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Daily Crown drawing clarification

h-dailyCrownTo clear up some recent confusion about how we draw entries for the Daily Crown, please refer to the following official rules:

There are a maximum of TWO Daily Crown entries per day.

  • ONE “regular” entry per day. Earned by playing any EZ game.
  • ONE “NMP” entry per day. Earned by purchasing a New Member Pack (which comes with 30 entries)

Also, Affiliates may purchase a maximum of FIVE “NMP” purchases per person. So, for example, if an Affiliate purchases 5 NMPs, that would earn that Affiliate 1 NMP entry in the Daily Crown drawing per day for 150 days.

For more information about the Daily Crown, see:

http://www.tripleclicks.com/DailyCrown


This week’s W3 Cash Drawing Winner

ImageAdela Musinovic of Sarajevo, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, just won $250 in the WAVE3 weekly cash drawing. Congrats, Adela!

Next week, it could be YOU. For each W3 member you refer, you receive an entry in our weekly drawing (winners drawn each Tuesday). Ten runners-up are also drawn and each receive 50 free TCredits. For 17 ways you can generate referrals, go to: tripleclicks.com/Wave3/makewaves.php


This week’s W3 Cash Drawing Winner

ImageSabina Loncar of Zagreb, CROATIA, just won $250 in the WAVE3 weekly cash drawing. Congrats, Sabina!

Next week, it could be YOU. For each W3 member you refer, you receive an entry in our weekly drawing (winners drawn each Tuesday). Ten runners-up are also drawn and each receive 50 free TCredits. For 17 ways you can generate referrals, go to: tripleclicks.com/Wave3/makewaves.php


New Knockout Trivia game type

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Today we have begun testing a new game variation for Knockout Trivia.  We call it QUICK PICK.

Here’s what’s different:

  1. You have to answer faster.  There are two seconds less for answering each question.
  2. There are up to TEN 50/50 lifelines available for you to use.
  3. Winning a Quick Pick game gets you two extra shares of the Knockout Trivia daily Zackpot.

There will be approximately three Quick Pick games a day while we are testing.  We hope you enjoy Quick Pick.  Let us know on the SFI Forum how you like it…and let us know if you have other ideas for Knockout Trivia game variations you’d like to see.


More winners for Gold Streak!

h-goldstreak-2Effective today, so there can be more daily winners, we are now awarding shares of the Gold Streak daily Zackpot to the top FIVE longest streaks.

  • All contest entrants with the longest streak for the day will receive 8 shares of the day’s Zackpot.
  • All entrants with the second-longest streak will receive 5 shares of the Zackpot.
  • All entrants with the third-longest streak will receive 3 shares of the Zackpot. 
  • All entrants with the fourth-longest streak will receive 2 shares of the Zackpot.  
  • All entrants with the fifth-longest streak will receive 1 share of the Zackpot.

If you haven’t played our popular Gold Streak game yet, check it out HERE.  Tip: Each play earns you 5 MRP and 1 Action VersaPoint (200 max. Game Action VP/month).  One play of Gold Streak also gets you an entry in the new DAILY CROWN drawing.  Each day we draw 152 winners for over $1700 in prizes!


Member TConnect Update

Since our major update of TripleClicks last Tuesday, there has been a significant amount of confusion regarding Member TConnect pages.  Following are some FAQs to alleviate the confusion.

Q: Why did you change the Member TConnect pages?
In order to accommodate numerous overall site improvements at TripleClicks.

Q: What happened to my name and picture?
Member TConnect pages must be anonymous now.  Your Member TConnect page is linked to from your username…which appears on Pricebenders auction bid logs, on various leaderboards, at Eager Zebra games, Member Listings, etc.  Usernames are so that you may play, bid, etc. with anonymity (many people will not participate without this protection).  Similarly, your identity is protected when you sell stuff (and use other types of listings we have coming using Member Listings).  If your TConnect page revealed who you actually are, all of this would be for naught of course.  Therefore, we can’t use your real name and picture on your Member TConnect page.  Note: If you don’t care if everyone knows who you really are, simply make your username your real name (you can make this change by submitting a ticket).

Q: Why a flag for the image?
It’s only temporary.  You will soon be able to create your own personalized avatar to go with your username.

Q: What happened to the list of ECAs I connect with?
It had to be temporarily removed.  This element will be returning shortly, however.

