"in-text" ads are horrible
Posted Sep 4, 2007 21:56 UTC (Tue) by mikov
Parent article: LWN advertising update
This is just another me too post, in case you need something like an informal readership poll.
I consider "in text" ads extremely annoying and, as others have said, it would decrease the greatness of the site. Please, consider not doing it.
Truth be said, LWN is way too valuable, so I suspect that "guests" who read it will probably continue to do so regardless of the horrible ugly ads, and some might even get annoyed enough to subscribe, but I am not sure this is a good strategy.
On the other hand, regular, clearly visible ads, don't bother me, as long as they don't slow down my browsing. I wouldn't mind terribly seeing them even as subscriber.
I would point to ArsTechnica as an example of a site with ads which is OK. (Their page layout is not great though - I much prefer LWN's, which resizes with my browser)
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