Membership With OpEdNews
Advocate Membership is for those who like a higher level of member benefits than the Basic Membership. You get several benefits unavailable to the Basic Members, particularly ability to see statistics for most popular content and page views on all articles and all member pages. Also, larger bio in your profile, ability to post comments after expired time for non-premium members, create a customized URL for your member page and view your fans.
Benefits and Features
Full Access to Statistics for anyone, & Main Site Most Popular Stats
In addition to being able to see YOUR stats on your archive page, you will be able to see page views of other writers, on their archive pages.
Basic Access to Statistics for yourself and Main Site Most Popular Stats
You will be able to see how many people have viewed your content on OpEdNews. On your personal members page, all articles, etc. will be shown with a number representing page views.
Commenting beyond usual time limit plus a higher character limit
Commenting on articles is cut off two weeks after the article is first published. With this benefit, you can continue to comment on any article without any time limits.
No Ads Below the Banners
This Membership benefit allows you to choose whether or not you want to see advertisements on article pages (below the main banners at the top of the page.)
A Larger Bio Than Regular Users
Regular users are limited to a bio that contains only a few words. You will be able to create a bio which is much longer. (The bio appears on every submission you post to the website.)
Your Own Customized URL (Page Address)
As a member, you have your own members page. This page is usually located at http://www.opednews.com/authors/authorX.html where the X is your member number.
View Your Fans
Wherever your membername appears on OpEdNews, such as on a comment or as the author of an article, readers may choose to "fan" you, meaning they get an email, every time you submit content.
Wherever your membername appears on OpEdNews, such as on a comment or as the author of an article, readers will see your "authority" which is represented by a member badge, and by the number of articles and comments you have posted. This tells people what your over-all interaction with OpEdNews has been.
6,000 Characters Allowed in Your Comments
You can enter a much larger number of characters in your comments.
4,000 Characters Allowed in Your Comments
You can enter double the number of characters when you enter comments.
When logged in, you will be able to post comments on any article.
Printer Friendly Pages
When you view an article, you will also be able to choose a printer-friendly format, which displays the entire article so you can print the whole article, without having to print each individual page.
Send Messages to Other Members
While on the website, you will have the facility to send messages directly to other members, from the website without having to leave it, or go to an email program.
Show The Actual Message in the Notification Email
When you get an email notifying you that you have a message in the Message Center, normally that's all it says. With this benefit, the email says who the message is sent from. And contains the actual message text that was sent to you. Plus, a link so you can directly reply.
Show Who Message is From
When you get an email notifying you that you have a message in the Message Center, normally that's all it says. With this benefit, the email says who the message is sent from.
Submission of Articles or Other Content
With this benefit, you will be able to post articles or any other type of content on the website (such as diaries or polls.)
Two Diaries Per Week
With the benefit, you can post two diaries per week (instead of the maximum of one diary allowed a free member).