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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by TheIdiotThatIsMe on Tue 12th May 2009 17:42 UTC
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I've never had a problem with the ads on this site. It's one of the reasons I love this site. They're there, but they don't interrupt me. I've always prefered light text ads and small or banner non-animated ads. I can't say I'd be too terribly thrilled about anything that "auto expands" itself, although I may be misunderstanding that.

Frankly, I don't use any kind of ad blocking software. I value a website who respects their readers, and I respect the owner of the site to put upon the site ads for revenue. However, if a site becomes so heavily overdone in ads, instead of blocking them, I completely stop visiting the site. I'd rather spend my time elsewhere where I can go straight to what I need in a nice streamlined manner, than have to click an ad off that's hovering over what I want to read.

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