If one looks down the list of recent threads in this part of the forum one will see that a lot of them complains of terrible ad formats and annoying pop-ups. What one should always consider is that negative criticism and a general lack of discipline will only lead to the closure of this forum. What we need is a serious and active discussion on which ad formats would be accepted on the Bit-tech forums. The users and the ads have to coexist and one cannot live without the other. Therefore I propose a brainstorming session wherein we can post which ad formats would work for us individually - and Simon and the ad-team might be able to reach some form of middle ground. Simply complaining about every new ad format will eventually only lead to frustration. Therefore I will put forth a simple list: Positive ad formats: Simple banner adverts w/o audio and video feedback unless clicked Optimized HTML5 or Flash adverts that won't hijack 500mb's of RAM Advertising articles - which are clearly marked as such with the sponsors name In-article links which are CLEARLY marked as an advertising format Ads at the top or bottom of every forum page (as long as they are unintrusive) Negative ad formats: Banner adverts with audio and video feedback that play regardless of cursor position Unoptimized flash videos which slows down the entire site Unrelated adverts - for instance, the bra advert In article ads that are not clearly marked as such This is in no way a complete list but I would like to get the discussion started. What kind of advertising formats could YOU, as a Bit-tech'er, live with?