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Visitors to who are not registered—e.g. are not Premium or non-Premium members—will now see the following soft block displayed when they try to read an article.

I assume it’s obvious why we’re doing this. But I want to be clear that no one with a account will see this block.

To view articles on, simply create an account. Or, better still, subscribe to Thurrott Premium, which is currently on sale for just $48 for the first year, a savings of $7 over the normal $55 annual pricing.

Either way, thanks!

— Paul and the team

Conversation 12 comments

  • navarac

    21 July, 2018 - 4:10 am

    <p>Sorry to say I see this everytime. Once I log in it disappears, of course.</p>

    • kherm

      Premium Member
      21 July, 2018 - 4:51 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#294268">In reply to navarac:</a></em></blockquote><p>Why don't you just stay logged in then?</p>

      • wright_is

        Premium Member
        22 July, 2018 - 3:27 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#294378">In reply to kherm:</a></em></blockquote><p>You get automatically logged out at some point. I go for days, then suddenly I've been logged out and have to log back in again.</p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      22 July, 2018 - 3:51 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#294268">In reply to navarac:</a></em></blockquote><p>Right. You will see this if you're not logged in.</p>

  • Polycrastinator

    23 July, 2018 - 9:49 am

    <p>FYI, if I'm not logged in in Firefox with uBlock Origin, I get the ad blocker page on the front page of the site (I logged out and checked again to confirm). I don't see that behavior in Edge, but it sounds like that's not intended so wanted to let you know.</p>

  • Lordbaal

    25 July, 2018 - 3:52 pm

    <p>Some people don't want to create an account just to read something.</p>

    • George Rae

      25 July, 2018 - 4:22 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#295544">In reply to Lordbaal:</a></em></blockquote><blockquote><em>Lots of other options for those people on the internet.</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      25 July, 2018 - 4:27 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#295544">In reply to Lordbaal:</a></em></blockquote><p>Not sure why this conversation is continuing, but yes. Some people do want that. They can turn off their ad blocker.</p>

      • Lordbaal

        25 July, 2018 - 8:21 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#295558">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>I would white list your site, except a couple months ago, there use to be a whole page popup. That just pops up out of nowhere when I'm trying to read.</p><p>Some ads are just intrusive.</p>

  • anchovylover

    25 July, 2018 - 4:42 pm

    <p>It's interesting, I see the message on Firefox but not Chrome.</p>

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