# Poor people must die

1. Jan 8, 2006

### En_lizard

poor people must die!!!

so i thought the only place that there's no difference between poor and rich is internet. but now i noticed that only people who pay some money can have avatar and signature! i'd pay if i could, but i couldn't pay any money for online shoppings. i know you even don't bother to reply to me,since i'm not so rich. this website is for scientists and students, how come do you expect a poor student to pay money?

2. Jan 8, 2006

### SpaceTiger

Staff Emeritus
If you feel that it's necessary to have an avatar and signature to make a meaningful contribution, you're probably missing the point of the forum.

3. Jan 8, 2006

### Ivan Seeking

Staff Emeritus
Contributors get some extra perks but the core of the forum is free for everyone. It takes money and a great deal of effort to make PF possible.

4. Jan 8, 2006

### Curious3141

I fully echo the OP's sentiments. I too am very angry with society because I'm too poor to afford a Ferrari and a Gulfstream jet. How does society expect me to contribute to my full potential if I'm denied these basic necessities of life ? HOW UNFAIR !!!!!!!

That was sarcasm in case anyone missed it. The board is free for all, there are some window dressings if you contribute a little, a lot of boards are the same way. Deal with it.

5. Jan 8, 2006

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
We don't expect poor students to pay money; that's why all the important functions of the site are free to anyone. Signatures and avatars are frills and do not add to the functionality of the site. They are a small way of saying "thank you" to those who are willing to contribute to keep this site running so that it remains accessible to the poor students who need it. Avatars and signatures are not the reason to contribute, keeping PF available to everyone who needs it is.

6. Jan 8, 2006

### mattmns

Go to your options and turn Avatars and Signatures off. That will teach those rich kids!!!!!

7. Jan 8, 2006

### Danger

My financial situation was pretty grim when I first found this site as well. I got so much out of it, and want to help others get what they need out of it, that my first priority when I became full-time employed was to contribute. No one expects a poor person or student to scrape up his last penny. On the other hand, giving up 6 beers or 3 packs of smokes will cover a year's membership. I consider it a privilege to participate here, and well worth paying for.

8. Jan 8, 2006

### Pengwuino

What the heck kinda beer do you drink that costs so much

9. Jan 8, 2006

### Staff: Mentor

Beer at a bar can rack up quickly, and I'm sure he over tipped the waitress.

10. Jan 8, 2006

### chroot

Staff Emeritus
Spending $30 on alcohol on a night out is not a difficult achievement. A beer is usually$5-6, and cocktails are usually $8 or more. - Warren 11. Jan 8, 2006 ### Pengwuino I thought he was talken about a 6pack , ha! 12. Jan 8, 2006 ### Homer Simpson :uhh: As I tried to stand on my head on a barstool last night, only to have it all come crashing down into a heap of mess on the floor, I found myself thinking that my money would have been better spent on other things. The bartender made that decision for me shortly after. I wish I had had that thought much earlier, maybe while busting out a karaoke tune for a staff party that we slipped into, or definately when standing on the bar prepping to show a half cresent moon. Beer, that was not cool. 13. Jan 8, 2006 ### shmoe Strange words coming from Homer Simpson :tongue: I prefer to think of it as doing a favour for the poor kids by shrinking the potential audience they are missing out on. 14. Jan 8, 2006 ### JamesU How many threads are there about this? Save up your money 15. Jan 8, 2006 ### TheStatutoryApe You're one to talk.:tongue: 16. Jan 8, 2006 ### Lisa!$25 isn't a fortune!

:rofl:

17. Jan 8, 2006

### Tide

That was an unreasonable expectation and they usually lead to disappointment. Try to be a little more realistic in your expectations and lighten up a bit.

18. Jan 9, 2006

### Hurkyl

Staff Emeritus
It is to some people!

19. Jan 9, 2006

### Lisa!

Sure, it is. But we never say someone with \$25 is a rich person!

20. Jan 9, 2006

### ZapperZ

Staff Emeritus
You get no sympathy from me.

Rather than say "Thank you, Greg, for putting up the money, effort, and time for giving a website in which I can LEARN FOR FREE", you are whinning about the BELLS AND WHISTLES that do NOTHING as far as what PF is about.

This is one of those cases where even after you give some people something for nothing, they STILL want more! People like this only deserves to have the previleges taken AWAY from them so that they can finally get it through their heads of what they had in the first place.

Zz.

21. Jan 9, 2006

### Schrodinger's Dog

Just having the opportunity to read threads like this is worth the £15 I payed to be a contributer. I can afford it so why not. Places like this need all the encouragement they can get. I spent £25 on beer on Saturday night I also got an interesting discussion about physics with a maths P.h.D. However if I have to pay £25 every time I want to get some physics knowledge I'll feel a little hard done by. That said, it's funny how your perspective changes when your a little drunk. I was decrying quantum mechanics as being all just not quite right all of the time and pooh pooing some great theories by the end of the evening. The next day I thought well maybe I was a little harsh. All that for £25. I can get that here minus the drunken rambling for just £15 per year, sounds reasonable

Edit: and thanks for reminding me I can have an avatar, not sure what all the fuss is about but there you go

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22. Jan 9, 2006

### Monique

Staff Emeritus
You're not that poor when you have access to internet. You can start complaining when you are forced to pay money in order to participate If you think the perks are not worth the money, then don't contribute.

23. Jan 10, 2006

### Tom Mattson

Staff Emeritus
Buddy, I think you may be guilty of copyright infringement.

24. Jan 10, 2006

### Schrodinger's Dog

Exactement

I like the quote to:

Oh for a muse of fire that would ascend the very heavens of invention: Shakespeareenry V

Probably in reference to the ENglish Long bow, not sure

like that one too

I'm fed up of being poor, that's why I'm chosing to do something about it

Last edited: Jan 10, 2006
25. Jan 10, 2006

### Curious3141

LOL, it's not copyright infringement, because these are universal human sentiments !

Janis Joplin - wow, there's an artist that came and went before my time. All I know is she rocked in her day.

Now, if you'd made a Led Zep reference even, I could've recognised it instantly.