To clean up the wiki, we have removed most of the big ads on the top of the wiki. We wanted to make the wiki "cleaner" and even more useful to our visitors. We still have some Amazon affiliate links & ads (on the side & bottom of the wiki) because we think our visitors find these useful (i.e. they can find our favorite martial arts books). There are also some ads on the videos but these are not wiki ads. They are ads inserted by the creators of these Youtube videos.

Unfortunately, no "top" ads means a lot less revenue which will hurt content growth as wikis have costs (i.e. website hosting, software packages, etc.). 

We hope that gaining some generous patrons (even a dollar is a great help) will allow us to partially offset the decline in advertising revenue. However, if we can't gain 20 patrons by Christmas, we will have to rethink the lack of large ads as Amazon affiliate links don't cover the bills.

New patrons = More content. We hope you become a wiki patron!

Will - Black Belt Wiki