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Dawndonnaagain Fri 25-Nov-16 11:58:08

If I click on a thread it comes up surrounded by an advert (varying ads).It's as though the thread, the 'mums net bit' is in a picture frame or is laid on top of the advert. I have AS, this is very distracting and is making me quite agitated. Is there anything I can do about this please. (I'm on a Mac if that makes a difference). Thank you!

LowDudgeon Fri 25-Nov-16 12:05:09

Install an ad blocker - e.g. Adblock plus - I have it on Firefox on laptop, & safari on phone

m.en.softonic.com/app/adblock-plus-for-safari/mac

YetAnotherBeckyMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 25-Nov-16 16:38:05

Hi Dawndonnaagain
Just checking if you're still having problems with this ad?

bloodymaria Fri 25-Nov-16 18:37:47

I've just had the same thing happen, on my iPhone.

FlissMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 25-Nov-16 18:41:29

Hi, we'll get tech to look into this - thanks for letting us know

PolterGoose Fri 25-Nov-16 18:44:33

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Dawndonnaagain Fri 25-Nov-16 20:28:18

It's more than one ad and yes, I'm having problems with it, it's really grim. Thanks for looking into it. flowers

Dawndonnaagain Fri 25-Nov-16 20:29:03

So far, Harvey Nicholls, Aviva and a Car advert!

Dawndonnaagain Fri 25-Nov-16 20:29:48

Delta Airlines, too. Grrr!

PolterGoose Fri 25-Nov-16 20:48:32

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60sname Fri 25-Nov-16 21:05:50

Eh Mumsnet admins - aren't these wrap ads? (I.e designed to appear exactly as Dawndonna describes?) I can't see MN getting rid of them as they are very lucrative but adblockers should sort you out as a pp said

Blu Sat 26-Nov-16 11:04:33

Omg, first it was the massive giff gaff ads taking up the top half, now we have milk taking up half the screen vertically. Mn is one big advert. sad

2boysnamedR Sat 26-Nov-16 13:01:47

The site takes up less room than a standard advert now

bloodymaria Sat 26-Nov-16 21:02:55

Any update please MNHQ? It's still happening.

bloodymaria Mon 28-Nov-16 01:55:03

It's just happened again, is it just me?

frayedbuspass Mon 28-Nov-16 07:31:01

Horrendous..especially with black background ads like the Mercedes one. So irritating, it makes me want to boycott the advertised products (not the intentions, I'm sure)!

OhFuds Mon 28-Nov-16 13:23:34

Same for me....

Mner Mon 28-Nov-16 19:17:53

And me!

KatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 29-Nov-16 11:53:39

Hi all,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

SO: We are testing a new ad format and so this ad is how it's actually meant to be. It's in place of a leaderboard and mpu, so it's not actually taking up more screen space in total but might take a bit of getting used to.

They are capped at once per user, per day, so it shouldn't be too intrusive! As ever, we welcome all feedback, so please do keep your thoughts coming.

Thanks flowers

GissASquizz Tue 29-Nov-16 12:14:46

Very irritating.

bloodymaria Tue 29-Nov-16 16:25:19

Oh my days. Well, hope you're getting a hefty sum, mumsnet. It's a total pain in the bum at this end though.

Mner Tue 29-Nov-16 19:18:35

It makes it really difficult to read the text. My eyes really struggle with anything like that - it is so overpowering. And I find it really bugging when the advert stays fixed at the top but a small section of the screen moves as you scroll down.

Mner Tue 29-Nov-16 19:19:33

I have clicked off the thread a few times because it is too much. So it's a good idea if you want to put people off actually reading threads!

cardoon Tue 29-Nov-16 21:33:46

I hate these huge moving adverts

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