No, it's not just you...
Since I've stopped paying (out of my pocket) the fee for keeping our board free of ads they have added this "redirect" advertising. Yes, it is a real "pain".
For now, I'm leaving the option of removing the ads up to our posters. There is a link to remove all ads from our board on the main page.. a few inches down - to the right. Click on "Remove all advertisements from this message board!" if your interested.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
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