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Seems like we're all having the same issue. The ad takes up so much of the screen it's difficult to navigate to My Portfolio. The My Portfolio tool is why I use Seeking Alpha. If this issue is not fixed I will leave and use another site.

HumbleAllocator,


I'm curious because I'm searching for new communities, what is M*?

ahh so they're adding censorship to greed and concealment? Seems to be a successful policy model these days...

It's funny and ironic that a website that frequently discusses the importance of a) a business' moat and b) upfront and honest disclosures has suddenly forgotten the importance of both

I  am going to add my voice to the growing list of discontent SA members. SA has always offered a very unique website and community to those wishing to learn more about individual securities and investing in general. Among the vast sea of heavily monetized-investment advice on the Internet, SA has always stood out from the rest by offering a viable free membership for most articles. Now SA is just another undistinguishable wave in the ocean.


If SA was in financial difficulty, or if the owners/administrators did really need to more effectively monetize the content, then I can fathom paying $10/month or maybe $15 at the high end. Make free members turn their ad blockers off. Going from $0 to $75 (with very little notice, IMO) is inexcusable and short-sighted strategy. I thought this website placed high emphasis on fair and upfront disclosures?


I will look diligently for other websites and online investing communities. In the meantime, Reddit has always remained free, something SA can no longer claim

I love the reference! Definitely not better than the risotto. Sad to see this day

Great response that puts the new subscription rates in perspective. I would also note that the greatest strength of SA isn't the articles themselves, but the comments and discussions that the articles generate. The authors do a fantastic job responding to feedback and potential investors can add new insight and perspectives. 


All that will be gone now with far fewer users able to comment. People are busy. Not every author or commenter will be able to respond within 10 days. SA clearly thought about their pockets before any of this

As an SA member highly discontent with the new changes and requirement to subscribe to Pro, I think requiring free members to turn off their pop-up blockers is a great compromise and middle ground. As a member who uses a pop up blocker, I would definitely be willing to turn off the blocker whenever I am on the site. 


I know that The Atlantic (a high-quality publication that I read online for news), required free readers to turn off pop up blockers starting a few months ago. The company was struggling to generate sufficient ad revenue. The Atlantic has a loyal and passionate member base, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive to keep the content free. I seriously hope SA considers this before they lose all of their members for good.

I completely agree. Very poorly executed and overpriced. I can see charging $10 for access, but going from $0 to $30 is greedy. Very sad to see this happen to such a great community

I too am going to add my voice to the growing list of discontent SA members. SA has always offered a very unique website and community to those wishing to learn more about individual securities and investing in general. Among the vast sea of heavily monetized-investment advice on the Internet, SA has always stood out from the rest by offering a viable free membership for most articles. Now SA is just another undistinguishable wave in the ocean.


If SA was in financial difficulty, or if the owners/administrators did really need to more effectively monetize the content, then I can fathom paying $10/month or maybe $15 at the high end. Going from $0 to $30 (with very little notice, IMO) is inexcusable and short-sighted strategy. 


I will look diligently for other websites and online investing communities. If anyone else finds one, please let me know.