I can not enter comments or even “like” other comments. Why?
Jacob Maltz of SA got back to me as I had the same questions. His response:
“Recent articles, within 10 days of publication are free to access”
That said, I’m seeing the “Comments have been disabled” on newer than 10 day articles, including a news posting from Jan 28.
I understand SA want to monetize the site more. For me, $350 I’m subscription costs /year is too much.
This could have a chilling effect on authors who have relied on the page views for article compensation. Perhaps SA has rolled out another method of compensation for them. Haven’t checked that yet.
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