Thanks for all your feedback. Just to clarify, we've always had a sidebar with ads, it used to be on the right hand side, a month or so ago, we moved it to the leftside.
I'm sorry the whole timing of the platinum option seems like extortion, that is the farthest thing from my intention. I have actually resisted the "No Ads option for a long time", despite many suggestions by members. Just a few months ago, we decided to offer it with the launch of the redesign. So we added the option and failed to execute the option properly,
No, I have not taken the same administrative courses as my hospital CEO?
. I am the kind of person that tries things out, if they don't work, I change, I am quite flexible, I'm not afraid to make decisions and admit I was wrong etc... etc...
The premium members never had ads at the bottom of the threads, and I intended to keep it that way, if you are seeing ads at the bottom of the threads, that was not intentional and I will look into that :imbar. There were literally thousands of settings and changes we made with the redesign, we've tested as many things as we could think of and that must have been missed or overlooked. I'll take care of that right now.
I will double check the premium member features to make sure all the perks were the same and no more ads were dumped in your lap to make you feel you were duped
As for pens...
I heard ya, I will send all platinum users 10 free allnurses.com pens!
And I also have plans to offer premium and platinum members special offers down the road as well.
I really do appreciate all your honest opinions! I have always run the site by asking your opinions and it helps guide the changes we implement (including the no ads option).