That's not to say that it is not possible that such ads would appear. But if they did we would certainly act quickly to remove them once we became aware of them. Google states that ads we list to remove will be pulled within two hours.
hawkfeather, what I am trying to do is consider what the implications are of what is being said and how that applies to everything on the forums. I don't find the "ads make money" comparasion a justification for applying what is suggested here to ads but not to other aspects of potential insensitivity for members that members themselves place and certainly have no reason to do so other than personal wish. MDC needs the revenue to cover costs. Let's stop turning that into an evil aim. We're not talking about lining anyone's pockets but rather keeping MDC open and running, free of charge.
By All means if members are being harmed by signatures and banner ads- I think something should be done and that should be addressed, I never meant to imply otherwise- I just do not see the relation in having one thig cause potential pain and another.
There are all these suggested solutions but the most obvious one would be to not have Google ads in three forums of many.
The revenue needed to run and maintain this site- will that really be impacted by *not* having the ads in three forums?
To me there is no evil in the cause and affect basics of 'needing' money to run this site. But From what I am reading the safety of the members are coming secondary, and I doubt anyone wants that.
From what you are saying- there most likely will be inapropriate ads- hopefully few- but they will mosy likely be there- and even than take two hours to be removed?
There will be kinks and bumps undoubtidly there is with any shift- I am just wondering if it is worth it if even one mother here is caused greater pain while seeking support.
Again I really appreciate you coming and chatting about this. I know some members feel like our voices wont be heard and it is in vain to try-
These ads are dynamically generated removing them from certain areas is not hard at all, I would happily volunteer my time to remove the codes-