I was in the process of posting about this same topic. Glad I caught your post before I posted it though. 

 

http://www.timesdaily.com/news...94-001a4bcf6878.html

 

Some offerings on TimesDaily.com will remain free to all users — including obituaries, classifieds and forums — and will not count in the 15 free articles.

 

Good news for the forum I guess. For now.

 

I can easily live without the online version though. Plenty of other options available.

Since I moved back to Florence a couple of years ago, I've tried a few times to subscribe.
The subscription process always fails at the same point--the screen where I choose my payment method always ignores the subscription option I've chosen, and says I need to go back and choose.

If they really need my money, they should take it when it's offered, rather than trying to break something else.

Originally Posted by Seven:

I was in the process of posting about this same topic. Glad I caught your post before I posted it though. 

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Me too. Kate would give you Hell if you started a topic on something already being discussed. She's become the self-appointed forum monitor.

I just saw this little article: http://www.timesdaily.com/opin...46-10604b9f6eda.html

 

It states the TD has just dramatically improved its format. I can count at least three "upgrades" since April 2012, and I'm not sure any were improvements. In fact, some older stories in the archives are gone forever.

 

I'm with RP about online sites. JMHO, with which we know Best and Semi disagree, but here's a rundown:

 

Shoals Insider--Very little new content and then only Fed. press releases. Not worth it.

Quad-Cities Daily--Births, deaths, and more local, esp. Colbert County. All the arrest reports you could want plus original pics of almost any event, free to download.

Pen N Sword--Covers five local counties and has background stories on almost any local crimes or criminals. Also has detailed "Most Wanted" section and one on "Missing Persons."

As I have told you kate, and apparently you ignore or want to twist it:

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Shoals Insider--Very little new content and then only Fed. press releases. Not worth it.

Never heard of it until you mentioned it, but it must be a "rival". Have to say, it sounds like your pns site.

Quad-Cities Daily--Births, deaths, and more local, esp. Colbert County. All the arrest reports you could want plus original pics of almost any event, free to download.

I had never heard of it until you mentioned it, and not interested in what it has on it's site.

Pen N Sword--Covers five local counties and has background stories on almost any local crimes

or criminals. Also has detailed "Most Wanted" section and one on "Missing Persons."

Just a blog imo, with articles taken from other sites with no credit given, mostly the opinion of the one posting under an ID, not their name, as one would expect from an actual journalist. Matches the description you gave of the SI. "Background stories on criminals", most likely meaning gossip. "Most wanted, missing persons" can be found on legitimate sites made for that purpose, nothing unique there, and a site so desperate for readers it has to link to it's site on all other free places it can, while demeaning one of the very forums it uses to do that. No reponse needed kate, I've said before, if people are willing to pay for advertising and read such things, they can have at it.

 
 
 
 
 

And Best, as I have told you, I have no site. If you want to know what I do for extra income, I'll be happy to tell you...and sell you one!

 

As for my comment about the Shoals Insider, I just looked and the last news story was dated June 19th. What? Nothing has happened since June 19th? I know the man and woman who own this site also (and it's not me!) and they are nice, but apparently have no interest in the site anymore. Yes, I know the ones who own PNS and QCD and consider them friends also. You really need to actually look at online news sites before you critique them.

Gee kate, you're pretty dense aren't you? You really need to read and understand a post before you reply. First of all, where did I critique the two I haven't seen? The last one, the blog, you linked to and I clicked on it long ago when I thought you had posted a link to a legitimate news site. So I have seen it and you know that. Now, where in my post did I say you owned anything? I posted, long ago, that you must get paid for hits on the one site because you sneak the link in every chance you get, one reason I stopped clicking on links you post. I still think you have some interest in that other than a "friend" owning it. I told you long ago to stop using your posts to me to push those sites.  Believe me, I wouldn't buy anything from you.

Yes, Best, I get 10K every time I link a site. Wonderful, isn't it.

 

BTW, I left out the Franklin Free Press which has a lot of great Franklin County news for anyone who might be interested. It especially has a lot of sports articles about local schools.

