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Poll: FitFighters (Workout Journal Feature)?

I am thinking about adding a new feature to the site: an online workout journal. What is a workout journal, you might ask? Check out this page for a quick introduction with pictures:

The idea is to let you record and share your workout journal with your friends on MeetFighters, keep track of your progress, etc. I am calling this feature "FitFighters", but that might change the moment I come up with something less corny. Basically the idea would be to let you quickly collect and save a summary of your workout either while you are doing it, or after, in a web and mobile friendly feature.

My question to you is simple:

Do you think a Workout Journal feature would be useful?

This poll is closed.

On a related note, I am thinking about killing two existing site features simply because they are not quite as useful as they should be to warrant having them around. Removing useless features will help keep the site interface clean and less confusing for new members. Please don't forget to press the Vote button for each poll individually!

Do you think the "Meetings" feature can be removed?

The "Meetings" feature is not getting much love. Originally it was intended for the organization of meets that involved more than one person, but it turns out that such meetings are either not happening very frequently or are organized with regular messages.

This poll is closed.

Do you think the "Match Requests" feature can be removed?

Similar to Meetings, the "Match request" feature is not getting much use. Perhaps it is time to retire it.

This poll is closed.

Thank you for your participation in the polls!

Update 21th Aug: I hacked up a quick mock-up of what the "FitFighters" feature might end up looking like:


Last edited on 8/21/2016 11:47 AM by Admin; 37 comment(s);


Chat Update

Hi Everyone,

In an ongoing effort to improve the site, I have made some changes to the Browser and Flash chat.

  • The last 10 messages are shown when you join a channel.
  • Join, leave and quit messages are no longer shown
  • There's no automated greetings.

This is largely an experiment at making the Chat less "noisy" and better for conversations. As always, your feedback is appreciated!

There's some other minor fixes and enhancements on the rest of the Site. See if you can spot them all :)

– Admin

Last edited on 7/18/2016 8:45 PM by Admin; 29 comment(s);


12000 Members, Branded Email Addresses

Dear members,

First of all, some happy news: has reached 12,000 active members! Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen. Huge thanks to the Support team, they answered over 5000 requests for help over the past few years. Also thanks to our translators and everyone who has contributed to making this page what it is today!

Second of all, some more happy news: I am happy to announce a new site feature: branded e-mail addresses. What this means is that if your username is, say, "SuperFighter99", you can now have the e-mail address <>. Think of it as your vanity address. :)
This address is actually an alias; it will simply forward all e-mail to your regular e-mail address, the one you used when you registered at our site. For now, this new feature is limited to members with 10+ past opponents and donors.

Please note that this feature is highly experimental; I await your feedback on how well it is performing for you.

– Admin out.

Last edited on 7/10/2016 9:38 PM by Admin; 20 comment(s);


Web Video Streaming is Here!

About two months ago, I asked you if MeetFighters should move away from the Flash video format. The question was largely directed at those of you who have uploaded videos already, but I got a lot of good responses from everyone. I thank all who took the time to respond!

I am happy to announce that web streaming is now here! In fact, if you are eligible to watching videos, you can try it right now! For the most part, I am quite happy with how well it is working. Streaming seems fast enough and seeking in streams is working a lot better than it did with Flash.

I also took the opportunity to make some major changes to the site's video encoder. (Video encoding is still more an art than science. There are too many weird formats out there.) The encoder should be much better now at handling some formats that were problematic before, including but not limited to Windows Media Video files and certain files with variable frame rates. If you had trouble before uploading your video, now might be a good time to try again.

If you do not want your video to be made available through web streaming, you can turn it off. Go to your video editing page, edit your video, and uncheck the box next to "Make this video avaiable on mobile devices". That should do it. In fact, and went ahead and checked this for everyone who voted no to web streaming. I'm very accommodating at times.

– Admin out.

Last edited on 4/16/2016 10:26 PM by Admin; 3 comment(s);


April's Fool

Yes, it was an April's Fool prank. I've never played a prank on so many people at the same time. It was a unique and lovely experience.

Big BIG thanks to everyone who posted a comment, you guys made my day!! Enjoy what remains of the fool's day and your weekends.

In unrelated news, you can now organize your profile galleries into folders. Just go to your photo editing page and rearrange your photos into folders to your liking. I have some more cool features coming up soon.

– Admin out.

Last edited on 4/01/2016 9:58 PM by Admin; 110 comment(s);

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