I will not say what applies in this case as I don´t have the full picture, but you may be closing in on what "new media" is confronted with compared to "old media". Because lead times of printed publications usually are months, they don´t like to see their editorials on new yachts coming on the net long before and often with more pictures. Not on their own websites, nor on others. In fact, some publications only allow full access to their websites to the subscribers of the printed version. This of course raises the question if they are interested to publish "old news" that has been on websites like YF:s for months? Naturally not and the shipyards are therefore asked to not display their new yachts on the web before the printed magazines are out. I know YF:s have experienced and respected this in the past. Fortunately this is slowly changing, people are more interested in websites like YF:s and expect to read about what is going on when it is going on, not months later. I think there is a future for both kind of publications, I love to grab an old magazine and read editorials on yachts as they were launched, also to look at the old ads, something you will never find on the websites. I think shipyards (and printed magazines) must open their eyes and understand that the Internet has become the number one source for information, and adapt to this. The income of advertising has been little or nothing on the net compared to other media, but this is also changing rapidly. I think the millions of hits we have are worth a lot more than what you are paying compared to traditional media, even though internet advertising is still in it´s infancy when it comes to sophistication. This said, I know that YF:s is not using the ad sales for blackmailing or blacklisting, but some builders attitude may make them less appealing to support with free coverage. And as opposed to printed media, the web has the on-off button in real-time. Off and a membership is off, a thread is gone, or a forum is at least put on hold. As Carl said, we are a community that share our interest and our experience, many spending hours a day to read and write, all for free. This calls for some cooperation from the industry who benefits from it and also from our members, who generally also gains from the shared knowledge. Your observations may be important, but nothing to make an issue about. This whole website is also an on-off operation that can disappear in a blink, if people don´t appreciate our combined efforts of keeping it alive. Simple as that.