Sorry to leave you with a bit of a word-wall, but I have a few questions:
These ads are pop-ups? As in not-off-to-the-side-of-the-web-page? Correct? So I'd have to disable more than just my ad-blocker, I'd need to disable my pop-up blocker too? (in my case, they are different... )
Edit: Just turned them on...Problem solved.
Since these ads are run by Google's AdSense, that means the ads that appear are loosely-based on what the user has searched for, right? Well, I've been messing with this AdSense stuff on some other sites I frequent, and really, 'loosely-based' can really be 'loosely-based.' As in borderlining sexual material. That totally destroys the family-safe image you've set up here. Will there be some form of report button to notify you, or one of the moderators/admins, of the inappropriate material? If not a report button, should we get a screen-cap of the ad and send you the URL?
I think in another post you mentioned you have different ad criteria you can allow or not; do certain ads pay-MORE-per-click than others? Or is it the same pay-per-click rate?
Lastly, do you know if there are going to be 'talky' ads or not? You know the ones that scream "CONGRATULATIONS YOU JUST WON A FREE IPOD NANO!" There's content uploaded in Octavia's Hall that have sound (PMV's, Remix Tracks, Fan-animations, etc.) Also...Those ads get on my nerves...
I'm still going to enable the ads though, I've always wanted to give back (and who knows? Maybe I'll find something interesting?) but I don't really have a credit card....
AdSense are fairly strict as far as their ad policies go, and do not allow any ads play sounds without warning. It's the #1 web advertising solution for a reason.
I don't want anyone to be seeing inappropriate ads here, so if your run into one, please take a screenshot, send it to me, and I'll blacklist it ASAP.
My direct control over ad content is limited to text ads, visual/Flash ads, or a mix of both. The visual variety tends to be worth more per click. I'd suggest taking a read through AdSense's help files if you're curious to learn more about the system.