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 Dirge on Tue 12th May 2009 17:55 UTC
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Maybe you can encourage contributions to the site. Personally I would like to see contributors exposed to less advertising.

How about adding an unobtrusive link for donations and giving some form of recognition to contributors. Maybe a custom avatar or a star next to their name for symbolic recognition. Maybe add a contributors page or some other way of recognising them.... you decide what works for the site.

I love OS news and really don't want to see it disappear any time soon. But I doubt I will stop blocking adds.

Edited 2009-05-12 18:11 UTC

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