They make you laugh, don't they ... 99.99999% of Websites?
Well, they do me, anyway.
But, presenting their thoughts, isn't good enough ... THEY HAVE TO
"MAKE SOME MONEY!! So, there's the usual "Support Us" and/or
"Donate" Button (of course) ... but they also incorporate "AdChoices"
... a very popular (and in my view insidious) intrusion into
99.99999% of the Internet. What happens is that, if you click on an
AdChoice link, the owner of the Webpage is paid 1 penny or 1 cent by
AdChoices. (Just for someone clicking ... whether they take the
offered 'service' ... or not).
Here's typical example. This is part of an article entitled "Mass
Panic In Cyprus: The Banks Are Collapsing And ATMs Are Running Out
Of Money". The article is explaining HOW BAD things are in
And this situation, to me, causes hilarity ... see below. IN THE
MIDDLE OF THE ARTICLE DEPRECATING THE BANKS ... there's an Ad
Choices link OFFERING BANK ACCOUNTS! YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT UP!!!!!!
I run 4 Websites (that's 4 Domain Names, spread over 2 Hostings).
I'm an Old Age Pensioner.
There is no "Donate" button on any of those sites, and there is no
advertising (apart from links to my own book ... I think that's
fair?). AND THERE NEVER WILL BE WHILE I'M IN CHARGE ... BECAUSE
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO NEED FOR THEM.
It is possible to run a Website chockablock with articles, links
& information (even Items for Sale, with a Shopping Cart &
Checkout Mechanism) for a total of LESS THAN £20 PER YEAR (if
you go to the right places) (Of course, if you go to the
WRONG places ... which comprise 99% of the 'offers' ... you'll get
severely ripped off!).
(If you run a Website that offers a lot of audio or video files,
then you would need more space than £20 will pay for ... but a Forum
or Blog, etc. i.e. "information content only" can be run for the
I've done it ... FOUR times over ... without asking for a