I have not read all the comments here and I have never received any emails that were addressed to MLifers.
Anyway, I think that it is great and about time that they had some form of revenue generation.
The biggest thing that BPL has going is probably the sheer volume of traffic to the forums.
Might as well get some money from putting up ads.
They seem to be tastefully done and discrete.
I don't see pop ups, which would piss me off.
Does not bother me that I can see them as a MLife member.
Blocking the ads for MLife members just seems an unnecessary expense in labor on their part.
As MLifer's who is going to be pissed enough to quite coming here?
By the fact that we are Mlife's....we are basically sold and done.
BPL isn't going to get any membership money out of us anymore and we are saying we are committed to visiting BPL no matter what.
MLifer's area dead source of revenue....business-wise, does not make sense to spend money/resources on us.
Not saying that we should be taken for granite and our concerns to be ignored, but I think you see the point....no more money coming from us to BPL.
As always, looking forward to see where BPL goes and hope that it gets better.