Yes, they have been under the first post for that long. My point is, if they have been there for this long and you have just now noticed them, maybe they are not so annoying and obvious after all.
The size of the font has changed, significantly. It used to be smaller than the posting text, now it's double.
And yes, we have been told that some people do not appreciate the ads. It's not like we do not realize this and we haven't spent many, many hours discussing it as well as trying to find other ways to make income, though. That being said, no one has taken the time to tell us another effective method in which we can raise money to run the site. We're definitely open to ideas and suggestions.
BS. I used to be a FoC, there were several long threads in that forum discussing various other options. Why did I not renew my FoC? You Sweets. I don't know exactly what I did but even after long stretches of not posting I still get attitude from you and I never could figure out exactly what it was that I did to get such animosity from you. Of course everyone who hasn't got the "too bad, shut up" side of Sweets will pile on & tell me I'm the mean one, I expect that, such is the internet.