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Site Features You May Not Have Been Aware Of

cgsweat
Oct 03, 2021 - edited 3 days ago - permalink

This thread is to highlight site features that users seem to underutilize. This is my opinion formed from observation, and so you're welcome to agree or disagree with me. However this thread will be more about providing information rather than discussing, and answering questions anyone might have.

The Messaging System

The site has a messaging system where you can send private messages (only readable by yourself and whoever you include in the message) to other users or site staff. This is good for keeping in touch with someone you met in chat, or perhaps continue a discussion you started with someone in the image or forum comments, or for getting help from the staff with a personal issue.

To access this feature, simply go to the top right corner of the screen to your username, and click the dropdown arrow to the right of your name. Click "Messages" at the top of the list and you can form your message from there.

The Chat Room

This can be found in the blue link bar at the top of the page, or by using this link. Here you can share your favorite site images with other users, using the same method in the forum (just copy the image page link and paste it into the text box, your thumbnail will appear when you send the message). But you can talk about anything in the chat, as long as you remain civil and respectful of each other.

Similar rules apply here as in the forum and the rest of the site. This should be obvious to everyone but for those who need to be told:

  • No bigotry.
  • No minors. This includes users who are under 18 and sexual fantasies involving people under 18.
  • No spam. Do not send the same message (or type of message) repeatedly.
  • No harassment. If someone does not want to talk to you, do not persist. And do not berate other users in chat. This leads to heated arguments and ruins the experience for everyone else.

Moderators are not always in the chat room, however users can report messages that break any of these rules. If you'd like to report someone from the chat room, simply copy what they sent and paste it into a message to Site Staff. At that point we review what was said and determine if that user should be warned/banned.

There is a private messaging system where you can PM other users individually. Simply click the blue "PM" link next to their name and type your message. Some users do not have the PM link, and that just means they have disabled the PM feature. If you'd like to do the same (to prevent others from PM'ing you), just uncheck the "Enable personal messaging" box at the top of the list.

Posting Images in Chat or in the Forum

It's very simple. All you need to do is copy the link to the image page and paste it into the text box.

In the Forum, you don't need to link it with the link button. All you will end up with is a link that just reads "link text." If you do it the way I described above, your comment will automatically have a thumbnail preview of each image link you pasted once you hit the "Post comment" button in the Forum, or the "Send" button in the Chat room.

Girl of the Week

I'm sure most users see the image of the winner each week, although I'm not sure everyone knows about the voting process. Starting on Sunday each week (today as I post this to the forum), users can go to this link and submit an image of their favorite woman. However, submissions must follow this criteria:

  • The image has to be on the site. This eliminates the possibility of submitting someone on the blacklist, or an image that doesn't follow the upload rules.
  • The woman needs to have never won GotW before. You may or may not know every woman who has ever won, but you can check by clicking the blue "Show previous Girls of the Week" text at the bottom of the list (above the comment section). Submissions still make it through where she has already won, however users are good at pointing them out and those submissions will be deleted at some point before the voting process is over.

Voting ends on Saturday night (or Sunday morning, depending on your time zone). You can vote on as many women as you'd like, but you can only submit one vote per woman.

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Contributed by ElsieGuen:

Advanced search

The site has powerful advanced search options, which you can access by going to Images and clicking 'Advanced Search' below the search bar.

This way, you can not only search for the name of a girl, but also

Or a combination thereof: just pictures with 'dutch' in the comments, with the 'bodybuilder' tag, and sorted by the number of favorites.

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Order by Image ID

This will order images by their ID number (highest to lowest) rather than posted date. This does have the advantage of organizing images a little bit better. For example, sometimes images are in the queue for several days before being posted, which can put them "out of place" compared to images that were uploaded direct-to-site. The waitlist can also throw "posted date" placement out of wack for similar reasons.

So this is a feature that may in many cases, or may not in other cases, help organize images a little bit better for everyone. This also seems to work best when using it to search a specific name.

May 19, 2022 edit: This may also help uploaders to visually see which images were actually uploaded first (when there are identical duplicates, the merge favors whoever uploaded first).

Forum Searching

You can find it through this link, or simply navigate to the Forum page and it will be at the top (under the "GWM Forum" title). This feature allows you to search by keywords and lets you check off which sub-forums you'd like to search through.

Forum & Image Subscriptions

You have the option to subscribe (follow) any thread or topic. Every topic on the forum's main page has a blue button to the right of it which you can click or tap on to enable your subscription. You will then be notified each time a new thread is created under that topic.

Similarly, you can do the same with each thread within a topic. All threads have a blue subscribe button to the right of the thread's title. Once subscribed, you will receive a notification each time someone comments in that thread. Please keep in mind, however, that if you leave a comment in a thread, you will be automatically subscribed to that thread. There will be no reason in this case to use the subscribe button, unless you wish to unsubscribe (stop receiving notifications).

This subscription system works similarly with Image threads. You may have noticed that every image on the main site provides the option to leave comments. Many images already have comments under them. If you wish to subscribe to a certain image, you will receive notifications each time a user leaves a new comment. The blue subscribe button is located in the bottom right corner of every image page (under the image, above the comment section). This is useful for following an interesting discussion, or tracking the name of an unnamed image (sometimes users will comment the correct name for an image, which you will only receive a notification for if you are subscribed to that image).

Image Searching (cont.):

In addition to the Advanced Search features explained above, you can now use an "Exact only" option to help narrow your results. To use this, search a name, and at the top left corner of your results there should be a blue link called "Exact only." This is useful for finding uploads where only a first name was given, or for distinguishing between two women with the same name.

