This is probably very close to touching the critical nerve, in my opinion. All of us whiners probably run Diversion, which despite its best intentions to whitelist ads for snbforums.com still blocks the ads.This forum even hosts discussions that enable users to block ads, the only thing that keeps this site running. Think about that last one for a second, while you accuse me of a hidden agenda.
I came yesterday. I have a nice bottle in my pocket. One voice is telling me to leave it, another to take it away. Without ads the forum is dying slowly. Without key developers it dies instantly. Some home owners think multiple trees of the same type make the back yard look better. I'm not sure what is going on at the moment. The second voice is telling me the changes are not user experience related at all.I’m not trying to say this is Tim’s motivation now, but it makes me feel like the party guest who showed up, ate all the food, stayed too long, and didn’t bring at least a bottle of wine for the host.
I’ve been an ad-blocker most of my time here. I just had to whitelist 19 Amazon, Google and other miscellaneous domains to finally see ads on this site tonight. Let’s see how it goes.You @dave14305 came to the party with a full of wine pick-up truck. What are you talking about? If the host doesn't like your wine, just drive away.
I have no issue with the new add ons thread, seems logical to me.I'm the one who asked Tim to create a separate forum for addons. The reasons I felt it was due for that was:
a) The increasing number of addons and discussions relative to these addons
b) Give more visibility to those less popular addons that quickly sank on page 10 (like Adamm's FW building script)
c) Encourage more threads to be created to discuss addons in general
It certainly helped for the visibility, an Asus engineer specifically mentioned to me in an Email that he had noticed the new subforum, and that he had been taking a personal look at some of these addons (we even discussed more in depth at least one of these specific addons).
So no, moving addons to a separate forum had absolutely nothing to do with secret agendas or to make things more difficult. That particular change was on me (and of course had to be accepted by Tim), and I felt it was appropriate for these reasons.
I guess I never noticed but is there a donation link to support the website? I've never paid too much attention to this but maybe there's a way to advertise this on the home screen or a banner somewhere.I buy many things from Amazon and use the SNB link to support this site even if not router or electronics related. We will see what the future holds...
You are one of the core members of this forum. The ads are in between the content you generate. If you do nothing where the ads are going to be displayed? The host keeps existing because of your participation in the party. Latest "What's new" on SNB website is from May 27, 2020. Your content is much more valuable for the host than the few domains you have whitelisted.I’ve been an ad-blocker most of my time here.