Because these CGnetworks posts are vital to maintaining CGtalk and raising money, rather than remove them, how about creating 2 bars of images on the fronpage? One for Cgtalk offers, one for actual user-created artwork? Maybe plug more often too? Ive seen some excellent work in the gallery, and it passes by unnoticed, and then a few weeks later, 3 or so images get plugged, then quickly shunted off screen by some news!
If this idea was inplemented, the cgnetworks offers can stay on frontpage longer (and get more views) and the people can get their work on frontpage and get noticed, and believe me, theres no higher privelage for someone whos worked hard on their work to see it on the fronpage!