Shouldn't this forum name read "Advertising, Sales, and Affiliate Programs"?
I personally think it talk about things that refer advertising sales and affiliate programs
Probably, does it bother you that much that it's grammatically incorrect?
well, it means two different things... is it "Advertising Sales" and "Affiliate Programs" or is it "Advertising, Sales and Affiliate Programs"
I would also be concerned at the use of the serial comma (also referred to as the oxford comma) in your suggestion.
However, you do make a reasoned argument