I really don’t understand the foundations (?) of SF, whether it’s a business owned by ?..or a “co-operative”. But obviously it needs income to run it and pay for the software and general costs …(and profit if there are actual owners?)
So advertising has to be carried to get click through income, though I don’t really understand the commercial model.
However I find the ads intrusive and irritating so wonder if there is, or could be, be an alternative simple and cheap subscription option that avoided them?
I subscribe to the excellent Weather Channel and pay 99c a month via Google account which I think bills to my mobile phone to avoid ads
So a question to " those in charge" is has this been thought about and would it be possible. There must be providers who offer such an off the shelf process. Would other SF users be interested if it was offered at a low price.