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Journal: Disable "Disable Advertising?"

Journal by Michael O-P
So, recently I noticed a checkbox in the upper right part of my screen labeled "Disable Advertising" and the text box going on to explain:

"As our way of thanking you for your positive contributions to Slashdot, you are eligible to disable advertising."

Now I certainly appreciate the gesture, but I have problems with this in a couple of ways:

  1. I haven't made many positive contributions to Slashdot. I comment rarely, and of my few submissions, none have been accepted. Maybe being positive means I keep my mouth shut.
  2. The only way they have to thank me is to keep the site operating. Since I'm too cheap to pony up for a subscription, paying slight attention to ads helps me feel like I'm contributing (albeit barely) to the ongoing subsistence of this site. Heck, I've even clicked through a few times over the years.

To that end, I actually want the advertisements. Is there a way to re-enable them? Craziness, I know, but, believe it or not, Slashdot has served me well over the years, expanding my knowledge, broadening my perspective, and just entertaining me.

Civilization, as we know it, will end sometime this evening. See SYSNOTE tomorrow for more information.

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