Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Good People

If we post New York Times links here, does it run you into the paywall? Might as well ask that test question now, because Ta-Nehisi Coates is writing some amazing things that just hurt. 


Greg Hao said...

No, links from outside the times always gets through.

Neil Sinhababu said...

Cool, thanks. I was wanting to make sure they knew we were a reputable blagoblag even though we didn't have a .blogspot or a .typepad in our name.

Hope said...

If you have already read your 10 or 15 articles a month you might not be able to read something.

CZHA said...

One can usually get around (over? under?) the NYT firewall with Chrome by opening the link in an incognito window. I think that Firefox has something similar, but I don't know if Safari,Explorer, or other browsers have such options.

The link you posted carries its Facebook lineage in its URL, which also eludes the firewall. That is, it will count toward the limit of 10 free articles per month, but en if the hopeful reader has already met that total, the referral source will enable access beyond the limit.

And - yes - TNC brings it home.

Greg Hao said...

@Hope - NYT's paywall, as CZHA mentioned is quite porous. If the link is from an external source (like google or through the blog), you will always be able to get in. Even if you have already read your free articles.

@CZHA - As you mentioned, the wall is full of holes, incognito mode isn't necessary. Sometimes even a simple F5 to refresh the page will work. Depending on the referral of course.