Just doing some looking around (middle of the night, bored) and came across this from August 2017.

Is it realy only a year since adverts first appeared here?

Quote Originally Posted by administrator View Post
We will be starting to display relevant and contextual ads on the Youreable forum very shortly.
We have recently updated the forum and have plans to upgrade the forum in future, adding more features and functionality. While Youreable is free to its members, running the forum does incur administrative costs and we’ll be using the revenue created from our advertising to maintain the general upkeep and development the forum.
If you have any comments or feedback you can email us at: youreable.forum@dlf.org.uk
My higlighting.

Comment/Feedback -
Use some of the revenue to pay a mod to work a couple of hours at weekends - removing all the spam threads/posts.