The more astute of you may have noticed that some adverts have appeared on the forum home page
It's just an experiment for now. How annoying do you find them? On the other hand, how useful do you find them?
How would you feel if they were in that position on every page in the forums?
So far I have kept the adverts tucked down at the bottom of the pages, but the click-through ratio is so miniscule that I am considering moving them to a position where they are likely to be noticed more. It does eat into the usable screen space rather a lot though.
One approach that seems to work well on some other forums is to give the option to not display the ads for paid members, leaving them on for the rest.
What do you think?