Free article limit?

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First time since joining seeking alpha I’m Receiving a free article limit message for about a week now.Didn’t receive any email or notice about a change on the site and not sure if others are experiencing same issue or if it’s a glitch I’m experiencing.  If there is a new article limit how many is it and how/when does it reset? 

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SA Admin Shubham Shresth
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Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out!

In order to continue providing our users with outstanding financial analysis and news, we changed our Paywall policy in January 2021.

You can read more about this change here: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4396836-important-update-for-seeking-alpha-users

The good news is that you can still access any article on any stock, even without a paid subscription, though there is a monthly limit to how much you can read.

This limit is dynamic to the individual member, based on the device they use, the traffic source, and a number of other parameters. It resets itself every 28 days
.

If you want to keep reading past the limit, you can just go ahead and start your free two-week trial of Seeking Alpha Premium - no commitment required.

Premium, apart from providing you unlimited access to analysis articles also provides you with many other powerful tools that can help you with your investing. You can get an overview of the service here.


Hope this helps! Feel free to reach out in case further assistance is required.

Regards,
Shubham Shresth
Data QA Analyst, Seeking Alpha

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Cobra6

same, it’s rather annoying because it happens even on news articles.

This instantly makes Seeking Alpha useless as a service since there actually is none anymore now.


Have been using SA for years now without issues and suddenly I can’t read anything anymore.

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iNvestor_11

The same here. Don't like it. I could understand if they charge for analysis but for news? There are tons of websites to find the news. Wondering whether writers will get paid for each of their article (regardless of the quality).

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SA Admin Shubham Shresth
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Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out!

In order to continue providing our users with outstanding financial analysis and news, we changed our Paywall policy in January 2021.

You can read more about this change here: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4396836-important-update-for-seeking-alpha-users

The good news is that you can still access any article on any stock, even without a paid subscription, though there is a monthly limit to how much you can read.

This limit is dynamic to the individual member, based on the device they use, the traffic source, and a number of other parameters. It resets itself every 28 days
.

If you want to keep reading past the limit, you can just go ahead and start your free two-week trial of Seeking Alpha Premium - no commitment required.

Premium, apart from providing you unlimited access to analysis articles also provides you with many other powerful tools that can help you with your investing. You can get an overview of the service here.


Hope this helps! Feel free to reach out in case further assistance is required.

Regards,
Shubham Shresth
Data QA Analyst, Seeking Alpha

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Fisherman53

Not worth it for me to pay $$ for the few articles and authors that are useful or entertaining for me.   I wonder what % of readers will pay to continue and what % is needed for the minimum  financial goal…

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hammershark31
Quote from SA Admin Shubham Shresth

Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out!

In order to continue providing our users with outstanding financial analysis and news, we changed our Paywall policy in January 2021.

You can read more about this change here: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4396836-important-update-for-seeking-alpha-users

The good news is that you can still access any article on any stock, even without a paid subscription, though there is a monthly limit to how much you can read.

This limit is dynamic to the individual member, based on the device they use, the traffic source, and a number of other parameters. It resets itself every 28 days
.

If you want to keep reading past the limit, you can just go ahead and start your free two-week trial of Seeking Alpha Premium - no commitment required.

Premium, apart from providing you unlimited access to analysis articles also provides you with many other powerful tools that can help you with your investing. You can get an overview of the service here.


Hope this helps! Feel free to reach out in case further assistance is required.

Regards,
Shubham Shresth
Data QA Analyst, Seeking Alpha

Hi,

I logged in for the first time in a couple months and it is telling me I reached the maximum amount of articles...Is it possible to reset it?

Thank you in advance for your help!

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CountryBoy78

Guess I'll move on to other services unless we can reduce the charge, 99$ a year is too expensive 

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Desert dog

As a long term reader of SA, I discovered today that I have "exceeded limit."  I have appreciate the articles written by contributors and the comments appended to the articles.  I considered the process to be an excellent learning opportunity.  Although I consider learning something new every day to be a lifelong mission, I will do my learning elsewhere in the future.  I will delete my Seeking Alpha bookmark today.  Good luck with your new strategy.  In my opinion, you will need some luck.

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pmarmill
Quote from SA Admin Shubham Shresth

Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out!

In order to continue providing our users with outstanding financial analysis and news, we changed our Paywall policy in January 2021.

You can read more about this change here: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4396836-important-update-for-seeking-alpha-users

The good news is that you can still access any article on any stock, even without a paid subscription, though there is a monthly limit to how much you can read.

This limit is dynamic to the individual member, based on the device they use, the traffic source, and a number of other parameters. It resets itself every 28 days
.

If you want to keep reading past the limit, you can just go ahead and start your free two-week trial of Seeking Alpha Premium - no commitment required.

Premium, apart from providing you unlimited access to analysis articles also provides you with many other powerful tools that can help you with your investing. You can get an overview of the service here.


Hope this helps! Feel free to reach out in case further assistance is required.

Regards,
Shubham Shresth
Data QA Analyst, Seeking Alpha

You say that "This limit is dynamic to the individual member, based on the device they use, the traffic source, and a number of other parameters. It resets itself every 28 days."   How is a user supposed to know how many articles they have read, how many articles remain before they reach the limit, and how many days remain before the limit resets?  There seems no way for a user to manage how many articles they read.

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baybo

Unable to view articles.. hit limit message …


to say..

This limit is dynamic to the individual member, based on the device they use, the traffic source, and a number of other parameters. It resets itself every 28 days.

this is too vague for me … 


not worth effort … I’ll find a new site .. it’s too bad 

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dimage54

Same here.   I was getting tired of seeking alpha authors offering their own subscription services anyway.  Now you have to pay seeking alpha too.  I did enjoy reading the articles and posting comments but oh well.  Let’s see if they are still in business after a year or so.  I’m not going to subscribe and will be deleting the app from my iPhone.  Was a great service but for me being retired I don’t need the subscription service.  I do just fine on my own.