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|Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 10:08:18 PM- 15 YEARS TODAY|
15 Years is a long time for any business and a super long time for an internet site.
To think that we pre-date pretty much every other photo site in existence (not just adult ones) is pretty cool, and a fact I am proud of.
I am still here driving the ship with passion and enthusiasm, and although things have again been tough this last year with all the competition out there, I am more confident than ever that future is super bright for this place!
We are focusing our development efforts on the mobile site as now more than 55% of you are accessing the site from your phones. We have been able to secure some more development talent recently so that will mean improvements will flow faster. Our other area of focus is recruiting new members, so that there are more members around to play with.
As I always do when I blog on our birthday, I want to extend a very warm thank you to all of you for being here & supporting this place. I would also like to wish you a great year, not just here but IRL too.
Thank you for the last 15 years!
P.S. We are still very tight financially, so please if you can upgrade your account and/or buy some Nudles :)
|Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 11:32:09 PM- Video Chat and Chrome Browser|
Video chat works in chrome, but recent changes to chrome by google mean you need to authorize each chrome instance to initiate flash.
You do this by clicking on the "( i )" or "Secure" just before the www.newbienudes in the address bar. Then you will see a menu. In that menu there is an option to "always" allow flash.
This is not a problem with our systems - it is a change google has made to chrome to try and blast away all instances of flash left on the internet.
To read up more on the issue - google "why wont my chrome browser work with flash anymore"
It is very annoying to us and our hands are tied as we hve no control over the video chat room (which we didn't build) or the browser.
We are looking for a new video chat solution that does not rely on flash. In the meantime, don't forget to tell your copy of chrome to allow flash!
I hope that helps.
|Friday, January 13, 2017, 10:43:46 PM- The selling out of social media|
Have you all noticed that the largest social media sites / apps, FB, Insta, Whatsapp - are all owned by Facebook.
Have you also noticed that all these products that are so called "free" are selling you out. Your photos are uploaded to their servers (even if you don't post them on your profile), they shove ads down your throat in your feed based on the data they have scraped on you. Your contacts too are uploaded to their servers unbeknownst to you.
It is a really sad state of affairs, and I think that we are already seeing backlash via people just not posting as much on these services anymore. I know that my FB feed rarely has legitimate posts from my friends these days.
So why am I bringing this up? Well I guess I am venting a frustration in a way, that we here at NN are in a way full-filling the needs of people to socially interact online, and we are doing it honestly and with integrity. We are not tracking your location, scraping your phones, uploading your contacts to our servers and data-mining for info that we can use to market to you.
Yes, we are focused around sexuality, so you can't use us to share socially with your "real life" friends, but you can and do share with your friends that you met here on NN.
Isn't it nice to know that we are here for this purpose for YOU. We are not here to mine and exploit you for your data!
So what's the frustration? Well the frustration is that so many of you are reluctant to support us financially because you are used to all these other social network type products being "free". Why should NN be asking for money when all the other services I use are free.
I hope you have disseminated your answer to that question from what's been said in this post.
We need to charge to survive, to continue to provide and improve our service not just to you but to 100s of thousands of others. It is a fact of life that nothing is for free and you are paying with your privacy for the social network products mentioned earlier, and many others.
So next time your premium renewal comes around, or if you have yet to upgrade, please consider this, we are the good guys, doing things the right way and not exploiting you - and we thus appeal to you to find that few $ a month and support us financially so we can continue providing you this service we love so much that we feel is unequalled anywhere else.
Human sexuality is oppressed everywhere but here... Support your freedom to share your sexuality with others - Support NewbieNudes
Thanks for reading,
|Monday, October 3, 2016, 10:43:33 AM- 14th Birthday Photo Competition!!|
On the 5th of October it will be our 14th Birthday!
To Celebrate, from now until the 15th of October we are going to be running a Birthday Photo Compeition.
To enter, your photo or video must be uploaded into the "Competition Entries" category on or before midnight GMT on October 15 2016.
Your photo or video must also:
~ Have your NN member name in the photo /video (i.e IN the actual photo written on you or a prop - not photoshopped)
~ Have "Happy 14th NN" or "Happy 14th NewbieNudes" in the photo / video (i.e IN the actual photo written on you or a prop - not photoshopped)
~ Be birthday themed.
The winner will be judged by NN staff and announced on or shortly after October 17th 2016.
The prizes are:
~ 1st Prize: 3 Years premium membership & 500 Nudles
~ 2nd Prize: 2 Years premium membership & 100 Nudles
~ 3rd Prize: 1 Year premium membership & 50 Nudles
All decisions regarding winners will be made by NN staff and no discussions will be entered into.
Good luck and we can't wait to see what you come up with this year!
|Friday, April 15, 2016, 11:26:18 PM- for those interested in the whole domain unrelated to NN pointing to NN thing|
to those that are interested, i am still yet to finish research in order to make a statement, but i can see why assumptions were made when i see the vagueness in the way support reacted to this when it was raised with them in a live chat...
(07:50:18) Stephanie hi
(07:50:26) Stephanie How can I help you today?
(07:51:14) Visitor i've logged into status and there seems to be real concern over pics being displayed on another website
(07:53:55) Stephanie may i have your user name please?
(07:54:31) Visitor *name withheld*
(07:55:03) Stephanie thanks for reporting i will delete the account
(07:55:18) Visitor wait who's ?
(07:56:13) Visitor what are you talking about delete account ? thats not what i'm here for
(07:56:48) Stephanie what is the concern all about?
