Emirates pop up when in Active threads

(10 Posts)
Doristhecamel Tue 03-Jun-14 20:52:23

Why did I get a full blown Emirate pop up come up on my screen whilst viewing active threads?

Ironically at the time I had just opened up a thread called something like Pemium Economy and Economy mix up on the Active threads list.

Is this a new way Mumsnet are advertising?

BigfootFiles Wed 04-Jun-14 11:08:24

I have had a pop-up ad come up on a couple of random threads, and I wonder if this was the same thing. First time I just clicked onto another screen before it loaded, second time I decided to wait but it never actually seemed to load anything. Mumsnet is running slow for me so I don't know if that's why - I took a screengrab anyway, it's not particualrly useful but you can see just about see the two grey curved shapes which rotate to show it's loading something. It is very intrusive!

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 04-Jun-14 11:14:51

No - it certainly isn't, and it shouldn't be happening! If you see it again, can you grab a screen shot and send it to us? This way we can track the ad down and block it.

BigfootFiles Sun 08-Jun-14 10:18:59

It's done it again, it is Emirates - see screengrab.

DawnMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 08-Jun-14 11:47:33

Thanks, BigfootFiles - we'll flag it to our Tech folk.

FruVikingessOla Tue 10-Jun-14 09:05:24

It happened to me recently too. I realised it was when I'd hovered my cursor over the ad - but not clicked on anything - and the pop-up appeared.

I expect Tech has fixed it now though!

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 11-Jun-14 09:55:59

Has this pesky ad been seen again? <prepares gun>

FruVikingessOla Wed 11-Jun-14 11:23:08

No, I remembered seeing it at the end of last week/over the weekend - by which point you'd probably already flagged Tech.

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 12-Jun-14 16:38:30

Hurrah! <locks gun cabinet>

DoctorTwo Thu 12-Jun-14 18:10:13

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