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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RE[2]: Ads are ok.
by bnolsen on Sun 21st Mar 2010 13:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Ads are ok."
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I must have your medical condition too because the big reason I killed ads in the first place was due to flashing crap. That started with animated gifs (which drove adblock), then flash (which drove flashblock) and then javascript tricks (which drove noscript). Having learned better, I turn off gif animation and have recently experimented with turning off adblock plus. The result of that experiment wasn't bad, but mostly wasted screen space, some added latency, and crazy colors.

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