One of this things discussed at the TT (and I hope I'm allowed to tell, that it wasn't a state secret) was that it might help speed up the application process, if as part of applying to a merchant, the affiliate provides a link to the site that he expects to put at least some of the merchants links. Also, maybe a description of how the affiliate expects to promote the merchant.

I personally don't know if this will help, I think if the merchant needs these things, then he should just request them in the application email and the affiliate will provide it in a responding email.

Anyway, this seems to be a good discussion to have, what the merhcants need from affiliates to quicken the approval process.