Just to let you know, we're running a new type of ad on the site. Only users with Flash and IE 6.0 will experience the ad and it's capped to just one user session - in other words you shouldn't see it more than once.
Do you? I'm glad you aren't running our marketing department then.
Advertising isn't about being kind - it's about selling products and services, and presumably the manufacturers and service providers think they know what works for them.
We need this advertising revenue if we are to survive. We're running the biggest (and some say the best) free computer advice forum in the UK, if not in Europe, and we can't afford to sit back and let the forum slowly die for want of funds. If we didn't try hard enough you really would have something to criticise us for, but please don't do it without first thinking about why we take these decisions. We have some pretty professional marketing people in our company, and they're getting on with their job - we should at least give them an opportunity to do it without carping on every time a different ad appears.