I've heard that Friendster might start charging for their service. While this isn't terribly surprising, I would think they would try to work the kinks out of their system first. Last night, I received an email with the subject line " New Friendster message from **** - 10/18/03 10:33 PM". I went to check my account and there was no message. Of course, I check this morning and the message is there.
I tried to send a long response, but apparently Friendster thought I was typing too long and logged me out and threw away my response. After 15 minutes of aggravated retyping (into vim and cutting and pasting), I sent the message, verified that it was sent and forgot about it. A couple of hours later, I'm back online and check my messages. Not only does my reply not show up, neither does the original message! I suspect that when I connect they send me to a different server but they have poor data replication.
They want to charge for this service? This isn't the first time I've had issues with them.