Popularity Privileges Are Back  

community 34F
10322 posts
11/26/2013 4:59 pm
Popularity Privileges Are Back


The Popularity Privilege Program is back. For those who remember the program in the past, any users with a certain number of profile views per day were given premium membership benefits.

As of last night, this program has been updated and is available again to all members of the site.

What are Popularity Privileges?
Popularity Privileges is a free Gold membership based on how many unique profile views a member gets from other members. It's tabulated every two weeks.

How many profile views do I need to gain the privileges?
This number is secret sauce!

How do I know if I've received Popularity Privileges or am close to receiving them?
Users who are nearing the view threshold will have a notice sent to their registered emails.

What do I get with Popularity Privileges?
Members who receive a certain number of unique profile views will be upgraded to 2-weeks of free Gold membership. The member may stay in the program and have their Gold extended with continued profile views.

Many Standard members may have already found they were upgraded since yesterday, and we expect many more upgrades to be given moving forward.

Aryana


misskissin 56F  
84659 posts
12/27/2013 5:07 pm

    Quoting LadyGrayLeopard:
    ... cut off again... system saying it's not sending them out anymore...
    And I haven't changed Ice-breaker settings, nor cupid settings...

    Care to check?
    Thanks.

    Would suggest, as there cannot be too many of us with life-long ice-breaker golden membership that EACH time, you check individually the case, not allowing the system to cut us off automatically.

    Should be easy to see have we really done something against the rules.
    Too many times the same trouble...


This issue is NOT RESOLVED! While I was at work today...My free 1 year gold membership was good through August of 2014! You send me an email saying you are taking it away because my ice breakers were turned off! Which is completely untrue! Then you send me another message saying my ice breaker is approved and you are giving me 2 weeks free gold!

This is ridiculous!!


LadyGrayLeopard 59F
26385 posts
12/26/2013 3:42 pm

    Quoting badassduo4u:
    Seriously do you know of ANY webiste that will give away lifetime memberships like pez dispensers outside of a contest type deal where one maybe 2 winners get that???

    I think it was explained somewhere that it was "lifetime" as long as you met the qualifications AND as long as the program is running so yes in a sense it is lifetime - yes it's a marketing gimmick and play on wording.
    C'mon tho - we are getting a YEAR free gold membership per shot for free as it is (over $100) and many other ways to get other freebee's hidden all around the blogs..

Seriously, we members are not part of the marketing team and cannot know what's in their mind.

So we simply accept the offers in case they suit us.
Like this time with the ice-breakers.

Later explanations don't qualify.
There were no that kind of limits originally.

Life-long is life-long, at least in Europe.


LadyGrayLeopard 59F
26385 posts
12/26/2013 3:35 pm

    Quoting community:
    The issue with expiring Icebreakers has now been resolved.
... cut off again... system saying it's not sending them out anymore...
And I haven't changed Ice-breaker settings, nor cupid settings...

Care to check?
Thanks.

Would suggest, as there cannot be too many of us with life-long ice-breaker golden membership that EACH time, you check individually the case, not allowing the system to cut us off automatically.

Should be easy to see have we really done something against the rules.
Too many times the same trouble...



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12/5/2013 9:57 am



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whipit442 56M  
9 posts
12/5/2013 7:02 am

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wd40w 66M
6985 posts
12/5/2013 1:50 am

    Quoting LadyLuck2:
    Hi Aryana, My icebreakers are being used and sent out but I don't have gold status yet and can't look at the profiles of the men they are being sent to. I loved being able to see the new members. Where's my gold status?
[image]I dunno...call me crazy but...what's that little gold crown under your profile pic? Although some could say it's yellow...looks like gold to me...

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LadyLuck2 63F  
8699 posts
12/4/2013 1:49 pm

Hi Aryana, My icebreakers are being used and sent out but I don't have gold status yet and can't look at the profiles of the men they are being sent to. I loved being able to see the new members. Where's my gold status?

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S0UND_MAN 60M
673 posts
12/4/2013 7:39 am

community sez -

How many profile views do I need to gain the privileges?
This number is secret sauce!

Question:

Is the number the same for both men and women, or is it different, since women will most likely get more profile views than men?


BonnyvilleFWB 46M  
38 posts
12/3/2013 10:18 pm

LOL...like high school all over again... only the popular kids get laid (joking) I've tried to contribute but unless you put in 1-2 hours a day writing blogs and magazine articles and polls -- the only thing that'll get one noticed enough is their profile so be creative and GO HARD!!!


hotshot50161 58F
20 posts
12/3/2013 6:49 pm

Thank you Trans Date, was a very nice surprise


KatysBeenBad 41F  
9 posts
12/3/2013 3:50 pm

    Quoting wildcatr27:
    I like many of the women have also lost the gold membership from doing the icebreaker, I updated it the other day and even though it says to enjoy the gold membership I still don't have it
Same thing here. I redid my icebreaker 3 times and I'm still standard.

