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The Onion asks me to pay

  1. Sep 6, 2014 #1
    This is the first time I know a digital news site asks readers to subscribe before reading more articles in the US. It happens while I am reading only 1 article and a popup displays to ask me so saying that I have to subscribe because I have read up all free articles. I am confused.

    http://www.theonion.com/
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2014
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  3. Sep 6, 2014 #2

    phinds

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    There are plenty of news sources (in the US at least) that use a fee for service model. Some of them used to be free.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2014 #3
    Yes, good old days! :approve::biggrin:
     
  5. Sep 6, 2014 #4

    Vanadium 50

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    What? The authors of The Onion want to be paid so they can feed their families? The nerve!
     
  6. Sep 6, 2014 #5
    See the attachment.:redface:
    The management team seems to know pretty well about our monthly low incomes :biggrin:
     

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  7. Sep 6, 2014 #6
    The Onion is worth it. Great publication!
     
  8. Sep 7, 2014 #7

    Evo

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    I hope you are aware that the news articles aren't real, they are satire, entertainment. :smile: But they usually do have excellent commentary.
     
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