bloody sliders are back

(38 Posts)
RunAwayHome Mon 23-Jun-14 16:57:20

on the front page of chat.

I close it. I read a thread. I go back to the front page. It's back. I close it. I read another thread. I go back to the front page. It's back. I close it. I go somewhere else on the site. I go back to chat. It's back. I close it...

grr. It's bad enough having it appear once, but at least I thought I could close it, but it WON'T REMEMBER that I've closed it.

Firefox on a Mac.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Mon 23-Jun-14 17:04:11

Is that the ad that keeps popping up on the bottom of the screen? I've got that on my active convos list but not in the actual thread. I'm on my iPhone.

RunAwayHome Mon 23-Jun-14 17:39:35

yes, in blue, about mumsnet things rather than a general ad I think.

It seems to be related to whether I've used the back button to navigate or not (I normally do, as it's by far the quickest)

JessicaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 23-Jun-14 17:39:53

Hello there, that definitely seems amiss and sorry that must be v annoying.

Can you help us work out what's happening please? When you say front page... do you mean the home page of mumsnet.com or of talk? or Active maybe?

Also, were you always logged in and on the same device?

Finally, do you recall what the slider was reminding about? We have a couple running so we're keen to identify the culprit.

Thanks thanks

HonoraryOctonaut Mon 23-Jun-14 17:40:47

I get that too, it's a pain in the backside trying to hit the X to close it on a small phone screen.

HonoraryOctonaut Mon 23-Jun-14 17:41:44

Mine was about politics I think, and on active convos and any thread I click on (using iPhone, I never log out)

RunAwayHome Mon 23-Jun-14 17:52:48

It was the main page of Chat, and I think the slider was about politics today (miscarriage the other day)

TheHouseatWhoCorner Mon 23-Jun-14 17:55:46

I'm getting it too. Every time I go onto active convos. Its about politics.

Came up when I was browsing active convos - about asking politicians questions or something. Its rather annoying - obscures bottom right hand of page.

BillnTedsMostFeministAdventure Mon 23-Jun-14 18:26:33

Me too, about asking questions of women politicians I think.

It's not annoying me though!

blackteaplease Mon 23-Jun-14 19:09:39

I have got this now on the mobile site. It's on active convo's and appears every time I go on the page regardless of how many times I have hit the cross. Which is tricky to do on my mobile.

plus3 Mon 23-Jun-14 19:16:08

It's popping up on active conversations about politics.....

Patilla Mon 23-Jun-14 19:22:41

iPhone here. Mobile site. Bottom page of active conversations and everytime I'm on active conversations it reappears.

Seems to be promoting a thread.

Very annoying indeed.

PandasRock Mon 23-Jun-14 19:25:32

Me too. On iPhone, mobile site, and on iPad main site.

Every time I click through to active convos. Bloody annoying.

JessicaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 23-Jun-14 19:56:55

Thank you all for info, we'll ask tech to take a look ASAP and in meantime remove from active and chat until we can fix.

Sorry folks

RunAwayHome Tue 24-Jun-14 11:18:28

first thing this morning it was fine. Now it's back again.

JessicaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 24-Jun-14 11:30:00

Hi RunAwayHome,
Yes just to confirm we're testing that slider out on chat to try to identify the problem so you may see it for the next little while.

Please try closing it and let us know if it appears again for you.

RunAwayHome Wed 25-Jun-14 17:44:31

It's basically impossible to use the back button now. You can close the slider all you like, but if you navigate from page to page via the back and forward buttons, rather than clicking specific links like 'talk' etc, then it just keeps re-appearing. And if you are on a slower connection, it is much, much more convenient to use the back button to get back to a page of thread titles than it is to reload them each time. This will get seriously annoying if there isn't a way to sort it out!!

Today's irritation is about PMQs.

JessicaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 25-Jun-14 17:55:30

We think we've identified the problem and you're quite right it seems to be browser specific and to do with the back button. Sorry you were irritated today.

Tech are working on a way to fix it asap. We shall ply them with extra cake and encouragement.

RunAwayHome Wed 25-Jun-14 18:21:45

well cake ought to be a good incentive, so here's hoping...

Not sure that even at the best of times sliders are likely to do anything but make me close them to get them away, but presumably someone, somewhere, thinks that they will be good adverts!

iK8 Wed 25-Jun-14 18:52:52

Is there an opt out for sliders? I don't do stickies and I don't want to do sliders either please.

Shosha1 Wed 25-Jun-14 18:56:44

I've got it on iphone too

Littlefish Wed 25-Jun-14 19:37:50

Still there.....

On Active Threads in the bottom right hand corner. Bloody annoying it is too.

Furball Wed 25-Jun-14 20:04:24

Just coming on to say the same as Littlefish

Cooey there Littlefish - I will organise a mail for night out soon!

Littlefish Wed 25-Jun-14 20:48:55

<smothers Furball in sloppy kisses>

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