I very rarely keep the Postloop community informed on my future plans for Postloop. This is primarily because I rarely know very far in advance what is to come for Postloop. Generally speaking, I brainstorm improvements or take in suggestions from our users, add it to a list, and do it "when I get to it". I have a number of items that are coming down the pipe at Postloop, and I thought that you would appreciate knowing what is coming yourself. Aside from the first item, New Design, these are in no particular order. New design - Complete This is what is currently under development and the "next big thing" that you will see at Postloop. It will not be a significant change by any means, but it will be noticeable. Most of the changes will be done to the homepage. Our current homepage feels very cluttered, unprofessional, and hard to follow for newcomers. The new homepage will be much cleaner, easier to follow, and will also contain a introduction video for writers. The video is under production right now by another company and is the last piece that we are waiting on before releasing the new design. It is hard to gauge when all of this will be ready, as we are currently waiting for the video which is out of our control. If I had to guess, the design and video will be ready within the next 2-4 weeks. Phase two of user profiles 1.5 months ago, I gave our users the ability to set up a profile to tell us a little more about them and what they are interested in. The plan is to give site owners the ability to fine tune their writer pool by only targeting writers who fit into the audience that they are targeting. This second phase requires significant planning and development and is still in process. Track points earned from Referral's purchases on charts You are currently able to chart your referral activity here. You can chart the number of clicks your referral link receives, the number of referrals who register under you, and the number of points that you receive from those referrals. That number of points only includes points earned by referrals who are contributing content. It does not include points earned by referrals who purchase points, however, you do receive points from referrals who complete purchases. I intend to add this amount to the chart as well. Add page for each site listed at Postloop for discussion amongst the owner and writers Automatically approve deposits from our established site owners - Complete Infraction System This one is not exciting and not fun to talk about, I know. There is a strong need to better organize, streamline, and manage rule violations at Postloop. It is currently a very manual process with little visibility and history for both Postloop staff and Postloop members. I plan to implement a system for infractions of varying levels of severity and suspension periods. The process currently involves me manually tracking who breaks what rules and how often. If somebody is a repeat offender, they receive a permanent ban. I hate to apply permanent bans unless absolutely necessary and would rather use temporary suspensions. A new infraction system would allow for that. Statistics enhancements for site owners I have plans to add some more details and better breakdown of statistics for our site owners. For site owners with multiple sites, I'd like to provide the ability to break down post receive/money spent on a per site basis. I would also like to provide more insight into the number of writers who are participating at each site. Lastly, I would like to provide these numbers in a table or raw text format for those who like to look at numbers or wish to export them for their own analysis. Add global statistics and charts I would like to give our members a way to see how the overall Postloop world is doing. I'd like "top 10 writers", "most active site", "highest rated writers", etc. Provide indicator for writers to see which of their ratings received are currently "active" - Complete Ratings expire. It's not always easy to look at your ratings received and figure out which are being included in the calculation and which are not. I plan to add a visual queue to the ratings received page to show you exactly which of your ratings are currently being factored into your personal average. Give site owners the ability to close their site(s) to new subscribers without disabling the site For sites that have been listed for a long time at Postloop, gathering a significant number of subscribers along the way, it can sometimes be difficult to keep the number of posts/comments received to a minimum. For a site owner looking for only a few posts per day, this is extremely difficult with a large and growing number of subscribers. I'd like to provide some way to handle this, and giving the option to hold off new subscribers while still allowing existing subscribers to earn is my current solution. I am not crazy about the idea, and the implementation may change. It will be addressed with something though. Allow users to send any points from referrals to their reserved balance as opposed to primary balance Add email notification when referral is received Integrate primary postloop.com accounts with Postloop Support Forum accounts Notify site owners when points are running low, before they run out Potential feature regarding "moderating duty, design work, odd jobs, article writing, etc." Read more about this and provide feedback on it here Do not be surprised if more features are added which are not in this list. This is by no means a complete list, and the development at Postloop is very fluid. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please let me hear them!