We'd like to thank everyone for your feedback whether positive, negative, or constructive. We're aware that the website has not changed a lot in the last 4-5 years and it's time to make some major updates for the Kik community.
Are you going to reply to the feedback you get? If not, it's just like asking people to speak to a brick wall. Because you get exactly the same outcome
Yes! We received a lof of feedback and read all of it. Replying to all of you would be near impossible, instead we'll address the main recurring topics, such as dealing with bots, bumping your profile, website bugs, leaderboards, suggestions, etc.
Click on each of the categories to read our response:
Ok. Here we go. This is a big one. Yes, we are very well aware of this infestation of bots and spammers.
- Can you stop people from making fake accounts?
- Dude ban all the fucking sellers already, how hard is it?
We will explain in detail why it's nearly impossible to stop fake accounts and why it's useless to ban them. Let's get straight to the point: professional spammers own hundreds of Kik usernames and email addresses, and have access to hundreds of different IP addresses through proxies. Banning a username, email, or IP is rather inefficient, because the spammer can just use any of the others they own.
We hope this makes it clear for everyone why bots can't be stopped with bans, it's the reality we have to deal with. Just so you know, we are banning dozens of accounts every day, but it's a take-one-down and put-another-one-up situation.
Also to combat the huge amount of bots, we need a captcha system
It seems like a good idea on paper, but captchas are rather useless. Professional spammers use sophisticated software to solve captchas. Also, there are online services that spammers can use where humans solve the captchas for money. Spammers can also pay Virtual Assistants to create their profile and solve the captchas. Currently, we already have a captcha on the website, which helps in some way, but it wont stop the advanced spammers.
- have a human verified thing before putting ur profile up
- ID VERIFICATION
- Allow some sort of verification process to get rid of the bots and fakes
This would be a good idea if KikFriender could hire a team to verify accounts 24/7, but this is currently out of our budget. We'd need people working 'round the clock to verify accounts, and users would get impatient and frustrated waiting for their account to be verified.
You can ask volunteers to help you because it's not easy for this forum to do it 24 hours a day with all the different timezones.
Volunteer moderators would definitely help to clean up the website. This is the best idea so far.
The option to say whether you are buying/selling nudes.
In a utopian world this would be a good idea as well, but in reality spammers would avoid using this option. The best would be to have volunteer moderators flagging seller accounts. With this, we could make a section for sellers, and a section for non-sellers.
The main solution we're seeing for now is to have a more thorough verification process to weed out fakes and bots. Also having a flagging system to separate the seller accounts. This would definitely help in managing bots, spammers, fakes, and sellers. But for this we'll need volunteer moderators.
We're also brainstorming other ideas, but we can't reveal them just yet. We know how the fake bots can be annoying, and we hope the ideas we're brainstorming will reduce the amount of them.
Stay tuned for the following months, KikFriender will undergo some major updates!
This is definitely an issue that needs to be addressed. As a user, you want to be seen by as many people, and currently this means being at the front or top of the list. The only way to do this is to delete your profile and post it again every time, because if you don't, you'll disappear in the nether burried deep down the pages.. We understand this is very annoying, and can even result in a ban if you do it too often. Also, deleting your profile means that you lose all the stats and comments and photos associated to your profile.
Bumping your profile might seem like an obviously easy thing to do, but let's walk it through.
- bump your profile to the top every 24 hours
- bump our profile like every 8 hours
- Top of the page after 12 hours
- every few days or something
- Maybe a once or twice daily thing??
- even if it is every 2 hours
- every 3 or so days. That would be great..
- every 4 hours
- bump an account after 6 or 12 hours would be amazing
- have a once a week bump button
- every 2 or 3 houres
- give us the option to bump every 5 hours or so
- Being able to post your profile every hour
This is the first obstacle. How often should a user be allowed to bump his profile? As you can see, no one can agree on the frequency. If it's every hour, or too frequently, the website will be in chaos and unusable, because people would constantly be bumping their profile. Also, bots and spammers would abuse this system. But waiting one week to be able to bump your profile might be too long. So we need to find a middle ground or a way for people to bump their profile, without abusing it.
- When you update your profile put it at the top
- Definitely bump user to top every login
- Bump profile to top every login
This would be way too easy, and there would be constant war to fight for first place. Also, bots and spammers would have a major advantage.
- I think a bump system would allow bots/sellers to abuse their profiles more
- I realize people (and bots) would spam
Yes, this is exactly what we're afraid of. We need to find a system that allows users to bump their profile while limiting the abuse from bots and spammers.
Free 10 min profiles
Nothing is free my friend.
Maybe have like watch an advertisement to move it back to the top.
We like this idea, it would be a win-win for users and KikFriender.
This is one of the top features that needs to be implemented. How we will do it is still unknown. We want to give a fair advantage to our users. You shouldn't wait too long before being able to bump your profile, but it shouldn't be too frequent so bots and spammers don't abuse it and the website becomes chaotically unusable.
Some ideas that were proposed: watch an advertisement to bump profile; earn points by doing tasks on the website and spend these points on bumps; have a limit on how many times an account can bump. These are good ideas that we'll take into consideration.
We can't wait to bring this feature to you, and you probably can't wait either! This will be a major update for KikFriender, and a long awaited one. We hope to find a solution that will please the majority of you, because pleasing everyone is usually an impossible task.
I think the solution to this, is for all you Apple users out there, ditch your phone and buy a mobile with Android 👍
😂 we're obviously kidding. In all seriousness, if any iOS user is reading this, please contact us so we can try to work together and correct this bug.
