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  • MetalGeek
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    I use AdBlock and Ghostery however, I do unblock those news/tech sites that I frequent regularly if I don't own a subscription. While I loath Internet advertising I'm not naive enough to think I can wholesale block it everywhere and not have an impact to those sites I'm accessing. I read Phoronix without a premium membership and if I want to keep it that way I let the adverts through. I do agree with the suggestion that if you detect an adblock or the like, have a popup reminding those viewers to unblock the site. I use multiple browsers across multiple machines across multiple OS installs so I forget to whitelist the site sometimes.

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  • chrisb
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    Originally posted by MrTheSoulz View Post
    can we have a notification when using adblock?
    like ask us to disable it on this domain to support the website, alot of ppl forget to disable it simply buase they have it on all the time like me, the internet is full of annoying ads but as long as the ads displayed ion here arent those intrusive ads i will glady disable adblock to support you.
    To be honest, the ads here suck: dating sites (mainly this), credit cards, cell carriers and other services that I have no interest in. It's way too generic. You might think that on a Linux related site the ads would actually have some relevance to Linux users. I don't know exactly what would tempt me to click those ads, but maybe a good start would be ads from companies that actually make stuff for Linux, or hardware that I might buy.

    Disclaimer: it could just be me.

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  • Serafean
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    Originally posted by MrTheSoulz View Post
    can we have a notification when using adblock?
    like ask us to disable it on this domain to support the website, alot of ppl forget to disable it simply buase they have it on all the time like me, the internet is full of annoying ads but as long as the ads displayed ion here arent those intrusive ads i will glady disable adblock to support you.
    No! The only thing more annoying than ads themselves is this. AFAIK adblock supports a whitelist, use it! (I do not use firefox, so I just checked : that feature exists and works)

    Serafean

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  • triune
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    Seriously, no Phoronix G+ page/community?

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  • AnonymousCoward
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    Originally posted by ChemicalBrother View Post
    It's not really a Linux (only) site. Also the German version is still up and running.
    Finally, the moment has come, where it is useful to be a german linux user.

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
    Hey why not invite the H writers to contribute to phoronix articles?
    Because they're liking looking to be paid and so it really wouldn't be feasible.

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  • schmidtbag
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    Hey why not invite the H writers to contribute to phoronix articles?

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  • ChemicalBrother
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    It's not really a Linux (only) site. Also the German version is still up and running.

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  • MrTheSoulz
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    Adds

    can we have a notification when using adblock?
    like ask us to disable it on this domain to support the website, alot of ppl forget to disable it simply buase they have it on all the time like me, the internet is full of annoying ads but as long as the ads displayed ion here arent those intrusive ads i will glady disable adblock to support you.

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  • glasen
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    Originally posted by birdie View Post
    It's a very sad day. They created very high quality content. Damn.
    You can always try to learn german and read the original german articles:

    Alles zum Thema Linux und Open Source - auf heise.de finden Sie die aktuellsten News, hilfreiche Ratgeber und n├╝tzliche Tipps

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