Comments on: The user-hostile FT http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/22/the-user-hostile-ft/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Kena Kittrell http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/22/the-user-hostile-ft/comment-page-1/#comment-55345 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:49:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6255#comment-55345 continuously i used to read smaller posts which also clear their motive, and that is also happening with this paragraph which I am reading at this time.

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By: IanFraser http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/22/the-user-hostile-ft/comment-page-1/#comment-22221 Thu, 23 Dec 2010 16:07:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6255#comment-22221 Good article, Felix. I had a pop at the FT’s “embedded” approach to financial coverage in this blog post…. http://www.ianfraser.org/embedded-financ ial-journalism-at-its-worst/

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By: dWj http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/22/the-user-hostile-ft/comment-page-1/#comment-21244 Tue, 23 Nov 2010 17:08:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6255#comment-21244 Gruber’s comment isn’t quite right in this case; telling you that the only words you can link to any FT story is “Financial Times” is definitely not SEO.

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By: praxis22 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/22/the-user-hostile-ft/comment-page-1/#comment-21240 Tue, 23 Nov 2010 15:43:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6255#comment-21240 It’s easy enough to get around, especially with Chrome. As for Money supply, I’ve never had an issue with it, opens right up from a Google search. Though I do see your point about it being obnoxious, but that’s just the corporate shtick, the FT is still better than Murdoch’s times in that respect. If you’re having problems with the Google news link, clear out your cookies. Also get rid of DSO’s (flash cookies) again, this is easy to do with Chrome.

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By: Setty http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/22/the-user-hostile-ft/comment-page-1/#comment-21234 Tue, 23 Nov 2010 13:27:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6255#comment-21234 The worst thing about Tynt (name similar to taint, which is a slang term for an appropriate body part) is that I use the built-in text-to-speech on my Mac to have longer stories read to me while I do other things. These silly scripts add the Tynt Taint to whatever text is being spoken. Obviously they don’t want me listening to the FT — the disclaimer text, which includes the text of the link, is a most annoying way to start a story.

In any case, thank you very much for alerting me to where this pernicious Taint was coming from. I just used AdBlockPlus on Firefox to shut off any script at all that includes “tynt.com.” It’s now much nicer to listen to The New Yorker, too.

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By: tedtwong http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/22/the-user-hostile-ft/comment-page-1/#comment-21198 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 17:57:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6255#comment-21198 Agree that they are a good news source but that’s a separate issue entirely, no?

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By: AnonymousChef http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/22/the-user-hostile-ft/comment-page-1/#comment-21195 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 17:12:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6255#comment-21195 Felix,

I doubt this is asking you to do anything you don’t do already. They’re not saying “don’t link” – they’re saying “don’t repost our entire article” and “if you summarize an article, cite it with a link back.”

Yes, its passive aggressive to make the copyright violation claim, but I’d imagine its rather difficult to have different things posted to your clipboard depending on how many paragraphs you copy.

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By: nyet http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/22/the-user-hostile-ft/comment-page-1/#comment-21193 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 16:50:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6255#comment-21193 I love the FT and they are so much better than any other financial news source. I support them by subscribing and I suggest you do likewise, if you value being well informed on these matters.

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By: giraffe http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/11/22/the-user-hostile-ft/comment-page-1/#comment-21191 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 16:30:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=6255#comment-21191 I totally agree. Prior to the implementation of their paywall, the FT was my preferred source for financial news by far. And post-paywall I considered subscribing, but didn’t do so once I ran across their hindrances against simple sharing. So now I have found a grouping of alternate sources.
It is truly bizarre to find a business, especially a “virtual goods” business, that actively creates barriers to viral propagation of their services.

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