posted on Apr, 5 2014 @ 11:23 PM
I concur on a few of these points. The advertisements, especially the highly annoying full-screen ads, are an annoyance. Actually, they are beyond
annoying sometimes, depending on my mood, lol. Everything definitely has changed though. I've been here for over 3 years, and I've noticed many
changes for the worse, both in structure and layout, as well as in post and thread quality.
Now, with all that said, the site owners and admins do not have much control over the quality of posts and threads provided by the community,
obviously. And I can understand them wanting to make things better, as I'm sure that is why the changes were instituted. I will not say that things
were better before as far as the site layout and structure is concerned, only different. There are some features that I like, such as having a button
to click to instantly bring up a list of all my posts. Very useful. I dislike not having a button to instantly access my inbox, but traversing with
two clicks isn't that bad.
The main thing I hate is the advertisements. I think they are very obnoxious. We must understand that advertisements are necessary for creating
revenue, so I cannot fault anyone for that. However, I think there is a more tasteful manner to go about them. Pop up ads, and full screen ads that
cover everything, are imo in bad taste, no matter what the website. Maybe others feel differently, but that is the main problem I have. All the other
stuff just seems like no big deal to me. So things haven't changed so much for the worse that I've decided to leave the site or anything. If I
decided to leave, it would probably be because there seem to be more and more members who lack any kind of objectivity.
I can understand someone believing in something that hasn't been proven to exist, just as an example, but few make it clear "why" they hold such
beliefs, and they just start spouting off nonsense. Maybe it doesn't happen that much, and I just get frustrated when I see it, resulting in me
thinking that it happens all the time. But that isn't what the thread is about, so I will drop it. I don't plan on leaving because of the changes,
and I don't think it would be a good decision to do so for anyone. This is because it is mostly cosmetic, trivial stuff. Not to mention that not
everyone will agree regarding how things should look or behave on the site. But no regular user likes full screen ads, and I mean nobody. If there is
someone out there who just loves full screen ads, I would want to know what is wrong with that person, because obviously there is something off about