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Topic # 237699 13-Jun-2018 23:58
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Just floating an idea here... I am planning to test a change that will see visits to www.geekzone.co.nz NOT redirecting to mobile site unless you select the option to see the mobile site by default.

 

If you enter m.geekzone.co.nz on mobile you will still be served that.

 

The main site is fast on mobile and I want to measure exactly how much is influenced by the redirection.





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  Reply # 2036289 14-Jun-2018 00:09
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Sounds good to me 😁

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  Reply # 2036295 14-Jun-2018 01:26
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Cool, I was loading it from home screen on iPhone so could go to full site straight away.

Can just save it in favourite bookmarks now, before bookmark was going to mobile site.
Full site works good.

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  Reply # 2036325 14-Jun-2018 08:17
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Keen for the full site too from Mobile. Thanks


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  Reply # 2036327 14-Jun-2018 08:19
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Yes main site on mobile unless you select the mobile version. :)


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  Reply # 2036333 14-Jun-2018 08:31
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I fully support this. I had no idea that the desktop version of the site was fully functional on mobile until it was mentioned on that other thread recently, so many others may be getting unnecessarily frustrated with the mobile version.


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  Reply # 2036334 14-Jun-2018 08:36
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Main site is much better on mobile.




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  Reply # 2036340 14-Jun-2018 09:15
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This is now in-place. You can browse the mobile site and use it for posting replies but all defaults go to the main site - including links from emails.





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  Reply # 2036469 14-Jun-2018 12:10
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Great news thanks 😀

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  Reply # 2036471 14-Jun-2018 12:16
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I'm always keen for a full site on mobile as default.  Can't stand mobile sites these days.


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  Reply # 2036485 14-Jun-2018 12:46
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Sounds good. I almost always browse the full site on mobile using the Opera browser, so I can actually get proper text reflow and resizing.




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  Reply # 2060068 21-Jul-2018 16:38
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I have switched off the mobile version now. All pages redirect to the desktop version. When on mobile the rich text editor is automatically disabled (although I understand some mobile browsers support it).

 

The main reason is feature parity. I have fixed faults and added features to the main site but not reflecting this on mobile.







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  Reply # 2060070 21-Jul-2018 16:40
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One of the new features, added today is the ability for site admin to "kick" someone from a thread - this will be used instead of a full ban when we think someone is derailing a discussion that we want to see going ahead, without the intrusive user.

 

Another feature that exists only on desktop is very similar, but existed for some time now: we can ban users from specific sub-forums. 





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  Reply # 2060075 21-Jul-2018 16:51
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Doesn't look good in Chrome. Everything looks massive and weird :(



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  Reply # 2060084 21-Jul-2018 16:56
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Looks good here, although I do recommend Opera as it actually reflows the text regardless of the zoom you choose.

 

Chrome below:

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2060093 21-Jul-2018 17:21
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Excellent! Take the rest of the day off!

 

I have a bookmark on my iPhone X, goes to main site, I then need to play with magnification, and thats all good, I knew that. But the change is great. Full site, yet the view uses my screen size without me zooming in or out (which I still can do if required). Flip to landscaper, just works.

 

I note my bookmark goes to the forum view than the main website view, not that that is bad. One click and main site.

 

Excellent


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