at this stage I really just don't have any patience for any of the arguments about whether or not adblocking is "ethical."
I'm going to block as many ads as I can. No, you can't stop me. No, if you try, I'll just leave and use some other website. No, it's not theft. No, I don't give a shit. Get off my lawn.
I literally could not possibly care less if adblocking kills your website. Good fucking riddance, honestly. I really, really do not care who you are or how wholesome your goals are - if you rely on ad revenue to stay alive, you're already dead sooner or later anyway, and it's not my job to care. Find another way to fund your operations.
I also won't pay subscriptions, because I can't afford them. That's fine - if you can make the subscription model work, then good for you; what I can and can't afford is on me. However, somehow, I suspect that the "threat" of pushing subscription-based models as an undesirable endgame is really more of a plea to get us to bail you out of going there, because you know it won't work.
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