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Classmates.com is a website that helps people find those they went to school with. Signing up is free but to do anything worthwhile you have to pay for an upgraded membership.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classmates.com
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1 You have to pay to "Go gold" It's free to do those same things with Facebook
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2 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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3 Overkill The Pop Up Ads Everywhere - Die Already
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4 Never Boned Still rocks.
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1 I don't give a shit what anybody from my high school is doing. -- Submitted By: (Asham1046) on May 8, 2013, 7:41 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I suppose the main point I was making on my previous post is that Classmates.com "boned " WHEN it went from being a free site to being a 'pay-to-play' site. By mentioning Facebook, I was merely pointing out that it IS possible to build a lucrative business on the "free" social networking model. Classmates.com kinda missed the mark on that one and thus boned. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on June 6, 2011, 1:37 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
3 So we are supposed to ignore the fact that you can do the same thing for free on Facebook (without any of the restrictions that Classmates.com puts out too)? -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on June 4, 2011, 2:24 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Everyone talks about "You can do the same thing Free with Facebook!" What about before Facebook? Remember then? I do. I liked Classmates.com back in the day, before it became a pay site. I was able to get updated info on friends from High School. But now it's just useless and costly. (Don't compare a site to another. Describe how a site Boned.) -- Submitted By: (Tkieron) on June 3, 2011, 11:42 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I'm seeing a pattern here: All of us mouthy opinionated SOBs hated high school. I wonder if that means that those of our classmates who enjoyed the high school experience are unlikely to visit online opinion sites? (Maybe they're afraid we're waiting to pounce on them if they do....) The only people I've been connecting with on Classmates.com are former teachers and coaches, and one ex-principal; the actual classmates have ignored me completely (and I them). -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 5, 2011, 3:42 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
6 I hated high school. Why would I want to talk to any of them now, 20 years later? True story: I changed schools after 10th grade and for my old school's ten year class reunion I heard they were going to graciously allow me to come if I shelled out $200. Not that I'd have gone anyway. Oh, and did I mention this reunion just happened to fall on 9/11? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on April 16, 2011, 7:04 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
7 Anything that asks you to pay money for things that shouldn't cost you anything (like this) is a scam. It's not like you have to pay to use YouTube or Facebook... -- Submitted By: (Robert) on April 15, 2011, 9:15 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
8 Long time ago- roughly around '98-'99 when I first discovered classmates.com, it was actually a very cool and TOTALLY FREE site, like facebook where you had to register a FREE account and then you could search for and contact anyone you wanted. They had message boards for every school and even some workplaces. It was really kinda cool. As I recall, they were trying to make money by the model of selling ad space on their web pages (which I had no problem with). Then BOOM one day I logged on and couldn't get onto the message boards to check on a conversation I had going with someone I went to high school with and hadn't seen in ages. Not only that, I couldn't go to a friends listing to send then a private message. Every attempt I got a message that told me that NOW I had to get a "Gold Membership" to access these features. I sent a complaint email to someone at classmates and the response was just pretty much a 'This is the way it's all going so suck it up and shell it out if you wanna play.' Just read the wikipedia entry on classmates.com. Looks as if their business model is starting to unravel on them a bit as facebook is taking over everything. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on April 15, 2011, 11:34 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
9 Check on number 1 above and besides I didn't really want my classmates, anyway. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on April 15, 2011, 1:15 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I am discovering the hard way what a lame site Classmates is. Even after signing up for a short subscription - they were offering a $7.50 rate for three months, which seemed reasonable - I found that there was very little I could either access or leave for others to read. They apparently discourage members from exchanging email addresses and phone numbers and whatnot, preferring communications be through them. If that isn't the stupidest setup I've ever encountered, I don't know what is. And much of the format is so saccharinic I'm worried about my blood-sugar level when I'm there. Plus I can't stand all that Memory Lane crap they've attached to the site; why do they automatically assume that just because a person's high school career took place in a particular decade that the person is eager to revisit that decade? -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on April 15, 2011, 1:11 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
11 When the ads popped up all ofe your screen every time you logged on. Besides if I wanted to keep in touch wiht my classmates I wouldn't have to pay for this shit. -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on December 2, 2010, 10:31 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
12 So true. The ONLY reason I once paid to "go Gold" was that, since at the time I wasn't hurting for cash, all of the planning for my 20 year HS reunion was being orchestrated through Classmates.com. I figured what the heck. Now we just plan EVERYTHING through Facebook. So, PIECE OF ADVICE TO CLASSMATES.COM: If you expect to survive in the age of Facebook you MUST go back to your roots and re-invent yourself as a FREE site. Otherwise, "Love the dress. Hope you win." -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on February 3, 2010, 9:21 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 It boned when it was no longer free. -- Submitted By: (rodduling) on February 2, 2010, 2:43 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
14 I agree. You can find classmates at Facebook and not pay anything and chose who you want to connect with. I can't even read my guestbook unless I pay so what's the point? -- Submitted By: (JamesO) on January 4, 2010, 10:13 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
15 Why pay for so much bullsh*t when I can go to Facebook to find classmates -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on January 2, 2010, 10:21 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
16 Seriously, has anyone ever visited this site more than twice? First time...hmmm...not too many people here, no photos..whatever. Eh, I'll check it again...still nothing...pay for better access? F-that. -- Submitted By: (rick283) on January 1, 2010, 8:00 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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