I agree. I really don’t like ads, but I’m more than happy to see ads, even popups, on sites that I enjoy. Kuro5hin is one of them. Slashdot is another. The ads do not bother me, and I consider the content more than worthy of putting up with a few ads here and there….
Why I like ads, especially ads on Kuro5hin. The intention may be pure, but I think the attitude toward advertisements is just plain wrong. I like ads and I hope there are more of them. They’re a clean, crisp message because someone is paying for them. Furthermore, the ads I’ve bought on Kuro5hin for my new book ( Translucent Databases , wink wink) have drawn a very nice response and sold some books. Kuro5hin is the right audience and some of the buyers seemed happy they saw the ad. That’s why I agree with Tony the Tiger and say, “They’re geeerrraaaaattteee.” Let me explain. [kuro5hin.org]