Subscriptions are back!

Read on to find out your next steps.


If you’ve been around the site lately, you probably noticed that our paywall has been down, and you could freely access the site. That changes today with the launch of Pico, our new paywall system.

We’ve talked this to death already, so just a few quick notes below on how to get your subscription back:

If you subscribed with a credit card

Log in by clicking the black BWDR logo in the bottom right, and entering the email address you used to sign up. That’s it. We’ve securely transferred your card details.

If you subscribed using PayPal or Amazon Pay

More detailed instructions should be coming to your email, but here’s the short version:

  • Our new provider only accepts direct subscriptions with a card.
  • You’ll receive an email containing a discount code to start a new subscription with either 1, 6, or 12 months of complimentary access depending on what you had left. (This will always be equal or greater than the remaining duration on your old subscription.)
  • If you choose not to resubscribe, you can provide that same discount code via the Help button on the bottom left of any page, and we’ll grant you the appropriate duration, after which your access will expire.

If you subscribed through Patreon

  • We’re currently manually activating access for each account – if you’re seeing a prompt to subscribe when you log in, you should see it disappear within the next 48 hours. Thanks for your patience in the meantime!

If you’re a new subscriber

Welcome! Join us by clicking the BWDR logo in the bottom right of any page – we have trial subscriptions ($1 for your first month, or $20 for your first year), and would love you to join our community.

We greatly rely on your continued patronage to support our work, and remain dedicated to staying entirely funded by subscriptions without outside capital or ad revenue. Signing back up takes minutes (at most) – we hope to see you soon!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out via the support form in the bottom left hand corner – we’re more than happy to help. And welcome back!