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Kimmie7448  (Level: 19.9 - Posts: 362)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 12:05 AM


...hey, Sploof! How about a special 'Platinum' message board or section...just a thought.

:: ready for tomatoes to be thrown at any time ::

Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 12:45 AM

I don't know if that makes you a snob... maybe a though.

Kimmie7448  (Level: 19.9 - Posts: 362)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 12:51 AM

DEFINITELY a , no question.

Mindmonkey  (Level: 268.4 - Posts: 295)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 1:20 AM

It would be nice to have an actual chat room. I'd enjoy it and probably participate a bit. It wouldn't be nice to have one for an exclusive group of the paying members. I've never liked the concept of "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." Smacks of gated communites and the like.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 2:00 AM

I like us all mixed in elitism?

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 4:11 AM

Totally big happy family...

Bigbird  (Level: 236.3 - Posts: 3300)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 6:04 AM

Oooooh Bev - I love your fox. She indeed is the bushiest! And as for the subject at hand - live chat - yeah - with everyone. Alice

Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 9:07 AM

I second mindmonkey's emotion: live chatroom for the huddled masses yearning to chat free...!

Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 9:09 AM

Chickbref you look surprisingly like the lead singer from Duran Duran in that photo. Are you messing with Kimmie's head again?

Kimmie7448  (Level: 19.9 - Posts: 362)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 9:34 AM

People are ALWAYS messing with my head!

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 1:32 PM

We are NOT really all equal animals here - since Basic (free) membership does NOT include the ability to post messages here!

I understand that Justin needs to have some income, and there has to be certain perks that go with upgraded memberships. I am okay with all of this.

Just wanted to point out that a "Platinum Only" room would not be all that 'special' since this chat form is already Gold and Platinum only!

Joelwdonnal  (Level: 117.9 - Posts: 268)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 1:45 PM

Even though we do not intend to go Platinum, a Platinum room would be good - but.... do you want it strictly for Platinum "Viewing and responding" or just for "responding" - either way wouldn't be bad - we do believe that "Platinum" people should have some more special perks since they are paying quite a bit more then Gold and surely a lot more then "freebies".

Joel & Donna

Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 2:06 PM

Suze you clearly fail to grasp the nuances of status.

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 2:18 PM


I wasn't going for a picture of Simon from Duran Duran

I look like my husband's dream girl....(Elle that is)

Jedley  (Level: 34.2 - Posts: 278)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 2:34 PM

The Body
(who's Kelly?)

Tuzilla  (Level: 131.1 - Posts: 3769)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 3:25 PM

Chickie...go look at the picture on my profile page.

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 6:24 PM

ROTF Steve...

You truly are the photocrop MASTER...



Tuzilla  (Level: 131.1 - Posts: 3769)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 6:40 PM

moi??? you mean for that leetle picture of moi in my old job??? it's nuffin, nuffin at all.

Ladyvol  (Level: 203.0 - Posts: 5438)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 9:07 PM

I agree that Platnium members should have "perks" since they are paying more for their memberships. But as far as the chat goes I think it should be open to both Gold and Platnium members alike....If they start making things seperate for those elite few who have changed to platnium I'm afraid that there will be problems.....

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 9:13 PM

I like the chats the way they are. My decision to go platinum was not to have any perks. In fact, when I signed up, I didn't know there would be any at all so that was an added bonus. I went platinum to help sploofus keep this site up for all of us, whether we have stars upon thars or not.


Sun, 26th Feb '06 9:19 PM

I appreciate everyone who has stepped up to the plate and upgraded their accounts - both Gold and Platinum. One thing that I can not let Platinum do is tread on Gold. Perhaps the biggest benefit of Platinum is that, without the cash infusion it created, you may not be reading this right now. Sure, there are a few "perks" for Platinum members - but I think the real distinction is the tremendous amount of support that you have ALL shown. I can't create a rift between the Golds and the Plats. I hope that I have at least made a little bit of sense here.

But to be clear: Without those Platinum upgrades - we would be on one EXTREEEEEEEEEEMELY SLOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW server right now.

