Linked by David Adams on Tue 12th May 2009 16:43 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes As you may know, the global economic depression has hit the media hard, due in large part to the fact that ad rates are in the toilet. OSNews is in the same boat. Despite the fact that we still have good advertisers, our income from advertising this year will only be a fraction of what it was last year. We probably won't make enough to cover our costs. Other news sites, as they've seen revenue decrease, have responded with more, and more intrusive, advertising. We don' t want to do that. We feel we have a covenant with our readers. If you'll be respectful of our need to run ads, we'll be respectful of your need to read the site without having ads shoved down your throat. Please read on, for more discussion of our ad "covenant," and a plea for help, including a plea to all Adblock users to please unblock OSNews.
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Don't believe in adblock
by google_ninja on Wed 13th May 2009 17:16 UTC
google_ninja
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2006-02-05

Websites aren't free, they are ad supported. Just because I am able to get it for free, doesn't make it ethically right. If a website has ads that irritate me too much, I just don't visit it.

Unfortunately, most peoples ethics are in direct correlation with their chance of being caught. There is no chance of being caught at this, which is why everyone who can does it.

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