Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
for what its worth, I got outvoted.
I'm still confused about what they think they're accomplishing, other than annoying people.
If I set my window size to 986 pixels wide, I see no black border or Wow images. The Frame with the usual forum stuff completely fills the window. No scroll bar either. If I extend it any wider than that, all of that extra width is taken up with black borders on the right and left. So I extend it to 1600 pixels, and I've got the exact same sized forum frame floating between 3 inch wide black borders on each side.
I can't figure out what possible marketing advantage they think this gives them. Anyone who doesn't want to see the ads can eliminate them by shrinking the width of the window without shrinking their visible/usable forum space at all. All it really accomplishes is pissing off people who'd like to view the forum in a wider format. I have absolutely no reason to leave my window sized wider just to see the ad, do I? And neither does anyone else. So no ad being viewed, but pissed off customers equal really really really stupid marketing.
And on top of that, no ad revenue for the normal banners that they might otherwise be getting. Please tell me this is a temporary thing.