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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I'm just saying
by marcp on Sun 21st Mar 2010 15:14 UTC
marcp
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2007-11-23

If you don't have money to publish - don't publish.
It's THAT simple. Don't expect people to pay you for the fact that YOU 'have to / like to' publish.
The whole discussion is quite irritating, as most of the publishers try to reverse the whole thing upside down, just like the organizations like MS/RIAA/US government used to do here and there. It's simple misinformation.
The real problem lies elsewhere:
>> do you have money to do what you would like to do? <<
If not, then raise some funds by yourself and don't force others to pay you. I don't have to read your publishings and you don't have to write. Besides - there are always some alternatives to get for free. Information is not a portion of meat - you can't just sell that.

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