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Posted: 22 February 2012 02:50 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I noticed The Onion has brought in a subscription thang for part of it’s content. I’m not working at the moment so I’ll put off subscribing until I get a job.

I’m just curious to see what other people think of this. I can understand paying a small subscription for an actual news service but would people pay for satire web site content? Admittedly the cost of the service doesn’t seem expensive for most people. But in my case as I said I’m not working right now so I can’t justify paying for it now.

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Posted: 22 February 2012 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Peter where are you seeing this?

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Posted: 22 February 2012 02:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’m seeing a pop up window come up a few seconds after I open a video on the web site. I think the subscription is about $30 US per year.

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Posted: 22 February 2012 10:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I opened a video and saw nothing.  I also went all over the site and see nothing like that.  I know there is a store etc. but I just don’t find anything for a subscription.

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Posted: 22 February 2012 11:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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A few possibilities here:

1) It’s a U.S. versus out-of-the-U.S. thing.

B) It’s not a real subscription, but a satirical one.

III) Peter needs to get a pop-up blocker.

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Posted: 22 February 2012 11:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I just saw it here. I enabled the pop up blocker in Safari and it still appears so maybe it’s not a true pop up.

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Posted: 23 February 2012 12:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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No pop up for me there.

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Posted: 23 February 2012 12:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Must be related to my being outside the US.

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Posted: 23 February 2012 01:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Oh, Peter. Since you have an iPad, check out the Onion app. It’s free (or was for me back when I downloaded it).

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Posted: 23 February 2012 04:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Huh…I saw this thread earlier today, and I checked out the Onion myself at work.  I had the same thing as Peter, where when I went to view videos,  had a screen obscuring everything, saying I’d had my five free videos, and now needed to subscribe to see more.  I’ve had another look now that I’ve got home, and I don’t seem to have any problems with viewing videos.  I also can’t see anything in the FAQs or the like for paying to view content.

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Posted: 23 February 2012 05:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Tah - 23 February 2012 01:23 AM

Oh, Peter. Since you have an iPad, check out the Onion app. It’s free (or was for me back when I downloaded it).

Excellent, thanks! [/not Peter]

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Posted: 23 February 2012 09:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I just downloaded the The Onion app for both my iPad and my iPhone. I’ll sync them in the morning, I’m just too tired to do it now. I’ll see what happens after I do that.

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