You seem to have an idealistic view of an Internet without advertising.
It'd be nice, but it'd be like TV without ads, you'd have to pay to be a member to great forums such as these if donations couldn't keep up with the costs associated with the site, like you said the Internet would be greatly changed from what we currently see.
You're a member, so you're not even seeing ads anymore. What's the problem? No one is asking anyone to click on an ad, or even view them. Only if and when there is relevant information and a reader is interested in more information should they click an ad. Interesting how you started the topic praising new banner ads we were testing, but got negative when it turns to Google ads. I can't resolve any issues you have with Google. Perhaps you can take it up with them.
I'm not going to debate advertising policies of this site with you, and this topic has strayed far off course. I'm very close to closing it, but I'll give you a last chance to respond.
P.S. I fixed the title editing problem.
Sorry I'm not here to debate the ad system either. Just want to clarify, I appreciate
your views on how the adds don't appear for members.
Actually I liked the adds at the top (not the googles ones), it looked clean and neat, it's when Google adds are posted in in people posts that I find annoying, something that has absolutely nothing to do with this site as I have never seen it here. I was complaining about other sites in the suggestions topic for this site, don't ask something I think I'm going crazy as well.
I thought both worked here, donations to the helpers as well as donations to the site which ever one pleased. Never knew we were independently funded by adds.
I was just getting off topic as I usually do, google adds, I just find them boring.
....There I go again.
Thanx for allowing us to fix the titles again
Keep up the good work with the site, you continue to do a great job of changing the site in new and more interesting ways, like the profiles now, more customizable and fun to use
Edited by james_8970, 11 June 2007 - 02:53 PM.