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Why am I asked to disable my ad-blocker? Why are you showing ads?

Why are you showing ads?

Flightsim.to is basically a free service for everyone. We host more than 30 thousand mods that occupy several terrabytes of disk space and we deliver thousands of gigabytes to the world every day. Providing these downloads, as well as providing the website and the corresponding network to handle the data, costs us money. We rely on advertising revenue to continue to provide the site free to all. Flightsim.to's main source of revenue is advertising, and it is essential for us to continue to provide our services independently and free of charge. For users, the service is free and will remain free because we can display advertising. This is because every gigabyte downloaded incurs server and network costs. Furthermore, the further development of the website is financed by advertising revenue. 

Why am I asked to disable my ad-blocker?

We understand that you didn't come here to watch commercials. Nevertheless, we need to display advertising to cover costs, as described in the paragraph above. We keep our advertising in check, so that the essential content always remains in the foreground and we ensure that the ads are not too heavy. If you use an ad blocker, you deny us any income. Flightsim.to is a Fair-Use service, which means it is free for everyone, but also that we rely on give and take. Disabling your ad blocker ensures that you can continue to download files for free. If every user had an adblocker, we wouldn't be able to deliver any ads, we wouldn't earn any revenue and we would have to close down because of the costs. We respect your decision to use ad blockers, but we also ask you to respect that we may not be able to provide you with our services in such a case, as you do not adhere to our fair use principle. 

Why do I have to wait longer for a download if I have an adblocker enabled? 

We prioritize users who support us by disabling their adblocker. These users support the ongoing website development and help us to maintain this site for free, thus they deserve priority. Someone who rejects advertising must therefore go to the back of the queue. This is how we ensure that our fair-use system is maintained. 

I don't want to see any ads, but I still want to support you!

We really appreciate this, and we are currently working on an optional premium membership that will allow you to completely turn off ads and the wait countdown for a small monthly fee, while supporting us. The Premium is currently under construction, and we will announce when this is ready. We kindly ask for your patience until then.

How do I disable ad blocker?

Based on which ad blocker you use, there are different instructions on how to disable it. We recommend whitelisting our site or disabling your adblocker for our site. Click on the AdBlock Plus icon next to the browser’s address bar and you should be able to turn it off quickly. Please use Google if you need further help on this. 

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