Tomorrow I will launch the *all new* Sploofus DIAMOND account.

It costs $1,000 for 6 months. No benefits, other than a very fancy icon.

Kidding, of course.

Linenlady  (Level: 159.1 - Posts: 306)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 9:28 PM

I think I like the idea of opening up the chat forum to everyone. It's wonderful to have Platinum and I chose it because I wanted to support a terrific site, but I was happy with Gold. It would also be a good thing to have many more Gold members. I think a real incentive to go Gold is to be able to talk to those people whose quizzes you have taken or who have taken your quizzes, or those you have contended with in Word Rounds. Rather than shutting ourselves away in a Platinum tower, it would probably be better to open the doors and speak with everyone.

Redbaron  (Level: 195.7 - Posts: 296)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 11:48 PM

Agreed with the special chat room for Platinums, and perhaps there should be a "live chat" (shout box style? sorry if my terminology is off; I'm in my 40s, you know...) for everyone, basic, gold and platinum alike?

I do think this chat forum should be kept to golds and platinums, though. This forum is archived and uses resources well beyond a shout-box style live chat. Having to pay to post here makes sense to me.


Redbaron  (Level: 195.7 - Posts: 296)
Sun, 26th Feb '06 11:52 PM

[Sorry to double-post...]

Sploof, I meant to say: I'm quite certain that the vast majority of folks who chose to go Platinum did it for exactly one reason: to support the site! The perks are a bonus, just that...I am enjoying the icons, though.


Tuzilla  (Level: 131.1 - Posts: 3769)
Tue, 28th Feb '06 1:56 PM

So the free lazyboys, beer and peanuts, hotline to Regis, Alex and Anne, secret decoder ring and the real number for 911 is strictly on the hush, hush, wink, wink, nod, nod Q.T???

Sundance1969  (Level: 140.5 - Posts: 74)
Tue, 28th Feb '06 3:03 PM

I like all you platinum folks, I would miss you if you went to your own board.

and can only play each other's quizzes

and only answer in the form of a question....

Mrsgc  (Level: 10.0 - Posts: 231)
Tue, 28th Feb '06 5:02 PM

I have a live chatroom on my site if anyone wants to use it. We tend to only be 2 - 6 people between 9pm to midnight GMT
Even then Sploofus is sometimes discussed.

Mellonhead  (Level: 1.8 - Posts: 22)
Thu, 2nd Mar '06 9:04 PM

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the Powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation".

Blah ... blah ... blah ...

"The history of the present Platinuum Members of Sploofus is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these Gold members. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world".

blah .... blah .... blah ....

"We, therefore, the Representatives of the Gold Members of Sploofus, in GENERAL CONGRESS assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the rectitude of our intentions, DO, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of this color, solemnly PUBLISH and DECLARE, That these United Gold Members are, and of Right, ought to be free and Independent Members; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the Platinum Crown, and that all political connection between them and the Platinum members, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that, as FREE and INDEPENDENT members, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which INDEPENDENT MEMBERS may of right do. AND for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor".

In other words ... IT'S ON!!!

We're tired of being knuckled under by you snobs, and consider this division of status to be a declaration of war. As such, we shall respond accordingly ... with swift and concise precision.

Okay ... now that i got that off my chest ...

Justin ... you're wrong, my friend. They paid more, they should get more. How are you cheating me? If Kimmie paid more than I did, she should get more than I do. Just like it is anywhere else.

Of course, when she gets her private Platinum board, she'll realize it's lonely at the top, and life just isn't the same without us Gold members.

Be careful what you ask for. You may get it.

Kimmie7448  (Level: 19.9 - Posts: 362)
Thu, 2nd Mar '06 9:24 PM

Never been lonely at the top BEFORE.

Mellonhead  (Level: 1.8 - Posts: 22)
Thu, 2nd Mar '06 10:21 PM

You'd miss us and you know it. We grow on you ... like a fungus.

Tuzilla  (Level: 131.1 - Posts: 3769)
Fri, 3rd Mar '06 8:03 AM

As a mountain backpacker, I have observed that the view from the top is often completely obscured by clouds.

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