Heck, I pay for the Washington Post despite the fact that I hate giving money to Jeff Bezos.
- Just Another Anon - Monday, Jan 13, 20 @ 12:22 pm:
I find paywalls to be obtrusive and irksome, but not just because they block content. Even if I subscribe, I still get a ton of obtrusive ads impeding me reading the story. If you are going to put a paywall on your site, then I reasonably expect that site to be ad-free. There is nothing worse than the eye-cancer that is banner, scrolling and sidebar ads that take up 80% of the screen.
I complained to Block Club Chicago (the old DNAInfo site) about that problem last year, and the nice subscription person emailed back within a day saying they were working on it. They actually were — it worked fine within a week of the conversation.
I’m about to subscribe to the Sun-Times; I just ran out of free views. It went from no blocking to partial blocking of the page, and now it fully blocks the page. SUBSCRIBE. Funny that the webmaster can pull that off but can’t get the password to be saved.
If you’re reading this, Sun-Times webmaster, I’m only giving you one chance once I subscribe!!
Also jeez what year does Rep Caulkins think it is? You either subscribe or you don’t.
If the representative has a public library, he may have access to the digital edition via his library card. Most libraries have online resources for their patrons, including periodicals and newspapers.
>If you are going to put a paywall on your site, then I reasonably expect that site to be ad-free. There is nothing worse than the eye-cancer that is banner, scrolling and sidebar ads that take up 80% of the screen.
Sort of agree. Except with the Trib, there is something worse.
You get that banner, and then when you manage to click the X to close out, it bumps you somewhere else on their page, and you have to scroll back, in the process re-triggering the banner! I’m a paying subscriber, too.