What New Feature Would You Most Like to See?

Hi guys,

It's that time again... we want to know what your most wanted feature is. We've been flying through new features and releases (and bug fixes!)-- literally every week there's a whole batch of new things, so quite honestly our #1 priority will be tightening up the site as it is-- squashing bugs, putting in links so that you actually can find the new features, etc.

BUT you know how much we love hearing what YOU want to see, and then making it happen. Hit us with your wishlist!  

Go EPeeps! 

 

ExperienceProject ExperienceProject
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54 Responses Nov 24, 2008

still trying to fingure out how to change my password.<br />
You sent me a new one, but I can't find the tab actually<br />
change it. <br />
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Tks,<br />
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Bill

I love many of the ideas here. I have one more: Please allow the member finder to be a little more friendly. So many people have odd names and numbers in their names. If you don't have it exactl right, you can't find the person. Can't member search provide at least the top 3-5 near matches? Also, I second the following: Single spaces on Blogs, Alpha Order on Friends' Circle, More room to read Friends's recent stories. Thank you for the library. Wonderful. I still can't reach my new challenge. For that one, forget about it. I may try the feature in the future.

how about adding messaging or chat?

I would love to be able to have more options to customize my profile.

Marcus...<br />
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Why such a short list?<br />
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:)P*

Suggestions for Experience Project- December 2008<br />
by marcus101<br />
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1. Fix/alter the "my Public Profile" component so that it becomes a TRUE reflection of what my profile looks like.<br />
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EXAMPLE: When I go to My Public Profile, I don't see the headline quote. I'd like to see this changed so that I see *all* elements that I change.<br />
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1a. Whenever I'm making changes or edits to my profile, I'd like to be able to see this as a preview *before* I save them...<br />
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2. Echoing Mello's comments, I'd like to see an RGB color picker for the color band at the top of the profile, as well as one for any other areas you might allow us to customize.<br />
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2a. I'd like to see options to control Font Type, Font Size (within a range that won't break current layouts), and Font Color. <br />
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2b. I'd like to suggest NOT providing control for changing background colors or things like that, so that EP doesn't turn into MySpace.<br />
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3a. I'd like to see more mood options added to the current list.<br />
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3b. I'd like to see more gestures added to the current list.<br />
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3c. I'd like to be given some additional standard greeting card graphics beyond the set that's there, along with an ability to create and submit customized designs of our own.<br />
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3d. Please give us an official place for us to go to send suggestions for changes. Right now, that place seems to be the forum for "I Want to Improve the Experience Project".<br />
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If there isn't one already, perhaps we need a new group, "I Want to Suggest Changes to Experience Project Site Operations", or something similar, to make this clearer. <br />
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We should also have a clear link and menu item on the home page to direct/guide us to that group.<br />
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4. I'd like for EP to allow us control over how the My Circle Activity and My Experience Group Activity displays work.<br />
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EXAMPLE: I'd like to see My Circle/Experience Group Activity Options which takes us to a panel or screen allowing us to control:<br />
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4a. Who/what groups are included in this display.<br />
4b. What order of preference/priority said people or groups are selected/displayed.<br />
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5. I'd like to have individual control or a special area (My Personal Stories) where I can post stories that only circle friends or EP individuals that I select can see them.<br />
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5a. Such stories would *NOT* be searchable or accessible to anyone browsing the public face/side of EP.<br />
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6. I'd like EP to grant me a History option recording all of my activities I conduct on EP, no matter how small, with links to such past activities. <br />
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6a. This could include everything from gestures I make, to comments, to forum comments, story posts, whiteboard scribbles.<br />
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6b. Such history would only be accessible to me, or possibly to individuals I could select from EP or my circle.<br />
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7. I want a storage area that takes the Library to the next level, so that I can have my own record, regardless of what others do with it or to it.<br />
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EXAMPLE: I decide to post an anonymous confession, or just a conventional public story.<br />
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Let's say that said public story or confession gets flagged and/or deleted for whatever reason.<br />
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When I first create it, I want an option to personally archive and track that post, complete with any comments made, and the ability to grant access to it to any EP or Circle member I choose, should I choose to do so.<br />
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Thanks for your great work, guys. <br />
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And thank you for considering our suggestions. <br />
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The ones I've written here are my take on many of the great suggestions I've read so far.<br />
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Any of these items would be greatly appreciated.<br />
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Sincerely,<br />
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marcus101

I apologize if this has already been brought up, but what I think would be good would be a) something on a person's profile that tells you whether they are currently logged in/on the site or not. And b) a way to instant message with people when they are on at the same time as you. For some reason, I thought I saw that feature one day, but then it disappeared. But I could be crazy.<br />
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Oh, and also, why not be able to comment on your own anonymous confessions ANONYMOUSLY? Like to reply to other commenters without revealing your identity.

