I’m about to put up a forum/discussion group on one of my domains. As much as I hate obnoxious advertising, monetizing a website really does help the publisher cover hosting costs et al. Google’s Adsense won’t work in the forum environment I am considering as per their TOS since I am thinking about having only registered users in the forums. I have reviewed Vibrant Media’s IntelliTXT and am rather impressed with it’s subtleness, distinction from hyperlinks yet acting like hyperlinks, and ability to aptly match an advertisement with the user’s entry.
The Firefox extension Adblock does stop both Adsense and Vibrant Media but I still think it is worth trying. In the least, this window with one tab has been open for weeks and needs to close.