I can understand ads for people who don't have Core membership. It's fine, the bills to keep a website up won't pay for themselves. But when you get so many redirect ads that I have to install adblock, not even for my convenience but for my computer's safety, that does not look good for your website.
I used to be completely ad-block free, but I've recently install it just to assure I don't get redirected to maleware while browsing here. (and I still have it turned off for every other site I constantly visit besides deviantArt. I want to support the sites I visit I just don't want to get a virus or maleware while doing so for obvious reasons.) Worst of all, it seemed to be working for a while but just today I got a pop-up claiming my computer was in danger if I didn't do blabie bla bla.
Assuming I take the time to fill out an complaint letter, this will be the second time I've had to do so and I'm still using the form link I got from my first complaint letter to report constant redirect and pop-up ads I've been getting while exploring the site. I think I'm up to 5 reports just from the past two months, not including all the ones I didn't have time to report. I'm gonna give this site the benefit of the doubt and assume that pop-up will have been dealt with by the staff on this site. But I'm not getting rid of ad block and if I do get another pop-up they will hear from me about it.
The ads are the only problem I have with this site and I don't see how a website can get away with this. I would assume any website that wants to be legimate and creditble would not have this issue. And I let loose on deviantArt for a while because it seemed like they fixed it. But I really feel it's been picking up in the past couple months and not liking it. I should not have to pay for a membership to assure my safety while browsing a website and that's just not something a site can do if they want to be taken seriously.
Okay rant done. Just wanted to get that out of my system that way if I end up "vanishing", you'll have an idea why. Even though right now things are busy enough that I might take time off from the site randomly just to focus on other things. Just saying that this issue is not encouraging me to spend any more time on it than I feel I need to.