I'm new here, but I do find it amusing that despite the criticism of SevenForums, they have 7 times the member base, 9 times the number of posts, and 4.5 times the number of threads. Interestingly, SevenForums appears to have no option to donate (could be wrong though). I can't imagine they'd subsidize that out of their pockets, so I'm going to make a bold assumption that SevenForums is fully supported by ad money, meaning they get plenty of page hits. I have an account at SevenForums, and I see zero ads. Yet, as a registered member here, I'm still being plagued by ads next to every post. Obviously, they're doing SOMETHING effectively. With this being my first post: hello all!