I mean what are the odds that I would see the same board add as Boardsmith. I dont search for boards. OR I would see a add about symptoms and some weird comic guy? Like I saw on a screen shot from another member??
I also think the placement is terrible. If it was a single banner add on top of each page, and not directly in my post. Like something I added. It might take a little of the sting out of this. But these are very intrusive and really screwed that they are adds to other sellers of the exact same products and services we PAY to offer here.
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I'm certain it will be fixed, it's not worth the ad revenue if vendors are going to leave because of it. I just don't know fast it will be fixed.
I am not trying to stir the pot but for context and perspective of the negative reaction, this was an exchange that took place when the transfer of ownership took place:
Just wanted to say I support add removal. Between add block and membership status I never see any adverts here or anywhere else. Maybe the wild west cheep free content days are almost over, but I would never use a website that looks as terrible as those screen shots....am I spoiled?
I can say that my friends who stream on twitch or youtube tell me you need 100,000+ daily unique views to pay the bills off adverts alone. I can't imagine this is worth losing a fight over. But its also a new business venture for Austin and, giving him a day to run the numbers and realize that seems fair.