Anyone else getting annoying popups?

Anyone else getting annoying popups?

eskinner3742
Jan 9, 2019
Been a gbatemp user for a while, love the site, love the community, and find it an excellent resource for modding. But lately things have changed, there's ads. I understand ad revenue pays to keep the site running and I'm perfectly ok with that.

But, as of late, any time Im using my mobile phone I get a popup that takes over my webtab, I can't simply hit the back button as it constantly redirects me to the popup unless I close the tab and try again and sure enough it happens 9/10 times I'm on the site. It only happens once I enter a forum area (like switch Homebrew projects or 3ds custom firmware for example) or are actually in a forum. It never does this on the homepage of gbatemp, only in the forum areas. It kind of makes the site unusable on mobile.

Does anyone else experience this? Im curious as to how many people are also dealing with this and if it's a common issue, I think it should be addressed. Again, I don't care for ads, they are necessary to keep the site alive, but when they hijack whatever I'm trying to do on the site and redirects me to a scam, it's pretty annoying.

» 2 Answers

  • ThoD
    Jan 9, 2019
    Take a screenshot of the popup and post about it on here: https://gbatemp.net/threads/new-ad-network-centralize-discussions-here.517270/ It's a dedicated thread for such issues, ads support the site, but as @Costello has said before, they are not intended to be intrusive in any way, so if an ad is making browsing the site hard or impossible, always report it!
  • FEF1
    Jan 9, 2019
    I’ve gotten a few of these recently. Usually only happens in short bursts, then they are gone. Absolutely hated them when they were around for me.