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Has anyone else got that thing flashing at the top?

(39 Posts)
phoenix Thu 26-May-16 17:33:53

Instead of the usual ads, I'm getting a really annoying blue box with a world globe (among other things) a flashing red number1 on it, I think it's sort of meant to look as if it's an inbox with a message in it

In the course of trying to make it go away, the damn thing opened and it seems to be some sort of "survey" hmm with the chance to win a £500 Tesco voucher, and asks for your mobile number,which of course I did NOT give!

A scam, methinks, but what is it doing on my GN screen? confused

suzied Thu 26-May-16 17:56:19

I've got one of those it looks like a Facebook notification. I haven't clicked on it - just ignoring it.

phoenix Thu 26-May-16 17:59:23

Now that you say it suzie that is exactly what it looks like!

ninathenana Thu 26-May-16 17:59:48

Yes ! The fact it looks like FB is obviously meant to be the attraction.
I came out of GN in the hope that when I returned it would be gone. No such luck angry

phoenix Thu 26-May-16 18:09:43

Please, GNHQ, if it is within your power, make it go away!

jinglbellsfrocks Thu 26-May-16 18:19:38

Why haven't I got it? I want it! sad

chelseababy Thu 26-May-16 18:26:43

I've got it you can have mine!

Indinana Thu 26-May-16 18:47:25

It is so irritating isn't it? But I don't get it on my laptop (adblock) which is what I normally use for GN. It's if I check GN on my iPhone that I see it, and I end up hovering my thumb over the flashing number. GNHQ please get rid of this!

LauraGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 26-May-16 18:48:05

Hi everyone!

Sorry to hear this is popping up. Tech are on the case so it'll hopefully disappear very soon.

grannylyn65 Thu 26-May-16 18:51:59

I have it as we speak !

Grannyknot Thu 26-May-16 20:25:11

Gr. I've got it.

Badenkate Thu 26-May-16 22:58:21

It's on my phone but not on the tablet. Really irritating

chelseababy Fri 27-May-16 07:04:41

Gone, now got "Bookfest" but at least it doesn't flash!

ninathenana Fri 27-May-16 09:19:55

I've still got it

Lona Fri 27-May-16 09:48:09

I had it, clicked on the cross on the corner, then clicked on one of the choices to remove it. Haven't got it now.
#smartarse😀

Indinana Fri 27-May-16 09:58:56

Couldn't do that on my iPhone Lona - I tried tapping the little cross but nothing happened sad.
It seems to have disappeared now though, thank heavens!

LauraGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 27-May-16 10:09:28

Would those of you still seeing this ad try to send a screenshot to us? smile

phoenix Fri 27-May-16 13:05:11

I'm still getting it on my Hudl, but not on my desktop.

phoenix Fri 27-May-16 13:25:09

Lona I did that, but it just comes back!

Lona Fri 27-May-16 13:27:49

phoenix You have to give it that look! grin

phoenix Fri 27-May-16 13:31:35

I've even tried starting the bloody "survey" and lying, by clicking on the under sixteen option. I then get a message saying "sorry, you must be over 16 to take part" (or something like that), but still the damn thing comes back!

phoenix Fri 27-May-16 17:14:06

Please, please PLEASE MAKE IT GO AWAY!!!!!!!

grannylyn65 Fri 27-May-16 17:34:17

How do I send screenshot to you? I have pic !

wot Fri 27-May-16 18:33:45

I've got it too and its very distracting............

hildajenniJ Fri 27-May-16 20:05:01

I had it this morning and it went away. It's back again. I don't want to enter this competition although £500 shopping voucher would be very nice. They will just bombard you with other competitions afterwards, and it's very unlikely that you would win anything. Also you have to look closely at the small print as there is often a charge for phone calls. I steer clear of them all.