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Why We Use Affiliates
Affiliates and ads are important for the lifeline of Beard Wiki. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to cover the costs of the server. This site is not made for-profit, and anything that it earns is put back into it directly in some way. Whether that’s to cover hosting fees, upgrading the server and its infrastructure, or otherwise.
In the interest of full disclosure, this site does not, at the time of this writing, even make enough to pay for its own hosting. This comes out of the pocket of its administrator, Cemmos.
Removing Display Ads
We use services like Google Adsense on this site. To remove these ads, all you need to do is log into your account. On the forum, the ads will be hidden when you’ve reached trust level 2, which is automated from simply participating in discussions.
Essentially, if you’re contributing to the life of this website, ads will be removed. If you’re here to learn without wanting to contribute, ads will be displayed. We think this is fair — information is provided free of charge. Those that contribute are helping provide such information by interacting with each other.
Reaching trust level 2 is fairly quick and easy, but if you’d rather not do that and still wish to remove ads, consider donating. Members in the donator group will not see display ads.
Feel free to use ad blockers
Alternatively to what’s been mentioned above about logging in, trust levels, and donating, you can always use an ad blocker. We don’t detect the use of them nor combat them in any way. However, it would be highly appreciated if you whitelisted Beard Wiki and allowed display ads. They’re non-intrusive and help us out. This can be done with just a couple of clicks.