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What's The Deal ?

I keep getting " POINTS" which as you WELL know are worthless here now since the Tokens .

There ought to be Currency Exchange here so people with all those points ( useless ) can trade them in for tokens !


I would like to share an example that is as close to come to describing how this makes ME  feel towards t his new points / token system. 

In my city ( Chicago ) we have what's called Currency Exchanges.   People can pay bills, taxes, city  stickers purchased  there........money orders, money gram, cashing checks, direct deposit..........you get the meaning of what they do ? 

As a    " Currency "   in this U.S. of A  wouldn't you pretty much  consider a no brainer if you walked into a place as such with One Dollar U.S. Government Coins.........that that place would exchange that form of currency for Paper U.S. Government Currency ? 

You'd be wrong.    They will accept it if a purchase is made.   

The other day as I stood in such a place, another customer came in with $ 28 in dollar  coins and until she knew he wanted a one month bus pass she was refusing to exchange these coins any other way.  

Well Government of E.P.   I'm asking you, would you honor your  own  " Currency "  or do  we have to keep bending over  until you are damned good and ready  to satisfy the citizens who have built this site in spite of your determination to self destruct?  
deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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Excellent idea and excellent comments. Come on EP sit up and take notice. It's been a big backward step with the changes made. Being a subscriber is now pretty worthless and you aren't giving users a fare deal!

Yes, and I found it distressing, back when either points or tokens could be used to purchase gifts, when EP took tokens as payment, rather than points, even tho I had chosen to spend points... and 5 tokens to send someone a cute graphic is ridiculous... really... especially since it takes so much longer to build up tokens for participation than it did points.<br />
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I'm very aware that this is a free site, and requires funding, but I'm thinking that the ads must generate a fair amount of revenue. <br />
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This is not a sign of my dissatisfaction with EP... I like it here, and don't spend any time on other social networks. I have made good friends here, and I don't mind paying my way either... I do mind someone sneaking up and changing the rules without any warning... If I had known that points were about to be rendered worthless, I would have most certainly spent them spreading cheer, and showered my friends with gifts...

I have in excess of thirty thousand points - please make them WORTH something for me!!!