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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: d4b
2009-03-19 06:51 pm (UTC)
Interesting. But, as I suspected when I read your original comment, protected entries don't (and shouldn't) come along for the ride, as they'd then become public. Considering that a lot of what I read here is friend-only, I'm not sure that such a solution would necessarily work for me.

Or am I missing something basic?
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[User Picture]From: foxfirefey
2009-03-19 05:49 pm (UTC)
It's not so much a feature as a hack you can use if you have a paid account, due to your ability to have custom styles.
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[User Picture]From: changa
2009-03-19 05:49 pm (UTC)
It isn't.

You have to hack it in with a custom view.

WHY don't they offer a native feed of the friends page?
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[User Picture]From: sabatoa
2009-03-19 06:45 pm (UTC)
^5's the shiny comment
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[User Picture]From: naeko
2009-03-20 01:11 pm (UTC)

your icon!

"oh no, not again."
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[User Picture]From: randyandrews
2009-03-19 07:52 pm (UTC)
Agreed. I create a lot of new feeds for myself.
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[User Picture]From: mjl
2009-03-19 08:34 pm (UTC)
Well, it kind of is in the list. The reason you can only do that with a paid account is because of the custom styles stuff, so I think that would bring it under "More customization options (more styles/advanced customization)".

Being able to have a feed from my friends page was the reason I chose that item in my "top 5" in the poll anyway.
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[User Picture]From: anda
2009-03-19 08:48 pm (UTC)
OH! Yes! This was also a factor in me getting a paid account - I wanted to syndicate something.
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[User Picture]From: r_eventide
2009-03-20 01:56 am (UTC)
I, too, love and use this feature.
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[User Picture]From: selki
2009-03-20 03:55 am (UTC)
Oh, that's right -- they also didn't list the ability to create syndicated feeds I can subscribe to in LJ, and that's a big one for me!
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[User Picture]From: mollydot
2009-03-20 08:27 am (UTC)
Oh yeah. I didn't even think of it, but it's a high one. *goes back to edit poll*
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