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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
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Originally Posted by sifrk
Wow!!! Really!?!?!? So I have to pay for membership and buy an app to get rid of the ads? I'm all for supporting sites that bring value to their users but this seems a little dubious. It's not even the money -- $2 is nothing and a membership might be worth its weight in gold if you leverage it properly, but to force users to jump through multiple hoops especially when you're already making advertising revenue is a bit much.
You aren't being forced to buy the apps, though. The premium membership doesn't actually cover the loss of revenue for the ads, either. It's not a wash, or a profit, by any standard. The ads going away is a convenience for the members who opt for premium levels, and the apps were developed because of a very large number of requests for it.
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche
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