 

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i seriously doubt those sites ever generated 10k for anyone. Never heard of the ffp either and not interested. 

Odd that Kate should mention the Q-C Daily & PNS. OB, in his blog today, mentioned the same thing, with a little more info. He put in his & Kate’s blog that there blog is alternatives for viewing local news & events online, that they are free for viewing, & what's in them. He/she claimed the editing at both of those online news sites is much better than the TD. (Of course, they would say that) OB also mentioned that they will see their “number of page hits increase, making people’s advertising dollars worth while and well spent”.

 

It’s my guess that they are on this forum & TD to get news articles for their blog.

 

 

FTR, I'm not involved in OB's blog, except as a faithful reader, or any other blog. Semi, at least I wasn't one of the 20 or so Diogenes listed as candidates for being the Shoals' most famous (or is that infamous) blogger.

 

Jank, you're right the QCD is fantastic, and anyone who says they won't read it because it's local is, oh, what's the word? A bigot?

I will pay the 8 bucks. The other on-line news sources are virtual worthlessness. P&S is nothing OB is a lunatic and freely roams among us. The only one I would look at would be QCD but the news there is marginal due to the logistics. The old man is barely able to get around and needs help from some younger blood with gas money. He has some baggage he needs to abandon namely the Blacksheep, if he ever wants to be seen as a credible news source. [Kate being one]. That being said I think the old man honestly tries and I will give him an friendly bark.

I'm perfectly happy linking legitimate blogs and news sites, but not ones whose purpose seems a little nebulous. Why don't you Google "Who is..." and look for yourself? FTR, Diogenes didn't say anything esp. harmful about anyone but I was surprised at some who made his list.

Wonder why they neglected to say the TD will offer 15 views per month for free?

 

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Online readers who are non-subscribers will have limited access each month to 15 page views. They also can purchase full online access for $8 per month (four weeks) or subscribe to the Sunday newspaper and get full online access for $8 per month (four weeks).

Originally Posted by Kate Colombo:

Yes, Best, I get 10K every time I link a site. Wonderful, isn't it.

 

BTW, I left out the Franklin Free Press which has a lot of great Franklin County news for anyone who might be interested. It especially has a lot of sports articles about local schools.

I enjoy the Franklin Free Press paper. I get it free in the mailbox every Wednesday as a resident of Franklin County. As for the owner/ publisher I don't think much of him.  He's been to prison twice now. There is definitely something fishy with the dude. That however doesn't affect my ability to enjoy the local paper. 

Originally Posted by Kate Colombo:

I'm perfectly happy linking legitimate blogs and news sites, but not ones whose purpose seems a little nebulous. Why don't you Google "Who is..." and look for yourself? FTR, Diogenes didn't say anything esp. harmful about anyone but I was surprised at some who made his list.

I gotta say that the ongoing "cat fight" between you three women(Kate, Semi, Jennifer) is really entertaining. Makes me wonder what would happen if you were all three in the same room together in real life. 

Originally Posted by Seven:
Originally Posted by Kate Colombo:

Yes, Best, I get 10K every time I link a site. Wonderful, isn't it.

 

BTW, I left out the Franklin Free Press which has a lot of great Franklin County news for anyone who might be interested. It especially has a lot of sports articles about local schools.

I enjoy the Franklin Free Press paper. I get it free in the mailbox every Wednesday as a resident of Franklin County. As for the owner/ publisher I don't think much of him.  He's been to prison twice now. There is definitely something fishy with the dude. That however doesn't affect my ability to enjoy the local paper. 

 

I know the gentleman and am not defending anything he may have done. The only reason it should be mentioned at all is that he is a registered sex offender, so he's always fair game. He and his brother own the paper--don't know the brother, but those who do seem to like him.

 

As Seven mentioned, if you don't get it in the mail, you can view it online...if you want to, that is.

Originally Posted by Kate Colombo:

I'm perfectly happy linking legitimate blogs and news sites, but not ones whose purpose seems a little nebulous. Why don't you Google "Who is..." and look for yourself? FTR, Diogenes didn't say anything esp. harmful about anyone but I was surprised at some who made his list.

