Utica O D Website SUCKS

Utica O D Website SUCKS

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Utica, NY

#1 Jan 16, 2014
Every time I try to view a story on their crappy website I get a popup for their $.99 digital crap. When you X it out, it takes you back to the menu list and you have to start all over. I went through this routine 3 times and never did get to read the story. Finally said to hell with it. I AM a subscriber to their rag, that isn't as thick as one section from the past. The Penny Saver has more pages and it's free! Anyway, website sucks.

Ithaca, NY

#2 Jan 16, 2014
Anything with Utica in name sucks.
Uticas Egos

Clifton Park, NY

#3 Jan 16, 2014
It's a bad website without a doubt.
glad to know

Little Falls, NY

#4 Jan 16, 2014
Nice to know it's not just me! Their website has been doing that to me all week too. And I PAY for the digital version, and AM signed in! It still does it to me.
The OD really sucks, and i've just about had it.
Can't believe I even paid for the rag!
Oh, and get this! Last week, I got a call from the OD, asking since I don't receive the paper copy, how about subscribing to just the coupon section.
Are you kidding me?

Syracuse, NY

#5 Jan 17, 2014
Their web page isn't much better, outdated stories, ect. Both have to load the advertising first and the OD pop ups is worse then This page.

Utica, NY

#6 Jan 17, 2014
For all of you computer illiterates, here is a trick.

Try Adblock plus


A basic Java blocker

It is very easy to get around.

Utica, NY

#7 Jan 17, 2014
Also, all the coupons can be found at the retailers websites and can be printed freely. And the P&G coupons can be found at any free coupon website but most retailers have links for the P&G coupons.

F#@K the OD!

Carthage, NY

#8 Jan 17, 2014
How else will you find out who got a DWI? They have the best DWI reporters on the planet!
glad to know

Little Falls, NY

#9 Jan 17, 2014
I'm not computer illiterate. I HAVE Adblock Plus. and I refuse to install Java at all.

I cannot find a way to stop the damn up to the minute popup to stop coming up as soon as I click ANYWHERE on the page.

And that.... "get our digital edition for 99 cents" won't be blocked either.

That said... I just cancelled the digital service.

I can't even read the stories without signing in for every one.

If I wanted to get this aggravated, there's plenty of more interesting sites than the old news on the OD!

Utica, NY

#10 Jan 17, 2014
By bombarding us with advertisements, it kinda backfires on them, as fewer people will access their site. Seems wktv.com is not quite as bad.
I no longer access uticaod.com due to excessive ads. I am also to the point of not watching much tv because we are overwhelmed with ads. I bet the 6pm news has 50% ads, it wasnt like that in the old days...

Utica, NY

#11 Jan 17, 2014
Their Web site sucks a tremendous amount.

They need to get rid of their annoying pop-up ads: get rid of the one that scrolls in from the left side and get rid of the up-to-the minute one that pops up whenever you accidently click on the screen. These ads probably give you minor revenue, but they turn off probably 100% of your regular readers.

You should also make the site free. The news coverage is not the best; don't charge for it. Improve the site to increase the number of regular readers and make your money through ads and online specials.

Make uticaod.com the destination site for the area. Give the content away for free. Have a lighter, better design that's less ad heavy and less cluttered. Clean and sharp are the way to go.
state police website

Chatham, NY

#12 Jan 17, 2014
ddub wrote:
How else will you find out who got a DWI? They have the best DWI reporters on the planet!
Another source for DWI'S...gives location, date, etc and much more than OD prints.
Also, other crimes in county.
state police website

Chatham, NY

#13 Jan 17, 2014

Utica, NY

#14 Jan 20, 2014
the oneida county da also has a facebook page posting court outcomes

Carthage, NY

#15 Jan 20, 2014
are you aware that they make thousands with ads? Then turn around and charge for the stupid crap?
You do not need them anymore- the web has everything free anyway-you just need to know where to look.
One good thing-they are loosing the battle! People just buy it for coupons! and grocery ads.
NO LONGER MADE IN UTICA! Printed in Binghamton, all the local folks lost their jobs when this happened, and were forced into lower paying crap jobs.
But! The OD is good for Dog's and bird cages.
Call gatehouse

Florence, MA

#16 Jan 20, 2014
Any of you trying calling gatehouse, the company that owns the od? All their papers websites have the same design, check the little falls and Herkimer papers websites. Very few decisions done on local level since gatehouse took over, thats also printing was moved to southern ny.
Never Pay

Sherburne, NY

#17 Jan 20, 2014
I don't see how they get advertisers for the online version. I don't think many people pay for it online. So no one see's the advertisers ads!!!! Give it to us for free OD!
Fantasy world

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Jan 21, 2014
Says a lot about a region and it's "potential" when it doesn't even have a viable newspaper.

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