Intrusive video adverts

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KerfuffleShuffle Sun 23-May-21 09:55:24

Is anyone else having problems with the Johnsons baby advert? It's embedded so every few scrolls down a thread this same starts playing its loud intrusive music. It's a tiny button to press pause or mute and that only seems to work for a few times before you have to listen to the whole damn thing. I don't want to have my phone on silent so why should I have to listen to it over and over again?

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KerfuffleShuffle Sun 23-May-21 13:50:29

Anyone else experiencing this? It only seems to be the Johnsons advert. It can start playing up to 3-4 times in a single page of a thread.

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Ampstrong Tue 25-May-21 08:12:32

I'm getting constant repetitive cooking video ads on all bloody pages on the website. angry

soniamumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 25-May-21 10:43:40

Hi @KerfuffleShuffle just dropping in to see if this is still an issue for you please? Give us a shout if you need any help. flowers

Becca19962014 Tue 25-May-21 15:44:05

I'm getting this embedded in different posters posts.
It looks like they're spamming threads.
It's the second time MNHQ have done this.

They need to be removed, it's not fair as people get accused of spamming threads when they're not. They also make using the site even more difficult for those of use who have light sensitive conditions and have devices set up not to allow automatic playing of videos for this reason; though they are playing. It costs a lot to have videos playing whilst trying to read a thread on mobile internet. My wifi is also very patchy and expensive to be wasting like this.

I thought premium meant this wasn't going to go ahead?

soniamumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 25-May-21 15:51:08

Hi @Becca19962014 thanks for reporting this.

Are you able to provide a screenshot of the ad please? flowers

Becca19962014 Tue 25-May-21 15:57:23

Hi Sonia,

I'll try!! Its not running at the point of the screenshot, I was ready for it!

The thread is


Becca19962014 Tue 25-May-21 15:58:21

I got it before it all began running. It wasn't posted by this poster. I also saw it elsewhere but no idea where. Sorry. Hope it helps.

soniamumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 25-May-21 16:00:48

Hi @Becca19962014 thanks for highlighting this. We'll pass on the feedback. flowers

Becca19962014 Tue 25-May-21 16:06:37

Thanks. I'm sorry I don't have more examples! I've definitely seen it elsewhere as well.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 27-May-21 22:40:57

for pities sake.
I thought this had been sorted sad

LegoCaltrops Thu 27-May-21 22:44:57

Me to OYBBK. I took this screenshot earlier. Same advert, I'm sure @MNHQ said they'd sorted it a few months ago but it's back.

soniamumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 28-May-21 12:36:55

Hi @LegoCaltrops and @OhYouBadBadKitten thanks for the reports and screenshots. We'll take a look into this now. flowers

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 29-May-21 08:28:13

Thanks Sonia!

KerfuffleShuffle Tue 01-Jun-21 23:46:24

Hu, yes this is still an annoying problem. No other advertisers seem to be using the intrusive video approach so it's just the Johnsons advert.

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Halsall Thu 03-Jun-21 12:07:11


for pities sake.
I thought this had been sorted sad

If I see that woman trying to force chocolate chips and tomato paste (WTF?) incompetently into a tiny over-small ramekin one more time I think I'm going to scream and scream and scream

Ditto Baby Monitor Woman and the bloody omelette fingers


Becca19962014 Wed 23-Jun-21 00:18:14

This has begun happening again. Hopefully a screenshot will attach to this message.

SpindleWhorl Wed 23-Jun-21 00:31:20

Yeah, I'm getting Ami &Co and their ghastly weaning food again too. It's very intrusive. Drains battery life very quickly.

Becca19962014 Thu 24-Jun-21 18:39:20

This is still happening MNHQ, will you PLEASE stop doing it? I'm on mobile internet and it's becoming too expensive to read here.

Becca19962014 Sat 26-Jun-21 15:45:36

Still happening. Is anyone even monitoring this thread at all??

Becca19962014 Sat 26-Jun-21 15:48:56

Apologies for my tone it' comes across rather more aggressively than I'd intended!

KimMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 26-Jun-21 16:31:58

Hi, @Becca19962014 - sorry for the delayed response. We're sorry that this is still causing you problems - we're not ignoring you, honest - we're looking into it and will let you know what's going on as soon as we can.

Becca19962014 Sat 26-Jun-21 20:16:32

Thanks kim I didn't realise you were still looking into it.

Longestfewdaysupcoming Tue 29-Jun-21 07:01:24

I’m getting this too and it’s eating data.

Becca19962014 Wed 30-Jun-21 20:23:22

Still happening.

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