MeetFighters News

5/26/2021

WatchFighters goes public!

WatchFighters is going public! After our first announcement in May followed by a closed beta, we are opening the site for public beta today. Everyone can join and use the site while the paint is still drying, the last features are implemented, and the fight against bugs comes to an end.

How to join?

Visit https://www.watchfighters.com/login
You can log in with your MeetFighers if you choose "Continue with MeetFighters" – no need to register!
Optionally, use the Settings page on MeetFighers and WatchFighters to link your accounts together. If you wish to copy all your existing videos from MeetFighers to WatchFighters, contact us to automatically transfer your content.

What is WatchFighters all about?

Over the years, we kept MeetFighters free of commercial activity and erotic content. We did this largely because we felt that such content would compromise the site's original mission. We had to say "NO" to questions like "can I advertise my commercial videos here?" or "can I post my erotic photos". But we also heard the voices in the community.

Enter WatchFighters:

  • YES to free browsing of content.
  • YES to posting and viewing your stuff that you couldn't post on MeetFighters.
  • YES to sharing, selling and buying your videos.
  • YES to content creators wanting to monetize their creations (videos, pictures, books?)
  • YES to paid subscriptions and to supporting your favorite channels.
  • YES to advertising your latest creations or creating your business entirely on WatchFighters.
  • YES to creating your own playlists of (embedded) content from multiple sites.
  • ...and more.

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In a few minutes, everyone can monetize their channel and directly start earning money with their own videos, pictures, or blog posts. To make it attractive for everyone to use WatchFighters, our commissions only cover our own costs (but you can give us more if you want :) ). You can even choose to support a charity with your videos.

We offer many options, not just for commercial activity.

  • You could be a curator and create a playlist with 'the best' internet videos out there and show them to your friends and discuss them in a community environment made for fighters and fighting enthusiasts.
  • You could be a hobbyist and upload your matches, even those we have previously rejected on MeetFighters due to content or length.
  • If you decide to earn money, you can choose how much WatchFighters, an optional Charity, and yourself get. *Minimum is 10% for WatchFighters to cover the costs, which include (server hosting, traffic, CDN, payment provider fee, conversion rate adjustment, support portal, and development of WatchFighers)

Advertising on MeetFighters

The rules for MeetFighters are not changing. We still believe that commercial activity compromise the site's original mission. However, it makes us happy that instead of having to say "no", we can now offer a place as an alternative.

We are grateful that, thanks to your generous contributions over the years, we could keep MeetFighters free and adless for over 12 years. And even more proud to help the fighting community during covid.

As a small bonus for today's news

  • The New stuff page also highlights the latest content from ChatFighters and WatchFighters – no worries, you can hide that.
  • Our chat got an update and allows now picture drag&drop and picture copy&paste. (Right-click + copy any picture on your computer and paste it in the chat - no need to upload it manually).

Thank you for reading this long text, but I think it is good to explain our reason and goal behind new sites.
And we are looking forward to all your love and hate (stay polite!) in the comments!

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Stay safe!

Best Regards,
Admin

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3/29/2021

Donation Update

I'm happy to announce a long-awaited request: credit card payments for donations.

If you enjoy MeetFighters.com and you haven't done it already, you can donate to our site now with new payment options:

Accepted payment methods:

  • Credit Cards
    • Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American express
  • Apple Pay, Google Pay
  • Local payment options
    • EPS, iDEAL, Bancontact, Sofort, GiroPay, Przelewy24, SEPA Direct Debit
  • As well as the good, old-fashioned Wire Transfer / direct bank transfer
    • Transfers can take a few days, but no payment provider is involved. MeetFighters gets 100% of your donation.

Sadly this comes with a tradeoff. We are no longer able to accept PayPal donations. But I think the new options are more than making up for it.

The good news is the price stays the same:

  • Starting with BRONZE level at 14GBP/ 15EUR/ 20USD
  • Up to PLATINUM level for 44GBP/ 50EUR/ 60USD

All these perks last for a year. You get the same benefits regardless of how much you donate (BRONZE, GOLD, SILVER, PLATINUM). The only difference is how much you love us and the color of your medal. You can view the status and expiration date of your donation near the top of the Settings page.

You can also gift a donation to a friend of yours: simply visit his profile, click on 'More,' and then on 'Gift.'

