well i thank you for you contribution to a service you use daily and clearly valueI don't see any adverts. Seriously. The only thing I see is a box on the right from Agriland describing a story about fire fighters. If I have ever paid any money on or for a forum I don't recall doing so.
If it becomes a decision between paying a subscription or not using a service, that is up to users to decide on the value proposition I can't speak for everyone in that regard.
if everyone did the same this site would simply disappear, fortunately most are not as selfish or paranoid and appreciate that nothing is life is truly for free
i guess there are people that are prepared to just take and never give back but it’s not how i set out to live my life