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mayIFark: Sun is a newspaper?/Tabloids are not newspapers
Carth: Can we please put the dailyfail behind a paywall? Preferable one that that allows 0 free articles a month and linking to it instantly reboots your computer
Pick: Gainesville Sun is no longer "there". Limit 5 articles per month.
BR549: Gonna miss the "Page 3" titties!!!
Tyrone Slothrop: Once again capitalism fails. Infinite supply means the product is worthless, therefore the only solution is to artificially restrict the supply.
Lady Indica: And nothing of value was lost.
scottydoesntknow: Pick: Gainesville Sun is no longer "there". Limit 5 articles per month.Set your browser to private and you should be able to get by that. Works on any of those sites that say "Enjoy free articles for 30 days".
Jim from Saint Paul: SecretAgentWoman: [kristinhoppe.files.wordpress.com image 299x156]mayIFark: Sun is a newspaper?/Tabloids are not newspapersThese.
montreal_medic: One one hand, I can't believe paywalls can work - on the other hand, I pay for TF, which is essentially a paywall that lets me see the rest of the content.Working for a newspaper that decided not to take the paywall approach, and to instead build a new ad based revenue stream, I am biased. When newspapers were print only, advertising paid for the content, and reader purchases (subscribers, newsstands, etc) paid for printing and distribution. Since ad revenue is down, they are trying to get the readers to pay for content, which was always free. Readers pay for distribution, whether to a newspaper or to an ISP.Paywall is a problem, because the model was never pay to read, and never will be.Make a good stage for the content creators (better paper, better pics, better storytelling tools, and now better platforms such as web and tablet) and your talent can tell a great story (medium is the message and all that) - Have a great story told from a great stage, and you get an audience. Get an audience, and you can get advertisers targeting them.Paywall breaks that model, and instead allows for an ok stage that only a limited few can access, and tands to favour bloggers posting on volume (so you can say that you offer true 24/7 news, and hundreds of articles per day). Some opinion/editorial/analysis based journals can do well, because the readers are willing to pay for the great story, but they are buying something special, not just the same stuff I can find on any free aggregator.
meanmutton: This is why I don't use ad-block. I just scrunch in my browser window so I don't see the ads on the side of the screen and it works out well for me.
SordidEuphemism: Lady Indica: And nothing of value was lost.Whatever shall we use to wrap our virtual fish?
ucan'tcmee: Of course Fark wouldn't be happy about losing another free source of content. But newspapers, what's left of them, have to make money too. Advertising is falling fast. Charging for access used to be automatic when people had to pick up a hard copy at the store or paid for delivery to their door. Now everyone expects it all for free, and they can largely get it in some form on the Internet. This doesn't bode well for newspapers, obviously.But Fark also has to seek sources of revenue. I use Firefox with Ad-Block and every time I visit this site, I now get this message at the top of my screen:Fark feeds our squirrel with revenue from ads, please whitelist us in adblock/noscript/your-ad-blocker-of-choice! (
sheep snorter: BwahahahhahahhahaToggle your user agent to a google scraper and instant full access.
OtherLittleGuy: So where am I going to find topless women with nice breasts on the internet for free?
TheVeryDeadIanMartin: sheep snorter: BwahahahhahahhahaToggle your user agent to a google scraper and instant full access.Does that really work?
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