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Why does mumsnet.com suddenly want to use my device's location?

(38 Posts)
toadflax Tue 31-May-16 10:37:09

It has never asked before but it is suddenly very insistent.

ApologiesToInsectLife Tue 31-May-16 10:38:36

Yes I had this too. It's never done it before. It always makes me suss when a website does this although I'm sure there's an innocent-ish explanation!

chelle792 Tue 31-May-16 10:38:39

Mine is doing that every time i click on a thread! Don't want to click yes to get rid of it because it's so unexpected and I don't like to just click things I can't identify/understand

ThornyBird Tue 31-May-16 10:38:57

I had this too about 30 minutes ago but it's stopped now

Haggisfish Tue 31-May-16 10:39:30

Me too. Very irksome. I'm clicking no!!

DoesAnyoneReadTheseThings Tue 31-May-16 10:40:15

Me too!

SuffolkNWhat Tue 31-May-16 10:40:39

I'm getting this too, clicking don't allow everytime until an explanation from Tech.

I'm seeing more posts from Mumsnet Local recently so I'm wondering if it's linked to that.

MewlingQuim Tue 31-May-16 10:40:45

I had this just now, that is the only time I've ever seen it on MN. I also find it a bit dodgy. I put NO.

Baconyum Tue 31-May-16 10:41:49

Ditto

Not happening!

toadflax Tue 31-May-16 10:43:49

I'm getting up to three at once, which takes up most of my phone screen hmm
Yes, every time I go to a new page. I am just clicking the cross, I don't want to say yes in case it's dodgy, don't want to say no in case it stops the site working <really not very technical person>

DarylDixonsDarlin Tue 31-May-16 10:45:07

Just been getting this too, for the first time ever...?

Bogburglar99 Tue 31-May-16 10:45:18

Mine suddenly started offering me local threads based on where I was, which Id prefer not - will go on Local Board if I want to. Then stopped doing that and this morning is asking for my location. I've said no!

SissySpacekAteMyHamster Tue 31-May-16 10:46:42

Wouldn't it be good if it had a "YES" button and a "ODFO" button .

As it stands, I'm pressing NOT.

toadflax Tue 31-May-16 10:48:56

There should be a WHY DO YOU WANT TO KNOW? button.

MeMySonAndl Tue 31-May-16 10:50:18

Yes, why do they want to know (irrelevant question, really as most sites can do this through the use of cookies)

PseudoBadger Tue 31-May-16 10:56:41

Very annoying

AnchorDownDeepBreath Tue 31-May-16 10:57:00

It's the ad at the top of the screen. I emailed HQ but no reply yet.

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 31-May-16 11:03:22

Hi all,

So sorry about this - tech have asked us for screenshots, so we can determine who it's coming from. If it pops up again, could someone take a screenshot for us?

Tiggeryoubastard Tue 31-May-16 11:05:27

^ same here. As far as I can see, it's identical to the one that normally pops up on iPhones.

PotteringAlong Tue 31-May-16 11:08:06

I clicked yes in the hope that mnhq were about to parachute in commando style for a cup of tea. So far, no luck!

PotteringAlong Tue 31-May-16 11:08:21

Mine was a generic iPhone one too

Room101isWhereIUsedToLive Tue 31-May-16 11:10:05

It was doing it to me too but I clicked no and ticked remember for this site and now its stopped.

SnuffleGruntSnorter Tue 31-May-16 11:12:15

Yes, it looked like when any app wants to know your location. I accidentally clicked yes - brain is slower than thumb today.

ShowOfHands Tue 31-May-16 11:13:05

It's stopped. Was just a box saying MN wants to use your location. Then an option to allow or block. Generic Android pop up.

toadflax Tue 31-May-16 11:15:32

Stopped here too. Phew.

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