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Ads – and why we have to show them

Ads. Yes, they’re annoying. Yes, they’re unattractive. And – yes, they’re annoying! So why do we have to show them? Harry Potter Fan Zone is run by teenagers who can barely afford to pay for themselves, let alone the ever-increasing costs to keep us online. Put two and two together, and as you can probably guess, we can’t pull that out of our pockets each month.

All the money that comes from the ads goes back into improving the site. By no means are we cashing in from the site’s success (nor would we ever want to). We thought that it would be smarter to provide users with a way to help the site, which in turn will lead them to a relevant link, rather than having our loyal fans fork out money. We hope you understand.