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Tresayre
Tresayre  (Level: 81.6 - Posts: 362)
Mon, 24th Nov '08 8:10 PM

PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP

I have been a member since February and I upgraded to platinum as I get a lot of pleasure from Sploofus. However, I don't really understand what extra benefits there are.
Perhaps I don't really understand all of the site that well. Any takers in offering advice?

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 135.1 - Posts: 21588)
Mon, 24th Nov '08 8:55 PM

This is a "touchy" thing and has been talked about before. The bottom line is that one advantage of being "Platinum" is being able to author the puzzles. Platinum also give one unlimited attempts at doing WR/WM. Other things have been promised and hopefully they will materialize but have not to this point. If I have forgotten any advantage other than "support of the site", sure someone will call me on it-Linda There are many more advantages over nonpaying members but advantages between Gold and Platinum pretty much do not exist.

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Mon, 24th Nov '08 8:57 PM

FREE:
Banner Ads
Author trivia quizzes
Limited wagering (I think until Level 2)
Cannot start a thread but can participate in one
1 Wordpuzzle per week
3 Wordrounds and WordMatches per hour

GOLD:
No Banner Ads!
Author unlimited trivia quizzes!
Access the Wager Token System!
Larger Leaderboards!
Space for up to 30 friends!
Full chat and message board access!
Unlimited WordPuzzles!
10 WordRounds per hour!
Enhanced user profile system!
Enhanced Trivia Quiz tools and stats!
Enhanced player support!


PLATINUM:
Platinum membership card (not really)
Personalized favorites page (not really)
No Banner Ads!
Author unlimited trivia quizzes!
Access the Wager Token System!
Larger Leaderboards!
Space for up to 100 friends!
Sploofus player-to-player messaging! (Is that PM'ing? anyone can do that)
Customizable icon
Platinum "Now Playing" name highlight (Not Really)
Unlimited WordRounds per hour!
Unlimited WordPuzzles!
Enhanced user profile system! ??
Enhanced Trivia Quiz tools and stats!
Priority support!
Able to write Wordpuzzles

I think that's it




bigdavy
Bigdavy  (Level: 140.7 - Posts: 539)
Mon, 24th Nov '08 9:06 PM

As you can see from the above list, "Unlimited Word Puzzles" is available at both the Gold and Platinum levels.

FYI (and this is a sore spot for some members), "Unlimited Word Puzzles" really means 2-per-day, which is the maximum number currently available (launched at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET). It doesn't mean an infinite number. "Unlimited" just means you aren't limited to the 1-per-week which is available to non-paying members.

Back in the day, I think the Platinum level was created as a way for Sploofus-lovers to contribute more to the costs of operating the site. There are very few additional rewards for this level. Maybe that will change eventually.

Here's another benefit: Lovely purple background on your chat postings!

- bigdavy

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 24th Nov '08 9:06 PM

You forgot the most important one....
Gold Members get a gold background on their messages
Platinum Messages get a BLUE background on their messages
So everyone KNOWS you're a Platti Member

And you get to write "special" Word Puzzles

bigdavy
Bigdavy  (Level: 140.7 - Posts: 539)
Mon, 24th Nov '08 9:07 PM

(Or is it lilac?)

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 24th Nov '08 9:09 PM

BigDavy....
Like most men, you appear
to be oblivious to color!!!!
Or is it just me????

resolsufoolps
Resolsufoolps  (Level: 20.7 - Posts: 95)
Mon, 24th Nov '08 9:09 PM

Hello fellow sploofusers! This was also discussed last August I noticed. The link to put in your web browser follows:

http://www.sploofus.com/bbs_detail.sp?post=107439&cID=7

Tresayre
Tresayre  (Level: 81.6 - Posts: 362)
Mon, 24th Nov '08 9:13 PM

Thanks.
Thought I was going to go through some "portal" when I became Platinum and magic things would happen, but they didn't!..... like joining a special club!!!!!
I guess I've kept pretty much to myself over the last few months, trying to fathom out this site. Not sure if I'd author word puzzles as I'm not great at those. I did write a few quizzes when I first joined, but got side tracked with the new things on the site around the middle of the year. I still seem to make mistakes when I author quizzes so hope the 5 new ones I have just written will go through okay.
Judy


tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 214.8 - Posts: 4413)
Mon, 24th Nov '08 9:22 PM

Platinum members get 25 guesses at the WTHAIs, Gold members get 15 and non-paying members get 5.

-- Geri

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 161.6 - Posts: 5414)
Mon, 24th Nov '08 9:23 PM

Hi Judy. Don't be discouraged if you get your quiz back for corrections. Writing quizzes is not as easy as it looks and it's a learning process we all struggle with. Just study the SQAG thoroughly and follow it as faithfully as you can. Each time you write a quiz it gets easier I think. (I hope!)



oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 1935)
Mon, 24th Nov '08 10:05 PM

I think it's Periwinkle blue, that is blue with a touch of mauve

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Mon, 24th Nov '08 10:09 PM

Don't forget that Gold and Platinum members get to access the new "Island" forum, and hang out at the Coconut Grove bar by the seashore under the swaying palms.

~Bev

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Mon, 24th Nov '08 10:23 PM

Oh.. right Bev.. I forgot about "The Island".. just like everyone else seems to have lol

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Tue, 25th Nov '08 5:26 AM

I'd prefer currulian blue. How do you like that one, Rowlanda dear.


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