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Maraya1969 (21,867 posts)

I am so sick of clicking on a hometown newspaper and hitting a paywall. At some point
they are all going to paywalled. Do they think everyone is going to pay for their little site, (like every hometown newspaper)? I'd love if someone set up a site that lists all the pay sites and there were some extension that indicated them when you do a search. I don't mind the ads, (well I do but I realize everyone wants to make money) I hate the sites that are filled with them and you spend your time clicking off videos and looking at information that is on so far covered that you can only see 2 inches at a time.

And I realize that DU is a paysite but the times that my payment lapsed I don't remember things popping up all over. I just remember ads around the edges.

It just seems as if everyone is so damn greedy now. And I'm sure a lot of people cannot afford all these pay sites. I've been to charity sites, like charity navigator and they ask for donations and that is fine and I've donated.

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I'm so sick of going to a restaurant and hitting a paywall...
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Maraya1969 (21,867 posts)

I am so sick of clicking on a hometown newspaper and hitting a paywall. At some point
they are all going to paywalled. Do they think everyone is going to pay for their little site, (like every hometown newspaper)? I'd love if someone set up a site that lists all the pay sites and there were some extension that indicated them when you do a search. I don't mind the ads, (well I do but I realize everyone wants to make money) I hate the sites that are filled with them and you spend your time clicking off videos and looking at information that is on so far covered that you can only see 2 inches at a time.

And I realize that DU is a paysite but the times that my payment lapsed I don't remember things popping up all over. I just remember ads around the edges.

It just seems as if everyone is so damn greedy now. And I'm sure a lot of people cannot afford all these pay sites. I've been to charity sites, like charity navigator and they ask for donations and that is fine and I've donated.

Rant over.

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There's a trick with archive.org that frequently works to get around such paywalls, but we see a typical case of moonbats not understanding basic economics.  Local papers and their websites don't generate enough traffic to attract many advertisers, so they are reliant on subscriptions to keep creating their product, pay for their domain name, servers, ect.  All the stuff that goes into keeping any business going, which you wannabe commies have no clue about. 

I thought they were all about live local and support their local businesses anyway.  Right up until it takes their money out of their pocket I guess. 
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I have suggested (to scorn from other DUers) that we as individuals each buy a subscription to WaPo and the NYT--maybe ten of us or more--and share a pw, so that those of us who don't like to read a newspaper online aren't saddled with a year's subscription we don't really use. In my case, it truly isn't spending the money; it's wasting the money for a subscription just for myself.

This guy is a real tool, subscribing to either of those rags is a waste of money except they make a good liner for the bottom of your bird cage  :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
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Yes, it is more cumbersome to have to pay extra for news you used to pay 25 cents for a printed newspaper. At the local inconvenience store, my local major paper charges $2 a day and the gall to charge $4 for the Sunday birdcage liner. And there is nothing even in there, 95% relates to news you likely already knew but regurgitated in a libturd-friendly format.

I definitely miss reading the print copy in the morning and then again throughout the day.

For Maraya1969 of the 21,867 posts at the DUmp, get a job and then you can afford to pay for subscription sites that you want to follow. In other words, grow the f*ck up!
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Sounds like he/she hasn't mastered the art of searching for stuff.

The obvious 1st-rule is avoid being deeply committed to digital rubber-necking.