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Outdated forum?? [Suggestion]
« on: March 24, 2017, 08:33:26 pm »
Hi.
I'm back out our curiosity.
So I wanted to see how everything was getting on since I was last here
Not much has changed, still the WIP front page with the multiple year long overhaul, still the outdated forum style with terrible compatibility with mobile devices (this post was hard enough to make)
I'm not here to upset the flow, if you don't like my post, feel free to censor it. I couldn't really be bothered. I understand people don't like change and everyone has busy lives but as this forum is probably mainly used by mobile or tablet users, it would make sense if there was some optimisation or better support.
I couldn't find anywhere to post suggestions so I'm posting it here where it'll probably get trashed. But to be honest, better optimisation is something which will encourage users to stay. I gave up with the tiny buttons and tricky navigation on my phone and I know a few other people who did the same. One of the best ways to keep an audience or members, etc. Is by improving usability for ease of use. The ergonomics of a site are important, please do consider this.
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Re: Outdated forum?? [Suggestion]
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2017, 08:42:12 pm »
I believe this belongs in the Techie Talk or Review board if I'm not mistaken-The mods will probably move it nonetheless


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Re: Outdated forum?? [Suggestion]
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2017, 08:45:41 pm »
I believe this belongs in the Techie Talk or Review board if I'm not mistaken-The mods will probably move it nonetheless

*just moved it to Site-Specific* -w-"

no worries tho lol



Also, I haven't met you Fozz, but please keep in mind to be respectful in your critique. The site is open to suggestions, but it's in poor taste to throw around the word 'triggered' in your "disclaimer" message. No one is here to get mad at you!

Nonetheless, welcome back to the site! And thanks for your suggestions!
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Re: Outdated forum?? [Suggestion]
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2017, 08:50:23 pm »
While we understand that using the forum from a phone can be tricky and this suggestion has been brought up multiple times before there is a reason why we don't have a mobile app. The admins fund the site out of our own pockets, we don't have money to pay for an app to be developed nor do any of us have the skills to make it ourself.

Also for my personal opinion. I used this site exclusively from my iPod touch and phone for the first 8 months I was here and to date I still use it exclusively from phone and tablet and I hounestly don't find it hard
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Re: Outdated forum?? [Suggestion]
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2017, 08:55:16 pm »
I've used this site with a shitty rcr tablet
A very outdated htc
And I've never had issues. What are you talking about? You're not being very specific about the issues
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Re: Outdated forum?? [Suggestion]
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2017, 09:02:59 pm »
While we understand that using the forum from a phone can be tricky and this suggestion has been brought up multiple times before there is a reason why we don't have a mobile app. The admins fund the site out of our own pockets, we don't have money to pay for an app to be developed nor do any of us have the skills to make it ourself.

I do understand this and an app imo would be more difficult than site optimisation which would require a slight redesign of the site.
Personally I prefer the invision power services forum to the simple machines forum. If you have used a forum with invision, you may find it better It also has mobile optimisation making it an all round easier forum platform to use and run.
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