Great news everyone. I have added some social networking features to the site. By no means is this meant to be a replacement to the big social sites. This is just an attempt to enhance ZeissImages and make it easier for you to communicate with others about photography.
Here is how it works.
There are several ways to befriend other members. One way is to use the newly redesigned member list page at www.leicaimages.com/members.php and scroll through the list of names. There you will see the button to add the member as a friend. Clicking on the button will send an invite to the person you wish to befriend. Once they accept, you will then be connected.
By the way, the new members page offers some search features and new sorting capabilities.
Another way to befriend someone is to view his or her profile. You will see the Add Friend link on the page for that user. Clicking on the link will also send an invite.
Under the My Menu options at the top of the page, you will now see a link to My friends ( www.leicaimages.com/myfriends.php ). This will list all your friends and give you the opportunity to see their friends, send a PM or break the friend relationship.
So, what can I do with this ? Well, for now, when yo view your friends list, you can click at the top of the page and view all photos in one gallery taken by your friends.
Some other features in the works wold be the ability to email all your friends at once, see what they are posting ion the gallery, see their forum posts, see their market ads and much more.
This is just the first step. So please be patient while I enable other features.