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Number of "Pro" users? Answered

. How about a running total of the number of "Pro" (I hate that term) users in the "New Pro Users" title block?

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bylerfamily

9 years ago

I hate the term pro...It sounds to me like they think they are supreme because they paid for a membership.It is not something I like,having people be made superior to us by paying for a member ship.I knew the economy was bad but I did not know that instructables was going to stoop to this level.

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kelseymhbylerfamily

Reply 9 years ago

It's not that they think their superior ("supreme" is incorrect). The label was adopted and is applied by Staff to classify the account. A number of us disagree with it, and wish that something else were used (e.g., a little "gold star" symbol or something else less verbal).

If you didn't know, then presumably you haven't been reading the Forums for the past six months:
https://www.instructables.com/community/Instructables_Alternative_Revenue_Strategies/
https://www.instructables.com/community/Pro-Instructables-Accounts/
https://www.instructables.com/community/Instructables-Pro-Accounts-Have-Launched/

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bylerfamilykelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

No,I have not read the forums for the last few months.I need to start.:-)

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Lftndbtbylerfamily

Reply 9 years ago

I hate the term pro...It sounds to me like they think they are supreme because they paid for a membership.

That part of your post I agree with.....

I think Pro, should be changed to a group term such as "Iblers"

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KitemanTool Using Animal

Reply 9 years ago

Somebody suggested elsewhere, and I agree, that the "PRO" tag could be changed to soemthing neutral, like a gold star, or an LED.

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Tool Using AnimalKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

"What makes a good man go neutral? Lust for gold? Power? Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?" Actually I like the gold star idea, but then again, I don't have a problem with the pro either. Need we dumb down for those who fail to differentiate between pro and professional?

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KitemanTool Using Animal

Reply 9 years ago

It's not a dumbing down thing, it's an image thing.

See elsewhere in this thread - some people think that pro is discriminatory, excluding non-pro from the heart of the site.

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Kiteman

9 years ago

I can't help wondering - how many paid subscriptions does the site need to break even?

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Weissensteinburgewilhelm

Reply 9 years ago

I'm surprised by how many of the pro users I don't know. I figured that most of them would be the more prominent users at first. Out of curiosity, which plan did most of you staffers buy?

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yourcatewilhelm

Reply 9 years ago

Isn't that like paying yourself...?

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NachoMahmaewilhelm

Reply 9 years ago

. That's not very comforting. Have you found rust on Robot?

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ewilhelmNachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

I honestly think it's the best value, so it's the one I bought. Maybe I'm also optimistic that advertising will rebound a year from now and we'll be able to lower the price!

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Kitemanewilhelm

Reply 9 years ago

I clicked "sort by recent", and I was fourth from last on the list. Does that mean I was the fourth person to turn pro? Beaten only by yourself, Christy and Ed? Surely not?

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Spl1nt3rC3llNachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

It looks like "sort by recent" sorts by the member since date, not the pro account creation date.

Either I'm really tired, or that sentence looks horribly, grammatically incorrect...

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KitemanSpl1nt3rC3ll

Reply 9 years ago

So, that just makes me...

...an old hand?

Your grammar was fine, and so was your grampa.

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

in about 8 days, I will be able to join the ranks too (right now there are insufficient funds available.

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yeah, because I'm ahead of nacho, but he was already a pro when I was still drinking my morning coffee trying to figure out where my wallet was.

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Tool Using AnimalKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

It had just been so very long since I used Paypal that I needed to update my credit card on file, no way I'm letting those criminals have access to my bank account.

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ewilhelmKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Recent sorts by sign up date. I don't think the unsorted listing is sorting by anything.

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Kiteman

9 years ago

"Pro" (I hate that term)

Same here. I'd prefer something like premium user or maybe even Maker

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Keith-KidKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

I agree with Lith, we're ALL makers. Pro suits you, you're pros at your craft!

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whatsisfaceKeith-Kid

Reply 9 years ago

Generally a "pro" doesn't become a pro by paying.

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Goodhartwhatsisface

Reply 9 years ago

Tell that to a college grad with no experience in a field ;-)

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jessyratfink

9 years ago

I can't believe some users just signed up today/yesterday and they're already pro. That's great! I think people are started to feel better about paying for a great service - if flickr, IGN, and various other sites can do it, so can ibles!

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ewilhelm

9 years ago

Will do.