Has it happened since?Why did I pay for a “lifetime pro membership” with “no ads” and today there is an ad for some photography bundle covering 90% of the screen? And after it finally goes away, it re-appears when I scroll back up. No Ads means No Ads. Period. Not cool.
I can say the pro covers all. The ads disappeared with the membership.I think that the pro membership covers the forum. Are you seeing that stuff on the forum or the home page?
Yes. The huge Peak one photo on the front page puts all those banners to shame. It looks just like a huge ad and is distracting.I can say the pro covers all. The ads disappeared with the membership.
What I think the OP is talking about are the news banners that look like ads. What I described is main page w/o ads.
The age old tension between wanting to be a little more "out there" with the advertising, to catch people's attention, and actually antagonizing them so they avoid your ads. Of course different peoples' line beyond which they get pissed off is in different places, so those for whom the line is crossed soonest suffer the most, because at that point it still pays the advertisers to be "too obnoxious" because they are pulling in more tolerant people.I understand running a forum takes money, like running anything else. But if the ads hinder the usefulness of the forums to the users and inhibit them from having a good experience, the users will be driven away. And no user traffic means no ad revenue. So a happy medium and realistic balance must be struck.
Could be this article and not an ad:I think it may have been for some photo bundle(?).
That was not what I saw. What I experienced was a super sized “pop-up” that covered the majority of the screen. it was over top of the page, not just a large photo for an article. And it was on my iPad.As already noted, they are not advertisements but large photos heading a news article. Its probably hard programmed into the page layout, there will be a large photo leading into each article.
All the photos are for the site articles but could be mistaken for ads.
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