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Postby MTO » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:47 am

Not for I, but this is a mac..

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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:10 am

MTO wrote:Not for I, but this is a mac..


I do too which is why I was wondering if someone else experienced it too.  It isn't happening anymore, I wonder if it was a OWH problem.

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Postby nebugeater » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:55 am

No issue for me last night or this AM
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Postby Brad » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:47 am

iamjacobm wrote:When I open a story on the OWH website something like 6 windows pop up for crackle.com.  Is this happening to anyone else?


Severakl times this week I have clicked on a story and it completely locked up Internet Explorer and I had to go to the task manager and kill it.  On my personal computer I use Chrome and have no problems.
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Postby ShawJ » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:44 pm

Brad wrote:
iamjacobm wrote:When I open a story on the OWH website something like 6 windows pop up for crackle.com.  Is this happening to anyone else?


Severakl times this week I have clicked on a story and it completely locked up Internet Explorer and I had to go to the task manager and kill it.  On my personal computer I use Chrome and have no problems.


Hint: stop using IE.  :mrgreen:

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Postby Brad » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:05 pm

ShawJ wrote:
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iamjacobm wrote:When I open a story on the OWH website something like 6 windows pop up for crackle.com.  Is this happening to anyone else?


Several times this week I have clicked on a story and it completely locked up Internet Explorer and I had to go to the task manager and kill it.  On my personal computer I use Chrome and have no problems.


Hint: stop using IE.  :mrgreen:


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Postby Coyote » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:52 am

To pick up on an old topic,,, I recently exceeded my quota of OWH Premium Content on my IPad and the OWH will not let me view any more articles. But my question is why are they putting a limit on viewing their articles anymore, since I have the OWH App on my IPad and on my Windows phone that never runs into this quota problem?
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Postby GetUrban » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:35 pm

Coyote wrote:To pick up on an old topic,,, I recently exceeded my quota of OWH Premium Content on my IPad and the OWH will not let me view any more articles. But my question is why are they putting a limit on viewing their articles anymore, since I have the OWH App on my IPad and on my Windows phone that never runs into this quota problem?


Seems their advertisers wouldn't be too happy the number of views is limited.
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Postby jessep28 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:02 pm

I wonder if it resets the view count if you go into Settings > Reset and clear the Content Cache? They probably use your iPad's unique ID though.
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Postby Omaha_Gabe » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:18 pm

On my iPad/iPhone i set safari to always have private browsing. It hasn't been an issue since.

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Postby HR Paperstacks » Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:50 pm

Omaha_Gabe wrote:On my iPad/iPhone i set safari to always have private browsing. It hasn't been an issue since.


I do the same thing with Chrome when viewing the OWH on my iPhone.

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Postby bigredmed » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:08 pm

GetUrban wrote:
Coyote wrote:To pick up on an old topic,,, I recently exceeded my quota of OWH Premium Content on my IPad and the OWH will not let me view any more articles. But my question is why are they putting a limit on viewing their articles anymore, since I have the OWH App on my IPad and on my Windows phone that never runs into this quota problem?


Seems their advertisers wouldn't be too happy the number of views is limited.


You must not have the right level of subscription.  We have 7 day a week delivery because my wife likes a real paper.   That still isn't good enough for the OWH because we got some discount for our paper.

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Postby Garrett » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:44 pm

There's a new mobile site, at least for my Droid.

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Postby jag42 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:12 pm

I just clear out my browsing history when I run into that 20-article limit per month.  But yeah, I would think OW-H's advertisers would be pretty upset about this article limit?

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Postby nebugeater » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:15 am

WOWT has posted this image on their Facebook page from a letter that is said to be from the OWH .  Has anyone else received it?  I do not see in scanning the comments that anyone else claimed getting it


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Comments are somwhat varied with most being along the oposed lines  or it better be going to the carrier, or why aren't the cost of the ads covering this.


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Postby Linkin5 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:23 pm

Why aren't the costs of the ads covering it?  That makes no sense.

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Postby jessep28 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:00 pm

I don't see a problem with the move. People pay a premium for ads every Sunday too.

Here's another copy of the letter I found via @JohnOakley7 on Twitter, albeit blurry and practically non-readable:

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Postby Coyote » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:41 pm

Think of the (Children) newspaper boys and girls. They should get extra pay for this.
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Postby nebugeater » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:11 pm

Coyote wrote:Think of the (Children) newspaper boys and girls. They should get extra pay for this.


Agree but they need to state clearly that is where ALL the $ go.
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Postby bigredmed » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:31 pm

Coyote wrote:Think of the (Children) newspaper boys and girls. They should get extra pay for this.

Not any kids doing this anymore.

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Postby Brad » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:12 pm

bigredmed wrote:
Coyote wrote:Think of the (Children) newspaper boys and girls. They should get extra pay for this.

Not any kids doing this anymore.


That's too bad, I loved having a paper route when I was a kid.  For a 13/14 year old, it was great money!
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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:37 pm

I agree, my whole family delivered newspapers until we were teenagers.  It was great to get some money but only have to work for less than an hr each day.

