I'm sorry if it seems like every time I post, it's to complain about something, or ask you to change something... just know I only do it because I care! So anyways, today's topic is about Ads, and how obnoxious is TOO obnoxious. I'll just start by saying I don't use an adblocker. My understanding is that if I do, you guys don't get your ad revenue. I'll even go so far as to sometimes click through ads just because I know you guys get extra revenue for click throughs. (You do... right?) So that being said, I'm not anti-ads or anything. I didn't like the giant ads that took up the entire left and right sides of the site, but they weren't that big a deal. I also didn't like the ones that you'd roll over, and they'd expand... those are a pain, but again, I can deal. What is too much though for me, is the one that expands on it's own, complete with sound that is on by default. Those are two things that I really think should never be in ads on a reputable site. Sound on by default is probably the worst. If I had headphones on, listening to music, or I am trying to compute in silence, but foolishly left the speakers on, if I hear a super loud sound on a website, I close my browser almost immediately. It's just not cool to be assaulted by noise. The expanding on it's own though is almost as bad. I'll be TRYING to read the home page, and it decides to fill up with green liquidy stuff from an ad. Even AFTER closing the Ad to make that go away, I was unable to click on some links on the home page, it just kept taking me to the ad's page. An ad that actually interferes with my ability to use the site? Very, very, not cool. So, I'll close by saying, I'm not even sure if you guys actually get direct control over your ads, which ones you allow, etc. Maybe it's the parent company, etc. But if you DO have a say in it, I REALLY strong encourage you to consider removing ads that behave so obnoxiously, even IF they get you the most money. Anyone else feel the same way? Or do you just feel I'm whining?