Annoyed a lots by Pro Membership renewal Answered
OK, so I was a PRO member for 24 months and during that time my little projects got over 30K views... maybe that is nothing, maybe it something... due to the nature of the material I write about, I personally think it is a lots.
However, surely 30K eyes viewing the articles and the adverts posted all about the pages generate some ad revenue for Instructables. To think that I'm going to pay again for a renewal ... well, folks, it will NOT happen. Instructables give away PRO memberships for all manner of things, from new groups to 90 days for a Featured Author.
I am seriously thinking about dumping this whole Instructables thing... It is my opinion that as long as an author is active and publishing regularly and generating reasonable interest, then the PRO tools should be available to her. I did not mind paying my way into the PRO club the first time, but renewal is simply not going to happen at my expense. If I dump Instructables, I will unpublish everything.
Your move Instructables... you are a neat way to share information, but I really do not need you. I can just hop over to Arduino.cc and forum myself to death... I'm there often anyway.