They sell customized DSDT's.
Now they are selling reviews.
You can call it donate, but they won't make you a dsdt unless you pay them. That is a line that I think shouldn't be crossed. If you are hacking for fun to see if you can do it, that is different than paying someone to make you a mac clone so you don't have to pay Apple.
There is a difference. Sometimes, the reason that you do something matters and I think that this is a case in point.
Also, the site is censoring users who are critical of any of their sponsors. There was a synology thread that had a lot of criticism and all the negative posts were taken down with no explanation, thread locked.
The site is pushing brands but wants people to think that they are just giving help as to "what works best".
That is simply not true.
See the synology post or their latest ad for BitFenix.
I don't think there is anything wrong with a donate button, but it is pretty obvious that they have started to court third party advertisers and are calling them "reviews".
Then below the review for whatever it is they put links to buy, really turns me off. But if that is your thing, if you want people pushing gear to you... whatever.
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