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OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 26-Jan-16 21:55:12

I keep clicking on the wrong thread. Every time I load a new mn page it jumps up and down two or three timeswith a bit of lag between each jump so I end up clicking on random threads and ads. As mn takes quite a while to load each page its getting very frustrating.

ipad safari.

cozietoesie Tue 26-Jan-16 22:03:43

Well you know how I feel about Safari - I'm not convinced it's a stable browser. (And the rest.)

Why not try MN on the new Firefox App - seems fine to me on that.

For the time being anyway.

nannynick Tue 26-Jan-16 22:15:26

It is also doing it on Chrome Desktop Win10 but only jumps once.
Problem appears to be DIV ID starting: googleads_iframe
It creates two iframes and then makes one hidden.
That could well be why the page starts further down and then jumps up, as the browser renders space for both frames and then removes one from view.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 26-Jan-16 22:17:40

i will try that Cozie.

I dont have Win 10 but on Chrome on windowsbefore10 I do get a giant gap at the top of the screen.

RustyBear Tue 26-Jan-16 22:20:54

Is this the same thing that made Chaos' wankphobe go concertinery?

Piffpaffpoff Tue 26-Jan-16 22:26:05

Same set up and problem here too OYBBK and it's driving me nuts. Click on one thing and a different thread appears. I don't want to use the app, I don't like it. grump. tbsad

CharleyDavidson Tue 26-Jan-16 22:30:44

This has been annoying me for several days. No app here (lowly android user) and I'm fed up off opening a page, to watch it jump down after a second, then just as I'm about to click on something, watch it jump back up again.

No idea why it's doing it. I'm on firefox.

cozietoesie Tue 26-Jan-16 22:31:11

I'm on the App right now but I just visited MN on the Firefox App and there seem to be no problems - as well as a good turn of speed. It's only a new App but it looks like a promising start.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 26-Jan-16 22:31:38

thank goodness its not just me!

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 26-Jan-16 22:33:12

dont think so RB.

cozietoesie Tue 26-Jan-16 22:33:45

Moan mightily to Mozilla, Charley. (I'm guessing that it's because you're on the Android version.) They're a pretty responsive bunch.

nannynick Tue 26-Jan-16 22:41:09

Nethuns is doing it as well <ventured to the darkside> so I do wonder if it is a issue with a GoogleAd script. Does explain why it is site wide and why other sites are doing similar things... they all have the common element of the ads script.

cozietoesie Tue 26-Jan-16 22:41:52


Sorry. I just wanted, for once at least, to use a cocktail emoticon. Tech seem reluctant to give us anything but wine. 😀

IonaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 27-Jan-16 16:37:46

Hi folks,

Sorry about the jumpiness. We're not sure what might be causing this but we've asked Tech to let us know if they have any ideas and we'll get back to you if we discover any solutions or answers.

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 27-Jan-16 21:25:10

thanks Iona ive ended up on all sorts of random pages this evening.

girlandboy Wed 27-Jan-16 21:29:18

Windows 10 on the laptop on Firefox.

It's been doing it for several days and it's really annoying.
Up down up down up down......

Me - click!
Shit. Wrong thread again.


cozietoesie Thu 28-Jan-16 08:05:54

That's interesting I haven't had the phenomenon at all if I recall. I wonder what people are doing/ not doing to make it happen?

Thecatisatwat Thu 28-Jan-16 11:56:34

I get this - Firefox on a Windows laptop. Is it any better using Internet Explorer does anyone know? I only switched to Firefox (about a year ago) because MN was taking a ridiculously long time to load pages on IE.

3point14159265359 Thu 28-Jan-16 11:58:16

Me too. Driving me nuts!

TawnyGrisette Thu 28-Jan-16 11:59:56

This is driving me fucking nuts. It's the stupid bloody banner ads at the top of the page causing it. Really annoying to the point that it's putting me off using MN.

WildeWoman Thu 28-Jan-16 12:00:38

Have the EXACT SAME problem here! Lag is about 5 seconds while it jumps up and down. Sometimes I think it has finished its jumping so I click, just as it decides to jump again - so off I toddle to some inane discussion or else end up clicking into an ad of some description. Thought it was just me!

By the way - I'm using firefox on laptop.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 28-Jan-16 12:01:11

chrome on my pc only jumps once.

WildeWoman Thu 28-Jan-16 12:02:13

It's the same on everything I use. Even worse on IE. Same on my galaxy smartphone - don't know what that uses though.

321zerobaby Thu 28-Jan-16 12:02:40

Thanks for starting the thread, thought it was just me! Safari and iPad Air here.

WildeWoman Thu 28-Jan-16 12:06:22

Say for e.g. I'm replying to a thread. Once I hit 'Post Message', it sort of seems to go up to the top of the thread, stay there for a few seconds, then comes down to the bottom of the thread, to my post.

It is teaching me patience though.

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