Tried to update the activities feeds over the weekend and kept running into strange bugs. They should, however, be working 90% now (except it won’t say the name of WHO commented… I can’t figure it out). We also recently released a user survey to collect feedback on what to work on next. Hope to hear from you, feel free to comment.
I realized that I made one of MaiOtaku’s core features all wrong! Silly me. The recent friend activity feed sends a feed-message to everyone on your friends list when you take a feedable action. But is that really necessary? It gives each friend the ability to delete something they see in their feed, but that’s a lot of extra messages for what could be one message in the database. This is what Facebook and Twitter does, which is exactly what I should have realized. Each user should have an activity feed of what THEY are doing, and when you view your friends’ feed (like what’s on the homepage), it should aggregate all of your friend’s activity feeds. Now to figure out how to optimize it for people like me with a ton of friends.
As far as updates, I'm trying to make things run faster, and look better. The newest members page now also includes the most active members, which is pretty cool. Update: The newest members page and homepage each took at least two seconds to render. Now it's been cut to less than 25% of that!
Our research team is still trying to discover the use for these shiny heart pieces, thoughts are helpful and might speed up our examination :)
Now when you are looking at your matches you get to see some highlights of why they matched with you! We’re developing a far more advanced matching system in the future, but these improvements should make the current system acceptable for quite a while. We’re still tweaking this simple algorithm for better matching as much as we can. Enjoy!
First, the system now properly accounts for your 'Looking For' status. Women looking for women will now only see women who are also looking for women or have no preference. Same with males (I can already hear fangirls talking Yaoi).
Next, ages have finally been taken into account in our anime dating matching. It's not as effective as we will make it eventually, but it's simple enough for now. Your matchscore goes up the closer your ages are, although it's really kind of a small factor right now.
Also, your matches are now factored by state! It's not very good, yet, because we don't actually do a 'distance' factor, but if you live in the same state you get a nice match bonus with that person! Rankings have been further tweaked in other areas, and you should see more clear differences in your matches. Have fun, and thanks for being here!
This blog is to keep you up-to-date with MaiOtaku developments. Here’s what we’re working on next:
- Improve feed on the first page. Hopefully it will soon be updated when friends upload pictures or comment on other friend’s pictures.
- Improved messaging to allow for easier, grouped replies and more.
- Convention Tracking to let you share with your friends the conventions you will be attending or have attended.
- Personal blogs or notes so that you can share what you have to say, if you want to.
- Improved OtakuMatching to make finding anime fans with similar interests even easier.
- Chat Forums to let people talk back and forth in groups.
- Groups to let people create their own groups and share with friens.
- MaiOtaku Keeps Growing
- MaiOtaku & QC Anime-zing! partner to bring you Anime-SPARK!
- User Survey
- Announcing Anime Database
- Otaku Speed Dating At Bishie Con
- The Latest From MaiOtaku
- User Feedback
- New MaiOtaku Tour and Features
- Thirty Four
- Distance Calculations
- Weekend Update
- Activity Feed
- You People Are Awesome
- Messaging Updated
- Matching Highlights
- OtakuMatch (TM) Updated!
- Welcome To MaiOtaku