Sites with paywalls

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  1. maflynn Moderator

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    Does anyone subscribe to any, if so what site(s)?

    On one hand, I see a benefit as I can understand that the content creators need to make money, but on the other hand, from my very limited knowledge I still see advertisements.
     
  2. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    What sort of sites?

    I subscribe to a few current affairs publications - Foreign Policy, the Economist, - for example, and I don't see ads.
     
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I don't. The only paywalls I encounter with any kind of regularity are news sites, and it's just as easy for me to get news from another site.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Same with me. I don't subscribe to news, tech, music, etc. websites.
     
  5. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Maybe you are using an ad blocker?

    I subscribe to The Economist. At the top of the web page there are third party ads. On the right side are ads for other Economist products. At the bottom of the page are classified ads for job positions and a pop-up for buying Economist subscriptions as gifts.

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  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Actually, in one of my computers, I have an adblocker installed, but not in the other.
     
  7. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    I don't understand why I'm seeing ads when I'm logged in with my subscription credentials, and you aren't.
     
  8. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    You mean ads on MacRumors?
     
  9. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    No, the Economist. Maybe I'm confused! :eek:
     
  10. shinji macrumors 65816

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  11. v0lume4 macrumors 68000

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    Same with me. Or if you really want to get into Forbes ;) ...

    Get to the AdBlocker-block-page, pause AdBlocker, reload the page, re-enable AdBlocker, then reload the page. I think that's the order that it's in -- hard to remember when it isn't right in front of me.

    edit --

    I'm sorry. I was referring to ad-supported websites. Paywalls are different. Don't mean to derail the thread.
     
  12. Three141 macrumors 6502

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    Used to be with the Financial times, I don't remember any adds unless it was them tryingvto upgrade me.
     

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