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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.

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. 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 chart history  View the full chart history for each individual chart on the site. 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:  2pts
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. Premium Member functionality is not yet available.)

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