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Question for Paidmembers [Mar. 19th, 2009|11:58 am]
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We've had some conversations recently about some of the reasons people buy Paid Accounts. Rather than try to guess, we wanted to ask you why *you* have a Paid (or Permanent) Account. Hence, a poll.

On the first question, we're looking for the handful of top reasons you have a Paid Account, so please check any of the options that were motivating factors for you. On the second, we ask that you try to narrow it down to the single biggest reason. If there was a primary or motivating reason for you that we haven't listed, please do add it in the text box provided.

Poll #1368228 What motivated you to have a Paid Account?

Please select the three to five biggest reasons you have a Paid Account

No ads when I read or use LiveJournal
55(0.5%)
Other people don't see ads when they view my journal
3(0.0%)
More userpics
79(0.7%)
More customization options (more styles/advanced customization)
12(0.1%)
Polls
1(0.0%)
Scrapbook
4(0.0%)
Mobile features (text via profile, voice post, TXTLJ)
3(0.0%)
@livejournal.com forwarding email address
1(0.0%)
Mass-edit security level of posts
21(0.2%)
Custom mood themes
2(0.0%)
Embedding/domain forwarding
1(0.0%)
Ability to edit comments
9(0.1%)
Copies of my own comments emailed to me
1(0.0%)
I just like Live Journal and am happy to pay for it
80(0.7%)
I've had a Paid account for long time and am used to it
10(0.1%)
I like the status of being a Paid user
3(0.0%)
My paid account was gifted to me by a friend
74(0.6%)

Please select the single biggest reason you have a Paid Account

No ads when I read or use LiveJournal
2786(26.1%)
Other people don't see ads when they view my journal
193(1.8%)
More userpics
2942(27.6%)
More customization options (more styles/advanced customization)
1063(10.0%)
Polls
122(1.1%)
Scrapbook
251(2.4%)
Mobile features (text via profile, voice post, TXTLJ)
71(0.7%)
@livejournal.com forwarding email address
30(0.3%)
Mass-edit security level of posts
202(1.9%)
Custom mood themes
60(0.6%)
Embedding/domain forwarding
26(0.2%)
Ability to edit comments
325(3.0%)
Copies of my own comments emailed to me
33(0.3%)
I just like Live Journal and am happy to pay for it
1343(12.6%)
I've had a Paid account for long time and am used to it
770(7.2%)
I like the status of being a Paid user
126(1.2%)
My paid account was gifted to me by a friend
320(3.0%)

Anything not on this list that was a primary reason you have a Paid Account?



Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: theloneheir
2009-09-03 09:01 pm (UTC)
Ultimate biggest reason is for the userpics for role playing. Fifteen/Thirty is just not enough.

'Sup page 10

Edited at 2009-09-03 09:01 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: studyofrunning
2009-09-28 03:30 am (UTC)
At least I'm not the only one late to the party.

I thought of an answer to question 3 after I already submitted the poll: I thought about how much time I spend on LJ and how much money I spend on other things I spend less time on (Starbucks, Netflix) and by comparison decided LJ was worth a coffee or so a month.

So basically, a combination of "it's cheap" and "Internet addiction."

I would have selected "ability to edit comments" along with the things I did choose (others not seeing ads on my page, before which there was no point in trying to customize it; and I bought my account when I uploaded userpic 14/15) but really, the fact that something as essential and basic as editing comments is a payed feature was one reason I didn't want to go ahead and pay.
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[User Picture]From: claremonty
2009-10-04 03:36 am (UTC)

Why am I not listed in 'Interest' searches when I paid for my account?

I opted for the paid account for 1 reason: I wanted to be listed in 'Interests' searches and still I am not! If this problem is not fixed I will never pay for my account here again. What kind of racket is this?
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[User Picture]From: rutabagasteu
2009-10-11 11:39 am (UTC)
customization is the only reason I became paid member. Too new to know much about the community here. I have muiltiple web sites elsewhere, so making it look like I want it is important to me.

I did a search when I first got here, and noted there were customization conversations/LJs earlier, but they seem to have faded away.

I think such info should be easier to find. Of course, I probably went right past it and didn't see it.
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From: jumpuphigh
2009-10-27 09:00 am (UTC)
While this poll does give some interesting data, seeing these results along with the new Google AdSense announcement that came out on September 21, 2009 just reemphasized for me the real reason I purchased a paid account on LJ. Most of my friends are still here. I would much rather be playing over at DreamWidth where the members are listened to but as long as my friends are primarily playing here, I'm not going to run off to another site. However, I don't expect to be a renewing paid member. I like being able to edit comments and having more user pics but the real reason I wanted to have a paid membership was to mass change my security settings on my journal. It was worth the $19.95 just so I didn't have to go in and edit each post individually. I've gotten my money's worth and if I can drop enough breadcrumbs to DW for my friends, then I will be hightailing it over there for a more permanent change of station. So, thank you. This helped me clarify my wants and my needs. I want a community where I get to be part of the community and not a commodity. I want a place filled with trust and a sense of security. I want to be part of a place that is filled with innovators who are excited about creating something bigger than just our selves. Again, thank you.

Edited at 2009-10-27 09:25 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: thejoker
2009-12-23 01:10 pm (UTC)
Hell yeah userpics.

I wish they were unlimited for paid members though.
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