Comment on May 2018 Newsletter, Volume 124

  1. I totally understand the need to comply with the GDPR. But does the pop-up have to appear each and every time I access AO3 on my phone? It doesn't happen on my iPad but it does on my iPhone. Does it have to do with the fact that my iPhone's Safari is set in Private mode?

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    1. Yep. The private mode will do it. It happens on my private mode safari on my iPad but works fine wherever I don't have private mode.

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    2. +1, why can't it just appear over the comments box when you go to leave a comment? And why hasn't the staff acknowledged the possibility of making it so taping the whole "I've read and agree to the tos" sentence checks the box? It's absurdly simple css. The layout now makes it look like you have to check the box itself. And why do you have to check the box AND THEN hit another button to proceed?

      I get trying to cover your ass, but this is a bit much. I really doubt that EVERY SINGLE other website in the world is violating the law.

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      1. Second sentence was meant to read "making it OBVIOUS that tapping the sentence" blah dee blah.

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      2. Seriously. Most sites have a small banner at the top of the page that you can acknowledge or ignore. The idea that AO3 is at particular risk and so has to block their entire site with a message is kind of ridiculous. The GDPR is targeted at sites like Google and Facebook. The EU isn't going to come knocking at AO3's door, a site which collects virtually no user data, comparatively, because they failed to be as obnoxious as possible to every visitor.

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