The Tortoise Forum App is going to be disabled on Oct 1, 2019

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KarenSoCal

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I'm still here, but now it's a struggle to read and post, and no more push notifications.

I'll probably stay, because I enjoy this forum and the folks that are on it. I need this interaction with my "tort family", even if sometimes it is only reading and "liking".

But the pleasant interface between me and the forum is no longer fun. It's sloppy, confusing, and cluttered. I hate it.
 

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I'm still here, but now it's a struggle to read and post, and no more push notifications.

I'll probably stay, because I enjoy this forum and the folks that are on it. I need this interaction with my "tort family", even if sometimes it is only reading and "liking".

But the pleasant interface between me and the forum is no longer fun. It's sloppy, confusing, and cluttered. I hate it.
So you're saying the screen you get on the browser is cluttered and sloppy? I don't notice that at all. Next time someone comes over who has a cell phone I'll have to ask them to pull up the Forum so I can see what you're talking about. I'm sorry it's not good for you anymore. That's not nice.
 

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So you're saying the screen you get on the browser is cluttered and sloppy? I don't notice that at all. Next time someone comes over who has a cell phone I'll have to ask them to pull up the Forum so I can see what you're talking about. I'm sorry it's not good for you anymore. That's not nice.
on the computer it comes up perfect, but on the cell it definitely comes up a bit sloppy in portrait view, but i rotate to landscape view and it gets much better
 

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I started my Forum adventure from my computer - Google Chrome/tortoise forum.org, etc. and then after a few times my friend Google put up an icon on my Google Chrome home page for the Forum, so I just had to click the icon to get the Forum. Then, as the years went by, I was given a Kindle. I know the Kindle is not like a cell phone - you can't make calls on it unless you download a program - but it IS a small screen, and the only way I can get anything on it is to have an app or an icon. So from my Kindle I had to click on the Silk icon and because I like Google better than Silk, I would ask for Google, then type in tortoiseforum.org. After a few of these, I eventually was blessed with an automatic icon for the Forum. So now I just click on the Silk icon and the page that comes up has the Forum icon. It's the web version that I've been used to using. It's not any harder to access the Forum from my Kindle than it was from my computer. I really don't understand what you cell phone users are complaining about??????
I only have a cell phone.
There is no other computer in my home.
 

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I use my cell phone and use the website, always have. I tried the app and didn't like it. For some reason the app wasn't giving me all my notifications. When I used the app for a day or so it would say I have no notifications. Then when I logged into the website I'd have multiple notifications the app missed.
 

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I started my Forum adventure from my computer - Google Chrome/tortoise forum.org, etc. and then after a few times my friend Google put up an icon on my Google Chrome home page for the Forum, so I just had to click the icon to get the Forum. Then, as the years went by, I was given a Kindle. I know the Kindle is not like a cell phone - you can't make calls on it unless you download a program - but it IS a small screen, and the only way I can get anything on it is to have an app or an icon. So from my Kindle I had to click on the Silk icon and because I like Google better than Silk, I would ask for Google, then type in tortoiseforum.org. After a few of these, I eventually was blessed with an automatic icon for the Forum. So now I just click on the Silk icon and the page that comes up has the Forum icon. It's the web version that I've been used to using. It's not any harder to access the Forum from my Kindle than it was from my computer. I really don't understand what you cell phone users are complaining about??????
All I can say is that the screen on a Kindle is closer to an iPad mini in size than a cellphone. And maybe your eyesight is better than mine.

When I have access to my iPad TFO is usable on Chrome and I have had TFO bookmarked for years. I don’t carry my iPad round with me and you know I am out a lot! I do have Chrome on my phone too. On my phone, TFO is just not something that’s sensibly usable for me on a regular basis.

I am an IT professional, far from being a technophobe, and you will just have to accept that if people like me don’t find it comfortable to use on a phone then that is the way it is... and that less technical members may find it even harder.

Everyone is different. That’s just the way it is. :)
 

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I'm still here, but now it's a struggle to read and post, and no more push notifications.

I'll probably stay, because I enjoy this forum and the folks that are on it. I need this interaction with my "tort family", even if sometimes it is only reading and "liking".

But the pleasant interface between me and the forum is no longer fun. It's sloppy, confusing, and cluttered. I hate it.

Hang in there!
 

