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MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Fri 09-Jan-15 10:34:17

In the last 5 minutes when browsing MN it has started randomly redirecting to spam ad site

It happens just after clicking to a new thread from active convos and also again when I clicked "start new thread" from site stuff.

This was the URL from one of the spam pages:,42631002,828064101&oid=3&ref=,0,0,0,748,0,1024,3765,728,90&vis=1&abl=CS&ppjl=u&pfx=0&fu=4&bc=1&ifi=1&dtd=45

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Fri 09-Jan-15 10:35:23

And this one below. I'm browsing on an iPad using Safari.,0,0,0,748,0,1024,3164,728,90&vis=1&abl=CS&ppjl=u&srr=1&fu=4&bc=1&ifi=1&dtd=57

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Fri 09-Jan-15 10:43:18

Oh please make it stop!

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Fri 09-Jan-15 11:11:03

I'm going to have to switch MN off. It is impossible to read or post while this is happening.

AnimalsAreMyFriends Fri 09-Jan-15 11:12:09

I keep getting the "Gateway" error message.

Those links are shock

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 09-Jan-15 11:12:15

It's happening to me, even while typing this post.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 09-Jan-15 11:21:12

I then got 'sorry an error occurred'

spam was on ipad safari, sorry an error occurred on chrome, bad gateway on firefox.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Fri 09-Jan-15 11:26:19

I've googled. Apparently it may be something embedded on a dodgy Google ad on the page.

It's really annoying angry

highriggs Fri 09-Jan-15 11:28:48

this happened to me on my ipad using safari, have had to move to imac using Firefox and no problem so far
Just the Ipad

AnnoyingOrange Fri 09-Jan-15 11:31:30

It's happening to me too. I'm on an iPad air using safari

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 09-Jan-15 11:45:08

Happening to me too - if I don't get Gateway Error I get the spam site.

iPad safari. Desktop.

DishwasherDogs Fri 09-Jan-15 11:45:37

It's happening to me too. iPad on Safari.

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 09-Jan-15 11:47:39

I've just reported this thread to MNHQ, in the hope they'll have a look.

Barabajagal Fri 09-Jan-15 11:48:11

It's happening to me too, every time I click on a thread. I'm on an iPad using Safari too.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Fri 09-Jan-15 11:49:07

I've already reported it right after my first post.

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 09-Jan-15 11:49:38

Aaaaaarghhhh! Impossible to post/click on thread without getting redirected!!!

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 09-Jan-15 11:50:05

Sorry folks - looks like something has gone wonky. Thanks v much for flagging this, we'll get the ever capable Tech to take a look.

Boysclothes Fri 09-Jan-15 12:50:48

Yup, not every thread but am getting redirected every few minutes. On the plus side I've lost 4lb of belly fat and doctors are flabbergasted.

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 09-Jan-15 12:52:22

Every single thread I link on, I start reading and then get redirected.

Every. Single. Thread.

Sort it aaaaaaht, Tech. Please.

AuntieStella Fri 09-Jan-15 12:59:38

It's happened to me too (desktop, Safari)

I cleared cookies and website data, and it's not happened since.

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 09-Jan-15 13:05:19

Thanks AuntieStella have just done that so will see if it works.

Means I have to log back in to everything though. Sigh.

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 09-Jan-15 13:07:25

Looks like that's fixed it grin

BeyondDoesBootcamp Fri 09-Jan-15 13:22:24

Doing it to me too (ipad, safari)

Plus (possibly unrelated) a spammy message was sent from my facebook to a load of my friends. I havent clicked any dodgy links on there, so no idea where it has come from

Will delete my cookies etc now, see if it helps

SquattingNeville Fri 09-Jan-15 13:50:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Fri 09-Jan-15 14:31:29

Clearing cookies seems to have fixed it but it's really annoying having to remember all my passwords etc. humph.

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