I think you're ads are slowing down my computer. And sometimes when I'm also on Internet Explorer(not by choice) I get the error message saying "internet explorer cannot download page from http://www.linuxforums.org/forum" . I noticed that it will download the top menu bar then stop at that google ad at the top and give me the error message. After that it just leaves the rest of the page blank.
Anyway I just wanted to let you know.