I know that some of you are still having this problem, but it has nothing to do with us, and there is nothing we can do to fix it. Aside from placing simple Google Adsense code in specific areas of our template, we do not control the ads or how they are served. The only option would be to disable our ads, and then we wouldn't be able to offset the cost of hosting this site and/or future feature expansions.
While I hate to blame IE, it always seems that when there is a complaint about something not working right, it is an IE user. IE does it's own thing, and it is a real pain in the ass for any web developer/designer. FireFox, Chrome, Opera, Safari... they all work the way they should, and IE doesn't.
All I can recommend is that you try another browser. Comments that say it happens only here and not elsewhere... that just means that other sites may not be running Google Ads. I can assure you that our Google Ad execution is the same as it would be for anyone else; they give me the code and I paste it into the template... that's it!
Frankly, I am tired of IE. It tends to be the only browser that can mess up a great looking page... the same page that EVERY other browser renders without a problem. Why do you think that IE is the only browser with a compatibility mode?