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Does visiting the CS site support it's current operators?
Posted February 27th, 2013 - 6:00 pm by from Montgomery, United States (Permalink)
I saw a thread about someone only visiting the to check the group msg board, and that made me wonder. Should we try to take all of our activities away from the CS site? My thinking is that any visits or activity on the site bolsters there numbers. Thoughts?

Posted February 27th, 2013 - 6:08 pm by from Perugia, Italy (Permalink)
It does make sense to me.
It is always the same.. Imagine a war and nobody goes... Imagine a system of taxation, oppression, coercion etc, and nobody participates...
I have not yet deleted my account (I can't host right now so I haven't yet updated my profile over at BW) but I do think if every single one in this group would do it... it would be positive, to say the least...
At least, that's what my stomach tells me.

Posted February 27th, 2013 - 6:22 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
Adding my view and extra clicks: Anyone paying CS, for clicks or whatever else, deserves to be ripped off. Transparency created here through our posts is more likely to help our cause than to hurt it.

Posted February 28th, 2013 - 12:48 am from Padova, Italy
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Posted February 28th, 2013 - 11:14 pm from Padova, Italy
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Posted March 3rd, 2013 - 12:19 pm from Rockchapel, Ireland (Republic of)
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Posted March 3rd, 2013 - 12:36 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
You'd be surprised how many people are still volunteering their time and energy, even now that the nature of this business is out in the open for all (who want) to see.

Posted March 5th, 2013 - 12:48 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
More than the clicks, what brings C$ the money is the analysis of your web behaviour. They use trackers to analyze what you have been doing before and after (and of course during) your visit to C$.
Once I was looking (I was just curious) for hosts in Greenland, then I went to sleep. On the morning, I opened the computer, I began to read the newspaper, and guess what about was the advertising... YES, flights to Greenland!

YOU CAN BLOCK THE TRACKERS with some add-ons for your browser. So you block the big business of C$ and other and you get rid of the advertising and other annoyances. I use Ghostery:
http://www.ghostery.com
It works pretty well.