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Bigger benefits are coming soon ... especially for active members

Mar 8th 2013 at 12:01 PM

We are excited to announce that over the next few weeks (or so), several improvements will be made to a number of features within IM faceplate.

Facepoints

The entire facepoints system is getting a bit of an overhaul.  Some changes will be made to the way in which members earn facepoints, but more noteworthy are the benefits that will be added or improved upon.  We will also attempt to simplify it a bit to make it a little easier to grasp.  If you have been left wondering in the past - "what are facepoints good for, and how can I use them?" ... then these updates should help with that too! :)

 

Articles

Did you know that IM faceplate members have published over 23,000 articles so far!  This is quite incredible and we wanted to focus some time improving this section of the site.

You see, with this many aritcles, it can also make it a bit challenging for members that are trying to get their articles read.  It is also a little tricky to find the really good articles among the ones that are more of a sales page than a true article.

Now, even though we have had guidelines in place since the start, we will be the first to admit that we haven't really scrutinized the articles all that much in the past, and this has resulted in many articles being posted in the article directory that are not really articles (they are more sales pages than anything else)

So, here's what we are doing ...

When a member writes an article, they will now need to specify whether they want to submit the article for approval or not.

An article that is being written solely for publishing on one's faceplate does NOT need to be submitted for approval and does not need to follow the same strict guidelines as those that are being submitted for approval in the article directory of the site.  In other words, you can still publish an article that is more "sales-y", but just don't submit it for approval.

In a nutshell ... articles that conform to the guidelines can be submitted for approval, and if approved, they will appear in the article directory of the site ... while articles that are not submitted for approval (or they are rejected by our staff) will NOT be indexed and will NOT show up in the article directory - but they will still show up on that member's faceplate.

When will this take effect?

Articles that are not approved will be dropped from the article directory sometime in April (we will see how things go).  So, it's important that every member take a few minutes and review their articles to see if they meet the guidlines and then click the little checkbox to submit for approval if they want their article to be included in the article directory.

What are the guidelines for article approval?

When you add a new article (or edit an existing one), there is a big blue box at the top with the guidelines.  All members are asked to read this even if they have in the past, because we have updated the guidelines to be less ambiguous ... it's pretty cut and dry now :)

 

Pro Membership

The Pro membership will also be getting a little attention as we look to provide even greater value to those members that have chosen to upgrade their account.

 

Other tidbits

We are always looking to improve the site and it's functionality.  Most of these little updates are not specifically announced but rather present themselves as little surprises :)

Please feel free to let us know your thoughts and feedback on any updates we make, since we really do value the opinion of our members.  And if you have a suggestion ... pass it along and we'll see what we can do.

 

And with that ... we wish you a great weekend!

 

Tyler Huculak & Kramer Huculak
Owners/developers
Logiscape Technologies Inc.

23 comments
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Apr 9th 2019 at 6:04 AM by bryceknielsen
I notice this is the most recent news update, 6 years later, but I am definitely interested in looking into posting articles on this site. Thanks for all the features and everything on here.
   

Jul 25th 2018 at 4:54 AM by caryswgn
My Goodness this news is so outdated 2013 we are now in 2018 is there not any new news to report on about IM FacePlte? Just saying as a long time member from 2011 and a Pro Member off and on :)
   
Dec 6th 2015 at 9:29 PM by GTBulmer
Attention Tyler and Kramer: December 6, 2015 - IM faceplate has almost completely been overrun with spammers. Monitoring and control is needed. Is there anything that can be done about this? Look at the Discussion groups - it's all spam now. :(
   
May 12th 2015 at 10:01 AM by inertia4
I haven't been here in a long time now. But I like seeing how the site lets us know what is going on.
   
Jan 28th 2015 at 2:04 AM by basrimk
Thanks, excellence information.
   
Aug 12th 2014 at 4:04 PM by iddigger
Because they never follow through with this is one reason I downgraded :)
   
Jul 18th 2014 at 12:25 PM by jneilson
One thing that need improvment is the spotlite . . getting an image to look good in it is very difficult.. needs a better interface so we can make the spotlite work.
   
Apr 29th 2014 at 8:55 PM by AnthonyBPalmer
Thanks for the update.
   
Apr 18th 2014 at 11:15 PM by jgarrette
Thanks for the update
   
Jan 3rd 2014 at 1:00 PM by yogesh4u
Changes are part of our life... hope it is good for all.
   
Nov 3rd 2013 at 8:22 PM by shop4cheap
I'm glad to see changes coming to IMFaceplate . It was getting a little boring in here and the article thing is good . People should understand that the faceplate is for selling and articles get people to your faceplate .
   
Jul 15th 2013 at 5:03 AM by marvin62
Thanks very much for sharing the updates,God Bless:))))
   
Apr 8th 2013 at 4:42 PM by manuelmikes
thanx I am glad I joined
   
Mar 25th 2013 at 3:07 PM by moderator
@ Terri The article approvals are most certainly not a way to get more members upgrading to PRO and are only being implemented because often times members are using the article module to post other types of content that are not really articles. The reality is that IMfaceplate is quite different from an article directory because it is first and foremost a social network. This means that members might want to publish something on their faceplate that is really not a true article and therefore we can accommodate every circumstance. I hope that helps to explain things a little better.
   
Mar 25th 2013 at 2:01 PM by TerriLPattioMLMmento
So how long will it take to get articles approved? I don't think this is really a good idea because most people on the site are promoting a business. I think this is more to get more people to upgrade to the pro version. I'm just saying gentlemen. Maybe I'm wrong if so I apologize to you.
   
Mar 20th 2013 at 2:12 AM by Siamak
Dear Tyler and Kramer, Thanks for the updates... We are looking forward to them ;)
   
Mar 10th 2013 at 8:15 PM by iddigger
Maybe I will find more use for this site now :) Every time I come here I see Favourite Motivational and Inspirational Quotes. That's not why I joined this site, I can find that on google for free :)
   
Mar 9th 2013 at 7:50 AM by mendy
These are good updates,Thanks.
   
Mar 8th 2013 at 11:35 PM by lifeonthenet7
This is a welcome move and will bring sanity to the article Directory. Only articles that meet the criteria will be published and indexed.Each member will be careful to write quality content articles. Thanks!
   
Mar 8th 2013 at 9:52 PM by myvision
Welcome anything new and improved, keeping pace with the developments in the industry.
   
Mar 8th 2013 at 4:58 PM by mrpthai
Thanks update good work good happy
   
Mar 8th 2013 at 2:55 PM by marvin62
Tyler,thanks very much for sharing this Imfaceplate update,God Bless:)))
   
Mar 8th 2013 at 2:01 PM by GTBulmer
Hello, Tyler and Kramer: Thanks for this notice of upcoming improvements to IM faceplate. It all looks great! I especially commend you for your steps to create a quality article directory. Keep up the good work! Much appreciated! GT :-)
   

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