Yuku is currently in the process of Beta-testing a new Profile System. As a "premier" member of YUKU, I've recently had a little "Christmas present" icon appear at the top of my screen that says "Just for You." If this appears on your screen, it is an invitation to upgrade your profile to the new system. At this point, I am choosing not to do so. The new profiles are still very much in the testing phase, and there are a LOT of bugs that still have to be worked out. I am hoping to avoid a potential "Board Crisis" that some other YUKU boards are reportedly experiencing with early mass conversion to the new profiles, which is why I'm featuring this topic and making the following statement:
Because of the many issues that these new profiles face, I am personally recommending to everyone that you do not convert your profile to the new new profile system at this time.
However, I fully believe that once the bugs are worked out, the new YUKU profiles will be very cool. In a nutshell, the new YUKU profiles will allow you to have a page setup similar to Myspace or Facebook, with a lot more customizable content. Here's a look at some of the new features:
& here is more info on what the new profiles will contain:
In case you didn't read the link, let me repeat: Once you upgrade your Profile to the new system, You Cannot Go Back To Your Old Profile. If receive an invitation to upgrade, or in case you'd like to try out and help "beta-test" the new profiles, I would highly recommend that you create a new "test" profile and upgrade that profile first, before upgrading your current profile. Tutorials on how to use the new profiles can be found here:
If you'd like to view the New Profile Feedback Forum (for a complete list of the bugs and other complaints), go here, but be prepared for a lot of venting:
There is currently no timetable set for when the new profile system will be pushed out to the entire YUKU community, and currently conversion to the new profile system is completely voluntary. The only thing I can gather is that it appears that the new profiles are still many, many months away.
I will try and answer your questions as best I can, and I will keep everyone posted to the best of my abilities on any future developments.