posted on Dec, 30 2013 @ 01:33 PM
I don't get nearly the number of ads you people are complaining about. As I understand it, ads lessen the more experience on ATS you have, i.e.: More
points = less ads. And, of course, the ads follow you. I looked up Jeeps yesterday and whaddya know? I see Jeep ads on ATS.
About ATS "losing customers," I doubt it. You are not a customer anyway. You pay nothing to come here. And this idea that your mere presence earns
ATS money is faulty. If you click on an ad, they get a small piece. If you don't click on an ad, they don't. The numbers here are so vast that you
"leaving in protest" means absolutely nothing to ATS. Your presence will not be missed, will not even be noticed. So by all means leave. Nobody
But statistics can be misleading. For example, almost half the people who sign up for an account NEVER POST ONCE. (160K out of 292K have posted) And
of the people who have posted, 100K have posted less than 20 times, meaning their presence here is minimal. They can't even start a thread or use
U2Us. So that leaves approximately 20% of ATS subscribers who actually participate in any meaningful way on the site. And if you look at people who
have over 500 posts, meaning they are steady contributors, it's about 2% of the membership.
So this idea that ATS loses if you go away is really nonsensical. Statistically speaking, almost half of you will never post at all, and the vast
majority of the rest of you will do a drive-by post or two and be gone anyway.