I’ve been lurking a lot lately and not commenting much due to my being relegated to surfing on my new phone, which is a PITA to type on (ah, don’t I miss my Blackberry physical keyboard). In any event, I have seen some commentary regarding the ads popping up on this here page. So allow me a word or two on the subject via a post now that I’ve got some time on an actual computer…
Let me start by saying I hate advertisements. Hate. With a passion. Before I read a single article in a magazine, I tear out all the ads. I hit the mute button whenever commercials come on the television or radio. I install adblock software on all my browsers. When ads circumvent the adblock software, I resize the window so the ad is off the screen.
In short: I feel your pain.
That said, let me also tell you that this page costs the Big Sexy a significant amount of money to keep up and running. Why? Well, because to have it hosted free on WordPress.com or something like that would require us to be politically correct stooges. I.e., sans a private, 3rd-party hosting facility, this page would be deemed a “hate page” and taken down—and thus we wouldn’t be able to revel in AWD’s (and BigTimer’s, and other guest contributors’) politically incorrect words of wisdom.
And given the popularity of AWD’s wildly politically incorrect beat-downs combined with the witty and well-informed repartee of the AWD community, the increasing traffic on this page is driving up the hosting costs.
Ergo, more ads.
So, my fellow dudes and dudettes, I humbly ask that you don’t be hatin’ on the ads (though they definitely deserve hatin’)—but rather embrace the obnoxiousness and even click on a few once and awhile. This is an easy (and cheap, you cheap bastids) way to send a few shekels to AWD to help offset the costs he’s single-handedly incurring to keep this site running.
Just my two cents (no pun intended).