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i'm all for a mobile version (and ron knows this), but i think if we get one, a ground rule must be implemented.

Anyone who uses sms speak gets instabanned for at least two weeks. And repeat offenders get fingers cut off
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DAE_JA_VOO wrote:Seriously, though. I can't tell you how often I want to pop into the forums and see what's up, but end up not doing it because I have to do so by visiting a site built for a desktop browser on my phone :(
Use Operamini. And if data is an issue, turn off images. 18KB's a page and it's a damnside faster than Android Browser :|
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Jonboy wrote:Cool, just a thought, have no idea about the implementation, but rather than having a mobile version of the forums, an application such as the Blackberry Facebook or Twitter apps which access the website data and present it in a format better for a mobile device would be great.
Doesn't Opera Mini work well enough? You can set to mobile view IIRC.
You don't need mobile view.
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Re: Forum Suggestions and Requests

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Prime wrote:
KALSTER wrote:
Jonboy wrote:Cool, just a thought, have no idea about the implementation, but rather than having a mobile version of the forums, an application such as the Blackberry Facebook or Twitter apps which access the website data and present it in a format better for a mobile device would be great.
Doesn't Opera Mini work well enough? You can set to mobile view IIRC.
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True. I use it in normal mode on my old 9300, but he was complaining about scrolling as well, which mobile view would reduce to vertical scrolling only IIRC.
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Re: Forum Suggestions and Requests

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Monty wrote:i'm all for a mobile version (and ron knows this), but i think if we get one, a ground rule must be implemented.

Anyone who uses sms speak gets instabanned for at least two weeks. And repeat offenders get fingers cut off
gd call. i hv 2 agree with u

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I just experienced something very interesting on one of the bike forums I visit. While posting a reply, I managed to do a double post- something which hasn't happened in a very long time. Purely accidental, of course. So the forum tells me that I've made a duplicate post and that I'll be redirected to the thread, which of course saved me from the double post.

So I dunno how difficult something like that would be to implement over here, but we could use something like that.
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That's a built-in feature in vBulletin.
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In the tech threads it warns you if there has been another post before your most recent one, so that helps with double posting. It's disabled in the chill section, however, which is consequently where most double posting happens. Ron could technically enable it in the chill threads, but then I'd be forced to spam his Bookface wall with lame jokes for the rest of his life.
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Agreed - I would help you mousey. In the chill section it doesn't matter if someone posts before you - what is being said is often not even related to the other post anyway. And if there is a double post - there is that little edit button. I would love a delete button though :twisted:
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Shame Tribble, I have one of those, will send it to you!
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Oh thank you Lancelot :love7: You are my hero :D
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Can you please make the forum resize like it used to so that I don't have two huge empty spaces on either side of my screen and a racing stripe of content running down the middle :?:
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I'm with jamin, if you have a wide screen it can be pretty annoying.

Can we maybe get a Thanks button?
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Would it be possible to replace the black and white/grey stripes with a solid colour? Every time I scroll down it just feels like a flash effect on the side of the forum content.

Or maybe have the strips vertical like the top part of the forum?
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^^ +1
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The idea is to keep the forum and the main site looking alike. That said, the main site's background is solid black, so it wouldn't be a bad thing to change it. Alternatively, we could tile this smiley: :love1:
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Stuart wrote:Alternatively, we could tile this smiley: :love1:
No that'll lure Zana back.
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She was banned for dA I believe
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No, she left when the site was moved to international hosting - she was on local-only bandwidth or something like that.
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They let her into the UK afaik.

Probably the reason they tightened up access :lol:
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Prime wrote:They let her into the UK afaik.

Probably the reason they tightened up access :lol:
And probably why they wanted to destroy the SA forum... :lol:
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She is in the UK but you guys upset her so much she will not be back.
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Mission Accomplished. :twisted:

except she shared her birthday with the squirrel aNd there was no better way to wins him up :twisted:
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Honestly, it's not a loss for the forum. Zana was normally high on something when posting and most of what she said was complete nonsense.
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I enjoy her posts - her tracking down of space ships. Her elfish creations. If you knew what her life was like - and what has been done to her - you would understand where she is coming from a bit better :lol:
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Post by Stuart »

Hey, here's a good suggestion for the forum: Let's stop bashing Zana and get on with life.

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