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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jhu_20

There are already too many paid subscription services by different authors.  It is just not right to pay this basic service again and will find the same info in other places.

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Same over here. I can´t read news. Come on NEWS, which are not SA´s own property. What are you thinking? 
That way SA is useless. I will observe that a week or two and then move on. Paying for news ... .

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Jlagreen

Good idea SA. this way, you will lose many free members and then also contributors since there won't be anyone to read the mediocore articles anymore.

Seems like it's the end of SA for me. Too bad, I have other free sources in the net fortunately.

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Sue Carr

End of the usefulness of SA.

Fortunately there are plenty of free sources elsewhere on the net. 

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MitkoFr
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 can get an overview of the service here."... After clicking I get a page saying "Yikes. Page Not Found" 

The article on the link given here doesn't specify any details. Just telling us that you don't wanna depend exclusively on selling our eyeballs...

"This limit is dynamic to the individual member, based on the device they use, the traffic source, and a number of other parameters."  - So vague... Why does it have to depend on the individual member, what does it matter the device on which we're reading the articles... what are these "other parameters"? Do we have to understand there's inequality among members (and I don't mean between free memberships and Premium)?

Why not giving (even approximate) numbers of articles accessible per month with a free membership?

Really shady.

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Chillin' Out

I don’t buy that a supposed 1/1/21 STEALTH policy change just hit all of us 21 months later — something flaky is going on here.

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DEE-ES

I've been using SA for quite a few years now.  Never received an article limit before today.  I also can't read any NEWS articles?!  $99?  The community was the most valuable part of SA, I don't see how this change doesn't destroy it.  Your service has become useless to me now.  I will find something else.

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bklieb1

SA management continues its long tradition of continually making the site less usable.  As a 10+ year user of this website I feel like it peaked in 2014-2015.

Remember, pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered.  Same goes for stocks as do business decisions.

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doudis2
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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.

I totally agree. I have been coming here for years to learn. However, based on this policy I will be removing SA from my daily routine. Bye bye you greed driven jerks!

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doudis2
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I don’t buy that a supposed 1/1/21 STEALTH policy change just hit all of us 21 months later — something flaky is going on here.

I know. They really think people are that blind to their BS, lol. Screw em, this will end this sites future.