Now I realize many of you will say, "what ad?" -- but, we recently got this email from a reader with less than 200 rep.
Twice now in the last 3 days, I've gone to Stack Overflow and have been confused by pages looking something like this:
I have to manually check that I'm still on stackoverflow and not unexpectedly hanging out with a bunch of hippy sysadmin types. ;-)
The advertisement looks like navigation.
What do you think? Disorienting? If so, any suggestions on how to make it more user-friendly?