Since we’re rebuilding milkboys from scratch we’d like to get your feedback on some questions regarding the design and content of both the blog & the board.
I wanted to give the blog a completely new and fresh design but the one I had in mind turned out to be a bit iffy and doesn’t work well with the newest version of the blog software. That’s why I quickly put together this temporary rainbow design. Quite a few people seem to actually like this though.
This one is pretty straightforward: How do you feel about naked dudes on the blog? This was always a bit of controversy because some folks felt embarrassed when other people saw them scrolling past a dick while others argued that stuff like that is to be expected and that the blog should just be viewed in private. A middle ground would be to blur these kinda saucy pictures until you actually click on them, giving up a bit of comfort & looks.
On the old board everything was hidden until you’d sign up for an account. On one hand this guarantees a certain degree of privacy but on the other it might keep a considerable amount of people from checking out the board and keeping information from people who might not be able or dare to register for one reason or another.
Russia’s recently introduced laws against ‘gay propaganda’ sparked controversy all over the world. When Irish singer Hoizer chimed in with his own protest song the people listened. A lot. His song Take me to Church was streamed over 87 million times on Spotify, making it the platform’s most successful single of 2014. The song, which was nominated for Song of the Year at the Grammys, did very well as a video too, it was viewed more than 40 million times on YouTube.
Hozier said: ‘The song was always about humanity at its most natural, and how that is undermined ceaselessly by religious [organizations] and those who would have us believe they act in its interests. What has been seen growing in Russia is no less than nightmarish, I proposed bringing these themes into the story and [director Brendan Canty] liked the idea.’
- Latvian Foreign Minister announces via Twitter that he is gay
- Tabloid outs French far-right politician Florian Philippot as gay
- Bill in US state would allow doctors to refuse treating gays patients
- Are you born that way? New study make a step towards the answer
- Many straights in favour of gay rights… until they have to see them
- NSA plans to secretly introduce flaws into communication systems
- Long list of sex acts, incl. fisting, spanking now banned in UK porn
- US ISPs throttle encryption making web less neutral & everyone less safe
- Study shows that hard work getting you out of poverty is a myth
- Single adults banned from park in UK – in case they are a paedophile
This short is about Gabe, a late bloomer whose attempts to impress Shane, a more mature classmate, get him into a hairy situation.
Hej everyone, thanks to some very generous & helpful folks (you know who you are) we’re back! :) I’ll try to keep this post as short as possible to get you into the loop about what’s happening and what’s going to happen next.
After technical difficulties with our server were getting worse every day (to the point were we had to manually fickle around in MySQL databases several times a day just to keep the site running) we decided to make a clean cut and switch to a better (yet cheaper) server. Alas almost everything that could have gone wrong did indeed go wrong and we were left without access to the files on the old server. We do have a backup but… the archive is corrupt because the old server apparently choked once again in the very moment the last backup was transferred.
For Blog Readers
It hurts to do this but it looks like we’re left with no other choice than starting from scratch and leave behind the last seven years of content. I will try to save whatever I can from the broken backup but I can’t promise anything. To a fresh start then, hey? If you saved any substantial amount of pictures from the old blog, please let us know!
The design and setup of the blog is by no means final, I’m still in the process of setting everything up, I just didn’t want to let you guys wait even more. When everything is done this site should look better than ever, give you more pretty stuff to look at and new ways to interact with us and each other.
For Board Users
Losing the blog content sucks. Losing what you created on the board over the years sucks even more. I’m incredibly sorry about this. The board will be back up very soon and on the positive side of things you’ll get the newest version of the board & chat software right away. We’ll keep you updated on Twitter!
For Bloggers & Webmasters
I’ve decided to start with a clean sheet regarding our link list. If you have a queer blog or site and want us to link you just put up a link to us (milkboys.net now, not .org!) and send us your link here. We’ll get in touch with you if we have further questions.