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Mobile Users: Mobile Skin Poll

by Greg Bernhardt
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Greg Bernhardt
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Feb17-11, 11:48 AM
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I've had some requests to drop it and now some to keep it. Be heard now! :)
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Feb17-11, 12:03 PM
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Keep it, most phone browsers, i.e, Dolphin, Skyfire, Opera, have the option to identify as a regular desktop and will not display the mobile version if that's what the user desires.
NeoDevin
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Feb17-11, 07:37 PM
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Keep it. I know I've complained about it lacking features before, but trying to view the forums on my iPod with the regular skin would be tough. I would have to zoom in to be able to read the text, and then constantly scroll left and right to see who is posting what.

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Feb18-11, 05:13 AM
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Mobile Users: Mobile Skin Poll

I'd like to see it changed rather than dropping it. I kinda agree with NeoDevin in that I wish it has a lot more sophistication to it. As it is now, I tend to do a lot of scrolling to get to everything.

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cristo
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Feb18-11, 05:26 AM
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I've just voted drop it, but since realised that my phone circumvents the mobile skin anyway!
JaredJames
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Feb18-11, 08:00 AM
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Aside from it could do with additional features, I say keep it.

If it came to using the regular skin I wouldn't bother on my phone.
JaredJames
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Feb18-11, 11:46 PM
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What happened? The poll is clearly "keep it" and yet it's gone off my phone.
MacLaddy
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Feb18-11, 11:58 PM
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What happened? The poll is clearly "keep it" and yet it's gone off my phone.
I actually lost it before this poll was open. Sometime on Wednesday, I believe.
Dembadon
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Feb19-11, 03:08 PM
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I voted to keep it.

I have to zoom in and out quite often when using the default layout. I believe the default layout also takes longer to load.
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Feb19-11, 03:14 PM
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I voted to keep it.

I have to zoom in and out quite often when using the default layout. I believe the default layout also takes longer to load.
Exactly what I encounter. An absolute nightmare.

The poll still says to keep it and yet it's still gone.
cristo
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Feb19-11, 07:10 PM
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I have to zoom in and out quite often when using the default layout.
But it's much easier to do a bit of zooming than to have few functional features.

I believe the default layout also takes longer to load.
Not for me: my phone loads the the default page in a fraction of a second.
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Feb19-11, 10:13 PM
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But it's much easier to do a bit of zooming than to have few functional features.



Not for me: my phone loads the the default page in a fraction of a second.
If Wi-Fi is available, I agree, it's pretty quick, and the difference is negligible. However, without Wi-Fi, it's much slower -- AT&T doesn't have a very good data speeds in the mountains.
KrisOhn
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Feb24-11, 04:55 PM
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I voted for keeping it.

For the people who want to seen it gone, they can turn off the mobile browser function in their phone or device. On the other hand, if it is gone, the people who want it, can't just turn it back on at their own will.

In my experience the default site also loads much slower than the mobile version, and that is with Wi-Fi, the phone I'm on is a Blackberry Curve.

I'm checking now on my phone, and the mobile version is back up, Whew!
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Feb24-11, 05:06 PM
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In my experience the default site also loads much slower than the mobile version, and that is with Wi-Fi, the phone I'm on is a Blackberry Curve.
The normal site loads without delay for me, both on wifi and over the mobile network. Still, I've figured out how to disable the mobile mode now, so it makes no difference to me.
fuzzyfelt
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Mar7-11, 09:42 AM
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The normal site loads without delay for me, both on wifi and over the mobile network. Still, I've figured out how to disable the mobile mode now, so it makes no difference to me.
Would you be able to explain how that is done? Thanks.
Greg Bernhardt
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Mar7-11, 10:27 AM
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Would you be able to explain how that is done? Thanks.
The mobile skin is activated when it recognizes a "mobile user agent string". change the string and the mobile device won't be detected.
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Mar7-11, 12:16 PM
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The mobile skin is activated when it recognizes a "mobile user agent string". change the string and the mobile device won't be detected.
Thanks very much, Greg!
Gallin
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Mar7-11, 04:14 PM
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Could anyone explain to me how to disable the mobile web site on an iPad?


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