I'm always switching the mobile view to desktop view on my phone because the general forums page is not available. You have to select a forum topic, but I like perusing the random assortment of threads people are posting on. If the mobile view could include the "most recent" forums that would be great.
Honestly, I just disable the mobile view and have Permies load on my phone as it does on my computer. I would prefer if all the functionality existed on the mobile version, perhaps with an ability to disable individual high-bandwidth features on one's profile page.
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Not a mobile phone user, but heavily bandwidth limited (yet).
I would like to have an option to delay loading the images and display a small preview that is replaced with the full size image when clicked on.
Daniel Ray wrote:I'm always switching the mobile view to desktop view on my phone because the general forums page is not available. You have to select a forum topic, but I like perusing the random assortment of threads people are posting on. If the mobile view could include the "most recent" forums that would be great.
Seems like you have to login first then Recent Posts link shows. Probably because it keeps track of what posts are unread by you to show those in bold.
I'm usually just reading on mobile, because I hate text editing on mobile. For reading, I'm pretty ok with the current mobile view, except it just feels a little buggy. A few tweaks would be good enough for me.
If I'm in email/browser and click on a link to a permies post (not the first post in a thread) it is very iffy where I'll end up. Often you're at the top of the page instead of at the specific post. Sometimes you're on page 1 instead of middle of page 3. Sometimes it works. ??? (this may be phone/os dependent)
When I click the +1 button it isn't quite right. On my current Android, it flashes a bit and the scrolling jumps a bit. On the old iPhone, it put you back to the top of the page. In both cases it looks like a full page refresh may have happened--ouch.
I often wish to "watch topic", or check that am already watching, without scrolling all the way to the bottom of a long thread.
I really like the little down arrow button at the top right that takes you to the bottom. I use it alot. But it looks unlike the other buttons, is too small, and too close to the big "logout" button. Also, I wish it went to the last post on the page, or to the tiny add, or to something useful, rather than to the literal bottom where there's big empty space and tiny links.
The huge logout button can move to the menu or something. I'll probably never use it. (Yes I know the login button is sometimes there, and I do use that.)
I'd be curious to know what % of Posts were done on mobile.
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I browse sometimes on my phone but don't post. I type way faster on my keyboard so wait to respond until I can type freely.
As with others - I always have to dig for the recent posts button when on mobile and it would be nice if that were right on the front/top page. That being said, there are so many threads in forums that I haven't had a chance to read and I have so much to learn, if I'm reading something that was posted 5 years ago, that's a win too.
Otherwise, it works fine for me and I appreciate that. I usually just sit and wait but if I'm reading something, it's this site.
Not sure if this exactly applies to what you're asking, but if I read the Dailyish on my mobile, the links aren't "live" the way they are on my computer. Perhaps there's a setting I'm not aware of, but cutting and pasting addresses gets old.
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