Over the next week we will see the launch of the RMv2 plus some more tidy ups and the start properly of the loyalty scheme.
There will hopefully be no major headaches but we will be keeping the existing ratings machine (now to be referred to as the old one) running for a period of time until members are happy enough with the switch over.
The RMv2 when launched will have full features ready to go such as ratings on one page etc plus downloads. Additionally there will be some new areas not currently available on the old ratings machine.
Your feedback will be invaluable during this period so keep it coming.
Another change will be the removal of the existing My Homepage - this has become outdated and basically useless as many parts of it no longer function as areas have been upgraded, it will be replaced with a members home area with links to all areas available to them as still many members dont seem to realise all the functions and facilities on offer to them as part of being a donator (our fault).
A large part of the work that will be done this week is to try and introduce a more user-friendly feel to the site, this will be followed up on consistently in November and we have projects planned for the System Builder also.
Also we have done some work on improving the look of the site to new visitors and this will be added too - this is to try and get better conversions, improve search engine ranking and generally create a better impression. At the moment a new user is faced with too many links stating 'donators feature' or whatever and not enough info on all thats available.
We have three new tools also approaching completion plus some massive additions to the System Builder being finalised, so its an exciting time for us all - this is only possible with members support, both through donations and feedback, so thank you. We do need to get more people on board but have had some good ideas and are working with some good people to hopefully improve significantly in this respect.
I shall post again soon. We are getting there.