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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RE[2]: Survial of the fittest
by Dirge on Tue 12th May 2009 18:25 UTC in reply to "RE: Survial of the fittest"
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The gear you see from cafe press such as mugs and t-shirts look gimmicky. I wouldn't be encouraged to purchase such things.

I would prefer to make small donations on an annual basis. Alternatively I might buy a more valuable item such as a book or CD if it directly supported the site.

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