By: Will
2/28/2019 6:38 PM

Ron1960,

I missed this post by you about the Island Packet's website. You should take another look. It seems that enough negative feedback came in to get them to make changes. I just read several articles and never was asked to sign up to read more. And the ads weren't over the top either. I do agree that auto-play videos with sound are annoying, but they are everywhere online these days.

Cheers,
Will


By: Trevor
3/2/2019 6:07 PM

It's all good now Ron1960. Companies learn really fast when they lose all their website traffic. They try and make a little more money from visitors with pop up ads and subscriptions services and people leave in droves. That instant feedback loop makes it real clear to the big wigs that we won't tolerate bad behavior. My local paper tried this approach and saw website traffic drop 40% in two weeks. I went there and read an article and was notified that I was allowed to read two more for free for the rest of the month. I went to another news site and didn't look back.


By: Rob
4/10/2019 1:30 PM

I think the IP is back to one article a month. Frustrating when you follow them on Facebook, but can't read the content. I've started following WSAV (3) for local news.