richmondsteve - 1:08 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0) I agree and I've said the same here from time to time. <speculation>
I think one fundemental problem with adsense is the use of publisher id's rather than accepting and reviewing domains individually, OK so they avoid the problem of millions of domains to review - but the quality of sites that run adsense now is sometimes so low it's truely unbelievable. I'm very surprised that the front page still has ad's
It's possible that the publisher is no longer receiving income from clicks and that advertisers are not being charged for clicks using that publisher's sites (based on past posts to this forum). If that's the case it's possible the ads are there due to publisher oversight or because the publisher thinks users will consider the inclusion of Google Ads as an endorsement of the quality of the site.
I agree and I've said the same here from time to time.