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Do you have questions about our paymeter? Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

I’m a subscriber. How can I read articles at Forward.com without seeing subscription messages? See our Subscriber FAQ page.

I’m not currently a subscriber. Why should I pay to look at Forward.com? One of the most important things readers tell us they value about the Forward is our reporting. We’re dedicated to thoughtful, thorough, in-depth journalism and storytelling. It takes a tremendous amount of resources to maintain the standards that our readers value. A nominal charge to access our website is one way we can continue to provide the trusted, fact-based news you expect from the Forward. You’re not actually paying to look at the website. The Forward is a reader supported, non-profit organization so by subscribing, you’re supporting the Forward’s mission and fearless journalism.

I’m not currently a subscriber. What kind of content counts toward my monthly limit? Visits to the Forward.com home page and other select content will be available free of charge. Full articles, opinion pieces, Fast Forward, photo galleries, and other features all count toward the monthly limit of free articles.

How can I keep track of how many articles I have read each month? Messages will appear on your screen with reminders about how many free articles you have read and how to subscribe so that you get unlimited access.

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What if I don’t want to subscribe — can I still read Forward.com for free? As a non-subscriber, you can enjoy 6 free articles every 30 days on Forward.com. After you read 3 articles, you will be prompted to enter your email address to get the remaining 3 free articles. To get unlimited access to our content anytime, anywhere, click here to subscribe!

Can I still access Forward.com articles through Facebook, Twitter, Google or my blog? Yes, Forward.com articles are still accessible through Facebook, Twitter, Google and blogs. The monthly limit will still apply until you subscribe.

Can I access my Forward subscription on more than one computer, smartphone or tablet? Yes, once you have a Forward subscription, your email address will be your username and you will select a password. You can use your login from any computer or mobile device.

Do you offer a trial subscription? Our introductory offer is $1 for the first month of a subscription. After the first month, your credit card will be charged monthly or once a year, depending on the option you choose, unless you cancel, which you can do anytime.