I started reading SA in 2014 and really enjoy it. It consumes probably too much of my time each day. Although I am retired, it's a great resource for both old and new investors. The new policy regarding paying 900. per year for PRO is absurd. That will probably prove to be a very bad business decision. You need to figure out a better way how to shore up revenue or you will undoubtedly loose good authors and followers.
Latest news feed appears to have just switched to showing only headlines, and not the expanded view of each item.
I don't see any option in settings for changing that back?
We can now switch order of reviewing comments. The default is to see the most recent comments first. I can see where some readers would like that but after using it this way for a while, I would actually prefer to see oldest comments first. There may be others like me, If we could set our preference in settings, everyone could get what they wanted.
When I open up SA I get this huge pop-up ad that can't be blocked or closed. At an investment site I don't need to be reminded that a Life Insurance agent will be happy to sell me an annuity and pocket 1/8 of my investment. It needs to be removed as it wrecks the SA experience
You are now limiting the number of mutes to 3, or "start a free trial to Pro". After the free trial is over then what happens? Go Pro @ $75/mo or continue on "Basic" with only 3 mutes available? I am not interested in Pro, so my choices will then be to accept annoying posts ("noise") on StockTalks, or sign off. Of course, if I sign off I will no longer be seeing your ads. Is this really what you want to accomplish?
I am currently spending ~$650/yr on subscriptions on your site, and being able to read articles more than 30 days old is critical to my being able to evaluate either an investment idea or an additional subscription service.
Now if you had the expertise of a dedicated investment news outlet (WSJ, Barron’s, etc.), I can understand that there would be a return on that investment, but most of the articles are not written by an investment professional, let alone an SA staff writer.
If you need additional revenue to maintain and enhance the web site, I would gladly sign up for say $10/mo. Asking for an additional $900/yr for nothing more than retrieving information stored on a disk drive far is beyond reasonable.
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