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Jul 13, 2008, 08:52 PM
 
Is there one for mobile devices?
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Jul 13, 2008, 09:07 PM
 
That might probably become an interesting discussion in the feedback forum. The vBulletin Software should offer a mobile apperance like for example Google does.

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Jul 13, 2008, 09:33 PM
 
There was discussion in the feedback forum about this, but nothing ever happened. I would really like a mobile version though.
     
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Jul 13, 2008, 09:37 PM
 
I know this isn't the place to post it, but I would love to have a mobile version too. As it is, I end up using another 'mac rumor' board as they have a mobile version that's just more convenient. Tend to visit macnn only from my desktop because of that.
     
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Jul 13, 2008, 10:30 PM
 
I agree as well! Let this be heard!
     
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Jul 13, 2008, 11:21 PM
 
vBulletin should be able to specify style ids as noted here:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=270178
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Jul 14, 2008, 03:21 AM
 
I'd love a mobile version of the 'NN.
     
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Jul 14, 2008, 03:55 AM
 
Originally Posted by Brien View Post
I'd love a mobile version of the 'NN.
Seconded.
     
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Originally Posted by Simon View Post
Seconded.
Thirded.....ed.
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Jul 14, 2008, 06:07 AM
 
Me too.
     
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Jul 14, 2008, 06:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by Simon View Post
Seconded.
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
Thirded.....ed.
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Fourthededed!

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Fourthededed!
I'll take the fifth!

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Jul 15, 2008, 03:29 PM
 
I sixtheded that request...

This site is somewhat handy: www.wampad.com
On your device just select "Website" from the pulldown, enter the url, and it converts it to a mobile friendly format.

You can access and browse the forums, but can't post.
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Jul 15, 2008, 06:50 PM
 
Seventh vote of a seventh son!
     
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Jul 18, 2008, 03:06 PM
 
Eitheth.
     
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Jul 18, 2008, 03:10 PM
 
a) why isn't this in feedback
b) why hasn't any mod said anything regarding the issue
c) ninethed
     
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Jul 18, 2008, 03:51 PM
 
Let's see if it gets moved after reporting my own post.
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Jul 18, 2008, 04:17 PM
 
I was more surprised that the mods hadn't moved it yet than where you started the topic. Both are good categories, but it feedback might get it noticed more by the mods who work on the back-end of the site.
     
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Jul 18, 2008, 05:39 PM
 
Originally Posted by slpdLoad View Post
a) why isn't this in feedback
b) why hasn't any mod said anything regarding the issue
c) ninethed
a) it is now, b) because there wasn't much yet to say, and c) thanks for the vote.

Originally Posted by slpdLoad View Post
I was more surprised that the mods hadn't moved it yet than where you started the topic. Both are good categories, but it feedback might get it noticed more by the mods who work on the back-end of the site.
Let's just say that some of us are busy, even during the summer.

I should point out that this is a non-trivial issue. Sure, vBull should be able to handle changing styles, but those styles have to be defined, coded, tested and debugged, and our lovely users have already told us we do poorly at testing and debugging changes to the forums.

So this is a very good thought, an interesting and potentially valuable suggestion, and maybe something to be tackled.

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Jul 19, 2008, 04:48 AM
 
As with the last major rollout, I would be willing to help bug test.
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Jul 19, 2008, 09:08 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
I should point out that this is a non-trivial issue. Sure, vBull should be able to handle changing styles, but those styles have to be defined, coded, tested and debugged, and our lovely users have already told us we do poorly at testing and debugging changes to the forums.
Just do a public beta and everyone can report bugs before instead of complain after the release.

Simple.

Easy.

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Jul 19, 2008, 11:11 AM
 
^ In theory.
     
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Jul 19, 2008, 11:54 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
and our lovely users have already told us we do poorly at testing and debugging changes to the forums.

Y'all are doing fine.
     
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Jul 19, 2008, 12:01 PM
 
And are apparently quite responsive...

http://forums.macnn.com/macnn-lounge...ql-developers/

Suck-it, lovely users.
     
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Jul 20, 2008, 08:10 AM
 
There's already a fairly decent skin for vbulletin that is optimized for the iPhone. Mactalk.com.au is using it. Go check it out and make use of it!

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Aug 11, 2008, 05:56 PM
 
Related question - I'm now an iPhone owner, how do i log into MacNN on mobile Safari? I can't get the log in pop up box thing in the top bar to work properly, and I can't find any other place on the site with a proper log in page instead of the pop up box.

