What about an affiliate addon? Webmaster signs up, embeds or sends traffic to a video, visitor views it, they earn $(we set amount) per 1K views?
How do you imagine to fight with false clicks and traffic?
Biggest companies have trouble with it, spending fortune every year for new algorithms to secure against hackers and frauds.
Affiliate is fine when you sell products or services, but not for traffic or clicks due to high risk of false attacks.
This can be done. To avoid false ( bot ) traffic just apply the traffic counter to the player. Only credit user when video plays for x amount of time.
I'm in the process of rebuilding and designing a new template. Will you have major changes/updates for the new template system or can we expect all of the older functions of the templates to work?
Yes, the script will change a lot (even the database changes). The upgrade will be done as a migration, eg: i install new version and migrate your old data. This is required because a lot of stuff changes in the database. The template system will not change, except that there will be functions to easier build templates.
Mass edit, delete flag messages.
Because some visitors put dozens of videos non playing when media server is down and have to delete flag messages one by one.