Don’t worry! We did not take anything away this time. We are now in the mode of adding features.
I would like to share with you some of the changes and get your feedback.
The most important change that I would like to summarize is to the Relationship Status settings.
To make things simpler all members are categorized as either Single or In A Relationship. Then, as an option, you can further classify your Relationship Status as Married, Complicated, Divorced or Widow(er). Similarly, if you are Single you can classify yourself as Complicated, Divorced or Widow(er). Again, this additional classification is completely optional.
Another change to your classification, and one that many have requested, is the ability to set a ‘Backseat Status.’ If you own a bike you can declare yourself as someone having an empty back seat and actively looking for someone to ride on the back of your bike. This will allow those looking to fill a back seat the ability to search for members who have an empty back seat. Similarly, you will be able to search for members that are looking for a back seat.
You are a guy and own a bike and have an empty back seat that you want to offer to a lady. You can narrow your search to women looking for an empty back seat. Or, if you are a lady looking for a back seat you can search for guys that have an empty back seat on offer.
Eventually this system will be integrated with events and will benefit those that want to attend and event but do not have a ride!
All of these settings are optional but will help define what you are trying to get out of using BON.
So, it’s crucial that you update your Profile Settings NOW.
On Monday January 23 there will be an upgrade to BikerOrNot.
Some of the improvements include:
1. More privacy settings for Fan Pages
The creators of Fan Pages will now have the ability to ban any member from their page.
Links in Status Updates (both on the Home Page and Fan Pages) will be hyperlinked. You must format the hyperlink as http://www.website.com or www.website.com.
We encourage Fan Page members to attach photos to their comments and to post Youtube videos with the Attach a Link feature.
2. Top Photos
Yes! Top Photos is back. Simply click on Photos and then Top Photos to see the most commented photos on all of BON.
The Blogs feature on BON is used by less than 2% of all users. Members are now using their Status Update on the Home Page to share content with their friends. So, a decision has been made to phase out the Blogs.
On Monday, January 23 the Blogs will no longer be available. If you have content in the blogs that you would like to save then I encourage you to capture that content before the Monday deadline.
If you would like to comment on any of these changes or report any bugs please visit:
A scheduled update to the Garage Section of BON is scheduled for December 13 at 12pm.
None of your bike information will be lost but you will need to enter the Garage section and re-classify your bikes. This should only take a few minutes but will make an enormous difference in how all the bikes on BON are classified.
The old bike database was extremely fragmented and has been replaced with an industry standard make and model database that will prevent duplicate classifications.
To update your bike you will need to click on the the link that says: “Click here to update”
At 2.30pm today we posted an update that fixes some of the reported bugs related to the last update.
Here is a summary of new features and bug fixes.
New Security Settings
You can now control who can view your Feed on your profile.
Option A: Allow Everyone to view my wall/feed. <--- this is the default option
Option B: Allow only my friends to view my wall/feed. <---- greater privacy
A. Show my birthday with year
B. Show my birthday without year (<--- best option for those that want to get birthday wishes but do not want to reveal their age)
C. Don't show my birthday at all
New Blocking and Reporting controls
You can now block/report profiles that are marked as private.
Improved Search and Friend Browsing
The improved Search now remembers your search settings and last search page. You can now click on a search result, look at a profile and hit the back arrow and be right back where you left the search. This same functionality is also available when browsing your friends list.
Thank you to all members that reported this missing feature!
You now get an email alert when a member comments on your status update. The link takes you to a page where you can see the new comment.
We are still working on the new comment system and will be making some more improvements on how you can quickly browse and read notifications.
Thanks to all those that attended the BON Meet & Greets this year at Daytona Bike Week. I had a great time meeting everyone at the Iron Horse. Special thanks to TrikeJoe for organizing this event year after year. You are BON Royalty!
We’ve been working furiously today to try and get some of the reported issues resolved.
Many members reported that their username was not remembered when they tried to login. We have decided not to make the login remember your password. This was done for security reasons. Something new that we added is if you do not logout and comeback much later you will stay logged into BON.
Another huge issue was with the albums and uploading pictures. If you still encounter problems with this please report this in as much detail as possible in the comments section. We read these and try to fix these problems as quickly as possible.
The password reminder works again so if you forgot your password just send a reminder to your email.
The worst problem reported this morning was from an AOL user. Apparently the home page would not load (just a blank page) and no chance to login. If you are an AOL user and you experience a similar issue please make a comment below.
We will continue to work as quickly as possible to get these reported issues resolved.