OK, I think I found the answer. Assuming one is stuck in the "mobile" view, one goes to Forums. Then at the bottom is a link to "Full site" (I think that was it). Then one selects the "Early Retirement v1.0" at the bottom from the drop down menu. This gets one to what I wanted -- no awful advertising.
This needs a redesign in my opinion. A real turn off. VERY OBSCURE. UGH.
caveat: maybe I'm missing something but a new user would be mystified and assume the site is done by some old ... you can fill in the missing expletive