Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Jul 2007 11:07 UTC
Bugs & Viruses A lot of people have been emailing us about an issue we are having with one of our ads taking over OSNews. Thank you all for emailing us, the information provided is of good use to us. We are currently working on the problem, and will let you know once it has been fixed. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience. Update by DA: I think that I've tracked down the offender. Read more for details Update 2: This time I think we really fixed it.
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RE[3]: Huh?
by CharAznable on Mon 30th Jul 2007 19:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Huh?"
CharAznable
Member since:
2005-07-06

Right, because Eugenia and Thom not only have to work for free, but they have to pay for bandwith out of their own pockets. A site like OS News wouldn't last 5 minutes on a free host without exceeding bandwith limits. Moreover, if your sites had the hits that OS News gets, you'd be getting ads too, or charging for subscriptions.

As far as ads are concerned, I use adblock but don't actually use Filterset.g or other lists like that that pretty much block everything remotely resembling an ad. I "train" my filter over time so that the most annoying stuff gets killed, but more benign, nonintrusive ads remain. It works pretty well. Browsing on Linux also helps with Trojans and stuff.

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RE[4]: Huh?
by XemonerdX on Tue 31st Jul 2007 10:37 in reply to "RE[3]: Huh?"
XemonerdX Member since:
2005-07-03

Right, because Eugenia and Thom not only have to work for free, but they have to pay for bandwith out of their own pockets.

David Adams himself implies bandwidth & server costs are taken care of by the revenue and even that part of the revenue is put aside for other things related to OSNews:
"Revenues from our advertising efforts go to our rather substantial monthly dedicated server rental, bandwidth, and system maintenance costs, as well as providing a budget for covering OSNews' staff expenses, including the occasional new laptop, various important gadgets and other office supplies, and travel to the occasional tradeshow or event, and every once in a while, travel costs of meeting with each other in person."
Ofcourse it is possible the teams still pay for OSNews' bandwidth out of their own pockets, but unless they come forward stating so, I see little evidence to support your claim.

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