Membership Options

Go for the Gold!! :GOLD:

There are a couple of ways to purchase a paid membership here at GoldToken. You can buy a Wood, Silver, Gold or Platinum Level Membership, directly from our Payments page. Please review GoldToken's Membership Levels Explained for further information regarding each of our membership levels.

:6: Payments By Mail :6:

After creating an invoice from our Payments page, you can snail mail your payment along with your invoice number, account name and/or account number to:

GoldToken
1086 Hollister Rd
Pinon Hills, CA
92372


:6: Payments by PayPal :6:

After creating an invoice from our Payments page, you can send the payment via PayPay at www.PayPal.com to memberships@goldtoken.com along with your invoice number, account name and/or account number.

Don't have a PayPal account yet? It is fast and easy to set up; in fact, you can do it while you complete your GoldToken membership purchase.
  1. After clicking the "Check Out" button, click the PayPal button on the invoice to log in to your existing account or to create a new one.
  2. Verify that GoldToken.com is the merchant from whom you are purchasing.
  3. When you receive your transaction ID number, click "Back to Merchant" to return to our site.
  4. That's it. Using PayPal at GoldToken.com really is that easy!



:6: Payments by MoneyGram :6:

To use MoneyGram:

http://global.moneygram.com/

Choose YOUR country.

1. Send to United States
2. Receive option Pick up at any Agent - USD
3. Enter the amount of your membership payment

Click "Get Started"

Select a payment method - Credit/Debit or Bank Account

Create an account or log in as a return user

Your Receiver's Information:
First Name: Mary
Last Name: Riley
Receiver State/Province: California
Are you sending money for the purchase of goods or services? Yes
Message Your player nickname and/or number, Invoice Number, Purchase Info (for example: 6-month Platinum Membership)

Important: When you have completed your transaction, please send a PM to GoldToken Support alerting us to your payment so that our Accounts Manager knows to pick up the funds. Please also provide any pick-up number or confirmation number that you receive. :THANKSH:


;;2;;;;2;; PLEASE NOTE: If you are RENEWING a current membership, be sure to snail mail your payment 10 to 14 business days prior to your expiration date or 5 business days prior by PayPal, to prevent disruption to your account. Once a membership expires or lapses, GoldToken can not restore your account back to its original state after a membership is activated again. Expired or lapsed memberships, (even for 1 second over), will set your account back to Guest status and will therefore remove you from clubs, ladders, tournaments or revoke anything else that is not supported under a Guest status.

;;2;;;;2;; EARLY RENEWAL: Be proactive and preserve your account membership status well ahead of time! No matter how far in advance you choose to renew your membership, any remaining time left on your current membership will always be prorated to extend your membership time accordingly.

;;2;;;;2;; RESTRICTIONS: Game move restrictions only occur if your account reverts back to Guest status while having over 30 games still active on your gamesheet. This means that you will only be able to make 50 moves per day until you renew your membership again or get below the 30 games at Guest status. If you are a Guest, and have under 30 games, you will be able to move as much as you like.

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:STAR: GoldToken's Membership Levels Explained: :STAR:

GoldToken has several unique membership levels. Each membership level includes additional features.
Here is the breakdown:

:4: Guest Status :4:

Cost: Free
Features:
  • Up to 15 games can be played concurrently not including ladder games
  • Can play all standard games, but only one of each premium game
  • Can play one premium game concurrently
  • Can join 1 tournament and 10 ladders at a time
  • 10 vacation days per year
  • Can write 1 nugget per month (Note: Nuggets can earn you site membership!)
  • Can add 100 photos to your one profile Photo Album
  • Please note: If you are a guest and have more than 30 active games, you will only be able to make 50 moves per day. As guests are restricted to 15 active games, this should not present any problems for normal playing. Guests with fewer than 30 active games have no move restrictions.


Standard games are the main game of any type. For example: backgammon, trax, four in a row, etc.

Premium games are the variants of the game types. For example: acey ducey, loop trax, double trouble four in a row, etc.

The rule of one game is that as a guest you only get 15 games at a time. Guests can play up to 15 games, with a restriction that they can only play one variant game per each type. So for example, they can have up to 15 Chess games, but only one Alice Chess game at a time. They can have an Alice Chess and Giveaway Chess game active simultaneously, but can't have two Alice Chess games.

However, if you were to join a tournament you would obviously go over your game limit and not be able to start anymore games until you get back under the fifteen limit. The tournament also acts as sort of a waiver to the only one premium game as if you are in an acey ducey tournament then you will have more then one game.


