What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 130 Stack Exchange communities.

I'm horrified by the banner ads that are now appearing in the middle of the page. My love for SO is strong, but these challenge it a bit. I find them very distracting. Does anyone else hate them as much as I do? It wouldn't be too hard to convince me to shell out a few bucks every month to keep them away, if it comes to that.

share|improve this question

closed as too localized by Robert Harvey Dec 18 '12 at 16:52

This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet. For help making this question more broadly applicable, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

7  
What banner ads are you seeing on which site? –  waiwai933 Feb 17 '10 at 0:05
    
I've yet to see any new ugly ones as well. Perhaps you didn't realize the banners all along because you've never browsed the pages as a new user (since the banners kicked in) and when you did, it can be a 'shocker' :) –  o.k.w Feb 17 '10 at 0:55
1  
Forget paying a subscription fee! Simply purchase an item from my Amazon Wish List (amazon.com/wishlist/W8SQGE56QHGG) and I will personally have the ads removed from your account within 2 business days! –  John Rasch Feb 17 '10 at 4:18
    
Why do you need to shell out? Adblock is free. –  nb69307 Feb 17 '10 at 15:29
1  
I don't NEED to shell out, but SO is enormously valuable to me, and I think the creators deserve to be rewarded for what they've done. So I'd be fine with shelling out a little. Well, actually, the people I should be REALLY grateful for are all of those who've answered my questions. –  morgancodes Feb 17 '10 at 18:59

1 Answer 1

up vote 2 down vote accepted

You might be seeing it outside your normal account, since at 200 rep you shouldn't see them anymore.

share|improve this answer
3  
Correction at 200 you get reduced adverts. –  MrStatic Feb 17 '10 at 2:19
2  
@MrStatic, you're right about adverts in general, but I was refering to banner ads, which was what the OP was asking about. –  Lance Roberts Feb 17 '10 at 15:14
2  
Yup, that was it. I wasn't signed in. –  morgancodes Feb 17 '10 at 18:59

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .