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Daily Telegraph paywall!


Flak999

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Just for the information of those who can't now read the Telegraph without subscribing to their free trial, there is a very easy way around this!

If you are using Chrome as a browser just open up the DT site in incognito mode and viola! totally unrestricted DT again! I haven't tried this in other browsers privacy modes but if it works in Chrome it will probably work in others.

Can't believe that they didn't think of this get round, it's so easy! If you don't have Chrome or don't want to use it you can use a proxy server like TOR to achieve the same end it is just slower.

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fourm member

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20 free items per month will, probably, do me. I never run out of free use for the FT.

With more newspapers opting for paywalls, though I don't think this one will trouble me, I expect more and more criticism of the BBC because I can't see how a pay model works if the biggest beast in the forest is free.

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Flak999

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That's true FM, however the times paywall seems to have been a success for them? The BBC being free does seem to throw a big spanner in the works, but for those who like differing takes on the news the paywall model does restrict access to those who can afford it.

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Al94

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I regularly access the D T site and haven't seen a paywall.

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Flak999

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Al94

It's only just been introduced in the last couple of days,see here Daily Telegraph introduce paywall

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Al94

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Ah so I need to add "yet" to my post!

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finerty

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oooohhh flack999 i do like when you talk french viola

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WhiteTruckMan

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I can't see how a pay model works if the biggest beast in the forest is free.

The bbc is no more free than the nhs.

WTM

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fourm member

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'seems to have been a success'

'Seems' is the important word there. News International is, naturally, cagey about the results but you can grasp some straws.

In July 2011, the Guardian said there were 100,000 subs with growth down from 12,500 per month to 7,000.

In February 2012, this blogger says subs are 120,000.

By November 2012 you can see just enough of this expensive business research to see a figure of 133,000.

If those numbers are close then growth has almost stopped.

You could clutch at the fact that the Sun is going into hiding as a sign it must work but, of course, you have to allow for the ego of Rupert Murdoch. He'll never do anything that makes it clear it has failed (if it has).

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Taff™

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I just ran CCleaner and carried on reading The Telegraph. I suppose if I opted out of their cookie policy it might achieve the same result.

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Al94

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Still not seen it despite regular access!

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