Dear fellow MUGEN Archivists,

Today we're re-enabling interstitial ads for unregistered users and new members.

They were silently disabled over two months ago as part of an experiment. There was no official announcement to make sure the results of the experiment would be as accurate as possible. I wanted to see if the removal of interstitial ads would improve users experience enough to significantly impact the visitors growth rate. The result is unfortunately negative.

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This is the visitors growth rate and I have highlighted the period during which the redirect ads were disabled. It is now established that interstitial ads do not have any significant impact on our visitors experience but it was worth a try.

I am now going to look for other ways to improve users experience, by issuing optimizations on the server side. Our code is very poorly optimized so there is a lot of potential for improvements.

Because I will always seek to improve the site for your endless enjoyment.

Men must become more then men, and gears must become more then gears.

Peace.