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Old 08-01-2013, 13:28
Thomas Poots
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Oh no, just clicked on the link and now it's permanently changed to this mobile version. It's horrible, looks very bland and lots of functionality missing. I'm using an ipad so prefer using the website version - don't know why I clicked on it really, curiosity and all that.

Edit: Just seen the link to go back to desktop version (thank God, I can do my smilies again now)
Hi,

Out of curiosity, apart from choice of smilies (which you can still do with the applicable codes) and perhaps search, what other features would you use that are missing?
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Old 08-01-2013, 13:29
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Is there any way to Put the next page/previous page arrows at the top of the page as well as the bottom? It's a pain to repeatedly scroll down a page, especially when it's been a very wordy page, when I want to continue where I was reading from. For example I might be reading through a 12 page thread but I want to read from page 5 because I read some earlier.
This seems to be quite a popular request, we'll look into it for a future version.
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Old 08-01-2013, 13:31
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The keyboard on my tablet completely covers the text input box on the mobile version. So back to the desktop one.
Which tablet do you use? Although the skin is not really intended for tablets we have tested it on iPad and android tablets with no issues.
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Old 08-01-2013, 13:32
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*cough* tapatalk *cough*
We're not interested in integrating tapatalk at this time, sorry.
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Old 08-01-2013, 14:01
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I'm guessing its been mentioned already? But the ability to jump to the bottom/back to the top would be brilliant.
Also, if the arrows to move through the pages could be replicated at the top that would also be super.
And to somehow enable an ability to let us enter which page we want to go to would be excellent

Overall, I like the mobile site. It's just a bit of a pain navigating through threads/posts on the forums.
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Old 08-01-2013, 14:24
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Hi,

Out of curiosity, apart from choice of smilies (which you can still do with the applicable codes) and perhaps search, what other features would you use that are missing?
Didn't really like the black & white layout, not functionality I know but I don't really like change
Clicking on a user then being able to see previous posts by them (apologies if this is there, I didn't hang around long enough before changing back).

As you've stated this is presumably for mobile phones and I was reading this on a tablet, so probably this doesn't apply.
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Old 09-01-2013, 17:40
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Not sure if its broken or not but the main site looks all over the shop on my nexus 7!
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Old 13-01-2013, 22:45
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Having trouble editing a post I made on my mobile, I can't do it on my mobile and i'm unable to do it on my PC.

My post, logged in as me, the option just isn't there.
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Old 30-01-2013, 20:00
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I love AV Forums app.

so easy to post a picture with your mobile
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Old 03-02-2013, 21:52
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Probably brought up before but editing a message is a nightmare
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:12
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A choice of colour scheme would be most welcome. For example white text on black for reading in low light.
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Old 12-02-2013, 13:28
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I have just tried to click on mobile version on DS main page on my phone (at the bottom of page) and it comes up with error. Has done for a while. But now I can't even log into my account on the phone on a regular version of the website. Can you provide a link that I can use since I can't log in from the forum that I can type manually in the address bar?
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Old 12-02-2013, 13:35
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Nevermind. Finally got it through a convaluded way!
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Old 12-02-2013, 20:08
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Suggestion. Please add a subscribe button to be able to follow threads without posting nonsense
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Old 16-02-2013, 22:25
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adding the option for page numbers
making it known if you have a pm
i like the white text on black idea too

overall really good though and easy to use
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Old 17-02-2013, 12:36
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http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showt...php?p=64301818
I cannot use the forum search function on either of my tablets (Xoom and Nexus 7).

If I 'click' on the Search Forum box, the keyboard comes up then as soon as I type the first character, the keyboard goes away and the box disappears.