An example of this would be Jessica Martin, as two women share that name. To distinguish them, one of them has her IG username attached to her full name. To find her, do a normal search for "Jessica Martin," then find an image with her IG username as part of her full name. It turns out this name is "Jessica Martin (jmfitness_ifbbpro)." Search that name, and now use the new Exact only link to bring up results of just her.

Again, this was mostly for informing those who may have been unaware. If you have any questions, you're welcome to ask them here.

Oct 04, 2021 - edited Jun 07, 2022 by cgsweat - permalink

Advanced search

The site has powerful advanced search options, which you can access by going to Images and clicking 'Advanced Search' below the search bar.

This way, you can not only search for the name of a girl, but also

Or a combination thereof: just pictures with 'dutch' in the comments, with the 'bodybuilder' tag, and sorted by the number of favorites.

copied to the original post, thanks Elsie! - cgsweat
cgsweat
Oct 04, 2021 - permalink

Thanks for that Elsie! 👍

I was debating whether to include this but I also ran out of time while writing it so I put it on hold.

Oct 04, 2021 - permalink

Maybe it's better to include my post in yours? I'm okay with that. You may want to change one of the examples.

Oct 08, 2021 - permalink

Since so many members ask name? name? name?, try checking the "Source" on the image page. Sometimes, you may find the answer to your question there. :)

cgsweat
Dec 29, 2021 - permalink

Bumping to add the Search feature in the forum. I have had to lock several threads today alone because they were duplicate topics of existing threads.

Dec 30, 2021 - permalink

Since so many members ask name? name? name?, try checking the "Source" on the image page. Sometimes, you may find the answer to your question there. :)

To clarify, this is under the "Uploader" dropdown under the pic. How useful it is depends on how the original uploader posted it and what they named the file.

Dec 30, 2021 - permalink

Exactly!

Dec 30, 2021 - permalink

I use the messaging system as a way to "favorite" other users that I liked their uploads or collections.

Apr 01, 2022 - permalink

There is now a “delete imagine” button on the photo view page. Isn’t it a little dangerous to give any member the ability to delete any image they don’t like? I may have accidentally deleted an image while attempting to subscribe in a moving vehicle

Apr 01, 2022 - permalink

There is now a “delete imagine” button on the photo view page. Isn’t it a little dangerous to give any member the ability to delete any image they don’t like? I may have accidentally deleted an image while attempting to subscribe in a moving vehicle

I imagine that might be problem sometimes indeed

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Apr 02, 2022 - permalink

There is now a “delete imagine” button on the photo view page. Isn’t it a little dangerous to give any member the ability to delete any image they don’t like? I may have accidentally deleted an image while attempting to subscribe in a moving vehicle

I agree - I accidentally did the same thing on my phone with a "fat finger".

Surely this should only be available to Site Administrators.

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Apr 10, 2022 - permalink

OMG! All of the red buttons are gone now! How are we supposed to delete pics? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

cgsweat
May 19, 2022 - edited Jun 07, 2022 - permalink

Chainer was kind enough to give as a new feature in the Advanced search:

Order by Image ID

This will order images by their ID number (highest to lowest) rather than posted date. This does have the advantage of organizing images a little bit better. For example, sometimes images are in the queue for several days before being posted, which can put them "out of place" compared to images that were uploaded direct-to-site. The waitlist can also throw "posted date" placement out of wack for similar reasons.

So this is a feature that may in many cases, or may not in other cases, help organize images a little bit better for everyone. This also seems to work best when using it to search a specific name.

EDIT: This may also help uploaders to visually see which images were actually uploaded first (when there are identical duplicates, the merge favors whoever uploaded first).

copied to the original post
May 25, 2022 - permalink

When searching for text in the comments, I noticed that if I search for "armwrestler", then I get lots of comments that simply contain "armwrestle" in them. If I search for "armwrestling", the results seem to be the same I got with "armwrestler".

The problem is that someone might want to search for armwrestlers, but the majority of the results are someone saying "wanna armwrestle", "I wish I could armwrestle her" or "armwrestle, anyone".

Is there or should there be a way to search for a literal word or phrase?

cgsweat
May 25, 2022 - permalink

When searching for text in the comments, I noticed that if I search for "armwrestler", then I get lots of comments that simply contain "armwrestle" in them. If I search for "armwrestling", the results seem to be the same I got with "armwrestler".

The problem is that someone might want to search for armwrestlers, but the majority of the results are someone saying "wanna armwrestle", "I wish I could armwrestle her" or "armwrestle, anyone".

Is there or should there be a way to search for a literal word or phrase?

Chainer would be better at answering this question since I do not know what his train of thought was in programming how comment-text-searches return results. So you would likely have more success in creating a new thread to ask your question, either under Site Discussion or Bug Reports (if you feel like this is a potential bug).

Chainer
May 27, 2022 - permalink

It doesn't do a simple text search, it does some "magic" where it will match similar words like that. This isn't something I programmed explicitly, rather it is the way in which the database implements fast text searching.

It would be possible to add an "exact phrase" option, but it's not something you can do right now.

cgsweat
Jun 07, 2022 - permalink

Edited the original post to add "Forum and Image Subscriptions."

cgsweat
Jun 22, 2022 - permalink

Image Searching (cont.):

In addition to the Advanced Search features explained above, you can now use an "Exact only" option to help narrow your results. To use this, search a name, and at the top left corner of your results there should be a blue link called "Exact only." This is useful for finding uploads where only a first name was given, or for distinguishing between two women with the same name.

An example of this would be Jessica Martin, as two women share that name. To distinguish them, one of them has her IG username attached to her full name. To find her, do a normal search for "Jessica Martin," then find an image with her IG username as part of her full name. It turns out this name is "Jessica Martin (jmfitness_ifbbpro)." Search that name, and now use the new Exact only link to bring up results of just her.

copied to the original post
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