Hi guys,

A few short months ago I asked you about how you would classify backs and gear pics. You responded, and based on your votes, I have updated the photo classification rules:

  • Photos taken from the back / side now belong in the gallery. (This has been a de facto policy of most photo classifiers until now, now made explicit.)
  • Photos with singlets and similar gear now belong in the gallery. (This is also common practice, now codified.)
  • The "slightly erotic" photos now all belong in one category. (Two categories have been merged for simplicity.)
  • Hard porn (sex, erections, etc) are now private only. (There are better sites out there for porn, this one will continue its focus on meeting and fighting.)
  • Many categories have been clarified.

Read the full list of rules here. It's a bit better organized now.

In other news:

  • The Members page now lists the members who are closest to your primary location.
  • Avatar photos are now circles. There's a bit of AI driven logic that tries to guess where the face or similar focal point is in the photo when it is cropped. It's not working 100% of the times, though, so if you need to adjust your avatar photo, you can do so by clicking the "Edit" button next to your primary photo on the photo management page.
  • Member lists now show the country as a flag icon and your distance to the user's primary location. If the member is your favorite or past opponent, there's color badges to indicate that.
  • You are now notified when your favorites post something on their blogs.
  • You can see a collection of a member's latest forum posts on their profile pages.
  • Improved support for touch devices (tablets and smart phones).
  • Other miscellaneous small fixes.

– Admin out

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Last edited on 11/07/2017 9:41 PM by Admin
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Comments (66)

Vanman (82 bronze) 11/07/2017 10:17 PM

I refuse to be effusive in my praise (again), but thanks for all you do to make the site better.

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Brock (0) 11/07/2017 10:19 PM

its different; not better,

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matthias (95 gold) 11/07/2017 10:23 PM

This is a great change! Thank you! M.

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Pegasus (2) 11/08/2017 7:06 AM

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Then change your photo if you agree...since it shows on the side...

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Birdman (1) 11/07/2017 10:29 PM

Very nice! Thank you

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synxiec (35) 11/07/2017 10:41 PM

This should be cool. Thanks for the update!

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FLGripper (6 bronze) 11/07/2017 10:46 PM

Thanks for your help... as usual the choices made were very logic!

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BellRinger618 (4 bronze) 11/07/2017 10:48 PM

Heard on the changes, Admin. Thanks for the well-informed heads up! 👌

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GrappleViking (74 platinum) 11/07/2017 10:53 PM

👏👏👏
Thanks again, Admin.

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skinnyblonde (0 ) 11/07/2017 11:01 PM

Thanx Admin x

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Ray83 (0 ) 11/07/2017 11:21 PM

I wish admin would introduce a feature that encourages users to reply, but as always thanks admin for your continued IMPROVMENTS

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edscissors (24 platinum) 11/07/2017 11:29 PM

Thanks for yet more work for site users, Admin. Hope to try the new peer photo classifications soon.

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nhctjobber (2 bronze) 11/07/2017 11:43 PM

It's evident you put a lot of thought, effort and care into maintaining this site. You can't please everyone and it's easy sometimes for members to take things for granted. That said, I, for one, am grateful that this site even exists. So thanks for all the work you put into this. Fer real!!

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nhctjobber (2 bronze) 11/07/2017 11:48 PM

One suggestion: it would be nice if the avitar circles at top of page scrolled in BOTH directions. If this has been discussed already, I'm unaware of it and I can imagine that it had been. Perhaps point me in that direction if that's the case. Thanks again.

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Churd (100 support) 11/08/2017 11:32 PM

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I think that this is a great idea. It is very frustrating if you miss a profile and want to go back. Well worth raising this in a support ticket.

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hugefan (99 platinum) 11/07/2017 11:53 PM

I am shocked and horrified by the disgraceful new changes. Not really but this chain seems to be lacking a traditional MeetFighters.com hissy fit so I thought I would oblige.
All looks good to me. I think there are some delete features that lack an are you sure check which is risky for fat fingered people like me on small smart phones. If that's already fixed forgive me, I donth want to check incase I delete things

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GrappleViking (74 platinum) 11/08/2017 12:17 AM

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Someone give this man a mic - LOL!!

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austrianguy (4 ) 11/08/2017 12:13 AM

to prude. because, we are not in the church here.

^^ ;-))))

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the natureboy (16) 11/08/2017 12:21 AM

Done good, played strong... well done guys...

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Landshark (4 platinum) 11/08/2017 12:34 AM

Your continued efforts to improve the site are greatly appreciated.

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Churd (100 support) 11/08/2017 12:53 AM

Fantastic!

