And Another

And Another. writes to tell me, "Until now, you have enjoyed our free message board without charge. We have supported this service through advertising, but due to a recent and sudden downturn in the Internet advertising industry, is no longer able to continue offering this free service without incurring substantial losses." I wonder if all of's services will go the same route. Perhaps they started with BoardServer, because they thought it's the one people would be most likely to pay for. If they are going to switch all their services to no-free option, it'll be interesting to see what happens to their pricing. I've said this before, but I don't think $19.95/month is quite right for some simple service like EZpolls -- especially for their market. Let's hope they find the pricing that works.