Hey Everybody, I own a pligg site and I am very seriously considering switching to Hotaru for obvious and not so obvious reasons. I have a few questions about the functionality of Hotaru for users of my site. First, one part of my site that is important to me and my users is the ability to "skip" step one during submission (for you non-pligg users, that's entering a URL), which gives the person a way to write and submit an original story or article. I read that you can set permissions for certain users to post without a URL, but since I have not tested Hotaru yet, is it possible to allow ALL users to write and submit original stories ALONGSIDE the bookmarking function, without giving them admin status? Basically, I'd just like people to have the ability to skip the URL requirement if they wanted to write some original content, but without having to rely on the "magazine" plugin I read about. Next, and this may sound silly, but is Hotaru as simple and user friendly as Pligg is? I'm not a developer, and this seems like a great CMS for someone like myself. I have been successful at heavily modifying pligg modules, css, php etc., and I'm just wondering if this is as user friendly as pligg is for a non-tech person such as myself. Next, I have built a referral program for my pligg site that I believe to be one of a kind (haven't released it yet, though), yet absolutely believe it won't work on Hotaru because of heavy DB changes and changes to revenue sharing modules and such. It functions similar to the Xomba referral program (further splitting the revenue sharing plug in to work between three parties if the user was referred by someone). Is there an existing plugin available for Hotaru that is similar? Finally, are all of those plugins really free?... I paid really good money for things like the "post images" plugin (called "auto images" or "auto thumb" on pligg), bad behavior plugin, etc. Surely, I am missing something about the price of these plugins and templates, right? Sorry for the long post! Thanks everybody!