Adverts down each side of page...

(79 Posts)
Rosesforrosie Thu 18-Apr-13 10:42:27

Are they here to stay MNHQ? Because it's really, really, annoying...

I'm talking specifically about the flashing mayor of London cycling one.

Rosesforrosie Thu 18-Apr-13 10:45:35

<whispers, as if by magic it's gone now...>


iPadTypo Thu 18-Apr-13 10:46:43

I had a few tabs open and some had them and some not! It was so wierd I took a screen shot of it to ask! Helpfully you had already started a thread on it grin

I've got it too, on the TIO page and active convos but not in the site stuff board

LegoAcupuncture Thu 18-Apr-13 11:08:59

Sometimes it's there, sometimes it isn't. Very annoying as makes my font smaller.

Myliferocks Thu 18-Apr-13 11:49:03

Ok this is getting serious! I'm going to have to do some work as I can't MN with that advert everywhere.
It effects the font which makes the page harder to read and adjusting the font doesn't help!

Gerrof Thu 18-Apr-13 11:52:11

Yes, it is really obtrusive - covers the text on the side and at the bottom, makes it impossible to MN as you can't read the threads.

Is on mobile version only from what I can see (my laptop is fine but it's showing in my ipad).

Rosesforrosie Thu 18-Apr-13 12:18:04

Phew, I thought for a horrible moment I'd hallucinated it!

It was very very annoying, but seems to have disappeared for now (on iPad).

Myliferocks Thu 18-Apr-13 12:20:57

I'm on my iPad and it only seems to disappear if I log in to MN.

Gerrof Thu 18-Apr-13 12:46:14

Yes it's gone now on the iPad.

Polgara2 Thu 18-Apr-13 14:25:58

Thats really annoying! Now the advert has gone but the space where it was is still there, just blank. So my text is still too small.
Change it back purleeeeeeeeease!!

Polgara2 Thu 18-Apr-13 14:26:26

Am on iPad btw

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Apr-13 14:45:43

Hello. I think the Tech team are trialling some ads for tablet. I'm not sure how long they'll be up - we'll try to find out.

Rosesforrosie Thu 18-Apr-13 14:56:43

Thank you grin

I haven't seen any since I complained earlier if that helps. <been on here most of the day, as off sick and can't walk>

Hate it. It's annoying and makes everything else too small. I have ad blockers but it doesn't block these. Have to find something that does or stop using on my tablet. Hate adverts at the best of times but as the site isn't great on tablet anyway this just makes it awful.

BOF Thu 18-Apr-13 15:55:37

Yes, it's bugging me too.

Icedcakeandflower Thu 18-Apr-13 16:23:51

Hate it too, so thought I'd come here to see what's going on.

I'm on my iPad and the ads make the typeface too small to read without expanding.

Please can we return to how it was.

NervyWervy Thu 18-Apr-13 16:26:01

Also hate it!

ColetteTech (MNHQ) Thu 18-Apr-13 16:37:23

Hi All,

Could you can send us a screen shot of what you're seeing to the usual contactus address, please?

As HelenMumsnet said, we are trialing some new ads for iPads and the font size looks okay on the ipad I'm looking at but would like to compare it to what you are seeing.



MisForMumNotMaid Thu 18-Apr-13 16:39:43

Its gone now, but i'm on my IPad and earlier turned off it was that bad. I thought the IPad had developed a fault.

ArtemisKelda Thu 18-Apr-13 16:41:15

The font size went really small on my iPad and the ad was very distracting.

Gerrof Thu 18-Apr-13 16:44:23

The advert has completely disappeared from my ipad now.

Icedcakeandflower Thu 18-Apr-13 16:52:50

It's gone fro mine too.

MardyBra Fri 19-Apr-13 00:07:56


My font sizes are all over the place. Going to sleep now as its very annoying.

OvO Fri 19-Apr-13 00:11:14

It just appeared as I read this thread.



Sorry about that.

It's exactly the sort of thing that makes people click OFF mumsnet.

