Today I Became An Ep Supporter

It is September 8, 2012, I just paid my $62.50 through PayPal. It said, if I bought the annual membership, I would get 3 months free, which means I won't have to renew until December 8, 2013. I'm making this note because I want to make sure I get the three months.

I was surprised how difficult it is to become a supporter. First you need the term "supporter" it's not called "paid membership", or "premium member" and I actually had to go to "Google" and type, "How do I become an EP Supporter?" because I could not find a method on my "free" EP site.

I really am proud to be an EP supporter. I've met many real people here and like many of the stories I've read in this  experience section, I like EP better than Facebook or any of the other social networking sites. There was a chatroom called "seniorchat" at least I think that was the name and I really enjoyed that, it, among other things, really helped me improve my typing skills. I was amazed how slow people were to respond in private chat and then they would explain that they don't know how to type. I would think everyone would learn how to type with all ten fingers if they are going to use the net effectively. Ah well, that's a subject for a different experience.

I really enjoy the time I spend here and I can and should pay for that privilege. On the other hand, I don't want to see any censorship. I've read that a lot of people are opposed to some of the adult articles. Yes, some of them may be disgusting to others, but the fact that these interests exist is what fascinates me. With censorship I wouldn't even know of these interests and how many many people participate in them. I also find it interesting that the people in the adult sites seem more well rounded and open minded and even smarter than the opposition. 

Please EP, don't let the open minded, intelligent, well versed and well rounded people escape from this site! If you do, it will simply become "just another social site" and of little value to those of us who don't have Facebook and other social networking accounts.

I'm going to copy this and send it to Arsineth, who seems to be the only EP employee that has posted their picture and writes as an individual rather than as the collective "EP Staff." Which is another thing they could do to improve EP... more staff should write as individuals...unless I've just overlooked that item.

I ramble, I'll quit now and get back to reading what the more interesting people of EP have written.
OliverDrab OliverDrab
66-70
3 Responses Sep 8, 2012

These are just a few of the lies EP would have you believe in order to become a Priority Support
EP's Statement on becoming a Priority Supporter
"Supporters receive priority when communicating with EP admin. This means you get priority support and faster responses on your issues and concerns".

MY EXPERIENCE
This is just one of the unkept promises of becoming an EP supporter. I have never in my time here, received an reply to any of my questions. In fact, I've never seen my questions posted. It seems EP only posts questions regarding positivity and nothing regarding anything remotely negative to the sight.
I believe the FREE chat program was another promise immediatly eliminated because they elected to change it to a 'user pays' program just days after I paid my membership.
EP's STATEMENT ON HOW THEY MAKE THEIR MONEY
"Given EP's architecture, where people claim the experiences and topics that are most important to them while remaining anonymous (e.g., we don't know a user's address, phone number, or real name), EP provides advertisers a way to reach the people most receptive to their products-- without overstepping boundaries. Likewise, members can purchase upgraded memberships that provide access to premium features while helping to support the site. With our backgrounds in online health, product management, and an intense passion for our community, we look forward to bringing conversational marketing opportunities without negatively impacting the user experience."
MY EXPERIENCE WITH EP
THERE ARE NO PREMIUM FEATURES!!!
When I first became a full supported of this sight, it offered things that weren't available to the NON supporter. Some of these things included a chat program that only worked for the first week before they made changes to it and decided to charge for its use.
There is no benefit now, as I see it, to become a FULL supporter to this sight at a cost of more than 60 dollars a year.
I DO NOT wish to continue my financial support of this sight any longer. I will be taking a screen shot of this communication for the purposes of evidence should I my credit card be charged any kind of renewal fee.
Please tell me how to remove myself from the "SUPPORTER" list so this doesn't happen.
Best regards,
JLBetts

A QUESTION POSTED IN EP's Q AND A
"What if I have a question that isn’t answered here?
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2012 02:01PM PST
You can visit the FAQ forum here and a community team member will answer your question as soon as possible! "
My Experience with EP
This is straight up a lie. EP does not answer questions sent directly to them, nor do they allow users....even "Full supporters" to comment on the answers they've posted.
I am very, very disappointed in this sight and the way it's treated its users.

These are just a few of the lies EP would have you believe in order to become a Priority Support
EP's Statement on becoming a Priority Supporter
"Supporters receive priority when communicating with EP admin. This means you get priority support and faster responses on your issues and concerns".

MY EXPERIENCE
This is just one of the unkept promises of becoming an EP supporter. I have never in my time here, received an reply to any of my questions. In fact, I've never seen my questions posted. It seems EP only posts questions regarding positivity and nothing regarding anything remotely negative to the sight.
I believe the FREE chat program was another promise immediatly eliminated because they elected to change it to a 'user pays' program just days after I paid my membership.
EP's STATEMENT ON HOW THEY MAKE THEIR MONEY
"Given EP's architecture, where people claim the experiences and topics that are most important to them while remaining anonymous (e.g., we don't know a user's address, phone number, or real name), EP provides advertisers a way to reach the people most receptive to their products-- without overstepping boundaries. Likewise, members can purchase upgraded memberships that provide access to premium features while helping to support the site. With our backgrounds in online health, product management, and an intense passion for our community, we look forward to bringing conversational marketing opportunities without negatively impacting the user experience."
MY EXPERIENCE WITH EP
THERE ARE NO PREMIUM FEATURES!!!
When I first became a full supported of this sight, it offered things that weren't available to the NON supporter. Some of these things included a chat program that only worked for the first week before they made changes to it and decided to charge for its use.
There is no benefit now, as I see it, to become a FULL supporter to this sight at a cost of more than 60 dollars a year.
I DO NOT wish to continue my financial support of this sight any longer. I will be taking a screen shot of this communication for the purposes of evidence should I my credit card be charged any kind of renewal fee.
Please tell me how to remove myself from the "SUPPORTER" list so this doesn't happen.
Best regards,
JLBetts

A QUESTION POSTED IN EP's Q AND A
"What if I have a question that isn’t answered here?
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2012 02:01PM PST
You can visit the FAQ forum here and a community team member will answer your question as soon as possible! "
My Experience with EP
This is straight up a lie. EP does not answer questions sent directly to them, nor do they allow users....even "Full supporters" to comment on the answers they've posted.
I am very, very disappointed in this sight and the way it's treated its users.

This is a nice post, I really want it badly to become an EP supporter but i can't afford:(

Beeromoon (what an interesting name) thanks for your response. Don\'t worry if you can\'t afford EP membership now. I\'m much older than you and I can afford it and I feel that everyone who can afford to support EP should so that young people like you will have this site to express themselves for free. When you are my age, you will be able to support worthwhile causes like EP and I hope you will so that the young people who follow you will have a forum where they can express themselves. As an old geezer I\'m usually lurking around looking for women in my own age bracket and occasionally run across a young person, like yourself, and I read their stories and sort of understand how they perceive this world. If all the young people, who express themselves here, were as bright, articulate and cherry as you I would know the world will be in good hands as you become the leaders of your generation. Keep up the good work, dear Beeromoon, the world needs your contribution now and for future decades. The very best of good wishes to you for a life full of wonderful experiences. Oliver.

Thank you so much Mr. Oliver for your very nice and heartwarming message, I will do my best to be a good person and a good example to other.
I will put that on mind:D