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Pro Members! (Your opinion is needed) Answered

Soooo, its been a few days since Pro Accounts have been implemented, and I've been wondering, whats your first impression of it? Are the features worth it? (I'll post again once the week is up, and ask again)

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Keith-Kid (author)2009-06-07

I dont care bout the features, but I owe a lot to this site so I'm signing up. I had to do chores to get the money. CHORES! You better enjoy those $24, instructables!!!

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bumpus (author)Keith-Kid2009-06-07

You're also not a Pro User yet.. :P

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Keith-Kid (author)bumpus2009-06-08

I had to work to get the money. Blah, I just need to make a check, but theres been some family trouble here...I barely get to be in the house as it is, let alone go to a post office......

When Im a pro, I am SO rubbing it in your face.

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Gorfram (author)Keith-Kid2009-06-08

Greater love hath no Kid than this, that he lay down his willingness to do chores and to cope with quarrelsome check-writers for his 'Ibles. Good for you, Kid. :)

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caitlinsdad (author)bumpus2009-06-07

In his case, the check is really in the mail.

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scoochmaroo (author)Keith-Kid2009-06-16

I had to do chores and got no money.

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Keith-Kid (author)scoochmaroo2009-06-16

if it makes you feel better, I have to start all over again, my comp was acting a lil fuzzy, and had to buy new speakaz.....

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scoochmaroo (author)Keith-Kid2009-06-16

No! Your setbacks could never make me feel better! Good luck going pro soon!

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Kiteman (author)2009-06-06
So far, I have only noticed two problems;

  • Technical problems have been making the site run slowly.
  • There are a huge number of posts from people whining about the changes.

I wish the moaners would sit down and realise that it's the international financial situation that has has forced this move, not greed on the part of Eric and the team.

With failing advertising revenues, the choice really is; pro members or no members.

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UltraMagnus (author)Kiteman2009-06-18

The fact is, they did not even try less restrictive measures first, they just hit everyone with a really big war hammer.

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gmjhowe (author)Kiteman2009-06-07

New pro feature - the 'Whine Blocker'

turn it on to block those whining and complaining about pro accounts

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gimmelotsarobots (author)gmjhowe2009-06-16

But even if I go Pro, I shall maintain the Upside-down Pro avatar, because it becomes a ridiculous oxymoron to confuse the masses in a funny way.

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gimmelotsarobots (author)gmjhowe2009-06-16

ROFL, Sorry I whined. I see the Ible-bot shaped light now. :)

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DJ Radio (author)gmjhowe2009-06-10

lmao. Personally, I am not against pro accounts myself.

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2009-06-07

(I know I'm not pro so my opinion isn't rly wanted on the thread, but I'm going to give it anyway :P.)

If I thought for one second that this was a greedy, money-hungry move, I would be the first one leading the group in violent protesting. I'd leave the site in disgust, and try to convince anyone else I could to do the same. But what Eric says about the financial climate is absolutely true, and this decision hasn't been entered into lightly, and anyway it's not going to change no matter how much they whine so I say we ignore the numpties and get on Making.

>sits down<

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2009-06-07

... I would be the first one leading the group in violent protesting.

I abhor violence ;-) I tend to protest great mistreatment by companies by using two techniques
#1: I never return and give them business again and
#2: I spread the word about the poor service.

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Lithium Rain (author)Goodhart2009-06-07

>>I abhor violence ;-) As do I. :) Figure of speech. >>#1: I never return and give them business again and #2: I spread the word about the poor service. Uhm, that's precisely what I said. :D

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2009-06-07

Yeah, I was just wondering about the violent protest part ;-)

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Lithium Rain (author)Goodhart2009-06-07

Well, no, I wouldn't resort to actual violence - I meant it metaphorically, as in, very extreme. :-)

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skunkbait (author)Lithium Rain2009-06-07

I would actually resort to violence. I would burn an effigy of the robot, and kick a kitten. But since I understand the reasoning behind pro accounts, the robot and kittens are safe.... for now!

