[UPDATED] BHW Member Levels

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Here's an updated table of what you're able to do at which level and with how many posts. If we've missed anything, let us know!

Permissions and benefitsRegistered MemberPremium MemberJr. VIPMarketplace Seller
Personalised home page feedNoYesYesYes
Custom Signature (up to 3 links OR 1 banner max size 728x90px)NoYesYesYes
Change username (once per year)NoYesYesYes
Respond to Hire A Freelancer and Want To Buy requestsNoYesYesYes
Open approved marketplace threadNoNoYesYes
Manage marketplace threadNoNoYesYes
Manage marketplace thread with Jr VIP partnerNoNoYesYes
Access to free MarketPlace review copies.NoNoYesYes
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CostsRegistered MemberPremium MemberJr. VIPMarketplace Seller
Annual MembershipFree$97$147$749
Submit marketplace thread for reviewn/an/aFreeFree
Open approved marketplace threadn/an/a$30$30
Annual marketplace subscription per threadn/an/a$30$30
Sales thread edits per thread - All changes must be reviewed and approved by modsn/an/a$30$30
Re-review for an existing sales thread - Paid in addition to the thread edit if re-review is requiredn/an/a$30$30
All fees may be subject to VAT for EU nationals
Registered Member Levels
Newbie
Newbie +
Registered Member
Junior Member
Regular Member +
Posts neededNone15+50+100+200+
Upgrade to Premium MemberYesYesYesYesYes
Upgrade to Marketplace SellerYesYesYesYesYes
Upgrade to Jr. VIPNoNoNoYesYes
Reply to conversation / PMYesYesYesYesYes
Start a conversation / send a PMNoYesYesYesYes
Post on profilesNoYesYesYesYes
Post linksNoNoYesYesYes
Can edit own posts
(within 30 minutes)
Yes (not on
Marketplace)
YesYesYesYes

Invitation only levels
(Jr VIP membership must be maintained)

Do NOT ask to be promoted. Members are nominated based on their content, knowledge, activity and conduct on the forum. Begging for a nomination is not allowed and is likely to result in a warning or infraction.

Entry Requirement
Jr. Exec VIPStaff-appointed after meeting a secret criteria
Executive VIPMust be nominated by another Exec or higher, nomination is then discussed and voted on by other Execs.

Staff levels and responsibilities

Staff LevelsResponsibilitiesEntry RequirementsProcess
Moderator in TrainingProvides advice and guidance to forum members on the forum rules and conduct. If you're not sure whether something's allowed, our MIT's have proved themself knowledgeable and approachable.
Applies to forum advice only - DO NOT spam their PM's asking for money making methods or for coaching!
Must demonstrate good knowledge of the rules, appropriate reporting activity and value to the community. If this is not clearly evident, the member applying will be given feedback and suggestions for improvement over a defined period before application is re-reviewed.Submit staff application here or by invitation.
Accepted applications will be discussed by moderators and admin. If approved, MIT status is applied.
ModeratorDealing with reported posts, member disputes and content/activity that violates the rules. Reviewing and approving Joint Venture, Service Reviews and Shitlist threads.Successful completion of MIT phasePromotion approved by Admin, based on feedback from other mods
Marketplace ModeratorIn addition to Moderator responsibilities, marketplace mods review and approve marketplace sales threads and deal with all sales thread update requests.Appointed by site ownerIn-house position
Super ModeratorIn addition to Moderator responsibilities, can review trader feedback, post ratings and likes and can review infraction appeals or complaintsBy admin and site owner approval
AdministratorMod duties + Username changes
Account setting changes (email, contact info etc)
Restoring lost / forgotten / compromised accounts
Review appeals or staff complaints
By site owner approval
Super AdministratorAdmin duties + Review appeals against infractions, warnings or a banAppointed by site owner

PLEASE NOTE:
If you have a complaint or wish to appeal against a warning or infraction, POLITELY ask for clarification from the mod who gave you the penalty.
Admins and mods will not overrule another mod's decision unless there are exceptional circumstances.

MOD SURFING / ABUSE:
The following counts as mod-surfing and will result in your account being infracted or banned for mod abuse:
  • Sending the same PM to multiple mods
  • Asking the same question multiple times to get a different answer
  • Trying to jump queues by emailing or Skyping mods
  • Asking mods to remove another mod's infraction
  • Complaining publicly about a specific infraction or mod
 
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Cool stuff. What's the difference between a Marketplace Seller and a Jr VIP though @Apricot?
 
Nice list!
@Conor difference is the marketplace seller doesnt have to be a Jr.Vip
 
Sticky this and make everyone read it :)

Can't believe people actually do this stuff 'DO NOT spam their PM's asking for money making methods or for coaching! '

@Conor they're not invited into out nice, comfortable lounge. Nor do they get access to all the good stuff in there :)
 
Great, while we're at it, where are our beloved stars, which were promised to be back? Honestly i'm not sure, if i even miss them anymore, i guess that's the idea behind not bringing them back yet. Delay it enough and people won't miss it anymore. :D

Also, why is that some Jr. VIPs have the Premium Member title too, while other Jr. VIPs don't?
 
