OT: Lol.... San Diego UT now requires subscription for a lot of the articles...

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Submitted by flu on September 24, 2012 - 1:10pm

Lol... I think a lot of my free time is now going to be more dedicated back to work now that the UT is starting to ask people to subscribe to access the articles on their website.

If only Piggington forums would do the same, my productivity would increase 100 folds :)

Submitted by UCGal on September 24, 2012 - 2:43pm.

Do they understand that readership will dramatically drop - and then corresponding ad revenues will drop.

I remember when the NYTimes put their op-eds and some other content behind the "select" firewall. That was a disaster and they ended up backing down. Now they limit the number of articles/month you can read... but that's not a biggy.

I don't think the U-Ts content is worthy of a subscriber firewall. It's a rag.

Looks like it's old news. If you read more than 15 articles a month - you hit the paywall.
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/tech/San...

Submitted by ocrenter on September 24, 2012 - 2:48pm.

I actually find the ads in UT more objective than the articles.

Submitted by flu on September 24, 2012 - 2:50pm.

ocrenter wrote:
I actually find the ads in UT more objective than the articles.

I find piggington more objective that UT.

Submitted by desmond on September 24, 2012 - 3:53pm.

At least it wasn't the U Porn site.

Submitted by Hatfield on September 24, 2012 - 8:20pm.

It's been like that for a month or so. You just need to delete your utsandiego.com cookies to resume reading Papa Dougie's rag for free. Some browsers (such as Firefox) allow you to pre-emptively block cookies from specific sites, so you can set this once and never worry about it again.

Submitted by flu on September 24, 2012 - 8:33pm.

Hatfield wrote:
It's been like that for a month or so. You just need to delete your utsandiego.com cookies to resume reading Papa Dougie's rag for free. Some browsers (such as Firefox) allow you to pre-emptively block cookies from specific sites, so you can set this once and never worry about it again.

I did not know that. Actually, I haven't gone there recently so..just figured it out.

Submitted by ucodegen on September 26, 2012 - 2:30pm.

Hatfield wrote:
It's been like that for a month or so. You just need to delete your utsandiego.com cookies to resume reading Papa Dougie's rag for free. Some browsers (such as Firefox) allow you to pre-emptively block cookies from specific sites, so you can set this once and never worry about it again.
You can also set up Firefox to clean out all cookies when you close or exit Firefox. Some websites need cookies to function.. this allows these to function, then when you close Firefox.. the cookies disappear. Also helps with reducing being 'tracked' by websites. To really do it right though, you need to blow/wipe the browser cache when exiting too. (unfortunately not an option on Firefox)

Submitted by enron_by_the_sea on September 26, 2012 - 3:53pm.

ucodegen wrote:
]You can also set up Firefox to clean out all cookies when you close or exit Firefox. Some websites need cookies to function.. this allows these to function, then when you close Firefox.. the cookies disappear. Also helps with reducing being 'tracked' by websites. To really do it right though, you need to blow/wipe the browser cache when exiting too. (unfortunately not an option on Firefox)

Or if that is too inconvinient, you can probably fire up "incognito window" in chrome and use it to go to the site ...

Submitted by AN on September 26, 2012 - 4:39pm.

enron_by_the_sea wrote:
ucodegen wrote:
]You can also set up Firefox to clean out all cookies when you close or exit Firefox. Some websites need cookies to function.. this allows these to function, then when you close Firefox.. the cookies disappear. Also helps with reducing being 'tracked' by websites. To really do it right though, you need to blow/wipe the browser cache when exiting too. (unfortunately not an option on Firefox)

Or if that is too inconvinient, you can probably fire up "incognito window" in chrome and use it to go to the site ...


Or you can use IE10, which have "Do Not Track" feature turned on by default.

Submitted by boydhenrz12345 on January 24, 2013 - 5:12am.

I think a lot of my free time is now going to be more dedicated back to work now that the UT is starting to ask people to subscribe to access the articles on their website.

Submitted by poorgradstudent on January 24, 2013 - 12:06pm.

Wait... UT has a website? Go fig.

The UT probably wouldn't even exist anymore if it wasn't for its billionaire owner buying it as a vanity project and to grind his political axe.

Submitted by Essbee on January 24, 2013 - 1:37pm.

it seems that if you go thru www.nctimes.com, you have access to many (all?) of the UT articles, without having to login or subscribe.

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