I also use an ad-blocker–hadn’t realized there were ads here.
Here’s the thing: on sites I really care about, I’m willing to pay a modest subscription fee, which usually includes turning ads off as a benefit. And virtually all sites that display ads are experiencing declining revenue from them across the board anyway, so a lot of them are moving to a subscription model if they can. TuD definitely falls into the category of a site I’d be willing to pay a few bucks for. I think if people are aware that the ads are a choice, rather than a forced intrusion, that makes them less annoying. “Ok, I can’t really afford/don’t want to pay the fee, so I’ll just tolerate the ads.” Because even non-profit sites need to support themselves, we all know that, right?