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I got a discounted subscription on your old website, but my account page here on your new website shows I am paying the full plan amount. What's going on?
Our current system on Ghost does not yet display the one-year discounts from our old website (pre-May 2021). If you took advantage of one of those one-year discount offers from our old website, you will continue to have that discount until your subscription’s annual renewal at our regular price.
How do I change my existing subscription plan?
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How do I comment on a post?
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How can I add or change my profile image in the comments section?
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How do I give a gift subscription?
This service, and other cool features, will be coming soon.
Can I donate to you beyond my current subscription rate?
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How do I cancel my subscription?
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Why the new website?
When we launched The Daily Poster in April 2020, we built it on Substack, a user-friendly newsletter platform that allowed us to focus our resources on investigative reporting. We have grown to the point where we are ready to build a full-featured news site, and to do that, we have moved to Ghost, an open-source publishing platform with built-in email newsletter support. On top of that, we’re running Outpost, a member support and communication system built by veteran journalist and open-internet advocate Ryan Singel. Our new website was designed by the very helpful folks at Ghost and Outpost.
What has changed on the website?
At this point, not very much. On the website, you will notice a new design scheme, as well as improved article recommendations. Our emails will also look a bit different, but will otherwise stay the same. Free subscribers will still have access to public posts and emails, while supporting subscribers will still have access to the full newsletter and archives; exclusive content like Midday Poster, the Weekend Reader and You Love To See It; and full commenting privileges.
Soon, however, there will be changes. Now that we are on Ghost, we will be building a new and dynamic news website to reflect our ambitious plans. Stay tuned for exciting things to come.
What do the stars by certain posts mean?
The stars mean the posts are exclusive for supporting subscribers, such as Midday Poster, the Weekend Reader and You Love To See It. If you are not a supporting subscriber and want to access these posts, change your subscription plan here.
I noticed a bug on the site. What should I do?
As with any website migration, there are bound to be a few hiccups. If you notice something that seems off or have any questions, please click on the “Contact support” button on your account information page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does this new website mean The Daily Poster is going to be changing what it's doing?
Not at all. We are still committed to grassroots-funded accountability journalism. Our new home will allow us to better showcase the results of our efforts to follow the money and hold the powerful accountable. We hope you like it as much as we do.