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Large turquoise gradient box -why?

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lougle Wed 06-Jan-16 15:02:42

I'm using the mobile site in Chrome. When I click a thread, the thread loads but a big turquoise gradient box appears on top of the thread. It's really annoying!

Any ideas?

lougle Wed 06-Jan-16 22:10:20


lrb978 Thu 07-Jan-16 00:02:22

Mobile site, windows phone here. Happened to me once, about the same time as you first posted, went on to the next page and it was replaced with a different ad, I just assumed it was an ad which had gone wrong. (Think I was lurking on honeydragons 'hidden' thread at the time, if that helps at MNHQ)

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Jan-16 07:17:07

Hi lougle, sorry for the delay.

Is this happening when you click on any thread, or just a specific one? If it's EVERY thread, we can see that'd be pretty annoying!

Let us know and we'll flag this to Tech.

lrb978 Thu 07-Jan-16 07:17:16

Just had it again on the second job thread in relationships, definitely an ad, clicked on it accidentally and it took me to

lrb978 Thu 07-Jan-16 07:18:36

X-post smile. For me ot os only occasionally (but annoying as I get about half a small screen I can read on)

scribblegirl Thu 07-Jan-16 07:35:20

Just happened to me too. It's not every thread but roughly every 3rd one I click. Hasn't happened before, just this morning.

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 07-Jan-16 08:00:06

Aha, so not just one user, one thread sad.

We'll alert our Tech and Ads teams. Many thanks for all the screenshots, we'll hopefully have this sorted soon.

SmokingGun Thu 07-Jan-16 09:36:45

Mobile site on safari here and it's happening on every thread for me. Not in active convo's though

RockCrushesLizard Thu 07-Jan-16 09:38:11

I've got it in Safari, every few threads

lougle Thu 07-Jan-16 09:44:35

Hi Dawn

For me it seems to be every two or three threads. The box moves with the text too, so it's not just a case of scrolling down - it follows.

kungfupannda Thu 07-Jan-16 10:52:11

I've got it too. Blocking top half of screen completely on list of threads in every topic. Only got on this thread because it was far enough down the screen to be visible. It takes me to another site if I click on it so presumably an ad gone wrong.

LucyMouse Thu 07-Jan-16 13:04:42

Still happening to me too. Every other thread or so.

magoria Thu 07-Jan-16 13:07:05

Me too.

Seems to be every mn screen nearly.

ColetteTech (MNHQ) Thu 07-Jan-16 13:22:44

Hi all,

Thanks for reporting and apologies this is bothering you all, the information you have provided is really helpful, we're going to block ads for which we think will do the trick. Has anyone else clicked on it by accident and been taken to that page?

Thanks again

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