I'm now making bling


wildcatr27 48F  
231 posts
12/3/2013 1:25 am

I like many of the women have also lost the gold membership from doing the icebreaker, I updated it the other day and even though it says to enjoy the gold membership I still don't have it


2titsnowaiting 53F
1547 posts
12/2/2013 9:55 pm

    Quoting community:
    Users who are seeing Icebreaker as 'Active' but still showing as standard, we are currently working on this bug and expect a fix coming soon. Thank you for your patience. If you need to contact CS for any reason, you can reference this bug as #CD-16330.
thank you for posting the update. My status has been fixed. The larger question in my mind is this - Has Trans Date removed the expiration date on the gold membership so this doesn't keep happening every year for us?

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community replies on 12/3/2013 10:37 am:
Yes, we believe that problem has been taken care of with the new code.

LadyGrayLeopard 59F
26385 posts
12/2/2013 1:15 pm

    Quoting community:
    Users who are seeing Icebreaker as 'Active' but still showing as standard, we are currently working on this bug and expect a fix coming soon. Thank you for your patience. If you need to contact CS for any reason, you can reference this bug as #CD-16330.
I let you struggle with your bugs, just re-activate our golden crowns, thank you...

Especially as more and more icebreaker messages are sent out - and I cannot even see the profiles!

Not too nice...



2titsnowaiting 53F
1547 posts
12/2/2013 5:12 am

Several of us have commented on the icebreaker free gold memberships being turned off and I can't help noticing that Trans Date has not responded to address this. What's the status and what are you doing to prevent this from being an annual issue at time of renewal?

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buxombbw4u 52F
16042 posts
12/1/2013 7:25 am

    Quoting LadyGrayLeopard:
    My icebreaker membership was removed, yet haven't got even the popularity privileges...
    Seems about 200 viewers a day is not enough...

    And I fully agree: site cannot touch those silver/golden balls.

    Not our fault some people in higher places made that kind of campaign... some kind of long-term planning and management would be needed...
I tried re-writing my icebreaker, and it was approved again. And again my page says to enjoy my free membership. And I can CLEARLY see they are sending out the icebreakers, because some glitch has all of those outgoing icebreakers in my mailbox. And yet... NO membership.

I'm done with being used. Funny how these "glitches" always occur around holidays or long weekends when no one is around to look at them timely.

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LadyGrayLeopard 59F
26385 posts
12/1/2013 3:26 am

    Quoting  :

In fact I think it was silver membership for life but changed into gold as no silver balls anymore (except in some parts in the site info )


LadyGrayLeopard 59F
26385 posts
12/1/2013 3:24 am

    Quoting Centaur_UK:
    It is worrying to read that women are losing their icebreaker gold memberships now?
    If the site promised a lifetime silver or gold to them then that is what they should get?
    Popularity privileges should still apply to standard members who opt out of the icebreaker scheme, but those women still in the icebreaker should still have their free gold.
    Seems everytime the site changes a feature on here, something else gets broken?
My icebreaker membership was removed, yet haven't got even the popularity privileges...
Seems about 200 viewers a day is not enough...

And I fully agree: site cannot touch those silver/golden balls.

Not our fault some people in higher places made that kind of campaign... some kind of long-term planning and management would be needed...


LadyGrayLeopard 59F
26385 posts
12/1/2013 3:19 am

    Quoting buxombbw4u:
    Same thing for me. Does this mean no more icebreaker privileges? I'd be happy to turn off my icebreaker message, if that is tha case.
For me it's not ok they turn off the icebreaker privileges as a guarantee is a guarantee!
(or what ever the right word in English would be, 'promise' is too mild)

I have fulfilled my part, they should do theirs!!!

Turning off my icebreaker is an option but not a solution in a way...
We've been promoting the site for quite a while already...
Their campaign, they have to deal with it in a proper way!!!


wd40w 66M
6985 posts
11/30/2013 11:11 am

Normally I don't peruse the AL...but this post caught my eye and contained within is the answer to the problem...it's about half way down the page...[group_post 3391703] Try it and see if it works for those on the IB program...
[image]

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Koffla 63M  
55702 posts
11/30/2013 10:59 am

    Quoting rdy2try4:
    I so totally agree with you Centaur!! So many saw that it said 'lifetime' on it and signed up. It is what they should get, not an oh sorry it changed now. Maybe not offer it to newbies when they sign up, but don't tell the standing people IN it that now they can't have what was PROMISED to them. The popularity privs shouldn't have anything to do with this.
Why is anyone surprised? Is not a broken promise if they never meant to keep it. White lies and other half truths.

In the meantime, women got their icebreakers revoked, STILL being used by the site by sending out icebreakers to men, in the hopes men will pay.

Yep, sounds like business as usual in blogland.



