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Pro accounts?

I am confused about pro accounts! Do i just have to do simple things like post on a forum ect? or do i have to pay?

arokleto2 years ago
new bie guys..
goeon4 years ago
this is actually too bad we had years of free access and than BOOM pro pops up and steals out allsteps Bah humbug to pro
Kiteman goeon4 years ago
Have you read Eric's various topics and posts about why he was forced into staring the pro system?
conrad2468 (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
Fine ill concede.....but im boycotting until they put allsteps back! As soon as thats free ill go pro. (to answer your question, im doing this for the people who CANT afford pro accounts)
id agree to that but... my mom said that she would pay for 2 years soz yea
conrad2468 (author)  goeon4 years ago
believe it or not SOME people cant afford pro accounts....ill be damned if everyone here can.......excuse the french or concrete HA HA HA
There are actually far more people who can't access the pro accounts, rather than can't afford them.

Teens without bank accounts, members from countries without PayPal etc.

The vast majority of people who can afford access to the internet can also afford $2 a month on something they love.

In the UK, $2 will buy you:

  • One third of the pages in a monthly magazine.
  • Half a beer.
  • Four and a half cigarettes.
  • One bar of chocolate.
  • One litre of petrol.
  • One day's broadband access.
  • An hour in a car park.
How many of those do you treat yourself to in a month? How many of those would harm your life if you missed them just once a month?

On an hourly rate, it costs me less to be a member of Instructables than it does to light my living room.
conrad2468 (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
I wouldnt give up the broadband access!!! lol if i knew it was $2 I wouldnt have started this BS! lol im gonna get a pro account (HOW?) after i stock up my paypal.
"If I knew it was $2"

So you didn't actually look at the "Go Pro" page before you complained? Interesting approach...
conrad2468 (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
I just herd about it!
Wake up, sheeple!
conrad2468 (author)  Lithium Rain4 years ago
Scheibe! I just saw the pro accounts on the home page! Thanks!
Twas a pun based off the atrocious spelling in the post above it. ;)
conrad2468 (author)  Lithium Rain4 years ago
I need a special german symbol that looked like a "B"
you mean ß ? :)

Its alt 225 :)
Try sending someone a patch, that should do it.

L
Yeek! only one liter? that sucks. Hey, THAT'S $7.58 A US GALLON!!! why are gas prices so high there?!?!
Tax
Wow. that's a lot of tax. You're really getting ripped off up there.
If you're not being cynical: fuel duty has proven an effective tool for reducing fuel consumption and dependence in Europe. Getting 50mpg (British Imperial) isn't that hard with a new car. People who are getting less than 20mpg feel it in their wallets... In real terms (depending upon the price of oil) European drivers can be spending the same amount of money on fuel but using a lot less than US drivers. That is a stated point of fuel duty. L
no cynicism. I forogt that due to higher (numerically) standards of emissions in europe, more vehicles have a high MPG. A particular model of VW is only sold in europe due to emissions, but it gets 50 MPG.
The Bluemotion Golf gets 62.8mpg combined.
the 2007 Smart Car gets about 75 mpg.
conrad2468 (author)  gimmelotsarobots4 years ago
BFD it probably costs 50 grand
Nope. The range starts at £6775.
PKM whatsisface4 years ago
Wizardry! How did you get a sterling symbol in your comment? Every time I try to do that it breaks the site... £££
Kiteman PKM4 years ago
£?
Kiteman Kiteman4 years ago
£!
PKM Kiteman4 years ago
Hm, I assumed that since the £ sign was breaking the "preview" function that it wouldn't behave properly in comments. I never post without previewing, so that's why I assumed is was broken. That, and the A-tilde thing that used to happen. Maybe I should change my name to £ like Prince :)
whatsisface PKM4 years ago
Hooray! It works!
That doesn't surprise me, the most efficient small cars have high-pressure diesel engines, which use tiny amounts of fuel but kick out more soot than petrol. I find it deeply ironic that my brother's car which gets 60mpg wouldn't be allowed in California because of its emissions, when Californians drive V8 petrol cars :( but I guess the regulations are for local pollution, to reduce smog etc.
Cheap & economical: Daihatsu Charade claims upto 60mpg.
More powerful and expensive: Mitsubishi Evo'.