a way to view all fans gurees and friends and make a way to send them things as well like gestures in a mass way or cards.....etc

Some smilies in the mails might be a bit of fun

well i dont think you can do this on ep ,but i will ask.but well i want to say happy xmas to my circle and newyears eve.or course it would be nice to write to all individually but it would take forever.it would be great to be able to send group grettings at these times of year.by way.happy xmas to all staff a the ep project.x

When i view a members profile and see thay have experiences in common with me, I would like to be able to quickly view there story in the experience in common.<br />
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At the moment I have to look though all there stories looking for the group or look though all the group looking for their story.<br />
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Also, spell checker would be great<br />
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Thanks!

Don't know if anyone else has this problem (probably not) but many times I'll write a message to a friend, hit send, and I lose my message. Is there anyway I could save it before I attempt to send it? Thanks gang.

If it hasn't been brought up before, a way to save or archive e-mail strings.

'why is it sooo impossible, to speak to an advisor? when you ring numbers, I always get the automated response, which takes 10 mins, then I get cut off!!!'

an easy method to choose to delete a circle friend, or better yet to check or uncheck which you want to follow in my circle activity. Problem i have seen is one new circle friend jsut does quick randon activities so all my other friends activities are never inlist to follow up on or share.

A BULLETIN BOARD!

Hey, Just thougth I'd go here to reach you! :>)<br />
I cannot access my 4 agreements challenge at all! Can you help out? Re-start it or something. I get a pink notice that reads: "Ooops, can't read this page" or something like that since I created it. I think others would joint, too. Please help. Thanks.

I agree with nudeinva. It would be rad to be able to put in our own gestures. Thanks! You guys rock!

experience project has help me to meet new people n deal with a lot of anger n fustration of missing my solider what u have done have made alot of military spouses happy keep up the good work!!

As mentioned before, anything that keeps it from turning into another myspace or orkut.<br />
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Another thing that I would like to mention is that you could provide for the links to open in new tab as it is a pain to leave your profile everytime.<br />
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A better word editor would do the side much good.<br />
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And one more thing, if you checked out orkut, it has a box where you can type in your reply to the scrap without opening a new window for it, and leaving your scrapbook if same could be done with the whiteboard, it'll be a treat to all those with low connection speed!<br />
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Thanks!

Loving the feedback :) You are the world's best product managers!<br />
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OK, not to be greedy, but more, more, more! We're taking careful notes.

I'd like easy access to the 'over a thousand games' site. My 5 yr old loves them and I do too. Or maybe you could clue me in as to how I could've already done it by now :) I used to access it from my homepage but it keeps changin' :)

this site is 1000000000000x better than myspace ever will be. keep up the good work

Challenges are an interesting idea. I've been on sparsely lately, so it may take a while before I use them.<br />
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Thank you for the implementation of the experiences in common column, I was actually pleasantly surprised. As to what I'd like to see is a section where you might search or simply list people sorted by number of common experiences? I have made some great friends with people who initially only had a few of my experiences in common, but for the most part, it seems that going through random member links (or equivalently checking members in your experience groups) tends to only match 0-7 similar experiences. I know that this might increase back-end processing quite a bit, especially if the feature becomes popular, but it would be nice to see.<br />
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Thanks again for all your hard work, team!

Firstly a job well done to all staff of EP and to all posters who take part in the provision of EP - I feel more in tune here than anywhere else. Some people have reported about fixing spelling errors - I wouldn't worry about it. We do understand what they are trying to say right? So let them write it as they wish without critics, otherwise you may find people will stay away if their spelling is being picked on. Secondly I don't know how much bandwidth you have for your site, but wouldn't adding this that and this and this and that make the site take more time to load up? I like the present way that it doesn't take too long to start up. Also like the fact that the avatars are sized nicely so that the page is more of text natured than graphics. However if you do have alot of bandwidth, perhaps a section on artwork that members have done themselves ( put a watercolour mark on it so no one can steal it) otherwise pertain that if anyone wants to use it then go for it.<br />
I do like the way it is right now to be honest - keep up the wonderful work and all the best to you all :)

I love the new Challenges feature! I would like, however, if the challenges I make would show up on my profile and people other than those in my circle could join.

