Post by sandbachhatter on Jan 17, 2014 10:33:39 GMT
County Heaven is a free forum which is operated by, and forms part of, the ProBoards group. There are no sign-up costs or subscription costs for membership and everyone is welcome to join.
ProBoards do, however, use forums such as ours for advertising space and the Admin team have taken the decision that we would prefer to keep the forum 'ad-free', both for aesthetics and the fact that they take up space (the adverts, not the admins). In order to keep County Heaven 'ad-free' there is a charge which we have to pay to ProBoards and, whilst not extortionate, it does add up over time.
The Admin team are happy to cover this charge so that no member is obliged to contribute to the running of the site, however any member wishing to make a donation is more than welcome to contact any of the Admin team to organise this.
The charges that we pay, however, depend on the number of people using the site and this goes for both members and 'guests'. The more people that visit the site, the more we have to pay. As such, we have taken the decision that from now on we will only pay for members to be 'ad-free' and any guests will still see the adverts. We have no control over the number, size or content of the adverts.
If you are an infrequent visitor to the site, this may not trouble you, and please feel free to keep enjoying County Heaven. If, on the other hand, you visit County Heaven a lot and the adverts are becoming a nuisance, there is now one more incentive to sign up and join in the debate and banter (as if you needed one). The more the merrier!
We hope that everyone understands our reasoning behind this decision and continues to visit, join and enjoy the forum.
The Admin Team
17th January 2014