It'll be much easier if you just comply.
     
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Aug 11, 2008, 09:31 PM
 
If you try to reach your PMs or the UserCP from an uncookied browser, then it will pop up a login page. Try each, see if it works on the iPhone. If it does, bookmark it as your forum start page.

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Aug 11, 2008, 10:44 PM
 
Any updates on using the skin I provided? It's a great temporary solution.

I don't bother going to non-optimised sites anymore on my phone

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Aug 12, 2008, 12:11 AM
 
I'm going to pile on here as well. A mobile version would be great.
     
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Aug 12, 2008, 03:01 AM
 
thanks reader50 that worked . Off to the iPhone / iPod forum now for some noob questions .

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Aug 14, 2008, 05:30 AM
 
+1 for the mobile theme request

It doesn’t have to be pretty, just fast.
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Sep 11, 2008, 08:58 PM
 
Any word on this? In the works, thinking about it, quit pestering us?
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Sep 11, 2008, 09:03 PM
 
I'm impatiently waiting for this. I need to be able to more easily distract myself in class.
     
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Sep 12, 2008, 12:16 AM
 
To think I have provided a perfectly iPhone skin for vBulletin ages ago and nothing has happened. Guess no one at MacNN has iPhones

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Sep 12, 2008, 12:25 AM
 
...or maybe not liked the iPhone skin you made?
     
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Sep 12, 2008, 03:32 PM
 
I'd also love a mobile version.
     
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Sep 12, 2008, 04:19 PM
 
The eternal optimists!

I've given up hoping. MacNN Forums is a site I only visit from my computer.
     
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Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
There's already a fairly decent skin for vbulletin that is optimized for the iPhone. Mactalk.com.au is using it. Go check it out and make use of it!
iLounge is also using one.
     
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vmarks, could you at least let us know if something is going down staffside? (Not asking for details)

Tooki, you still have weight here, use it!
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Sep 13, 2008, 07:18 PM
 
This will probably happen sometime after I die.
     
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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
...or maybe not liked the iPhone skin you made?
I didn't make it, just provided a link to a publicly available and fairly acceptable iPhone skin for vBulletin.

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Hi - - erik - -,

No one has rejected the theme you recommended. Please take no offense just because we haven't implemented it or any other solution yet.

Thank you for the recommendation, if you have any others, they're welcome also.
     
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Originally Posted by imitchellg5 View Post
This will probably happen sometime after I die.
Why, are you ill?
     
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Why, are you ill?
No, but he just turned 18 a few months ago, so he’s not expecting to live long enough to see it happen.
     
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Originally Posted by vmarks View Post
Hi - - erik - -,

No one has rejected the theme you recommended. Please take no offense just because we haven't implemented it or any other solution yet.
I am not taking any offence, just wondering why this hasn't received any priority for such a seemingly minor change (basically adding in a pre-programmed stylesheet) when it would benefit so many.

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Originally Posted by Oisín View Post
No, but he just turned 18 a few months ago, so he’s not expecting to live long enough to see it happen.
Bingo.
     
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Originally Posted by - - e r i k - - View Post
I am not taking any offence, just wondering why this hasn't received any priority for such a seemingly minor change (basically adding in a pre-programmed stylesheet) when it would benefit so many.
I’m thinking perhaps the rather large amount of tweaks and oddities added to the standard vB template might make it less of a major task to apply even a mobile skin. It would probably need quite a bit of tweaking just to be functionable—or that’s my guess, anyway.
     
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That seems reasonable. But if so, some sort of transparency on why it is taking so long and if it's even in progress would be good.

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The drivel below is my personal opinion - it's got nothing to do with what might or might not be going on 'behind the scenes' (I haven't got any information on that).


Now, why anyone would think the implementation of a mobile version is a trivial matter eludes me entirely - it is by no means a 'just upload a new style sheet, get feedback & fix the bugs' sort of deal.

By now (at least for the forum regulars), it should also have become apparent that there's no full-time development staff taking care of the forums, all the mods/admins are volunteers, and those few who do have the skills required to implement such a solution have lives outside of the MacNN forums.

If any one person were to take this on, it would require at least one to two weeks to properly implement such a mobile version - ask yourself if you'd be willing and/or could afford to donate that kind of time.
     
 
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