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Posted Friday, December 7, 2007, at 12:39 PM

I had to e-mail our webmaster in Missouri this morning about some issue, and when he got back to me he pointed out that he's added a new, enhanced weather feature to our main splash page, at t-g.com. It's near the bottom. Check it out!

By the way, we hope you're enjoying our new "electronic edition" of the paper. We haven't made a big deal about it yet because we want to get the bugs worked out and the business folks want to make some final decisions about how much to charge. Current plans, similar to those at some of our sister papers within the company, are that the feature will remain free for anyone who has a print subscription to the newspaper. Others will be able to buy an online-only subscription or pay to view the paper on a single-copy basis, whichever they choose. But the specifics are still being tweaked.

In the meantime, it's free for everyone to try out and play with. You can look at everything in the print newspaper, even comic strips. You can also set up alerts which will e-mail you any time a story contains a specific keyword. Give it a look, if you haven't already.

The electronic edition will not replace or change the front page or sports stories or the other content that we currently post to the web site; those will still be posted and will remain free.


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I love the electronic edition! I don't live in Shelbyville anymore, so I'm used to looking at huge stacks of the TG whenever I go home to visit. Now I don't have to! I can even look at it before my mom gets to read it!!!

I love being able to look at the births, Half Pints and other random pictures that may not be on your site normally.

Thanks, tg, for making such a great website and a great electronic version of your paper.

-- Posted by pleasebenice on Fri, Dec 7, 2007, at 1:21 PM

John-

I tried to register for the free edition twice yesterday. I got my confirmation e-mail, and when I went to log in it said that it was invalid. Should I just try to register again? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!

-- Posted by cherylrichardson on Fri, Dec 7, 2007, at 2:24 PM

I'm not sure, Cheryl -- yes, I think I'd just try registering over again. I don't have access to the user records for this part of the web site, so I can't really help you.

-- Posted by Jicarney on Fri, Dec 7, 2007, at 3:01 PM

I re-registered and it worked today. Must have just been a hiccup yesterday.

-- Posted by cherylrichardson on Fri, Dec 7, 2007, at 3:34 PM

I think I might like this.

My offline paper kept getting chewed,peed on,run over and "borrowed" before I read it.

(NOT the paper carriers' fault!!!)

I had several forests' worth of copies horded away,too,because I knew I'd need part of my "archives" the minute I threw a page away.

This version doesn't take up shelf space,doesn't kill trees,doesn't get ink on my fingers,can be blown up to a bigger font size,doesn't get turned into confetti by pets and I don't lose one image or article because someone else took the scissors to the other side.

Find a way for us to make hats and kites out of old pixels and you'll have me converted.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Fri, Dec 7, 2007, at 10:12 PM


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