I usually do not pay attention to ads but lately I've noticed that most of the ads on Web Applications that are shown to me are related to developing web applications but that is off-topic on the site as it scope is about using web applications. If ads are inevitable I would like to see "on-topic" ads.
I know that ads could be reported as inappropriate but is it possible to "flag" ads as off-topic?
The advertising guidelines doesn't mention that ads should be on-topic.
According to Affiliate Ads Are Coming To The Network, a post from 2018, ads were hand-picked, so it's very likely that "the hand" will appreciate the feedback. Actually it also says that ad feedback should done on the corresponding per-site meta but doesn't include any specific guideline i.e. what tags mandatory / regular tags should be used.
How could Stack Exchange get me to unblock ads: a wish list. ...
- Ads should have some relevance to the site I am on. I am fine if Arqade gets videogame ads, I don't need kitchen knifes ads on SharePoint, an I don't feel the need for Snake-Oil advertisement anywhere on the network.
From We're testing advertisements across the network, a post from 2019
If you see any ads that are inappropriate or have any questions about this experiment, please let me know by starting a new question and tagging it with advertising.
As you can see the above quote doesn't mention irrelevant ads.
Below one example of irrelevant ads
The above ad is promoting a cloud platform to developers / sys-admins. It was shown on a question about using cached pages in Google (google-search) as well on unrelated questions.