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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How much do you need?
by WorknMan on Tue 12th May 2009 19:07 UTC
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Sorry, but I cannot and will not consume ads in any capacity, to the degree that I have any control over it. Hell, I don't even subscribe to cable.

That being said, if you guys were to put up something that states how much you need, and how much a reader would need to donate so that you can pay your expenses, based on how many subscribers you have (or whatever), I'd probably pitch in, depending on how much you need.

I mean, I wouldn't pay $20 a year, but I might pitch in a dollar or two anually. On the other hand, I might be persuaded to throw in $10 if you guys added the ability to filter by topic, or at the very least, drop the 'page 2' bullshit.

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RE: How much do you need?
by Dirge on Tue 12th May 2009 19:17 in reply to "How much do you need?"
Dirge Member since:
2005-07-14

personally I enjoy Page 2 and wish it linked to more stories.

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RE: How much do you need?
by Adam S on Tue 12th May 2009 19:21 in reply to "How much do you need?"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

One of your top two gripes is the page 2 box's existance?

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RE[2]: How much do you need?
by Spellcheck on Tue 12th May 2009 19:49 in reply to "RE: How much do you need?"
Spellcheck Member since:
2007-01-20

Page 2 _is_ a peeve of several of us. The separation is ridiculously arbitrary for casual readers: discussion possibility and incident of interesting material aren't much different between the two sets of articles, only the article writeup length (or perhaps effort).

Maybe it makes sense to editors, but not to readers. It just means more feeds to shuffle or pages to check.

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