:4: Wood Level :4:

Cost: $10 for six months (20 Golderos), or $15 for a year (30 Golderos).
-- Golderos are GoldToken's money system and are worth $0.50 U.S. cents per Goldero.
Features:
  • Up to 30 games can be played concurrently not including ladder games
  • Can join up to 5 tournaments and 15 ladders
  • Access to our Ratings information to see how you compare against other players
  • 20 vacation days per year
  • Can write 1 nugget per month (Note: Nuggets can earn you site membership!)
  • Can add 100 photos to each of your two profile Photo Albums
  • Limited participation in our Discussion Boards
  • Limited participation in the Wiki Web
  • Ability to use a membership, flag or twinkle icon

    Purchase a Wood Level Membership.


:4: Silver Level :4:

Cost: $16 for six months (32 Golderos), or $25 per year (50 Golderos).
-- Golderos are GoldToken's money system and are worth $0.50 U.S. cents per Goldero.
Features:
  • Up to 60 games can be played concurrently not including ladder games
  • Can join up to 15 tournaments and 20 ladders
  • Full participation in our Discussion Boards
      • Except the three boards devoted to Gold and Platinum players
  • 30 vacation days per year
  • Can write unlimited nuggets (Note: Nuggets can earn you site membership!)
  • Can add 100 photos to each of your three profile Photo Albums
  • Full participation in the Wiki Web
  • Ability to join Clubs
  • Ability to turn off banner and pop-under ads except on wikis
  • Ability to use a membership, flag or twinkle icon

    Purchase a Silver Level Membership.


:4: Gold Level :4:

Cost: $23 for six months (46 Golderos), or $35 per year (70 Golderos).
-- Golderos are GoldToken's money system and are worth $0.50 U.S. cents per Goldero.
Features:
  • Our most popular membership level
  • All the same great abilities of Silver but more:
  • Up to 500 concurrent games not including ladder games
  • Can join up to 100 tournaments
  • Up to 25 ladders
  • Ability to form and preside over your own Club
  • Special access to Gold-Members-only Discussion Boards
  • 40 vacation days per year
  • Can write unlimited nuggets (Note: Nuggets can earn you site membership!)
  • Can add 100 photos to each of your ten profile Photo Albums
  • Ability to have special input into new features being considered for the site
  • Can test out new beta code with privileged access to our beta site
  • Ability to adopt a personal name icon from our Name Icons page

    Purchase a Gold Level Membership.


:4: Platinum Level :4:

Cost: $33.50 for six months (67 Golderos), or $50 per year (100 Golderos).
-- Golderos are GoldToken's money system and are worth $0.50 U.S. cents per Goldero.
Features:
  • Our premier membership level
  • All of the prior features plus:
  • Up to 1000 concurrent games
  • Can join up to 250 tournaments
  • Unlimited ladders
  • Ability to form and preside over a gaming Federation
  • Special access to Platinum-Members-only Discussion Boards
  • Ability to try out some games before other players
  • 60 vacation days per year
  • Can write unlimited nuggets (Note: Nuggets can earn you site membership!)
  • Can add 100 photos to each of your Unlimited number of profile Photo Albums
  • Your own private wiki
  • Your very own GoldToken.com email address
  • The ability to post a picture on your profile
  • A personal blog
  • Ability to auto turn vacation days on, should you go to time out
  • Able to use platinum only goldies
  • Ability to adopt a personal name icon from our Name Icons page
  • 12 Banneros ;;gift;; from Badger for a one year membership purchase
  • And most importantly, the satisfaction of supporting this site

    Purchase a Platinum Level Membership.


:STAR: Memberships at a glance: :STAR:

Level6 months1 yearGamesUptoTourneysLaddersBoardsClubsWikiCan View RatingsVacation Days
GuestFreeOnly one of each variant and limited to one Premium Game at a time1511Can read and post on some boardsCannot joinReadNo10
Wood$10.00$15.00All3055Post on manyCannot joinRead, EditYes20
Silver$16.00$25.00All601510Post mostJoinEdit, CreateYes30
Gold$23.00$35.00All50010020Post all but Plat DBJoin, CreateEdit, Create, OwnYes40
Platinum$33.50$50.00All1000250No limitPost all+Join, CreateEdit, Create, Own and can own a FederationYes60


To purchase a Wood, Silver, Gold or Platinum Level Membership, please visit our Payments page.

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:6: Win or Earn a Membership: :6:

Special note about Prize Memberships: GoldToken offers prize memberships from time to time and these can be given in many different ways, either through tourneys, being adopted by an existing member, or even by being online during a membership gift drive. Please be advised though, that once you have received a gift membership once, you will not be eligible for a free membership in the future.

  • You can play a tournament with a membership prize: limits to this are you must have always been a guest so are limited to one membership prize from a tournament per guest unless otherwise noted in the tournament.
  • You may also win a membership in one GoldToken's contests. Pay attention to whats happening on the discussion boards or your gamesheet news to win one!
Note: Members on probation are not eligible for winning memberships through any of the various site programs or contests, including tournaments for the duration of their probation.

