GoogleGuy - 6:10 pm on Apr 8, 2004 (gmt 0)
Awesome--many thanks, pageoneresults! :) PBG, I think of the situation as akin to posting on a forum that displays ads. If the forum is a free service that is supported by ads, you have to choose whether you want to contribute the wisdom of your posts; it means that banner ads will be shown on those threads that you contribute to. For most people, the benefit of being able to talk for free and have a community outweighs the fact that the forum might show banner ads. Now if the ads were targeted to what people were talking about, would you stop posting on that forum? A few people would object to that, I'm sure, but I think most people would still be happy to keep posting. That's just my quick take on it though. In my experience, most emails haven't shown an ad, so it's a little like getting the forum for free, but occasionally a thread will display AdSense ads.