We are a for profit private business, so no P&L will be forthcoming, and I'm under no obligation to provide one either.
You quoted a policy that I posted 8 years ago with regards to ads in streams - things can change in a business over 8 years.
I have an enormous amount of time and money invested in this business, and it is a full time job for me. Our expenses alone to run this business run in the hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. We provide free premium subscriptions to feed providers, and we pay collective bonuses to our volunteer database administrators of over 40K a year. The owners and operators of this site have tremendous risk, but we are also handsomely rewarded for our efforts and work.
ScanWorcester: if you don't like how we are providing services here, then terminate your feed. No hard feelings, our platform isn't for everyone, and sometimes even the most ardent supporters of capitalism get envious, or whatever. That's up to you my friend.
Now before anyone storms in here and starts telling "you can't talk to a feed provider like that!" remember that I'm well known for speaking my mind and fiercely defending what we have in place here. We know what we're doing, we're on the right track, and things are better than ever here. You can lecture me on what I should/could/would be doing, but so far we've kinda proven we know what the hell we're doing around here. The listeners, the feeds, the platform, everything stands on its own and speaks for itself.
Given all this - none of this is up for debate further. Thank you.
Thank you for your attention, Lindsay. I was thinking you had forgotten about me after not answer my earlier email to you as to why the ads were being injected without notice. Hopefully you can answer that, so that we all can understand better. Thanks!