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.

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    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
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    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
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    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

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

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    Correction at 200 you get reduced adverts. – Unfundednut Feb 17 '10 at 2:19
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    @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
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    Yup, that was it. I wasn't signed in. – morgancodes Feb 17 '10 at 18:59

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