I know the site makes its money from the advertisements, however I have noticed they have really stepped up the past few times I have visited the site. On an iPad, there is a persistent advertisement on the bottom of the page, which is somewhat intrusive. In addition, there is what appears to be an AJAX based ad on the homepage that floats on top of the page until one closes it. Furthermore, the forum user "Sponsored" has really increased in presence. I understand some advertising is needed, but I feel all of the additional advertisements over the past few months really take away from the enjoyment of visiting the site. I hope they are scaled back to what they were a few months ago. I have an internal DNS server that points most advertising servers to null, and I do not like to use that on sites I don't mind to support, however I feel if they keep increasing it will encourage users to use more ad blocking extensions and DNS to circumvent it.