Isn't it time Digital Spy had a tablet-friendly setting?
to with my reply:
the search box is shit. it's shit on the desktop too. i often click it type my search and then notice the cable on my mouse has moved out of the search box.

i can get it to work on my N7 but it's not straight forward.

they've mixed two forms of behaviour, for hover and click. they are using hover behaviour but after a click.

so you click the search function and that activates hover behaviour on 'search' and on 'forum tools'. it's daft because of someone had wanted forum tools they wouldn't have clicked search.

it's really stupid.

on my tablet, my phone and every tablet i've ever used you click search, the search box comes up and the screen is resized to make the search box fill the screen, which causes it to lose focus and disappear, so you have to click it again.

i find it hard to believe this is part of vbulletin.
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Old 17-02-2013, 13:05
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adding the option for page numbers
making it known if you have a pm
i like the white text on black idea too

overall really good though and easy to use
Thank you for the info about pm alert! I didnt realise this didnt happen.

I think i am beginning to miss old version
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Old 17-02-2013, 14:00
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I keep getting an issue where the Virgin Media ad isn't loading properly and so the x button to close it won't function, I have to use browser Navigation to go back and load the page again.
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Old 18-02-2013, 15:39
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Is there a way to disable the adverts on mobiles? (ESP iPhone) the Skyfall ad especially doesn't have a cancel option so you have to navigate back and refresh pages to get rid of it.
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Old 20-02-2013, 18:56
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Is there a way to disable the adverts on mobiles? (ESP iPhone) the Skyfall ad especially doesn't have a cancel option so you have to navigate back and refresh pages to get rid of it.
Haha - I came on here to say exactly the same - the Skyfall ad. This is a real problem.

I could be in the middle of typing something and it pops up, goodnight Vienna. These ads are generally too frequent and invasive.
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Old 21-02-2013, 14:27
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Having trouble editing a post I made on my mobile, I can't do it on my mobile and i'm unable to do it on my PC.

My post, logged in as me, the option just isn't there.
If I recall correctly, we have a time limit in place for post editing to stop people going back after some time has passed to completely change the meaning of their post. This would happen across desktop and mobile versions of the forum.

Probably brought up before but editing a message is a nightmare
Could you explain further?


Probably something to do with the default vbulletin javascript used on the desktop skin. The mobile skin doesn't have a search option, yet...

Thank you for the info about pm alert! I didnt realise this didnt happen.

I think i am beginning to miss old version
I keep getting an issue where the Virgin Media ad isn't loading properly and so the x button to close it won't function, I have to use browser Navigation to go back and load the page again.
Is there a way to disable the adverts on mobiles? (ESP iPhone) the Skyfall ad especially doesn't have a cancel option so you have to navigate back and refresh pages to get rid of it.
Haha - I came on here to say exactly the same - the Skyfall ad. This is a real problem.

I could be in the middle of typing something and it pops up, goodnight Vienna. These ads are generally too frequent and invasive.
Apologies, our ad team control these ads so we will need to report this to them. I'll ask them to investigate now.
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Old 22-02-2013, 20:01
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If I recall correctly, we have a time limit in place for post editing to stop people going back after some time has passed to completely change the meaning of their post. This would happen across desktop and mobile versions of the forum.


Could you explain further?



Probably something to do with the default vbulletin javascript used on the desktop skin. The mobile skin doesn't have a search option, yet...









Apologies, our ad team control these ads so we will need to report this to them. I'll ask them to investigate now.
I'm not sure why I was quoted in this context...I was saying I misses the pm notification from the old version.
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Old 23-02-2013, 13:32
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I'm not sure why I was quoted in this context...I was saying I misses the pm notification from the old version.
Apologies, meant to say that it'd been noted for any future updates
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Old 23-02-2013, 14:32
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Apologies, meant to say that it'd been noted for any future updates
Well thank you for taking the time to reply as always

One thing to note. I have been reading a few threads this morning and when I move from page to page 3/5 I have to refresh the page to bring up the thread content. Don't know if thats related to new forum or mess up with ads though.
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Old 08-03-2013, 18:15
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Its annoying for some unknown reason i cant not post when i am in "mobile" version of this site comes up with a error message.
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