(07:58:22) Visitor is this a site run or owned by NN ?
(07:58:39) Stephanie yes
(07:59:18) Visitor i see, so NN can post our pics there without permission ?
(08:01:13) Stephanie i will need to talk to may manager about this and i will send you an email once i receive a responds from him
(08:01:56) Visitor can you send me a pm instead plz, i no longer use the email addy i have for this site
(08:02:25) Stephanie okay i will
(08:03:31) Visitor thankyou, is there anyway i can calm the situation down in the mean time ?
(08:05:36) Stephanie tell them that the issue is now forwarded to may manager
(08:06:07) Visitor ok i'll try it, but i dont think it'll appease them
(08:06:33) Stephanie i understand
(08:06:54) Stephanie we will wait for my manager's response
(08:07:34) Visitor ok, hopefully he can appease the masses with his response
(08:08:31) Stephanie okay
(08:08:36) Stephanie Is there anything else I can help you with today
|Saturday, October 17, 2015, 9:33:46 AM- Crowdfunding..|
I trust many of you are aware of sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, which allow people to list "start up" projects and "pre-sell" their inventions to fund the development of them. They take many small payments from people with the promise that those that fund the project will receive the product at a reduced price and be the first to receive it when it ships.
Crowdfunding for NN is not really an option as these sites won't allow adult projects, nor will the (somewhat random) audience see the value in funding further development of NN.
But I jump ahead of myself there - why am I talking about this?
As you may know, NN has been struggling to fund it's growth for the past few years. As the big porn tube sites gobble up a great deal of the "porn surfer's" eyeball time, they have negatively impacted NN's organic growth. There are other things at play too, such as the amount of time people are devoting to using apps on mobile devices, a market that we can not operate in as Apple does not allow anything of an adult nature in it's App store.
I know that NN is about 50% complete in the vision that I have for it, and it has been very frustrating to not have the funds to re-invest into the site, to improve core features, to add new ones, and to have even a modest marketing budget to bring in new users.
Looking at this problem, I have recently made many inroads into reducing our fixed costs, so that we are not in a situation where we are operating "paycheck to paycheck" so to speak. The business also is stable from a sales perspective, in other words it is not in revenue decline. It is important to note that in fact at this time, NN is actually earning more revenue per user than it ever has in the past.
So the time is right for the launch of a new strategy, a new chapter in the development of this site that I and many of you hold dearly to your hearts. Part of this new strategy involves obtaining more technical staff to be able to develop things more rapidly and also in a parallel rather than serial fashion. Another part of the strategy is my commitment to the long term of this business and that means my continuing to work on the site full time as has been the case for 11 out of the last 13 years.
Back then to the discussion about crowdfunding, I am now proposing that I at least investigate if it is feasible for me to raise some much needed working capital from those of you that are financially secure and feel a connection and passion for the site and want to see the site prosper in the days to come even more than it has to date.
So how would this work? My idea is that you make a payment to the site of any amount you feel you can contribute with a minimum contribution of $500. NN will commit to paying you back the amount you loan in 12 months time + 10%. So if you loaned $1,000 then on the day exactly 12 months after you lend the money, we would return $1,100 to you.
If you have some kind of emergency or change your mind and need the money back some time between now and 12 months time, you can request it back and it will be returned to within 5 days of your asking, however with no interest.
To incentivise larger amounts, anyone lending more than $5,000 would receive a lifetime membership which would come into conditional effect at the time the funds are lent to NN but revoke if the funds are requested back before the 12 month anniversary. On the day of the 12 month anniversary, the lifetime membership will vest, so you will receive your funds back, + the 10% extra funds and keep the lifetime membership for effectively nothing.
As far as methods of payment, I expect depending on the size of the amount you wish to loan, that it either be through our payment system, through PayPal or for larger amounts through bank wire transfer.
Of course it is important to note that any lending would be unsecured, and thus you would be lending the funds based on the trust that you have established in dealing with the site.
So what are your thoughts? Would you be willing to lend a hand?
Please post your thoughts here in the comments, or if you would like to be discreet about your intention to partake or not, please send me a PM with the subject "crowdfunding".
On a final note, I am not looking to raise a huge amount of money, just somewhere in the $50,000 range will will provide some working capital so that we can embark on a new hire, deploy some new server hardware, and invest in some marketing activity among other things. You have my commitment that I am working harder than ever on the growth and betterment of NN and am absolutely confident that the best is yet to come.
Thanks for being here, for listening and I look forward to hearing from you either here in the comments or via PM.
|Monday, October 5, 2015, 12:56:29 PM- Happy Birthday NN!|
13 today, 13 today!
Very much looking forward to our 13th year of operation!
Thanks to all members for being here!
|Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 6:20:22 AM- Net Neutrality|
|Monday, November 3, 2014, 2:11:31 PM- B'Day Comp Announcement!|
Ok, so sorry for the delay in this - see my previous blog entry.
The Photo winners are...
1st. Fitcpl14 (12477489)
2nd. NaturallyRed (12476750)
3rd. ladyluscious (12474950)
1st. NaturallyRed (12476742)
2nd. d_licious_d (12474951)
3rd. PApda (12472744)
Thanks to all that took part! Some great and very fun entries!
|Thursday, October 30, 2014, 1:19:19 AM- Apologies|
Apologies for not being around much over the past week. Someone close to me has had surgery and as a result been immobilized. I am the primary carer and this has very much impacted the time I have had available to work. I should be back on deck in the next day or so all being well.
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