Re: RFS: stripclub - Online Comic Reader/Archiver
Nicolas Kratz wrote:
Point made. While I, personally, don't feel any regret (I've been a
Premium Keenspot member for two years, have every Sluggy book). I'll be
sticking a splash screen into the next build saying just that. Perhaps I
should move the "Per-comic donation links" todo item up in my list. A
"store" link sounds like a good idea too. One reason I've not done this
already is my lack of knowledge of any "standard" way to have a Linux
system spawn a webbrowser with the URL. Coding for specific browsers is
an option, but is there an easier way?
Ahem. You DO know that tools like this one are actively damaging online
Most of them are getting a fair share of their revenue from ad sales,
which stripclub, komics etc. pp. are bypassing, or merchandise, which
the user of stripclub will not know about since s/he is never visiting
the site. This is a recurring theme, last seen on the UF board.
I'm not saying that this should not be packaged. There may be users who
can't get their daily fix otherwise. But I think they should be damn
well aware what they are doing. If that means plastering a warning
across a splash/nag screen, amen. The rest of us, please support online
comics. I for myself want them to stay.