Originally Posted by edabbs44
Quick question...what is more beneficial for the site? To pay or not pay and view the advertisements?
That question is very hard to answer and I really can't do so with any sort of certainty. The reason is that it's hard to quantify the loss of advertising revenue from a specific member.
Let's say someone subscribers who never hits an ad, then obviously that subscription means a lot to us. Now, if someone subscribes who views 10 ads a day, then it would probably be better for us if they didn't do so.
So, in summary, it's simply member-specific.
I will say that I have been very dissapointed with our subscription rate. Without the ads, we wouldn't be able to keep the site up and running.