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Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by gadget123, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    Anybody know why the forum boxes don't move when typing automatically anymore I have to move the screen every time when I type?
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Are you using the mobile or desktop version?
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I believe there is no mobile version of the forums, it's basically the same adaptive design that just adapts to the screen size that you are on.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 12, 2016 ---
    Based on various posts about this in other threads it seems like this might be another one of those things that changed in Safari in iOS 10, potentially due to a bug of some sort.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    If you scroll down to the bottom of the screen on the Macrumors website, you will see an icon to slide the "mobile version" on or off. Giving the user the option for desktop or mobile.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's there if you are talking about the front page and news part of MacRumors, but the forums are separate and different from that.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I wonder if MacRumors and The administration team would ever develop a mobile application for this site. Being how large it is and how much it is expanded over the years.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There's definitely a long ongoing discussion about that kind of thing going back years and years: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...-iphone-or-ipad-app-for-macrumors-com.558210/

    (And there's also Tapatalk, although while some prefer that, many just use the site in the browser with fairly good results.)
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    You weren't kidding. Since 2008 the discussion started! I do see the small changes the administration team has made over the years. I think it's a fairly decent website and is one of the few websites without all the riddled ads, Being how clustered some of the competitors are.

    Thanks for the information And the links.
     
  9. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Just kudos for using the contrasting word "from". :)
     
  10. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    The mobile website sux. And I don't want to install 3rd party apps for everything. No Tapatalk, no nothing. I like my phone clean and only use apps if absolutely necessary and/or useful.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    How/why does the mobile site suck?

    If you are using the forums and their use in a browser sucks then wouldn't an app that can help with that by definition be useful? Not sure how having apps--one of the main things behind having a smartphone--makes the phone "unclean".
     
  12. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    Because of this:
    With "clean" I mean that I don't want to swipe through endless home screen pages on my iPhone nor do I want to have myriads of folders.

    However, my opinion about the mobile website or how I organise my phone should really be nothing of your concern. It's really up to my preference. Thanks for your understanding.
     
  13. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Their best move was to walk away from vBulletin and convert to XenForo. Huge thumbs up for that big step.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, it seems it's more of an iOS 10/Safari issue at this point than a mobile site one.

    Seems like having one app isn't going to create a myriad of pages or folders or anything else.

    As for the opinion of the mobile site or phone organization, they aren't concerning to me or anything else, but they can certainly be of curiosity. They were brought up in the discussion by you, which basically put them out on the table.
     
  15. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    I understand your curiosity and have absolutely no problem with you asking me questions related to my original post. We're in a public forum after all, haha.

    I have to say though that - for me - "having apps isn't necessarily one of the main things behind having a smartphone". I don't deny that I have exactly 57 apps (I am not sure if all the stock apps count into that?) installed on my iPhone but every couple of months I go through them and delete what isn't absolutely necessary for me or which I haven't used in a long time.

    IMO, it's become a habit that really every website, publication - you name it - releases an app with a sometimes questionable usefulness. I most often use websites to, let's say, find news or specific topics I am interested in. I have to admit that I mostly use my phone for Facebook, iMessages, Music, mail, browsing forums and taking pics and that's about it.

    Enough for off topic. With all that being said, I am now off to delete a couple of apps I haven't used in a looong time.
     

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