Why does the desktop site page keep jumping around?! It's driving me crazy!

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ThumbWitchesAbroad Mon 22-Feb-16 15:44:55

I have an adblocker, so I'm guessing it's because of ads. I have no header, the MN logo is still not back (Why not?) but now the fecking page keeps jumping, taking far too long to get into position, so that I think I'm clicking on one thing and then end up clicking on something entirely different as the page jumps down.

I have about 3" of white space at the top of my page (hence thinking it must be something to do with ads) - but WHY must the page JUMP??

The site is becoming hugely frustrating with all this jumping and resultant mis-clicking!

Please do something about it (and bring back the logo, goddammit!)

AnchorDownDeepBreath Mon 22-Feb-16 15:47:39

It's loading the ad at the top. The current ad is bigger than normal, so the page jumps down a bit once the ad (or correct amount of ad space) has loaded. If you ads enabled, you wouldn't notice the jump so much.

I agree that it's annoying - enforcing the standard ad size might be a start.

I don't want the logo back though, thanks. It's much cleaner and fresher without it.

DoreenLethal Mon 22-Feb-16 15:48:30

I agree - it drives me to distraction.

ThumbWitchesAbroad Mon 22-Feb-16 16:02:42

Ha, Anchor - you say cleaner and fresher, I say far more boring. grin

But yes to standardised ad sizes, if that's the cause.

CrotchetQuaverMinim Mon 22-Feb-16 16:42:19

yes, I have this exact problem!! Constantly end up clicking on FAQ instead of what I mean to, because it takes that much longer to load. grrrrrrr

AmyGMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Feb-16 17:49:47

Hi all

Thanks very much for flagging this, it does sound frustrating!

Please can you let us know what device you're using, and what browser please? We'll then flag to our ads team and ask if there's anything they can do.

Thanks for bearing with us on this one flowers brew

CrotchetQuaverMinim Mon 22-Feb-16 18:32:16

firefox on a mac

ThumbWitchesAbroad Tue 23-Feb-16 06:13:31

Sure, AmyG - desktop site, on a laptop, using Chrome (also MN classic) plus I have an adblocker active (NO idea which one but I suppose I could try and work it out!!)

SilkandSteel Tue 23-Feb-16 06:57:21

desktop site on firefox on windows laptop. Also have an adblocker on. Its very annoying!

DoreenLethal Tue 23-Feb-16 09:11:45

Mac with firefox.

Also ipad with safari.

MyVisionsComeFromSoup Tue 23-Feb-16 09:14:53

me too - on desktop/Chrome/with adblocker

BeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 23-Feb-16 10:51:35

Hi all - thanks for posting. There are a few people having this issue on the mobile site.

Could we just ask you all to do a quick test for us? If you disable adblocker, does it still happen? We've had a few people say it stops, in which case we'll need to look into why that's happening. Thanks all.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 23-Feb-16 10:54:00

It's not just the desktop site - I have this problem on mobile site, Android/chrome/no adblocker.

The page also takes a long time to completely load, and I have a stupidly fast connection...

CrotchetQuaverMinim Tue 23-Feb-16 13:03:23

yes turning off adblocker seems to help the jumping around thing.

Naoko Tue 23-Feb-16 13:11:21

I'm getting this on mobile (Android/Chrome, no adblocker installed) but not on the desktop (Chrome/adblocker installed). It's very annoying.

BeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 23-Feb-16 13:23:39

Hi all - thanks for posting. We're going to get this info over to Tech and see if we can find out what's going on.

IShouldBeSoLurky Tue 23-Feb-16 22:42:44

Yes, I'm getting this too. Desktop, Safari, adblocker enabled. Thanks for looking into it, MNHQ flowers

NanTheWiser Thu 25-Feb-16 12:04:14

Me too, desktop with Adblocker. It's dreadful!

BeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 25-Feb-16 12:20:13

Hi both - which pages does it happen on for you?

If you disable Adblocker, does it stop?

ThumbWitchesAbroad Thu 25-Feb-16 12:36:37

I managed to find my adblocker (not that hard, embarrassingly! It's a Chrome extension called Adblock) and pause it, which did stop the page jumping. The ads that appeared were a lot smaller than the white space that is created when the Adblocker is running, and the page jumps; so it's not because the ads actually being shown are deeper than normal, I guess the white space just jumps to maximum allowed space for ads?

However, I don't want to switch my adblocker off just to be able to use the site. Up until a few days ago, this jumping nonsense wasn't happening, so I'm hoping Techs can fix it again.

It happens for me on all pages that I visit - TIO, Active, individual threads, even messages.

IShouldBeSoLurky Thu 25-Feb-16 12:38:40

It happens on all pages. The page loads as normal, then there's a short delay and then it "jumps" downwards. It's incredibly annoying!

It doesn't happen with adblocker disabled.

CrotchetQuaverMinim Thu 25-Feb-16 12:44:46

hugely annoying and still happening, on all the pages. It jumps about 3 or 4 cm., just enough so that I constantly end up clicking on what I think is a certain forum, but by the time it finishes loading and registers the mouse click, it's in a different place, and I go to the wrong forum.

Even if the ads loaded a lot faster, it would be a bit better, as I'd at least then be able to wait til it had jumped before clicking. But the ads (blocked or not) often really slow things down while it waits for them to load.

SwedishEdith Thu 25-Feb-16 20:30:02

Still happening, still annoying. Turning Adblock off stops the jumping but doesn't stop the delay in the page loading. 15 seconds with no adblocker v 11 seconds to load with the adblocker shock. Not happening on other sites.

BreconBeBuggered Fri 26-Feb-16 10:53:14

This has been driving me bananas all week. I keep finding myself in My Mumsnet, which is annoying in itself as I can't seem to just close the box and have to go back to where I came from. Thought it might be the pc but the same thing happens on the laptop. I knew it was an adblocker issue but I imagined the ad itself must be massive and take ages to (not) load.

SilkandSteel Fri 26-Feb-16 18:27:53

This is still happening and it's getting extremely annoying! Turning adblock off stops it,however I don't want it turned off. All the Mumsnet ads was one of the reasons I installed one in the first place. Why is it taking so long to sort out??????

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