Welcome to Fridae 6.0.
We've made a lot of changes to our site to make things easier and faster for our users. Please click here to contact us if you'd like to send us comments, feedback, or make a bug report.
Here are some things you might want to know as you're looking around our new site.
- New Look - we've redesigned the site and made it bigger with a fresh new design.
- User Sessions - you can now stay logged in for 60 minutes at a time, no timeout popups.
- Languages - make Fridae work in your language. At launch, we'll have English, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese, with full functionality available in all languages. The next language to be added is HK Chinese (Cantonese). More languages will be added soon.
- User Console - Once you log in, you'll see your User Console which provides access to all the myFridae tools, and shows the number of hearts / messages / requests you have waiting for your attention.
- Business Accounts - if you run a GLBT-related business, you can sign up for a free business account in your business' name and use Fridae to connect and communicate with customers.
- List vs Gallery View - You can now see lists of users in either List mode (one per line), or Gallery mode (a grid of photos). Set your preferences through My Account.
We've added a few new features to your profile, and updated the profile window layout. We'll be adding more features in the coming months too.
- More Locations - Fridae now has thousands of cities listed from countries around the world. You can show your location more accurately than before.
- My Partner - Link to your partner's profile from your own.
- BFFs (Best Fridae Friends) - Show everyone your most important friends.
- Photos - With fewer restrictions than before, it is now easier than ever to upload a photo for your profile.
- Age & Birthday - You can now choose to hide these items individually in your profile.
- Travel - Better integration of Travel Plans in search results means you can keep your Home Location and use your Travel Plan to indicate where you are at any time. Travelling users show up alongside normal users in a search.
- Better Integration - View your message history and notes about a user from within their profile window.
Fridae's new editorial system allows us to get news and information to you and gives users a way to have their voice heard on important topics.
- Articles - Reading our articles is more straightforward - the whole article is on one page together with its comments. We're also tagging our articles to make them easier to group.
- Search - Find articles by text, author, category or tag.
- Comments - It's now easier than ever to comment on an article, and make your thoughts heard. Recent comments are also shown on the front page.
- Sharing - send an article to Digg, Facebook and more.
We've updated the Agenda section with new features to manage your events, provide more information and interactivity, and allow the creation of private events.
- Event Page - Now you can find all the information about an event in one place.
- More Details - You can now upload photos and make comments on events.
- Translation - Other users can now translate events into their native language.
- Immediate Posting - when you create an event, it's visible on Fridae immediately
- Private Events - You can now create a private event and only invite selected users.
- RSVP Options - Limit RSVP numbers and set a deadline. After the deadline passes, you can obtain a complete RSVP list for your event.
We've updated some functions and added new features to the existing tools within MyFridae.
- Messages - Your message box now stores conversations instead of individual messages, so you can see your previous correspondence with a user along with the latest message.
- Message Archive - Free users may view up to their last 5 messages with each member, while Perks members have access to their entire message archive.
- Requests - All incoming Fridae, Partner and Vault Key requests now appear together in a consolidated "Requests" page
- Alerts - Important information and announcements from Fridae will appear as an alert.
- Profile Editor - New sections allow you to control My Partner and My BFFs, and a neater overall layout makes these sections easier to use.
- Account Editor - Better control over your preferences, saved searches, and Perks subscriptions. Also updated with a neater layout like the Profile Editor.
The Fridae Directory is a new system which takes over from our CityGuides, allowing GLBT-related businesses to reach new and existing customers and helping tourists find places to stay, places to go and things to do when they're in a foreign country.
- Directory Listing - any user can create and manage a listing for a business or item of interest, and a Business user can manage their own. Listings in the Fridae Directory are free.
- Google Maps - drop a marker on a Google Map to make your business easier to find.
- Translation - Other users can translate listings into their native language.
- Comments - Users can comment on a directory listing and rate it from 1 to 5 stars
- Photos - Listing managers can upload official photos, and users can also upload their own.
View Google Maps of countries, regions and cities and see listings from the Fridae Directory for tourist information.
In the future, you'll be able to plan your journey, mark favourites and generate a customized map showing all the important places for you to see on your trip.
For your convenience, you can use Zuji through our site to manage your airline and hotel bookings.
Find a new job or even a new career with Fridae. We've partnered with Recruit.Net and JobCrunch to deliver job listings in multiple countries. You can also advertise a position exclusively on Fridae if you'd like to recruit other Fridae users.
We hope you enjoy using Fridae 6.0.
If you have any comments or suggestions, or to send us a bug report, please click here to contact us.