I have had a few people tell me they are having trouble with some parts of the site (commenting for instance) due to their use of ad-blockers or browser plugins.

Ads are a part of our revenue stream that is very important to the operations of WinCustomize.  If you aren't a subscriber, then that makes ads one of our sole sources of income and we are not going to change things so that ad-blockers will work without issue.

If you don't like ads, my advice would be to subscribe.


on Feb 03, 2011

  Absolutely right!

Reality is not often pleasant, but it is always reality.

Fact: The WinCustomize site has to find ways to pay for itself. As it is, Stardock's other income generators are taking up the slack. I want us to pull our weight. It's only fair. I thank all who do so from the bottom of my heart.

If you're not subscribing and using the site for downloads, social interaction, etc., then for me, you lose the right to complain about the means taken to make up for your not participating in it's upkeep.

I'm not talking about someone who visits rarely. I mean the other people. I welcome them and try hard to answer questions, etc. because I want them to join and become citizen-subscribers here. Many of us even buy subscriptions and software for our friends who at that moment couldn't.

I feel we all, and the great folks at Stardock give true value for that subscription. If I didn't, I wouldn't be here.

Please subscribe. We need everyone.

on Feb 03, 2011

I wouldn't be here if it weren't for those very same friends. Please subscribe as DrJBHL suggests. You'd be not only joining a fun community but also increasing our extended family. And skinning too. We do a lot of that around here.