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(24 Posts)
humptydumpty Thu 12-Sep-19 15:20:29

AIBU to get really annoyed when this appears at the top of any thread I open??! I just want to get rd of it, but can't see a way..

MissAdventure Thu 12-Sep-19 15:23:51

Yes, I've got it too, blocking out the whole screen.

Beckett Thu 12-Sep-19 15:24:35

There is a small cross in the top right hand corner of the banner - I clicked on that and it isn't appearing on any other threads now

MissAdventure Thu 12-Sep-19 15:25:34

Thanks, Beckett.
I hadn't seen that.

humptydumpty Thu 12-Sep-19 15:42:01

Ah yes, I see it! thanks a lot for that heads up!

humptydumpty Thu 12-Sep-19 15:43:04

Hmmm I spoke too soon! when I click on the x nothing happens... confused

humptydumpty Thu 12-Sep-19 15:57:54

Success at last!

Auntieflo Thu 12-Sep-19 16:56:14

Thank you Beckett
Why was it suddenly appearing?

SueH49 Fri 13-Sep-19 07:26:04

It's their forum, IMO they have the right to promote their newsletter on it. Just scroll past it.

NanKate Fri 13-Sep-19 07:32:31

Thanks for pointing out the cross Becket never noticed it.

JackyB Fri 13-Sep-19 07:41:06

You'd think they could at least program it so that those who are already subscribed don't get the banner. That cross is cunningly camouflaged.

BlueBelle Fri 13-Sep-19 07:55:06

I hadn’t noticed the x now used it very frustrating when it keeps popping up

eazybee Fri 13-Sep-19 08:50:17

Extremely annoying; keeps appearing on my tablet, where I can't remove it, and on my laptop, where I can.

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 13-Sep-19 09:53:06

Good morning everyone grinbrew

We've actually added this banner in response to feedback from gransnetters and to encourage more new users to sign up to the newsletter so that they don't miss out on the best threads of the day.

As Beckett said, all you need to do is to click the cross in the top right-hand corner to close the banner and you won't see it again. smile

Squiffy Fri 13-Sep-19 10:38:30

SarahGransNet all you need to do is to click the cross in the top right-hand corner to close the banner and you won't see it again

I've been trying to do that on my desktop, but it doesn't work! The little 'hand' appears when the cursor is over the cross, but clicking doesn't close the banner!

SarahGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 13-Sep-19 12:54:48

Hi Squiffy

We'll email you about this directly, so that we can get a bit more detail from you.

Marydoll Fri 13-Sep-19 18:27:26

I had problems too closing it on my PC. It is so irritaing! I gave up in the end.

Marydoll Fri 13-Sep-19 19:21:47


NanKate Fri 13-Sep-19 19:27:57

It worked on my IPad but not on my main computer - drat it ☹️

Squiffy Fri 13-Sep-19 20:00:03

Hi SarahGN I’ve emailed a screenshot to you as requested. I can’t guarantee that it won’t arrive your end upside down/sideways/inside out ..... blush

grandma60 Fri 13-Sep-19 22:25:16

I have requested to be sent the newsletter several times but I never get it anyway.

JackyB Mon 23-Sep-19 08:40:30

This has been cropping up again. This time, there is definitely no cross in the corner to close the window. It takes up so much space on the screen!

eazybee Mon 23-Sep-19 09:35:18

Likewise with my tablet, which I use to read but do not have access to comment, ( my choice).
There is no cross in the top right hand corner, and the banner takes up a third of the screen.
Most unnecessary.

HurdyGurdy Sat 28-Sep-19 08:36:24

I just wish it worked! I've not had a daily newsletter since 21st September, despite signing up again.

I do now get emails alerting me to new posts on threads I am on, or watching. But without a clue as to which thread it is, and no link to click on to get to it!