I cannot help but notice that the "Security Update" and forced password change seemed to coincide with a huge bump in the number of very intrusive ads on this site. I usually access the forum from work where I don't use an ad blocker, and the site has become riddled with ads in the posts themselves, "sponsored posts" that look like real posts but are really links to ads, auto-playing video ads, and a wonderful feature that turns normal text into amazon links that have nothing to do with the original text.
In general I have no problem with ads on a website (you gotta pay the bills somehow). But please, for the sake of all that is good in the world, limit them to side and banner ads. Get rid of the sponsored posts, stop the auto-playing video ads, and stop inserting links into our text. If the problem is that the site is costing too much to run, I am sure there are others on here that would agree that a few bucks for a "premium" account would be worth it to keep the sites lights on.
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