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For the love of the wee man please do something about the ads

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mychilddoesntlookdisabled Sun 21-May-17 08:20:36

HQ. Please. Make a decision about the ads. Either make them less intrusive or give us an option to pay a sub and get rid of them.

I'm on laptop, mobile on phone and sometimes Ipad. They make the site unusable and I'm going to be investigating an adblock today.

I am sure that is not what you want - I understand the need for ads to generate revenue, but when they are so intrusive that they interfere with the ability to use the site then you've gone a bit too far in the wrong direction.

Also, I wouldn't buy anything that is advertised like that, in an intrusive ad that pisses me off, because instead of thinking fluffy warm thoughts about the product being advertised, I'm thinking "FUCK THE FUCK OFF YOU ANNOYING TWAT" which I am sure is not the intention of the advertiser.

RogerMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-May-17 09:55:52

Hello mychilddoesntlookdisabled,

I am sorry you are experiencing these issues but can you go into a little more detail and tell me what exactly the ad issue was ? Or can you take a screen snippet ? This way I can investigate further and try to prevent it from happening again.
Kind regards

NotQuiteSoOnEdge Mon 22-May-17 10:30:56

I'm just going to jump on here too. I'm on latest iOS on an iPhone 6. Trying to read a thread and there is a Fitbit ad taking up 20% of the screen in a right hand vertical strip, narrowing room for the thread considerably. It drove me insane. Why can't I remove it??? If it disappeared as I read the thread then fine, but it scrolled down with me. There is no way I want to sit and read mumsnet with that there. It is stupid and irritating and I would refuse to buy whatever is advertised as a direct consequence.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 23-May-17 16:18:49

MNHQ, you seemed to have started putting ads in the middle of threads again, something I'm sure you previously decided against hmm

ItsNachoCheese Tue 23-May-17 16:23:05

Not on!

LTBiscuit Tue 23-May-17 16:27:18

Yes, it's ridiculous confused

Highalert Tue 23-May-17 16:27:29

The Ads in the middle of threads are the most annoying.Especally in the middle of a sensitive thread.I'm sure I remember Justine saying once that would never happen.

Highalert Tue 23-May-17 16:28:48

And there we have it a bit fuck off Just Eat Ad right in the middle of this thread.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 23-May-17 16:30:45

Wow, three ads on one wee mobile page shock

Cheepandorm Tue 23-May-17 16:32:04

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Cheepandorm Tue 23-May-17 16:33:32

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UntilTheCowsComeHome Tue 23-May-17 16:34:28

Ooh look, a Very advert at the top, and an Open University one right in the middle.

It's ok mumsnet I didn't want to read the thread... hmm

LineysRun Tue 23-May-17 16:34:53

Very very insensitive ad about a quack medical 'treatment' just rammed itself into my eyes in the middle of a sensitive thread. What are you, the Johnston Press now?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 23-May-17 16:37:18

Cheep Dark sky weather app (android)

CondensedMilkSarnies Tue 23-May-17 16:38:32

I had the ads down the side of my screen earlier today (iPhone) they've gone now but I hate the ads that appear in the middle of a thread.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 23-May-17 16:40:08

Wow, three ads on one wee mobile page

Oops. Better make that six...

FruBayerischOla Tue 23-May-17 16:42:24

I'm currently on a MacBookPro laptop - Safari - and I'm getting this :

(Not sure what's happening on my iPad - will have a look in a mo.)

TheCrowFromBelow Tue 23-May-17 16:44:04

Get Dolphin
I just have calming white space
And before anyone says well MNHQ need to make money, I only got it because of the links that were put into ads which was just money grabbing rather than revenue generation.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 23-May-17 16:46:03

Crow had your page fully loaded?. I get the calming white space while the as slooooooowly loads...

TonySopranosVest Tue 23-May-17 16:46:19

It's too much.

TonySopranosVest Tue 23-May-17 16:47:34

Oh Sorry - I'm on a surface Pro - Internet Explorer. It's been hideous for a while and making it that I just, honestly, don't bother coming here as much great loss for you

caffeinestream Tue 23-May-17 16:49:37

@FruBayerischOla I'm getting the same and I have Adblock. It's horrible!

Carolinethebrave Tue 23-May-17 16:51:32

I had a screen like tonysoprano yesterday on a pic, it's ok on my iPad but I'm not using an ap, I'm logging in via Safari

JakeBallardswife Tue 23-May-17 16:52:03

Yes, in middle of thread, at the bottom and a band at the bottom on iPhone. So I changed to a laptop and I get ads that move either side of the thread. So, so annoying.

Carolinethebrave Tue 23-May-17 16:52:20

On a pc not pic, DYAC

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