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There's a huge National Geographic ad on just about every topic that takes up the whole page. So much that I have to scroll down just to see a title. Can we get this removed? I know it'll probably be gone after the premiere anyway, so I'd also like to suggest not approving these kinds of ads in the future.

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Lithium Rain (author)2011-09-27

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaadblock.

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CameronSS (author)Lithium Rain2011-09-27

But who would turn Adblock on for a site that supports itself through limited advertisement?

Oh yeah, me when I got sick of it logging me out constantly after I paid big bucks to NOT see the ads.

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Lithium Rain (author)CameronSS2011-09-27

Same! Except I think they changed the wording to "less" ads. -_- I've not heard of paying for LESS advertising, only NO advertising. They want to have their cake and eat it, too.

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I understand your feelings about "less" advertising. Please see Eric's comment on this page for why it says that.

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I don't think I've ever seen an ad on this site, even logged out. Adblock works..

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ewilhelm (author)2011-09-29

Please accept my apologies about that. We had those ads targeted to pro members by accident. PM me and I'll give you a 1-year pro code to say sorry.

With a pro membership, you should only see ads for stuff on Instructables in our normal ad units. Anything else is a mistake. We currently have the language about "less advertising" rather than "no advertising" because I foresee a situation where we want to run an ad using a system outside our ad server, which will make it technically difficult prevent that ad from showing up for pro membership. For example, something like a special background image ad on the homepage, or a special tab (like where Halloween currently lives) that leads to a sponsored page.

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