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[UPDATED] BHW Member Levels

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by Apricot, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Apricot

    Apricot Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    We get lots of questions like "why can't I PM?", "when can I open a marketplace thread?", "do you hate me?" or "wtf is this infraction for?".

    So, to answer all these questions, I've put together a new and improved table of things you can do at which level and with how many posts. If I've missed anything, let me know. I'll unstick and close the previous thread - please use this as a reference.


    Permissions Registered Member Premium Member Jr. VIP Marketplace Seller Enterprise Member
    Custom Signature (up to 3 links OR 1 banner max size 728x90px) No Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Change username (once per year) No Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Respond to Hire A Freelancer and Want To Buy requests No Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Open approved marketplace thread No No Yes Yes Yes
    Manage marketplace thread No No Yes Yes Yes
    Manage marketplace thread with Jr VIP partner No No Yes Yes Yes
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    Costs Registered Member Premium Member Jr. VIP Marketplace Seller Enterprise Member
    Annual Membership Free $97 $97 $499 link for info
    Submit marketplace thread for review n/a n/a Free Free Free
    Open approved marketplace thread n/a n/a $30 $30 First thread free, $30 thereafter
    Annual marketplace subscription per thread n/a n/a $30 $30 $30
    Sales thread changes per thread - All changes must be reviewed and approved by mods n/a n/a $30 $30 $30
    All fees may be subject to VAT for EU nationals -- -- -- -- --
    Registered Member Levels Newbie Newbie + Registered Member Junior Member Regular Member +
    Posts needed none 15+ 50+ 100+ 200+
    Upgrade to Donor Member Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Upgrade to Marketplace Seller Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Upgrade to Enterprise account (after verification and approval from BHW) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Upgrade to Jr VIP No No No Yes Yes
    Reply to conversation Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Start a conversation No Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Post on profiles No Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Post links No No Yes Yes Yes
    Can edit own posts (within 120 seconds) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    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 VIPMust be nominated by another Jr Exec or higher, nomination is then discussed and voted on by other Jr Execs.
    Executive VIPMust be nominated by another Exec or higher, nomination is then discussed and voted on by other Execs.

    Staff levels and responsibilities

    Staff Levels Responsibilities Entry Requirements Process
    Moderator in Training Provides 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.
    Moderator Dealing 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 phase Promotion approved by Admin, based on feedback from other mods
    Marketplace Moderator In addition to Moderator responsibilities, marketplace mods review and approve marketplace sales threads and deal with all sales thread update requests. Appointed by site owner In-house position
    Super Moderator In addition to Moderator responsibilities, can review trader feedback, post ratings and likes and can review infraction appeals or complaints By admin and site owner approval
    Administrator Mod 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 Administrator Admin duties + Review appeals against infractions, warnings or a ban Appointed 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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  2. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    Nice!
     
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  3. Take Action

    Take Action Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Excellent work Apricot!! Much needed one for our BHW community.
     
  4. Conor

    Conor Elite Member

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    Cool stuff. What's the difference between a Marketplace Seller and a Jr VIP though @Apricot?
     
  5. Jeffersontalks

    Jeffersontalks Regular Member

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    Now we need to make this post sticky and attention grabbing.
     
  6. hdwla

    hdwla Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Nice list!
    @Conor difference is the marketplace seller doesnt have to be a Jr.Vip
     
  7. MisterF

    MisterF Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    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 :)
     
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  8. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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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?
     
  9. BlogPro

    BlogPro Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    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?
     
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  10. MuayThai

    MuayThai Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Brilliant idea!
     
  11. lorentzo

    lorentzo Senior Member

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    Good infos...as were alot of members asking for them. Keep up the good work and stay safe.
     
  12. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    just needs be sticky and all done.
     
  13. tasburrfoot

    tasburrfoot Regular Member

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    This post is a sticky..
     
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  14. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    @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.
    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.

    Here I thought mod surfing was a Hawaiian vacation for moderators sponsored by Billabong. ;)
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    Anyway, this is a great post, Apricot!
     
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  15. proxygo

    proxygo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    apologies, didnt no it had been done yet.
     
  16. webhostingproviders

    webhostingproviders Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks for detailed chart.
     
  17. jay yadav

    jay yadav Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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  18. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    @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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  19. archixet

    archixet Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Apricot didn't reserve for sticky! She'll be contacted by the end of January for sticky reservation!
     
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    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!