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Is anyone else having bother on the mobile site with time delay since the ads have started.

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SheWhoDaresGins Thu 11-Feb-16 15:35:45

The ads at the bottom, the ones that are like on you tube.

My phone seems to freeze. When typing the words don't show immediately. It takes aves to load a page. The page jumps about all over the place. Sometimes my posts don't post and it just buffers.

It isn't my phone as I only have trouble with MN, all other sites I go on load perfectly.

It's really frustrating

sad angry sad

SheWhoDaresGins Thu 11-Feb-16 15:37:59

Oh and half of the ads are like this. Constantly buffering. Not that I look at them anyway but surely it is slowing everything up.

OddSocksHighHeels Thu 11-Feb-16 16:14:28

Yes! And it isn't the first time. I've seen threads on this for the last few months, things improve and then it happens all over again.

Please please please MNHQ can you stop having video ads on the site?

SheWhoDaresGins Thu 11-Feb-16 17:04:45

It's really annoying. It has taken ages to post a handful of times in the last hour.

Are MNHQ aware of it?

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 11-Feb-16 17:09:27

Hi there,

Thanks for flagging these ads - and sorry!

We'll get our Ads team on the case straight away. If you could let us know any details about your phones, that'd help us pin things down.

OddSocksHighHeels Thu 11-Feb-16 17:10:58

Yeah either that or it reloads and I lose what I've been typing angry

Each time it's happened before there's been a thread, Tech takes a look, it gets fixed then it repeats all over again within a week or month or whatever.

I've reported this thread to them so they can take a look again.

OddSocksHighHeels Thu 11-Feb-16 17:11:36

X-post Dawn I'm on Safari on iPhone 5S.

Etak15 Thu 11-Feb-16 17:12:32

Yes I've noticed it too, when I try to type in the box it somehow makes me accidently click on the ad!

SheWhoDaresGins Thu 11-Feb-16 17:17:14


SheWhoDaresGins Thu 11-Feb-16 17:20:01

FFS where's the rest of my post. I typed. Yes Etak that happens to me too. Using Samsung S4.

All up to date with updates, anti virus etc.. like I say it is only on MN I seem to get bother. Tapping on the screen on the reply box takes about 20 goes and then like you say I either end up tapping on the ad or whipped up to the top of the page.

SheWhoDaresGins Thu 11-Feb-16 17:22:18

Or I inadvertently tap on the link for the desktop site

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 11-Feb-16 18:48:52

SheWhoDaresGins, it sounds like you've got the worst of it. sad

We've alerted our Ads team and let them know which devices you're using, so hopefully they're on the case now.

If anyone can catch one of these ads or let us know what they're advertising, please do.

SheWhoDaresGins Thu 11-Feb-16 19:40:01

Dawn I don't get to see most of the ads as they are buffering. I did see a Co-op one earlier.

SheWhoDaresGins Thu 11-Feb-16 19:43:12

Just captured this one. It's a video advert as opposed to a still. Don't know what it is as I ended up coming off the thread as the page froze... confused

Etak15 Thu 11-Feb-16 20:56:56

Just done it to me, was a Coke advert

SpidersFromMars Thu 11-Feb-16 21:02:40

I agree. And its happened before. It's usually the film clips from youtube. The video ads just demand too much bandwidth on the mobile site. Can we have static ones that aren't so overpowering?

ColetteTech (MNHQ) Fri 12-Feb-16 15:20:10

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that we're working on this one and will let you know once it's sorted.

Thanks for reporting and apologies these ads have been bothering you.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 12-Feb-16 15:32:21

Just to add (see what I did there grin) Its happening to me too - as far as I can tell its all of the ads with video.

Latest chrome, on latest Android.

OddSocksHighHeels Fri 12-Feb-16 16:15:45

There's a pizza advert (Domino's?) that makes my typing not appear right away and keeps causing the page to reload. I don't think it's a video advert either so I'm not sure why.

SheWhoDaresGins Fri 12-Feb-16 16:49:03

Just been harassed by a body form advert. 3 time I ended up tapping on the ad trying to tap the reply box. Now I have the old advert song off rhe TV as an ear worm. FFS!

SheWhoDaresGins Fri 12-Feb-16 16:55:03

This ad is on a loop at the moment. It doesn't fully play so I don't know what it is. Just sick of seeing his face.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Fri 12-Feb-16 16:58:00

EatBetterFeelBetter as does it...
As does the Unibet advert that follows it, and then the eatbetterfeelbetter as again

OddSocksHighHeels Fri 12-Feb-16 17:07:23

That's the first time I got that advert with that man. It's for the Co-op.

ColetteTech (MNHQ) Fri 12-Feb-16 17:26:12

Hi everyone,

We've just heard from our ad suppliers that these ads have been blocked from running on the site. Can you let us know in half an hour or so if they're still bothering you? If so, we'll go back to the drawing board. Thanks.

SheWhoDaresGins Fri 12-Feb-16 17:37:13

Will do. Thanks Colette wine

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