You are running Adblock...
We're really sorry for the inconvenience, but please would you disable your ad-blocker? Our adverts are relevant and non-intrusive, they appear only at the top and the sides, never in the content. They don't include auto-playing audio either, they really won't spoil your enjoyment of the site. Thank you in advance!
Want to see this appeal go away forever? Support us on Patreon and we'll make that happen! Click the button on the left to find out more.
"I'm not running an ad-blocker!" - Refresh/reload the page, if you still see the panda or have other problems then click here to contact us immediately, thanks.
"Why are you doing this?" - Frankly we're struggling to make ends meet here especially since the site got more popular. The only way we can think to cover our costs is to run ads, but if so many of you keep blocking them...
"But I never click ads!" - Doesn't matter, you should only click them if they interest you. We get paid based on the number of views AND the number of clicks.
"You ruined the site!!!1! I want to send you hate mail!!" - Sure, click here.
Another fact - We have the software and the power to completely block adblock users from our site, but we're not going to, at least for now. We figure most of you would like to support us and you only installed Adblock because of other sites that aren't so considerate with their ad placement. Please, don't punish us because of them, in the seven or so years I've been a blogger/webmaster I've ALWAYS considered the need to balance monetisation with reader experience. I want to build an audience not send them away.
So go on, whitelist us and any other site you love. If it wasn't for ads, the internet would lose a whole chunk of really great niche content like this, which would be a real shame in our opinion.
Now, go ahead and read the page if you want to, but wouldn't it be much more convenient if you just whitelisted us? :)
Update – We’ve been able to buy a little more bandwidth from our lovely hosts, meaning the site isn’t at risk of going down, and we’re starting to migrate the downloads over to external hosting sites now.
Thanks to a spike in popularity over Christmas we’ve had to temporarily disable downloads on the site as we’re approaching the bandwidth cap on our hosting plan. When I’m back at my desk I’ll move our downloads over to some free file hosting, while this will inevitably be slower, it’s the best I can do given that we already struggle to pay the bills here. If that’s not enough then I’m really not sure, I’ll have to crunch the numbers and see if it’s worth paying for more bandwidth, with adblocking so widespread these days I know we’re not the only site struggling.
Since it’s still Christmas, I’ll take this opportunity to “rattle the can” as it were, remember you can support us on Patreon, every little helps. I know this isn’t the kind of site most people use every month, but I suppose it doesn’t hurt to ask :)
Enjoy the rest of your festive period!