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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My two cents
by fluxy on Tue 12th May 2009 21:41 UTC
fluxy
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2008-01-30

I use neither AdBlock nor NoScript because for me that's part of the web experience. If I find things overly intrusive, I won't come again, the web's quite vast. If I really need the site, I might bear with it temporarily (using remove anything extension).

Sometimes I do find ads interesting, though not often, due to my geo-location, and somehow I do wish there were better targetted ads for me - who knows I might actually find something useful (isn't it what surfing is about?).

As for subscription, I honestly wouldn't mind to pay to view OSNews (depends on how much) although I am not really in a position to do so, being a student on a tight budget. When I get a job I don't see why this would be a problem, after all ain't I here time and again 'cause I love it?

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