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Blocked spammer users

Blocked some users who keep reposting their 'sex mate wanted' post on the blog section over and over again.

Same title and content reposted over and over again and sometimes consecutively.


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Footer Chat temporarily available for Malware scan

Dear members and readers,

We have temporarily disabled the site chat at the Footer pending a malware scan.

Rest assured we are doing everything to make this site safe and secure for your enjoyment and peace of mind.



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PSE Members Chat (Footer chat) Fixed!

The PSE Members Chat (at the site footer) should be working now.

Thank you for your patience.

Happy 2016!

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59 Comments and only 5 Votes?

I noticed a story getting so popular and talked about with 59 comments, but only 5 people bothered to vote or rate it. (Story here:

I was expecting to see at least 10 votes although I haven't seen any story get more than 10 voters since the Rating/Voting feature was implemented.

I'm just wondering if this is because readers are not aware of the Rating/Voting feature or they somehow skip it after they post a comment.

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Filtered blog posts on Frontpage

To improve your user experience on the site, I have recently changed the settings on the Blogs posts so that not all latest blog posts are displayed on the homepage. Only blogs posts that the admin has "promoted" to the frontpage will be shown on the homepage.

You can always visit the Blog section to see all latest blog posts.

Thank you.


Also note:

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New Feature! User Groups

Now you can create your own groups and also join groups in PSE!

When you create a group,you can set it to be Public or Private (unlisted).

** Note: If you set your Group to PRIVATE, nobody can join your group unless you manually add them or send them the link to join **

To browse groups, click on the Groups tab on the main navigation.

To join a Group, click on the "Subscribe to Group" link on the Groups list page or on the Group details page.

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A Lighter and Faster Frontpage

The site's traffic and hits is at an all time high and the database is getting pounded, and that's the reason why we are getting database errors.

(On a future post, I will tell you how many MILLION of page views we are serving each month)

My OoompaLooompa's are working hard to optimize the server, but in the meantime we have to cut the crap on the homepage to deal with this.

To lighten the load, I have removed these blocks of content from front page:

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"Xerex" Story Type Deleted

I have deleted the "Xerex" from the Story Type selection for two reasons:

1) Xerex is from the 90s and probably the younger ones don't even know what it is.

2) Xerex as a type of story does not make sense. It's one of those things I thought of when the site was still new. I had this idea of a type of story that is in a "Dear Xerex" question and answer format.

The problem is, we don't have a Xerex here.

So there is goes... to the dustbin.

What will happen to stories that were placed in the Xerex type?

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Rating / Voting Added to Stories

We have just added a Rating / Voting feature on the Story content type.

Members may now rate stories on the scale of 1 to 5 "Hearts," 5 being the highest.

To rate a story, click on 1 to 5 hearts. Your rate will then be counted as a vote for the story, and will affect the average rating for the story.

Your rating for each story is also shown alongside the average rating.


You may only rate for a story once.
Authors may not rate their own story (of course)
Only registered members may rate stories, and they must be logged in.

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Official PSE Facebook Community Page

Thanks to all those who have created Fan Pages for PSE on Facebook, but we got to have an official Facebook page.

Here's our official FB page: PSE Readers and Writers

We will be sharing the best posts on the site, and interesting stuff on the web that would interest the community.

What kind of posts would you like to see on the Facebook page?

Feel free to comment below....

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