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How come we are getting less and less tokens? Yet at the same time you are making us pay tokens for more things. What next? Are you going to start charging us tokens for everything we do on site? Isn't this just a way of EP trying to make this site fully paid for but introducing it via the back door???!!! It wouldn't be quite such an offensive proposition if you were able to sort out the many glitches, but as it stands all you are achieving is losing the support of your users.
Illiteratetroll Illiteratetroll 46-50 17 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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I hear you. I started going off site and exchanging photos by regular email. Thats what Ep is actually doing here. Pushing people to use different media to communicate which actually cuts down on EPs traffic. Kinda counter productive to them I think.

Agreed but there are times I may wish to send a photo to someone I don't know well enough to add to my circle or to have there E-mail address, then I have no choice but to spend a small fortune in tokens to send it via PM, I resent that!!! We don't get enough of them for that.

Here here well said . Its outta control. Who would pay 7 or 8 tokens to send a photo in a message to another. Ive been harping on about it since they raised prices and totally cut token recieveing. I dunno what they are up to, and i never get any answers when i ask about it. Then i get the 'use your tokens as thats what they are there for message. But i dont trust i will get any reliable continuity of supply. Ive asked if this is the new way of getting running costs from users, but no reply.

I know, if this isn't there way of trying to introduce charges via the back door why have no denials from them been issued! I'm not usually one for conspiracy theories but in this instance.......................

I'd send you a gift to let you know how much I like your stories, but I'm token poor! It takes sooooo long to earn 2 of them....and they'e gone in a flash! Just pretend I just sent you a pretend candle....I KNEW you would love it!

I'm pretending to burn it now! Thank you sooo much it's just what I always wanted.

Doesn't it smell good!? ( takes in large whiff )

How did you know about my molten wax fetish? I just love that smell!

I figured you would like the scent I picked...."firefly farts". It kinda sparks every now and then!

I'd love to know how they capture the essence of farting fireflies, you'd think they spontaneously combust whilst farting.

It was between that and "morning phelm"

*vomits*

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The amount of pics are now regulated to 10 in an album.How many albums? How many photos total before they 'cost' more tokens? Maybe we can delete old albums to lower our amounts. Whatever that number is. Can we then add new pics and not be charged additional tokens?

I don't have a clue, I only have two on mine so I'm still within the limit. Sorry, I just know friends have complained about having to pay, it might be an idea to write a story about it in this group to see if you can find out.

Sorry noob question- What are tokens? I'm new to the site as of yesterday and am only on mobile.<br /><br />
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I can tell you one thing though, if I start being charged to use the site, I'm gone! The fact its free or the majority is free is one of the sites best attractions, if they start charging people for everything they can expect their users and fan ba<x>se to dwindle pretty quickly! Why would I want to pay to share and read experiences, knowledge, pictures, ect.. on here when I can go out with friends or meet new people in person, and do the same for free?!<br /><br />
I managed to survive the first 15 years of my life without Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and the Experience Project so I'm pretty sure I'll get by with out them again!

Sorry noob question- What are tokens? I'm new to the site as of yesterday and am only on mobile.<br /><br />
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I can tell you one thing though, if I start being charged to use the site, I'm gone! The fact its free or the majority is free is one of the sites best attractions, if they start charging people for everything they can expect their users and fan ba<x>se to dwindle pretty quickly! Why would I want to pay to share and read experiences, knowledge, pictures, ect.. on here when I can go out with friends or meet new people in person, and do the same for free?!<br /><br />
I managed to survive the first 15 years of my life without Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and the Experience Project so I'm pretty sure I'll get by with out them again!

We earn tokens by accumulating points, points are awarded for writing stories joining groups asking Q's etc, you can also buy tokens. Tokens are used for sending virtual gifts to friends adding pictures to private messages having extra pictures in your profile album, sending certain gestures and featuring Q's, a lot of the things we now need tokens for were previously token free. So it's restricting things for people who haven't got a stock pile of them, if you send a lot of gifts to friends etc you can go through them way quicker than you can earn them.

