Yes I know that. I was responding to someone who said they went ahead and paid to be a premium member but the left bar was still there.
Now upon closer inspection, I realize that person was actually still only talking about the plug-in.
If you think VS doesn't know about this, being that it is a stickie, you're just silly
And it has been here a while already so [shrug].
Frankly, I'm surprised by how many people this is all news to. I realize not everyone is an internet savant but the R6MN is not the only place with annoying ads (now). There are plenty of places I wanted to avoid ads both for the annoyance factor and speed of loading.
Anyway, hopefully this clues you in to the wonder that is ad-free surfing everywhere. Remember, EasyElements is just as important as EastList because it helps actually remove the entire ad space, and not just the ad picture itself. Frees up room on the page. http://easylist.adblockplus.org/