I just wanted to write a short blog post explaining latest developments regarding XtGem:
Due to an increasing amount of user sites attempting to obfuscate our forced ads, we are currently experimenting with the ad system, including additional obfuscation checks and random placements of the forced ad.
Since XtGem is a free service and we choose to provide our users with top-notch services completely free of charge, simple fact is, we still have to make money somehow to keep the service running. I believe it is completely fair that we reserve a place to publish advertisements on user pages and in exchange we provide otherwise-costly service for free.
This post is published to raise awareness to the fact, that no, we do not allow or condone anybody trying to game the system. It hurts the whole XtGem community.
So, to move forward and keep on adding even more great features for our users to enjoy, we are taking steps towards optimizing our ad system. We would love to hear your feedback about our experiments - do let us know if you think it is for the best!
On a brighter note, we are opening up XtGem2 beta for even more people! To register and check out the latest iteration of XtGem, go to http://yn.lt and register using the invitation code 'XtGem2'.
Once we release XtGem2 to the public, no sites will be lost - current XtGem sites will be transfered to the new version without a hitch and yn.lt sites will join XtGem's list of available subdomains.