Yet Another Paywall
Damn it all! I just noticed yesterday that my favorite blogger of all, Radley Balko, is now behind a paywall. I recently announced here that he was now blogging via the Washington Post. I was in seventh heaven. Then the other day I couldn't get to any of the links he posted. Took me a few tries to realize there was a message saying I'd used up my free views and had to pay to continue.
I don't know how many free views I'm supposed to get, or when I can start over again. Balko, or not, I'm not going to pay $14.95 for yet another online subscription. Not unless I cancel all my other ones.
Nothing but trouble with their site. The main thing was they wouldn't let me read but one or two articles despite the upper corner of the page saying I was logged in. It kept sending me to the Subscribe/ Login page. I'd try to log in again and it said I was already logged in!
I e-mailed them once and they told me to keep trying. It didn't work so after another e-mail or two I called them on the phone asking them to cancel my subscription. The gal said she cancelled it yet a week or so later I see my credit card billed again.
I go back and forth with e-mails again. One reply told me they really didn't want to lose me and to try a certain login. I didn't even have to try that login. All of the sudden I could access all the stories... for about six days. Now I'm getting sent to the Subscribe page again.
I finally sent another e-mail once again explaining the whole situation, saying enough is enough. Please cancel my account. I never received a reply. I'm waiting to see if I get charged again.