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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #195 on: June 17, 2014, 10:30:54 AM »
It seems that SFGate is disabling the comments section on a LOT of posts these days, where comments used to always be an option -- Politics Blog, etc. Or is it just my old browser?

I've noticed the same thing, and it's true both at home and at work. Maybe TinkaCat knows why? Maybe it was too much of an investment to monitor them?

my guess: comment platform weirdness. In other words: it's them, not you. 

Got any examples of places where comments are not visible?  and what browser/OS are you on?

today's Politics Blog post about Rick Perry being criticised by some conservative re: homosex. And at work I'm on WE8.
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #196 on: June 17, 2014, 11:08:26 AM »
It seems that SFGate is disabling the comments section on a LOT of posts these days, where comments used to always be an option -- Politics Blog, etc. Or is it just my old browser?

I've noticed the same thing, and it's true both at home and at work. Maybe TinkaCat knows why? Maybe it was too much of an investment to monitor them?

my guess: comment platform weirdness. In other words: it's them, not you. 

Got any examples of places where comments are not visible?  and what browser/OS are you on?

today's Politics Blog post about Rick Perry being criticised by some conservative re: homosex. And at work I'm on WE8.

hmm.. I see comments there (84 as I type).  I'm using Chrome on a mac. 

Can you try a diff browser maybe?   

What about this blog post?
http://blog.sfgate.com/bicycle/2014/03/31/devils-slide-a-new-trail-on-a-well-worn-path/
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #197 on: June 17, 2014, 11:11:10 AM »
Can you try a diff browser maybe?   

What about this blog post?
http://blog.sfgate.com/bicycle/2014/03/31/devils-slide-a-new-trail-on-a-well-worn-path/

no comments there either. Can't use a diff browser until I get home tonite.
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #198 on: June 17, 2014, 11:19:30 AM »
It seems that SFGate is disabling the comments section on a LOT of posts these days, where comments used to always be an option -- Politics Blog, etc. Or is it just my old browser?

I've noticed the same thing, and it's true both at home and at work. Maybe TinkaCat knows why? Maybe it was too much of an investment to monitor them?

my guess: comment platform weirdness. In other words: it's them, not you. 

Got any examples of places where comments are not visible?  and what browser/OS are you on?

today's Politics Blog post about Rick Perry being criticised by some conservative re: homosex. And at work I'm on WE8.

hmm.. I see comments there (84 as I type).  I'm using Chrome on a mac. 

Can you try a diff browser maybe?   

What about this blog post?
http://blog.sfgate.com/bicycle/2014/03/31/devils-slide-a-new-trail-on-a-well-worn-path/

I do see 26 comments for the bike blog post.

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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #199 on: June 17, 2014, 02:04:26 PM »
I do see 26 comments for the bike blog post.

BFM and RGM, I'm sending you a private message
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #200 on: June 18, 2014, 11:44:45 AM »
I do see 26 comments for the bike blog post.

BFM and RGM, I'm sending you a private message

BTW, I just noticed (for the first time today) that at the end of stories, in the little row of icons that include FB, Twitter, Pinterest etc, there's an  icon for "click to comment" -- but when i click it, nothing happens.
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #201 on: January 30, 2015, 04:12:59 PM »
It looks like the Chronicle is trying to get people to pay again.  Jon Carrol columns at least now require a subscription to the service. Ironically (or maybe it was foreshadowing), a couple of recent columns mentioned media and the web and trying to find the profit model.

Best of luck to them. 
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #202 on: November 01, 2015, 08:00:09 PM »

Is Stienstra on vacation or something?  I haven't seen his column in the Sunday Chron
the past two or three weeks.  Also MIA:  reader letters in the pink section.
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #203 on: November 12, 2015, 08:01:32 AM »

Is Stienstra on vacation or something?  I haven't seen his column in the Sunday Chron
the past two or three weeks.  Also MIA:  reader letters in the pink section.

From today's (11/12) SFGate:

http://www.sfgate.com/outdoors/article/Many-California-lakes-are-shockingly-low-6625792.php?cmpid=brknow
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #204 on: March 28, 2016, 03:06:23 PM »
I haven't read Jon Carroll since he went behind the pay wall at the beginning of 2015, except for occasionally when I picked up the print version.  Since he wasn't in the last print version I saw, I googled him - he retired in November.
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #205 on: March 28, 2016, 03:08:20 PM »
I haven't read Jon Carroll since he went behind the pay wall at the beginning of 2015, except for occasionally when I picked up the print version.  Since he wasn't in the last print version I saw, I googled him - he retired in November.

Wow -- shows how often I read a print Chron.  Good luck and happy retirement to him!
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #206 on: March 31, 2016, 04:30:26 PM »
Here's a slightly off topic thing.  I've recently noticed a rise in the use of "schadenfreude" in articles I've been reading on the net (mostly on Slate.com).  For instance, "liberal shadenfreude" at the demise of the Rebuplican party at the hands of Donald Trump.

Now here's the thing:  I just can't seem to add the word to my vocabulary!  It just won't stick.  I've looked it up in the distant past, the very recent past, and again today. 

It's driving me crazy.  Why can't I remember the meaning of this one freakin' word?

Maybe this should have gone in the "I'm trying to tell you something about my life" thread.
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #207 on: March 31, 2016, 04:42:03 PM »
This should help you remember:

Avenue Q - Schadenfreude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XmZIcmRKkc

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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #208 on: March 31, 2016, 04:44:33 PM »
Oof, audio in that is pretty bad.

Soundtrack version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCQGQ5qBQTA
Lyrics: http://genius.com/Avenue-q-schadenfreude-lyrics
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'Happiness at the misfortune of others'
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Re: The Print Media Thread (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, etc.)
« Reply #209 on: July 05, 2016, 07:56:49 PM »

Out here in the hinterlands, a housemate has decided not to renew their subscription to
the Sunday Chronicle, as the price as risen to $5.75 a paper ($75 for 13 weeks), delivered.
They can still tootle out to the local convenience store and pick one up for $3.30, tax included.

What are people in, and closer to, the big city paying for Sunday Chronicle delivery?

I agreed that rate was pretty steep, given the same delivery person also handles the BANG
papers (Murky News, etc.), the NYT, and (I think) the WSJ -- so the presumably lower subscription
density shouldn't be a big factor.
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