What about a separate forum for advertisers to replace the confusing ( to me ) animated banners at the mast heading of the forum as well as the random posts? The advantages would be
1. Simpler Access
2. Each advertiser could have his or her own thread as sticky.
3. We could then ask questions and receive answers more easily.
4. Announcements on new products would be easier to spot.
5. It would free up more space to keep up with reader's and \ or subscriber's posts.
Perhaps its stupid but the idea occurred none the less. The reason this occurred to me was that I missed two sales bargains from two advertisers because they were bumped by the heavy traffic of posts by regular subscribers.