|Posted on June 20, 2013 at 2:50 AM|
By Andy Nemec
When Dennis approached me to become involved with this site, I only had a rough idea of what he had in mind. I knew there would be writing involved, articles from various people on the site and some features in addition to the site's "mission". However, I had no idea of what it could do until my hands were on the controls. Dennis probably didn't either as he started putting the site together (which is a very big task!). No time to play with the toys, just get the site working and post some content.
As we got things going, we discovered some neat stuff. There is quite a bit of social networking functionality included in the framework of the site. It's not exactly Facebook (and we don't want it to be), but there are some interesting options if you become a member and create a profile.
• Create a member profile where you can write a short blurb about you and your interests.
• You can edit your own "Status Message" - what you're up to or what's on your mind.
• There is timeline of your recent activity on your profile page.
• Other members can post comments to you on your profile page.
• On-site private messaging (which has a good set of features).
• The ability to have Friends.
• E-Mail notifications when people leave you a private message or comment.
• Forums (with the ability to change fonts, link and embed pictures in posts) – start your own discussion or post your own material.
That's what we've discovered so far. As time goes on, we may discover more and we'll probably refine the site further. Stay tuned, we'll make announcements when things happen.
For those of you who have joined and set up a profile: Welcome! I'll be putting a short post in the forums about how to edit your profile and manage your settings very soon. It's not too complicated, but there are a couple of things that are easy to overlook.
If you like what you see, tell your friends! The site is open to everyone who has an interest in what we have to say and is LGBT-friendly, no matter their gender or orientation. Friends come in all shapes, sizes and types.