If you follow VoG™'s link then the answer is yes. You can stop them from appearing. Another way is once on the page then hit the red cross at the top of your browser page it will stop them from moving around until you refresh the page again.
I personally don't mind them though and often click on them to have a read. Clicking on them and browsing the links also helps to pay for the running of the forum. :o)
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