OD now charging to view

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reality

Utica, NY

#1 Jan 12, 2013
Is the OD that desperate that they think people are going to pay $.99 a month to view any of their articles?

As far as I'm concerned, I have no intentions of paying them a dime to view their distorted view of how they report the "news".

There are plenty of other sites one can go to to view the "news" of the happenings in Utica!
reader

New Hartford, NY

#2 Jan 12, 2013
It's got to be a death knell. Who's going to pay that. It will only kill their page views and their online advertising. Plus, I've yet to come across a pay wall on their mobile site.
Well

Utica, NY

#3 Jan 12, 2013
Just x it out, they have been charging fr a couple years, I never pay and never will. It does not work, but I will not post ho to avoid it.

Apple cell phones work best
Mike the dyke

Utica, NY

#5 Jan 12, 2013
It's free moron, because there is never anything there except biased, one sided news.
reality

Utica, NY

#6 Jan 12, 2013
Well wrote:
Just x it out, they have been charging fr a couple years, I never pay and never will. It does not work, but I will not post ho to avoid it.
Apple cell phones work best
There isn't any "x" to block it out - at least I couldn't find one.
info is wrong

Leominster, MA

#7 Jan 12, 2013
You still can use uticaod.com . What they are talking about is the e-edition. They have been charging for this all along. It actually looks like the newspaper with the full page showing and you can go page by page just like you do when you are reading the paper version. I'm not saying I am getting it, but as the above poster stated, it is much cheaper than the paper version.
Da Law

Ilion, NY

#8 Jan 12, 2013
The previous incarnation of the OD's paywall could be hacked by simply running AdBlock and Firefox in private browsing mode.

Since they're certainly not able to afford a custom solution it's pretty much a given that they'll be using an off the shelf package. That means dodging it is a matter of determining the circumvention method. And there's always a way to do it.
Da Law

Ilion, NY

#10 Jan 12, 2013
Some quick Googling showed that the OD is still using the Press+ package. AdBlock and Private Browsing should still be effective, but it may be necessary to tweak your cookie settings or install a Java-killer.

It should be an interesting project for those so inclined.
Well

Utica, NY

#11 Jan 12, 2013
reality wrote:
<quoted text>There isn't any "x" to block it out - at least I couldn't find one.
upper rite corner in Mozilla
Mike the dyke

Utica, NY

#12 Jan 12, 2013
You Suck wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not free you turtle turded pile of whale waste. It's $7.99 per month for the e-edition. Get with the times moron!! http://clicks.beap.ad.yieldmanager.net/c/YnY9... * http://www.uticaod.net/circulation/USAweekend...
it is free because you are to stupid to understand how. Get with the times and get educated.
Mike the dyke

Utica, NY

#13 Jan 12, 2013
You Suck wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not free you turtle turded pile of whale waste. It's $7.99 per month for the e-edition. Get with the times moron!! http://clicks.beap.ad.yieldmanager.net/c/YnY9... * http://www.uticaod.net/circulation/USAweekend...
Learn to think for yourself, that is free advise.
stranger

Mohawk, NY

#15 Jan 15, 2013
info is wrong wrote:
You still can use uticaod.com . What they are talking about is the e-edition. They have been charging for this all along. It actually looks like the newspaper with the full page showing and you can go page by page just like you do when you are reading the paper version. I'm not saying I am getting it, but as the above poster stated, it is much cheaper than the paper version.
It is changed now they will let you view few times then this big bthing comes up blocking your page and you can x out but it will keep coming up.
hmmm

Melrose, MA

#16 Jan 20, 2013
Who would pay

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