I receive adverts still on the bottom of the box for example yet I am a supporter?1. Respected members are members with more than 50 posts and in excess of 10 likes.
2. For the aforementioned reasons.
Over the coming days the ads displayed will be increased for users with less than 50 posts, and decreased for members who quality for the 'Respected' upgrade. Essentially we are encouraging more engagement and rewarding members who keep coming back. For any active user of the website this will result in less advertisements than they see now. (Supporters will continue to see none).
I'll create a thread shortly once me and Saddlerrad draw up the specifics.
I was going to post something similar in here. I woke up this morning at the crack of dawn and saw the banner "respected member" against my name. I was all agog. I then saw our friend HBK had the same and my heart sank.Can't imagine how galling it must be for those guys to find out that hbk4894 is supposedly held in higher regard than them
Ultimately, the only reason this has been introduced is so the site can generate income to fund costs from guests and low posters, whilst rewarding the people who visit the site regularly and generate new content by not irritating them with obtrusive ads.
We could make it so these changes aren't visible in terms of banners & titles- and the permissions just act silently to cater ad volume depending on your activity. Would this be preferred?