I've been on here longer than most and this is one of the crappiest websites I've ever encountered. The moderators are power babies, the advertisements pop up in the middle of you typing your password, this site freezes and crashes more than any other I've ever been on, they close questions early and lie. Who decided the whole close a question in 3 days thing? A clueless person for sure. Give it a week, then we'll talk. There are so many rules and petty things on here that take away from what could be a better site. If I had to guess, the people who run it probably have no power in anything else in their life aside from this site. Anyone else disgusted?
I definitely don't agree with the whole closing questions thing. But are you using internet explorer? GAG doesn't work well with IE at all. Also, Google Chrome has a handy popup blocker extension that will get rid of all ads.
Well, the ads only show up until you reach a certain Xper level. And you can disable them for 24 hours (I just don't remember how). The freezing thing only happen to me when I use my phone. Otherwise I don't have problems with it. So, if you're using a laptop or a desktop, you probably won't have this issue. Questions only close if you don't get answers or comments (assuming you haven't selected the MHO). If you do, they stay open for more time. So, no. I'm not disgusted.
I guess my only complaints about this site that I can think of are the ads and the number of "am I hot?" (read: attention-seeking) kinda questions on here. I just tolerate the ads, and ignore the latter, so they don't bother me too much.
No, it's fine. It was better when it was less popular though, and you could get Amazon cards for 4000 xper instead of 7000 lol. I think they should keep the questions open longer too, there never used to be a limit on how long you're able to answer a question. I'd get answers 6 months later and it was fine. I like that you can now close questions yourself though, if you don't want any more answers.
I don't get any advertisements, so no complaints there. I think once you get to a high enough level it stops. You should try Ad-block though.
I've been here for several years as well. What i find about this site in particular is that its got the largest population of people who claim to hate it while still sticking around. Despite how much people hate it, they are still addicted to the place and can't let go... so clearly the administrators are doing something right.
strangely enough i have not experienced any of the problems you talk about. though the recent update where they introduced "closing" questions and limiting the number of questions you can ask, is pretty shit.