Coming soon to an inbox near you…

We here at CheezHQ are pleased to announce new feature that will blast your inbox with double rainbows of happiness (not an exaggeration, I assure you) and make it even easier to keep in touch with your cheezfriends. The next time a message is posted on your Cheezburger profile, you will get a copy of the message automatically sent to your email address. Magic!

Want to send your friend a message back? Of course you do! Simply log in to your profile or follow the link in the email to view your conversation with your friend to respond.

Do you have an intense fear of email messages? Or would you just prefer not to get an email notification of new messages? No problem, we got you covered.

Just follow the link in the email message to your Profile Settings, or log in to your profile and click the “Edit my profile” link on the right side of the screen. Scroll down until you see the Account Settings and uncheck the checkbox shown in the screenshot below.

account setting

And there you go, no more emails for you!

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We love to hear from you!

 

Posted in Announcements | 23 Comments | Leave another comment!

New feature: Show Conversation

Do you wish you could easily see the stream of messages between you and one of your cheezfriends? What a coincidence, so do I! Also, I wish for a pony. And world peace. And infinite wishes.

Luckily, the cheeztechs are able to grant one of those wishes today with the new “Show Conversation” feature. WINNING.

Simply go to your Messages and look for the little “Show Conversation” link.

Screenshot of Show Conversation link

Click on it and voila! You can see all messages between you and the sender.

Screenshot for View Conversation page

And there you have it. Enjoy! As always, let us know if you have questions or comments.

 

Posted in Miscellaneous | 22 Comments | Leave another comment!

Tell us about yourself…moar, MOAR!

In response to popular demand, we have increased the size of the “About Me” section on your profile. Now you’ve got more space to tell us all about you and your deepest, darkest secrets. <insert evil laugh here>

Also, we’ve added a handy little character counter to let you know when you are running out of space. Click the “Edit Profile” link on your dashboard to try it out.

screenshot of character counter feature

Thanks again to everyone for your suggestions!

 

Posted in Miscellaneous | 29 Comments | Leave another comment!

Long messages are looooooong

That’s right, you can now send longer messages to your friends from your Cheezburger profile. We’ve raised the limit to 2500 characters, so like long cat your messages can be loooooong.

Also, we are adding a handy little counter that will appear when you are getting close to the limit. It will tell you exactly how many characters you have left, like your very own personal awards show orchestra, telling you to “wrap it up”.

Character counter

UPDATE: The cheeztechs are working on adding the character counter to the “About Me” text box now. Stay tuned, it’s coming! And thank you for all your suggestions. :-)

 

Posted in New Feature | 47 Comments | Leave another comment!

Full-size LOLs in your Cheezburger News Feed

One of the benefits of having a Cheezburger account is getting to see the awesome LOLs your friends make and find throughout the Network, all in one place. When you make a new cheezfriend, their LOLs and Favorites automatically show-up in the news feed on your dashboard. You wind up with a fun assortment of more great LOLs to share and pictures to caption, all hand-picked by your friends.

Today we are releasing the “beta” version of a feature that allows you to view the LOLs in their full-size, rather than as thumbnails, in your news feed. This has been a common request that we hope will make the news feed even easier to use. This feature is very much a work in progress, so we encourage you to give it a try and send us your suggestions. Also, keep an eye out for more improvements coming soon!

Screenshot of full-sizes news feed link

 

Posted in Miscellaneous | 23 Comments | Leave another comment!

Organize your Favorite LOLs with Collections

One of the great things about having a Cheezburger profile is that it’s a place to keep track of all your favorite LOLs. See something that’s so funny it makes coffee shoot out your nose? With a profile, you can add that LOL to your favorites and re-live the hilarity again and again.

We’ve noticed that many of our Cheezfriends have amassed amazing collections of the funniest LOLs from throughout the Network, sometimes with thousands of LOLs. To help you be able to better find the best LOLs again and to more easily share Favorites that your friends might enjoy, we are introducing Collections: a feature that allows you to organize your Favorites however you would like.

How do I make a Collection?

Let me give you an example. I love LOLs with cats and computers, as you might expect, given my overall nerdiness. I want to make a Collection that features my favorite geeky LOLcats.

Step 1: I go to My Favorites tab.

Favorites Tab in Profile

Step 2: I make a new Collection…I’ll call it LOLcat Tech Support.

Creating a new collection

Step 3: I select the LOLs already in My Favorites I want to put in the new Collection.
Step 4: I move the selected LOLs using the pull-down menu on the right.

