Ublock Origin/Ublock orign extra, OpenDNS "web spam, ad blocking" and best of all? MVPS HOST files blocking not just ad servers but malicious garbage. I haven't seen an ad in years and years unless I make an exception.
Whatever is going on, it is a change that was made in the last week or two. The ads make the screen jump around, and this makes viewing the forums irritating at best ( and bordering on impossible at worst). This could be an effective way of driving folks away from the site if not fixed.
And since the ads thing started, my back button will not work. I have to go back to the view new messages and start scrolling down the page again. Takes me 3 times longer to read over the new messages every morning.
I have made some changes to ads on the site, including adding some amazon ads for relevant products to the community.
If you are a premium subscriber, you should see no ads on the site except the one at the bottom of the page (for now) - I'll look to block that ad from showing for premium subscribers since we advertise (no pun intended!) that premium subscribers will not see any ads on the site.
Note that we really only show ads for relevant content to our subscribers (for the most part). For instance, those amazon ads at the top have resulted in members here in the forums purchasing almost 40 products over the past 3 days. So they are working
The Spectrum ad on the left side of the home page is really bad...takes over the page when you hover over it, and then leaves the home page all jacked up. I have to reload the page to fix it. And in this case, 'Spectrum' is definitely not the radio hobby kind!