cross-posted from: https://feddit.it/post/3381833

Exciting news for who? Only the site owner is excited that a free resource now requires a subscription

“Yay! Now I have to pay another subscription! I’m so excited! Let’s celebrate with them!” - nobody

  • RobotToaster@mander.xyz
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    8 months ago

    How the fuck are they “open”?

    These guys and ClosedAI should be sued for misleading advertising.

    • El Barto@lemmy.world
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      8 months ago

      Subscription based services are okay. You pay for water, electricity, maybe a gym membership…

      What’s not okay is that they paint it as “exciting news!”

      Assholes.

        • El Barto@lemmy.world
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          8 months ago

          Do you not make a monthly payment for water and power? If not, then where do you live so that I move there?

          • JamesFire@lemmy.world
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            8 months ago

            There’s a difference between paying for usage and paying for access.

            Although with all the fees added, most of what you pay isn’t even usage anymore…

          • AngryCommieKender@lemmy.world
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            8 months ago

            California, I have rainwater collection that amounts to 3200 gallons, and solar panels. Power company pays my water bill.

            I have a filter to use the water for drinking or cooking but currently just use it to water plants

      • LinkOpensChest.wav@lemmy.one
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        8 months ago

        You pay for water, electricity, maybe a gym membership…

        I don’t think you should have to pay for any of this

  • southsamurai@sh.itjust.works
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    8 months ago

    You know, it wouldn’t be as bad if they weren’t trying to make it look like a good thing that takes it from just bad to insulting

    • voxel@sopuli.xyz
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      4 months ago

      well the old api is deprecated.
      what you’re paying here for is continued support of otherwise redundant part of the website, if you’re not willing to upgrade to the new one. The new API is free just like the old one

  • hesusingthespiritbomb@lemmy.world
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    8 months ago

    So I’m not super familiar with OpenSubtitles as an org.

    Is the REST API a mostly viable alternative to the legacy API, or is it really shitty by comparison?