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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Invincible Cow
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2006-06-24

It's the same for me. I used to view the ads on osnews. And then some of them started to become flash ads or blinking ads. As a result I blocked it.

If I get a promise there will never be flash ads or blinking ads I will unblock it.

Edit: I unblocked it to see what was there now, and there was actually an rather javascript-heavy ad. That's just totally unacceptable as well. There is no reason for such nonsense. The next ad was a scrolling flash ad. Result: blocked ads again.

Edited 2009-05-13 18:32 UTC

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