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If I pay for a subscription service of an author, will I maintain the ability to go back and look at their previous articles without paying for PRO or PRO PLUS?

Dayne Thornicroft 3 years ago in Website updated by SA Admin Daniel Hochman 3 years ago 1

I'm paying for this content, so I hope that does not fall within the time limit constraint as those were not the terms I agreed to when I first signed up. 

Also my overall comments on this new subscription are as follows.

I believe this change actually hurts the authors more than the readers. An author spends hours on researching and writing an article in the hopes of gaining a following. A reader decides to "follow" an author once they have shown consistent success in their stocks picks. If a reader loses the ability to look back and see how successful an author was, the chances of them gaining followers and eventually paid subscribers are significantly reduced.

A more discrete way to monetize would have been to take a bigger cut of author subscriptions. I currently subscribe to one author, however I was considering a second to the tune of $100/mo in total subscriptions. Now I'm going to hold off out of fear that the author will likely reduce their participation on Seeking Alpha with the limited reach they now have. 

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Thanks for the very thoughtful feedback. 

As a subscriber to an author's Marketplace service, you have unlimited access to all their articles. This applies to both articles written within the service and also published on the general site.