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Old 03-21-2011, 03:34 PM
 
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Because I'm not reading it for their amazing writing skills. I read it for quick local news that matters to me. I read both the NYT and Washington Post everyday.
Why would you read a paper that "half asses everything"?
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Collegeville PA & Towamensing Trails
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Why pay for it? They half ass everything they write about, I won't pay for it unless I have to. Currently what I do works just fine.
Instead of asking "Why pay for it", why not write "I'm OK with stealing it?".
That's what you're doing. If you see no value in the articles don't read them.
If you see value, and read them without paying, admit to the theft. Have some honor.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Collegeville PA & Towamensing Trails
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if it was a quality paper with diverse news coverage i could see the internet charge,but it is far from that-----paying money to read online what same stories 16 covers 20 x a day????
So stealing some things is OK, but not others? The articles are for sale. If you read without paying, you are stealing. So don't ask "Why pay?", ask "Why not steal them?" instead of hiding behind the unstated fact - you're stealing.
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Suburbs of DC
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I wonder how the GoLackawanna is doing now with these developments. The free alternative?
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:43 AM
 
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Ohhhhhhhhhhh the outrage, people are reading free papers on the internet, the great equalizer, ohhhhhhhhhhhh the humanity! Libraries buy one copy of a paper and 40 people read it, is that stealing? Sheesh...The TT is slanted yellow journalism and I only take it when it is free! Their reporting is often inaccurate and I verify much of what I see printed. Oh sometimes I do buy the Sunday edition my son likes the comics...
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:03 AM
 
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Ohhhhhhhhhhh the outrage, people are reading free papers on the internet, the great equalizer, ohhhhhhhhhhhh the humanity! Libraries buy one copy of a paper and 40 people read it, is that stealing? Sheesh...The TT is slanted yellow journalism and I only take it when it is free! Their reporting is often inaccurate and I verify much of what I see printed. Oh sometimes I do buy the Sunday edition my son likes the comics...
SMH

It is stealing. It's notfree.

No, it's not stealing when the library does it because the original paper was BOUGHT AND PAID FOR and therefore can be used anyway the library sees fit.

Inaccurate reporting? Slanted yellow journalism? Yet you read it. Makes zero sense.
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:26 PM
 
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So stealing some things is OK, but not others? The articles are for sale. If you read without paying, you are stealing. So don't ask "Why pay?", ask "Why not steal them?" instead of hiding behind the unstated fact - you're stealing.
your comment does not justify the charge of stealing---with your rationale anything you read on line is also stealing if you do not pay for it--be it magazines,newspapers from other larger cities-----so with your reasoning all of us that read articles online are "stealing"from those who posted them----my point is again---the times articles are not worth paying for to read them--nowhere did i mention trying to read them without paying---are you a times reporter--just wondering at the attention to my posts details
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:27 PM
 
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Ohhhhhhhhhhh the outrage, people are reading free papers on the internet, the great equalizer, ohhhhhhhhhhhh the humanity! Libraries buy one copy of a paper and 40 people read it, is that stealing? Sheesh...The TT is slanted yellow journalism and I only take it when it is free! Their reporting is often inaccurate and I verify much of what I see printed. Oh sometimes I do buy the Sunday edition my son likes the comics...

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Old 03-22-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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your comment does not justify the charge of stealing---with your rationale anything you read on line is also stealing if you do not pay for it--be it magazines,newspapers from other larger cities-----so with your reasoning all of us that read articles online are "stealing"from those who posted them----my point is again---the times articles are not worth paying for to read them--nowhere did i mention trying to read them without paying---are you a times reporter--just wondering at the attention to my posts details
Um no. You are all talking about how to bypass the payment system in order to view the articles for free. If a website doesn't ask for a fee then it's not stealing when you access the information without paying. Is it really that hard to understand?

Stop trying to justify theft by complaining how horrible the Times articles are. If they were so terrible there wouldn't be a multi-page thread discussing how to get the online articles for free.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:50 AM
 
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Um no. You are all talking about how to bypass the payment system in order to view the articles for free. If a website doesn't ask for a fee then it's not stealing when you access the information without paying. Is it really that hard to understand?

Stop trying to justify theft by complaining how horrible the Times articles are. If they were so terrible there wouldn't be a multi-page thread discussing how to get the online articles for free.
i was just focusing on not missing reading a paper on line that has little merit---gave no tips on reading it for free---where did i justify theft in my posts????????

CHARGING TO READ THINGS ONLINE SHOULD BE LIMITED TO HIGH QUALITY PUBLICATIONS imho-----even the informative,research articles placed on line by NIH,Mayo clinic,etc are free and far more useful to the general public(just an example--there are many others)
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