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in wondering why....

(31 Posts)
Marmight Sun 28-Jan-18 08:30:41 the bottom of each thread there are adverts for nappies, baby seats, parenting tricks, maternity bras and maternity pillows amongst others? I realise they may interest some Grans or even Grandads, but they really irritate me and there seems no way to delete them

Pittcity Sun 28-Jan-18 19:40:00

They are not adverts. They are links to articles on Mumsnet. Should be replaced by GN links!

JackyB Sun 28-Jan-18 19:31:02

When I first joined Gransnet I had the icons in Chinese on my phone for months until I visited the UK and then they changed. When I returned home to Germany they remained the proper ones. The Chinese characters are probably because it's a Chinese (or Korean) make.

I don't get any adverts for nappies or anything like that on my phone, tablet or laptop. Just for things I buy anyway.

Lisalou Sun 28-Jan-18 19:00:15

Get a decent adblocker, sorted.

Maggiemaybe Sun 28-Jan-18 17:18:41

Ah yes, the *This may also interest you”. Currently breast pumps, toddler travel systems....and stair lifts.

Cherrytree59 Sun 28-Jan-18 16:15:01

I have a Mumsnet
This may also interest you
At the bottom of the page.

I would like to say to GN/MN
No It Doesn't
Please remove!

Pittcity Sun 28-Jan-18 13:29:37

I have an adblocker too. This is not an ad but a part of GN.
On the desktop site it is a shortcuts menu, but on mobile the links are to MN subjects such as pregnancy and buying highchairs....

ninathenana Sun 28-Jan-18 12:46:41

Mumsnet pregnancy calendar
'Congratulations your pregnant'

Er, impossible actually

Bellanonna Sun 28-Jan-18 12:38:47

On the mobile site. I just get that Corneliani ad, nothing else.

Jalima1108 Sun 28-Jan-18 12:25:09

ps I meant to add, it's just so that you can practise your Mandarin wink

Jalima1108 Sun 28-Jan-18 12:24:24

Marmight I understand that Mandarin is being introduced to the curriculum in Australia
and very sensible too

Jalima1108 Sun 28-Jan-18 12:23:09

I've got an Adblocker


M0nica Sun 28-Jan-18 12:15:26

I only access GN on my laptop and have Adblocker installed so do not get any ads.

BlueBelle Sun 28-Jan-18 12:07:24

I m on the mobile site and get NO adverts at the bottom I have one for a shop called Corneliani across the top and a small one at the side for Fragrance direct but that’s all and nothing at all at the bottom

hildajenniJ Sun 28-Jan-18 12:02:57

Apart from the Mumsnet pregnancy and baby stuff right at the bottom, I'm getting adverts from a plus size clothing company. I'm only a size 14 honest!

Marmight Sun 28-Jan-18 10:59:54

Aubergine - not red blush

felice Sun 28-Jan-18 10:43:05

I am getting adds for hearing aids in Flemish but sometimes it is for BMW in French.^[hmm ]

Marmight Sun 28-Jan-18 10:31:33

And what's more, probably because I'm in Australia but I don't see why, all the small red icons at the bottom of each thread come up in Chinese for a couple of seconds before reverting to English confused

Jane10 Sun 28-Jan-18 09:44:42

I'm being offered marriage records online?!

Nelliemoser Sun 28-Jan-18 09:29:30

Well I am fairly sure the majority of us grans will not be getting pregnant and needing baby equipment. The advertisers are probably hoping us the Baby Boomer generation will fork out for their grand kids equipment,

Maggiemaybe Sun 28-Jan-18 09:17:46

I got one for boob jobs yesterday. How insulting, my boobs being so perky and perfect and all. grin

Bellasnana Sun 28-Jan-18 09:14:18

Greyduster grin

ninathenana Sun 28-Jan-18 08:59:04

Yes, mobile site.

MawBroon Sun 28-Jan-18 08:58:53

grin even

MawBroon Sun 28-Jan-18 08:58:21

Wait until you get the ads for frozen legs of lamb [grn]

Greyduster Sun 28-Jan-18 08:55:58

X your post, Pitt!