A service will either cost a certain number of Tool Points to use, (even fractional amounts), or will deduct a certain number of Tool Points for as long as it is in use
An example is line monitoring: After the first week of free service, ¼ Tool Point is deducted, in advance, for each week it is active. If there are no Tool Points left, the service is suspended, and unless you purchase more Tool Points, it will be deleted.
At the present time, tool points are also required for certain other enhancements, such as animated avatars, and premium site status. In some
cases, these enhancements do not deduct tool points from your balance ... you must simply have them in order to take advantage of the option.
edited by KeysCapt
last modified: 2009-01-02 14:13:26