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    Default TheState.com is awful

    I'm sure other people have been noticing the same thing. The State's website has taken to only allowing people to read a few articles a month before throwing up a $13 per month paywall to read unlimited articles. THEN they purposely write click-bait headlines that contain almost no information. Just today there is the article "Another top Midlands basketball star leaving state to finish high school career", purposely forcing you to click on the article to even know they're talking about Christian Brown. Great way to kill off a website.

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    Default Re: TheState.com is awful

    Here's another:

    "Popular restaurant on Columbia’s Main Street closes"

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    Man, that's crazy
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    Default Re: TheState.com is awful

    Quote Originally Posted by Flips View Post
    Here's another:

    "Popular restaurant on Columbia’s Main Street closes"
    "No one goes there nowadays, it's too crowded " ~ Yogi Berra


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    Default Re: TheState.com is awful

    IT's been awful for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spur's Addiction View Post
    IT's been awful for a long time.
    I don't remember it being scummy like it is now, though. Plus they just let a bunch of their older editors and reporters go in order to save money. Doesn't bode well for the future.

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    It's been like this for a while. The last time they suspended the paywall was to allow people to get info during/after the 2016 hurricane.

    In fact, I believe all McClatchy owned papers do this for their website. Change the logo at the top of the page and all the sites have the same look and feel as well as only a handful of free articles per month.

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    Default Re: TheState.com is awful

    There are ways around that paywall business if you're really desperate. I'm not sure anything they publish is worth the trouble though.

    As for clickbait, well that has grown to be the norm. Even some of the national media outlets do this on a regular basis.
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    Avery Wilks does some great reporting....he blew that Tri County Cooperative thing wide freakin' open. Also, he's a USC alum.
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    Default Re: TheState.com is awful

    All newspapers have a similar fate. Their revenue is drying up. Craigslist decimated the classifieds. And the internet in general has people stop reading newspapers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flips View Post
    I don't remember it being scummy like it is now, though. Plus they just let a bunch of their older editors and reporters go in order to save money. Doesn't bode well for the future.
    I think those guys got cut right around the 4th season of The Wire.
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    Default Re: TheState.com is awful

    As like all media now, they have become very tabloid oriented. No facts, just a lot of rubbish and screw ball opinion. However you can read a clip on the sports page every now and then that still has some meat to it.
    That said, when I am in Columbia I make sure to drop a few quarters into the big green box and grab me a copy of The State Newspaper. It makes my chicken samich from Bernie's taste a little better.

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    Default Re: TheState.com is awful

    Just spoke with a friend in Jackson, MS that works for The Clarion Ledger (Gannett) in 2000 they employed over 700 people in the building and over 180 contract carriers state wide. Today the 3 story building is almost empty and around 100 people employed with less than 30 carriers. A statewide paper now looking a three days a week to print.


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    [QUOTE=SanAntonioCock;5234199[B]]"No one goes there nowadays, it's too crowded " ~ Yogi Berra[[/B]/QUOTE]



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    The State = 107.5 = tearrabull

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    Default Re: TheState.com is awful

    They wouldn't use clickbait if it wasn't so effective. It can change, but you MUST STOP CLICKING.

    They're preying on your curiosity, and you're willingly feeding them.

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    Default Re: TheState.com is awful

    right click on link, select "open link in incognito tab"....read all you want and never pay a dime.
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