Your donations help pay the cost of running MeetFighters, and enable us to launch side projects like https://www.chatfighters.com, and our latest site, https://www.watchfighters.com, which is planned to launch later this year.

If you are an individual content creator, looking for sponsors, or if you run your own video portal website, you can get in touch with us for future cooperation. Send a mail to: [email protected] or contact us on the Help and Support page.

Big thanks to all current donors! If you aren't one of them yet, click here to make a donation!

Stay safe and fit!
Admin

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3/06/2021

Announcing WatchFighters

Hello Fighters,

It's been over a year since the WHO officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. While some of us already got the jab or acquired immunity the hard way, many are still in lockdown waiting for better times to come. We wish everyone patience and perseverance.

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In our continued effort to keep our members safe, we implemented a voluntary "I am vaccinated" badge. This idea was suggested by members of the community.

In addition, we have added a checkbox under Match Requests to indicate that the poster has been vaccinated against COVID-19. And we are now giving Event organizers the option to indicate that they require all participants to present proof of vaccination. In no way should this badge encourage people to meet without further consideration. For more information have a look at our COVID-19 vaccine info page.

Site Cleanup and Updated "What's New?" page

We have spent lockdown doing a bit of spring cleaning on MeetFighters. The most visible changes would be the "information panel" on the right side of private conversations in the chat and a redesigned "New stuff" page.

Many other things have changed under the hood and, as always, if you notice any errors, please let us know. We always strive to make the best site the community deserves. Big thanks to everyone who participated in beta testing and reported issues!

Hello, WatchFighters!

The MeetFighters team would like to take this opportunity to announce a new project.

WatchFighters.com will be a brother site to MeetFighters.com and ChatFighters.com, giving content creators, wrestling production companies, individuals, fighters, escorts, bodybuilders, actors and fans a place to mingle.

So we were long aware that we needed to block many videos (some of them high quality and hot!) as they fell in a “high risk” (erotic) category, or were considered advertising. Regrettably, both were against our Terms of Service, as MeetFighters is first and foremost for private meetings of amateurs and hobby wrestlers. That’s why we decided to create a brother site to give all this good stuff a new home.

Please click on the link above if you wish to learn more about the new project. A closed beta of the site will start soon, you can register for our Newsletter too.

If you are an individual content creator, looking for sponsors, or if you run your own video portal website, you can get in touch with us for future cooperation. Send a mail to: [email protected] or contact us on the Help and Support page.

We are also curious about the MeetFighters community's feedback about the new project. Some of you joined the very early times on ChatFighters, and should remember that we embedded a lot of feedback in the site, we plan to do the same with WatchFighters. Let us know what you think!

Stay safe and fit!
Admin

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12/20/2020

Merry Christmas and happy new year

Dear Fighters,

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As most of us could not meet fighters this year, we thought it might be nice to send virtual good wishes.
So we decided to provide entirely for free for all members of MeetFighters unlimited E-Cards with different designs to send to your (wrestling) friends.
The receiver can see your E-Card in his E-Mail or browser. No account required.

–> Choose a card, add a nice line, and send it to your friend.

ChatFighters: Need some fun during the holiday season? ChatFighter launches his next Cyber-Fight-Tournament organized by the community. If you stay at home during the holiday season - like most of us - we happily invite you to have a look at it yourself and maybe consider joining.

2020 is almost over. Stay safe, be careful, and enjoy the Holidays.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year,
Admin

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11/18/2020

Chat update

Hello Fighters,

tl;dr: Major Chat update went live: The chat supports offline messages now.

Chat update

  • You can reopen any conversation even if the member is currently offline. (refer to the new "Recent conversations" button in the chat interface)
  • You can send chat messages if the receiver is offline – (if you had a conversation in the past 7 days with that person).
  • If you received a chat message while you were offline, the tab will automatically open on your next Chat-login.
  • You can access your private chat conversations for the last 7 days.
    • You can sort for days and message lines in your recent conversations.
  • You can 'pin' conversations by leaving them open in a tab. It will now follow you when you switch devices.

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Extended chat history

History of chat rooms and private conversations are now stored for seven days (previously 24h). (the main room #meetfighters got extended to 2h instead of 1h)

Free donor status

Our free donation status for verified members is still ongoing until the end of November.
Verify now to receive free donation status until the end of the month.

Stay safe – best regards,
Admin

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