I haven't changed anything for a while in terms of ad placement. The second post in every thread is an ad but again that hasn't changed. What I recommend is using any ad blocker plugin. If you have Chrome uBlock Origin is a very solid one that works well and doesn't have any added spyware in it. Soon we'll be migrating to a different forum software and I'll need to revisit the ad strategy, so if you can try this route for now I'll try to make the ads less intrusive once the new software is up and running.