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Those waving kids are doing my head in!!!!

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BethAndHerBrood Tue 06-Oct-09 20:44:48

Is there a way to hide the advert? There must be, please??!!

WebDude Tue 06-Oct-09 22:52:17

Perhaps better to ask about ad blocking in the Geeky stuff area...

If it's any help, there's an add-on for Firefox which stops 'Flash' items from running (they are quite common on websites, unfortunately).

I find some Flash items a nuisance as they start playing music, or are highly animated or 'cover' some portion of the screen when you accidentally move the mouse over some part of a web page.

Only one of my PCs even has Flash on it, because it has been used for viruses etc, and the one with it on has the Flash blocker. It shows a button marked "F" so if I want to, I can use it (eg on YouTube) but it stops me seeing an awful lot of distracting ads, etc.

cookielove Tue 06-Oct-09 23:00:01

what waving kids

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 06-Oct-09 23:00:53

Which waving kids, BethAndHerBrood <peers>

BethAndHerBrood Wed 07-Oct-09 09:50:19

The kids on the topic page!! How can you have not noticed them???

It's like they're IN my laptop, watching everything I do!

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 07-Oct-09 09:51:54

Where? Where? <utterly clueless>

BethAndHerBrood Wed 07-Oct-09 09:59:12


I think it's an ad for cbeebies, but I can't look too much, it makes me want to climb in and strangle them!

You CANNOT miss it.

LeninGhoul Wed 07-Oct-09 10:03:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 07-Oct-09 10:39:23

Aha! Got 'em!

Aw, they're quite sweet really, aren't they?

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 07-Oct-09 10:39:42

Erm, they're only going to be here for less than a month. Any complaints to <<scarpers stage left>>.

BethAndHerBrood Wed 07-Oct-09 11:52:52

Less than a month? okay. Shall try to ignore them.

And no, not sweet. Not At All.

pixiestix Wed 07-Oct-09 15:49:27

Totally agree with Beth, they are awful.
Not sweet. Scary.

purepurple Thu 08-Oct-09 09:03:37

I am seriously thinking of logging off mumsnet now because this advert is so fecking annoying.
I have just started to wear specs for reading and all the waving is really giving my eyes a hard time. I feel as if I have motion sickness and this advert doesn't help.
Please remove it.

PVish Thu 08-Oct-09 11:33:24


whoisasking Thu 08-Oct-09 11:47:14

driving me MAD.



Please, please, please go away horrible little waving children.


TheHeadlessWombat Thu 08-Oct-09 15:36:09

Not at all sweet. I'm struggling to resist the urge to grab a cleaver or similar sharp pointy objects and lop off their hands the next time they attempt to wave at me.

BigHairyLeggedSpider Thu 08-Oct-09 15:39:02

And they keep making me jump. sad

mumblechum Thu 08-Oct-09 15:52:42

If you right click on the mute symbol on the bottom right some hands come over the camera which is significantly less irritating.

I also want to stuff the little brats into a toybox, luckily it doesn't come up on my work pc.

mumblechum Thu 08-Oct-09 15:53:05

Glad I'm not the only one btw.

WebDude Thu 08-Oct-09 20:23:54

"luckily it doesn't come up on my work pc"

Says a lot, actually. I just tried visiting the /Talk page in Firefox on a PC which I was given the other day, and it reports the need for Macromedia's Shockwave Flash plug-in.

If you use Firefox, the visit here or use "Tools" menu then "Add-ons" and then "Get add-ons" (or "Browse All Add-ons") and the browser will go off to the correct page at Mozilla. Then search for "Flash blocker" and install the Flashblock add-on, and you will no longer be annoyed!

EverySingleStar Thu 08-Oct-09 21:09:58

Thank god it's not me - I was going to start a Chat topic and then thought I'd be flamed for picking on 'cute' little kids blush

BethAndHerBrood Fri 09-Oct-09 23:14:18

They've gone, haven't they??

<<peeps through fingers>>

purepurple Sat 10-Oct-09 13:31:11

No, they are back.

BethAndHerBrood Sat 10-Oct-09 18:44:08

See, they've driven me to insanity! I'm sure they had gone......

Are they back? Or did they never go?

LoveBeingAMummy Sat 10-Oct-09 19:28:24

I thought it was just me blush

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