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“End Prohabition!”

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Why are our main news sources polluted with ads and pop-ups? Why do their web pages suck so bad? Why does the OD want to charge for the garbage they put out?

How do they expect to make money off the advertisements if people stop visiting the pages because of the ads?

The city is in bad shape and our news sources are polluted with trash. I guess it is a good idea to obscure the news and make the pages shit, than no one will care who shot who the night before.

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Chillin in CNY wrote:
Why are our main news sources polluted with ads and pop-ups? Why do their web pages suck so bad? Why does the OD want to charge for the garbage they put out?
How do they expect to make money off the advertisements if people stop visiting the pages because of the ads?
The city is in bad shape and our news sources are polluted with trash. I guess it is a good idea to obscure the news and make the pages shit, than no one will care who shot who the night before.
It is not the OD doing this, it is their parent company, Gatehouse Media. They also own the Herkimer Telegram and Little Falls Times, and both have pop ups and a fee to view articles after you've read so many per month.

WKTV is now catching on with their ads. They weren't doing that a couple months ago.
sick of it too

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I refuse to pay the OD online site. WKTV site doesn't offer a pay to read (I wouldn't) pay there either. So why can't we read the news on WKTV???
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Both sites suck. I'll get my news elsewhere, even if it's by word of mouth.
sad really

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sick of it too wrote:
I refuse to pay the OD online site. WKTV site doesn't offer a pay to read (I wouldn't) pay there either. So why can't we read the news on WKTV???
clear your browser cookies every so often and it should rest the "counter" on the OD site, getting around the pay BS.

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sick of it too wrote:
I refuse to pay the OD online site. WKTV site doesn't offer a pay to read (I wouldn't) pay there either. So why can't we read the news on WKTV???
A pop up car ad appears and blocks the news story on WKTV until after you watch the video. By my standards the sites are slow loading and the doctor ad on WKTV that pops up is almost as annoying as the Chanatry's add that pops up on the OD. Free press on the internet has become profit based in the Mohawk Valley and I'm looking for better news sources. YNN seems to be the lead choice but if your not a TW customer you don't get the full stories either. WUTR's CNY homepage is mediocre at best!

Never thought I'd say it but bring back the Utica Daily News!

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sad really wrote:
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clear your browser cookies every so often and it should rest the "counter" on the OD site, getting around the pay BS.
I think they have caught on to that because I've tried and after a few stories I get "OD" with ads. Maybe they moved to a isp based identifier. What ever happened to providing news to your community as a service and it not being profit based? That's a rhetorical question; FYI.
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Mr. Doerr, Miss Berle,
I want to congratulate you and your advertising staff for adding the
continuous interruptions with pop up ads when viewing the news
releases on your web site. I'm sure the trade off in lost viewers is
more than made up in ad dollars.
I have always enjoyed being annoyed when keeping up with the local
news. I hope you continue to provide this constant irritation to my
day so I may seek out other things to piss me off as much as you and
your staff have.
I hope you have as many things pop up in your busy day to waste your
time and distract you from what you're trying to accomplish.
It's always a comfort to know that when you get up in the morning, you
have something to look forward to. I like to pop up out of bed, pop
some bread in the toaster and pop a k-cup in the coffee maker. Your
pop ups just enhances my day as I spend most of the day on the
computer as I work. Now I can have pop ups every time I check the
news.
Have a great pop up day.

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