Beware - Rant ahead:
This is how I see it - you guys are riding a free bus. And you are complaining that the owners of that bus are putting ads up relating to other cool 'bus' things, and just because the 'bus' ads weren't the right style, the right color, the right placement in the bus to 'avoid' your eyes, you are getting bitchy (I don't swear often, so take that with some meaning).
If you don't like the bus ride, get off. If you still want the free bus ride, please have some understanding as to how businesses are ran, especially on the internet.
I AM PERFECTLY FINE WITH DEALING WITH A BIT OF ADVERTISEMENT ON THE SITE!!!! Wanna know how I deal with it???? Chrome with Adblock, and if you want to 'ignore' the owner (user) and their associated threads, you can do so by blocking that user so you won't be bothered.
Not only are they trying to not be 'too invasive' they've actually given you tools to ignore them!!!
I am a member of dozens of other forums. This one is the best bar none. But it's that way because of how we handle ourselves and I personally feel we have some great moderators who have done a wonderful job of keeping this site in check. You guys have no idea how much work is done behind the scenes to keep stuff flowing smoothly, so please understand that and take the rest with a grain of salt. Or two.
And again, if you clearly want your free socialist bus ride - go find it elsewhere, because it doesn't exist here.
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2001 XR650R BRP (Big Red Pig)
2006 Honda 599 - Ex wrecked it :-D
2007 Honda CB900F (sold)
2006 Honda VTX 1300C (sold)