L
You're really getting ripped off up there.
Funny guy
Not really, in the USA we pay around $2-$3 per gallon of gasoline
Umm...Yeah?
"Up" where? While it's true that the latitude difference between Britain and Texas puts the former north of you, I think the eastward longitude difference is much more significant.

The Europeans have applied "user taxes" to fuel to help actually pay for roads and transport for decades. It's the bizarre view of Americans that they should get all these benefits for free (oh, sorry, only the rich should get them for free, the poor are lazy freeloaders who don't deserve any benefits at all) that has kept fuel prices artifically suppressed here.
excuse me?! It isn't free for anyone if it is payed for by taxes. And how does being poor make you a lazy freeloader?? You have a twisted set of morals that I think you need to reevaluate.
"Up" is a relative term that most USA citizens use when referring to the UK. The UK is north of most of the USA and adding the east bit is unnecessary. Everybody knows the UK is east of the entire USA so we don't add it.

Now I know that being a physicist, a lot of things bother you. Especially movies. That has got to irritate the heck out of you. But for those of us uninformed, please inform us in a nice manner rather than with an attitude like we should have already known whatever it is.
seem to have a knack for not recognizing sarcasm/jokes. : ). I guess you haven't
heard some of the awful and offensive diatribes floating around the Republican/Conservative talk-radio circuit. If that's the case, you're a very lucky person.

I have honestly never, not once, heard someone refer to the UK as "up" from the U.S. I've heard Canada referred to that way frequently. Perhaps the "we" you're talking about are Texans, rather than "most USA citizens"?
Even so, It doesn't hurt anyone to say "up."
Seeing as we've been in quite a few heated arguments over the past couple days, and I can't send you a patch, http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FHW/UY9H/FVW22W66/FHWUY9HFVW22W66.MEDIUM.jpg is a pretend debate patch.
Thank you :-) It certainly doesn't "hurt anyone," but it does confuse people.
I was deeply, deeply hurt emotionally by your use of the word "up". Extremely so.
beg your pardon?
conrad2468 (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
only the "technicality" people.....im that way.....
You should take a basic course in economics.
Oh shush. I don't keep up with the UK's economy.
Precisely why you should not comment on it.
Is there a problem with me saying I feel your pain on gas prices or something? I'll just end the conversation here.
>>Is there a problem with me saying I feel your pain on gas prices or something? Of course not; but don't state authoritatively that someone's getting ripped off if you have no idea, and then tell others to shush when they point out your statement was inaccurate.
Who're you again?
i got a 2 year now so..... yeah
What exactly are you boycotting? L
conrad2468 (author)  lemonie4 years ago
I am boycotting pro accounts! As soon as instructables makes Allsteps free (when pro accounts are needed) again ill buy a pro account.
OK, let's hope they need your $ bad enough that they give in on that then. L
what if he's not alone
There are several billion people not signing up here. People not doing so isn't a concern, it's encouraging people to actually do it that is. As there are several discussions on this, I'll not add anything more here.

