Over on the Meteor Partner page I noticed some partners have a “Prime Partner” designation. Those developers often mention that they are “Prime Partners” on their website, which implies an exclusive club reserved for those whose expertise, demonstrated by some vetting process, earned them the Prime designation.
However another Meteor Partner @almog had this to say:
while the “Prime Partner Program” might sound like it creates a difference between Meteor partners and selects the higher or more experienced partners it does not. The prime program is a pure ads system based on payment to Meteor Development Group, for $700 per month you become a “Prime Partner” and get preferred listing . . . Looking at the current prime partners a number of them have very little experience in Meteor.
Is this true? If so it seems rather deceptive. I think Meteor should prominently explain what “Prime” means on the Partner Page. I thought it meant MDG had somehow qualified these people based on their expertise. I think it’s OK to allow people to pay to be listed first, or even to have a larger listing (like Sortfolio) but calling them “Prime” Partners is just misleading. Prime means of the best possible quality; excellent.
What do you think? Should MDG explain the meaning of “Prime” on their Partner page?