Fuckwittery Fri 19-Apr-13 00:20:20

Makes my font waaaay too small and the way it flicks on and off is annoying. I'd say it reduces page size by a third and font size accordingly! How do you take a screen shot on ipad?

Fuckwittery Fri 19-Apr-13 00:21:10

And can you give us the email add Colette, not sure what the usual address is. Thanks.

mummylin Fri 19-Apr-13 00:21:25

I have just sent you a screen shot of the page I was on , it includes the horrid advert ( I hope)

EggsEggSplat Fri 19-Apr-13 00:41:55

Extremely annoying on the iPad - makes the main text shrink unreadably small.

Please can you ask tech to abandon the experiment?

mummylin Fri 19-Apr-13 00:45:19

Forgot to add mine too is on my iPad.

FanjoForTheMammaries Fri 19-Apr-13 01:07:54

That advert is dreadful on iPad and looks like something has gone awry with your display

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 19-Apr-13 01:51:03

Nooooooo! Please, please make it stop!

(iPad, not using app)

<weeps> make it go away please. My eyesight is chronic as it is, add in ds being up since 4 and the adverts taking away 20% of the screen down eah side. Have sent screenshots.

And I'm not in London, only 17% of MNers are

Please don't, it fucks with the page size and makes the font tiny. I'll take a screenshot the next time it pops up as it seems to come and go.

Icedcakeandflower Fri 19-Apr-13 07:05:47

Nooooooo, it's back. Turn it off please!

NewFerry Fri 19-Apr-13 07:07:37

It's horrible on the iPad. Please make it go away

Bluebell99 Fri 19-Apr-13 07:11:21

It's still there this morning. sad I agree it 's awful, and reduces the iPad screen on both sides by a couple of cm. also of no relevance to me and don't even understand what it is trying to advertise!

Bunbaker Fri 19-Apr-13 07:16:12

Does adblock work on this type of thing?

I downloaded adblock and don't get any more crap when I look at my emails.

Prawntoast Fri 19-Apr-13 07:17:42

Really annoying on an IPad, please stop them!

Weegiemum Fri 19-Apr-13 07:19:42

I just enlarge the thread so it fills the screen. Pushes ads off the side, I never look at the ads anyway.

Piffpaffpoff Fri 19-Apr-13 07:21:17

It's back this morning. It's awful. Make it stop!!

Southeastdweller Fri 19-Apr-13 07:22:53

They're really annoying so please get rid of them.

MardyBra Fri 19-Apr-13 08:20:56

But if you enlarge the thread, it goes all wibbly when you scroll down.

Elliptic5 Fri 19-Apr-13 08:36:46

The cyclist advertising is ruining Mumsnet on my iPad - let me know when it's over - I'll come back then angry

evilgiraffe Fri 19-Apr-13 09:06:07

Same for me on my iPad - I was going to start a thread entitled "advertising bordery shit", but it seems I've been beaten to it. Obviously you can enlarge the thread so you can't see the ads, but as MardyBra says, that makes scrolling a right royal pain in the arse. Header adverts are irritating but easy to deal with; side adverts are a massive imposition. Interestingly, I've only got the ads on "Threads I'm On", not anything else (yet), but that is annoying enough! Please make it stop smile

Can I add my voice to the "get rid of it" camp? It's making viewing on the ipad pretty much unbearable.

Primrose123 Fri 19-Apr-13 09:09:55

I saw it too, but it has gone now. It made the text too small to be legible.

TSSDNCOP Fri 19-Apr-13 09:14:34


it's making my eyes go funny (iPad) and obviously I need to read about how another figure from my childhood has been arrested sad

I don't like it .
Please make it stop .
It makes the font far too small for me to read ,and it's annoying .

MirandaWest Fri 19-Apr-13 09:17:37

It was here but only in Active Conversations before on iPad. Was at top and left hand side and covered over those parts of Actuve Conversations. Thought I was going (slightly) mad

BOF Fri 19-Apr-13 09:17:39

I just sent a screenshot to ColetteTech, but realised I didn't add any text. I'm on iPad on safari, Colette <waves>

ColetteTech (MNHQ) Fri 19-Apr-13 10:20:30

Thanks for the screenshots everyone, I'm having a look through them now. Will get back to you with an update.


