What does the eNotes star represent?I can't seem to find information regarding this new feature, so I better start a discussion! A new website update has brought an interesting little star pinned...

What does the eNotes star represent?

I can't seem to find information regarding this new feature, so I better start a discussion!

A new website update has brought an interesting little star pinned onto some non-editor profiles. For example, mine. What does this star represent?

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booboosmoosh eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I agree with all of these notes. Premium questions do receive quicker attention as noted, but #8 makes an important distinction that these members can also access eNotes resources without limitation. They can also ask as many questions as they wish. I am comforted in this: if a student asks a question that is not clear and I respond literally to what I see and it's not what they want, I feel better that they can ask again, making a clearer note of what they really want.

I find it interesting, though I have not noticed if it's still happening of late, that the red "e" next to editor's names don't always show up, so if someone has answered a question in the "pool," I have to read the summary to see if it's an editor and see if I can answer the question that may have a response by a student.

Another concern is that questions answered by other editors are still showing up in the pool. I'd feel more comfortable if once they are completely answered, they just went away: then I wouldn't feel so bad about missing a great question because I wouldn't be repeatedly reminded by seeing it still there. :)

belarafon eNotes educator| Certified Educator

If I am not mistaken, Premium subscribers also have greater access across eNotes resources; unlimited access to all study guides, discussion boards, and full Q/A answers all the time. I think free members cannot access certain sections of the site, such as uploaded documents.

http://www.enotes.com/jax/index.php/faq/faq_controller/eventHandler=view/faqID=516847614

Kristen Lentz eNotes educator| Certified Educator

To echo #8 and #9, truly the best feature of being a premium subscriber is the priority given to answering premium questions first.  The eNotes editors practically fight to answer the premium questions as they first pop up in the Q & A.  The question-to-answer turn around is very quick.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Yes, the star does mean you are a premium member.  In case others don't know what that means, it means that you get first priority.  Editors will answer your questions first.  Being a premium member has many advantages, including access to question answers first.

bullgatortail eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Yes, the little red star designates premium members. They generally receive the quickest attention at eNotes, in part because your questions receive a better payment for eNotes editors who answer them.

kiwi eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I think you will also find that your membership is slightly more expensive than the standard. However, you will find that your request is dealt with super fast!

loraaa | Student

Congratulations to you ,,, ^_^

wanderista | Student

Oh, nevermind! Apparently, it means one is a premium member. Sorry for that!