Note that I am replying in my capacity as a user of the app that also has been involved with Salad for over 2 years now. I am not replying in any way as a direct contact from Salad, and what I say is purely based on my experience and time on Salad.
I understand the frustration that may come from the removal of the offerwalls, which allowed some of you to earn quite some money, more so than just mining.
If I take a passage of the announcement message that was made in the server, here’s what we can get: “[…] discontinuing support to focus on whipping up new ways to make the most from your PC”. What Salad is trying to focus on here is fleshing out Salad.
This removal of offerwalls is possibly made in the idea to accommodate for other earning methods, which have already been discussed, such as:
- Internet connection related earnings
- Hard Drive / storage space related earnings
- Proof of stake to replace proof of work
- The Data processing system
These are all not confirmed at all, but judging by the surveys Salad did, and the general direction Salad is aiming, I can confidently say that these are options the Salad team has explored or is exploring at this moment.
Also, I wouldn’t think that the fact that some users complained is the reason why it was removed. As a support assistant in the Discord server, I have seen the amount of people getting an issue, and it was quickly resolved. The issue probably lies somewhere else.
All in all I don’t want to rule out the fact that offerwalls will come back (especially since I don’t have a say in this), but Salad did make this choice after an amount of deliberation and thinking over the ups and downs of doing so.
It isn’t a rash on-the-spot choice, but rather a methodical choice, so there must be a reasoning behind it that isn’t so obvious right now, but may become evident later on.
Hope this could get your understanding, or at least make you think differently of the removal of the offerwalls and the new perspective it offers.