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Updated Smartphone Feedback Thread

We're pleased to announce that we have launched a new smartphone view on the site. 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!

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Absolutely rubbish!
Was just about to start a thread on this, not impressed!

I always use my phone these days and i can safely say i wont be!
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Fantastic, its even got adverts....... Btw that was sarcasm

Why the flip cant you just leave thing alone,
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****ing hate it.... get rid right away
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Was very confusing i must say. Some may like it though
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I'll need to get a handle on the navigation.

It did seem a bit slow. I don't like ads. I block them on the laptop - can I block here.
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Was using Galaxy S4 and it running very slow and locked up several times, you cant exit enhanced view either. And you cant get rid of the adverts, ive tried.

Very poor!
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And another thing, there are hidden adverts, when i close the window, there are adverts beneith!
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I posted a few posts in this thread - they've disappeared.
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I can see it putting a lot of people off on their first visit
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Im just glad ive finally altered the view back to normal ..
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AO has always been pretty good looking
and easy to use on all manner of devices
and browsers.


Sorry but this new mobile version
of the site is an abomination.

Slow, counter-intuitive and illogically laid out.


Galaxy S4: Have switched it out using desktop mode.
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Nev .. did you manage to switch view easily.. mine took an eternity .. it was like the option wasnt active.
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The new 'mobile optimised view' was bloody awful! Adverts, illogical layout and very counter intuitive. I'm just pleased there was a way to turn it off. If that mess was the only way of viewing this place on a smartphone then I think the move to a certain Facebook group would turn into a stampede.
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Some constructive critisism....

I found it fairly confusing. Ok with some time I'm sure you could get used to it but it's not very well laid out and the adverts are a big no no. I'm a paying member so I don't expect to be bombared with that.
I use several other forums. Alfadriver, BMW5forum and FKOC. They all use a similar style mobile version. They work and are easy to get round and most importantly DONT HAVE ADVERTS.
In fact they work so well that I only very occasionally view the sites in desktop view when I need to upload a pic etc as the mobile versions don't all support it. I would suggest the designers go look at them.
Oh yeah did I mention NO ADVERTS I wish Ian had given us the option to buy him out sometimes. Please please please. If it ain't broke.

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We don't get a huge amount of benefit as a paying member as far as I'm concerned so the least we can expect is to be free from adverts.
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I've put the laptop away and gone back to the phone and re-initialised it and am giving it a go.

Uploading pics is much much easier, that so far is the only positive I can see. Agree with Joss, the ads are a big no no, Especially as a paying member but even if you're not. The site should make enough money from traders and members without having to sell itself to show pointless ads.

The new system is slow, when typing a longer post, such as this one , the screen does not auto adjust to the bottom, so you have no idea what you're tyoing... Hopefully this comes out ok coz I have no way of knowing woy tour having to scroll down after every word to see if it was done righ :crazy:
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Another thing, on the topics it shows the first few lines of the first post...

This will ruin many of HMs jokes, whenever he makes a return
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Noticed another issue, if you're searching through a list of topics and select one to view and then go back, it takes you to the top of the list rather than back where you were.
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not a fan, backward step in UI and useability . . .
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For those who don't like/want to try/use this new option try the following:

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... You can also use the legacy mobile view by choosing the top left menu and Exit Enhanced Mobile Mode.
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