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]: Survial of the fittest
by hollovoid on Wed 13th May 2009 03:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Survial of the fittest"
hollovoid
Member since:
2005-09-21

I would buy a t-shirt if offered.

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RE[3]: Survial of the fittest
by IvoLimmen on Wed 13th May 2009 05:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Survial of the fittest"
IvoLimmen Member since:
2005-07-06

Me too! Maybe they should do a poll to see how people would be stimulated to donate and/or pay.

What would you like us to do?
[ ] Have a bunch of t-shirts up for sale!
[ ] Have us use intrusive well paying ads (flash)
[ ] Have us use more less-intrusive less-paying ads (no flash)
[ ] Have a Donate-to-us button on the site
[ ] ...

Does anyone have some nice idea's?

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