This is almost funny.
The "free site", with "open source" engine costs money if you don't want to be annoyed (he said they'll be adding bigger ads, prolly within the stories).
You know, the site where the users submit the stories, and the admin's job is to select the best ones? Yeah, money to not be annoyed.
What about the users that put a lot of time and effort and are consistant submitters (jeffy124 knows what I'm talking about)? Jack crap, pay like the rest of them!
You post a lot of messages to help out the conversation at slashdot, whatcha get? Well, a "Get a Life" from michael, then pay to not be annoyed.
You won't be seeing me submitting news to slashdot anymore. What credit do I get? A little HOF entry, whoop-de-do.