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Article moved from pay wall[edit]

I have moved the article here from pay wall and put a redirect there, as this is the more common usage. Sources:

A search for pay wall on Google results in the message Did you mean: paywall IainUK talk 20:40, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Plans to Update and Expand[edit]

I plan to edit this entry adding updated information regarding NYTimes paywall and its reception, local newspaper paywalls, paywall builders, and paywall dodging applications. Aebcoreno (talk) 19:31, 25 October 2011 (UTC) I just realized that the dodging paywalls section might provide users with ways to actually dodge the paywalls--which I wouldn't want to do, but there are some controversies involving such tools that I think are worth noting. Any suggestions on how to incorporate these without promoting (for lack of a better word) their use? Aebcoreno (talk) 20:43, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

I have made a number of changes- Firstly, the "Failed Paywall" part seemed a bit silly. Many of those paywalls didn't fail, they just changed and re-strategized, often to great success. The Newsday story is no longer relevant. That paper now has over 100k online subscribers, so the story about them only having 35 subscribers in 2010 is irrelevant. Besides, the paywall was never taken down and is still up. The News of the World paywall didn't fail either. The entire paper was eliminated due to ethical scandal. It is not that the paywall failed. Secondly, paywalls have been growing explosively, and real numbers needed to be added. I intend to update this as numbers climb, considering they show no sign of declining, and paywalls are being added every week, if not every day. I also intend to include the publishers now using paywalls- McClatchy, Scripps, Gannett, Lee Enterprises, Tribune, Gatehouse, Berkshire Media and others. I am going to wait a bit though. There are so many new paywalls coming on so quickly, it seems better to wait a few months, or even a year, for this rate of increase to slow. That way it doesn't need to be edited weekly. I am also going to start adding sections on paywall revenue. The New York Times individual paper has now reversed its revenue decline and started growing revenue for the first time in years. This is huge news and a sign of the paywall's success. I will wait till more numbers come out before adding this section. Gannett and Lee will have tens of millions of dollars in new revenue within the year from this. I will add these numbers when they actually come out. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.26.125.251 (talk) 20:40, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

OK...so I also added some bits on how Clay Shirky and Felix Salmon have changed their minds on paywalls, since this is a relevant update, and the previous text stated that Felix Salmon is against paywalls. This is clearly dated, since Mr. Salmon now openly champions them. I also made small edits where the text implied that all early paywalls were failures. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.26.125.251 (talk) 21:10, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Hello, would you please create French and Spanish stubs? If you search for NY Times, you can find out that mur payant (Fr) and muro de pago is used respectively. Wikipedia would contribute to limit anglicisms. BTW, the phrases are literal translations of the English original. If I knew how, I would do it myself.

New YorkTimes - does it have a paywall?[edit]

According to this article the NYT no longer has a paywall. However New_York_Times#Pricing says it does. So which is it? Ottawahitech (talk) 23:55, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Scientific press[edit]

Many science publications are behind a hard paywall, seriously limiting public access to scientific and technological progress - even if that progress is made for taxpayers' money. I strongly believe that the article deserves a section addressing this issue. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.210.82.34 (talk) 16:34, 15 January 2013 (UTC)