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From: "Positive Atheism" <editor@positiveatheism.org>
To: "Secular Singles"
Subject: Re: Can I advertise on your site?
Date: January 06, 2002 9:58 AM

I hope you weren't thinking [amount removed] per page, as we have 3,200 pages! And I certainly hope you weren't expecting me to place a banner on each of 3,200 pages for [amount removed]!

Actually, I loathe commercialism so much that I'd shut this thing down before I'd accept a single advertisement (no pun intended). That's my current opinion, and I've only botched this policy once in over six years.

Besides, the moment I accept an ad, I'd have to remove perhaps one-fifth of the material I am now allowed to post for being commercial-free.

But the most important reason (the real reason) is that I loathe advertising, and would remove it entirely from my life except that I gotta call the phone company and there are these things called billboards and I do ride the bus.

I realize the web site suffers immensely: Oh, well! I'm not going to play that game! I'm not going to hustle my atheism. Not no how, not no way. I'll get what I get from sales of the magazine subscription, and I'll attract readers and visitors based upon the quality of the product that I put out. If that doesn't cut it, then there aren't any readers out there whom I want as an audience. I certainly don't want, as an audience, people who need advertising to be told what to do.

Cliff Walker
Positive Atheism Magazine
Six years of service to
     people with no reason to believe

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