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An ad-free (and fast loading) site for a subscription? Would you?

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Laska5772 Sun 05-Mar-17 19:48:55

No ads, no skimlinks just MN like it used to be..

Yes, I realise it all costs and that MN need to get revenue in so adverts are a way of doing this , but im pretty sure thats why its all so ruddy slow

So would you consider paying asubscription?

I would .

How about it MN?

ladyballs Sun 05-Mar-17 19:49:14


TyneTeas Sun 05-Mar-17 19:49:50

Depends on how much but probably not

Sparklingbrook Sun 05-Mar-17 19:49:53

No. That would be a good time for me to jump ship I reckon.

Laska5772 Sun 05-Mar-17 19:51:28

Whwould you be against it? ( just curious..?) I admit I havent thought much on this subject before..

Laska5772 Sun 05-Mar-17 19:51:57

'why would' that should be..

Sparklingbrook Sun 05-Mar-17 19:52:21

What price subscription are you proposing?

MissDemelzaCarne Sun 05-Mar-17 19:52:24

I would if it meant I could get MN on my iPad again. hmm

Might keep some trolls out too.

Bluntness100 Sun 05-Mar-17 19:52:43

Well no, because you just download ad blocker for free and you get the same result...

Sparklingbrook Sun 05-Mar-17 19:53:31

I have an adblocker and I haven't seen a skim link for a while are they still working?

AgentProvocateur Sun 05-Mar-17 19:53:42

Definitely. It's almost unusable for me nowadays with the jumping and freezing.

Laska5772 Sun 05-Mar-17 19:54:13

I am 'not sure' sparkling .. £10 a month? (im on MN nearly every day )

DevelopingDetritus Sun 05-Mar-17 19:54:47

No way. I wish they'd put ads on the BEEB too.

Laska5772 Sun 05-Mar-17 19:56:05

Bluntness I have adblock plus , so not many ads apart from the MN sponsered stuff. but it still keeps freezing..

AuntieStella Sun 05-Mar-17 19:56:46


I was OK with the ads. Until they made the site utterly unusable for the kind of tech that I own. And as MNHQ are commenting on the main thread only at 36 hours intervals which leaves MNers completely int he dark (and flies int he face of good practice) I didn't think I had an alternative that would let me continue MNing. So adblocker for the first time ever, just a couple of days ago.

If they wanted users who were OK with seeing ads, then it was a bit of an own goal to make it unworkable without an ad blocker.

Unless of course they do want to make it subscription only.

Which might account for why there has been no communication from MNHQ, not even the recommended good practice minimum.

RandomDent Sun 05-Mar-17 19:58:02

Ads aren't that intrusive on my iPad or phone, and I've not seen a skim link show up despite being on that thread. And it's faster than a few weeks ago.

So no. smile

tribpot Sun 05-Mar-17 19:58:03

I think you're not proposing MN go completely paid subscription, are you? We discussed this on the skimlinks thread. The idea would be a 'freemium' version of the site where you could pay for no ads and no skimlinks. Alternatively you can use the site for free in its current form.

I'd certainly be willing to pay for an ad-free and particularly skim-link free version.

Bluntness100 Sun 05-Mar-17 19:58:30

I have just the basic ad blocker and haven't had an issue since I downloaded it a couple of days ago, before that it was virtually unusuable. I always use iPad for mumsnet.

JigglyTuff Sun 05-Mar-17 20:00:54

There is no way I would pay more than my netflix sub to read what is (mainly) a load of inane chatter.

WorraLiberty Sun 05-Mar-17 20:03:34

No. I'm happy with Adblock Plus.

Laska5772 Sun 05-Mar-17 20:03:48

Yes tribpot thats the kind of thing..
However i am not sure what kind of 'extras' would make it worth while to pay a sponsorship fee.. (apart from , massively reduced 'freezing' incidences obviously )

I'm just kind of throwing this one out.. ( i expect it has been discussed lots of times , I just havent seen any thread)

Laska5772 Sun 05-Mar-17 20:05:13

£10 would be far too much ?

user1483387154 Sun 05-Mar-17 20:05:41

No, I would find an alternative site that doesnt charge

tribpot Sun 05-Mar-17 20:20:25

Another useful feature might be the ability to mute posters. Often asked for but MN have consistently said no. However, as a differentiator for paying customers it might be useful.

Sparklingbrook Sun 05-Mar-17 20:25:27

Ooooh I would pay £10 in a heartbeat for a Hide Poster function.

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