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The end of the delivered version of The Chronicle?

By paperboy 13 March 2012 33

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The Canberra Times has taken a step towards ending the delivery of a Chronicle to every house/unit/flat in Canberra.

Today’s Times carries a half page ad on page 9 pushing The Chronicle’s new Online edition.

The Times is selling the environmental benefit, but the clincher is a notation under the three easy steps to get the online version. It reads “Please note: Printed delivery will automatically cease upon registration for the online edition when address is provided.”

While the removal of unwanted copies of The Chronicle from footpaths etc will be welcome, one wonders about the privacy implications of providing at least some of your personal details to The Canberra Times to get the deliveries halted.

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zapjelly 2:32 pm 27 Apr 18

They are still delivering on my street and if delivering means littering my street. It’s wrap in plastic, so we can’t just ignore it and let mother nature take care of it. Please stop!

basketcase 6:23 pm 15 Mar 12

cross said :

http://www.chronicleonline.com.au/

The online version is not too bad, scratched my screen trying to do the X-word 🙂

However an online subscription is not worth my personal details and likely endless junk mail.

M0les 11:15 pm 14 Mar 12

Don’t suppose you could let us in on how to “get the online version” (i.e. “not get the mower-choker”)?

I don’t read the CT, so I can’t get the details.

M0les 11:11 pm 14 Mar 12

I used to use it for the TV guide, then I got a TiVO. Now the most valuable thing in it is the advertising insert in the center fold.

taninaus 10:06 pm 13 Mar 12

They have already stopped delivery to units and flats where you don’t have a street based driveway for them to litter. When I rang to complain they said it was because there had been so many coplaints – I don’t believe one word of it. I love the local news in the Chronicle and now i read the online version I pay little attention to the advertising and scan it much faster than I do the paper edition – to me that seems a waste and a great disservice to paying advertisers.

thatsnotme 8:18 pm 13 Mar 12

smont said :

I actually find the Chronicle is the best source of information I get about what’s going on around the neighbourhood. Kind of ironic the criticism it cops from Rioters when you consider the similarities ….

Really? I find the Chronicle terribly out of date by the time it gets here (if I bother reading it), precisely because of sites like the Riotact, who give me the same information in far more timely fashion. Why on earth would I want to read about a robbery or car accident in my local area, that happened last week, when I’ve already seen that news within hours of it happening?

smont 8:06 pm 13 Mar 12

I actually find the Chronicle is the best source of information I get about what’s going on around the neighbourhood. Kind of ironic the criticism it cops from Rioters when you consider the similarities ….

Spykler 6:05 pm 13 Mar 12

What’s my cockatiel going to crap on now?

Thumper 6:04 pm 13 Mar 12

EvanJames said :

They only want to give the Chronicle to rich people (viz. Working Familes) but the rich people don’t want the Chronicle. Impass.

There’s actually quite a few areas of Canberra that have never had the Chronicle delivered, and they’re full of rich people too.

I haven’t seen one for years.

I do however have a friend who lives in a housing complex in Charnwood and she gets it every week.

Coincidence, probably…..

Felix the Cat 5:42 pm 13 Mar 12

I like The Chronicle, find it more informative most times than the Canberra Times but I seem to miss out on delivery. Not sure that I like it enough to subscribe via email though.

EvanJames 4:31 pm 13 Mar 12

They only want to give the Chronicle to rich people (viz. Working Familes) but the rich people don’t want the Chronicle. Impass.

There’s actually quite a few areas of Canberra that have never had the Chronicle delivered, and they’re full of rich people too.

Deref 4:29 pm 13 Mar 12

OK – I’ve subscribed, so I’ll no longer have to throw the damn thing in the bin.

There’s an “unsubscribe” link on the web site. If I unsubscribe from the e-mail version, does that mean that they’ll start delivering the tree version again?

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