Flashing/flickering Ocado Advert

(17 Posts)
GingerbreadLatteToGo Mon 26-Sep-16 08:33:46

Is anyone else getting this? It's only a small advert, not the main banner one (that stays still) and it flickers like there's something wrong with it, but there's not, it's just to get your attention.

I've put up with it for a while, but it's really annoying and hurting my eyes.

Please MN can we get the flashing/flickering stopped?!

FruVikingessOla Mon 26-Sep-16 15:41:33

My flashing/flickering ads are for O2 - they are both in AdChoices boxes (top and side).

I don't even go on to the O2 website.

Becca19962014 Mon 26-Sep-16 15:44:17

I'm having the same problem and have emailed MN and reported this thread. I have epilepsy which can be triggered by strobing ads (I shut down immediately I saw it today and when I came back it was gone).

Adchoices ceased to work for me awhile ago after I blocked the maximum number of ads allowed for free before paying.

AngieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 26-Sep-16 16:57:42

We will get this removed ASAP

Becca19962014 Mon 26-Sep-16 19:15:37

I'm still getting it.

AngieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 26-Sep-16 21:18:06

Hi Becca, for now if you click on the ad choices icon and ask to never see that ad, it will automatically be removed.

GingerbreadLatteToGo Mon 26-Sep-16 21:21:30

Thanks Angie 💐

Becca19962014 Mon 26-Sep-16 21:53:19

Angie I've already explained that's not an option for me. When I click I'm sent to an ad choices page where I must pay to stop the ad as I've used up the number available for free.

Is this ad going to continue to be used then even though it puts users at risk? I can't afford to subscribe to adchoices, and I'm at risk of seizures because of this ad.

NeedABanner Thu 06-Oct-16 21:51:37

Angie any updates on this? It's STILL flickering

AngieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 07-Oct-16 08:00:20

Is this on mobile or desktop, a screenshot would be great

EmpressKnowsWhereHerTowelIs Fri 07-Oct-16 08:07:36

If that's on the main site & you don't want to install adblockers, you could try scrolling right down to the bottom of the page and clicking on mobile site to get the mobile view as a short-term solution. It might look a bit stretched out but you'd hopefully lose the dangerous ad.

NeedABanner Fri 07-Oct-16 09:19:13

Angie. It's on the desktop. I'll try to do a screenshot.

NeedABanner Fri 07-Oct-16 09:20:48

Empress. Thank you for post 💐 But the mobile site is awful on a non hand held device (IMO)

AngieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 07-Oct-16 09:32:34

A screen will be fab, I have seen the ad a few times but no flickering for me... really weird.
I have also informed all our partners and they are screening for this flickering ad too.

EmpressKnowsWhereHerTowelIs Fri 07-Oct-16 10:07:53

No problem NeedABanner, hope it gets sorted soon.

NeedABanner Sat 08-Oct-16 17:25:27

Angie. I have tried to take screen shots but it doesn't work, there's just a white square where the advert should be!

NeedABanner Sat 08-Oct-16 17:25:55

Thanks Empress

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