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]: Enough of this...
by StephenBeDoper on Tue 12th May 2009 20:48 UTC in reply to "RE: Enough of this..."
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Enough of this? The one post was too much for you?

There was bound to be at least one. Perhaps I'm just getting too cynical, but the first thought that occurred to me while reading the article was "how long will it take before some armchair webmaster starts whining self-righteously in the comments?"

Maybe he'd be happier over at ArsTechnica, where blocking ads is grounds for account deletion (even for paying subscribers). Which I feel obligated to point out, having posted a few unfavourable comparisons between OSNews and Ars in the past.

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