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C.J.
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12/13 8:42pm
I've been having a problem where I get nearly constant phishing pop-ups while on ACC on my iPad. It does not happen on any other sites, just this one. Thanks!
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FeraligatrFTW
 
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12/13 10:03pm
We have had this problem in the past. It got fixed for a while, but it did happen to me occasionally yesterday. It has not happened yet today, but I just woke up and haven’t been on the site much today.
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12/10 9:54pm
Are Mods able to block ads or it something that can only be dealt with by a Site Manager?
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12/12 2:48pm
Please report any pop-ups here. The best way for the staff to go about this is to block each individual ad seeing as it appears to be a problem with google and not ACC.
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12/13 8:17am
Yeah, there's not a single thing any of the rest of the staff can do to help (other than pointing people to that thread, and drawing Jader's attention to it if he hasn't been on ACC for a while), and it's incredibly frustrating. The moment I come across a viable method to replace the ad revenue with income from another source, you can be sure I'll be doing my utmost to sell him on it.
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C.J.
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I reported it as you suggested, but I want to emphasize that these are more than mere pop-ups, they are phishing attempts.
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12/12 2:48pm
My apologies for the poor wording, I get them as well so I understand. I really wish there was something more that could be done.
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Superpie
 
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12/10 9:54pm
"Please report any pop-ups here. The best way for the staff to go about this is to block each individual ad seeing as it appears to be a problem with google and not ACC. "
Is that thread still regularly checked by whichever modmins are able to deal with ads? I've reported a few over the past couple months and I still see all the ads I've reported.
They're really raunchy and at least one hints at illegal content.
"Yeah, there's not a single thing any of the rest of the staff can do to help (other than pointing people to that thread, and drawing Jader's attention to it if he hasn't been on ACC for a while), and it's incredibly frustrating."
Is Jader the only one able to block advertisers from the site? If so, that may be something worth changing as part of a future update.
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GoldenCelebi
 
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12/13 8:17am
"Is Jader the only one able to block advertisers from the site? If so, that may be something worth changing as part of a future update."
Yes, he is. Unfortunately, the ad control panel is accessed from Jader's Google account - it's not part of the site, so it's not something developers have any control over.

I believe this also answers your first question.
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