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firefly5 June 2nd, 2014 2:59am

An idea: upon reaching a certain threshold of comments or published polls or something, a user gets a one-week free upgrade to Power User. I think many would gladly pay for the upgrade after having tried it.

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Injectable Trump Killed Babbitt
06/03/14 9:55 pm

You don't know what you've got until someone rips it out from under you...

susanr Colorado
06/01/14 9:02 pm

I think it's a nice idea, but I wonder how feasible it is, with the necessary tracking of polls/comments, and the mechanics of the temporary upgrade. Why don't you suggest it to Tony? (Or maybe he'll see your poll.)

firefly5 the verse
06/01/14 10:01 pm

How do I suggest this to him?

susanr Colorado
06/01/14 11:30 pm

You could shoot an email to, but I suspect he gets inundated with email. Alternatively, follow his personal account (tony) if you don't already, & comment on the next poll about the app itself.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/01/14 8:10 pm

The free version is a pretty good trial, and having your polls limit out quickly is incentive to upgrade. But your point is valid I bet nobody wants to go back to standard after being power. The qualification threshold is... $25. I crack myself up.

firefly5 the verse
06/01/14 8:24 pm

I know what you mean. And I do agree. I think, though, that it's much easier to "put up" with the low vote limit when you don't know any better.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/01/14 8:50 pm

That's true. Honestly the $2-ish per month seems cheap for as much fun as I get out of it. Tony has run a contest now and then in the past with an upgrade as the prize, as have some users. I don't have a sense of how effective those have been.

susanr Colorado
06/01/14 8:59 pm

$2/mo seems very reasonable to me, especially when I think of it as a cup of coffee (or maybe half a trip to Starbucks), but some of the younger users have said even that's not easy for them. That's why, when I was able to upgrade a couple

susanr Colorado
06/01/14 9:00 pm

of people, I chose 2 younger student users - who make good polls - whom I thought could use a little help. Plus one other person who seemed to be struggling.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/01/14 9:57 pm

I wish I had a better sense (without asking) of who would benefit from being upgraded. It seems like the most prolific users already are.

firefly5 the verse
06/01/14 10:02 pm

I know it. but there are some who I think would be great.

firefly5 the verse
06/01/14 10:05 pm

and yes, $2 per month is very cheap, but it may seem more steep up front for some. maybe it could be $3/month or $25 for a year. That way a trial period would work itself in. I'm just musing.

firefly5 the verse
06/01/14 8:01 pm

I was upgraded by someone else (thanks, Stiletto!), and I very much plan to upgrade again when the year is up, if for no reason other than the increased vote limit.

kermie gaytopia
06/02/14 6:47 am

I still don't know who upgraded me. If you see this--thank you!