tedster - 8:00 pm on Apr 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
daniweb is another on that list with a very heavy "non-content" area at the top of most pages. Dani herself floated the idea that it was all the short replies and ESL (English as a Second Language) posts that hurt the forum's traffic, and she did not agree with the criticism that the pages were too top-heavy with ads. Nevertheless, that is what I see.
And again, we're talking about "Losers that don't fit the mold". For years, Daniweb has been a successful forum and the content is decent - certainly not from the Content Farm mold. It was a painful surprise to see them take a 40% traffic hit.