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Wed Aug 16 2017

Made some minor design tweaks to go along with technical changes.
Let us know what you think or if something looks wrong.


Wed Mar 1 2017

Server is acting up a bit. We are working on it.
Update: things should be back to normal now.


Sat Feb 27 2016

The moderation change didn't work out so well.
We used "send" as the label for the button to submit the moderation.
Unfortunately quite a few people assumed this button would send the message in the text box - it didn't.
Any messages someone might have tried to send this way were lost, I'm afraid.
I recommend to check your sent messages list if any are missing.
For a start we changed the button to "moderate". Further changes will follow.
Some systems might also be affected by a problem where the wrong "Send" button was used by the browser even if the right one below the text box was clicked.
That should be fixed now as well.
It was a small experiment with unintended consequences.
Sorry for the inconvenience.


Wed Feb 24 2016

Changed the moderation system on profile pages to one with more options. Still experimenting with it, so the options might change from time to time.
The primary goal with this is to give us a better idea what people's moderations mean - especially the negative ones.


Fri Sep 25 2015

I should totally be doing something else - so here comes another update. The counter for unread messages in the menu on the left will now reload itself in the background. (only rolling this out slowly - a few users at a time)

Also added a "Feedback" link to the bottom of every page to help with support. Click it if you encounter any technical problems or the like.


Wed Sep 23 2015

Added some more gender options.


Tue Sep 22 2015

Added some more location options.


Tue Sep 15 2015

Activated the new image upload system.


Tue Sep 1 2015

Updated the message length restriction code to make use of new browser features ... without bugging out on old ones hopefully.


Tue May 12 2015

Receiving a message now shows the age and gender of the sender even if their ad is currently inactive.
Contacting a minor requires specifying your age.


Tue Jan 6 2015

If you are reading this, you are using the new server.
Until all nameservers have updated you might still have to use the penpals4.phk.at address to reach the new server - as a result your browser will complain if you are using SSL ( the certificate is only for penpals.phk.at ).
this issue should be gone in a day or two.


Tue Jan 6 2015

Due to issues with our provider, this site will be moved to a new server/provider today.
During the transition, changes on the old site might get lost.
We recommend to wait with any messages or updates until the red warning about the move is gone and the text states that you are on the new server.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Let me know if there are any further problems.


Sun Nov 23 2014

Turned some of the menu entries for the current page into links - to allow for easy reloading.


Mon Sep 15 2014

Added Scotland, Catalonia, Basque, Kurdistan and Transnistria as countries.
If the country/entity that you feel part of isn't in our list: let me know and I'll consider adding it. We don't want to crowd the list too much, so only ones with some size and history to them please.


Tue Aug 6 2013

Made some changes to the message system that should stop duplicate messages.


Fri Jul 12 2013

Encrypted access via https://penpals.phk.at/ is back online.






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