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HQ - the new flying video ads are driving us bonkers!

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Mamissimo Sat 20-Nov-21 09:58:23

There's a thread about these new flying video ads already but it's a site construction problem. My guess is it was not tested properly. What's the point of ads that block the forums? If your traffic drops because of them your advertising revenue will drop. Can you get them under control please? Seems to be a desktop problem.

felice Sat 20-Nov-21 10:02:24

The last one I had was full of flashing lights quite dangerous if you have epilepsy, I could not find a way to get rid of it.
I do not have epilepsy but x hubby does so I know the risks.

Oopsadaisy1 Sat 20-Nov-21 10:54:03

I don’t get any ads at all on my iPad, but I do on the PC.

Calistemon Sat 20-Nov-21 11:04:34

I don't get them on the PC but I do on a Samsung tablet.

A while ago I complained about the adverts at the top of the page, one for Gransnet itself and another commercial one which block the message box but nothing was done. Another appears on the right hand side.
Now pop up, noisy adverts appear every few seconds on the bottom right of the page covering a portion of the page.

Adblockers are no use whatsoever and just mess up everything else.

Help, please, GNHQ

Urmstongran Sat 20-Nov-21 11:21:54

I get them on my iPad. Continuously. They are a bluddy nuisance.

Spinnaker Sat 20-Nov-21 11:38:36

They're driving me nuts ! Come on HQ, sort it out please and yes, agree with felice re the epilepsy concerns - they could be dangerous angry

glammanana Sat 20-Nov-21 11:44:05

felice

The last one I had was full of flashing lights quite dangerous if you have epilepsy, I could not find a way to get rid of it.
I do not have epilepsy but x hubby does so I know the risks.

Here Here !!! please do something about it GNHQ.

Katie59 Sat 20-Nov-21 16:13:20

I dont get them on the IPad those that do probably need to update IOS or switch the Ad blocker on.

welbeck Sat 20-Nov-21 16:17:40

i find the imagery disgusting and repulsive, for a particular product which is the only one that appears, for about a week now.
i would not buy that brand now on principal, even if i needed that type of product. the imagery upsets me.
apart from the annoyance of the adverts being intrusive.

Tizliz Sat 20-Nov-21 16:18:13

I would prefer that Gransnet took notice of their customer base rather than force us to install ad blockers. These are a nuisance when you want to read newspapers etc as then you have to turn them off.

Shinamae Sat 20-Nov-21 16:19:36

Urmstongran

I get them on my iPad. Continuously. They are a bluddy nuisance.

Me too!! 😡

Shrub Sat 20-Nov-21 16:55:40

I have Adblock plus on my laptop and my Ipad. I never have any problems with it and no irritating adverts or popups. From what you are all describing, I wouldn't be without it. Maybe it depends which newspapers you read!

eazybee Sat 20-Nov-21 17:21:28

I am constantly receiving one about a wonder product to remove odours from a sink and I will not buy it or any other products this company makes, ever. It has appeared three times as I type.

Marydoll Sat 20-Nov-21 17:27:54

Another one here, driven mad. They are no problem on my PC, but block the text box on my Samsung tablet, so I can't type! Totally defeats the purpuse of having a forum, when you can't post. 🤬

I am going to report the thread and ask HQ to have a look.

MillieMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 20-Nov-21 17:36:45

Hello, sorry to hear about this,

Can you let us know:
1. Which device you are using?
2.Which browser you are using?
3. How the ads affect your use of the site.

Millie

Katie59 Sat 20-Nov-21 17:38:48

Settings - Safari - click on “pop up blocker”

See if that helps

Katie59 Sat 20-Nov-21 17:44:42

I’m also using “Duck and Go” browser not Google dont get many ads

Calistemon Sat 20-Nov-21 17:45:09

I've checked settings but it says ads are blocked on some sites.

But not on here.

Calistemon Sat 20-Nov-21 17:49:17

It has only happened recently and has happened to several of us on different devices so I do not think our browsers, devices or we ourselves are at fault.

Large, loud, intrusive and extremely annoying.

Marydoll Sat 20-Nov-21 18:03:15

I second that, Calistemon!

Chrome on Windows10 PC

Chrome on Samsung Galaxy Tablet

Chrome on a Samsung Phone

Shinamae Sat 20-Nov-21 18:32:05

My latest offering 😡

Shinamae Sat 20-Nov-21 18:32:50

Yes very recent and very annoying I am on an iPad mini with a safari browser I think it or it may be Google..😬

Shinamae Sat 20-Nov-21 18:33:44

MillieMumsnet

Hello, sorry to hear about this,

Can you let us know:
1. Which device you are using?
2.Which browser you are using?
3. How the ads affect your use of the site.

Millie

They affect my using of the site because they are very dam annoying…

BlueBelle Sat 20-Nov-21 18:33:54

iPad Air safari and NO adverts

BlueBelle Sat 20-Nov-21 18:35:36

So can’t be anything to do with the item used or the browser as Shinamae is the same as me she has problems and I don’t