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New Forum Guru Program Debuts

logo-forum_lgThe new SFI Forum has been a tremendous success.  Participation is at an all-time high and its value as a resource for finding and sharing information has never been better.  We are so very pleased!

There is one main area, however, where the forum needs real improvement.  And that’s the Forum Guru program.  You see, The Forum Guru program is supposed to identify the best, most knowledgable members of the SFI Forum.  So when you see a post by a Forum Guru, you should be able to trust its content and have confidence that the information is accurate, correct, and actionable.  This is extremely important.  When your new affiliates visit the Forum looking for assistance and they get wrong answers, that’s not good for them, for you, or anyone else in SFI.  Our gurus need to be gurus!

But, to date, the Forum Guru program has only been partially successful because the system we have been using to determine Forum Gurus has been based exclusively on “likes” (people clicking on the “like”–thumbs-up–button).  We thought it would work, but too many were just not using it appropriately and we felt that this would not change.

So, effective today, a hand-picked group of voters will determine who our Forum Gurus are.  Our voters will consist ONLY of members of the forum that have proven themselves to be worthy of this very important role.

Here’s how voting will work:

Each time one of our voting panel members sees a high quality post, they’ll give it a vote.  Votes will be tabulated continually and those with the 200 most votes will sport the Forum Guru title and badge (old votes will drop off over time to allow the most active current members of the forum to achieve the rank of Forum Guru too).

For those who had held the Forum Guru title, and now it’s gone, don’t despair.  Just keep posting good, quality stuff, and the voters will notice and you’ll regain your Forum Guru title.

Forum DiscussionLog 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.


New longest VP streak badge

We are introducing a new badge today that recognizes your longest VP streak to date.


For many of our affiliates who have had a long streak broken, you’ll now have a permanent badge to recognize that accomplishment!

The minimum streak for this new badge is 180 days.  So if you’ve ever had a streak of at least 180 days, your homepage, JMT gateway, etc. are now displaying this new badge.  If you haven’t yet reached 180 days, this new badge will arrive when you reach 180 days.

  • A streak of 365 days (1 year) adds the bronze trim.
  • A streak of 730 days (2 years) adds the silver trim.
  • A streak of 1095 days (3 years) adds the prestigious gold trim.

Forum DiscussionLog 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.


Fast-Track Members: Get your EXTRA Fast-Track pins!


Get an extra Fast-Track pin (or two) for your spouse or team member to help spread the word about SFI, jump start conversations, and attract prospective PSAs (or to display in your office)!

If you’ve met the Fast-Track qualifications for three straight months, just go HERE to order up to two of these Fast-Track pins for only $5 each. Note that if you have not met  the qualifications, you will be unable to place an order.

Also, if you haven’t already done so, make sure you receive your FREE Fast Track pin (one per member) by going to this page and confirming your mailing address!

For more information on Fast-Track, go HERE.

Forum DiscussionLog 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.

Gold Fast-Track Member status update

Advancing from Silver to Gold Fast-Track membership is as easy as meeting the basic FT qualifications and setting up a minimum 1500 VP Standing Order in your first 10 days with SFI. Beginning March 31, 2015, maintaining that qualifying Standing Order each month will also be a requirement for keeping your Gold FT membership and sporting the gold Fast-Track badge.

Gold Fast-Track members should take a moment now and ensure they will have a current Standing Order of 1,500 VP or more for March. Affiliates who do not have a qualifying Standing Order by the March 31st deadline will lose their Gold FT status and will revert to Silver FT status and badge until a qualifying Standing Order is back in place.

For more Fast-Track details, see: https://www.sfimg.com/FT

Forum DiscussionLog 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.


DON’T FORGET! This Saturday, February 28th, is the deadline for…

icon-blog_sfiThis Saturday, February 28th, is the last day…

1. To get in on the February S-Builder Co-op. Just plug in to our global advertising co-op and within a few weeks begin receiving signups (both SFI affiliates and TC members). Just 72 cents a day gets you on your way; it’s one of most economical ways to build an online business ever! For complete details, extensive FAQs, and an order link for S-Builder, see the S-Builder central info page.

2. To retain your Executive Affiliate status for February. If you’re under 1,500 VersaPoints for this month, get to your SFI Homepage at the Affiliate Center right away and see your SFI To-Do List for a list of ways to acquire the points you need.

3. To vote for February‘s TripleClicks Song Of The Month. Please drop by the TripleClicks Music Center today and help us pick this month’s top song. Our TC Artists from around the world thank you!

707 Winners share Time Machine 23,331 TCredits Zackpot!

We have a winner!Our 11th Time Machine game ended yesterday, giving us our long-awaited answer to our question, How many times will the word “euro” appear in World News at 4pm CT Feb 25, 2015?

707 different TripleClicks members predicted the correct answer of 16.

With a final Zackpot of 23,331, each winner received an equal share of 33 TCredits.

For a complete list of all the winners, see:


Fun Fact: Time Machine has now awarded over 222,242 TCredits to over 2,680 winners.

Note! A brand new Time Machine question is now live. To enter your prediction, go now to:


Tip: See our Time Machine Tips HERE to help you win the new Time Machine Zackpot!

On behalf of Zack the Zebra, CONGRATULATIONS to our latest Time Machine winners!  Enjoy all those mighty TCredits and your new badge!

New Time Machine contest has started!

Time Machine gameZack is back…with the latest edition of our highly popular Eager Zebra game, Time Machine!

The new question is:

What will the all-time box office rank for the new movie CHAPPIE be on March 31st?

Enter your new prediction at:


TIP: Make sure you head over to our blog at blog.eagerzebra.com (or click the TIPS button at the top of the Time Machine page) to get some valuable tips for winning the new Time Machine contest.

TIP: You can enter a prediction daily to win a share of what will, no doubt, become a HUGE Zackpot.  And with each Time Machine entry, you also can get a free entry for the new Daily Crown and a chance to win a share of over $1700 in prizes!  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

GOOD LUCK to all our players!


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