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Blog Posted:2/21/2013 10:01:00 PM

 

Why is it we are paying for memberships here on poetrysoup and are still subject to the ads? I know on many mobile apps when you become a paying customer they remove the ads. Why can't the Soup afford us this privilege. Come on Poetrysoup give us an answer. We know you have many hundreds or thousand non-paying members here so weed us out of your advertisings. I am so annoyed with this problem that if something doesn't change I am not renewing my membership. This still is one of the better sites but it's not worth it.
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  1. Date: 2/26/2013 11:35:00 AM
    Michael what ads?

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  1. Date: 2/23/2013 11:18:00 AM
    They do what they have to do to keep the site running. It is costly to maintain a site and even if it is a bit of inconvenience I am glad the site is here on this international level. They have worked hard over the years to try and improve this site for poets. It is good we can raise our concerns too. love phyl

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  1. Date: 2/22/2013 10:08:00 AM
    Obviously, you are not familiar with the costs involved in running a website. PoetrySoup also affords us 'perks' such as storage for, and pages (unlimited) to post our poetry. It is an 'international' website, and 'interactive' website, and each of those features are very expensive. I am Thankful to PS for the special features it brings to us, and if a few ads help to pay the bills, then I dont really mind.

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  1. Date: 2/22/2013 5:52:00 AM
    Hey! We saw this blog :-) …Advertising pays to run PoetrySoup. Running a website of this size is expensive. Premium Membership dues are not enough to support the operation of the website. Also, removing ads based on membership would require a complete redesign of the website; obviously that is serious time and money. Hopefully, this answers your question.

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    Squyres Avatar Debra Squyres Date: 2/22/2013 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    For us with slower connections to the internet, it is a problem. (myself) It's taking me twice as long to load and read poems due to the advertising graphics. sighhhhhh But, I do realize they have a purpose... :)
  1. Date: 2/21/2013 10:28:00 PM
    TPS tells us all the time they don't read most blogs, if this is meant for them Michael you should send them soup mail about it, go to the "contact us" link. Or is this in a blog form to sound out whether we agree with you?

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