I'm not trying to block ads in general, nor am I trying to get them removed from the site - I just find the these brightly coloured flashing adverts very distracting and they feel out of keeping with the ethos of the site (as I see it).
I realise that's part of how the site is funded. I have even been known to deliberately click on adverts and buy stuff through those, just to support a favourite site. Obviously that only applies when I want what's being advertised, but it has been known to happen
I don't really think Leica/Art Photography are the target markets for these brightly coloured gaudy incessantly flashing things - unless they're in front of the camera maybe. I prefer things slightly more restrained and refined.
I'm just requesting an approach that's rather more Earl Grey, rather less Mountain Dew™...
It is a polite request, no more.
I'm sure Michael's more than capable of telling me to get bent