Since we supply our software to schools and also on CD-ROM and have a number of staff to support along with high bandwidth costs we couldn't generate enough revenue to carry on. We're putting a lot of effort into developing new software as well as advanced level courses... sadly to be able to do this we're forced to charge for our service. Because of that we choose not to take any commerial advertising on our site to maintain the experience for our paying subscribers. Eventually, as our subscriber base increases and as funds allow we will be offering more features for both paying and non-paying visitors.
Thanks for the warm welcome and thanks for the writeup Mathsyperson, your comments are greatly appreciated. I can understand your concerns about subscription based services... it's a shame we can't afford to give it away free!
I'm very impressed with what I've seen of these forums and I look forward to being a regular poster here in the future.
I've just stumbled across this after searching for our site on Google.
I'd like to confirm that we have never posted any advertisments on any forums apart from paid submissions. Reading the posting above, I can understand your concerns!
We spend a lot of time and money advertising and marketting our product and we get some amazing comments from our users. We're keen to spread the word, but we're big on etiquette