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Old 11-05-2004, 03:25 PM   #1
anacOndazz
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Angry micro$oft again....


2 all LINUX fans,


We urge our fans to boycott LINUXTODAY.COM. LINUXTODAY.COM is currently sponsored by Microsoft Corporation and displays sponsored anti-Linux content on its web site. We consider this practice immoral and hypocritical for a web site that acts as a Linux advocacy resource.
PLEASE DO NOT VISIT LINUXTODAY.COM.


LONG LIVE LINUX
 
Old 11-05-2004, 03:29 PM   #2
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Please do not post threads telling our members to boycott perfectly legal sites. Just because you disagree with a site's policy in no way lessens that site's impact on the community. Microsoft pays for the ads and so are indirectly funding the community.

We have had several of these in the last day and the response is always the same: if you don't like something on a website, tell that site's webmaster/owner not us.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 03:34 PM   #3
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Cool

i just did it , so relax.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 04:15 PM   #4
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And I have reported the post and it will be closed. And so I am perfectly relaxed.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 06:12 PM   #5
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Well the add was there when I visited, but some of our Linux buddies do get revenue from people clicking on add's displayed by "doubleclick.net", they (doubleclick.net) then bill the advertizer on a per click amount.

As it is a pay per click system, if every time any one saw an M$ add on a Linux freindly page clicked it, M$ would pay and our linux buddy would get much of what M$ payed, less doubleclick.net's share.

So M$ would sponsor linux web site but only if the add is clicked.
 
Old 11-05-2004, 08:57 PM   #6
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FWIW, most sites don't have any control over the content that's displayed in the banners.

Also, please try to select the appropriate Forum for your posts and note that telling the mods to relax is probably not the wisest move either...

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