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Response to steve2470 (Reply #30)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 12:31 PM

41. Yes! to GROVELBOT, no to advertising

Excellent suggestions.

Ad rates are dependent on site traffic. The more traffic you have, the more $$$ you can charge for ad space.

Under the ad system, DU financially benefits from high-profile divisive flame-baiters. Because flame-bait posts generate tons of traffic.

I think ad-based DU was set up with the best of intentions, to help members who couldn't donate and to strengthen the site and make sure Democratic Underground.

However I think it had the unintended consequence of creating Too Big To Fail Trolls because they benefit the bottom line.

I really feel for the owners/admins. IMHO what started out as a good-faith effort to make DU stronger has inadvertently turned DU into a hell-hole.

Implementing your suggestions would genuinely strengthen the site.


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