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Txtussle (28 bronze) 11/08/2017 1:07 AM

As in the past, your effort in upgrading and refining this site is significant---- and most appreciated by many folks. Bravo!! Txtussle

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grappleruk (118 platinum) 11/08/2017 1:13 AM

Great work. Thanks in particular for clarifying the photo classification

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Guysmiley (44 platinum) 11/08/2017 1:17 AM

At least you listen. Bravo on a job well done.

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Jorgeler (9 ) 11/08/2017 1:25 AM

Muy bien hecho

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Boxe (0) 11/08/2017 1:49 AM

I guessed in the previous version you received the new blog entry posted by your favorites.
I think is good thanks to notify.

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Legman77 (7 gold) 11/08/2017 3:24 AM

Thank you for striving to keep this site thriving. I appreciate your work and communication.

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Rassle4Fun (141 silver) 11/08/2017 3:40 AM

I want to start saying THANK YOU for the continued efforts to improve the site and I support MeetFighters site for what it is.
But this is not church and I do not see the reason for:
a photo that shows the body of a man from the back or side to be Gallery only.
Or a photo on singlets or similar gear to be labeled Gallery only.
What is the logic for this?

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Legman77 (7 gold) 11/08/2017 5:04 AM

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I agree with all the above.

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wadzoli (28) 11/08/2017 5:23 AM

Thanks ;)
I think it is importent why we are here.
If You disagree with theese changes please think about the goal of all members not only yours.

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Rassle4Fun (141 silver) 11/08/2017 5:26 AM

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I asked why is the logic for those too items.
Nobody has questioned that this site is great for all of us?
Yes I disagree but the back of the body has nothing to do with being erotic or sexual or unrespectful to anyone’s goals?
What is the logic?

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Legman77 (7 gold) 11/08/2017 5:39 AM

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According to the new changes, a picture like yours or mine would be unable to be used as a profile picture. I think his question is not selfish but valid.

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Rassle4Fun (141 silver) 11/08/2017 5:42 AM

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Waszoli
According to the new rules u need to change ur main profile photo because it shows ur back.

R u going to change this photo?

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Pegasus (2) 11/08/2017 7:03 AM

Lmao this is funny, just when I asked why my photo was classified differently and in their late response "sorry the rules JUST changed".

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Admin 11/08/2017 10:31 AM

Responding to some comments:

  • The changes are not retroactive, existing photos will not be re-classified.
  • Rules change as the community's practices and sensibilities shift over time. Last change was 3 years ago, similarly codifying an existing change in Zeitgeist.
  • The rationale for the back and singlet decisions are the results of the polls started in May and also codifying the practice of the most experienced classifiers. Someone asked about the logic in these changes. I cannot speak for everyone who voted and classified photos, so this is just my 2 cents: a photo of the front of one's body is (most of the time) more informative than the back in terms of how powerful an opponent they might be. Similarly, a photo without a singlet informs me better than one with. The intention of profile photos is to facilitate meets, either by helping me recognize the person when we first meet, or letting me visually gauge his physical fitness.

At some point one has to make a decision on these to make the classification process more transparent. You would not believe how often we get support requests that go like "my photo A was classified as X, while his photo B was classified with Y, is this a conspiracy and does everybody hate me?" So in the interest of more reliable and reproducible classifications, I make the decision to clarify the rules, informed by your votes and practices. Then deal with the hatedom of those who disagree. Comes with running websites.

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Rassle4Fun (141 silver) 11/08/2017 11:19 AM

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Thanks for explaining the change.
If the change is not retroactive then one of my photos showing my full muscular back body not erotic posted before the change was moved yesterday from profile to Gallery.
Again, I say thank you to this site for what it is and I do like the site even with this change that does not make sense.

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Gran Mitico (0) 11/10/2017 2:42 PM

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Fortunately, I'm here to look for wrestlers, but without hurting me. Erotic or pornographic photos are not from me.

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Rassle4Fun (141 silver) 11/10/2017 3:25 PM

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I have wrestled over 200 guys
What I am asking is.
A photo on singlet makes u a lesser of a wrestler?
A photo of a wrestler’s body from the SIDE or from his BACK makes him any lesser of a wrestler?
This are not photos taken to be posted in church?

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quasiotter (6) 11/08/2017 3:49 PM

Thanks!

Also, what's the reasoning behind social media sites recently changing square avatars to circles?

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edscissors (24 platinum) 11/08/2017 4:53 PM

Just done my first batch of peer photo reviews, on my laptop. All very clear and easy to allocate. (That said, I hope I got them all right!)

I have yet to try the process on my tablet - sometimes more difficult as the descriptions don't pop up.

