TEoF: Slashdot to introduce big ads, subscriptions. I'm surprised they're not doing the self-serve, low-cost ad thing. It's all the rage, and would go over like gangbusters on Slashdot. (My theory is that this idea works best on community-driven sites where people want to advertise to each other.) And the pay-a-fee-for-no-ads idea, of course, has some flaws in its logic (see, if I could do this, I would have linked to the second paragraph of that post). (People paying to publish without ads is not the same thing.)