Why do I have to login to read forums on iPhone?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by AppleMatt, May 19, 2009.

  1. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

    AppleMatt

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    #1
    Just wondering if it would be possible to remove the need to login when reading the forums on the iPhone/iPod Touch. We don't need to login on computers unless posting, and the keyboard is really small. Just makes it a bit annoying.

    AppleMatt
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Are you using the mobile site, or the normal one?

    I can use the normal one without logging in.
     
  3. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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    #4
    what is the mobile one? and why doesn't it automatically redirect to the mobile one like other news sites do?
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    Mobile.macrumors.com

    At a guess it was an executive decision.

    In regards to the original question the mobile site uses WiForums to provide the mobile version of the forums (vBulletin), at a guess it has to do with the credentials of how these two inter operate. But like I said it is a guess as I really have no idea about vB or WiForums.
     
  5. AppleMatt thread starter macrumors 68000

    AppleMatt

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    The mobile one, I have sketchy reception and it loads a lot quicker over EDGE.

    AppleMatt
     

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