Linked by David Adams on Fri 19th Mar 2010 21:07 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Online advertising has been a hot topic for the past week or so, with Ars Technica trying out an interesting, somewhat desperate experiment wherein they blocked access to their content for people using Adblock. Of course, if this were to become some kind of movement among publishers, it would probably just spark a technological cat-and-mouse game that would surely be reminiscent of DRM cracking or iPhone jailbreaking. But in their post-mortem, Ars states that it was a worthwhile awareness campaign, and I hope that's true. But I thought it would be a good idea to try to bring the collective OSNews brainpower together and crowdsource the idea of how to raise money for a web site in an age where advertising is increasingly un-viable.
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OSnews: The new deal
by kragil on Fri 19th Mar 2010 23:46 UTC
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I will disable Adblock+ as long as ads stay non-flashy and static.

I would even be OK with scripts that disable content like it was on Ars when Adblock is active.

As long as the ads don't disturb my reading I am fine with them, but if I have decide between flashy moving ads and more content and no ads and less content I will chose less content.

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