Hi EPeeps. :)<br />
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1- Bigger friend circle area<br />
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2- Please get rid of the double lined spacing in the blogs if you can; it is such a waste of space. And also here in the comment box- if I want to edit this, I have to do it several times, individually removing the break lines over and over until it saves right. The break lines tend to multiply with each edit, and it's a bit annoying. I'm a fan of things being as neat as possible, with little wasted space. :P<br />
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3- Is there some way that we can arrange to see ALL of our blogs down the left hand side of the page? Sometimes I would like to go back and read them, but i have so many that it becomes quite a tedious job to keep clicking 'next'. It might possibly be good to have them arranged by month written as well. Also, if I want to go back and edit an old blog, I hit save, then it brings me right back to my latest one. This can be a bit frustrating because the blog i just edited is gone back into the mix, and if I want to see my changes, it means i have to start all over again and cycle through as before. Making how we use blogs to be more managable would be the best.<br />
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4- The ability to choose colours for our pages is a nifty idea, but can you tone them down? They are so bright that it makes some of the colours look garish and too intense. :)<br />
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5- When responding to someones whiteboard comments, after reading the board to boards, it would be cool if the B2B's stayed visible for reference. As it is, when clicking 'scribble something' the B2B's disappear...<br />
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Ty EPeeps, and keep up the great work.

I would like to see something that notifies us if someone in our circle leaves and a way of sending messages to everyone in our circle or just a few, kind of a group communication system.

OKAY so didn't read all of these other comments but I'd love to be able to send a gift to mutiple ppl like we do cards. <br />
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And would you please add LICK to gestures... *giggles* I happen to do that often. <br />
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hugs to you all

Hi EP!! Luv you guys sooooo much!!!<br />
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Worldwide recognition is good, and actually, all the suggestions so far are good... <br />
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What I would like to see is when you log in each day, the page loads in a different color! Just for some variety! Same old blue....blue....blue....blue....<br />
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What about purple? Or brown? Or Violet? Or Rockin' (EP) red?????<br />
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Each day (or week) a different home page color!

I third GirlHedonist's.<br />
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"I'd like to be able to decide which of my circle members' updates appear on the "My Circle Activity" area. Also, perhaps that area could have a link to a longer, more thorough list, rather than just the "expand" feature."<br />
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Also, I understand that “mature” profiles like mine <strong>can be blocked</strong> from minors, but I would like the ability to block <strong>all minors</strong> from viewing my profile.

Hi Every one!!!<br />
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I was wondering if there could be a star or something when new e cards are added so we know there are more to select from and can check them out?<br />
I try to add more to the selection every week and since my graphics program is back up and running I am submitting more and more.. working on adding support cards like to support Cancer and anything else, EP'ers please message me with suggestions!! *Smiles*<br />
Thanks EP!!!

I have few more suggestions I thought of:<br />
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1) A tutorial for this site. I had a very tough time figuring it out and still don't know if I know everything. (But trust me it is worth the time- this is a great site!)<br />
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2) The ability to use more than one gesture at a time<br />
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3) The ability to reply to a comment on the question feature. I say this because my comments have been slammed and taken out of context by other members and I have had no way to correct their perception. As a result I am sure it has influenced other members in a negative way.<br />
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4) A larger variety of gifts. You should think of gifts with themes- like comfort gifts (a nice cup of hot chocolate, chicken soup for when someone is sick, gifts of encouragement, memorable gifts, an ability to make care packages, etc.<br />
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5) I think you should monitor the 'picture' members put up to identitify themselves with. I have seen pornographic images (fully naked cartoon type images of people so close - meant to give the illusion they are having sex) and I find it very offensive.<br />
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6) You should have two block lists: one for people who are bothering you and could be potential trouble makers to you and another list for blocking offensive content.

A feaure on making cards would be cool. Adding on line cards to friends would be easier! Our cards really need updating. tulick is right.

the greeting card holiday section shoulds include cards for thanks giving and good grief who forgott christmas???

Group gift feature please. Like the cards for your circle of friends.I'd like to send flowers to several friends at one time, PLEASE and THANK YOU. That's gotta be an easy one for the EP team.

Good point JJ. I would like to expand that area too.

FRIEND FINDER:<br />
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1) A way to break out those on the potential list of friends by age. I am sure that some of the 16 year old young men that the friend finder added to my circle think I am a HUGE perve!!!<br />
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2) A way to add all the friends at once from friend finder instead of 3 at a time. <br />
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ASK EXP:<br />
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1) A way to provide additional feedback to the persons who answer my question. <br />
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CIRCLE:<br />
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1) Limit the updates that I see on the activity data. If I don't want to see snowbunny's stuff because that is all I see and no one else's I should be able to change the data I see there.<br />
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2) I would like to be able to group my circle into sub categories that only I could see. That way it would make it easier for me to find different friends. <br />
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EXPERIENCES:<br />
1) Allow more characters to be used in the title.<br />
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2) Spell check all experience titles and require the user to override the spelling if the system finds typos etc. <br />
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3) Continue the clean up that EP started by combining duplicate groups into one category. Allow users to assist EP with finding these duplicates by providing an option in the experience homepage that will allow the users to report as a duplicate. The reporting user would be responsible for providing in a separate box what group the new experience is duplicating. <br />
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4) Add additional group listings such as rather than just calling it an adult community break it down further and have another drop down menu to classify as sexual content, or extreme profanity (those are just examples.)<br />
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More to come when I have more time to write.

