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I would like to see a UI feature that allows me to block or ignore Yahoo News articles that require subscriptions or disabling ad blockers.

This pertains to third party articles with ads not promoted through Yahoo.

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Information Requested  ·  AdminProduct Support (Admin, Yahoo) responded  · 

Hi All,

Our Product team is currently looking into this. If you would please respond with more information on exactly what happens when you click on “read more”? What companies are requiring subscriptions? Why do they tell you to disable Ad Block? Any information would be appreciated.

Regards,
Homepage Support

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  • K commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Mercury News has a limit on the number of articles you can look at in 30 days without a subscription.
    It seems to be independent of ad blocker.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It happens repeatedly along with Yahoo changing the homepage when trying to go back to where one started. Try to read an article, you get the request to either disable Ad Block or to subscribe in order to continue. When you then try to return to the home page, that article has disappeared and/or it has an entirely different page from where you started.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Mercury News and Business Insider both prompt you for a subscription. Really guys, if you don't know this is happening then you are seriously ignorant of what's going on in YOUR product!

  • K commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The Washington Post. Request for "remove adblocker" or subscribe comes up on first article

  • K commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    ESPN links with their "insider" requirement. These are a subscriber only feature. You can only view the first 2-3 lines.

  • K commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Dallas Morning News/Sportsday - you can go 2-3 articles before you get the "requires subscription" pop up

  • Dooran commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    why not give us more personal preference controls period? With a little work, you should be able to tie content sources to settings a user controls. Sure you might have to lay off some people who customize and force feed us the news you want us to see.. but in the long run wouldn't that just save you money and make your user base happier?

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