So I’m good with that, but before I start offering solutions with zero understanding of effort to make them happen, let me ask a bunch of questions and ask for feasibility, threats or concerns from those who know what’s up, and others who have concerns about the subject at this point.
- Is it possible to have a native opt-out that doesn’t require an ********* to be downloaded?
- What do people think about the ads in general? Are the concerns you have about big, undemocratic paychecks hyperbole SA? Are you concerned that the money could cause decisions to be pushed that are revenue minded rather than community-minded? That it is unfair? (and I mean you do you, sir, but if you could answer this with consideration for how insulting it may feel when there is passive aggression involved, it would prolly be more conducive to the end goal)
- Micro, what’s the concern about a donate to opt-out of ads model?
- What are the wildest hopes and dreams of those involved here? Like what is the happiest of happy paths for the ad revenue?
Let’s start there.
I’ll go first, IDGAF about anyone getting paid out of this. I like the Coup Crew, and appreciate what they did and am fucking glad they did it, TBH, and if they get stupid rich somehow from ads, great. If other people do also, that’s cool too. I am not going to do shit to get on the payrolll, so as long as they don’t fuck up my experience here by making dumb rules to maximize profits or some shit, go for it. My biggest concern for the site, to be frank, is that it’s not going to be interesting enough to hang out much or attract new users if we don’t have some different opinions. I’m not talking the JVs and Jdocks, but fuck dude. The Trump admin just announced torching Flores, and I can’t even go and say I told you so to the people who were saying that they didn’t want to detain kids but had to because of the Obama policy or whatever. Like I can only, literally preach to the choir here. Micro is getting his fix at 2p2, and this thread is a stand-in for the other drama.
I mean seriously. The “not worth it” isn’t about $7, it’s really that it is not worth getting fucking choked up over this topic. Let’s lighten the mood up a bit. Y’all hear about the Amazon rain forest?