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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Fire Eugenia
by twm_bucket on Tue 12th May 2009 20:15 UTC
twm_bucket
Member since:
2008-10-09

Seriously, I know a group of several hundred people who would visit this site the instant she is gone.

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RE: Fire Eugenia
by Quag7 on Wed 13th May 2009 02:25 in reply to "Fire Eugenia"
Quag7 Member since:
2005-07-28

Personally I wish she did more. I love watching her make people have seizures. Even when I disagree with her, I respect her having really firm opinions.

Adds a little hotsauce to what can sometimes be a kind of bland subject.

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RE: Fire Eugenia
by kragil on Wed 13th May 2009 09:39 in reply to "Fire Eugenia"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

I miss her rants about operating systems. She is cool. But now Thom is more or less the replacement. The things he now writes are very Eugenia-espe. (The OS stuff, I am not talking about religilous sci-fi)

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RE[2]: Fire Eugenia
by nicoladagostino on Wed 13th May 2009 13:30 in reply to "RE: Fire Eugenia"
nicoladagostino Member since:
2006-08-11

I'd like to add my appreciation for Thom's great work so far. OSNews is not my main source of news but his professionalism and dedication are the reason I read the sit and its feed.

nda

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RE: Fire Eugenia
by Soulbender on Wed 13th May 2009 10:26 in reply to "Fire Eugenia"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I doubt you know "several hundred people" who would leave the site if she did.
Also, requesting that she is fired is lame. I often don't agree with her but not even I would be as lame as to request that.

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RE: Fire Eugenia
by Soulbender on Wed 13th May 2009 10:26 in reply to "Fire Eugenia"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I doubt you know "several hundred people" who would leave the site if she did.
Also, requesting that she is fired is lame. I often don't agree with her but not even I would be as lame as to request that.

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