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Cracked now requires a subscription to vote on comments

Postby Taluun » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:56 pm

So yeah, like the title says, cracked now appears to be requiring a user get a subscription to vote on any comments made in an article.

I can't say I am too happy with this change...
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Re: Cracked now requires a subscription to vote on comments

Postby NathanLoiselle » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:34 pm

I can see Cracked's echo chamber getting even larger. Soon it'll be the largest in the world!!!
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Re: Cracked now requires a subscription to vote on comments

Postby ghijkmnop » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:18 pm

OH NO!!! What are all the 8:01 post hogs gonna do now without their precious validation???!
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Re: Cracked now requires a subscription to vote on comments

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:32 pm

Hey, that 5-8am PST window made way for a hell of a community. And now that's kaput.
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Re: Cracked now requires a subscription to vote on comments

Postby Taluun » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:33 pm

ghijkmnop wrote:OH NO!!! What are all the 8:01 post hogs gonna do now without their precious validation???!


It's going to require slogging through all the comments to see anything good. I don't know why you have to be so cynical
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Re: Cracked now requires a subscription to vote on comments

Postby ghijkmnop » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:54 pm

What Cracked has become makes it extremely easy.
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Re: Cracked now requires a subscription to vote on comments

Postby thatindianguy » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:16 pm

Well this is the end.
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Re: Cracked now requires a subscription to vote on comments

Postby ghijkmnop » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:19 pm

thatindianguy wrote:Well this is the end.


No-- it just means that you won't "win" at comments every day simply by being first.
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Re: Cracked now requires a subscription to vote on comments

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:24 pm

thatindianguy wrote:Well this is the end.

Start spreading the news. My new account there doesn't hold so much weight as the old one.

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Re: Cracked now requires a subscription to vote on comments

Postby ghijkmnop » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:43 pm

You'd think that they, once they decided to do this (crowdfunding obviously failed), they would have tried to monetize commenting as well.
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Re: Cracked now requires a subscription to vote on comments

Postby Taluun » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:00 pm

ghijkmnop wrote:You'd think that they, once they decided to do this (crowdfunding obviously failed), they would have tried to monetize commenting as well.


Honestly that was a concern I had shortly after I noticed this change.
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Re: Cracked now requires a subscription to vote on comments

Postby Seti42 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:31 pm

Hi. 1st post here. Guess why?
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Re: Cracked now requires a subscription to vote on comments

Postby Marcuse » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:17 pm

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Re: Cracked now requires a subscription to vote on comments

Postby Marcuse » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:27 pm

ghijkmnop wrote:You'd think that they, once they decided to do this (crowdfunding obviously failed), they would have tried to monetize commenting as well.


They kind of are. Looking into the "deals" they have on show, there's a $5.99 a month package which is the full "no ads and special shit and thumb comments" and there's also a $2.99 one which is just thumb comments, newsletter and an ad free version of the mobile app.

Yes that's right, there's a "cheaper" version of the subscription that gives you nothing but thumbs and a mobile app. In other words, commenters who want to thumb things will be paying to view ads, and will essentially be paying for the content twice, and it's a deliberate attempt to monetise the commenting community while keeping the comments themselves free to post on. It's...possibly the second shittiest thing I've ever seen them do.
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Re: Cracked now requires a subscription to vote on comments

Postby JamishT » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:36 pm

Seti42 wrote:Hi. 1st post here. Guess why?


Welcome to TCS! If you want to, you can post in the Introduce Yourself thread, and there's some other basic threads in that section to check out. Get some (FREE) thumbs!
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