Hey Adgrunts. We've had our fun these past few weeks with the signups being closed and new adgrunts could only join via invites, while all adgrunts had a blast watching all the ads in the commercial archive, I had a blast watching the sudden chains of adland buddies being formed.
As you might have figured, this little free-for-all-inside viewing party was thrown while momma fixed the upgrade module. Why? Because momma wanted to change it. And I have.
Regular adgrunts have already noticed that you now get brownie points for commenting and posting around here, as well as for inviting friends - and both you and buddy score even more points once they sign in. Here's the cute part, brownie points buys you super adgrunt upgrades. Yup, for every quip you quip you're getting closer to watching clips. (Did I just say it like that? I sound like a 69 boys wannabe.) Since you were commenting anyway, it's like you're getting paid for it now. ;)
True, you can still whip out your visa or mastercard and upgrade the old fashioned way, and we really thank you for it, since your donations go to Adland's bandwidth bills. And believe me, this site eats a lot of bandwidth - we keep hoping for a bigger pipe but they are tres expensive. Maybe santa will be nice to us and bring us a sponsor this year. ;)
Old adgrunts who have previously upgraded themselves to super adgrunts can check their account to see what's going on - just look under "my account" (link to the left in the menu ovar thare mates) - view your order history will lead you to a record of every completed, attempted or failed upgrade you ever made.
Past super adgrunts may notice a few more 'invoices' than they recall - that's me, giving you an upgrade or two on the house. You'll recognize them easy as they read "on the house" once you view them. I did this for a whole bunch of adgrunts that donated toward a year, adding extra years on top.
Pending payment - means that for some reason this item is still stuck in your shopping cart but you haven't gone so far as to try and pay yet. I'd delete those if I were you - and start over instead.
Cancelled payment - means exactly what it says on the tin. Somehow it didn't work out and the whole thing got cancelled. Like "pending" it's best you leave this one alone and just start over.
Completed - this is the receipt from one of your upgrades. Cool? Catch you laterz, I must go sleep
Update - silliest detail, I forgot to mention that when upgrading you get brownie points, whether you use your credit card or accumilated points. Scrounge up 300 points, like adlib did, and use it for an upgrade and you'll get 5 points back. ;P