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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Download speet capped
by Moredhas on Tue 12th May 2009 21:27 UTC
Moredhas
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2008-04-10

Well, my download speed is crippled at the moment (damned Australian ISPs), so I won't be disabling Adblock at the moment. At 64kbps, Adblock makes the difference of more than a whole minute in loading light texty pages like OSNews. When my download speed is uncapped (back to the glory of 10mbps! Yeah, the transition hurts...) I'll disable it on OSNews. Congrats, you're getting special treatment ;) . I'm using Windows at the moment, and I really don't trust any advertisers at all. No offense, but I don't actually know any of the admins of OSNews, so it means squat to me if you trust them.

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