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Postby Uffda » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:20 am

Linkin5 wrote:Why aren't the costs of the ads covering it?  That makes no sense.


That's what I was thinking. I would think OWH would be charging companies premium to out their ads in the Black Friday ad addition

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Postby bigredmed » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:21 am

You are showing your age.  My kids were some of the last.  They are in their mid twenties.  Honestly, given the way the OWH treated our kids, I can honestly tell you that I would not want anyone's kids to do that.

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Postby jessep28 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:12 am

Uffda wrote:
Linkin5 wrote:Why aren't the costs of the ads covering it?  That makes no sense.


That's what I was thinking. I would think OWH would be charging companies premium to out their ads in the Black Friday ad addition


People willingly pay a premium for ads every week. This is just an out of cycle Sunday newspaper.
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Postby HskrFanMike » Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:43 pm

People do not pay extra for ads on Sunday.  They pay extra for the larger edition of the paper, which includes bigger news sections.  Sports is bigger, Midlands News is bigger, as are the Comics, Living, and Money sections.  Also you have the Parade magazine and the Home section.

If it costs too much to deliver the ads, they need to increase the charge to the stores.

The simple solution is to put the Thanksgiving paper on hold for a week.  Or cancel the paper on Wednesday, and resubscribe on Friday.
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Postby S33 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:46 pm

Paying for an ad... I don't think I've heard of that one before, at least not the person being solicited. lol
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Postby jessep28 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:43 pm

They sure do like to promote their public utility pay database. I see a link to it on their front page more often than not it seems.
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Postby Stargazer » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:00 am

I have to say, I was somewhat surprised to see what an acquaintance of mine made as an OPPD employee... $162,000... and a killer pension as well. Years ago, I always heard public employees say that pensions were warranted, because of their sub-standard salaries compared to the private sector. Can we replace these pensions with 401k's once and for all?

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The problem with public sector jobs is the lack of inflation tracking raises. Private sector workers might fall behind in a year and then jump up in year two. Not as reliable in public sector jobs. When you start missing raises or getting token 1% raises, you fall far behind. You make up for that with perks. When you can't afford the perks, its time to blow the whole thing up and start over.

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Postby nebugeater » Mon May 19, 2014 7:15 am

Anyone have any idea what the OWH is doing to "Better Serve Your Digital Content Needs"

Got this email on Sunday. I am a seven day subscriber and am registered and use the ePaper a fair amount. Be interesting to see what this all means.

The email was sent as a jpg image too so that is what I am posting


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Postby MadMartin8 » Mon May 19, 2014 7:53 am

Wait. Someone actually pays for a subscription to Omaha.com?
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Postby nebugeater » Mon May 19, 2014 8:00 am

MadMartin8 wrote:Wait. Someone actually pays for a subscription to Omaha.com?


Yep, really..... should try it...
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Postby jessep28 » Mon May 19, 2014 10:03 am

It says in the message that they are changing platforms. Maybe they are using a different epaper provider.
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Postby MadMartin8 » Mon May 19, 2014 11:30 am

nebugeater wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:Wait. Someone actually pays for a subscription to Omaha.com?


Yep,  really..... should try it...



I'll pass on reading the OWH.
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Postby HskrFanMike » Mon May 19, 2014 12:31 pm

Their current paywall is so easily foiled by private mode in modern browsers, they had an incentive to find a new one.

Of course, their previous paywall couldn't handle users who have multiple devices well at all (phone, office computer, home computer), so that had to be replaced if they were serious about playing digitally.
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Postby nebugeater » Mon May 19, 2014 12:40 pm

It mentions bith the ePaper and the .com sigh so it could be. You have always had to have a log in for th ePaper. Guess that will be the case for .com too beyond some basic teasers but who knows.

HskrFanMike wrote:Their current paywall is so easily foiled by private mode in modern browsers, they had an incentive to find a new one.

Of course, their previous paywall couldn't handle users who have multiple devices well at all (phone, office computer, home computer), so that had to be replaced if they were serious about playing digitally.
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Postby GetUrban » Mon May 19, 2014 2:00 pm

MadMartin8 wrote:
nebugeater wrote:
MadMartin8 wrote:Wait. Someone actually pays for a subscription to Omaha.com?


Yep,  really..... should try it...



I'll pass on reading the OWH.


You read it all of the time here! Seems like half of the posts are OWH quotes and links.

I'm old school and still have a subscription. I read the paper version as much as the free online or e-paper versions.
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Postby MadMartin8 » Mon May 19, 2014 6:03 pm

GetUrban wrote:
You read it all of the time here! Seems like half of the posts are OWH quotes and links.

I'm old school and still have a subscription. I read the paper version as much as the free online or e-paper versions.


Haha, very very true. I come here for most of my news, plus I get the added bonus of far more interesting characters giving/discussing the news than any local media outlet. :hammer:
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Postby jessep28 » Mon May 19, 2014 9:01 pm

MadMartin8 wrote:
Haha, very very true. I come here for most of my news


So does the Omaha World Herald at times for local news.
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