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We have a very big announcement for all you Wightbay users today – we are implementing opening hours on the website. For a trial period, we have decided to only let you use the website between the hours of 9am – 5pm on weekdays, with it being closed completely on weekends.

Why are we doing this? Well, it’s simple really – we want people to spend more time with their families, our staff included. If you try to access the website after hours and on weekends, you will be prompted with a polite message reminding you that you cannot use the website.

Billy Humphreys, Marketing Manager at Wightbay, said: “Family time is something we’ve forgotten about in the digital age.

“Too many people get home from work or school and instead of spending time talking to their loved ones, they are spending it on their electronic devices.

“It’s simple – we don’t want Wightbay to be associated with such a culture. We are passionate about family time here at Wightbay, hence the new opening hours.”

When will it start? Well, from 5pm this evening the website will be closed until 9am Monday, so if you were planning on placing an ad, you better do it quickly!

If you currently have a live ad on the website, it’s expiry date will not be affected by the closure – i.e. if your ad has 25 days left until expiry today, it will have 24 days left on expiry on Monday.

We hope you appreciate this new trial period and we hope you use the time to spend it with your loved ones.

What do you think? Are you glad about the change? Let us know by tweeting us @Wightbay or by commenting below!