Finally heard from Google. Here it is:
While reviewing your site, we noticed that Google ads were displaying on
your site in a manner that isn't in compliance with our program policies.
As stated in our program policies, Ad Sense
publishers may not display
Google ads on pages with adult or mature content. While we understand that
it may be challenging to monitor user-generated content, such as comments,
on your site, we require publishers to check that the webpages containing
their ad code complies with our program policies.
This means a site-wide purge of adult-like stuff is needed. The Fetish stuff, the Porn stuff, anything else we might find. Like any image the least bit iffy.
This is a survival issue. Also, I don't think these things are important to the mission. They are just fun for the interested parties.
All advertising will be dropped on any page that accept comments. That includes the forums. That likely means we are at the level of performance we're going to have for the forum for a good long while.
I'm going to start in immediately on the things that got us in trouble, I think, cutting the fetish/pron tropes.
What we will do is move these topics to another wiki on a different URL (one of the 'mediatropes' domains). That wiki (running the same software) will not run Google ads and will be linked to from here where appropriate.
The last step: edit accounts will be hardened. No anons. Email requirement for edit account.
Thanks go out in advance to the mods and all other tropers of good will in managing the coming shitstorm from the "IT'S RUINED FOREVER" crowd. Knuckle up.
I'll busy doing the doing and won't people to hold any hands.