yes i know i fanned the fire that is the ads issue on the site with my "ads swamped my connection to pspupdates 2 minutes ago" thread, located in this section of the forum. but i just wanted to set the record straight.
i apologize for fueling this heated argument, and i understand pspupdates.com's situation. the site's rapid progression from a mere blog to a psp hacking giant has been more than stressful on the site's owners. then came the neverending issue - money. money is hard to come by these days and putting aside money to run a website to keep all us users happy is EXTREMELY difficult.
now comes the other side of the argument (which has been fixed, by the way, i browse laglessly now) - ads. ads are the most necessary evil to any website. but pop-up ads are mindblowingly irritating. i thank the site's moderators and owners for coming to the decision to get rid of the pop-ups. i couldn't care less about banner ads, hit me with them all you want. people who care about banner ads, get the premium membership and support the site. but pop-up ads really get me going. that's why i use stopzilla as a pop-up blocker. unfortunately, it doesn't stop the pages from loading. as i explained on the other thread, this site was taking up 97% of my computer's processing ability.
now i just read another thread in this forum dealing with adware on the site. personally i have never had a problem with adware since joining the site, and that the adware this other user experienced was probably from something else (i hope so, for pspupdates' sake)
i hope this thread explains everything there is to know and there should be to know about ads on this site.