You mean too soon after the debacle months ago where without warning BB suddenly instituted a script enforced turn offf your script/ad blockers or pay 5 cents per page load (including reloads) and be tracked by signing into Google policy?
The question to my mind is can an add-free subscription pay the bills? How much would it cost to implement and how much are we each worth to BB based on advertising revenue. I have to think we are worth far less than the 5 cents a page BB started charging before rescinding the new policy, also without notice. And, of course, organic advertorials like affiliate links to Amazon and others would remain, as, likely, would BoingBoing Store, in the “ad-free” feed. A subscription model that just douses the 3d party networks wouldn’t necessarily have to charge that much per month to be a valid source of revenue, especially given that the people likely to pay for it are probably already using script blockers to one degree or another. But I feel like it’s one of those things everyone talks about being a good idea but few people actually sign up for.
As much as I think BB explaining about the nitty gritty of running BB as a business would be fascinating - it’s what they used to do when covering other tech business - BB management is pretty sensitive about issues regarding their own revenue. There could be all sorts of things I don’t know in play, too. I wouldn’t be surprised if some ad networks prohibit customers from having an optional ad-free subscription model - it’s just speculation on my part, but I think there could be a lot of factors that could make the superficial feasibility of a subscription model infeasible in reality.