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I saw that blog and I was surprised to see MY name on it. I have no idea who this Diogenes is but they obviously have way too much time on their hands. They didn't say anything bad about me, but it was kinda of creepy (felt a bit like KKSB) that this person was asking around about me. 

 

If you know who this person is can you PM me? They know my real name so I think its only fair I know theirs.

Originally Posted by Seven:
Originally Posted by Kate Colombo:

I'm perfectly happy linking legitimate blogs and news sites, but not ones whose purpose seems a little nebulous. Why don't you Google "Who is..." and look for yourself? FTR, Diogenes didn't say anything esp. harmful about anyone but I was surprised at some who made his list.

I gotta say that the ongoing "cat fight" between you three women(Kate, Semi, Jennifer) is really entertaining. Makes me wonder what would happen if you were all three in the same room together in real life. 

Now that I would pay for.    

Originally Posted by Jankinonya:
Originally Posted by Kate Colombo:

I'm perfectly happy linking legitimate blogs and news sites, but not ones whose purpose seems a little nebulous. Why don't you Google "Who is..." and look for yourself? FTR, Diogenes didn't say anything esp. harmful about anyone but I was surprised at some who made his list.

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I saw that blog and I was surprised to see MY name on it. I have no idea who this Diogenes is but they obviously have way too much time on their hands. They didn't say anything bad about me, but it was kinda of creepy (felt a bit like KKSB) that this person was asking around about me. 

 

If you know who this person is can you PM me? They know my real name so I think its only fair I know theirs.

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i can't believe i didn't make the list. not even an "honorable mention".  i must be slippin' ! 

Originally Posted by Kate Colombo:

Sorry, Jank, I didn't know you were on the guy's short list. I just read about it in another blog. I wouldn't worry--obviously I was just teasing Semi about it. I don't think anyone takes that kind of thing seriously.

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Obviously teasing? Really?

 

Yeah, Jank, don't worry. Just because some nut has your real name on some list is nothing to worry about. If my name was on it, I didn't see it.

Originally Posted by Seven:

I gotta say that the ongoing "cat fight" between you three women(Kate, Semi, Jennifer) is really entertaining. Makes me wonder what would happen if you were all three in the same room together in real life. 

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Far from entertaining for me. I can only speak for myself but I will say it has gotten out of hand, it's childish, & it's stupid. The smart thing for me to do, as of today, is put Kate on block.

Originally Posted by semiannualchick:
Originally Posted by Seven:

I gotta say that the ongoing "cat fight" between you three women(Kate, Semi, Jennifer) is really entertaining. Makes me wonder what would happen if you were all three in the same room together in real life. 

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Far from entertaining for me. I can only speak for myself but I will say it has gotten out of hand, it's childish, & it's stupid. The smart thing for me to do, as of today, is put Kate on block.

Semi I don’t feel that should be your decision alone.

Originally Posted by Quaildog:
Originally Posted by semiannualchick:
Originally Posted by Seven:

I gotta say that the ongoing "cat fight" between you three women(Kate, Semi, Jennifer) is really entertaining. Makes me wonder what would happen if you were all three in the same room together in real life. 

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Far from entertaining for me. I can only speak for myself but I will say it has gotten out of hand, it's childish, & it's stupid. The smart thing for me to do, as of today, is put Kate on block.

Semi I don’t feel that should be your decision alone.

semi, are you under some type of outside negative influence to make
decisions for you?

 

Originally Posted by semiannualchick:

Far from entertaining for me. I can only speak for myself but I will say it has gotten out of hand, it's childish, & it's stupid. The smart thing for me to do, as of today, is put Kate on block.

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Originally Posted by Quaildog:

Semi I don’t feel that should be your decision alone.

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Originally Posted by INVICTUS:

semi, are you under some type of outside negative influence to make decisions for you?

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I had no idea I was but it appears that I am.

Originally Posted by semiannualchick:
Originally Posted by Seven:

I gotta say that the ongoing "cat fight" between you three women(Kate, Semi, Jennifer) is really entertaining. Makes me wonder what would happen if you were all three in the same room together in real life. 

