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Ariawyn Wed 31-May-17 18:49:41

Eurgh these are the worst kind of crappy ads yet

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 31-May-17 19:22:54

Hi Ariawyn,

Sorry you feel that way, do you mean the Lufthansa one?

Ariawyn Wed 31-May-17 19:54:48

No sorry

I mean the ones at the bottom of the page, need to scroll down

user1496069596 Wed 31-May-17 21:25:42

I agree, they are so cheap looking, hate these ads, take them away as they take forever to load!

jaggythistle Fri 02-Jun-17 22:14:15

They really suck. So not classy.

jaggythistle Sat 03-Jun-17 20:48:42

More bad click bait.

Face palm guy is obviously ashamed to be in it .

FruBayerischOla Sat 03-Jun-17 21:28:06

Rather interestingly, when MNHQ started this thread : about these ads, on the 9th May this year , Ariawyn was the first poster after the initial MNHQ post!

Hypothetically1 Sun 04-Jun-17 06:08:34

I'd not seen that thread. Still hate click bait though!

daisychain01 Sun 04-Jun-17 06:19:07

I have to say, the current ad campaign with two thin borders, one on each side, are awful. They use up a lot of screen real estate, and really are annoying because as you scroll up and down, they "follow you". Very obtrusive and spoil the MN experience.

I know MN is a commercial concern but it's getting ridiculous. The adverts seem to be overwhelming the actual content of the site nowadays.

The clickbate ones make the site look more like the Daily Fail

teawamutu Tue 06-Jun-17 20:09:24

That clickbait shite at the bottom makes the site look seriously trashy imo and I've managed to click on one of the ' stories' while trying to reach my Threads I'm On.

Even my adblocker browser can't block them!

Mnhq, i still love you but i would cheerfully pay for an ad free version because this is horrible.

DisreputabIeDog Thu 08-Jun-17 12:06:27

Just to join in on this, I'm using a computer without ad-blockers today and

Oh. My. God.

There's the cheap spammy "Throw these 16 storecupboard..." ones along with the Travel ready advert which are filing the sidebar. But the Google Music one???!

All over the background, a panel running behind the text that makes it unreadable anyway, two panels down either side, one of which is partially blocked by a moving cat screen and while we're on it...THE MOVING CAT SCREEN WITH LOUD MUSIC THAT COMES ON WHEN YOU HOVER NEAR THE DOWNWARD SCROLL THINGY!!!

Sorry (notsorry) for shouting but this is how the screen feels now. I've half a mind to report Mumsnet to Google for being really bloody annoying, they're cracking down on crappy, poor UI sites now aren't they?

It's not about keeping the lights on or whatever other platitude you try and fob us off with. This is too much and you are sacrificing long term loyalty for short term profits.

RogerMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 08-Jun-17 13:33:26


thanks for flagging the new widget. We've got a thread about it and so please do leave any feedback there.
Thank you

FruBayerischOla Thu 08-Jun-17 15:48:35

You do realise that I already posted a link to the widget thread a wee bit upthread, Roger?!

Maybe it's worth checking your 'Threads I'm On', Ariawyn?!

ImADingleDangleScarecrow Thu 08-Jun-17 15:51:32

Gosh Fru, you really don't like the same thing being said twice do you grin

FruBayerischOla Thu 08-Jun-17 16:11:50

Sorry blush smile

Gingernaut Sun 11-Jun-17 22:51:37

Is this ad appropriate?

FruBayerischOla Mon 12-Jun-17 18:24:28

Gingernaut. That isn't one of those 'widget'/clickbait ads which is part of MNHQ's advertising programme - it's on an AdChoice 'space'.

MNHQ sells a couple of spaces to AdChoice, which, unfortunately, frequently come up with ads such as you've posted. But, MNHQ, are always happy to hunt them down and 'ban'/block those types of ads!

The AdChoice spaces can be identified by a little blue arrow at the top right hand corner.

CarolineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 12-Jun-17 19:40:17

Thanks for flagging this ad Gingernaut and thank you Fru for hopping on to explain things cake.

We're pinging this onwards and upwards now. If you see anything else a bit 'off', just let us know.

Gingernaut Mon 12-Jun-17 21:03:29

Thanks blush

NicolaMarlowsMerlin Tue 13-Jun-17 17:15:24

Came here to complain about the surrounding ads - they are incredibly distracting to the extent of making me feel seasick. Please get rid of them!

SealSong Tue 13-Jun-17 19:32:35

AND the surrounding/side banner ads squash and therefore shrink the main text size so that it is so tiny it is unreadable on my ipad mini!

MNHQ please do something about this.

BeyondOfbob Wed 21-Jun-17 22:52:40

Ten cancer symptoms you should never ignore.

Not cool.

BeyondOfbob Wed 21-Jun-17 22:52:57


user1496069596 Thu 22-Jun-17 19:59:55

These ads are the cheapest of cheap looking ads ever, why MNHQ do you think these are acceptable?

LornaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 23-Jun-17 08:48:51

Thanks so much for the feedback.

We'll pass it all over to our adops team. flowers

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