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Boots shite

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TheConstantLurker Sun 21-Apr-13 22:13:12

can we not have a thread which just a huge advert or Boots please.
First I got a survey about Boots- would you go to Boots to get advice? No, not really.
Next thing there are lots of little ads for the new "Boots Feel Good Forum" <<barf>>
now we have a sticky for it and really it's a massive advert for Boots with some adverts for sun products thrown in.
I realise MN will be being paid for this and it's a way of earning but it's very annoying to have it dressed up as a thread and all feel good and helpful (not)

'page takeover' sounds about right - it feels like MN has been taken over by Boots.

Maybe advertisers do like them and see them as effective (Though I wonder how effective they are if you discount accidental clicks) but I wonder if they've misjudged their market here - MNers on the whole like things to look uncluttered and unfussy. You can see this from the reaction to threads asking for features such as embedding quotes and sparkly tickers, and it says something that we can only embed images on a couple of topics - people haven't been historically keen on that feature either because it would make MN look 'cluttered'.

FWIW, I've managed to block the side ads now. I'm left with a ghastly turquoisy-blue background which clashes horribly with all the other non-turquoisy shades of blue used on the site.

How are the side ads getting through my Adblock anyway? confused

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 22-Apr-13 14:20:57

Every side ad I've clicked on has been accidental, and I immediately shut the ad down when it opens. Is this still counted as a "success"?

Queen, I had to right click on it and then choose 'Block with Adblock'

Has it gone? The blue background's disappeared. Tentative smile

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Apr-13 14:33:15

PlentyOfPubeGardens

Has it gone? The blue background's disappeared. Tentative smile

We've moved the page takeover to the Talk Home page now.

Anja1Cam Mon 22-Apr-13 14:33:56

Re: Adblock, I had the blue background (back to white this minute) but no ads, presumably Adblock did it for me? I never explicitly hid them this time but I think I may have done a lot of hiding (thereby 'training' adblock) the very first time the side ads appeared for a different campaign.

CrowsLanding Mon 22-Apr-13 14:34:37

Much better MNHQ thanks

MardyBra Mon 22-Apr-13 14:35:23

That's better. Thanks Helen.
I don't use the talk homepage much. But Active Convos and Threads I'm On are a different matter.

Thank you! flowers

Maybe you should just put it on baby sleeping bags, it wouldn't upset many people there wink

(I would have suggested Local Dummy but that section seems surprisingly popular)

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Jins Mon 22-Apr-13 18:43:34

I've just ventured onto my pc and it's awful.

Sorry MN but I'm really uncomfortable about a link with Boots as it is and this is too much for me. I'll have to stick to the app or find somewhere else to hang out sad

Jins Mon 22-Apr-13 18:51:34

Also - and this is realy important to me - I only ventured onto my pc to hide the Boots radio topic. I can't see it on the list

How do I hide the Boots topic please?

SoupDragon Mon 22-Apr-13 19:23:36

Those big side ads have disappeared on my Macbook now.

Osmiornica Fri 26-Apr-13 08:15:59

I thought Mumsnet had been bought out by boots. It certainly makes it look like a boots website now not just mumsnet. It's awful.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 29-Apr-13 21:17:39

I'd like boots slightly more if all their own brand products had BUAV approval, like superdrug do. I luffs superdrug.

Boots treat their staff like shite.

MardyBra Tue 30-Apr-13 22:47:35

Fuck me. It's bloody Specsavers now.

TheConstantLurker Wed 22-May-13 18:40:17

Buy this and we make money=advertising
Come and have a lovely girly chat about make up tips as featured recently on the Boots shite Feel Good Forum=the epitome of irritating shite masquerading as Mumsnet helpfulness.

P.S. Thanks for entering me for the free book to review after the date had expired. One is on it's way to me. Yippee.

Nehru Wed 22-May-13 18:41:29

i agree with justine

I LOVE THE FEEL GOOD FORUM

* coughs *

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