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Are IPhones not good for the forum
« on: January 01, 2019, 02:51:04 PM »

Well I just posted my first post from my iPhone that ended up in disaster. A response I replied in the Suncoast thread somehow got dumped in the North Carolina thread.  I thought it got lost until later I found it in that thread as it came up once more.u

Anyway I do not know how it did that or why but I deleted it from the NC thread and wrote a second post that did make it. However I would have rather had the first post go where it should have went as that was more of my thoughts than trying to remember the second time what I said the first.

Anyway be aware on iPhones that a screwup can occur.
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Re: Are IPhones not good for the forum
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 05:33:34 PM »

I’ve been posting on the forum from an iPhone for years with no issues. Could be a browser thing.
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Re: Are IPhones not good for the forum
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 05:41:25 PM »

^ Or Tapatalk....some have mentioned issues with using the Tapatalk app to access the forum.

Personally, I just use a web browser (usually Firefox) on my iPhone.  Aside from having to zoom in in order to both read and see what I type, I haven't had issues.
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Re: Are IPhones not good for the forum
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 05:47:31 PM »

I haven't had issues on either my iPhone or my iPad other than one time when the iPhone browser showed the "bigass" smiley as the forum background (I'll edit this post to add a link when I find it).

I sometimes use Tapatalk on my phone, but not always. One advantage of using it is that I have an easier time uploading photos when I use that app. I've seldom had any problems using that app. I have it on my iPad, too, but with the larger screen on there I don't usually see much reason not to use the browser. I had originally downloaded Tapatalk for another forum that is more of a nuisance to read via the mobile browser.


Edited to add—Here is the thread: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=16112.0

This is the image that prompted the thread:

« Last Edit: January 01, 2019, 05:51:38 PM by 1995hoo »
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Re: Are IPhones not good for the forum
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 06:32:06 PM »

—Here is the thread: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=16112.0

I never saw that thread.  But, oh man, did I just get a good belly laugh out of the image below!

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Re: Are IPhones not good for the forum
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 08:42:32 PM »

^ Or Tapatalk....some have mentioned issues with using the Tapatalk app to access the forum.

Personally, I just use a web browser (usually Firefox) on my iPhone.  Aside from having to zoom in in order to both read and see what I type, I haven't had issues.

That's probably what it is. While not as convenient as posting on a computer, I have rarely had too serious of problems while posting on my phone, as long as I am using the regular Safari app and not Tapatalk for regular posts. And actually, a very large percentage of my posts are created on my iPhone. I do use Tapatalk specifically for adding pictures to my posts, but I never use it for creating regular posts with no pictures.





I haven't had issues on either my iPhone or my iPad other than one time when the iPhone browser showed the "bigass" smiley as the forum background (I'll edit this post to add a link when I find it).

I sometimes use Tapatalk on my phone, but not always. One advantage of using it is that I have an easier time uploading photos when I use that app. I've seldom had any problems using that app. I have it on my iPad, too, but with the larger screen on there I don't usually see much reason not to use the browser. I had originally downloaded Tapatalk for another forum that is more of a nuisance to read via the mobile browser.


Edited to add—Here is the thread: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=16112.0

This is the image that prompted the thread:



This reminds me of the absolutely hilarious time when there were similar glitches happening on my phone, and here is the thread for that:

https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=13884.0


These issues happened for a very short time on my phone, but I will never forget the laughs that they gave me (and still do).  :-D
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Re: Are IPhones not good for the forum
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 12:17:10 PM »

I'm not addicted to the forum to the point where I can't wait to use a computer with a real browser to read and post. I have used an iDevice in the past if there was something I needed to check (and always got a Tapatalk nag, which puzzled me) but generally, I'm fine with waiting until I have access to my laptop.
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Re: Are IPhones not good for the forum
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 02:54:08 PM »

I used an Ipad with the mobile site back when I first joined without issue.
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Re: Are IPhones not good for the forum
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 01:41:35 PM »

Tapatalk works just fine for me.
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