so I am willing to accept their subsidy which keeps the site free.
Why does this ridiculous statement appear time and time again as I cannot remember visiting a website that I had to pay for. Yet very few require you do install ad blockers to make viewing tolerable.
As for viewing PCA on my iphone I gave up on that one ages ago, even the mobile site is rubbish. Yet other forums load the normal desktop site perfectly. Bit-Tech being my favourite.
Of course the site needs ads to help it survive but do there have to be so many? You would think that with the amount of ads this site would be one of the best on the web, but the technical problems that occur on a regular basis seem to indicate that very little money is spent on the upkeep of the forums. Are we not due for the yearly maintenance when all hell breaks loose for a few weeks?
I have few problems with the Adverts - They do make this the site the slowest to become usable, of all the Internet sites I visit, but I accept that they contribute to the profitability of IDG.
I had hoped that, when my Connection was increased from 2Mbps to 9.5Mbps, I would not spend a considerable portion of time twiddling my thumbs before I could view more than the first 3 threads or even to post a reply.
I use IE10, but have yet to find an Ad Blocker that I can trust and is free, but strongly feel that the wizards that create these Ads should be able to create Ads that download quickly on a bog standard line or onto a Tablet. They appear to have little respect for the Consumer and may, in my opinion, harm rather than benefit the product that they promote.
Just to cleanse my conscience: ~ The Thread was intended to be satirical, no more than that.
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