Speaking frankly, I find the general attitude of the administration on this site to be less than PG13 themselves, even though they are supposedly adults.
Like Monroe County politics, this site allows, even condones certain posters blatant infringement of the users agreement while other posters are sanctioned for the same behavior. Seemingly, Monroe good old boy politics is good old boy Monroe Talks politics as well.
Consequently, one has to tippy toe around this site and hopefully not incur the ire of the favored ones. That to me is pure BS and no way to run a public forum or a newspaper for that matter because the MEN operates on the same tilted principle.
Other than AP stories, our only use of the MEN is checking township happenings and lining the kitty litter box.
Even the tiny Dundee Independent is a better read simply because it's journalism is professional whereas the journalism in the MEN is at a high school level and that spills over to this site.
While this site may or may not add membership, your hard print editions need to get with adult journalism and unbaised, comprehensive reporting or you will cease to exist. You are loosing your advertising base as businesses close or move to more prosperous locations. Consequently, you need to get your head out of the hole you have it in and revamp your newspaper to a vibrant, unbaised, comprehensive vehicle that's aimed at the readership or frankly, you ain't gonna make it.
The very reason I suggested V-Bulletin in the first place is because you can filter your audience by age requirement and filter your pop-up ads.
I'm sure (tongue-in-cheek) pro actively that some of your pop up ads are for dating sites and sexual aids...just what a pre-teen needs to be exposed to.
You can't straddle the fence (as administration) and at the same time show bias or violate the very agreement you set forth in the first place.
You may be employing Virtual Machine to monitor the infractions or warnings given to posters who violate the users agreement but the actual comprehension of whether, in fact, there was an infraction is still in your biased hands. That don't work.
You can't operate this site as a socialist bastion because, ultimately, it will fail or generate a negative reputation. Just ask LordFly.
You might have new 'tools', but your blades are still dull.