpix.net members who are joining us today. 🙂

And... we hope it's a happy surprise. We've been working on a new version of our site for many months and hope this is a welcome improvement.

Here are a few things to note about the change:

  1. If you have any problems, you can reply to a newsletter email message or click "Help" at the bottom of any page.
  2. Passwords are not being transferred from sfpix.net to OlderGay.Men. If you haven't set a password on OlderGay.Men, just click "Forgot your password?" on the login page, and you can create one.
  3. Check our "About" page to see where we are and what we've planned.
  4. Please add a bio, photos, and your location to your profile! We'd love to hear more about you. And we'll only only display your city, state, and country as your location to other...

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24 Years

Posted Jan 24, 2020 6:56PM UTC

The first pictures were added to what became sfpix.net on January 24, 1996. I'll put down the whole story of what happened since to bring us here when I write our about page. Today, I'd just like to thank everyone for being here and contributing, especially the small group that's taken over many of the repetitive tasks in the last weeks so I can concentrate on programming. I hope that, together, we'll have something truly useful to the community when we turn 25.

Gratefully,
Jeff

Rating pictures

Posted Jan 07, 2020 10:06PM UTC

I do believe I've fixed rating pictures. If you've been watching new pictures arrive and been frustrated that you couldn't add them to your favorites (I have!), you can review the recent additions at https://oldergay.men/new/ . Please try rating a few and let us know if you have any problems.

Jeff

Ok, so this is embarrassing...

Posted Dec 26, 2019 3:37PM UTC

Good news, bad news for this holiday season.

I've been working at porting all the pictures from the old site to here. I reached a point at which I should have been nearing the end, but still seemed to be only halfway there. This morning, I noticed the reason.

On the old site, I did a lot of things in a half-assed way, planning to get around to doing them in a serious way later (which is what I'm doing now). One of these was "I should put a note on the front page of the site saying how many pictures we've collected." I did this in a quick-to-toss-off naïve way which... counted each picture for being in the collection and for when it appeared on its page of "New pictures posted this day".

So the bad news: We have 33,000-odd pictures of beautiful old men, not 66,000-odd. The good: That should still keep you busy for a while. 😀

Still have odds and ends to tweak, but we're getting closer to having all the old...

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People Nearby

Posted Dec 18, 2019 8:47PM UTC

I just added a link to "people nearby" on profile pages. It only shows if there are other members living within 60 miles of the person. Adding it to profile pages means I've added it to your profile page too, of course, so you can go to your profile to find a direct link to other members near you. Hope this is a useful shortcut.

Jeff

Picture Tags

Posted Dec 15, 2019 10:01PM UTC

I just added tags for pictures. Tags that you added on the old site are being ported over as we add the pictures here. You can't add new tags yet and I've only implemented a simple means of finding pictures by tag, but if you go to the list of pictures and click "Tags", you can limit the view to those tagged with a given word. It's already a wonderful way to find lovely, lovely men. 😌

This should be the last task I need to do for porting pictures except handling galleries. Setting those aside for the moment, I'll start importing all the nearly 65,000 pictures from the old site now. This will be a good stress test for OlderGay.Men, so let me know what problems you see in coming weeks, but more importantly... enjoy. 🙂

Happy Holidays,
Jeff

244 Stories

Posted Dec 09, 2019 1:18AM UTC

I've transferred all the stories from the old site and grouped together stories that are part of a series. Hope you enjoy revisiting them, including my all-time favorite series, of the loveliest man:

https://oldergay.men/stories/collections/teddy/

If you go to the main story page at https://oldergay.men/stories/ and click "All titles", you'll get an outline of what's now here.

Jeff

Back in the saddle

Posted Dec 06, 2019 12:59AM UTC

My partner and I went on a 10-day cruise, then spent a few days in Fort Lauderdale. I put some work into the site along the way which will pay off down the road, and I'm home and back to a regular schedule now. Great things (I hope!) in store in the coming weeks. Hope all our U.S. friends had a very happy Thanksgiving surrounded by friends and family, with a happy new year ahead.

Jeff

Story authors

Posted Nov 16, 2019 9:53PM UTC

We’re now linking stories to the profiles of their authors if the authors are members of OlderGay.Men. Here’s our first linked contribution, from Larry:

https://oldergay.men/stories/uncle-dale

Announcements of site news

Posted Nov 15, 2019 4:47PM UTC

I’ve (hopefully) fixed the bug which caused announcements of site news to go off much too often. When you see a banner at the top of a page saying “Updates have been posted to our news page“, there should actually be something new to read there now. 🙂