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Shameless ! Will they guarantee non malicious adds? What do they expect from us? To make ourselves vulnerable just because their "precious content".
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I don't know, would LinusTechTips be a "lower tier producer"?

On Vessel, yes, since not as many people signed up for the subscription service using his referral code.

EDIT: Kind of crazy how they were paying a $50 CPM plus 40% sub fee cut.
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On Vessel, yes, since not as many people signed up for the subscription service using his referral code.

EDIT: Kind of crazy how they were paying a $50 CPM plus 40% sub fee cut.

Linus is pretty much the only reason I use the site.
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Linus is pretty much the only reason I use the site.

He puts out some nice videos for the need-it-simplified crowd, but you yourself only using Vessel for LTT vids doesn't make what I said invalid.

Anyway, I think we're getting a little off-topic. The facts are that these tech websites (or any website in general) needs to find a new revenue stream if the majority of their users are using adblock. Moving to a paywalled service is one method of securing new revenue.
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He puts out some nice videos for the need-it-simplified crowd, but you yourself only using Vessel for LTT vids doesn't make what I said invalid.

Anyway, I think we're getting a little off-topic. The facts are that these tech websites (or any website in general) needs to find a new revenue stream if the majority of their users are using adblock. Moving to a paywalled service is one method of securing new revenue.

The LTT forum has that nice donation system. May not be sufficient enough to pay for everything but it is a start without killing the site.
post #266 of 397
and if a site like LTT can make it, then most can, on a donation system
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and if a site like LTT can make it, then most can, on a donation system


Not necessarily, I think that has little to do with the site itself and more to do with what Linus has done with the channel. Say what you will about the mans technical knowledge, but in my estimations his channel is a great deal better than the majority. His marketing tact on a consumer to consumer basis works a lot better than most others, who tend to focus on the finer details, whilst not really knowing what they are talking about. More consumers can relate to the former.
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post #268 of 397
I'm an animator who makes a living due to ads on youtube with ads, and as far as i know the ads on youtube are far tamer and won't give you malware like a lot of sites (including wired). That being said i don't like ads either and if my patreon keeps going well i hope one day to run my site/youtube without any ads.
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post #269 of 397
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I have ad blocker installed, but almost always have it disabled. I only use it when some ad is misbehaving on certain sites, and I will enable ad blocking only for that site. It's the fair and considerate thing to do.

you are so noble
post #270 of 397
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and if a site like LTT can make it, then most can, on a donation system

Hell Wikipedia has 0 ads and manages just fine on donations.

As you mentioned before, the sites whining about adblocking killing their revenue stream are mostly small sites that are unrealistic about their funding expectations. I'm gonna go a step further and say the whining sties are mostly worthless clickbait/repost sites that provide very little added value anyway, thus no big loss if they cease operations.
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