Recently, after reading about some advertising discussion I decided to allow ads to be served to me at specific sites that I frequent. Because I recognize there is no free lunch.
I originally started blocking because of ads that are "jarring", offensive, clutter the site or hide the content. Flashing ads or animated ads especially get no love from me.
I have left ads on for quite a while on Stack Overflow, but one ad in particular keeps coming up and getting in my way visually. It is for that reason that I have turned Adblock back on. If an ad gets in the way or makes me want to stay away from the site, I would prefer to block rather than leave the community and stop visiting the site.
As a user of Stack Overflow, I want to inform both the Stack Overflow management and community of my actions and ask for advice. This question is not meant as flame bait or as an insult, but hopefully to improve everyone's experience.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with the ad in question other than completely blocking the ads on this site? How do you deal with these ads?