- May 7, 2010
I suggested this to the editor, the last time she begged us all to stop using Adblocking.
She wasn’t mad on the idea of subscription, reading between the lines, funding via SPAM is more lucrative.
I’m feeling my blood pressure increase just discussing it. What particularly boils my pi55 is the lies that go along with it - ( to fund the forum etc ) . What it really amounts to, is that this forum is just a vehicle, a bus if you will to get a reasonable number of people in the same space, so they can be hit by adverts. The forum is just a business in this sense, although if you have a look on Comp house, not a very lucrative one.
You could take a similar view with all media, every newspaper or magazine, tv, the internet and so on, they are all somewhere between subsidising themselves and being purely a vehicle for carrying adverts that provides a service to pull punters in, other than paying we don't really have any other way to subsidise 'free' services.
Personally I can live with 'free' services having advertising, what gets me is paying for a service and getting the adverts anyway.