Eliphaz wrote:I had no problem with the Google ads sprinkled around, but
Something has to keep the lights on. If you don't like them, don't click on them. If you don't even want to see them install a hosts file.
ads by GumGum is extremely obnoxious.
Sure, something has to keep the lights on, but where does it end? Will there come a time when every single message has an ad in it? Like I said before, there's a tipping point where the ads become too numerous and too obnoxious and it drives people away from the site, thus reducing
the site's money-making potential. Plus, the solution you're advocating would not help the site keep the lights on.
This site has had ads for a very long time (long before the ownership change) -- but the number of ads has increased dramatically
since the changeover, and I think that's what concerns people. Now that the ads are being attached to people's photos, I think we're coming dangerously close to that tipping point I talked about. I hope the site owners will give this careful consideration, especially if they're thinking about deploying even more ads.