As December moves along, we're going to be adding a lot of stuff (we hope) but two things are just about ready for prime time - and that's how you can help.


If you look on your dashboard now you see there is some generic 'referrer' information, but that is really just a placeholder so we could figure out what we want.    I think it's almost ready to go.   If you want to check it out, you have to be logged in and go to   It won't work from your dashboard yet because we want to make sure it functions the way it should.    If you aren't getting as many readers as you would like, this gives you a starting point.   We have links to all of the social media sites on each article and getting out in the broad science community helps also.

It will only work if you have written articles or blogs, this isn't for seeing who has visited your profile or anything like that, but rather just a way to see who reads you and where they come from.


Sometimes you want to leave a message for another person but not necessarily in an article or a blog - when Justin Gerke at Redneck Genetics got a swanky new PhD, for example, the obvious thing to do was heckle him for doing all that hard work, but there was no way.  Oops.  So we have created a 'corkboard', which is basically a way to leave a message on a user's profile that can be seen by they and their friends.    It's more permanent than a chat message or email and also fairly public.    Look for it tomorrow.   If we don't like it, we can always yank it back out.

Up next ...

Revenue screen and reader stats hooked into the ad server - bet you didn't know you could make money at this, did you?   Well, you can.   Quite a lot, actually.
Tracking articles you didn't write.  Just because you may want to see comments on an article even if they aren't replies to your comments.

Polls inside articles.  Sure, this isn't essential but I like the idea of being able to put up a poll inside a blog or article.

There's more, and then a lot of clean up work, mostly in the Profile screens, but that's all I can remember at the moment.

P.S.  And if you want email notification for replies to comments or when someone comments on an article, let me know.  I am in love with the comment tracker but I get that not everyone visits as often as I do.

P.P.S.  Click on that Shell ad in the right sidebar.   We don't get any more money if you do but they love that stuff.