We tested on various browsers on a Windows PC as well as on Android, but we have no way of testing on iOS or Safari browser. It's really weird that it works everywhere except on there. So again, contact us and we'll collaborate to correct this bug. It shouldn't take too long.
A search function would definitely be a great tool to help users find profiles they're interested in. Filter by age, gender, and location would be the basic filters. Later on, we could imagine implementing a filter on sexual orientation, etc. Stay tuned for the search function! We're adding this on our to-do list.
Currently, the leaderboards are a bit outdated. They work with the number of "likes" on your profile, and the leaderboards are ordered by the highest number of likes. Because KikFriender is 5 years old and a lot of older profiles had time to accumulate more likes, this creates an imbalance in which old inactive profiles are at the top of the leaderboard, and newer profiles have a harder time to get ranked.
Introducing a weekly/monthly leaderboard would be more interesting, as we're sure you're all tired of seeing the same top profiles on the "Hot" sections month after month. This would also give everybody an equal opportunity to get featured.
We love this idea and really don't know why we didn't think of it earlier. This is definitely going on our list of features to implement. You'll be able to see who's active and who last logged in.
We agree. KikFriender is now 5 years old, and a lot of people who posted their profile over the years are no longer active on Kik. We might delete profiles who are a couple of years old, or perhaps a better solution would be to filter by when the user was last active. This way, active profiles would get more views, and old inactive profiles would be ignored.
Also, the old profiles have had a lot of time to accumulate "likes" on their profile and thus appearing higher in the "Hot" categories. Because of this, it is hard for newer profiles to get noticed, which is why we might implement a weekly and monthly board. Right now, it's almost a "5-year board", as the "Hot" category is never updated, but with a weekly and monthly leaderboard, it could give new profiles a chance to be seen.
Thanks for letting us know the local maps was broken. We weren't aware that the API used to detect someone's location was not working anymore. We switched API, and now locations work better. The local maps should be fixed now, and show the most recent users.
Let us leak videos like we can pics
It is a very good idea and one we wanted to implement. Unfortunately, since videos are very big in file size and that file storage is expensive, we can't host videos. We would pay for storage if KikFriender had the budget for it, but we don't. Also, since videos in the leaked section would be adult oriented, not a lot of public services would accept hosting these adult videos.
If someone knows of a good free service to host adult videos, contact us and we'll implement this feature.
A way to be notified of comments to our page
Great idea, we'll add this to our list of new features.
Want to be able to save profiles
Good idea, being able to add profiles to your favorites. We'll add this feature on the list.
I don't get it?? Can you only post profile once per email??
Yes, since you login using your email, you can only have one account per email. This is also a measure to prevent spamming.
Have a go to profile button
There is one already. If you're on mobile, click on the menu button (top-right corner), click on your username, and then "My Profile".
How can I know to which list I appear? Meaning dirty kik guys or hot dirty kik guys etc. Also how is the order to which the profile appear on the search results determined? Do I renew my position somehow?
When you create your profile, you have the option to be on the clean or dirty section (this is selected with the checkbox "I want to send or receive dirty Kik sexting").
The "hot" category orders the profiles by the number of likes on the profile. So, the more likes you have, the higher at the top you appear in the "hot" category.
All the other categories are ordered by the most recent profiles. Newly created profiles appear at the front. As of now, the position can't be renewed, but we'll be working on a function that will allow you to bump your profile to the top.
Would like to be able to see my posted username when I load it in. Not sure who if anyone sees it
If you can log in using your email, that means your profile was created and people can see your username. To see your profile, click on the menu button (top-right corner), click on your username, and then "My Profile".
be able to verify with an email more than once
To prevent spamming, we can't allow to create multiple profiles with the same email. Also, your email is used to login, so one email is associated to only one account.
More detailed profiles.
We're not sure what you mean, you can contact us and tell us what you'd like to see on profiles.
Bring back the random button
Ok, sure we can add it back, we weren't sure if anyone used the random button. Plus, there's a lot of old inactive profiles from years ago, so the random button has a high chance of giving you an inactive profile.
Have it so we can see the most recent users first? Or an option to do so, thx
This is on by default, new users always appear at the front. Except in the "hot" category, where users are listed in the order of the number of likes on their profile.
Maybe make a way to switch from dirty to clean and back depending on which one you want
We'll have to think of a way to implement this. The reason we don't want to do this, is because someone could create a dirty profile, upload nude pictures, then switch their preference to clean chat. This would result in the clean board having nude pictures and it would be complicated to manage.
i am felling alone
Loneliness can be dreadful. We're not psychologists, but we hope KikFriender can help you connect with other people.
HELLO THERE IM SO BORED AND LONELY KIK ME NOW
Hopefully KikFriender makes you feel less bored and lonely
Make this website not completely shit.
This is a sick 🤮 website delete it
Thanks and no
Thanks for all the positive compliments, it means a lot that you're enjoying the website.
Stay tuned for the following months as we'll be deploying some major updates!
We understand that ads and pop-ups can be annoying, but this is the only way we can keep the website free for our users. There's lots of bills to pay, and a lot of time is put into maintaining the website in good order. If we wanted, we could put a lot more ads on the website and earn more money with it, but we try to keep it user friendly and not flood the pages with ads. Also, pop-ups should only appear maximum once every 15 minutes. So on average, you should only see a pop-up once every time you visit the website. If you see it more often, contact us since there's maybe a bug.
If you have more ideas, suggestions, bug reports, or just general feedback, don't hesitate to contact us, we're here to listen and bring you the best experience possible.
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