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Tue May 22, 2012, 01:45 PM

DU membership is now a mandatory $60 per year. no more "donations"

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annual membership needs to be renewed so looked into that and seems like the process has changed since a year ago. worth the $$ I suppose as DU is a for-profit business web site, and membership gets rid of the ads for things I will never use in a million years, especially all those ads for republicans and their agenda. just see that the format is different.

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Reply DU membership is now a mandatory $60 per year. no more "donations" (Original post)
msongs May 2012 OP
sharp_stick May 2012 #1
Atman May 2012 #2
abelenkpe May 2012 #3
Scout May 2012 #4
SunsetDreams May 2012 #5
FLSurfer May 2012 #6
tkmorris May 2012 #7

Response to msongs (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 01:52 PM

1. $42/year if you go with

the PayPal recurring payments plus that gives you a 1 month free on top.

$60/year if you don't want to use PayPal and then it's not recurring either and you don't get the one month free.

On edit: I still haven't decided if I'm going to do it. My Star expired last year and I missed the last chance to buy one at the old rate.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 01:54 PM

2. Really? $60? I just re-upped for $42.

Literally the only web site I've ever paid for...except for the hosting of my own. I think DU is worth every penny. It makes the lunatic, racist, misogynistic, conspiratorial rantings on CU so much more fun to read!

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 02:17 PM

3. Why do ads bother you if you never click on them?

I use to be a member but paypal and my bank don't like each other.
I think it's funny to see ads saying support Ann Romney and her husband here on DU. Reminds why I have a low opinion of marketing.

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #3)

Tue May 22, 2012, 02:22 PM

4. one doesn't have to click on an ad to find it annoying and intrusive n/t

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 02:26 PM

5. I really think this belongs in Meta-discussion

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 02:38 PM

6. maybe facebook could learn from DU

Allow us to pay $60 to avoid looking at ads.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2012, 02:39 PM

7. Sorry msongs, this really belongs in Meta

Please feel free to post it there if you wish. Locking this one.

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