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caitlinsdad (author)skunkbait2009-06-07

Hell hath no fury like an angry mob of mutiple cat owners.

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skunkbait (author)caitlinsdad2009-06-07

Heck yeah! (We own multiple cats. One is like a member of the family. The rest are semi-annoying barn cats.)

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Goodhart (author)skunkbait2009-06-07

I own 4 guinea pigs, and all of them are like family, which is what makes them annoying LOL

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Steamdnt (author)Goodhart2009-06-10

It turns out my cat and guinea pig love each other, I left the cage open accidentally, and my cat was curled up beside my guinea pig!

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skunkbait (author)Steamdnt2009-06-10

My rabbit escaped in the house. He beat up the dog, and intimidated the cat.

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Goodhart (author)Steamdnt2009-06-10

Well, I would keep your cat well fed in case that happens again..... ;-) But I have seen that kind of thing now and then.

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skunkbait (author)Goodhart2009-06-07

Yep. Jack the cat, and Darkie the dog- are like annoying little kids. Jack will look at you, and if you don't pay him attention, he'll push peices of pottery off shelves until you meet his every need. It almost makes me miss a crying, wetting, burping, 1 year old!

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Gorfram (author)skunkbait2009-06-07

Kittens are Instructables site mascots/icons, and I've missed them all this time?
Where are the kittens?? ....I demand kittens!!!

(...oh, no - please don't tell me the kittens are only accessible by Pro members... I have yet to work out a non-kitten-related personal issue having to do with Pro)

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Goodhart (author)skunkbait2009-06-07

Kittens are innocent, adult cats on the other hand..... J/K

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killerjackalope (author)Kiteman2009-06-07

I can't go pro, pay my phone bill or buy stuff from Ebay, Damn numbers on the back of the card have a score through the last three, making them illegible... At least I have money...

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Steamdnt (author)killerjackalope2009-06-10

You can have the rest of my prepaid visa

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killerjackalope (author)Steamdnt2009-06-10

I'll pretend to understand that, wait that's an idea, I could buy a prepaid visa card

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Sunbanks (author)killerjackalope2009-06-10

I don't think I've seen prepaid visa cards around here very much -_-

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caitlinsdad (author)Sunbanks2009-06-10

They sell them in the big box stores, big pharmacies, convenience stores, just like the pre-paid gift cards to most big chain stores. The thing is, there is a "service charge or fee" to get the card activated and some are like the gift cards which start deducting hidden fees after a certain period of inactivity.

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Sunbanks (author)caitlinsdad2009-06-10

Our walmart is rather understocked... Whenever I've looked fotlr prepaid visa cards they haven't had them. Maybe I'll try rite aid. I had one a few years ago and I used it soon enough that they didn't start deducting anything from it. I think I spent most of it on jewelry making supplies...

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Steamdnt (author)killerjackalope2009-06-10

congratulations on going pro

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killerjackalope (author)Steamdnt2009-06-10

I totally forgot I already had a paypal account... Thanks...

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Goodhart (author)killerjackalope2009-06-08

Hmm, how about a trade then.....since I don't have money, we can use yours, and I'll use my card LOL No? I thought it was fair ;-)

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Berkin (author)2009-06-06

Regular members should have the Allsteps option.

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bumpus (author)xACIDITYx2009-06-07

Take advantage of it now, deal with it later. I can still view ibles in allsteps.

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A good name (author)bumpus2009-06-17

Deal with it later? If you had a bar of gold, but it could turn to poo at any time, would you just "Deal with it later"? No, I'd just jump ship. Which is what I'm going to do. Wikihow is probably going to find it's community growing over the next 3 months.

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bumpus (author)A good name2009-06-17

If I had a bar of gold, which may turn into poo at any time, I would immediately cash it in for paper money. Which, contrary to popular belief, does not turn to poo.

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A good name (author)bumpus2009-06-17

So you're telling me to sell my account hmm? Yeah see it's just that no one's going to buy it. A bar of gold might have been a bad analogy... more like a rock.

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xACIDITYx (author)bumpus2009-06-07

Yeah, because of that whole "trial" thing.

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