Regarding the experimental advertising I'm trying out:
I'm pretty confident most would rather me attempt to try different options to see what works best (advertising wise) than charge a fee for people to be a member here (turn it into a pay site). I'm sorry you don't like it but if it's causing anyone distress then I truly hope you find an alternative site that gives you everything that you want. I could go on but I've already stated my thoughts on this word-tired for the past few days..
Have a great night!
And an update: A supportive member placed up a very kind forum posting in support of what it takes to run this site, the posting was of course well on its way by a few to turning into a means to gripe about the ads (although the meaning behind the post was very kind and much appreciated)
Here is my response regarding Advertising Links Etc:
Thanks so much for your understanding and support Isidorus! Whether people like it or not experimenting with what works best is what I have to do right now in order to assert what works best. I appreciate all the support I get from those who understand that this site is very time intensive (40+ hours a week) and it's also costly as well and the support from those who understand that the site is free for members yet, not free for me. I truly appreciate your post!
To address a few other things I've read in this discussion: If some cannot understand that this site is not by a long stretch of the imagination free for me, not in time nor expense and if someone truly doesn't like the experience here then no one is forcing anyone to stay.
I give everyone their say but this has already been covered numerous times, until I find the best fit for alternative ads, I will continue to explore the options, which I have a right to do since I pay all the expenses for the site every month and invest countless hours into it as well. If anyone finds that "unfair" of their free experience here then I welcome you to start your own site and make it how ever you wish to have it so you will be happy with your online experience and I mean that sincerely.
I will be closing this thread as it will only turn into what it was not intended to be, though I sincerely appreciate the kindness that went into it's creation :)Have a beautiful Friday!
And here's some of the comments from the other blog that I just addressed but the blogger has to approve them so, I'm just going to add them here...
My Last Responses:
Thanks Sat, I appreciate your understanding and I hope most understand that I have to test programs to see if they work properly, some were ok, others were not.
To Ada & Yarom > Last night, I went through all the ads being served over 400 and disabled them all and changed it to approval only. You see, I cannot know what something does until it's running, does that make sense to you? I hope so because I'm growing very tired of your constant attempts to stir issues. YES, there are ads, YES, they will remain and UNLESS I try something out I will NOT know how they interact on the site. Make sense? I really hope so. I closed your thread as it was nothing more than you attempting to drag the ad issue into the forum so people would start going off about it (I'm really not naive to motives I assure you), I asked you to submit a report (like everyone else has to do) and I went in and addressed the issue (see info above no need to be redundant). I'm probably on this site more than anyone and I assure you I don't want to deal with noisy, dumb ads anymore than the next person. I closed your thread because IT WAS BEING taken care of. I'm going to be very blunt here, if you don't like the site then go to one you do like, it's a very simple solution.
Just noticed this response in that blog from Ada aka Abundantia:
Ain't it wonderful? And a figment of my overactive imagination. Or something that has already been fixed....yeah right....and I have a bridge that's available for sale too.................
Well you better get that bridge on the market because it was fixed and please DO NOT continue to put words in my mouth that I never said, I'm growing very tired of it. If you don't like this site then go somewhere else and be happy :)
And this response from Yarom aka Yaromet-Duamutef:
And look we have even been refused the right to complain on the main page . Every discussion on anything having to do with ad's of any sort is immediately closed .
You have a right to complain or whatever you wish to do by submitting an issue report like everyone else has to, and it was addressed and fixed. The rest of your "complaint" was addressed in my earlier reply no need to be redundant :)