We don’t really care whether people pay it or not – it’s hardly going to make us a fortune. What we object to is people using our facilities to push their own products.
In the past, this forum has been clogged up with posts that have nothing to do with discussion. Since we introduced the new forum, things on this forum have become much better.
So, if you want to use our facilities for your own means, you have to pay. If you don’t want to pay, find somewhere else to put your free advert.