Can we somehow vote on this? To be honest I think it's just taken up unnecessary space. I'm using the script provided by ZenMaster4President and it moves it to the bottom of the page. But I think if we could just get rid of it all-together it would be better.
I think it's horrible. It's especially bad on widescreen monitors because everything is pushed to the left, and in addition to the side panel there is a huge section of purple on just one side. I've started visiting this site less frequently than I did before because of it.
I barely even notice the right panel now. I don't see a problem with it. CL, like any website with ads, is often funded through the ads. It is necessary. I have a widescreen monitor and I don't see a problem with it at all.