Selecting and moving LOLs into a new collection

Step 5: I go admire my handiwork by clicking on the Collection name in the navigation bar below the Favorites tab.

Navigating to the new collection

And that’s it! I can easily go look at my favorite tech support kittehs anytime I want and I can send all my geeky friends to go check out the LOLs too. Awkward high fives all around!

So try it out and let us know what you think. Your feedback will be tremendously helpful as we work to improve this feature over time!

 

Posted in Announcements | 26 Comments | Leave another comment!

Making it easier to navigate your profile

Just a quick note to tell you about a recent improvement that will make it a breeze to look through your Favorites and LOLz. Look at the bottom of your Favorites or your LOLz pages. You’ll see we’ve made the page numbers bigger, so they’re easier to read and click on. Additionally, when you go to view the full-size version of a LOL, the system will remember what page you were on. If you want to go back to the page of lols you were previously looking at, simply hit the back button, and voila! You can continue to enjoy the LOLz without any extra clicking around. Hooray!

Screenshot of new page links

 

Posted in Miscellaneous | 3 Comments | Leave another comment!

Privacy on Cheezburger.com

Some Cheezfriends have expressed concern about the ability to search for friends on Cheezburger.com by e-mail address.  They were worried that the new feature would violate their privacy and enable people to find their profile when they did not want it to be found.

For around two years, our website has allowed you to find friends using their email addresses, as it is a standard method of searching for friends on social networks. This recently released feature does not offer any new functionality, however it does make the existing functionality easier to use.

That being said, we understand your concerns and in response to your feedback are giving you more control over who can find your account.  We have added a setting in your account that allows you to choose whether or not others can search for you by email address.  If you wish to opt out, simply:

  • Click the “Account Info” link on your dashboard
  • Uncheck the box that says, “Allow others to search for me by email address in the Friend Finder”
  • Then hit “Save.”

Please keep in mind that the drawback of opting out of the email address search feature is that your friends may not be able to find you on Cheezburger.

Screenshot of setting for email searching

 

We’d also like to provide answers to some common questions:

Why are you allowing email addresses to be used to find friends?

Our website has always allowed you to find friends using their email addresses. The old version of our Friend Finder used the addresses in your contacts list in your email account to locate your friends’ Cheezburger accounts. This method of searching is still available at the bottom of the Friend Finder. The new feature makes it easier to find friends by allowing you to type in your friend’s email address directly. Rather than searching on all of your address book at once, you can search for friends one-by-one.

Is my email address being displayed publicly?

No, we never display your email address anywhere on our website. In order for someone to locate your profile using your email address, that person must already know your email address and must type it in exactly. The Friend Finder does not in any way allow someone you don’t know to obtain your email address.

Do people need to know my email address to send me a friend request?

No.  Anyone with a Cheezburger account can request to be your friend, regardless of whether they know your email address or have simply come across your profile on the website. You can choose to ignore their request if you do not wish to be Cheezfriends with them. The Friend Finder just makes it easier for people who already know you to be your friend on Cheezburger.

I’m concerned about the privacy of my Cheezburger profile. Does this new feature allow people to see more information about me?

No.  We have not changed anything regarding the information shown on your profile. Cheezburger profiles are public, in that any information you choose to share on your profile can be seen by anyone, members and non-members alike. As such, we don’t recommend posting any sensitive or confidential information on your profile. While only your Cheezfriends may send you messages, our messaging system is public as well. We hope to add a feature to allow you to send private messages in the future, but at the moment, all messages are displayed publicly on your profile.

 

Posted in Miscellaneous | No Comments | Leave a comment!

Ooh, look! A much-requested improvement for your dashboard

In response to popular demand, we’ve added the ability to page back through notifications in your dashboard news feed. Once you have more than 15 entries in your news feed, you will be able to see the earlier notifications using the buttons near the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

I think I’m missing some stuff in my news feed! Halp!
At the moment, it is only possible to see news feed notifications from August 1st to present. That means that any older entries will not appear on your dashboard news feed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope in the future to support the display of all old news feed items prior to August 1st.

Screenshot of pagination buttons on news feed

 

Posted in Miscellaneous | No Comments | Comments Off

New Headers for your Profile

Last week, we made it possible for you to choose the header to show on your Cheezburger profile. There are eight different designs now, and we hope to offer more options in the future. To change your header, simply log into your profile and use the menu on your dashboard on the right-hand side (circled in red in the screenshot below).

Screenshot of Cheezburger.com profile

We’d love to hear from you, so let us know if you have any suggestions for new headers or any other feedback. Thanks!

 

Posted in Miscellaneous | No Comments | Comments Off