Membership With OpEdNews
A Benefactor is the highest level of membership on OpEdNews. You get the highest recognition on the Top Contributors page and you'll have input into some OpEdNews Decision Discussions. And acknowledgement as sponsor on Rob Kall bottom up Radio Shows/podcasts for the first two years of your membership. This is a level for our largest contributors. Of course, you are not required to be listed or mentioned on the radio show. Ie., you can be anonymous or public, as you like.
Benefits and Features
Expedited Queue Attention
When a member submits an article, it goes in the queue to be reviewed by the OpEdNews editors. This benfit means that your articles will be clearly marked as requiring expedited approval. And handled with top priority.
Acknowledgement as Sponsor on Rob Kall Radio Shows/ Podcasts
On Rob Kall's Bottom Up radio show podcast page and on the show, you will be acknowledged as a Sponsor of the show.
Input into some OpEdNews Decision Discussions
Members at this level may be consulted when important decisions need to be made about the operation of the website, and/or it's future direction.
Top Contributors Page
All members at this level will be recognized on the Top Contributors page on OpEdNews, which is linked from the OpEdNews Masthead. And from the menu on every page of OpEdNews.
Custom Layout of Members Page
With this benefit, you have the ability to choose from a number of layouts for your members page. Since your members page lists all content submitted including article, comments, diaries, polls, etc, these layouts allow your members page to become a special customized page for you.
Download Your Content from OpEdNews
If you have submitted articles to OpEdNews, you can have them all assembled into a document for you to download. The document will be complete with a table of contents.
Larger Images Accepted
With this benefit, you have the ability to use larger images for your article submissions. The regular user is limited to images that are less than 350 K, but you get double the image size with this benefit.
Automatically see articles as one page
Articles longer than one page have a set of links you need to click to go to the next page. With this benefit, all articles will appear as one long page.
Expanded Comment Color Options
When regular users enters a comment, they have a quite limited number of colors they can use for text and background. With this benefit, you have a greatly expanded range of colors to choose from.
View Fans of All Members
Readers may choose to "fan" authors on OpEdNews, meaning they get an email, every time that author submits content.
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.)
Totally turn off all advertisements
This Membership benefit allows you to choose whether or not you want to see advertisements on article pages.
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.
10,000 Characters Allowed in Your Comments
You can enter a much larger number of characters in your comments.
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.
Editing of articles allowed beyond usual time limit for 3 days
Modifying an article after publication is usually limited to 24 hours after the article is first published. With this benefit, you can continue to edit your article for 3 days.
Editing of articles allowed up to 5 days
Modifying an article after publication is usually limited to 24 hours after the article is first published. With this benefit, you can continue to edit your article for 5 days.
Longer Content in Your Diaries
With this benefit, your diaries can be longer than a regular diary.
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 and other types of content on the website (such as diaries polls, events, quotations.)