Google Ads Update:
For those who are interested, i'm not seeing much improvement over the google ad revenue compared to last year, even though traffic on the site has increased a lot since then. Part of it may simply be google taking time to properly index the pages for adsense.
Regardless, I think we will most likely go back to removing them from the website for another year - though let's keep them running for at least a week or 10 days to get a reasonable estimate. It looks like the ads also may be discouraging people from donating, since they think we are making enough money on these ads that we don't need donations.
Instead of hawking other people's stuff and paying middlemen advertisers i think maybe we should instead expand the idea of the "Cody Quotes" thing we were using before, to include random screenshot thumbnails of programs on the site, and maybe even site members website thumbnails etc. It seems to me we might all be happier by spreading the word about members projects rather than some strangers pay per click stuff.