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Tanker (201 platinum) 11/08/2017 5:09 PM

Thank you admin as always. Sure it will all be perfect as usual!
I agree (for once) with my old friend Hugefan. Some of the delete options lack an " are you sure button." I also speak as a fat fingered clumsy guy who has deleted recommendations by accident a few times on my mobile phone. Just a suggestion? ( Feel bad about adding to your work load)!

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GrappleViking (74 platinum) 11/08/2017 11:28 PM

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Old people and technology..

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hugefan (99 platinum) 11/09/2017 12:22 AM

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Cheeky whipper snapper. We just have big manly fingers ha ha. I think you need to say you are sorry or I will send tanker to sit on you x

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Vanman (82 bronze) 11/09/2017 12:25 AM

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Don’t mention girly hands!!!

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GrappleViking (74 platinum) 11/09/2017 12:27 AM

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What is his excuse gonna be this time around when he loses, I wonder..

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hugefan (99 platinum) 11/09/2017 12:36 AM

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I don't believe tanker would be beaten by a blonde twinky. Hang on I see a pig flapping past the window. Still I am pleased to have started a proper handbag swinging verbal battle. That's more like it!

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Tanker (201 platinum) 11/08/2017 11:57 PM

Sad to see such an ageist & stereotypical view of older people & technology. Somehow one expects better of a Scandinavian..... Ah well you will be "old" one day

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Vanman (82 bronze) 11/09/2017 12:11 AM

Don’t expect any better mate, it doesn’t happen!

💪🏼🤼‍♂️🤼‍♂️

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GrappleViking (74 platinum) 11/09/2017 12:12 AM

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Tit(s).🤼‍♂️💪🏼

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Tanker (201 platinum) 11/09/2017 12:19 AM

Very true Vanman. The fact that "Older people" have been prepared to embrace & adapt to new technology is something we don't get enough credit for.

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Vanman (82 bronze) 11/09/2017 12:20 AM

Oy - I’m only 32 really!

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GrappleViking (74 platinum) 11/09/2017 12:22 AM

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I think senility is clouding your thought process, mate.

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Vanman (82 bronze) 11/09/2017 12:24 AM

Apologies to anyone getting multiple thread update messages tonight.

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Tanker (201 platinum) 11/09/2017 12:28 AM

Says the out of breath man who threw in the towel after 2 mins

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GrappleViking (74 platinum) 11/09/2017 12:30 AM

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Me? Out of breath? Come on... You can do better than that.

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Vanman (82 bronze) 11/09/2017 12:31 AM

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That’s what I said to you

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GrappleViking (74 platinum) 11/09/2017 12:32 AM

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(Do you mean when I went to get your towel for you, as you were exhausted on the mats, catching your breath?)

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Vanman (82 bronze) 11/09/2017 12:30 AM

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2 minutes!

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Tanker (201 platinum) 11/09/2017 12:36 AM

Yes that is true I vos there. Obviously in GrappleViking wonderland it
will be completely different.
if someone throws in the towel or (in this case says gasping I need ze rest) I think that means they lose

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hugefan (99 platinum) 11/09/2017 12:39 AM

Great. Is this what cyber wrestling is like?

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Tanker (201 platinum) 11/09/2017 12:41 AM

Strangely although this happened at the start of a group meet GV refused to get back on the mats with me that afternoon & made no mention of wanting a match at a subsequent meeting. Actions speak louder than words !

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edscissors (24 platinum) 11/09/2017 1:13 AM

I'm nearly 150 years old and have met GV. He likes us older guys. He didn't mind my walking frame, my hearing aid, my quill pen when I wrote to him.

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edscissors (24 platinum) 11/09/2017 1:19 AM

Probably better for us all to move elsewhere?

This silliness amongst friends does not move forward the brilliance of ADMIN's work on our behalf.

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Ruffbear7 (32 platinum) 11/09/2017 4:32 PM

You can never please everyone, especially when making changes. These updates are well-thought-out and grounded in research of opinions and the next best thing to experts. I applaud your transparency and objective approach. I see them as further polishing an already bright gem. Cheers!

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Rassle4Fun (141 silver) 11/09/2017 7:19 PM

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All is good and policies.
But what does a singlet photo is not allowed in ur profile?
But what does a photo from the back or side of ur body says u r not muscular or shows something wrong that it is not allowed in profile?
This is not a church profile photo?

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chicagowrestbox (19 bronze) 11/12/2017 3:43 PM

Thanks for moving the x-rated pics to private. The photos section was beginning to look more like a porn site than a wrestling/boxing site.

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