Once they get everything working, I'll be working with them to put something in place to reduce the number of ads to 3 for registered users, so that should likely improve things (I had also done that previously). The footer ad is certainly on my radar of things to change for registered users if possible. Site Supporters will continue to have an ad-free experience. As for the thread stickies - those will be changed a bit when I put out the new version of the forum prior to camp and should reduce the space taken up at the top. Regarding OT threads, I did purchase and install the thread ignore function quite a few years ago, so one click will eliminate those from your view However, OT threads will be limited a little more when the layout changes because the threads in other forums will actually be much easier to find. The overall plan is to make discussions overall easier to find and the changes will make things much simpler when it comes to having different areas for the forum and allowing people to have those discussions outside of the main board. Right now, it's tougher because spotting threads in those other forums is so hard. That hopefully won't be the case in another month or so.