Hi Jennifer, thank you for replying to me and my complaint.
No, you wouldn't see anything on my site. That is the REASON I paid 30.00 for taking the ads off...But they remain for ME to see on MY site.
Go figure. I have loved WordPress until now, and this might seem like a small issue to WordPress...but I find it obnoxious. The poetry is serious and I am deeply involved with poetry groups around the world. In fact, I am a poetry editor besides a poetry publisher. To see my site gummed up with these ridiculous ads is an insult to me. So,
I would expect them to 'go away' with the payment I just made yesterday to WordPress.
I don't want to see them, and in fact they fly in the face of my anti-over-consuming philosophy. Something I write a lot about on my blog. Can you see how this would grate? It's a visual contradiction.
It's just so tacky, and counterproductive to the visual of poetry and the art that goes with these pieces.
I should not have to pay MORE money to have these removed from my blog. However, I haven't had much to complain about with WordPress until now, but this might be bigger than I knew. I'll ask my readers how they feel about unsolicited and objectionable ads appearing on their sites. I'll devote a blog entry to it soon.
Thank you, though, for your concern. I would like to stay with WordPress, but I can't in good conscious do so when I feel it goes so much against the grain of what I present.