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All my "blocks" had been reversed

     
12:21 pm on Nov 15, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Just a heads up.

Running a family friendly site, I have very strict blocks set up. I block all the Sensitive Categories and many of the General Categories too.

Yesterday I had a complaint that I was showing inappropriate ads. After spending a fruitless hour searching through the Allow and Block Ads dashboard I decided to check my blocks and found that they had all disappeared. Everything - Black Magic, Sex, Gambling, Alcohol, the lot - were "green" and good to go.

Horrifying.
12:27 pm on Nov 15, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Ouch!
Do you have any idea how they went away?

I'm off to double check mine.
12:49 pm on Nov 15, 2017 (gmt 0)

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No idea how or when or why!
1:25 pm on Nov 15, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Just checked mine. All is good.

Is it possible that you clicked on something with the "Optimization" recommendations that Adsense posts in your account every few weeks. I always get these requests to allow sensitive ads and un-block categories that I intentionally blocked because of spam. I am pretty sure it is one click thing, where you agree and then they automatically change the settings. I real hate those recommendations.
2:25 pm on Nov 15, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I know what you mean NickMNS. I don't think I did that - I'm quite paranoid about the ads I show and I've always avoided those recommendations for exactly that reason. I tend to just delete them. But I'm beating myself up about it because I agree it seems the most logical explanation.

I will be checking back regularly for the next few days just to make sure my blocks stay put
 

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