Brought about by the Shouty Ads thread, and not directed at Arrse in particular as other sites do their own enforcement of this practice, I just wondered if I'm in a minority. Not that it makes any difference, because I filter ads via a proxy server, but it all gets very chicken and egg regarding the site=members vs the members=site argument. I maintain that by participating in a site with my posts - useful or otherwise - I'm fulfilling my obligation to the site owner. They are free to adopt whatever means they choose to generate funds to pay for the site, and I am equally at liberty to view the site however I see fit even if it means not viewing ads. If your phone company decided to route 24/7 marketing calls to your phone unless you paid them £50 a year, what would be your reaction?