I will get bashed, but (limited) freedom of speech. So let me throw this out there.
Does it annoy you when your reading the lounge and you see ad threads masquerading as lounge threads? I say I'll get bashed because I'll get the 'paying member' bla, bla, bla and if your not happy go somewhere else bla, bla, bla. Fine, paying members. I don't mind the signature with the website, I don't mind the participation, I don't think like some that participation=direct marketing, some SPs here have opinions that I really like to read and this board would be boring as hell if they werent here, but I'm kinda irritated by the what-do-you-think-of-my-website, help-me-make-it-better, or lets-play-the-new-name-game-(and-by-the-way-here-are-my-rates-and-whos-working) threads. You wouldnt here me complaining if these threads were in the ad section. Which brings up the Q why couldn't or dont paying members post them there instead of here? Maybe I am halucinating and ad-threads in the lounge are just in my mind. But lately it seems just so obvious.
I just wanted to put the question out there and see if I'm the only one annoyed by this, even though _I_ don't pay to be here, but I find that everywhere we go (on and off net) there's always advertising and I'd like it to be limited to one spot, like at the every-15minutes-ok commercial time during tv shows and not every other minute.