Wow, we LOVE this feedback. It's so much fun to see what and where we can help you have a better experience (ha!) at EP. Please keep it coming... when we see trends emerge, we can jump on those items!

I love EP...this site rocks guys!!<br />
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A couple of suggestions I would make would be to make EP more international friendly. Not everyone is in the US and I'd like to see more international holidays recognised on EP. I agree with Captain Mack's comment above.<br />
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Secondly and most importantly to me, I would love to know who has viewed my profile. Why not get a little alert like we do when we have new mail or gestures that says something like new profile view where we click on that and see who's looked at us.

When you click to see the members of an experience group, it should sort by most recently seen, rather than alphabetically. That way we don't have to flip through the people who haven't been on the site for ages.

Thanks, EP. You guys rock! :)<br />
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As I mentioned in a story I posted a few days ago, I'd like to see the same option to delete some or all of your accumulated whiteboard messages and gestures as you can with PMs instead of having to delete them one at a time. Thanks for considering it!

I wish for you to STOP editing out stories that are contreversal, I have had 3 stories with out any foul language, or attacks on other EP members. They are mostly against world Gov. practices. Also please put spellcheck on comments as well. I'm guilty of misspelling words and I feel it makes the comment less effective.

Here are my suggestions:<br />
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1) I would like to see a section where you can post your poetry. I know there is a blog of course, but I think poetry should be separate- and I notice there are a lot of poets on here.<br />
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2) A special section on my preferences page for suggestions on what 'to do especially for you'- more focused suggested on what to do on here! <br />
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3) The question section is great! One of your best features! On you you are able to post it in general (rather than just your groups or friends) and also after send the question to your friends as well. I think you should also be able to send it to your groups and at the same time post it in general on the front page. (Maybe you can and I haven't explored this well enough- but if not, this is my suggestion).

Ok this may be a little hard to explain but I think we should be able to do 'searches' of our friends stories. It would make it so much easier! Especially when they have a trillion stories and there is one you want to go and see but either cannot remember the group or name and have to click through the entire list for it or don't remember nothing but some words or lines from it, we should be able to search and find what stories match what you have written!<br />
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Thanks guys! You are GREAT!

I need a way to store my mail!!! EP Rocks!

1. Spell check for comment posts and group creation/group decription before the grammar hounds eat the rest of us alive <br />
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2. I agree with more story options as to who can view them I would want to go a step further and have the option of picking specific freinds that can see particular stories because if you are female even with the option of narrowing it to circle only you may not want male members of even your circle to see it and vice versa for men as well<br />
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3. we should be able to rank all of our freiends from 1 to however many we have- why because I have many members in my circle that i do not speak to or have not been here in months and i have a hard time finding the people i do talk to because of it <br />
why not make it so you can drag the picture where you want it on the page ot cut and paste to a diffent freids page <br />
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4. Ep needs to offer a tutorial on how to use its verious aspects particularly the provate messages as i find myself trying to expplain to freinds how to use it so i don't wait 2 hours for a message reply while they are elsewhere on the site and don't apparently know how to find their messages <br />
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5. similarlly i think there needs to be a new message alert rather allong the lines of those annoying dining ads i wrote about a while back so the large majority can't manage to lose thier messages

How about making the boxes for picking my Top Experiences bigger so that they show the entire title, not the first few words.

Anything that keeps the site from turning into another "Myspace" or any other social net locale. Experience Project is special. Keep it that way. Please? :)

(1)A way to 'steal' a member of your circle's experiences by having some kind of checkbox beneath all of the experiences you want from them. Also, an alert to let you know which ones you already have in common with them.<br />
(2) More font sizes and different fonts, mail folders, more smilies, and a way to save stories even when you get logged off after working tirelessly on your story.<br />
(3) The option to Lock/Unlock stories; making them available to your circle, keeping them for yourself, or to stop non-members of EP from viewing them.<br />
(4) A way for the Questioner from 'Ask Experience' to comment on her question after it has been resolved.<br />
(5) More categories in 'Ask Experience' - this should open up a wide variety of questions, conversations, groups, etc.

Happy turkey day!<br />
but i would like an easier way to arrange your circle of friends..... but you guys are terrific.... this is the best site ever!

First, thank you all for all you do. Secondly, have a very Happy Thanksgiving. The lst would be to be able to write in your own gesture so we are not limited by what is there to choose from.

A memmorial wall to post names and poems, pictures of family and pets, who have passed.

Happy Thanks Giving Guys