Sophie (soph) wrote in polloftheday,
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Paid accounts and you

There's currently a poll in paidmembers regarding Paid accounts, and why people bought them. Some people felt the poll was lacking a bit, so I decided to make a more complete poll:

[edit: Please note that the first question doesn't refer to the duration you've had a paid account, but when you started your Paid account. If you've had one consecutive period of paying for a Paid account, simply mark it as one start.]

Poll #1368459 Paid accounts and you

1. If you have a paid account or higher, or used to have one, when did you buy it / when were you given it? (this uses checkboxes in order to allow those who have had more than one period of paid account to specify all of their periods; if you've only had one period, please only select one option.)

Prior to September 13th, 2000
0(0.0%)
September 13th, 2000 - December 31, 2000
0(0.0%)
January 2001 - June 2001
1(1.9%)
July 2001 - December 2001
0(0.0%)
January 2002 - June 2002
1(1.9%)
July 2002 - December 2002
2(3.8%)
January 2003 - June 2003
3(5.7%)
July 2003 - December 2003
1(1.9%)
January 2004 - June 2004
1(1.9%)
July 2004 - December 2004
5(9.4%)
January 2005 - June 2005
1(1.9%)
July 2005 - December 2005
2(3.8%)
January 2006 - June 2006
1(1.9%)
July 2006 - December 2006
3(5.7%)
January 2007 - June 2007
5(9.4%)
July 2007 - December 2007
0(0.0%)
January 2008 - June 2008
4(7.5%)
July 2008 - December 2008
6(11.3%)
January 2009 - present
0(0.0%)
I don't remember.
5(9.4%)

2. If you used to have a paid account but no longer have one, when did you stop paying for it? (This uses checkboxes for the same reason as above; again, please only select one if you've had only one period, but select all that apply if you've had more than one.)

Prior to September 13th, 2000
0(0.0%)
September 13th, 2000 - December 31, 2000
0(0.0%)
January 2001 - June 2001
0(0.0%)
July 2001 - December 2001
1(11.1%)
January 2002 - June 2002
0(0.0%)
July 2002 - December 2002
0(0.0%)
January 2003 - June 2003
0(0.0%)
July 2003 - December 2003
0(0.0%)
January 2004 - June 2004
0(0.0%)
July 2004 - December 2004
0(0.0%)
January 2005 - June 2005
1(11.1%)
July 2005 - December 2005
1(11.1%)
January 2006 - June 2006
0(0.0%)
July 2006 - December 2006
0(0.0%)
January 2007 - June 2007
1(11.1%)
July 2007 - December 2007
1(11.1%)
January 2008 - June 2008
0(0.0%)
July 2008 - December 2008
0(0.0%)
January 2009 - present
3(33.3%)
I don't remember.
0(0.0%)

3. Why did you get your Paid Account?

No ads when I read or use LiveJournal
0(0.0%)
Other people don't see ads when they view my journal
0(0.0%)
More userpics
0(0.0%)
More customization options (more styles/advanced customization)
0(0.0%)
Polls
1(1.9%)
Scrapbook
0(0.0%)
Mobile features (text via profile, voice post, TXTLJ)
0(0.0%)
@livejournal.com forwarding email address
0(0.0%)
Mass-edit security level of posts
0(0.0%)
Custom mood themes
0(0.0%)
Embedding/domain forwarding
0(0.0%)
Ability to edit comments
0(0.0%)
Copies of my own comments emailed to me
0(0.0%)
I just like Live Journal and am happy to pay for it
0(0.0%)
I've had a Paid account for long time and am used to it
0(0.0%)
I like the status of being a Paid user
0(0.0%)
My paid account was gifted to me by a friend
5(9.3%)
Other (please note below)
1(1.9%)

3b. If you selected 'Other' in question 3, please explain:

4. If you have a Paid Account, or had one in the past, do you currently plan to renew it / purchase it again, based on current circumstances?

Yes, I plan to renew the Paid Account I already have.
23(42.6%)
Yes, I plan to re-purchase my Paid Account, although the one I had in the past expired.
0(0.0%)
No, I don't plan to renew or re-purchase my Paid Account.
8(14.8%)
I haven't decided whether or not to renew/re-purchase yet.
16(29.6%)
This question does not apply to me as I have a Permanent Account.
7(13.0%)
This question does not apply to me as I have never had a Paid Account.
0(0.0%)

5. If you have never had a Paid Account or higher, do you currently plan to purchase one in the future, based on current circumstances?

Yes, I plan to purchase a Paid Account or higher in the future.
1(2.9%)
No, I don't plan to purchase a Paid Account.
4(11.8%)
I haven't decided whether I want to purchase a Paid Account yet.
1(2.9%)
This question does not apply to me as I either currently have a Paid Account, or have had one in the past.
28(82.4%)

6. If you selected 'No' to questions 4 or 5, why not? (check all that apply)

LiveJournal doesn't offer the features I want.
0(0.0%)
I can't budget for it.
4(26.7%)
I no longer keep an online journal.
0(0.0%)
I've already moved to a different service.
0(0.0%)
I plan to move to a different service.
0(0.0%)
I have issues with LiveJournal management.
2(13.3%)
Other (please note below)
5(33.3%)

6b. If you selected 'Other' in question 6, please explain:

7. If you selected 'No' in questions 4 or 5, and that you have issues with LiveJournal management in question 6, what issues do you have? (check all that apply)

I'm unsatisfied with the way LiveJournal management treat their userbase.
1(14.3%)
I'm unsatisfied with the way LiveJournal management treat their staff.
0(0.0%)
I'm unsatisfied with the way LiveJournal management treat their volunteers.
0(0.0%)
I don't like what LiveJournal management have done in the past, and don't want to stick around to see what they do in the future.
0(0.0%)
I'm concerned that the kind of content I post is being marginalised.
0(0.0%)
I don't trust companies in general.
1(14.3%)
Other (please note below)
1(14.3%)

7b. If you selected 'Other' in question 7, please explain:

8. If you selected 'No' in questions 4 or 5, might you reconsider your decision should circumstances change?

No. I will never renew or re-purchase a LiveJournal account again. (I previously had a Paid account.)
2(15.4%)
No. I will never purchase a LiveJournal account. (I have never had a Paid account before.)
2(15.4%)
If circumstances change, I will reconsider my position, but I make no promises.
6(46.2%)
Yes; if circumstances change, I would happily renew or re-purchase my LiveJournal account. (I previously had a Paid account.)
3(23.1%)
Yes; if circumstances change, I would happily purchase my first LiveJournal account. (I have never had a Paid account before.)
0(0.0%)
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