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I use the main forum on a windows desktop and am more than happy. I have only ever used the app on an android tablet which was OK but prefer the main forum set up and not having to deal with "trending".As a result, we will be closing the app in the next couple of weeks. I wanted to give you all advance notice of this, and will leave the discussion below open, in case you have questions.
Thanks, nitram. That's a really helpful illustration."My basic feeling is that computers do what the programmer writes, do why can't they fix it?"
If everybody used the same version of the same operating system installed on the same hardware it would be far easier to fix.
Even then with one company working all the time to developer the app and another working just as hard to develop the OS with either or both being keen on upgrade fees things would start to drift apart.
Everybody is becoming more and more reliant on flexibility and interchangeability and expecting things to just work. Installing a printer used to be a dreaded task when anything could be expected to go wrong, now you just connect the printer, the OS detects it, and if it hasn't got the drivers goes online and installs them and the hardware.
Thanks for your comment, Pete. The app provider (Tapatalk) will automatically recognise if someone is using a mobile or tablet device and offer them the chance to use the app. To change that setting would involve update the app (which incurs a cost and won't fix the technical issues) so in the remaining couple of weeks, we'll have to choose to ignore it for now.I use the main forum on a windows desktop and am more than happy. I have only ever used the app on an android tablet which was OK but prefer the main forum set up and not having to deal with "trending".
I have now created a bookmark on the tablet for the main site but it asked me if I wanted to download the app instead. Since it is being discontinued isn't that liable to confuse some?
That'll teach me for trying to be funny.I was just going to say that!
Sorry Serena, not been on here much today. The 'No matches found' I think only comes up when I first switch the iPad on in the morning though I could be mistaken. If I remember rightly, I just click the back arrow to Today's Posts and they come up. To be honest whatever I do is automatic now and really isn't a problem at all. I only mentioned it as Celia had done so and to say it is easily overcome.Thanks everyone for your replies.
Celia and Saffie - could you send me a screenshot of the 'No Matches Found' issue and explain when it happens? It could be a technical issue that I can address.
Nitram - I'll make a note to check re images. And yes, I embed attachments using . vBulletin's multiple ways to upload images is one of its many 'quirks'.
Jinx, Bunpoots and mary - I'm sorry about this, and hope you find the main site and mobile site to be workable for now.
Rageddy Anne - Talking Point should only ever ask you for your username and password so providing you have those to hand you should be able to log in, and you can use 'remember me' to help with this. If you have any problems logging in, you can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help.
I don't understand as the site on my iPad looks exactly the same as it does on my computer.I shall miss the app, even though it's not been working properly for me since the upgrade. My basic feeling is that computers do what the programmer writes, do why can't they fix it?
Like Anne, I always use the app on iPad. If I can't cope with main site, then I, too, may not be here again.