Originally Posted by Euodiachloris
That, or didn't actually poke around the site enough to notice the existence of the forums. <shrugs>
Or did, but didn't actually click on them. Who knows? But, yeah: mangled research.
The advertising part is not about the forum, it's about the main comic site.
The comic is completely ad free, not because of Rich's illness, not because of the nature of a regular website vs a forum, but because it is Rich's bussiness decision.
The fact that the comic has an irregular schedule is a PART of the reason for that bussiness decision, at best, and Rich's illness is a PART of the reason for the irregular schedule, and the writer overestimated both effects to create a causal link between Rich's illness and the fact that the comic doesn't do ads.
His (the writer's) mistake had nothing to do with how a forum works, because he never looked at a forum, this is not about the forum, it's about the main comic site.
And actually, the forum does feature ads.