Member levels

BestEverAlbums uses a points system to determine the functionality that is available to each member. The more points you get, the higher your level will be, and the more features you will be able to use. (It's also possible to purchase extra points or become a 'Premium Member' to bypass most of this).

The following table shows a comparison of the different levels on BestEverAlbums, and the functionality available to each:

Level 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Level 5Level 6Level 7Level 8Premium Member
Member points Minimum number of member points to reach this level. 0502505001,0002,5005,00010,000-
Download CSV files Allowed to download CSV files of each chart (capped at 20 downloads per day). YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Post URLs on forums Allowed to post URLs on the forums, or in comments. NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Vote in polls Allowed to vote in polls. NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Maximum chart size Maximum number of entries allowed in a chart. 404050100100100100100100
Greatest album chart Allowed to create a greatest album chart. YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Decade charts Allowed to create an album chart for each decade. NoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYes
Year charts Allowed to create an album chart for each year. NoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
Custom charts Allowed to create any type of album chart. NoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
Name your own rank Ability to name your own rank, and stand out from the crowd. NoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYes
Chart update notifications Subscribe to individual charts and receive a notification when a particular chart is updated. NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Custom page sizes Set a custom page size & view charts 10, 20 or 50 items at a time. NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Full individual chart history View the full chart history for each individual chart on the site. NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Extended overall chart history Ten years overall chart history (five years for other members) NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Unlimited CSV downloads Unlimited CSV downloads (subject to fair use). Capped at 20 downloads per day for regular members. NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
No banner ads No banner ads will be displayed. NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
Premium member indicator Special indicator to show you are a premium member. NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes

Member points can be gained in all sorts of ways: by assigning ratings, leaving comments, participating on the forums, moderating data, and creating charts:

Each on-topic forum post:  2pts
Each comment:  2pts
Each chart entry (in 'public' charts):  2pts (recognised charts 5pts)
Each mod update:  1pt
Each rating:  ½pt

You can find a detailed breakdown of the points total for each member on the user stats page.

(N.B. The above table is subject to change as and when new features are added to the site. The above table does not provide an exhaustive list of features on the site. Only level-dependant features are listed.)

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