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I haven't had that issue with the Washington Post, and I'm logged on through my home computer, my work computer, and the app on my phone.
On my phone, the Washington Post usually remembers me. From a desktop, it often forgets.

$10/month for Washington Post or NYT online seems fair given the cost of the paper versions. $20/month for The Globe and Mail and various Aussie papers seems excessive.
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Would be nice if the articles were free after a few days. I mean, it's old news. Who wants to read that?
(Well, I do. But that's neither here nor there.)
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Would be nice if the articles were free after a few days. I mean, it's old news. Who wants to read that?
(Well, I do. But that's neither here nor there.)
It’s old news, but I’ve noticed more than a few papers keep using older stories as click-bait.
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$10/month for Washington Post or NYT online seems fair given the cost of the paper versions.
And $2000/month seems fair for staying at the Hilton....but most hotel guests can't or don't want to stay for a whole month.

The Hilton offers options in between camping out in the parking lot one night for free and paying for a room for a whole month; online newspapers will die if they don't come up with an in-between option for people who only want 3 to 5 articles per day per site.
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And $2000/month seems fair for staying at the Hilton....but most hotel guests can't or don't want to stay for a whole month.

The Hilton offers options in between camping out in the parking lot one night for free and paying for a room for a whole month; online newspapers will die if they don't come up with an in-between option for people who only want 3 to 5 articles per day per site.
You have a point. Nobody is saying that other pricing options don't make sense for the CONSUMER. We're just saying, they have to also worry about staying in business and that might not always be compatible with the pricing options some people might want. Not limited to newspapers obv.
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You have a point. Nobody is saying that other pricing options don't make sense for the CONSUMER. We're just saying, they have to also worry about staying in business and that might not always be compatible with the pricing options some people might want. Not limited to newspapers obv.
If they want to stay in business, they have to provide options that make sense for the consumer.
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If they want to stay in business, they have to provide options that make sense for the consumer.
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I haven't had that issue with the Washington Post, and I'm logged on through my home computer, my work computer, and the app on my phone.
WaPo is the chief offender, although I also have trouble with the WSJ. Actually, I have trouble with all my paywall newspapers.

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On my phone, the Washington Post usually remembers me. From a desktop, it often forgets...
Opposite for me. Maybe it is a browser setting thing.
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If they want to stay in business, they have to provide options that make sense for the consumer.
And they did. For some subset of consumers like myself. It is very rare that any business has all the options every consumer wants. Sorry this is one of those times for you. Not facetious.
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