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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: sanctaphrax
2009-03-19 05:52 pm (UTC)
I have a paid account and was wondering why there aren't more 'opt out' options for paid members. One being user pics. I know I've posted this already. Paid members should have the option of opting out of anyone subscribing to their updated userpics. Anyone who has a private journal that's just for them might not want others to be able to subscribe to their icons. The subscription lets any subscribers know when you're online even when you aren't posting. I don't like that at all.
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[User Picture]From: diziara
2009-03-19 05:53 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to notate that while the ability to edit comments are my current most important reason, the reason I originally got a paid account was the preferential treatment/access to the faster server. I kept the paid account because I liked the greater ability to customize my journal, the ability to start RSS accounts on livejournal, and now I couldn't stand to look at the amount of ads you guys clutter the place up with, so if I decided to stop paying, or couldn't afford to anymore, I would likely end up jumping ship.

I also want to note that had I not been relatively early on in LJ's livespan when I signed up, I probably wouldn't be a user. If I hadn't been a paid user for before both 6 Apart and the current regime, I likely wouldn't have stuck around long enough to become one. There's just been too much stupid, too much drama, and too much effort to turn LJ into a profit machine, instead of a fun place to hang out and share my thoughts.
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[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2009-03-19 05:54 pm (UTC)
It's my habit, from back in the days of using a BBS, to contribute to the maintenance of programs or software that I enjoy, and would otherwise be free.
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[User Picture]From: zam0th
2009-03-19 05:56 pm (UTC)
also i'd be good to poll about permas :). afaik they have even more stuff inside.
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From: artkouros
2009-03-19 05:56 pm (UTC)
Speaking of Embedding/domain forwarding, why do I so often get redirected to Russian porn sites and faux-security scan sites (scan4lite4.com) when I try to move from page to page?
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[User Picture]From: djinnthespazz
2009-03-19 06:02 pm (UTC)
COngratulations, you have the one of the latest viruses.

Try Malwarebyte's Anti Malware. That one worked for me.
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[User Picture]From: hirikosaunders
2009-03-19 05:57 pm (UTC)
I so wasn't paying attention and picked more than five for the top one *headdesk* sorry about that. I do have more than one paid journal, so it can count for them. Again, sorry about that.
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[User Picture]From: foxfirefey
2009-03-19 06:13 pm (UTC)
If you answered the poll in a wrong way by accident, you can edit your answers!
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[User Picture]From: scolaro
2009-03-19 05:58 pm (UTC)
I just like Live Journal and am happy to pay for it

I would have ticked off this sentence, but there's a flaw here: I started using the basic account (without ads), which hooked me up. I NEVER used the plus account, because I hate ads with a passion. Had there been only the paid or the plus option you wouldn't have seen me again.

However, when I felt that LJ was the site for me (incl. scrapbook and everything) I bought a permanent account.

'cause you see I wouldn't have been happy to continously pay for it. But if you offer me something I believe is for me, that I have to pay for only ONCE that's perfectly fine and I'm indeed happy to have paid for it. This is the difference.

Most people (so far) voted for "No ads when I read or use LiveJournal". That's why I'd like to remind you that it's a good idea to keep the basic account ad-free - 'cause if you confront people with ads right away, even though they just want to try out the basic service and see if LJ is the right choice for them, they feel screwed and may leave without checking all the options first.
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[User Picture]From: djinnthespazz
2009-03-19 06:00 pm (UTC)
You do away with the free accounts, you drop out a lot of people that I'm here to communicate with.

Facebook is moving toward to the Twitter model. Why don't you guys just hang on a bit and see if you get some migration from that little disaster?
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[User Picture]From: novelized
2009-03-19 06:00 pm (UTC)
i love being able to edit comments.

Edited at 2009-03-19 06:00 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: kimothy
2009-03-19 07:27 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I had to LOL.
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[User Picture]From: teostra
2009-03-19 06:00 pm (UTC)
First paid just to support the site. Now I just can't go without comment editing, scrapbook and userpics.
I'd love to see some attention given to improving scrapbook. It would really motivate me to keep paying for the site.
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[User Picture]From: brewsternorth
2009-03-19 06:02 pm (UTC)
Ads.
I got a Basic account, with the intent of going Paid at a later stage if I could get the hang of the platform and liked the features in it and could generally get to know people through it in the long run, the day before Basics were grandfathered out of LJ. Then ads started to encroach even on my Basic account - agreed with whoever likened LJ to PBS: that was my sentiment - and I decided to take advantage of the Paids sale. Hence my journal subtitle, riffing on the TCM slogan.

Userpics and the ability to edit comments come a close second, though.
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[User Picture]From: evershadowangel
2009-03-19 06:03 pm (UTC)
Being the only one in Bolivia to have a paid account makes me feel speshul, like a Sue >:)
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[User Picture]From: billyname99
2009-03-19 06:03 pm (UTC)

I do not have a paid account right now because I fail to see the need for one.

When LJ was completely ad-free, I had a paid account.

When LJ wound up closing down accounts and communities based on pressure from a self appointed "anti-porn" group who threatened to boycott their advertisers, I decided that I will NEVER pay for LJ until they stop taking advertising of any kind.


Besides, if LJ feels the need to take subsidies from advertisers, they don't need my money, and the extra 'Features' are not worth the price of a paid account.

So, if LJ wants me to buy an account, it needs to cease accepting advertising of any kind.

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[User Picture]From: julia_spring
2009-03-19 06:04 pm (UTC)
Ohh. I didn't know that RSS feeds were a paid feature. That's definitely one of my personal perks.
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[User Picture]From: fissijo
2009-03-19 06:06 pm (UTC)
Like so many have said many of the things I've chosen weren't among my original reasons. Primarily it was Userpics and custom moods that persuaded me to get my first paid account. Now there are so many other pluses (no adds, comment editing etc) that I simply can't imagine going back to non paid. It's just a shame that permanent sales always seem to happen when I have no money otherwise I would do that!
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