L
goeon Kiteman4 years ago
we should atleast kep allsteps
ReCreate goeon4 years ago
Agreed, Or else...
goeon ReCreate4 years ago
meh
ReCreate goeon4 years ago
Or else i will knock on somebody's door...
goeon ReCreate4 years ago
meh not mine
ReCreate goeon4 years ago
*quiet evil laugh goes here*
goeon ReCreate4 years ago
you woul get shot if you steped foot on my lawn *Loud evil laugh goes here*
ReCreate goeon4 years ago
that would be illegal, You can't shoot me unless if i brake into your house. *even louder clever evil laugh goes here*
goeon ReCreate4 years ago
tho the thing is if you step on my lawn it is concidered tresspassing so *Even louder and even cleverer evil laugh goes here*
ReCreate goeon4 years ago
i will wear a bullet proof suit *louder than ever evil laugh goes here*
goeon ReCreate4 years ago
C-4 *louder than that laugh goes here*
ReCreate goeon4 years ago
I will visit in an alient UFO, c-4 resistant *loudest evil laugh goes here*
goeon ReCreate4 years ago
well than ill use a rocket luancher you dident say rocket proof *LoudER THAN LOUD LAUHGH GOES HERE*
ReCreate goeon4 years ago
i will visit in an even more advanced and secure alien UFO, That is Everything proof, even an atomic bomb *Louder than yours laugh goes here*
goeon ReCreate4 years ago
theres always a loop hole it is and i quoat "everything proof" i wont use an every thing to kill it or an atom bomb ill just use a rocket launcher. *EXPLOSIVE LOUDER THAN YOURS LAUGH GOES HERE*
ReCreate goeon4 years ago
everything proof means: Rocket launcher proof And anything else you can think of...proof *Louder than yours laugh goes here*
conrad2468 (author)  ReCreate4 years ago
YOUR VOICES SHOULD BE HOARSE!
what?
conrad2468 (author)  goeon4 years ago
goeon Kiteman4 years ago
yea yea ads not making enough money etc
lemonie goeon4 years ago
There aren't that many internet businesses that make money (excepting the obvious on-to-a-winner-from-day-one section). YouTube is in the red for one. L
Kiteman lemonie4 years ago
I heard that Facebook is looking at charging for some features.
pathetic. I don't even use facebook XD (darn i forgot how to make itty bitty text...)
lemonie Kiteman4 years ago
Doesn't surprise me at all. L
What the hell is going on here with all this monstrosity, apparently I have a LOT to catch up on.
conrad2468 (author)  Punkguyta4 years ago
Thats how i felt....Apparently instructables cant pay its bills so its depriving us of the good features and making us pay.......but that's in a nut shell...your gonna have to read Eric's posts (which i haven't herd nor seen.....)
Maybe you should before making assertions.
conrad2468 (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
I would appreciate a link.......
So you aren't bothering to look at any of the other posts in this thread, where the links have been posted, multiple times. That's your problem. Figure out how to use the scroll bar in your browser.
conrad2468 (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
yeah, it is! I like the site but i dont have any use for the forums!
Ah, that explains your 327 comments.
conrad2468 (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
U bet it does! I use instructables for the "answers" and the....well instructables! I make my contributions and most make theirs! Forums are basically a watered down version of "answers".....
You have some issues with cause and effect, don't you? The "Answers" are a limited and watered down version of the Forums, which have been part of I'bles since it's creation. Answers are a new feature that was added to the site a few months ago.
XD "Forums are basically a watered down version of "answers"....." "You have some issues with cause and effect, don't you?" This exchange had me giggling like a maniac! :-D
conrad2468 (author)  Lithium Rain4 years ago
This is how "internet tough guys" duke it out......or joust depending on whether or not you take it personally. I couldnt help but laugh myself.
Ah you found Eric's topic. What have you been up to? L
I've been dealing with a girlfriend lately, love of my life but she sure can cause me some stress.
conrad2468 (author)  Punkguyta4 years ago
Women....cant live with them.....cant live without them.....keep tryin but no too hard i would hate for another guy to waste his life on someone who leaves him....
Men...can't live with them...can't live without them...
conrad2468 (author)  Lithium Rain4 years ago
it works both ways..........
Yep...
No, I think this girl is a keeper man, she doesn't seem to want anything out of life other than me, she won't let me spend money on her or anything, and when she looks me in the eyes and tells me that she loves me and she's not going anywhere, well that's just something special man. I know what ya mean though, my dad has apparently been fretting behind the scenes worried about that very thing.
Ooer! L
conrad2468 (author)  lemonie4 years ago
WHERE ARE THEY?!?!?
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