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I will be dropping off, life has moved itself onto iPhone for me, all products ordered, vendors researched and business run fully through iOS, and the mobile site in safari is super cluttered, the adds and interfaces are tough to use, but are nearly a non-issue on desktop.

tapatalk is the only way I interface with any forum of any kind. I think that merely presenting us with the information upon logging in to tapatalk for this forum as to what info is being kept would suffice.

just so we are all aware, there is no private data any more. Credit card companies, mortgage brokers, Facebook, cellular data companies sell it in reams. It is the currency we pay for “free” social media.
 

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I must say, with no more push notifications, my phone is really quiet all day. I check it now and then to see if it's working! :rolleyes:

I have now used my tablet to access the web site, and it is MUCH better. In portrait, I still cannot see everything. But in landscape, it's perfect!

Like @JoesMum , I don't carry my tablet when I'm out, so I'll have to make do with the messy screen and missing info. But at home, the tablet is great.

I would prefer to have Tapatalk back, with it's notifications and super clean interface, but this really isn't so bad. I'm going to stop complaining about it.:)

Now, 2 things I'd like explained. First, in the post list views, what is the "eye" on the far right? Some posts have it, some don't.

Second, when looking at a post, why is there a button that says "new" on the right? New what? Again, all posts do not have it.
 

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I must say, with no more push notifications, my phone is really quiet all day. I check it now and then to see if it's working! :rolleyes:

I have now used my tablet to access the web site, and it is MUCH better. In portrait, I still cannot see everything. But in landscape, it's perfect!

Like @JoesMum , I don't carry my tablet when I'm out, so I'll have to make do with the messy screen and missing info. But at home, the tablet is great.

I would prefer to have Tapatalk back, with it's notifications and super clean interface, but this really isn't so bad. I'm going to stop complaining about it.:)

Now, 2 things I'd like explained. First, in the post list views, what is the "eye" on the far right? Some posts have it, some don't.

Second, when looking at a post, why is there a button that says "new" on the right? New what? Again, all posts do not have it.

I THINK the “New” little box to the right means it is a New Posting since the last time you logged into that thread. When I first looked at your post just now, it had that little new box to the fsr right. I refreshed the screen and it went away. A few of the posts had thst NEW box, and after looking & refreshing, none have it.

Mind you. I might be totally wrong on this, but that seems to whats happening.
 

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I think the 'eye' might be threads you've clicked the "watch" button for.
 

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I THINK the “New” little box to the right means it is a New Posting since the last time you logged into that thread. When I first looked at your post just now, it had that little new box to the fsr right. I refreshed the screen and it went away. A few of the posts had thst NEW box, and after looking & refreshing, none have it.

Mind you. I might be totally wrong on this, but that seems to whats happening.
That's what I do most times when I come to the forum I just click on new posts. It lists the newest posts from top to bottom. Everytime someone comments on one, when you refresh the page, it goes to the top of the list.
 

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I THINK the “New” little box to the right means it is a New Posting since the last time you logged into that thread. When I first looked at your post just now, it had that little new box to the fsr right. I refreshed the screen and it went away. A few of the posts had thst NEW box, and after looking & refreshing, none have it.

Mind you. I might be totally wrong on this, but that seems to whats happening.
Thank you, Mark! I'll watch to see if that holds true for me.
 

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This was a step backward for this forum. More and more people are using web devices and shutting down access makes no sense. When I read the forums on my iPad with the app or Tapatalk it would show new threads and clear them as you read them. Using the web version it doesn’t clear threads so you have no idea what’s a new post and what’s not. Instead of looking through new threads, I have 5 pages of threads I have to look through?
 

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When I come to the forum I just hit the button that says new posts at the top and it lists them from newest to oldest?
 

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When I come to the forum I just hit the button that says new posts at the top and it lists them from newest to oldest?
I do the same but when I read a thread and go back, it still shows the thread. It doesn’t automatically refresh?
 

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I do the same but when I read a thread and go back, it still shows the thread. It doesn’t automatically refresh?
It does when you hit "new posts" again, usually.
 

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I do the same but when I read a thread and go back, it still shows the thread. It doesn’t automatically refresh?
If you're using the back button, it might not be refreshing because browser is pulling the page from cache. But clicking New Posts should refresh that page and only show new, unread posts.
 

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This was a step backward for this forum. More and more people are using web devices and shutting down access makes no sense. When I read the forums on my iPad with the app or Tapatalk it would show new threads and clear them as you read them. Using the web version it doesn’t clear threads so you have no idea what’s a new post and what’s not. Instead of looking through new threads, I have 5 pages of threads I have to look through?
I agree. Having an online forum and making it harder to use doesn’t seem like a good idea. I used this forum on Tapatalk, and going through the mobile site on a browser is quite terrible. Ads. Bad formatting. Poor navigation.
 
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