WTF The Onion.com is trying to charge me money to browse its site!!

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    Aug 05, 2011 8:02 AM GMT
    It said I reached my 30 day alloted limit and have to pay $2.95 a month! The fuck is this shit it's the onion for fuck's sake! icon_evil.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_evil.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 05, 2011 8:07 AM GMT
    You can listen to this podcast while you wait:

    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/426/tough-room-2011?act=1
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    Aug 05, 2011 8:10 AM GMT
    I can probably disable cookies or something to get around it, it just seemed really lame to me theonion.com has become a pay site, as if the site isn't already flooded with ads -_-;
  • Aquanerd

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    Aug 05, 2011 1:38 PM GMT
    A Progressive site trying to make a profit? Those evil Millionaires and Billionaires.
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    Aug 05, 2011 1:53 PM GMT
    Alas, you may have to venture out and pick up a copy somewhere....
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    Aug 05, 2011 2:10 PM GMT
    mayBbignow2 saidThey should make a story about that


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    Aug 05, 2011 3:38 PM GMT
    Dunno about these things, I fell for the dire warnings and payed for the NYT subscription this year. But then I realized that I haven't actually logged in to my account for the last few weeks, since last time I cleared out the cookies. It doesn't seem to make any difference. icon_mad.gif
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    Aug 05, 2011 3:42 PM GMT
    The Onion is a paysite now?

    Well...that was short-lived.
  • danisnotstr8

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    Aug 05, 2011 3:50 PM GMT
    Are you making this up? I can't even find an option to pay. I have been reading the Onion online for... oh.... well..... forever.
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    Aug 05, 2011 3:53 PM GMT
    jprichva said
    Aquanerd saidA Progressive site trying to make a profit? Those evil Millionaires and Billionaires.

    ooh, more attempts at humor from people who should never attempt humor.

    At least I would have expected a humorous, progressive retort.
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    Aug 05, 2011 3:55 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    jprichva said
    Aquanerd saidA Progressive site trying to make a profit? Those evil Millionaires and Billionaires.

    ooh, more attempts at humor from people who should never attempt humor.

    At least I would have expected a humorous, progressive retort.
    They charge for that.
  • danisnotstr8

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    Aug 05, 2011 4:00 PM GMT
    OK, I might be in the wrong here.

    But is this some plea for attention? Or some sort of highly advanced humor that I haven't yet developed the faculties to understand?

    The Onion does not charge. I've just searched the web looking for some kind of clue, and there's nothing. I've been to the website. Nothing.

    Can you post a screenshot of the pay request?
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    Aug 05, 2011 5:01 PM GMT
    The charge is only for non-U.S. visitors.

    http://paidcontent.co.uk/article/419-the-onion-asks-overseas-readers-to-pay-/
  • danisnotstr8

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    Aug 05, 2011 5:13 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidThe charge is only for non-U.S. visitors.

    http://paidcontent.co.uk/article/419-the-onion-asks-overseas-readers-to-pay-/


    AHHH!!
    That clears it up. Thanks for posting.
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    Aug 05, 2011 8:46 PM GMT
    danisnotstr8 said

    But is this some plea for attention?


    o_O...kind of an obtuse approach if I were don'tcha think..

    Anyway, it's humorously ironic I'd have to pay considering I'm a US citizen, I have a US address and just happen to live 4 minutes south of the border where I connect through a Mexican ISP.
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    Aug 05, 2011 9:02 PM GMT
    this is what I get every time I try to browse an article btw

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    Aug 05, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidIs it really that important? They're a fictitious satirical site. I don't find it all that humorous either.


    It's not, but country specific site blockouts, like Hulu, piss me off.
  • rnch

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    Aug 05, 2011 9:45 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidIs it really that important? They're a fictitious satirical site. I don't find it all that humorous either.




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  • danisnotstr8

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    Aug 05, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidIs it really that important? They're a fictitious satirical site. I don't find it all that humorous either.


    And your little dog, too!!