Maybe to like uhhhhhhh ... learn from each other?
Like in my area (Mass), the phone app Wunderground is fantastic for accurate weather predictions, although for wind I'll augment that with Windy and the NOAA offshore weather buoy 'real time' readings. The radar outlook also gives you a 2-hour window to see if that front you can see off in the distance is headed for you.
This site was started with the intent to share knowledge whilst maintaining an extremely high 'signal to noise' ratio (none of the BS that you see on The Hull Truth, etc.). I do hope that is still the fact ...
I understand exactly. It sounded (and still sounds) a lot like a marketing question since he or she specified "paid" subscriptions in post 1, not just generic apps etc.
I'm here for the reasons you mentioned, not for marketing. I totally agree about some of the mess on THT, but one thing is nice for sure is that once you pay the fee, the popups end. All of them.
And I do love this site and my Parker, btw.