Linked by David Adams on Tue 12th May 2009 16:43 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes As you may know, the global economic depression has hit the media hard, due in large part to the fact that ad rates are in the toilet. OSNews is in the same boat. Despite the fact that we still have good advertisers, our income from advertising this year will only be a fraction of what it was last year. We probably won't make enough to cover our costs. Other news sites, as they've seen revenue decrease, have responded with more, and more intrusive, advertising. We don' t want to do that. We feel we have a covenant with our readers. If you'll be respectful of our need to run ads, we'll be respectful of your need to read the site without having ads shoved down your throat. Please read on, for more discussion of our ad "covenant," and a plea for help, including a plea to all Adblock users to please unblock OSNews.
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Adblock Plus
by Erunno on Tue 12th May 2009 16:58 UTC
Erunno
Member since:
2007-06-22

Actually, by default Adblock Plus is a black-listing solution and doesn't block advertisement at all. It's only if you subscribe to one of the lists (e.g. EasyList) that you'll have to white-list sites instead.

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RE: Adblock Plus
by David on Tue 12th May 2009 17:03 in reply to "Adblock Plus"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

I stand corrected. But I would assume that most people install Adblock with one of the standard blacklists, because using Adblock "raw" and trying to block the servers of intrusive ads one by one is a bit like whack-a-mole.

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RE: Adblock Plus
by Erunno on Tue 12th May 2009 17:19 in reply to "Adblock Plus"
Erunno Member since:
2007-06-22

Forgot to mention: White-listed ;)

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