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09/02/2011 05:06:00 PM · #1
I have been a paying member on DPC so long that when I let my membership expire by not paying, I was surprised to find that I couldn't vote on member challenges?
Are there many people that PAY just to vote? That's the only reason I can think there would be for not allowing it.

Seems like a goofy thing that non-paying members can't vote on all challenges.
I realize this is probably a topic that has been covered as many times as 'troll'-voting but I just thought I'd mention it ;)
09/02/2011 05:15:55 PM · #2
I suppose it decreases false accounts created just to pump someone's score up.

How about a pay scale to increase the value of your vote. Say, if you pay an extra $10 per month, each of your votes is worth ten... if you pay $100 extra per month, each of your votes is worth 100...
09/02/2011 05:30:26 PM · #3
No, no, no, Slippy. The more you pay the lower you can vote. If you don't pay at all you have to give everyone a ten.
09/02/2011 05:44:16 PM · #4
No no no the more you pay to me the higher you can vote.....lol...er and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' tate, if you don't renew your membership not only can you not vote on the member challenges but you can't enter them either and you no longer have a portfolio or acess to all forums!
09/02/2011 05:48:04 PM · #5
Better Idea. What if you paid to have the lowest scores given to you removed. For every 2 dollars, you lose one poor score off of your average. LOL.
09/02/2011 06:07:51 PM · #6
Well, seriously, Tate:

We don't pay so we can *vote*. We pay so we can have the extra challenges, and to support the community we care about. As for voting, I've heard it opined that the self-selected pool of paying members/voters is better-educated, photographically, and therefore more discriminating, than the unwashed hordes of hangers-on that swell the ranks of registered members. You couldn't prove it by me, though :-)

R.
09/02/2011 06:21:03 PM · #7
Well seriously, Bear, that's pretty much what I said, only I said it nicer.
09/02/2011 07:05:41 PM · #8
I think non paying members should be able to vote on any challenge. The more people who view our photos, the better.
09/02/2011 10:54:32 PM · #9
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Well, seriously, Tate:

We don't pay so we can *vote*. We pay so we can have the extra challenges, and to support the community we care about. As for voting, I've heard it opined that the self-selected pool of paying members/voters is better-educated, photographically, and therefore more discriminating, than the unwashed hordes of hangers-on that swell the ranks of registered members. You couldn't prove it by me, though :-)

R.


No,no. Now wait a minute. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Tate was the leader of our DPL team "ImageNation" and I got to know him pretty well.
I am almost convinced that our Tate is not unwashed.
09/02/2011 11:17:03 PM · #10
Thanks Alice.
I have always liked the community here very very much. Alice is a great example.
I'm just a cheapskate ;]

Originally posted by sfalice:



No,no. Now wait a minute. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Tate was the leader of our DPL team "ImageNation" and I got to know him pretty well.
I am almost convinced that our Tate is not unwashed.

09/06/2011 08:00:01 AM · #11
The reason I originally became a paying member was primarily to have a little area where I could sell prints. I have since created a Smugmug pro account so that doesn't matter much -

But the prints site is not something that really gets much attention is it? In fact, I can't think of any part of this web-site that changes much.
Maybe I'm wrong ? Seems like whenever there is mention of the site improving (or not), people tend to agree that it is pretty stagnant.


09/06/2011 08:14:03 AM · #12
Well $25 = approx £15.40 which at an average sort of price is 5 pints of beer here in the UK.

Very cheap for a year,s membership in my opinion.

09/06/2011 08:21:47 AM · #13
Originally posted by Tiny:

Well $25 = approx £15.40 which at an average sort of price is 5 pints of beer here in the UK.

Very cheap for a year,s membership in my opinion.


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