Originally Posted by Old Philosopher
I wonder how many of the thousands of websites out there have actually reviewed those "strict guidelines" referenced to give their customers/clients/members an enjoyable experience on their websites?
That's just it. I NEVER block ads on BYC, pretty much to support the site - but, primarily, because I'm waiting for something to appear on one of these machines, here, in order to replicate other members problems - almost always associated with a specific ad/series of ads. And, I prefer the layout of the forum itself, with ads on. Not all users have problems. Those problems not associated with some hardware/OS are badly written ads/variable speed of loading of ads downstream from server (network).
Hitting "strict" guidelines this week, looks like purest slovenliness the following; back-in-the-day one could make a few bucks beta testing, everyone having since been drafted into performing beta testing - and I don't see this ending for a number of years (don't blame me, I was perfectly happy on an ANSI compliant BBS/Usenet).
Originally Posted by BBQJOE
Originally Posted by ivan3
Well, there aren't enough of us GFM/PPM's to haul the freight, so running the ads helps defray the cost of running BYC, so there's that.
I usually prefer to hit a donate button on forums, rather than have subscriptions. I haven't come across a donate/paypal button yet. Maybe I haven't looked hard enough, or the owners should install one.
You could start a thread requesting such. However, anyone who wants to donate can do so at present by creating an account in the BYC Store and sponsoring any member(s) who one finds particularly knowledgeable, kind, supportive, etc.. Tip-o-the-hat to the member & donation to the site (More "targeted" in utility than "here's something for the general fund").