I only joined the club as a mechanism to pay some dues to a forum that's been part of my internetting for more than a decade. I don't really hold with the idea of a club though so I never really wanted to have "Club member" under my avatar.
But the ads are so big, I just decided I'll have to embrace the uncomfortable and display my affiliation just to be shot of the now enormous ads.
So my avatar now says I'm a club member. But I still had big ads. So I logged-out-and-logged-back-in-again... but they're still there.
I will say this though, the ads are very effective. I've booked two trips to the Four Seasons Bora Bora for next year, purchased the new hybrid Lexus sedan, and switched my mobile and home broadband to the new all-in roving family package from Virgin media.
Basically Google have thrown me a curve ball and I'm attempting to work out how to get it back to the set sized adverts at the bottom of the page again on mobile :/ Fingers crossed I can sort it tomorrow.