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Far from entertaining for me. I can only speak for myself but I will say it has gotten out of hand, it's childish, & it's stupid. The smart thing for me to do, as of today, is put Kate on block.

Some people just don't get along. It's a simple fact. It's seems like Kate just rubs you and Jenn the wrong way for some reason. Nothing crazy or weird about that. You do what you have to do. 

 

 I have only 2 people on block here as one is a forum troll who's been banned 30 to 40 times and delights in posting his demented riddles and nonsense to get a rise out of people and the other is a religious bully/ self-righteous god bot who constantly spews out hate, criticism, mockery and indifference. I don't have the time or interest to cater to either of them. I'll leave that to you guys who seem to enjoy it. 

I don't blame you for your choices, Seven. The latter person you mentioned? I just skim his posts. He's not going to change, but he doesn't bother me that much. The former? Yes, he's a troll extraordinaire, and all his communications with forum members and those who have a presence in Shoals cyberspace may not be just online. For that reason, I think it's better to monitor him than leave him to his pronouncements in case some are not aware of him.

Originally Posted by Seven:
I have only 2 people on block here as one is a forum troll who's been banned 30 to 40 times and delights in posting his demented riddles and nonsense to get a rise out of people and the other is a religious bully/ self-righteous god bot who constantly spews out hate, criticism, mockery and indifference. I don't have the time or interest to cater to either of them. I'll leave that to you guys who seem to enjoy it. 

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I have that religious bully/self-righteous god bot blocked too. He's just nasty!! The troll I find interesting, just to see what he comes up with next. I don't think he means any harm, he's having fun aggravating whoever he can. 

"Death" to the "Faceless Forums" ???

 

Guess it's only right, that it should go out with a blast!

 

Maybe I should post the REAL peoples I.D.'s?

 

"QuailDung"...yeah, I KNow who this POS is...

C U N T tendah?...Name and address...

"Crash"...AKA  "Bald Guy"...Gottcha covered...

SeeWeed?...UHuu!

"Road Pup"?...Bus driver...Patrick Swazyze "Road House" wannabe.

"Deep Fat"...

"Jank"...to DUMB to even bother with...

ME? Yep...I'll even publish that.

I aint "sceered" of these "bad ****'s"

 

Been a good ride...

 

Originally Posted by Quaildog:

You are so sweet semi. You may be the model for my next painting.

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Originally Posted by INVICTUS:

They were talking about contenduh you dumb azz.....

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I was talking about Quaildog. I didn't know Seven was talking about Contendah.

Contendah can be very aggravating (as we all can be) but he's harmless.

Originally Posted by Roland Pfalz:
"Death" to the "Faceless Forums" ???
ME? Yep...I'll even publish that.

I aint "sceered" of these "bad ****'s"

Been a good ride...

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Ain't nobody dying, so why end the ride? You may be somewhat of a smart azz, as am I & others on here. But stick around, I enjoy your post.

BTW, Jank ain't dumb, far from it! But Bill Gray? That is dumb!!

Originally Posted by direstraits:

Would someone post the Diogenes blog weblink?

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Originally Posted by Crumbpicker:

This is the list that Kate is referring to.

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Be careful posting links to any blog, TD will ban you for that. And they do still monitor, just not as much as they used to.

We have a member here that was banned for constantly putting the link to her blog on here & that's why she was banned. I won't say who she came back as but she knows who she is.

my name has appeared on these forums more than the words "times daily"!

anyone i've ever contacted on a personal level, i told my real identity, right off.

most on here will attest to those facts.

*on a side note, funny when ole roland wanted to threaten me, he didn't know how to find me. hahahahaha!

There was a time when many placed a site name in their signature line which appeared in every post in the old TD Forum. No one ever complained. I've never seen anyone banned for simply placing a link. I didn't link that blog not because I thought I would be banned, but because it listed at least 20 people, some who probably didn't know they were mentioned. As it turned out, I was right.

 

I've never had any blogs, but I think I will start one on pet portraits. Coming soon...

 

 

Originally Posted by semiannualchick:

I was talking about Quaildog. I didn't know Seven was talking about Contendah.

