A few thoughts on how I'd like this to work.
As we have mentioned before the thought of banner ads on the forum is a non starter, we'd lose the clean uncluttered look and they can be bloody annoying.
I've put together a little system where we will get commission from amazon and hopefully we can build up a relevant database of useful and relevant stuff available through them.
In the post section when creating or modifying a post you will find a new A amazon button, simply click it and type the name of what you have found between the tags. It will automatically turn your link into an amazon tag to the relevant item. Quick description for the benefit of other members who might be interested and that's it.
Keeps it confined in here, keeps the stuff relevant to members interests and we get a little help towards the server upgrade pending for the end of October 2011
Child board here http://www.hubberts-arms.org/index.php/board,33.0.html