As promised I will be adding more skins to the site throughout the week. Also, the Maddens and Old School skins have gotten makeovers. I will be posting updates about newly released skins at our Twitter account. Have a request for a new skin? Comment and let us know.
You can preview skins from the sidebar on the "Home" page or choose from the drop menu at the bottom of the screen. You must edit your preferences from the "My Account" section to keep your selection. Otherwise the skin may revert back to the default the next time you visit the site.
You can now download stories in an ePub version. Previously you had the option of a printable version or Word document. The ePub download link can be found on the the story's table of contents or on individual chapter pages.
Please let me know if you have any issues with this new feature.
I appreciate everyone taking the time to fill out our survey. My goal was to find ways to make the site more relevant and keep our members engaged. If you have not yet given your input, please click here to take the survey. I also welcome any comments or questions you guys may have and of course I am always willing to hear your thoughts and opinions.
A common theme I received from you are the lack of updates. At the same time, 67% of visitors identify as just readers, with only 13% claiming to always leave reviews. It's hard for an author to remain motivated when they do not receive feedback from their readers. I challenge all of you to take the time to leave a comment after you read a new story or chapter. Even if you have nothing worthwhile to say, telling an author that you appreciate their work or are looking forward to the next chapter will make a huge difference.
I will be working to implement some kind of rewards program for reviewers. I think this will help jump start reader participation and keep our authors motivated.
As for the future of this site, no major changes are planned (such as converting the site to a multi-band fandom). There are a few things I would like to try before making a complete overhaul of what our site is about. Some of you were interested in bringing back a site forum and introducing other site content to include news, photos, and other media.
For now, any feedback you would like to give us would be appreciated. This site is ultimately for you guys, and we want to try to make your stay here as fun as possible.