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Title: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Wanderer on 15:20, 27 August 20
For a couple of weeks, i've been accessing the forum from my mobile device (Android-chrome) and i saw the desktop page. Since last week, i see a mobile version of the pages (i'm guessing due to a forum update?). Anyway, the forum in general looks better, with larger fonts. The only thing i've noticed is that in the man page, "new" for new posts appears only in "child boards" and not the main forums.
Title: Re: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Gryzor on 15:34, 27 August 20
Yeah, that was a rather dirty hack to give the forum a semblance of mobile friendliness until (if) the software gets an update, so I'm afraid I'm not going to be slashing the css any more...

Apologies for that. You can always use the desktop mode though...
Title: Re: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Gryzor on 15:35, 27 August 20
Good eye though, I completely missed that 😀
Title: Re: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Wanderer on 22:36, 27 August 20
Pitty. Apart from that minor issue though, it looks fine on my Android. Nice touch...

Let's hope the software eventually gets updated.
Title: Re: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Gryzor on 22:44, 27 August 20
Yeah, I wouldn't hold my breath... Been looking into alternative forum solutions for a while, but it's not an easy exercise.
Title: Re: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Wanderer on 19:10, 28 August 20
OK, i'll correct myself here. The same thing is happening on the desktop site too. The actual issue is that in the Android version, the forum icons are not visible (the column before the forum names)! These are the indicators that let you know whether a forum has new posts or not.

Is there a chance of showing them (perhaps a smaller version of them)?

Been looking into alternative forum solutions for a while, but it's not an easy exercise.

Personally i like phpbb for forum software, but i'm guessing you are looking for something more advanced.
Title: Re: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Gryzor on 20:52, 28 August 20
But... There's no "Android version"! Probably something to do with the browser, but on my device the first column with the icons appears perfectly. It doesn't make any sense to not appear since it's the first column!?

I like phpbb too, but I think this, too has stalled... I'm thinking Xen or Discourse, perhaps.
Title: Re: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Wanderer on 22:45, 28 August 20
But... There's no "Android version"! Probably something to do with the browser, but on my device the first column with the icons appears perfectly. It doesn't make any sense to not appear since it's the first column!?

Well, should have said "mobile version". :)

Anyway, on my device (5.5" xiaomi with chrome), the first column does not appear. I wonder why...
Title: Re: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Wanderer on 22:47, 28 August 20
Here's what i see:
Title: Re: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Gryzor on 23:03, 28 August 20
Ah that's not the desktop version though, that's the mobile version. No column is present there, by design.
Title: Re: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Wanderer on 11:24, 29 August 20
Ah that's not the desktop version though, that's the mobile version. No column is present there, by design.

Yup, that's what i was talking about. That way though, there is no way to know if a forum has new messages. That's why i suggested to show the first column with the icons, perhaps smaller than what it appears in the desktop version.
Title: Re: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Gryzor on 10:47, 30 August 20
Well as I said, that's by design... Can't have too many elements. If new posts are so important, you can always use the Unread button or subscribe to the various sections?
Title: Re: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Skunkfish on 13:38, 01 September 20
There's definitely something weird going on with the site on my phone in the past week or so... I'm just avoiding using from there at the moment.
Title: Re: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Gryzor on 14:05, 01 September 20
There's definitely something weird going on with the site on my phone in the past week or so... I'm just avoiding using from there at the moment.

Indeed, weird as in "mobile-friendly", or "responsive" :D You can always request the desktop version from your browser and it will appear as it used to.

What's weird for you?
Title: Re: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Skunkfish on 15:00, 01 September 20
1. If I was logged out it used to take me to the log-in page, now it doesn't seem to.

2. It doesn't seem to default to unread messages as it did before.

3. The interface to select different sections (such as unread messages) seems mostly to compose of blue question marks.

Screenshot attached.
Title: Re: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Gryzor on 15:07, 01 September 20
The first two do not apply; the forum did never auto-forward to the login page, and never to the unread messages either. You probably had some bookmark you used, or a saved address in your address bar?

Aware of the question marks,need to look into it.
Title: Re: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Skunkfish on 17:37, 01 September 20
Ah, you are right - I had been using a stored URL that takes me to the unread page... Also, if I try and access that section without being logged in it does forward me to the login page. I think my stored URL had changed which confused me! (easily done)


Title: Re: "new" appears only in child boards on android
Post by: Gryzor on 10:02, 02 September 20
Haha yeah, it figures :D

Anyhow, since last night I'm trying some other forum software which has native support for mobile devices...