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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Adservers blocked by DNS
by imtiaz on Sun 21st Mar 2010 08:08 UTC
imtiaz
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2005-07-06

Guys (osnews) what happens to you or ARS when we use DNS or proxy to block adservers ?
I have lots of adservers blocked through DNS and/or proxy and it usually keeps all sites enough clean.
Google ads are welcome as they are not intrusive.

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Just to let OSnews know, everyday I religiously visit OSnews and look for news and readers opinions.
Two things I do whenever I start my laptop or Desktop, fire up web browser and open two tabs. one for Gmail and 2nd one for OSnews. :-))

Edited 2010-03-21 08:12 UTC

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