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#1 Please copy the text on links or summarise them

Postby fountainhall » Sat May 05, 2018 1:04 pm

The Bangkok Post is the latest news outlet which will not permit reading a full article without paying a subscription or logging in. Can I suggest that those posting links either copy and paste them (even though this can involve a bit of work) or at least summarise them?

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#2 Re: Please copy the text on links or summarise them

Postby Gaybutton » Sat May 05, 2018 6:17 pm

fountainhall wrote:The Bangkok Post is the latest news outlet which will not permit reading a full article without paying a subscription or logging in.

I don't know why you're having that problem. I don't log in and I for sure don't pay for a subscription, but the full articles open just fine for me.

If it helps anything, I use the Firefox browser.

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#3 Re: Please copy the text on links or summarise them

Postby Undaunted » Sat May 05, 2018 6:31 pm

There is no problem at all! Was on the site 5 minutes ago.
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#4 Re: Please copy the text on links or summarise them

Postby fountainhall » Sun May 06, 2018 9:40 am

I am presently out of Thailand and am still unable to access more than the first two paragraphs of the article “Thailand’s global standing at a low point.” Then there appears this comment in bold letters -

Please log in here to fully view this exclusive content

This is followed by log in and sign up boxes.

I have never come across this before. I assume it does not appear in the on-Line edition in Thailand.

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#5 Re: Please copy the text on links or summarise them

Postby Gaybutton » Sun May 06, 2018 11:37 am

fountainhall wrote:I assume it does not appear in the on-Line edition in Thailand.

Your assumption is correct, at least for me and apparently also Undaunted. I think your problem will vanish once you return to Thailand.

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#6 Re: Please copy the text on links or summarise them

Postby mahjongguy » Sun May 06, 2018 12:13 pm

From here in Jomtien, using 3BB, I have seen a few such articles lately in the Post. Fountainhall is correct about that one.
https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opi ... -low-point
I'm sure it's a trend.

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#7 Re: Please copy the text on links or summarise them

Postby Gaybutton » Sun May 06, 2018 2:12 pm

mahjongguy wrote:I'm sure it's a trend.

I have no idea why some of you are having this problem. I just tried opening your link with the Firefox browser, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge. It opened fully for me with each.

Maybe it has something to do with where you're located. I don't know why that would make any difference, but both Undaunted and I are located in Pattaya. Fountainhall says he is currently in Beijing. Mahjongguy, where are you located?

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#8 Re: Please copy the text on links or summarise them

Postby mahjongguy » Sun May 06, 2018 2:31 pm

"From here in Jomtien, using 3BB..."

Do you see more than two paragraphs in that story?

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#9 Re: Please copy the text on links or summarise them

Postby fountainhall » Sun May 06, 2018 2:32 pm

I will be in Hong Kong and Taipei later this coming week and will check from there.

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#10 Re: Please copy the text on links or summarise them

Postby Gaybutton » Sun May 06, 2018 4:03 pm

mahjongguy wrote:Do you see more than two paragraphs in that story?

I see 12 paragraphs in that story.


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