Maybe you could explain the way ads work. Like how do you make money off of them in relation to our use of the pages.
I have no clue how they work. Do you get a bit of $$$ each time an ad is clicked or in the case of the new double underlined ones (for which the ads pretty much have no direct relation to the double underlined words) when you "mouse over" it and the ad pops up? Or do you not get $$$ until the user is redirected to the page for the ad? Just curious.
(In other words, I'd click on a Google ad from time to time if it's necessary to keep the site free.)
This new one (adbrite) is pretty obtrusive for a site like this in my opinion. They even come up on private entries.
I myself couldn't care less about the ad content. It could be about something I'm totally opposed to in real life. But I wanted to voice my opinion that the new one appears to change DDs in a way that takes away from the value of DietDiaries as it has been.
I've seen these when I've clicked on an article for some health site or something, but I think the way I personally see and read (and appreciate) DDs for what it is, it takes away rather than adds to my reading/participating experience.
Thanks for all your effort, as always!