Originally Posted by helix247
Also if the only concern is that the new post feeds include such a large amount of advertising, why don't the new posts just exclude the advertising forums.
Because they serve a certain need, for a basic user/customer seeking for a service they are a valuable resource of information.
The issue is not the amount of ads, not at all, its the lack of forum contribution apart from them. As the whole thread suggests there is a core of users interested in contributing (clearly seen by the weekly/monthly/yearly stats) and the new ones predominantly care about a quick boost of their post count until they have enough to post ads. This also makes the established users unable to contribute more as there isn't much to discuss in the first place.
I would be interested to see if Artashes is keeping an eye of how things are going and if there are different regulations in the plans.