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Friends Online and Other Updates to BlackPlanet


Thank you to the 1,300 plus members who provided feedback (a BP record!) on the new homepage. We appreciate the kind words and suggestions on how to make it better. Based on your feedback, we pushed two key updates live:

1. Friends Online - You can now see how many of your friends are online while on the homepage. 

2. Status Update Commenting - Since launching the new homepage, we've seen a 100% increase in the number status updates posted. These short messages are great way to start a conversation around specific topics. But those conversations are not always easy to have. Moving forward, simply click on the comment icon to post a message about a specific status update. And form friendships with new people.

3. NSFW Photos Section - A few months ago, we made improvements to our photo approval process so that every photo is screened for appropriateness. Now we are launching a new Photos section, NSFW (Not Safe for Work). NSFW includes photos that are not necessarily inappropriate but could be considered mature by the BP community. View them here -- tos/nsfw.html. But don't do it at work :)

Please be sure to continue posting your feedback. We're listening!

-Blackplanet Team

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Blackplanet " Lottery " (Scam)


Hey Guys,

We would like to make everyone aware that Blackplanet is NOT hosting a lottery and will not be hosting a lottery in the future.  If you should have questions about any contest or giveaways which directly involve Blackplanet please feel free to contact us by clicking the Help button located on the top right corner of the homepage and spread the word to your friends and family on Blackplanet.


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We would also like to also encourage members NOT to send money or checks to anyone who you do not know personally.  We receive a lot of complaints about overseas scammers, this is not only a Blackplanet issue but a World Wide Web issue.


- Member Advocate

New BlackPlanet Homepage is Live!


A few months back, we provided a sneak peek at the new BlackPlanet homepage and received some great feedback. And now it is ready to go live! Here are a few of the updates:

Activity Feed - The activity feed now includes updates from everyone on BlackPlanet, members in your city and from your friends. Get a pulse on what’s new and share your own updates with the community. You’ll soon be addicted! Just interested in your friends? The homepage will default to the last activity feed you looked at, so just click the friends tab.

Homepage cleanup - We’ve simplified the homepage so you can meet new people and navigate to other sections of the site. 

Updated privacy settings – If your profile is set to public, photo uploads and status updates will appear in the activity feed for everyone to see. But you can always update your preferences here end_center/settings.html.

What do you think? Share your feedback below!

- The BlackPlanet team