Folks...I wanted to address this, as it seems to be a hot topic lately. Our apologies if we should've addressed this sooner...wasn't intentional. I'll be the first to admit, I don't like the ads. Not here, not on any site. However, OGF generates zero income, and we have a boatload of expenses. Granted, we've gotten some great support through member donations (can't say THANKS enough!!), but our startup and maintenance expenses are a pretty big chunk. For the time being, the only way we could come up with covering those expenses, is through advertising. The ads aren't always pretty and they aren't always relevant to OGF, but they do generate a small amount of income for us. Nothing huge, but enough to warrant them on the site. On the same hand, those of us who built and developed the site, were more than willing to foot the bill, and were prepared to do so. I guess all we are trying to do here, is to recoup some of that if we can. I think we can all agree that Banners/Ads/Pop ups pretty much suck. But please keep and open mind about it, and realize that the only reason they are here, is to cover our startup costs and expenses. If anyone has any other ideas, we are open to suggestions. This is YOUR site, so your feedback is extremely important to us. No one is trying to get rich here, just want to keep from going broke Thanks for your understanding, generosity, and support.