Page 1 of 6 12345 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 83
  1. #1
    Legend
    Points: 273,337, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 49.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    chuckd4735's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, Iowa
    Posts
    14,716
    Points
    273,337
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 868
    Given: 177

    Des Moines Register to start charging for Online usage


  2. #2
    CyBer
    Guest

    Re: Des Moines Register to start charging for Online usage

    lol that is the worst idea I have heard.



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 121,169, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ianoconnor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    7,266
    Points
    121,169
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 348
    Given: 712

    Re: Des Moines Register to start charging for Online usage

    That will last about a week.



  4. #4
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 65,727, Level: 79
    Level completed: 55%, Points required for next Level: 723
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cyfanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Posts
    3,997
    Points
    65,727
    Level
    79
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 30
    Given: 401

    Re: Des Moines Register to start charging for Online usage

    This has been tried before with so many papers...and they just haven't seemed to make it work...



  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 730,031, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 39.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    Cyclonepride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A pineapple under the sea
    Posts
    47,468
    Points
    730,031
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,301
    Given: 635

    Re: Des Moines Register to start charging for Online usage

    Have fun with that. If a story is written on the internet, and no one actually reads it, did it really happen? We'll find out.



  6. #6
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 109,599, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    ruxCYtable's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    4,059
    Points
    109,599
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 237
    Given: 260

    Re: Des Moines Register to start charging for Online usage

    Goodbye, Des Moines Register. And some might say good riddance.



  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 560,156, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteranRecommendation Second Class
    ISUAgronomist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Back in Iowa!!!!!!!!
    Posts
    21,358
    Points
    560,156
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 196
    Given: 121

    Re: Des Moines Register to start charging for Online usage





  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 452,612, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    brianhos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Trenchtown
    Posts
    39,720
    Points
    452,612
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 266
    Given: 37

    Re: Des Moines Register to start charging for Online usage

    My wife still subscribes to the paper. I don't understand why you need a paper copy of yesterdays news.


    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. - Benjamin Franklin 1775

  9. #9
    Pro
    Points: 64,876, Level: 79
    Level completed: 2%, Points required for next Level: 1,574
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Die4Cy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    2,412
    Points
    64,876
    Level
    79
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 108
    Given: 103

    Re: Des Moines Register to start charging for Online usage

    LOL.

    Good luck with that.



  10. #10
    All-Star
    Points: 23,431, Level: 46
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 119
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran10000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    StormnClone58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    1,359
    Points
    23,431
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 32

    Re: Des Moines Register to start charging for Online usage

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    out of rep for you but this is exactly right and true ...


    Winners' Never Quit and Quitters' Never Win

  11. #11
    Starter
    Points: 20,981, Level: 44
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 669
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    mfelske's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    688
    Points
    20,981
    Level
    44
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 29

    Re: Des Moines Register to start charging for Online usage

    I saw that the Ames Tribune is doing a online subscription thing. You can read 12 (I think) articles for free per month, but if anything more will cost you.



  12. #12
    Starter
    Points: 17,986, Level: 40
    Level completed: 92%, Points required for next Level: 64
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran
    cysocool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    770
    Points
    17,986
    Level
    40
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Des Moines Register to start charging for Online usage

    My prediction...

    The DSM Register will complete its transition to a tabloid rag in less than 5 years. In 2017 will be sold in a bidding war between Cyclone Fanatic and hawkeye nation for $10.

    RIP DSM Register!



  13. #13
    Speechless
    Points: 406,156, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alarson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    21,159
    Points
    406,156
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 330
    Given: 136

    Re: Des Moines Register to start charging for Online usage

    Well, that's the end of my reading the register.

    Cut back on original writers while keeping crappy ones like Rekha Basu on forever)
    Become mostly a source for AP repeats
    Charge more.

    Yeah, sounds like a recipe for success when people can get news from other free alternatives (tv websites, places like CF for sports)

    Paywalls havent worked well for most places in the past, the WSJ might be the biggest exception, but it also has a huge amount of original content. That doesnt mesh with Gannett's gutting of the register (and other papers).



  14. #14
    Speechless
    Points: 406,156, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alarson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    21,159
    Points
    406,156
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 330
    Given: 136

    Re: Des Moines Register to start charging for Online usage

    Quote Originally Posted by cysocool View Post
    The DSM Register will complete its transition to a tabloid rag in less than 5 years. In 2017 will be sold in a bidding war between Cyclone Fanatic and hawkeye nation for $10.
    Honestly, they could probably farm out their sports section coverage to people like CW and come out ahead.



  15. #15
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 76,486, Level: 85
    Level completed: 97%, Points required for next Level: 64
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    gogagig's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    3,628
    Points
    76,486
    Level
    85
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 104
    Given: 21

    Re: Des Moines Register to start charging for Online usage

    This is a great idea. I have never been satisfied with reading a paper that bashes the clones for free. I've always wanted to pay for such cyclone bashing. This is like a dream come true.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FOX
  • Iowa State vs. Baylor
  • September 27, 2014
  • 07:20 PM