I hope that everyone’s new year is off to a great start. Ours is certainly quite busy!
I first wanted to address a concern that many users have brought to our attention. Behavior in chat seems to have taken a turn for the worse with certain users seemingly only wanting to disrupt and disturb others, either out of spite or perhaps some perverted need for attention. While we are big believers in free speech, we also recognize that what makes Groupees a unique place to visit is our social layer, particularly group chat. With this in mind, we will not sit idly and let a few bad apples ruin Groupees for everyone else.
Moving forward, we will be more proactive in banning users who bully, taunt or otherwise post offensive remarks. We are also building greater admin and user-controlled tools to discourage this type of behavior. Bottom line, you’re not free to be a jerk, so if that’s your MO, Groupees is not the place for you.
Here’s a link to a poll if you want to share your ideas on what we can do to improve chat: POLL
On the dev front, we are slowly rolling out a new site-wide UX. Currently, you can view the new Profile with new Chat and new Trade pages, released in Beta and accessible from the drop down menu beneath your name, right side of the header. The new home page should be released in the next few weeks along with the new bundle page design. We hope that you like the our new look and feel (and expanded features). As always, please let us know how we’re doing and what you would like to see next!
Finally, we will be doing our Bundle in a Box migration in the next few weeks as well so that users who had an account with the original Bundle in a Box will be able to access all their content within their Groupees accounts.
Hope to see you around in chat!