update: 310k views in 4 months, 315 subscribers, a new system for subscribing

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...I'm sorry to disrupt you while you're reading this article, but without messages like this,'s reader-funded journalism won't survive. With 676k views so-far this year, it's not just "avid cyclists" that this website reaches. But the number of subscribers is around 0.6% of readers. This large gap between readers/subscribers is standard for non-paywall reader-supported journalism, but IrishCycle's journalism needs more support. Don't delay, support monthly or yearly today. Now, back to the article...

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Previously, pointed users to to manage the user interface to subscribe (Stripe also managed these payments in the background). There were complaints that Ko-Fi was a bit too complicated, especially when payment details needed to be updated etc. Now both those who previously subscribed and any new subscribers can use the new simplified customer portal to manage their subscription. If you’re currently using Ko-Fi and are happy with it, you can stick with it.

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