In my case, I think I'd be fine with either option. Regardless of the ultimate decision about this matter, I'm here to stay.
But I'd still like to try point some things out. Hopefully they'll be useful to this discussion.
Removing PTC and ClixGrid just to (temporarily?) please PayPal might not be worth it in the long run. It's impossible to foresee how PayPal's policies will change in the future. What if they change their mind again or on something else? Are we going to keep making major changes to ClixSense just because PayPal says so?
Not to mention, quoting admin's post "we could probably get our account back". Getting PayPal back by removing PTC and ClixGrid doesn't seem like an absolute certainty.
PTC and ClixGrid have always been the base of ClixSense, they're part of what Clixsense has "direct control" on regarding issues, bugs, changes, etc...
Surveys, offers and tasks instead are provided by third-party businesses (e.g. Samplicio.us, TrialPay, CrowdFlower, etc...) on which ClixSense has no "direct control" besides the possibility of adding/removing them.
Would we be okay with ClixSense completely turning into a GPT, basically a link between us and third-parties?
Other members have pointed this out before: some countries barely get any surveys and offers to complete. Imagine being a new user from any of those countries, day after day you login to ClixSense and find no surveys, no offers and no tasks (since getting the badges can take a while); without those you can't even get the daily bonus, the task bonus or take part in the weekly task contest.
In this situation, PTC and ClixGrid won't make you earn much but at least they give you something to do on the site, they keep making you come back day after day. Without PTC and ClixGrid, some users will literally have nothing to do for days. How long will they be interested in a money-making site that, at least for a while, makes them earn absolutely nothing, not even mere cents?
On the other hand, PayPal is indeed the most reliable payment processor and one most people trust and use on daily basis. How many members left and moved to other sites that still offer PayPal? How many members aren't even considering signing up here just because cashing out via PayPal is not possible?
Offering as many payment options as possible would be good, getting PayPal back would make some members come back and will convince new members to sign up.
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