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Post by roscoenyc » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:56 am

I love Tape Op.

I love Tape Op Magazine.

I'm saying this 2 times before I ask, why is it so hard to get to archived articles at TapeOp.com?

I just tried to get to one from a link that was posted on FB.
I had to "sign in" to get to it then the whole article wasn't even there?
It was a paywall.

Maybe this was an old policy that's never been updated?

I feel like things are backwards. I'd gladly pay for the magazine and hope the online archives were free.
I'm the guy who thinks the airlines should charge for carry ons and check your baggage for free.


Again, I love Tape Op.

I love Tape Op magazine.

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Re: Archives

Post by kslight » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:16 am

roscoenyc wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:56 am
I love Tape Op.

I love Tape Op Magazine.

I'm saying this 2 times before I ask, why is it so hard to get to archived articles at TapeOp.com?

I just tried to get to one from a link that was posted on FB.
I had to "sign in" to get to it then the whole article wasn't even there?
It was a paywall.

Maybe this was an old policy that's never been updated?

I feel like things are backwards. I'd gladly pay for the magazine and hope the online archives were free.
I'm the guy who thinks the airlines should charge for carry ons and check your baggage for free.


Again, I love Tape Op.

I love Tape Op magazine.
I’ve ran into this as well. Especially with old articles or reviews that were online for years and only recently can’t find. I agree about carryons, and love Tape Op also. :alien:

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Re: Archives

Post by TapeOpLarry » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:10 pm

I don't own an airline but I can comment on the magazine:

Current content is always free.
Gear reviews are always free.
Printed copies of the new issue mailed to you are free (In the US).
PDF's of the new issue are free (in the world).
If you've had a subscription for years, and maintained the account, then older content will be free to view online.
In all other cases we charge to view, as that is older content that we worked hard for and don't generate ad income from.

https://tapeop.com/subscriptions/
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Re: Archives

Post by roscoenyc » Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:59 am

Appreciate the response.

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Re: Archives

Post by floid » Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:29 am

I too love Tapeop.

"Maintained your account" is the killer for me. In late 1999 I went to "ask jeeves" on my then gf's mom's computer and stumbled across a great mag I've been reading ever since. But there have been many, many physical and digital address changes in that time. I still have ~ 90% of my issues and the books, but digital access going back only as far as 2013.
So when I click through a link, read the teaser section, hit the paywall, rifle through my back issues, and then realise this is one of the missing, I circle back around to the digital subscription options, conclude that the "digital box set" really is the most sensible from a long-term financial perspective, and then inevitably ask, "but am I really willing to spend $132 to finish reading this article?"
Which is hard to justify, even though I know it shouldn't be.
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Re: Archives

Post by TapeOpLarry » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:00 pm

I get it. I wonder if we had online subscription stuff in place that made updating difficult? I dunno. But yeah, buying 132 issues worth of content is also 23 years of work... and I can guarantee you it has exhausted me....
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Re: Archives

Post by roscoenyc » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:36 pm

I understand where you are coming from on the expense and asking people to pay for old articles.
But people would bounce them if they could and then hopefully they get to new readers which leads even more hopefully to new subscribers.

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