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rdy2try4 54F  
3194 posts
11/30/2013 9:16 am

    Quoting Centaur_UK:
    It is worrying to read that women are losing their icebreaker gold memberships now?
    If the site promised a lifetime silver or gold to them then that is what they should get?
    Popularity privileges should still apply to standard members who opt out of the icebreaker scheme, but those women still in the icebreaker should still have their free gold.
    Seems everytime the site changes a feature on here, something else gets broken?
I so totally agree with you Centaur!! So many saw that it said 'lifetime' on it and signed up. It is what they should get, not an oh sorry it changed now. Maybe not offer it to newbies when they sign up, but don't tell the standing people IN it that now they can't have what was PROMISED to them. The popularity privs shouldn't have anything to do with this.


Centaur_UK 42M
1772 posts
11/30/2013 5:47 am

It is worrying to read that women are losing their icebreaker gold memberships now?
If the site promised a lifetime silver or gold to them then that is what they should get?
Popularity privileges should still apply to standard members who opt out of the icebreaker scheme, but those women still in the icebreaker should still have their free gold.
Seems everytime the site changes a feature on here, something else gets broken?

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scarletgirl0 58F
839 posts
11/29/2013 4:50 pm



I've only had a standard membership with sometimes being able to view profiles so for me its does give me extra things

I can see profile pic and get the large bling grid ,, so I may look in to making some of my own bling ,, even if this only works for a couple of weeks its nice to have seen that I qualified

thank you
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buxombbw4u 52F
16042 posts
11/29/2013 1:33 pm

    Quoting LadyGrayLeopard:

    My golden membership is now cut off.

    Yet my ice-breaker says, still now:


    Active

    Everything is OK and good to go. Enjoy your Gold membership.


Same thing for me. Does this mean no more icebreaker privileges? I'd be happy to turn off my icebreaker message, if that is tha case.

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sweet_VM 61F  
80696 posts
11/29/2013 11:18 am

Is icebreakers going to continue still with this old feature coming back?

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LadyGrayLeopard 59F
26385 posts
11/29/2013 10:19 am


My golden membership is now cut off.

Yet my ice-breaker says, still now:


Active

Everything is OK and good to go. Enjoy your Gold membership.



Ladywithatti2d 79F  
495 posts
11/28/2013 4:34 pm

Hey Aryana, I am with the other ladies asking. I had a gold membership because of the Ice Breaker. I have not changed my status or searches and I am still available. Is there a reason I no longer have the gold? When I signed up it was supposed to be a gold membership 'for life' and I don't understand what happened. Please let me know, thank you!


wildaspirations 42F  
75 posts
11/28/2013 1:57 pm

Does this mean the icebreaker program is over? I talked to another woman and her icebreaker was cut off and she was standard again.

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LadyGrayLeopard 59F
26385 posts
11/28/2013 1:56 pm

Just wondering what happened to my life-long free silver balls... you remember the campaign a while back...

I just got a mail from the site (and in French!) to pay

I have done my part... would be time the site does its part...
Please keep your promises!

Could you check up please

PS: I do know there's no silver membership anymore but that's not our fault...


pal334 65M  
39443 posts
11/27/2013 5:37 am

Will the "unique" views include the views by profiles that immediately go inactive the same day? There seems to be a fairly high number of those types of profiles, at least on my profile.

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community replies on 11/27/2013 11:02 am:
Great question. Yes, any notice you receive of any user viewing your profile is recorded. An account that is deactivated either by us or removed by that particular user will not affect your views.

sexysixties2 72F  
38731 posts
11/27/2013 1:11 am

This is good news Aryana and a welcome "backwards" step. However it will probably only be of benefit to the females on the site....and there are many males on the site, particularly bloggers, who add greatly to the fun element here but possibly don't get many profile views....perhaps blog views could also be included to earn such privileges???

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community replies on 11/27/2013 11:52 am:
I think this is a wonderful point and something that has actually been discussed before. I will make sure to bring it back to the forefront and see if we can work out a good formula to potentially include blog views, which would help males users benefit easier.

lindoboy100 57M
20399 posts
11/26/2013 11:56 pm

Wey hey!!!! Well done once more McYana, this will put smiles on the faces of many! Though I suspect that the one view a year that my profile gets will qualify me for the secret sauce privileges!!

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tresennui 65F  
2433 posts
11/26/2013 8:02 pm

What is considered a "unique" profile view?

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community replies on 11/27/2013 12:34 am:
A unique view does not count repeat visitors per day. For example, if I view your profile 15 times in 1 day, it will count as 1 unique visitor. If I check back twice the next day, again that's 1 view. So you've gotten 2 views from me in two days.

hotsandy5 45F
10509 posts
11/26/2013 7:37 pm

I welcome this news. I am pleased to have the opportunity to take advantage of such privilege. Thank you!

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sweet_VM 61F  
80696 posts
11/26/2013 5:24 pm

Aryana that is great news. So when our profile is up for renewal I guess it will just roll over based on this. hugs V

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