Welcome, welcome, welcome back to the Emerald Specter column, which I’m guessing you thought was completely dead and forgotten in a bowl of unwanted cereal.
What I’d like to pass along this time is that there are a couple new features available here on the site. The first one is a membership option, which will be the basis for the upcoming “gamification” of Emerald Specter. There will be badges and awards for doing stuff, and BIG bonuses for watching the live shows live, but don’t miss out on the chance to do things to earn points to earn badges for stuff.
The second item will reinforce the badge/award system and is a forum, slowly being filled out to reflect all the stuff at Emerald Specter.com. You will be able to post, join in conversations, and get together with other enthusiasts on a forum right here at the site.
Sure, these are little additions, and the badge function isn’t enabled yet. Early members (those who sign up before the badge function is enabled) will be given bonus points/special badges reflecting your early adoption of the new Emerald Specter site.
Join us. Come on… you know you want to.