Off the Beaten Path
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Interest: Hiking, Backpacking, Skiing, Space History
I agree in part, ad revenues are part of the model and this site isn't a charity. As a signed in user, I don't find the ads too onerous (except for some of the odd ones that seem to slip through). I'd also say that things have improved as a non-signed in user. At one point I could easily see a first time visitor being scared away from the site based on the volume of ads that were being served up.