The Creek does not receive any funds from your purchase of Forum Runner. As Aaron mentioned earlier it is produced by vBulletin, the same company that we purchase our forum software. vBulletin is notorious for making software code changes that drive us crazy, Aaron has to reprogram almost every custom feature that he has developed for The Creek when an upgrade is made to the forum software. This is the primary reason that Aaron decided to use Forum Runner, it will continue to function when we upgrade our software.
If you use Forum Runner there are no advertisements or banner ads yet. There will be in the future as we have to pay the bills here somehow and those who prefer to access our Forums for free who use ad blocking software will surely contribute to the end of this Community in the future. We have provided our Contributors an easy way to remove all advertising here without the need to install any software. This provides us with funds we need to remain online and is a much better means of removing advertising for just 50 cents per month.