There are currently no ads running anywhere on Quarter to Three, either on the forums or the front page. This is the result of several factors. Although I felt our previous ad network was mostly doing a good job, this site was just too far down the totem pole to merit so much as a reply email from them, much less the payments we were owed. Furthermore, they were incapable of preventing occasional abusive ads. I am astonished that an ad network can’t make the simple promise to not allow ads that redirect users. This happened all too frequently for mobile users, and it was starting to happen to PC users. That’s intolerable. Finally, everyone’s generosity with the Patreon campaign and Amazon referrals has more than made up for what we were supposed to be getting from ads.
I can’t promise that we’ll never try ads again with another network, but for the foreseeable future, Quarter to Three is 100% advertising free. Whew. I can’t tell you what a relief it is to just cut the whole thing loose. So to celebrate – w00t! – I hope you’ll consider clicking the Patron logo at the top of the page or maybe just use an Amazon link from this site to buy yourself something nice this Christmas! Like so…
Anyway, thanks to everyone who’s even seeing this post. It’s been an interesting year and I couldn’t be happier with how things are turning out for us.
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