Q: What happened to the list of members I connect with?
Because connections between members served no real purpose, we’ve removed this element for now.  Down the road, when future features make connecting with members valuable, it will return.

Q: What happened to the “stuff I’m selling” tab?
More than 90% of members have no products listed.  So to eliminate this clutter and wasted space, we moved product listings to its own panel underneath your badges.  That is, if you have any Member Listings, they are now displayed in a new carousel banner beneath your badges.  If you aren’t listing any products, you won’t see this panel (as it would be empty).

Q: How can I edit my Member TConnect page?
You can do via the Member Center at https://www.tripleclicks.com/myaccount/.

Q; Where’s the text I used to have at the top of my Member TConnect page?
Due to massive abuse (spamming, cross solicitation, profanity, and other violations), we can no longer offer this.

Q: What about announcements I used to get from the ECAs I connected to?
It’s still there.  You just now click the button in the top right corner of your Member TConnect page to read these posts (and we are working on further enhancements of this element).

Q: All I have displaying on my Member TConnect page is a few badges I won for playing games.  What’s the point of this?
Your TConnect page is designed to show viewers what kind of TripleClicks member you are–with your badges playing a major role.  At the moment, we primarily only have badges for games live.  However, there are NUMEROUS badges on the way, which will provide viewers much, much more information about you, such as how long you’ve been a member, if you’re a W3 member, how many reviews you’ve done, the ECAs and TripleClicks artists you follow, how you are rated as a member by other members, and much more.

Q: I sure miss having my name, picture, and the text, as I used my Member TConnect page for prospecting for SFI.  Is there something else I can use in its place?
Yes, to fill this void, we will soon be introducing brand new prospecting pages, completely personalized for you.  They will feature your phone, name, all of your SFI badges, and much more.  You’ll also be able to add custom text so your page can have a personal message from you.  These new pages should be available in less than 30 days.

Q: I’m an ECA.  These new Member TConnect pages don’t work AT ALL for me to sell my products.  What am I supposed to do?
Remember, there are MEMBER TConnect pages and there are ECA TConnect pages.  We have not made any changes to your ECA TConnect page, which you use exclusively for selling your ECA products at TripleClicks.  So the answer is, just use your ECA TConnect page–as always.

Q: Is this it for the Member TConnect page?  Is there anything else coming?
Yes, there are a number of elements, some from the previous version and some brand new ones that will be appearing in the weeks to come.

Q: Why release this new, unfinished Member TConnect page now?  Why didn’t you wait until everything was ready?
Member TConnect pages are just a small component of the overall TripleClicks site of course.  Numerous major features (everything from payments, to security, to Support, and much more) have been stalled until the rewrite of TripleClicks could go live.  These major features are MUCH more important in the big picture than Member TConnect pages…and it was not possible for the rewrite to go live and keep the old Member TConnect pages.  Therefore, it was necessary to launch the new Member TConnect pages in a “phase 1″ state.  The good news is, the doors have now been opened wide for the introduction of dozens of powerful new additions and improvements at TripleClicks.  Meanwhile, Member TConnect pages will quickly be enhanced.  In short, sometimes you have to take a step backwards to advance forward.  This was the case with Member TConnect pages but, rest assured, this temporary step backwards is well, well worth the minor inconvenience.

Q: Why do things have to change so much?  
Great things are built one step at a time.  We intend for TripleClicks to become a billion dollar e-commerce site…and we have a multi-year roadmap for how we will achieve this.  We realize that without seeing this roadmap it can be difficult to understand why we make certain decisions, but please have faith that each and every move we make  is a step towards something extraordinary–which you will come to see and that you will come to benefit from.


i-forum_arrowLog in at the SFI Affiliate Center, then head over to the FORUM–to the SFI NEWS DISCUSSIONS section–to discuss this announcement with your fellow SFI’ers.


This week’s W3 Cash Drawing Winner

ImageAbdulmoiz Farooqi of Karachi, PAKISTAN, just won $250 in the WAVE3 weekly cash drawing. Congrats, Abdulmoiz!

Next week, it could be YOU. For each W3 member you refer, you receive an entry in our weekly drawing (winners drawn each Tuesday). Ten runners-up are also drawn and each receive 50 free TCredits. For 17 ways you can generate referrals, go to: tripleclicks.com/Wave3/makewaves.php

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