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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I don't block in the first place.
by jrronimo on Tue 12th May 2009 23:59 UTC
jrronimo
Member since:
2006-02-28

I don't usually block ads. For one, I use Opera and their content-blocker is pretty low-feature, but for two, I don't want to deprive you of cash.

If it's a site I don't care about (msnbc.com) and an ad I hate (those ads that have the woman comparing her belly before and after *shudder*) I will not hesitate to block that specific ad. Hopefully, my behaviour in a very little way encourages ad-people NOT to serve those ads.

But around here, I've never been bothered by the ads because you don't run bothersome ads. So I'll keep not blocking ads here. ;)

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