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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-28-2014, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Updated Smartphone Feedback Thread

We're pleased to announce that we have launched a new smartphone view on the site, in addition to the recently added mobile view in the last upgrade. This version has been designed to have a cleaner look, to fit really nicely into mobile (iPhone, Android) browsers, and unlike most normal web based skins will also include features that are normally reserved for desktop or phone applications. We built this as we realize you all spend more time today on your phones on the forum than you did 2 years ago, and we want to get the mobile view to a place where you can do everything (and more!) that you can do on desktop.

A few notes as I know many of you may have questions:

* This does not replace the free or paid in-apps that you have, such as any mobile apps. This is web-only.
* This new skin will only show when you access the site from a modern (Android 4+, iPhone) phone. It will not show for older phones or for tablets, blackberries or windows phones.
* Please give us some time as we work through bugs. Give it a try, give us feedback in our mobile thread url, and give it a chance. Every change needs time to get used to!



If you visit the site from your mobile phone, you'll get the new view automatically. You can login, post, reply, upload photos, view your private messages and more. You can also use the legacy mobile view by choosing the top left menu and Exit Enhanced Mobile Mode.

The feedback thread for any bugs, etc, please post below.

**Please let use know the device, software version, and browser being used if reporting any issues.

Thanks!

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Re: Updated Smartphone Feedback Thread

I still feel its a lot easier to navigate around on the reg website with mobile device

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The forced move to Enhanced mode is a problem for the Mercury browser I used with an Apple 5c. The interface is unusable and the option does not come up to allow one to go back to the (standard interface which I love.) FAIL!

Now for me to view FMF I need to fire up Safari, which does allow one to go back to the standard interface. The problem with using Safari in general is that it isn't very user friendly.

Can't we go back to making the standard interface the default and make the enhanced an option for those who want to try it?

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The forced move to Enhanced mode is a problem for the Mercury browser I used with an Apple 5c. The interface is unusable and the option does not come up to allow one to go back to the (standard interface which I love.) FAIL!

Now for me to view FMF I need to fire up Safari, which does allow one to go back to the standard interface. The problem with using Safari in general is that it isn't very user friendly.

Can't we go back to making the standard interface the default and make the enhanced an option for those who want to try it?
What version of Mercury is it? Also when you say it doesn't come up to option out does the button not load? the menu? does it just not convert once selected? I'm sorry for the inconvenience
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Mercury ver 8.7. There is a button that consists of 3 hash marks. When selected, it gives 2 options and both are picture representations. One is go threads that I follow and one is for Pm's. No other buttons.

Actually the site doesn't load correctly in any screen. It's hard to explain but what comes up is very minimal. No blockers are being used either.

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We're aware of an ongoing issue with IOS7.1+ so I suspect it may be that. Do you get the same issues if you were to try on say chrome or safari?
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I am using iOS 7.1.2

Never tried Chrome but Safari didn't load completely either. It did give me the option to exit the enhanced mode and that took me back to the standard interface which works fine.

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Just downloaded chrome and the enhanced mode works ok. I think that it worked the same in safari, but I did not know what to expect before switching to the old forum format mode. I still prefer the old desktop format. Irregardless the troubles mentioned above with Mercury are real.

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Re: Updated Smartphone Feedback Thread

Hello everyone,

We’re excited to announce that additional features has been added and improvements were made to the enhanced mobile view.
Thanks to the feedback that everyone has provided, we were able to tailor the mobile view to better fit forum members’ needs and fix a few bugs along the way.

A few of the new features that were added includes:
• Completely replacing the PM system with one that better matches what members see in the desktop version.
• A pull-to-refresh functionality has been added on all appropriate pages in addition to the refresh already available in the overflow menu.
• A new scrolling feature has been added so that if the user starts scrolling the screen prior to an auto-scroll happening (like moving to a post per the current read position), the auto-scroll is cancelled so the user is not fighting with it.
• There is now a font size preview in the Font Size settings page so the members would know what to expect.
• Sticky topics can now be hidden from within the page where they are being viewed
• The vote count on poll results has been animated to count up along with the bar graph animations that were already present.

Now on to some of the fixes we that have implemented:
• After sharing a photo from the media viewer, the user will not be returned to the media viewer instead of the topic.
• PMs will now be correctly marked as viewed and word-wrapped.
• The forum will now work with iOS Safari if the user had opted to block all cookies.
• Double-tapping buttons or links will no longer cause functionality to execute twice.
• The text in the header is now re-sizing correctly when members are scrolling through the page or opening the side menu.

Please give this newly improved version of the mobile view a try and feel free to let us know what you think in the feedback thread.

**Please let us know the device, software version, and browser being used if reporting any issues.

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I'll try it again. Not at all happy with the previous version, so I'm looking forward to the better interface.

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PS: Not to sound too rough, but if it asks for more mandatory (not optional) permissions than necessary to function, it will not even make it onto my devices. Privacy issues aside - when it comes to my personal info, habits, location, contacts, underwear size, etc., they are a commodity. You're going to have to work for it, pay me for it, or not get it. We already benefit these sites enough to not also have to be mined even deeper, for yet more of our value, without reciprocity. Thanks!

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I'll try it again. Not at all happy with the previous version, so I'm looking forward to the better interface.

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PS: Not to sound too rough, but if it asks for more mandatory (not optional) permissions than necessary to function, it will not even make it onto my devices. Privacy issues aside - when it comes to my personal info, habits, location, contacts, underwear size, etc., they are a commodity. You're going to have to work for it, pay me for it, or not get it. We already benefit these sites enough to not also have to be mined even deeper, for yet more of our value, without reciprocity. Thanks!
As it's an in browser layout it shouldn't be asking you for any permissions at all. Maybe your location which you can deny and it'll still work fine

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Cool. Thanks for the reply. I'll be trying it this weekend!

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