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  • moriond
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    Tapatalk features for viewing the Forum

    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    FYI: we've added Tapatalk functionality to the forums. Let us know how it works for you!
    I've been using Tapatalk to view the forums on my iPad and iPhone since this feature was added, and it's worth mentioning some features of this application for forum viewing on mobile devices:
    • This is unquestionably a better way of viewing the forums on a mobile phone. The layout and space usage for reading posts is better than the default vBulletin mobile interface; search and navigation features are buttons that work better with the screen real estate.
    • The killer item for using the Tapatalk app on a small mobile device is the better way that attached pictures are displayed. Not only can you easily switch between viewing the post with image thumbnails and expand the photos to full screen with a tap; you can also scroll through all the attached photos on a given web page of posts in the full screen mode.
    • You can upload pictures directly from your iPhone or iPad camera roll as attachments to your posts. The interface is actually easier to use than the standard web page method of posting uploaded pictures. (I think you're limited to 20 free image uploads a month, unless you decide to buy their photo-sharing extra via in-app purchase ($1.99)
    • Embedded video links are visible. (On my iPad using the web version of the forum pages, they show up as blank spaces on the screen, although I can see the links if I do a quoted reply or search of the forums.) This only occurs if they links to the videos are embedded as movies -- they show up fine if just the html URL is given.


    On the iPad I switch between viewing in the Tapatalk app and the standard web page view. The main disadvantage is that I can't run a "Preview" of my posted message before submitting when I use Tapatalk, and also some of the moderation functions are less clearly evident (but that shouldn't affect the experience of other posters). Also, when you use Tapatalk, then return to the regular web page for the forums, all the new posts are marked as "read" -- whether or not you actually read through them in the app.

    Just thought I would post this for anyone who might be taking pictures with their iPhone or iPad and wanting to directly upload them! (I think you can also upload photos to the forum with the iCab Mobile web browser app, but Tapatalk should work for many more mobile phone platforms.)

    Here's the link to the Tapatalk forum app for iOS devices. There's also a general Tapatalk Forum App web page with links to versions of the app for other devices.

    moriond

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  • TavaPeak
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    I noticed how hard the Capcha stuff was getting this week in stuff I did - it took 4 or 5 times to get it right. I figured it was just my reading glasses. I can hardly see the blur of words, because the letters are smashed together.

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  • rabergnc
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    Let us know what day you'll be here if possible so that we can give you a factory tour!
    We will be there Wed. Sept 12 in the AM. (we arrive way too late on the 11th and overnite in Seattle before driving north)

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by rabergnc View Post
    I will be up in Seattle in a few weeks - will try to stop by the store on our way to Bellingham.
    Let us know what day you'll be here if possible so that we can give you a factory tour!

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  • rabergnc
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    I just had to reset my password by having it emailed to me, which sent me through the reCAPTCHA process. Is it just me or is it incredibly difficult to decipher what the words are or even hear them (if you choose the audio version)? I think I must have tried 40 times before I got one right. I hope you guys didn't have to go through that! If it's as difficult for everyone as it was for me, we'll look into a different anti-spam option.
    Captchas are definitely getting more challenging these days - not just in this site but many of the sites I go to are more difficult to use because of them - For a while I was thinking it was just because of I was getting older and crankier....

    I will be up in Seattle in a few weeks - will try to stop by the store on our way to Bellingham.

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  • Darcy
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    I just had to reset my password by having it emailed to me, which sent me through the reCAPTCHA process. Is it just me or is it incredibly difficult to decipher what the words are or even hear them (if you choose the audio version)? I think I must have tried 40 times before I got one right. I hope you guys didn't have to go through that! If it's as difficult for everyone as it was for me, we'll look into a different anti-spam option.

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  • KarlJ
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    Originally posted by Darcy View Post
    FYI: we've added Tapatalk functionality to the forums. Let us know how it works for you!
    Hooray! Looks to be working fine from here.

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  • Darcy
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    Another cool forum update: if you have an avatar (profile photo), it will show up next to your post on the forum home page on the left side under New Forum Posts and New Threads. If you don't have an avatar... it won't show up, so you better get one!

    We're working on other updates, too, and will post a full list of the improvements/updates soon.

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  • Darcy
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    FYI: we've added Tapatalk functionality to the forums. Let us know how it works for you!

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  • dorayme
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    This last change is truly transformational, it just keeps getting better and better!

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  • Darcy
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    Originally posted by dorayme View Post
    Zomg, Darcy, I am loving the new look! I see more pics too, the site just keeps getting better and better!
    I am so glad! And that's just the beginning..

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  • dorayme
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    Zomg, Darcy, I am loving the new look! I see more pics too, the site just keeps getting better and better!

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  • bltkmt
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    Originally posted by jmart View Post
    Don't forget about the tapatalk plugin, so anyone with there ipads, android devices can use that app with the forum! Check it out, do a search on tapatalk in any app market. I use it to manage all the forums I'm in and works great!.
    +1 on this please?

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  • jmart
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    Don't forget about the tapatalk plugin, so anyone with there ipads, android devices can use that app with the forum! Check it out, do a search on tapatalk in any app market. I use it to manage all the forums I'm in and works great!.

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  • Darcy
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    Thanks, wyldrose. We're working on the forum upgrade; vBulletin is about to release a new version of forum software, so we're waiting for them to do so before some of these changes are made. Hopefully the new version will be out any day now.

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