:6: Adoptions & Free Trial Memberships: :6:

  • You may be able to get adopted if you have never been a member before, by one of the current members. Players can contact GoldToken Support for more information on this possibility.
  • For brand new players to the site only: You may qualify for a free trial 60 day membership. For further information, please contact GoldToken Support for the rules to qualify!
Note: Members on probation are not eligible for our adopt a guest program for the duration of their probation.

:6: How to Adopt a Guest: :6:

To adopt a guest, click the membership link at the top of your gamesheet. There you will see the link adopt a guest. Click that to set up the invoice. You can then click the adopt a guest link on the invoice to adopt as many as you wish. When finished, click the Check out button. You can then either print the invoice to mail in, or click the PayPal button to make your payment.
  1. Click the membership link at the top of your gamesheet
  2. Click the link adopt a guest
  3. Click the Check out button
  4. Print the invoice to mail in, or click the PayPal button to make your payment
  5. It's that easy!

When a guest player is adopted, GoldToken will issue it to one of our more active guests. Thus, those with more games will naturally win out over those with few games as it is our intention to encourage more game play.

:6: Additional Info: :6:

  • Downgrading Memberships - Shall you decide to use our downgrade feature on your members, please be aware it does not add extra time to the membership. Downgraded memberships are not prorated but keep the same expiration date.
  • Membership Limits - We have found it necessary to limit one guest membership per person, with a limit of two guests per household. Please cooperate with the support of GoldToken by not taking advantage of creating extra accounts for yourself or allowing your children to do so. If other members of your family or workplace share the same computer, NTL or WebTV, then you are required to post their players names on your profile.
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:3: Questions: :3:

  • What are Golderos?
They are a fun and versatile way to purchase GoldToken money to spend on or at the site in the way that you want! Think of them as a 50 cent U.S. coin or token per Goldero. You can buy a few at a time or several, it's all up to you! To learn more about what Golderos are, please go to our Info page called: Golderos.
  • How do I buy a membership?
1. Start by going to the [ Membership ] link at the bottom of your game sheet.
2. Click "Purchase Golderos" link, and type in the number of golderos you wish to purchase.
3. Click "Continue" and click the check out button.
4. That will take you to a page with a few options, including a PayPal button, that you can click to make an immediate payment. You can also snail mail your payment and the instructions can be found just below the PayPal button.


  • What is PayPal?
PayPal is one of the safest, most widely accepted ways to pay for your purchases on the Internet. It lets you use funds from either your bank account or credit card; and you can use it with confidence: Your transactions are protected by PayPal's sophisticated fraud prevention system.


  • How long after paying can I expect my membership to be updated?
When paying by check, expect 10 to 14 business days from the date it was mailed. When paying by Paypal, expect it to take between 1 to 4 business days to be applied. We must wait for Paypal to verify funds before they send us the payment notification. Even then, because Badger updates all memberships manually, it could take an extra 24 hours if she is on one of her very few days off.


  • What happens to my old membership when I upgrade?
If you upgrade to a higher membership while having a current lower one, the time remaining is prorated into the new membership when the upgrade it is added. All you need to do is make a note of it in your payment to our Accounts Manager and it will be handled the moment your payment clears.



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:5: Transferring Memberships or Refunds :5:
  • All paid subscriptions are non-transferable.
  • We do not give full or partial refunds for subscription periods that you have purchased.
  • Once Golderos are purchased, GoldToken can not refund them.
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:2: ::2:: What a membership doesn't give you:


A paid membership will allow you to take advantage of some of the extra features of our site, but just so there's no confusion, let's take a moment to review what isn't included in the membership.


  • You still need to follow the Acceptable Use Policy and the Discussion Board Rules
  • You don't get any special treatment if your games time out on you.
  • There is no guarantee that the site will work perfectly or that you will be able to access it all the time.
  • We can't promise you that we will make your favorite game available here.
  • We can't give you a refund if you change your mind later.
  • If your membership expires, you will be allowed to play out your current level of games, but will not be allowed to start any new games until you are down to the limit that your current membership level allows for. (There is a 50 move per day limit on games if you have 30 or more active games going as a Guest.) Players found to be loading up their games immediately before their membership expires will face penalties. We will access this by looking over your previous playing patterns. If you have a huge number of games when your membership expires, beyond what your normal playing load would be, and these games have been started within a month of your previous membership level expiration date, there will be penalties. These may include, but will not be limited to, ending of the games, all the way up to termination of your account.

In other words, if it's not listed in the description of benefits for the Membership Level that you purchase, you can't count on getting any special consideration in exchange for your payment, except maybe for the warm glow that will accompany the knowledge that you have helped make the world just a little brighter with your contribution to this great website.
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;;1;;;;1;; For membership problems or questions that you can't find answers to here, please message GoldToken Support, or email us at goldtokenmanagement@goldtoken.com! ;;1;;;;1;;