I don't want IE to block them because then if I want something to work, like a GIF or animated JPEG it doesn't.
Why you'd ever want either of those things is beyond me, but I guess that's reasonable. Pop-up blockers can screw up certain websites.
And I don't want to learn Firefox or any other the other programs because I'm sick of bothering to learn something new that gets updated and changed all the time.
Wha?! This is a webbrowser we're talking about, it's not some fucking CAD program with a 2000 page manual. There's a forward button, a back button, and some other standard features. The rest of it can be safely ignored (at least with Opera or Firefox it can, with IE you'll end up knee deep in mal-ware if you don't put some safeguards in place... or at least that was the case the last time I used IE, maybe things have changed).
Honestly, there's no reason not to install Opera or Firefox. Both are free, both take literally seconds to download and install (minutes if you're on a modem), both will function better than IE immediately after install, and neither is so feature heavy that you might somehow become confused by them.
But just make it a subscription site & people will pay you.
Free rules the web, man. Gaming news isn't something most people will pay for. Sure, all those who are active in the community might, but all the anons that visit the site but don't comment almost certainly won't be able to justify even a nominal fee.
I eat pasta!