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Is careers for payers different than careers for invitees? Since I already "bought" my place there, would I gain any benefit from being "invited"?

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The one-size-fits-all, official, final, and in all perpetuity throughout the universe answer is that there's no difference.

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I'm not the definitive source for this matter, but the blog states:

By the way, if you paid in the past: thank you! Your account is free for life. But if you don’t think it was worth it, just email us for a full refund.

That sounds to me like: there's no difference?

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There is no difference. They were migrated over to the same free service invitees will have access to.

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On another note, it'd be really nice if they would at least recognize the 'early adopters' that paid. I get that it's all free now, but some recognition would be nice.

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squints Hey, look, is that... is that George Stocker?? –  mmyers Mar 2 '11 at 16:13
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@mmyers yes! He is the one who payed! –  belisarius Mar 2 '11 at 16:35
    
Meh. I paid too, but I did so knowing that it was quite possible the service would go away or change significantly as time progressed. I don't feel comfortable asking for my money back, but I can't think of a way for them to recognize early adopters that would actually be meaningful. It doesn't matter though - the system is ever evolving into a typical jobs board (free to look for job, free to list resume, pay to find and communicate with candidates) as far as where the money comes from. I think the real value lies in the tie-in with stackoverflow answers/reputation. –  Adam Davis Mar 2 '11 at 16:45

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