What's with the 'Wirelessly Posted'?

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  1. markintellect macrumors member

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    When people post on an iPhone OS device, their post has a header which says:

    "Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)"

    Why is this; being that new iPhone OS IDs for new firmwares may not be as important as say, someone posting from Snow Leopard?
     
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    Actually that is not fully correct. They are posting from mobile.macrumors.com's forum link http://forums.macrumors.com/wap/ .

    You can access that with anything (including a laptop). I often hit it with my iPod Touch because the pages load faster depending how badly I need to get a quick reply in :) .

    [​IMG]
     
  4. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Wirelessly posted(Blackberry Gold: Mozilla/6.0 (RIM; U; CPU BB OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ooooh cookies Version/5.1.7 Mobile/5F138 Safari/525.20)

    What's with the what now?
     
  5. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.1.17) Gecko/20080829 Firefox/2.0.0.17)

    Just testing to see what happens when I post from my Powerbook.
     
  6. Martin C macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    Yup, it shows up when someone posts from the mobile site.
     
  7. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    "Wirelessly Posted" from iPhone

    Why do some iPhone's say this? I post her often from my iPhone and it never says that. I'm guessing those are jail broke?

    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)
     
  8. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    They are using the Mobile version of MacRumors. :)
     
  9. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    WHAT!? I seriously never knew something like that existed!!! :eek: haha
    Thanks
     
  10. lostfan916 macrumors 6502a

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    That had been bugging me for a while but I never cared to make a thread. Thanks! :D
     
  11. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Haha me to! Today I was like screw it I'm gonna ask!
    I always thought they were hacked or something..

    Cant wait to check out MacRumors MOBILE on the iPhone now!!! HAHA!:D
     
  12. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    It is really designed for mobile phones that don't have a rich browser. I hope that at some point vBulletin comes out with a mobile option for iPhones. Versus using the iPhone friendly theme...
     
  13. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    Just because no one else posted it in this thread....

    Linky
     
  14. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    On the iPhone I think I like the regular MacRumors site better
     
  15. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_6; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Safari/528.16)

    Just testing
     
  16. fleshman03 macrumors 68000

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    The only thing that I wish would make it's way into the mobile site is having the same page numbers for the forums. 2-6 posts/page just isn't enough.
     
  17. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    The mobile forum site does not work on my PDA but the main site does.
     
  18. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Tomato's Kaiser phone: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_6; en-gb) AppleWebKit/525.27.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.2.1 Safari/525.27.1)

    Testing. This is from my whitebook 2.2ghz. Could posters also say what machine they're posting from?

    EDIT: OK so why does it say Tomato's Kaiser Phone? That was the name of an old WM5 phone that I last used 6 months ago. I saw someone above's post also said 'ooh cookies' in the description :)
     
  19. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (Tomato's Kaiser phone: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.7) Gecko/2009021910 Firefox/3.0.7 (.NET CLR 3.5.30729))

    Testing. Now posting from Firefox in Windows XP SP3 in Fusion on my macbook.

    Tried to post from IE but it wouldn't let me access the mobile forums - kept redirecting me to the normal forums.

    I'm done for now. Hope that was useful.
     
  20. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Old thread, I know, but is there any way to turn the "Wirelessly Posted" message off? Not a big deal, just asking...
     
  21. JNB macrumors 604

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B367 Safari/531.21.10)

    Nope, that's handled internally through WiForums. The only way to avoid it is to post via the regular site.

    You can also go in and edit your post (again, from the regular site) and remove the "Wirelessly Posted" text.
     
  22. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    Great. Thanks for the tip, JNB.
     
  23. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_4; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.16 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0 Safari/533.16)

    This is what it looks like from a base MBP 13" April 2010 with Snow Leopard 10.6.4 Im using Safari 5.0
     
  24. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    I see this thread is back to life. I also would like the 'wirelessly posted' stuff removed. 3 reasons:

    - More posts are being made via mobile devices. Autoadding this info is cluttering up our posts with irrelevant technical info.

    - The poster didn't ask for it to be added, and is not informed that it will be added

    - Most serious - it potentially reveals personal information about the poster without warning. I had my phone named with my real name (in case I lost it) and I was shocked to see above my first wireless post "Wirelessly posted (xxxx xxxx's Kaiser phone: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; ..." I had to go back and edit it and remove my real name from my phone's label.
     

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