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Is The Local committing suicide?

Now charging 500kr per year

Uncle Fred
post 20.Nov.2017, 05:10 PM
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Joined: 16.Apr.2008

It seems that advertising is not enough to pay for second-hand translated news. The Local wants you to pay 500kr per year for a five-day service that contains a handful of articles a day.
Note other editions of The Local i.e. Germany, Spain etc are not subject to this cost.
I wonder how many here will sign up or just read Aftonbladet etc. MS Edge and Google chrome both have built in translators if needed.
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rouet
post 20.Nov.2017, 05:36 PM
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Location: Jämtland
Joined: 16.Jul.2015

I, for one, will not sign up. I subscribe to several newspapers in various languages online and our local Östersund news in paper form. The Lokal? NO.
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Gjeebes
post 20.Nov.2017, 05:48 PM
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Joined: 20.Feb.2012

Who comes here for "the news"? TL is just an echo-box for various actors who have the ability to pay to get their message "out there".

With the typical Swedish lack of "standards".

If the forum disappeared, well...it won't because this forum is a harvesting platform for the various actors, and is studied beyond belief...
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Svedallas
post 20.Nov.2017, 06:25 PM
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Joined: 21.Apr.2016

QUOTE (Uncle Fred @ 20.Nov.2017, 05:10 PM) *
It seems that advertising is not enough to pay for second-hand translated news.

The TL is CLEARLY not news. Far from it.
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intrepidfox
post 20.Nov.2017, 07:20 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 18.Jul.2012

TL has never had news.

It is a crap site advertising crap, information like 10 things you hate bla bla bla.

Even their FB side has less comments now. They have probably banned them all
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Bsmith
post 20.Nov.2017, 07:35 PM
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Joined: 25.Jun.2009

Someone's gotta pay for all this shit.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 20.Nov.2017, 08:05 PM
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Joined: 21.Dec.2006

What if TheLocal charged us forum people by the word???

I think it would be very quiet here...
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Svedallas
post 20.Nov.2017, 08:16 PM
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Joined: 21.Apr.2016

Yeah, without the Community, it would be dead.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 21.Nov.2017, 12:31 AM
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Joined: 21.Dec.2006

And then again, would the resident Swede bashers pay to vent their anger and frustration here???

Would new "bashers" pay to vent also???

We all know that the happy immigrants would not miss this place because they rarely post their contentment with Sweden and their choice to live in it...
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Gjeebes
post 21.Nov.2017, 07:09 AM
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Joined: 20.Feb.2012

QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock)
And then again, would the resident Swede bashers pay to vent their anger and frustration here???

And what about you, old Gamla? Would you pay to provide guidance for desperate people here, to kill themselves??? Or do you prefer a strictly quid pro quo approach???

QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock)
Would new "bashers" pay to vent also???

And would you pay, to continue the privilege shit stirring, on a forum, in a country in which you have never lived???

QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock)
We all know that the happy immigrants would not miss this place because they rarely post their contentment with Sweden and their choice to live in it...

Yep, get all that shit stirring out before they start to charge you for it!
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hoodrat
post 21.Nov.2017, 09:42 AM
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Joined: 24.Jun.2013

I can get better quality content for free by using the national and local newspapers and either getting by with my basic Swedish knowledge or by using Google Translate.

If the content on this site was of such a standard above the main news publications I think a subscription might work, but not now, especially when the site is so broken from a usability perspective.

This is a stupid move.
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Svedallas
post 21.Nov.2017, 05:14 PM
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Joined: 21.Apr.2016

Yup. If the new format is terrible, and they do not cover "regular" news.
Why would anyone pay? There is no added value here.

Poor business model.
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intrepidfox
post 21.Nov.2017, 06:12 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 18.Jul.2012

Why on earth would i subscribe to any news site, especially TL. All the news is already on the internet or TV FREE
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 21.Nov.2017, 06:50 PM
Post #14
Joined: 21.Dec.2006

Exactly...My first stop in the morning is Google News, a compilation from worldwide sources...

However, if TheLocal sees fit to charge for their services, I wish them luck...

Some are willing to pay for "specialized" news, some are not...
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intrepidfox
post 21.Nov.2017, 07:39 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 18.Jul.2012

QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock @ 21.Nov.2017, 06:50 PM) *
Some are willing to pay for "specialized" news, some are not...

Like this:

- Six things they don't tell you about the snow in Sweden

- How to talk about the weather in Swedish

Seriously. Many of their journalists have worked for national papers. Is the above the best they can do?
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