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pro account ??????? Answered

The idea of needing to pay to access some features of the site seems to conflict with the nature of the community on this site. After all we are all DIY'ers trying to make quality things for little money. Separating those who can afford to pay for an account from those who come to this site to learn how to be frugal ( because they don't have money to fritter away on things like pro accounts) will only devalue the community. I know the argument of "everything needs to make money some how" does not really stand here as separating the community will eventually lead to reduced following of the web site, decreasing the money available through advertising. Net effect of this is a poor online community that still is not making any real money. My thoughts are that the moderators etc should scrap this new system and protect the Instructables as we know and love it. anyone agree?

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gover57

10 years ago

weird how they're making us pay for content we generate... how about we charge them for our content, maybe post x amount of instructables will get you a pro account...

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n8mangover57

Reply 10 years ago

you do not have to pay for the content, you can see the instructable, write comments, and see other comments on the ible. What you pay for are extra features not necessary for using the site.

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DJ Radio

10 years ago

I would rather have less features than no site.

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Biopyro

10 years ago

I agree. Losing the view all steps on one page is too far. I could handle losing favourites butnow it's just money-grubbing.

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DJ RadioBiopyro

Reply 10 years ago

You do realize they need features to attract customers right?

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lemonie

10 years ago

How much cash do you reckon you have personally generated through advertising revenue - I've no idea, but you seem to have thought about it? L