Wouldn't be so sure, ads wouldnt be there if no money came from them. Obviously Ralle gets some money from them, I mean paying 50-100 dollars (that's after donations) a month when you're 18 for a hobby seems rather excessive dont you think. Since hive is so big, it should be a reasonable amount.
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