I have never displayed ads in that subforum because I use a conditional to exclude my ad from that subforum. For some reason, I still got in trouble from Google. Is it because the code shows in the source code? How can I prevent the google ads from showing up at all in a template since conditionals still show the google ads in the source code? BTW I removed the ad code so you won't see it in the source if you look now but yes, google ads do show in the source code even when using a conditional.
This is the template conditional I use in ad_above_content and other ad templates:
(17 is the subforum that I've excluded from Google ads, that this thread is in)