After 30 days, the new chat is out of the beta! Thanks for all your testing and feedback.
As a side note, we have far more members in the new chat then the old one has ever had (on average). Even through idle members get disconnected after 2 hours (the old chat allowed you to stay idle as long as your connection would last).
The chat could not have had a better start and better acceptance. I knew change is hard to push, but I wanted to say thanks for your constructive feedback! It helped to develop the chat further!
Since a few days, a poll is running to decide the next features of the chat. Add your votes, the poll will stay open for another 7 days, then the roadmap for the next site update will be finalized. As small gift for today and finishing the beta, the currently most voted feature was implemented: Site notifications about new messages are now pushed to the chat as well.
Happy typing (and fighting!),
It's been a while since our last update, but that doesn't mean that our team of code warriors were resting! No! They were fighting hard to bring you even more stuff to help you find your perfect matches!
Brand New ChatOur good old Kiwi chat has long been wrestling with your online needs, occasionally getting knocked out by your relentless attacks. But now there is a new contender in town: we are introducing our new Beta Chat!
The goal was to fix some of the pain point of the previous chat and bring a better, more modern experience. You can connect simultaneously from all your devices, seamlessly switching between the small screen of your phone to your tablet or computer. The chat will retain your rooms and private conversations, even if your connection drops or your browser dies on you. It is our hope that it can keep you going even on a limited internet connection.
Better site integration lets you share your pictures, use your webcam and add favorites directly. (Blocking and reporting members is just as easy, if you must.) You can configure the font size and your color to your liking, and share our new Fightmojis in your private conversations or rooms.
Speaking of rooms, you can easily create as many of those as you like. Your rooms can be public and open to anyone, or invitation only. Your rooms and private conversations remain alive even if you leave the chat and come back within a day!
For improved privacy, other members can no longer see your internet connection details.
- Click here to try the new chat.
- Click here to provide feedback.
- We plan to finish beta testing and fully go live in 30 days.
New Privacy Settings, and Terms of Service update
Even fighters need their privacy. To help you give your stalkers that much needed punch in the gut, we present you with some new privacy controls.
On the Preferences page, you can now suppress any or all of the login, birthday and profile update notifications that your fans are getting.
We have also taken new measures to combat online stalking. Blocking someone will hide all your activity from their sight. This includes your online status, your presence in search results and any past opponent lists and recommendations.
To further protect your privacy, events that happened in the past are now hidden from profile pages. (You can still review event participation on the individual event pages.)
Furthermore, unregistered site visitors will not see your online presence anymore. As previously, you can choose to restrict your profile page from unregistered visitors, including search engines such as Google.
Additionally, there are some minor changes to our Terms of Service:
- §1 explicitly mentions that members must 18 years or older. This was previously only covered on our registration page.
- §2 has been clarified to state that hate speech and racism are forbidden in all public and private interactions on the site.
- §3 clarifies what is and isn't covered by our civil code of conduct.
Please review the first three articles of the Terms of Service page for yourself. Your continued use of the site is, as usual, taken as your implicit agreement. If you disagree with the changes, you can terminate your account at any time.
Translators, Supporter and DonorsWe would like to take this opportunity to thank our Talented Team of Translators and Super Squad of Site Supporters! Without your efforts, none of the localized editions of MeetFighters would be possible. As always, we are eternally* grateful to our Devoted Donors.
Speaking of which, if you are Talented in Thai, Proficient in Polish, Incredible in Italian or Skilled in Swedish, please apply here to become a translator. New languages are also very welcome: get in touch with us and we will make it happen.
And now happy fighting, and may the better warrior win, like that guy on the right, pictured below.
2019 is off to a flying start at MeetFighters. We’ve streamlined our messaging system and added some functionality.
You may already have noticed that the purple notification that appears in the top right hand corner of your screen when you receive a new message now disappears automatically once the message is read; no need for you to click it away anymore. The same happens when you reply to a message in a conversation.
Additionally, you can now ‘star’ any message, incoming or outgoing, in order to make it easier for you to find it later. You’ll find a grey in the bottom right hand corner of every message. If you click it, the star turns green and the message in question will appear in the list of starred messages, which you’ll find (unsurprisingly) under the button at the top of the messaging dashboard. To ‘unstar’ a message, simply click the green , and it will turn grey again.
Please note that starring a message is not the same as saving a message. Non-donating members’ messages will disappear after 90 days, even if starred. Non-donating members can star up to 20 messages at any one time. Donating members can star up to 100 messages.
Another reason to become a donating member – or to keep your donation up to date – and help us improve MeetFighters even further in 2019.
Happy Fighting and workout,
The MeetFighters Team.
Seasonal greetings from MeetFighters!
God Jul! Feliz Natal! Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi! めりーくりすます Nollaig Shona! E ku odun, e ku iye'dun!
You’ve guessed it: we’re wishing you a Merry Christmas in just some of the many languages spoken by the members of our ever-growing community. Even if Christmas means nothing to you, we’re wishing you a well-deserved break. Just don’t overdo it with the Glühwein, the mince pies and the turkey. And if you do… You can always fight it off!
Speaking of which, finding an opponent has just got a little easier. We’ve streamlined the layout of our Search Page for a better user experience! You can still set as many filters as you like, sort the results any way you want, and save searches for later. Some search options that were always there have been given a more prominent place. For example, did you know you can do a ‘range’ search, handy for finding opponents within a particular distance from your location(s), regardless of international borders? Now you do!
You can also choose the units (metric or imperial) in which search terms and results are displayed. This setting is now available on the search page and on your Site Preferences page.
That’s it for now. 新年快乐, Bonne année, Frohes neues Jahr, Blwyddyn newydd dda, Selamat tahun baru from all of us. Happy fighting in 2019!
The MeetFighters Team.
We’re having a bit of a cleanup.
If you’ve read our Terms of Service, you’ll be aware that profile names that include or allude to eroticism, fetishism, escort services or illegal activities have never been allowed on MeetFighters. From now on, we’ll be imposing this rule more strictly.
Over the next days and weeks, the MF team will be sifting through our profile database. Members whose profile names are deemed to be in breach of Terms of Service §9 will be asked to change their profile name – even if they’ve been using the name in question for some time. A system is also being put in place to prevent new members from registering ‘erotic’ profile names. Our rationale for this is that MeetFighters is – and always has been – about fighting first and foremost, and that by allowing ‘erotic’ profile names we’re taking away from the main focus of this site. Which – we’ll say it again – is fighting.
We thank you for your understanding.
The MF Team.