Today, I went on Stack Overflow, as so often when I want to to browse and learn something new and have suddenly seen three places with ads, which I have not seen before.
I understand that running the servers for Stack Exchange, especially Stack Overflow, must be very expensive but I have to say that it is rather offensive to see something like this:
The ad is German (I live in Germany) and it says approximately "Please, troubleshoot your Windows errors" in a highly flashy fashion. We all know that those ads ask you to install ridiculous tools that often don't do anything but install potentially dangerous malware. I have to say it is sad that I have stumbled over something like this on Stack Overflow, a website full of experienced and and ambitious programmers that are fully aware what often lies behind these banners.
A question has been asked here about voting on ads, which I personally find a good idea. But shouldn't ads like the one on the picture above be simply blocked at all costs and never appear on high quality websites like those by Stack Exchange?