A few Ning Network Creators have reported seeing ads from Ning's parent company - Mode Media, appearing throughout their websites. The owner of one of the affected sites stated that he keeps the site ad-free and cannot explain how these ads made their way in. The number of networks being invaded by these mysterious ads are on the rise. Could the affected sites be in violation of Ning's new pricing structure (would love to hear from those affected)? Maybe this is an attempt by Mode to cash in on those who don't have the cold hard cash to fork over?