The Best Orange County Register Reader Reactions to the Paper's New Paywall

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The Orange County Register's new paywall is not even a day old, and readers are already railing against OC's paper of record in the precious way only they can.

Of course, we're not privy to the phone calls, letters and emails being sent to Reg owner Aaron Kushner, or even the hubub beyond the paywall, but the Register's Facebook page as of this moment is still open to anyone with an opinion about the move--and so far, no one is happening.

Following are screen grabs of the funniest ones so far, and all we can say at this moment is that it's a matter of time before someone blames the Mexicans.

Here you go!

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This one goes long, so we just did a bit:

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Then there's this. Apologies for the Uncle Joe photo:

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And the best one so far:

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Tee-hee!

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Brainwashed_in_church
Brainwashed_in_church topcommenter

Visit the bugmenot webpage and check out the OCR passwords and logins available. These are probably the "one week free trial" logins and  passwords so you probably would have to re-visit bugmenot each week to get a new login and password.

lissakar1
lissakar1

I was subscribed online for about 10 years at $5 a month. I was told that if I had a digital account it would roll over. It didn't. And to re-subscribe for online only is $37 a month--the same if I got the physical paper with it. 

Now I go to the OCR homepage and google any headlines that look interesting. If they were looking to change reading habits they changed mine!

grannydee
grannydee

I hope the Register doesn't give you guys any ideas. Beware, If the OCWeekly ever starts charging for the news, we'll dump you too.

bezzarguy
bezzarguy

It's funny you would run this article. I was just thinking how i barely miss the Reg.and i thought of you OC Weekly. If want the truth without a right wing slant, get it from the OC Weekly. (although i still miss Commie Girl )

Ironic
Ironic

What exactly are we missing; poorly written articles and hack reporting.

daledenton
daledenton

alexa.com/siteinfo/ocregister.com

feel free to check out their stats... ironic that OCregister.com now has a 25%+ drop in hits since the day they launched paywall. as for me, i have email with catch all domain, so i will be making 7 day free trials on a weekly basis. theres my freebie tip for the day ;)

daledenton
daledenton

alexa.com/siteinfo/ocregister.com

feel free to check out their stats... ironic that OCregister.com now has a 25%+ drop in hits since the day they launched paywall. as for me, i have email with catch all domain, so i will be making 7 day free trials on a weekly basis. theres my freebie tip for the day ;)

dr-awkward
dr-awkward

These are funny?  Man, you guys are easy.  

Strom Boli
Strom Boli

I like how I was causing flight delays.... according to their spelling....

Matt Miller Sr.
Matt Miller Sr.

Always got to throw in some lame mention about Mexicans even when it's not relevant to the article. Getting to be a one trick pony, oh self proclaimed king of the Mexicans.

Aimee Monahan
Aimee Monahan

I'll stick with OC Weekly and the LA Times, still free to the people! Thank you guys!

Travis Yarbrough
Travis Yarbrough

Love it when white people in OC get angry. They are a very horrible lot of humans. They are sooooo proud.

jfgr8ful
jfgr8ful

I'm not paying more to see old news online that I can get elsewhere for free! This is a stupid decision that will have negative effects! I might just cancel my print edition as a result of this BS!

dale_c
dale_c

Soon to be filed as "it seemed like a good idea at the time"....

Mitchell_Young
Mitchell_Young topcommenter

Show me a $30 paywall and I'll show you a $31 ladder.

thepotstirer
thepotstirer

I'm a 30 year+ 7-day-a week Register subscriber so I figured the "registration" for the digital access would be a snap.  HA!  Fat chance!  The system couldn't (or wouldn't) recognize my account info early this morning - I waited until AFTER April Fool's Day, just in case.  Then spent 15 minutes on the phone with a very helpful, but frustrated, person actually in Santa Ana before we finally got it sorted out.  It's going to be a long day over there...

Ironic
Ironic

@Travis Yarbrough Your comment is asinine; thanks for keeping it pithy though.  Looking at your Facebook page, seems like you two are soooo proud yourself.

Ironic, you two seem to be pretty white yourselves. 

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