ColetteTech (MNHQ) Fri 19-Apr-13 10:24:23


Makes my font waaaay too small and the way it flicks on and off is annoying. I'd say it reduces page size by a third and font size accordingly! How do you take a screen shot on ipad?

Hi, it's thanks very much.
To take a screen shot press the menu button (the one below the screen) and the power/lock button simultaneously.

ColetteTech (MNHQ) Fri 19-Apr-13 10:26:03


I just sent a screenshot to ColetteTech, but realised I didn't add any text. I'm on iPad on safari, Colette <waves>

<waves> Oooh, cryptic!

Rosesforrosie Fri 19-Apr-13 10:58:36


MirandaWest Fri 19-Apr-13 11:11:02

I've just emailed too - was on the Mumsnet local site search page.

Rosesforrosie Fri 19-Apr-13 11:12:32

It seems to have gone again?

Myliferocks Fri 19-Apr-13 11:18:52

Definitely still appearing Will try and do a screenshot next time I see it!

Myliferocks Fri 19-Apr-13 11:51:55

I've just emailed a screenshot that I took a couple of minutes ago.

Please,please do something about it as I am getting fed up of actually having to do some work rather than MNing! sad

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 19-Apr-13 15:18:52

Thanks very much for the feedback. It's clear these ads aren't at all popular, so we've ditched the idea and will have to find an alternative way of earning a crust [sniff].


Piffpaffpoff Fri 19-Apr-13 15:53:01


mummylin Fri 19-Apr-13 15:58:54

Thanks MNHQ

TiredHandbag Fri 19-Apr-13 16:38:35

Thanks Justine.

SayMama Fri 19-Apr-13 17:16:56

Thank you, I hate hate hate them!

BOF Fri 19-Apr-13 18:32:48

Thank you so much- they were horrid.

Fuckwittery Fri 19-Apr-13 20:22:14

Thank you for getting rid of them. They disappeared as soon as I complained about them so I couldn't take a screen shot!

Rosesforrosie Fri 19-Apr-13 22:08:27

Thank you so much!

wine for lovely MNHQ

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 19-Apr-13 23:11:06

Oh, the blessed relief!

Thank you Justine.

ExcuseTypos Fri 19-Apr-13 23:18:34

Thank you MNHQ!

I'm old (47), have glasses, but still couldn't read mn this morning with those ads.

It's all better nowwine

MardyBra Mon 22-Apr-13 09:43:45

Oh no, they're on my PC now. Arggggh.

Btw, that was me up there ^^ as TiredHandbag. Was on a namechange for the handbag having its own seat on the bus thread.

MardyBra Mon 22-Apr-13 09:48:40

Oh well. At least I'll get some work done this morning. I can't take Kate Thornton grinning inanely on Active Convos.

carriedawayannie Mon 22-Apr-13 09:52:33

Its awful Mardy. It ruins the whole of MN for me. Are they here to stay on the full site.

I can't handle them.

ItsYoniYappy Mon 22-Apr-13 10:06:09

Mine has just started. It's all blue and Boots signs

it's too busy

thekingfisher Mon 22-Apr-13 10:09:15

i don't mind kate thornton at all but having her stare at me whilst I am busy looking at mums net working freaks me out.

I feel like she is watching me choose which thread to look at !

Pascha Mon 22-Apr-13 10:14:13

If you increase the page size she disappears off the side wink

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Apr-13 14:36:48


The Boots ad is actually something different to the now-abandoned iPad side ads.

It's what's called a page takeover and is there to promote our work with the Boots Feel Good Forum radio shows.

We have moved it from Active Convos, though; it's now on the Talk Home page. smile

thekingfisher Mon 22-Apr-13 22:16:34


sorry to be difficult grin

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