Yes we have a new ad that appears at the bottom of the site and yes its taking up some real estate, sorry for that. We very much appreciate our regular donations and any donation made to the forum. Boss knows you all work hard and he'd love nothing more than you buying yourself new sharps or spend the money on your family or however you want. The reason for the ad, its potentially a way to generate steady revenue needed for the operational cost.
A note from me personally,
A great many give generously to the forum and its so very much appreciated
. There are times however when we ask for more support during certain months. It's a little awkward for me personally but I do understand. I guess we ( maybe just me ) expect to come here and enjoy like any website without cost to ourselves. Again maybe its just me
. I see the side bar with the monthly costs as well as the other relevant info. ( maybe its just me ) I figure that befalls the owner of the site right? I visit other sites and don't have to pay. I also, as many of you, experience ads popping up on those sites in addition to other pop ups inundating me while growing sites. Its nice to come here and not have that, until recently. I've always appreciated boss for not crowding this site with every possible ad or pop up. I know its come at an expense ( his pocket ).
If the ad brings a steady stream of reliable income to MTO then I will adjust to it. While my experience on the forum means having to dismiss the ad for each new refresh, its not so bad. I'm not getting anything terrible ad wise either, just a lot of Vegas and some life insurance stuff
. Yes the ad takes space and it would be great if it were somewhere less obvious but I am sure all that was considered.
I have enjoyed a level of freedom here on MTO without intrusive ads and without a lot of what other sites have. I don't purposefully visit certain sites cause I have to agree to this and dismiss that just to see the rest of the page
. In my 8 years here I always enjoyed coming on and not having to dismiss anything or agree to this or that. Its been great BUT its come at a cost. Our site runs well and we post a lot of pictures. I don't know all the tech stuff behind what it takes to run a site but I know part of it is money. I feel very thankful over the years to be able to enjoy this site easily. Yeah we have ads but as Nix shows they are off to the side. This one is smack dab at the bottom and its notable till you disable.
I'd ask that we try to adjust to the ad and let's see if benefits the MTO operational fund. Who knows it may not and in that case it may not be "worth" it being around
. What I can say is the boss is always putting us first so believe me when I say this ad was not spur of the moment or meant to distract from the MTO browsing experience. Yes its a change that may be beneficial and we'll have to make a IMO a small adjustment for the good of the site.
In the time it took me to type this the ad has not reappeared after dismissing it. I even waited a little while and its still not reappeared. I went and made lunch then took out my trash cans to the street and its still not reappeared. Not bad actually
I would again ask that everyone do their best to adjust to the ad for now, please. We've all have had to make adjustments I know, its "another thing", its gets annoying. It starts to become a series of adjustment when all we want is "back to normal". Not sure how it looks on the mobile site as I use my desk top. I hope its as easy to dismiss as it is for me.
Thank you very much.