g.m.waters (red ranger3) wrote:
keeps the subscription costs down, take your choice. or use adblocker, or adblock plus. most of the regulars here use them, and they never see what you are talking about.
I didn't realize this website required a subscription.
The subscription costs for the magazine. The forums are sponsored by the Maximum PC magazine. If the subscription numbers go down, prices go up. If people continue to block the ads here, they may eventually have to charge for forum access or use subscription-based systems like other forums do.
It does make me wonder if the person in charge of the ads previews everything. If not, he should be required to look at all the ads on his personal computer.
I really doubt they do. Remember the editors and marketing/ad departments do not talk to each other. Marketing decides what type of ads to place and the web monkeys place the ads. The editors can complain and make the ads go away, but that's about it.
They probably don't review every ad (which is why there was a malware infestation ad going around a while back). They rely on the other companies to follow certain criteria when submitting the ads.