Hi Laura! A couple of questions:
First of all, is there a way to make it so that switching between the Activity – Profile – Friends – Groups tabs (on a user profile) does not require re-loading the entire page each time? The NaNoWriMo website does this really well — if you’re not familiar with the site, feel free to go look at my profile as an example: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/509843
Secondly, it would be really helpful if it were possible to search other writers based on the genres they write (and/or the genres they read). I know about the “add similar writers as friends and then search among them” suggestion, but it’s a clunky method that requires a lot of legwork in terms of manually sorting through potential crit partners in order to add them as friends — at which point, you might as well not bother with searching. And what if you write more than one genre and just want to search people who write a specific one? At any rate, for what my two cents are worth, a genre-sorting search option would be great. 🙂
Thanks so much for your help!