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-arrange the webpage
by Envying1 on Wed 24th Mar 2010 22:55 UTC
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I just read the post, was not sure if somebody already mentioned this.

There is a popular way to collect some money by asking hobbist to donate money for open source programmer through Paypal.

I think if the website can provide a hidden ad frame or tab w/o showing what ads in there at the beginning but with a button for readers to expand it if readers consider the publisher is doing a great job, they should be able to donate their clicking on hidden-expandable ads. This might be a better way to sponsor the publisher w/o ruining the reading experience.

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