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Annoying gap/Wowcher

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TiggyD Mon 04-Feb-13 06:48:24

On some threads I get a huuuuuuge gap between the thread title and the first post. There is also a one line advert for wowcher just above the first post. Is it just an annoying ad not working or my problem?

SantasHairyBollock Mon 04-Feb-13 13:59:41

The big gap thing has gone.

But that little wowcher ad is extremely annoying, isn't it?

I don't mind most of the ads, except those massive ones down the sides of the homepage from time to time.

TapirBackRider Mon 04-Feb-13 14:48:52

I don't think many of us have serious objections to ads, seeing as how they fund MN, it's more the fact that it's actually on the thread itself, rather than with the rest of the ads over there -->

Tis the thin end of the wedge IMO

Tee2072 Mon 04-Feb-13 15:03:01

It's a one line advert. What does it really take from your MN experience?

Also, on the mobile site, there's ads within the threads.

However, I would like to say, it's a bit annoying that it takes a moment to load and the screen jumps once it shows up.

GetOrf Mon 04-Feb-13 15:07:17

I thought the gap was annoying, but the ad itself is fine.

I am used to in-thread ads anyway (they are always there on the mobile app).

It's only a little thing. MN is a business, it enables us to come and talk to each other on here for nowt. The ad isn't a pop up or something hideously intrusive, I think it's fine.

TapirBackRider Mon 04-Feb-13 15:12:38

One of the many reasons that I like MN so much (laptop version) is that the ads are 'confined' to a certain space, and don't cause loading problems.

Putting an ad into the actual thread space is different, and comes across as visually intrusive.

The phone app is a major PITA, ads or no ads, as it currently causes my phone to crash on loading every single time I try to use it, those ads aren't so much of a visual problem to me.

GetOrf Mon 04-Feb-13 15:21:27

There was a bit of complaint a few months ago when the mobile app ads appeared - it was a bit annoying at first but tbh you get used to it after a while.

Tee2072 Mon 04-Feb-13 15:27:13

I meant the mobile site, Tapir, not the app. The app is horrible. Mobile site works great and I don't even notice the ads any more.

GetOrf Mon 04-Feb-13 15:28:24

I am completely lying - I don't use the app at all, just the mobile site.

GetOrf Mon 04-Feb-13 15:28:51

And yes the mobile site is gfreat.

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