Contendah can be very aggravating (as we all can be) but he's harmless.

 

I WAS talking about QD aka Rrammlimn. I have no problem with Contendah. 

Originally Posted by semiannualchick:
The troll I find interesting, just to see what he comes up with next. I don't think he means any harm, he's having fun aggravating whoever he can. 

 

Cool. Just a word of friendly advice and we'll drop it. 

Watch your back. 

Originally Posted by Crash.Override:

my name has appeared on these forums more than the words "times daily"!

anyone i've ever contacted on a personal level, i told my real identity, right off.

most on here will attest to those facts.

*on a side note, funny when ole roland wanted to threaten me, he didn't know how to find me. hahahahaha!

Never "threatened" you "Bald ass"...

But!

I DO know where to find you...

Facebook...Ya' know...

Originally Posted by semiannualchick:
Originally Posted by Roland Pfalz:
"Death" to the "Faceless Forums" ???
ME? Yep...I'll even publish that.

I aint "sceered" of these "bad ****'s"

Been a good ride...

 

 

Even though...I am a "smartass", I consider YOU...one of the few, with ANY sense...on the left.

I wouldn't ever think of posting YOUR specifics...

Even though! I know them...

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Ain't nobody dying, so why end the ride? You may be somewhat of a smart azz, as am I & others on here. But stick around, I enjoy your post.

BTW, Jank ain't dumb, far from it! But Bill Gray? That is dumb!!

 

Originally Posted by semiannualchick:
Originally Posted by Roland Pfalz:
"Death" to the "Faceless Forums" ???
ME? Yep...I'll even publish that.

I aint "sceered" of these "bad ****'s"

Been a good ride...

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Ain't nobody dying, so why end the ride? You may be somewhat of a smart azz, as am I & others on here. But stick around, I enjoy your post.

BTW, Jank ain't dumb, far from it! But Bill Gray? That is dumb!!

 

Clarification...semi...

 

I just enjoy *******' with some of the dense, Neanderthals here.

YOU are NOT one of them.

I think you are a compassionate soul...

Keep posting.

 

Roland,

 

Most everyone on here that wants to know my real name, already does. Your weak threat holds no power.  Most of us know who you are too. You should probably get out of the trailer more often. Maybe when your next government check comes in you can afford to venture out and get to know even more people. 

 

Originally Posted by semiannualchick:

I was talking about Quaildog. I didn't know Seven was talking about Contendah.

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 Originally Posted by Seven:

I WAS talking about QD aka Rrammlimn. I have no problem with Contendah. 

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I guess I overlooked a post somewhere. The post by Vic responding to Quaildog is the reason I said I didn't know you were talking about Contendah. I thought when Vic said "they", that he meant you were one of the "they". Sorry for the mix-up. I'm human, probably won't be the last mistake I make. 

I've posted them below so you can see what I was referring to.

 
Originally Posted by Quaildog:

You are so sweet semi. You may be the model for my next painting.

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Originally Posted by INVICTUS:

They were talking about contenduh you dumb azz.....

 

Originally Posted by Jankinonya:

Roland,

 

Most everyone on here that wants to know my real name, already does. Your weak threat holds no power.  Most of us know who you are too. You should probably get out of the trailer more often. Maybe when your next government check comes in you can afford to venture out and get to know even more people. 

 

My, my, Jank...

I am aghast at your hostility.

 

And here I offered a public service in the event the Forums were shut down!

A chance to communicate with the fine members here by other means.

 

Maybe we could all have a picnic? Down by the creek?

I'll make sure you don't wander off and get lost...we'll attach one of those "child tethers" to ya'.

 

 

And I DO get out of the "mobile home" (trailer is NOT an accepted term anymore, ya' know?) and go to the "city", the State Store, State Line...hell, sometimes I even gets to go to WalMart!

 

And that "Gov'ment Check"? That's my WIFES...All I gets to do is SPEND it!

Keep payin' your taxes so I can continue to live this "life of luxury".

 

And by all means...keep posting! I enjoy the amusement...

 

 

 

 

 

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