One more update to GirlsAskGuys, one more myTake. This time our goal was to try and address some of the community feedback we got on a few existing features to continue improving the experience for all of you. Here are the highlights of today's update:
Bringing back an alternative
When the ability to permanently delete a question was introduced, it had certain limitations so people wouldn't overuse it and to preserve good content. That left some of you without the option to get rid of something you might not want to see attached to your profile anymore.
This is why you'll now be able to disavow such questions when they can't be deleted. It'll work exactly the same as before and it will only be available for those situations in which you can't delete a question.
Being able to ask a question, add an opinion or share a myTake anonymously is a great way to allow people to express themselves freely and one of the cornerstones of the GirlsAskGuys experience. But this feature has also been abused and used to harass other members.
We're introducing a change to the way blocking an anonymous user works to remedy that. From now on, whenever you block an anonymous user who might have added an opinion or even an anonymous asker after a nasty reply on an opinion of yours, that user will be permanently blocked from interacting anonymously with you.
Really Private Opinions
To make the Private Opinions feature more useful and safe for our community, we decided that they don't belong in the question pages, but in the asker and opinion owner Private Messages inbox.
Adding a Private Opinion will trigger a message and start a private conversation between the opinion owner and the asker. Just keep in mind all privacy settings and other messaging rules still apply.
Improving the app
Last but not least, we have heard your feedback and introduced Private Messages in the app earlier this week for iOS and yesterday for Android. The My Conversations section is now also available there and we have reviewed how you add an opinion to make it even easier and more intuitive.
Don't worry, we're listening and will keep working hard to improve our app experience.