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 Roguelazer on Tue 12th May 2009 17:47 UTC
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If you want me to view your ads, it would be helpful if they didn't require JavaScript... I have very little interest in adding a bunch of ad servers to my NoScript whitelist.

(Also, the giant animated Harley Davidson ad is both apropos of nothing and annoying. Animated ads can die in a fire.)

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RE: JavaScript
by Adam S on Tue 12th May 2009 17:52 in reply to "JavaScript"
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We're working on this. I'm hoping we can implement an iframe-based solution soon.

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RE: JavaScript
by andrex on Wed 13th May 2009 15:38 in reply to "JavaScript"
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Ditto that.

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