Advertising that sits politely off to the side of the window does not bother me. Pop-up ads that block my view of the content do bother me. Advertising is a necessity if we want to keep much of the internet
free...this site included.
I suggest you click on some of the ads in this forum if it looks like something that might interest you.
Inland Mariners concern was of being tracked, not the ads themselves. My suggestion was to get software that blocks tracking, not software that blocks advertising. There are also settings you can make to your browser that reduce tracking.
Lets not get in to a discussion of how to block internet
advertising. That just defeats the purpose of how this website remains free for you to view.