Real Money Attempts Subscription Suicide

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 | 10:02 AM

I don't know who made the decision to post mouse over in text pop up ads on the subscription-based Real Money, but I can think of any number of suitable tortures for this person, starting with Waterboarding and moving on up. I was going to suggest a lobotomy, but its obviously too late for that.

I not only write for Real Money, but actually read it -- however, I can no longer do so, as the pages have become so infested as to be totally unreadable.

I heartily recommend putting this on the free side of the site -- TheStreet.com -- but on RM? Absurd.

Long time readers will recall I recommended TheStreet.com (TSCM) stock back when the it was $3-4 and Cramer's show was new (see my prior comments on TSCM from November 2005, and again in February 2006 and April '06). I suspect that this highly intrusive advertising -- on a subscription product, yet -- will begin a cascade of customer complaints. Unless they change this suicidal policy soon, TSCM may see a slew of cancellations -- and that's not good for the stock price.

As I have said before, to err is Human, but it requires an MBA to really fuck up.

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Well said! Both IE and Firefox have several free add-ons which will stop this nonsense. Unfortunately, most feed readers use the rendering engines but not the add-ons from IE, and so you are unable to block this visual spam.

Posted by: Tregonsee | Dec 18, 2007 10:27:51 AM

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