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Just inquiring as to the wisdom of running images of scantily clad, lasciviously moving females to the left of the forum pages.(Just now some sort of game with a moving graphic of a female apparently in the throes of wild abandon) Occasionally, during down times in class I will read and try to respond to forum issues only to have a buxom female appear moving ad nauseum to the left of where I'm trying mightily to pay attention. It also makes it very hard as well to use some of the great images found on these forums as a teaching aid.
Could these graphic ads be shown at other times rather than business/school hours? I realize that ad revenue most likely keeps ACG up and running but perhaps more appropriate (historic/military/sports) ads could be run during the day?
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Just inquiring as to the wisdom of running images of scantily clad, lasciviously moving females to the left of the forum pages.(Just now some sort of game with a moving graphic of a female apparently in the throes of wild abandon) Occasionally, during down times in class I will read and try to respond to forum issues only to have a buxom female appear moving ad nauseum to the left of where I'm trying mightily to pay attention. It also makes it very hard as well to use some of the great images found on these forums as a teaching aid.
Could these graphic ads be shown at other times rather than business/school hours? I realize that ad revenue most likely keeps ACG up and running but perhaps more appropriate (historic/military/sports) ads could be run during the day?
Select Armchair Plain as your format. It removes the ads on the border.

Besides, we have a number of members who use salacious avatars and other images, so...
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Anyone that uses Firefox knows that this is a fake.

Given that the alerts were only appearing on the Armchair General Forum and nowhere else, one has to assume that the auto advertisement function has been compromised. No Script blocks it and those adult theme gifs that infect the big border on the left of the monitor.
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