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    Subscription cancelled

    I refuse to be held hostage for a donation to a newsletter that has become more and more irrelevant.

    I put up with paid content being kept from me for too long.

    I can get more inclusive information quicker elsewhere for FREE.

    Take your newsletter and stick it where it belongs - the garbage.

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    I guess he showed them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
    I guess he showed them!
    Yep Take that brick wall
    David

    Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.

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    We'll miss you, L1NGUS

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    I've only ever had the free version and it has been flooded recently with articles on Win 10 which I'm sure will be of interest to many, except to myself and the many who don't have or want Win 10.

    I can empathise with Lingus in that some articles are previewed and then stop abruptly with "part of paid for" where you can't go any further.

    To get more info on those I suppose a Google would be able to pick up other articles, but I also appreciate that a newsletter has to have funding - it's just that the content may not be of interest to all and you could start to wonder why you are still paying for something you are no longer benefitting from.

    I guess when the time comes, I'll be an ex-recipient.

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    I haven't paid in a while - I get the free content only. But it's been a while since I have read the newsletter in depth. Pretty much all I have done for a good while is to hang around the forums.

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    Content is paid for either by ads, or pay wall.

    Fred Langa's and Susan Bradley's column are worth the price of a subscription alone.

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    $10 a year is ok with me.
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    Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.

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    I've been donating for quite a few years now to get the paid version and I have always found it interesting. BUT, changing the newsletter may change my mind on whether it's worth it anymore, have to wait and see what happens because I save/DL a LOT of the newsletters and if the format changes.........

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    I don't follow what is going on here. Some time ago I paid for a "lifetime" subscription to what was including the LangaList. Now today I get an email saying I'm getting a free version and I am invited to pay an annual subscription.

    Get real?

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    I suggest you send a note to the WS office.
    https://windowssecrets.com/contact/

    cheers, Paul

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    Lifetime often means until the demise of the business or of the vendor or of the Idea which started it all.
    "Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee." Ben Franklin revisited.
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    I've been a paid subscriber since about 2 years after WS began. That's got to be over 10 years. I got the cancellation notice and went ballistic because an unrequested cancellation or rejection of any monetary transaction will likely end up as a negative on my credit report.

    I found my records and sent copies to the WS contact address stating I wanted it fixed or I would proceed with formal complains to PayPal, Discover, etc.

    Then I caught up on yesterday's email and found the explanatory email WS sent. I hardly ever read WS when it first arrives and refuse to be a slave to my nonessential email address inboxes. I would have happily continued my annual auto pay agreement without question but now I'm wondering...

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    I've paid $22.00 per year for the last several years. I wouldn't have a problem paying the $25.00 that Windows Secrets is going up to. As was mentioned in an earlier post, Fred Langa's and Susan Bradley's columns alone are worth the cost. The deal breaker for me is the fact that only part of each column will be emailed; the rest of each article will continue online. I've saved all back issues of Windows Secrets newsletter emails and have on numerous occasions searched for a particular article. Saving the newsletters in the future will be pointless in my opinion. I'll see how I feel when my subscription expires. All in all I think Windows Secrets is taking a big step backwards.

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