Cool stuff. What's the difference between a Marketplace Seller and a Jr VIP though @Apricot?

A Marketplace seller is someone who is otherwise not engaged with the community or wishes to bypass the regular Jr. VIP requirements (100 posts, 60 days on the forum) in order to be able to post a Marketplace thread. At such times, he/she can opt to pay a $499 marketplace fee and get going with his thread. Everything else such as Moderator approvals, Marketplace rules etc. apply to them as well, except that they are not Jr. VIP and don't have access to that section.

Good move guys! This should bring a lot of stagnant people out of the woodwork.

Edit - That last line was meant to be a reply on @Diamond Damien's thread where the recurring fee is enforced. This is what happens when you multitask, while you're already multitasking.

In any case, @Apricot - can you guys have it such that a link to this thread is sent as Notification to the existing members and is included in a Welcome PM to every new member?
 
Good infos...as were alot of members asking for them. Keep up the good work and stay safe.
 
Great, while we're at it, where are our beloved stars, which were promised to be back? Honestly i'm not sure, if i even miss them anymore, i guess that's the idea behind not bringing them back yet. Delay it enough and people won't miss it anymore. :D

Also, why is that some Jr. VIPs have the Premium Member title too, while other Jr. VIPs don't?
@Diamond Damien stated back in July that the star feature isn't currently a at the top of their list at the moment and that BHW now displays the post count metric in 4 different places. Admittedly, I liked the stars, but much like you said, I'm not even sure if I miss them anymore.
Personal stars displayed how many posts you'd made within specific groupings. We now display this metric clearly in 4 places. A metric again deploying your post count grouping for a 5th time isn't currently top of list. The other use of stars was an arbitrary metric based on people knowing that the function existed within the thread functions. This has been replaced with the cumulative thanks count displaying on all thread views in each subforum.
It's not broken it's just being displayed in an alternate way.
It means it's not top of list at the moment. Never say never - but with so many ways of showing how many posts you've created another is rather OTT and misleading?
As for the Premium member titles @HoNeYBiRD, I'm not entirely sure about that one. I know there are some members like @Asif WILSON Khan who have the premium title, but not the Jr. VIP title. I suppose if it bothers you, then you could always request to have it fixed on your profile.

MOD SURFING / ABUSE:
The following counts as mod-surfing and will result in your account being infracted or banned for mod abuse:
  • Sending the same PM to multiple mods
  • Asking the same question multiple times to get a different answer
  • Trying to jump queues by emailing or skyping mods
  • Asking mods to remove another mod's infraction
  • Complaining publicly about a specific infraction or mod
Here I thought mod surfing was a Hawaiian vacation for moderators sponsored by Billabong. ;)
kelly-slater-surfing-e1318605324986.jpg

Anyway, this is a great post, Apricot!
 
@Zwielicht: Yea, i remember what DD said about the stars, but it was back in July as you said and now it's November. I guess we won't get them back. It was easier to distinguish between users just by looking at the stars when scrolling in a thread, it was more handier than displaying the post count in 4 places imho.

Regarding to the Premium Member title: i just noticed it yesterday, it doesn't bother me, it's just weird and looks odd. Not just because it's missing for some of us, but Jr. VIP and Premium Member are supposed to be two different things as explained by Apricot above. They always were.

Personally i like pretty much every change on the new forum except this bit. Just look at a Jr. VIP profile, now every Jr. VIP profile says 2 times Jr. VIP and most says Premium Member too one time. Why? One Jr. VIP title would be surely enough, i see why it's like this now, because we have the badge and for instance in your case the other Jr. VIP title is changed to MiT, but it's more like the exception, not the rule.
All in all, i think we had a better system for this on the old forum with the stars, one customizable user title and the Donor badge. I wouldn't have done anything else to this part than polishing the stars a bit and keep the rest intact.

And i always need to remind myself that it's just an online place, don't take it too seriously lol, but i guess i can't help myself and i'm too sensitive about the details. :)
 
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Great, while we're at it, where are our beloved stars, which were promised to be back? Honestly i'm not sure, if i even miss them anymore, i guess that's the idea behind not bringing them back yet. Delay it enough and people won't miss it anymore. :D

Also, why is that some Jr. VIPs have the Premium Member title too, while other Jr. VIPs don't?

@Zwielicht: Yea, i remember what DD said about the stars, but it was back in July as you said and now it's November. I guess we won't get them back. It was easier to distinguish between users just by looking at the stars when scrolling in a thread, it was more handier than displaying the post count in 4 places imho.

I was excited for those to come back. I was hoping they'd bring that back, being that it's easier on the eyes for when you're quick scrolling. I had a discussion with @Apricot and we spoke about seeing if the old feature of editing your Jr VIP title would be coming back. I'd like to see that happen in place of having the duplicate 'jr vip'.

Overall though, loving the new changes, great thread.
Cheers!
 
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