EP, The thing is this, the same OLD gifts and gestures all went up to 5 tokens.Some more. It takes me 300 points and a month to get 2 tokens. Send a few gifts and you get used up pretty fast. This is suppose to encourage us to write more ? They're just itty bitty pictures and not at all unique. Photo limiting was a low blow. Members who have been here years, know how it's all crept up on us. You give with one hand and take with the other and call us your 'friends'.. Feels sad like a betrayal

Funny how no one from EP has shot me down in flames for suggesting they are trying to introduce charges by stealth! I kinda hoped they'd deny it, instead since this was written more and more things are being charged for!

You're right ..little by little 'cost' went up ..maybe they want us to buy tokens ..ain't happening for me. There's only a few free gifts and gestures now ..soon we won't have the ability to do anything without tokens? eh.....

That's what it seems like to me, I'm hoarding my tokens just in case! No way am I buying tokens but it does seem like they're trying to introduce charges by the back door so to speak.

I agreee...why do i need to use tokens to post photos....why is there now a limit on the amount of photos i post....why are we not getting as many tokens when there are so many things that we must use them for now...and to put a picture in a private message is 5 tokens but you only give us two tokens every few days when we earn so many points?....WHAT IS THE POINT EP????? NOT to mention all the glitches ...like people who delete photos in order to post new ones within their alotted 10 photos but still cannot post photos because EP cannot fix the glitch ???? if you want us to use tokens for everything then give us tokens...but really go ahead and keep changing because more and more people will find somewhere else to go and more and more of your supporters will stop supporting your site...there will go your money...especially me...i pay to support this site because i enjoy it...and i will not do so again if i am being regulated on what i can and cannot post in regards to the number of photos or in regards to having to use tokens for everything..... I certainly wont pay to get more tokens or pay to be allowed a bigger limit on the photos!!!! <br />
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theres my two cents!

I agree.

Its obviously a wicked scheme to depopulate EP by starving us of love and sustainance. When we kark it, they take all our tokens we have been squirreling away for a rainy day, then use our empty sites to drill for oil, thus ultimately serving the purposes of the iluminatti Jewish world rulership ellite.<br />
I personally believe thay are employing the services of the HAARP deep trombone ray gun ba<x>sed in Alaska to control our minds too.

I never undrstood the point system anyway but i came here because it was free and if i got to start paying for it then i will go somewhere else!

To include a photograph in a private message was originally priced at one token. This changed within hours to five tokens. Today the price has increased to six tokens. But it still doesn't actually work and there are no instructions.

I use to get 5 tokens at a time..now it's just 3..so much fo incentive..sigh....take away time again folks.

I'm only getting 2 at a time!

Please hear what the people are saying here. <br />
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Because almost anything goes on EP, it will be hard to convert it to a pay site. For example, EP is the world capital of wife-sharing. I am understanding of how that comes to be. But people like me who have strong beliefs against that will find paying for EP a troubling proposition.

I do not understand how 'wife sharing' has anything to do with the topic of this post?...because there are people here who share experiences that you dislike that means the site is not worth paying for?...i think there are much bigger reasons ..and ones that make a lot more sence this site is all about those different experiences...there is a block button as well....

Good post!

Thank you, be interesting to see what there answer is!

Haha same old same old tired line about constantly working on ways to improve the site and add features. Just wait ;)

good question and good post. i know i would leave ep if it ceases to be free. speaking of tokens, aren't we supposed to receive some when we write stories?

I believe they go by points accumulated, but it's taking more and more points to earn less tokens everyday! If they start charging I'm gone, but it does seem they are trying to introduce it on the sly.

i think you're right. they can count me out if this starts being a paying site. i withdrew my financial support to ep long ago and i doubt that i would resume.

That's what I've heard, but I've also heard that points are just to show other members how involved we are. And I've heard that we were supposed to get tokens for all our old points, but no one seems to know how.

You get 20 points for each story you post.
25 points for adding a new friend.
15 points for joining a group.
15 points for every comment you make.
Arsenah told me that they don't disclose the number of points required to earn a token because they like the award of tokens to be a surprise.

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yes i agree and have noticed the same thing myself , its not only losing support from users but users are leaving <br />
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I think they are running short of money <br />
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i will leave b4 i pay to use this site or pay for anything on it

With the amount of ads they subject us to I can't see how they can be short of cash, it's not as if they spend any money on testing the ridiculous so called "improvements" they foist on us!

Somebody who has seen their financial reports said EP is doing great.