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OK this makes no sense but I just got my CV for $9 (USD). Is this a new special? Is this any different from the $19 one?

Also if this is a secret then I'm sorry!

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sounds like spam, but probably isn't - I got the same offer, because I'm an avid user. Probably means someone with no life outside SO –  pavium Jan 7 '10 at 6:55
    
@pavium: Having no life outside of SO is a bad thing? But I like waffles and free-hand circles. –  Dexter Jan 7 '10 at 6:58
    
Waffles? They have waffles? –  pavium Jan 7 '10 at 6:59
    
@pavium: Dude no one told you? Your really missing out. What did you think the $9 (or $19) was for? –  Dexter Jan 7 '10 at 7:01
    
I'm missing out because I live in a remote corner of the world. –  pavium Jan 7 '10 at 7:06
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They've sent all people spending more than 8 hours/day on SO such an offer because evidentially, they don't have a job. (How else could they afford so much SO time?) –  Georg Schölly Jan 7 '10 at 9:19
    
@gs: OMG I spend more than 8 hours a day on SO? This can't be healthy. –  Dexter Jan 7 '10 at 16:13

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This is normal -- we plan to make periodic special CV filing offers available, for new CV filers and "special friends of Stack Overflow".

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/01/new-lower-careers-pricing/

We plan to keep improving and refining the careers service throughout the year. Specifically, we’ll be exploring other options to reduce barriers to filing CVs, as well as publishing broad statistics about employer searches.

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I didn't think to check the blog? I'm an idiot. BTW you have been updating that thing like crazy! –  Dexter Jan 7 '10 at 7:02
    
Who are these "special friends of Stack Overflow"? Except @rockhardawesome of course... :) –  LeakyCode Jan 7 '10 at 10:10
    
I for one appreciate it. Seeing as how I'm not currently in the market, I hadn't even really given Careers much thought. I got that e-mail last night and thought, for about the price of a good cigar, I can get a year of Careers searchability should the need arise -- that's pretty much a no-brainer! (I'll be joining up this week.) –  John Rudy Jan 7 '10 at 11:36
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so, if i may ask, what was the criteria for "avid users"? yearlings? certain rep? enthusiasts/fanatics? first page user on one of the sites? i got the e-mail about the reduced price but i'm not sure why... –  Kip Jan 7 '10 at 15:45
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@Kip - me too - with less than 2,000 rep on SO! I visit Meta every day, so maybe it's included? –  deleted Jan 8 '10 at 0:30
    
yeah, but so what - really, SO is a site that is made by your contributors - if we all disappeared, you'd have nothing. And you reward us by asking us to pay to use a new feature of the site? Really, you need to be asking members to upload freely, and charging employers to view or contact them. $9 isn't very much, but I don't even get to see how many employers are looking, its not as well thought out as the original site design. –  gbjbaanb Jan 13 '10 at 22:51

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