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Re: Merriam-Webster online

Posted by Abe on February 11, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Merriam-Webster online posted by ESC on February 11, 2004

: : : : My old standby, Merriam-Webster online, is going from a free service to subscription. I am dismayed.

: : : I have been worried that this was going to happen.

: : : Please provide a link to where you got the information that it IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

: : http://www.m-w.com/home.htm

: : Instead of a definition, I got this message:

: : Main Entry: faddle
: : faddle is one of more than 1,000,000 entries available at Merriam-WebsterUnabridged.com. Click here to start your free trial!

: I went back and typed some other words and was able to access definitions. Maybe it was a false alarm. Or they don't like the word "faddle."

"...one of more than 1,000,000 entries available at Merriam-WebsterUnabridged.com. Click here to start your free trial!" There is a glitch in their new format OR they are pushing the subscription harder than before. I am still spooked that they will start charging. The good often do start charging e.g. ths.gardenweb. I cannot find a good Japanese Candlestick Graphics (an investment tool) that does not charge - the free ones are too small for my old eyes.