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I thought MN didn't advertise formula manufacturers...

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lurcherlover Wed 17-Apr-13 22:27:29

...so why does the mobile site have a banner at the top encouraging users to download the "aptaclub" app (Aptimel?) Isn't this against MN policy?

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Apr-13 10:08:35

Yes it is. Thank you - we'll sort.

BeerTricksPotter Thu 18-Apr-13 10:27:52

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HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Apr-13 14:41:20

We don't control what AdChoices serve up, no. But we can request not to be served up with particular stuff.

So please, if you see something that concerns you, do let us know.

BeerTricksPotter Thu 18-Apr-13 15:17:24

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HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Apr-13 16:15:16

BeerTricksPotter

Thanks Helen and excuse my ignorance about AdChoices! grin

There's not much advertising that annoys me enough to complain about, but the advertising of live animals for free is something I feel very strongly about. Dogs advertised in this way stand a good chance of being mistreated by uninformed owners or even used as bait for dog fighting. On the flip side, someone may end up with an animal who is being rehomed for behaviour that may cause serious problems, because the advertiser just wants rid and isn't prepared to have their animal assessed by a reputable rescue organisation who could avoid this.

Yes, see your point. If you see the ad again, could you let us know pls?

BeerTricksPotter Thu 18-Apr-13 16:27:40

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lurcherlover Thu 18-Apr-13 21:58:21

I've just seen Aptimel again...

lurcherlover Thu 18-Apr-13 21:58:59

Aptimel? Aptamil? You know what I mean anyway!

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Apr-13 22:06:13

lurcherlover

I've just seen Aptimel again...

Where did you see it? Which topic?

lurcherlover Thu 18-Apr-13 22:13:32

Chat - it came up when I clicked a thread I'm on there (best toys for a 6 month old).

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Apr-13 22:15:44

lurcherlover

Chat - it came up when I clicked a thread I'm on there (best toys for a 6 month old).

Thanks. We did think we'd taken it down - I'll try to find out what's happened.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Apr-13 22:18:40

One more Q: was it the "banner" ad at the top? Or a type-only ad down the side?

lurcherlover Thu 18-Apr-13 22:20:49

The one at the top, over the MN logo. I'm on an iPhone if that's relevant.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 19-Apr-13 10:30:14

OK. We think we've blocked this one.

If anyone sees it today, though, please shout PDQ!

lurcherlover Fri 19-Apr-13 14:34:10

It's still showing on Chat today!

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 19-Apr-13 14:52:37

Oh blimey apologies.
If you are able to take a screen shot - press the menu button (the one below the screen) and the power/lock button simultaneously - and mail it to us at contactus@mumsnet.com that would be incredibly helpful.
Thanks

lurcherlover Fri 19-Apr-13 14:58:55

I will try! <<complete technophobe emoticon>>

lurcherlover Fri 19-Apr-13 15:04:53

Sent I hope!

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 19-Apr-13 15:11:28

Got it! Right, we're on the case...

Tee2072 Fri 19-Apr-13 15:12:44

::passes Helen deerstalker and meerschaum::

It suits you...

MrsLyman Fri 19-Apr-13 15:15:51

I've also just seen the aptamil/ aptaclub one, I've just been browsing in the property and DIY section, also on iPhone

If I see it again I'll do a screenshot.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 19-Apr-13 15:19:20

Thanks MrsLynam - think we've got it now.

Thank you all - nice teamwork!

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