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  #2229523 2-May-2019 15:42
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Wow, I had no idea it was so easy to bypass. I reckon they must have contracted the infamous www.wheedle.co.nz developers at a price too good to turn down!

 
 
 

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  #2229770 2-May-2019 21:37
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How are they deciding (apart from Opinions) exactly what constitutes "Premium" and what doesn't? I went there just now and even the main headline story about the Pike River mine re-entry is Premium.

 

I can see Stuff making hay from all this.


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  #2229775 2-May-2019 21:45
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Rikkitic:

 

nzkc:

 

I wait for the Herald to claim its theft if you read the content without a subscription.  Is it theft if they sent you the content already?

 

 

That's a fun question. I think there is something in our laws about using protection-defeating software, but what if you don't even have to do that? What if you can do it without modifying anything (not saying you can, of course)? 

 

 

https://lynx.browser.org/ ;-)




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  #2229776 2-May-2019 21:46
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Rikkitic:

 

freitasm: I am surprised at people who "check" a news site that many times. I just use RSS for that...

 

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  #2230535 4-May-2019 07:10
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So it's been in place for a few days now. Has anyone here actually subscribed (or got a subscription), and is it worth it?


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  #2230616 4-May-2019 08:01
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What I find personally ironic is that I never normally read the Herald at all, unless following a link someone has posted here, but after the paywall I read several articles over a few days just because I could. So the paywall greatly increased my readership. But now the novelty has worn off and I'm back to reading real news sources again. Even though I can read the Herald, I don't actually want to.

 

 





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  #2230625 4-May-2019 08:48
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They've also put Sideswipe behind the paywall.

Did this mean the readers who contribute to this column will now get paid? 🤔




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  #2230669 4-May-2019 09:42
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“As things stand I’m not prepared to pay to peek behind the Herald paywall. But I am prepared to pay the Herald more than $2.50 per week to put Mike Hosking’s columns there. I’m thinking of starting a campaign to get this done. Keep an eye out for my Givealittle page – ‘Mike Hosking, out of sight and out of his mind’.”

 

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The Herald really needs to split out the two different products they have for this 'Premium' thing to work. The current experience is imperfect for most people who'll use it -- subscribers still put up with a homepage that's often filled with Daily Mail garbage, and non-subscribers have now got a whole bunch of useless links which are basically ads for Premium. 

 

For starters, with my unqualified two cents, they should look to something like The Boston Globe where the company operates both bostonglobe.com and boston.com. The latter operating mainly as an advertising portal with clickbait and prompts to drive people to the bostonglobe.com proper. It means that people who go to the Herald just to read copy/paste Daily Mail articles will be happy and more importantly, that the 'Premium' actually feels like something Premium and not just a glorified extra category tab on the side.


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tripp:

 

Just having a quick look this morning and they even class their "sideswipe" area as Premium now, sideswipe tend to be photos / comments that are sent into them of dumb things like peoples parking.

 

 

Reminds me of a few months ago, when /r/NewZealand discovered that Sideswipe on that particular day was just a word-for-word plagiarising of Reddit posts.

 

https://reddit.com/r/newzealand/comments/9ghcmg/the_nz_herald_shamelessly_copying_recent/e64ejz3/


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  #2231852 6-May-2019 18:19
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I'm finding I'm simply going to the Herald page less and less now. Is this the kind of result they were hoping for?


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  #2231855 6-May-2019 18:22
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quickymart:

 

I'm finding I'm simply going to the Herald page less and less now. Is this the kind of result they were hoping for?

 

 

 

 

Same here. I just use RNZ and Stuff. News headlines I get are curated by Apple news, and the links it uses seem to be content that isn't behind a paywall.  


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Wonder what sort of uptake they've had for their premium content?

 

The answer may be hidden behind that pesky paywall.


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  #2231859 6-May-2019 18:29
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sailedpeep:

 

Reminds me of a few months ago, when /r/NewZealand discovered that Sideswipe on that particular day was just a word-for-word plagiarising of Reddit posts.

 

 

I think Reddit has had its revenge.

 

 





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  #2232020 6-May-2019 21:59
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DarthKermit:

 

Wonder what sort of uptake they've had for their premium content?

 

The answer may be hidden behind that pesky paywall.

 

 

I'd be curious to know too - of course, they may trumpet the numbers like their website overhaul a while back; they said something along the lines of "we had hundreds of great positive e-mails about the website changes!" while failing to mention the thousands that were against it.


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