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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!

Update:

A few of the new features that were added:

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.

Thank you.

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Galaxy S3/ 4.4.2 / I just used the Internet button on the phone and Googled MTF.
This is what it looks like. Maybe because of not having a S4 or higher phone. I will stick with the free App.

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iPhone 5c iOS 7.2.1 safari
Yay, mtf has need this for a while. Looking good, still has some ui bugs but I'm sure they will be addressed. I'll stick to Tapatalk though. I would like to see access to the user cp in the future on mobile though.

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There's certain things it's nice for (participated threads, etc), but I still prefer the desktop view; the enhanced view seems like it's in "old people mode" with huge text so there's not much that fits on the screen at one time.

I chose to exit the enhanced mode for now, but I don't see a link to enter enhanced mode; is there a link somewhere that I'm missing?

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Also, what's the point of it requesting our location info?

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Galaxy S3/ 4.4.2 / I just used the Internet button on the phone and Googled MTF.
This is what it looks like. Maybe because of not having a S4 or higher phone. I will stick with the free App.

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Yay, mtf has need this for a while. Looking good, still has some ui bugs but I'm sure they will be addressed. I'll stick to Tapatalk though. I would like to see access to the user cp in the future on mobile though.
Heya guys,

Thanks for the feedback.

We already have a fix in for that which should be live by the end of the week during our next release.

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There's certain things it's nice for (participated threads, etc), but I still prefer the desktop view; the enhanced view seems like it's in "old people mode" with huge text so there's not much that fits on the screen at one time.

I chose to exit the enhanced mode for now, but I don't see a link to enter enhanced mode; is there a link somewhere that I'm missing?
Heya Diesel,

You can go into settings in the upper right corner to adjust font size. Let me know if that helps for you young whipper snappers. lol

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Also, what's the point of it requesting our location info?
The location info is used to provide more appropriate advertising based-upon the user's current location. You are welcome to decline if you do not want to share this. It won't impact the user experience.

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Heya Diesel,

You can go into settings in the upper right corner to adjust font size. Let me know if that helps for you young whipper snappers. lol

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We are not tracking you like the CIA

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Any words of wisdom as far as getting back to the enhanced mobile view so I can try the different font size (without deleting cookies, etc)? I'm somewhere between a whipper snapper and having Geritol for breakfast.

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Any words of wisdom as far as getting back to the enhanced mobile view so I can try the different font size (without deleting cookies, etc)? I'm somewhere between a whipper snapper and having Geritol for breakfast.
on how to get the enhanced view back. I drink Ensure and probably need Geritol.






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Hello,

I cannot seem to find my way back to the enhanced view either. A report about it has been sent to the tech department and they take a look at it.

Have a great weekend!

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I cannot seem to find my way back to the enhanced view either. A report about it has been sent to the tech department and they take a look at it.

Have a great weekend!

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I ended up deleted all the cookies and it went back. But that is a painful way to do it.






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Seems to be a little slow to me.

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FWIW, I use the iPhone app, but thought I'd give this a try in the Safari browser, but I got the regular pages, not designed for mobile delivery. I'm not sure if that is by design. Do I need to clear some cache or cookies to see it the first time?

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