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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Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Wed 13th May 2009 03:17 UTC
kaiwai
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2005-07-06

I never use adblock or flash blocker unless I am using my mobile broadband - to save my bandwidth allowance and reduce download times.

OSNews.com is probably better than most sites given that there is the cringe I experience when I read through such slashdot, neowin and other rags (filled with intellectual pygmies) - I come back to OSNews and find that at least there is a level of discourse which is worth participating in.

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