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Can free membership be recovered after voluntary payment

Barely Sofia

Hi!

I have one question, I've recently got the free membership due some of my stories, that's cool, because some months it was hard to pay, my question is.

If I pay one month from time to time in order to help the site, once that month is finished, I will still have the free membership?

Thanks;

Sofi.

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Barely Sofia

If I pay one month from time to time in order to help the site, once that month is finished, I will still have the free membership?


Yes, of course. You don't lose anything.

Ernest Bywater

Last time I checked the site also takes donations if that's an easier way for you, so the amount doesn't have to match a membership amount.

Crumbly Writer

What's more, the author Premiere access is permanent, regardless of what you do or don't contribute in the future.

Replies:   cimmaron
Barely Sofia

Ok! Thanks everyone for your answers and options.

Hugs;

Sofi.

Replies:   awnlee jawking
awnlee jawking

@Barely Sofia

Paying members have the right to vote in competitions, so time your payments carefully ;)

AJ

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@awnlee jawking

Paying members have the right to vote in competitions, so time your payments carefully ;)

You mean like who gets booted off the island? 'D

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son
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@Crumbly Writer


You mean like who gets booted off the island? 'D


SOL has an island? Where? Does it have a resort?

Replies:   Crumbly Writer  REP
Crumbly Writer

@Dominions Son

SOL has an island? Where? Does it have a resort?

If it does, you can bet it's a nudist resort (author quivers at the sight of his fellow author's in their 'all-together').

cimmaron

@Crumbly Writer

Are the details of the author membership posted anywhere? I've been having a real hard time finding it.

Ross at Play
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@cimmaron

Are the details of the author membership posted anywhere?

Yes.

Go to the Home page. Click on Authors/Editors near the top left corner. Select Story Stats.

Note #4 tells you how close you are to achieving the 500 points needed for free premier membership as an author.

Replies:   cimmaron
Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)
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@cimmaron


Are the details of the author membership posted anywhere? I've been having a real hard time finding it.


No, they're not really detailed anywhere on the site. An author's premier service is exactly the same as a normal premier service with one exception. Premier authors cannot read nor vote on open contest stories. Once a contest closes, then premier authors gain access to all the stories in the contest.

To qualify for an author's premier service, you must post enough text of a given quality. You need 500 points and the points are derived from the text's size and the score that it's getting.

Replies:   cimmaron
REP

@Dominions Son

Does it have a resort?


Yes, a 'last resort'. :)

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@REP

Does it have a resort?

Yes, a 'last resort'.

Is that like a two-week vacation to the Gulag Archipelago? Or perhaps one to Hawaii when the volcano finally blows once and for all? (Ad tag line: enjoy the new 'lava flow' ride while it's still hot!)

Replies:   Centaur
Centaur

@Crumbly Writer

I'm sure it'll be a blast.

cimmaron

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Ah ok, thanks Lazeez!

cimmaron

@Ross at Play

Thanks Ross. Looks like you have to post a story before that link displays any info.

Crumbly Writer

@cimmaron

Thanks Ross. Looks like you have to post a story before that link displays any info.

Yep. Only published authors can access the "Author" page, otherwise most think it's the "Authors" page, which merely lists the various author information by name. After all, who really needs to access (and potentially modify) author stats and story information except the author of the work?

Ross at Play
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@cimmaron

The text of note #4 displayed on the "Author" page is:

This number is the size of text qualifying for premier service. If it is over 500, then you should be getting premier service on the site, or you will after your next post. It's calculated from the regular size and the score. Better quality stories are worth more. Stories with multiple authors are divided among all the authors.

You'll likely need to post at least 120K words to qualify. That's about two shortish novels.

I have a long way to go. I've only accumulated 6 of the 500 points needed from the only story I have posted, which has about 2,000 words. At about 200 words per kilobyte of storage, it has a size of 10Kb. The size in kilobytes (10) is multiplied by the story's score (over 6) and that is divided by 10 to give my points total (6).

Replies:   cimmaron
cimmaron

@Ross at Play

Awesome! That's great info!

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