Regular readers of The Spoof will be used to the mix of articles and adverts on the site. Recently, however, many people have questioned the quality of the stories being published.
Well, for the last eighteen months, there have in fact been two distinct sets of articles; the set you see here and a 'Premium' set of much funnier stories professionally edited and without any annoying, slow-loading adverts.
Following extensive beta testing, The Spoof - Premium has been launched. This succinct source of satire is now available by subscription and promises a much higher standard of writing, with support for video stories and picture features which are not available on The Spoof standard edition.
When you sign up for The Spoof Premium you also get a free phone app to provide instant access from anywhere in the world. A wealth of new features becomes available, including integration of the Discussion Forum with Facebook, Twitter and Messenger.
As a Premium subscriber, you will also get access to a hidden sixth thumb for use when reviewing articles.
The look and feel of Premium is very different. Gone is the red-top tabloid look; replaced by a more refined 'broadsheet' style. A smarter, more modern font is used, and 'Spoof Xtra' is displayed as 'Spoof Extra'.
Content is significantly improved with a move away from celebrity gossip and vulgarity to more refined but still hilarious features. Subscribers to Premium will find the comedy content ratio much higher than in the standard offering.
Writers also gain from Premium. A fast-track story approval system guarantees publication within five minutes following a complete proof reading and legal verification process. Premium writers also get a boost in the top writer's chart with double points on every story, plus there is automatic rejection of one-thumb ratings.
For a free trial of The Spoof Premium, simply click here to pay £299.00. If you would prefer not to pay at this time, just click on the right-hand thumb under the headline.