[FIXED] I give up on these forums - any other iPad users out there?

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[FIXED] I give up on these forums - any other iPad users out there?

I just spent the last half hour trying to create a thread and it's been nothing but frustration. Trying to link photos is an exercize in futility and the images just drop where they want to, never mind where the cursor is.  Once they've dropped then I can't move them to where I want to. Imagine creating a thread where the first picture is chronologically the last photo and the next one is the first, etc. It's crazy. 

Not only that, but, this forum wreaks havoc with the iPad spell checker and will lock in a word and not release it.  I can't explain it, but, if I try to spell the word "Surefire" and it's decided that it wants to change it to "sure fire" no amount of backspacing will change it and it then overwrites the appropriate amount ofa spaces regardless of what words it's writing over. It's really annoying. It's taken me twenty minutes just to type that much. I give up. Posting anything on theseboards Ian an exercise in frustration. That last line I did not go back to edit justTao you can see what inhavemtomdeal with. Posting a reply with a photo is incredibly frustrating and is made worse if you are trying to attach two or more photos.

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Your fault for buying an iPad, iCrap is just that, crap.

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Believe me, it's not just us iOS users that suffer. Using the forum posting software in general proves to be a pain in the rear.

 

Click input format below the comment box and switch off GUI editor. It reverts you back to a basic HTML editor which will make your life much nicer. If you don't know basic HTML, you might want to brush up.

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Your fault for buying an iPad, iCrap is just that, crap.

Behind every successful product is a bunch of haters.

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Your fault for buying an iPad, iCrap is just that, crap.

Just a hint, I'm in IT and I support the products that the first two letters of my username represent. I bought an iPad because I don't like putting a Windows XP or W7 laptop on standby and the iPad offers me the ability to almost instantly use my portable device instead of waiting for WXP or W7 to boot. I can have Safari up and running faster than my son's i7 laptop can get through POST.  Oh, yeah, and this icrap doesn't cook my thighs or require a laptop cooler.  The 8 hour battery life is nothing to sneeze at, neither.  Microsoft and Android are still trying to catch up to IOS.  BTW, MCP, MCSE, A+ certified here. Been using PCs since the DOS days.

Good to know that the problems that I'm experiencing aren't limited to just me.  I'll see about switching to HTML. 

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PCC wrote:

I just spent the last half hour trying to create a thread and it's been nothing but frustration. Trying to link photos is an exercize in futility and the images just drop where they want to, never mind where the cursor is.  Once they've dropped then I can't move them to where I want to. Imagine creating a thread where the first picture is chronologically the last photo and the next one is the first, etc. It's crazy. 

Not only that, but, this forum wreaks havoc with the iPad spell checker and will lock in a word and not release it.  I can't explain it, but, if I try to spell the word "Surefire" and it's decided that it wants to change it to "sure fire" no amount of backspacing will change it and it then overwrites the appropriate amount ofa spaces regardless of what words it's writing over. It's really annoying. It's taken me twenty minutes just to type that much. I give up. Posting anything on theseboards Ian an exercise in frustration. That last line I did not go back to edit justTao you can see what inhavemtomdeal with. Posting a reply with a photo is incredibly frustrating and is made worse if you are trying to attach two or more photos.

Hello PCC,

You have two other options that suck slightly less than safari. One you have to pay forand one that's free. 

Try giving Rover a try before you go the pay route. Rover is free. Safari is just a crappy browser, pain and simple, because it lacks flash support. 

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Safari sucks on the iPad. Not so bad on the iMac, but I preferFirefox. iPhone is a challenge too. If I'm doing posts with pics, it's going to be on my PC at work or the iMac at home. Every platform has issues, some way or another. Don't need a lecture about one vs the other - I was using a PC before there was a PC. Apple computer is so far a ahead of Windows, there's no comparison. 

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Hello PCC,

You have two other options that suck slightly less than safari. One you have to pay forand one that's free. 

Try giving Rover a try before you go the pay route. Rover is free. Safari is just a crappy browser, pain and simple, because it lacks flash support. 

Thanks! You've reminded me that I had downloaded the Terra browser so I'm giving it a try right now. With rich-text enabled it does the annoying spell check thing, but, with it disabled it seems to work. I think I may have figured out how to post pictures, too. Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

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Yep.. it has started already  :bigsmile: Refer to this post

 

I don't really have the patience to do much posting/editing with my tablet. Whether it's an iPad or an Android, I find it obnoxious when I have a perfectly good laptop to use. I find it wonderful for couch surfing though Smile

 

I've tried Linux on a few occasions and just couldn't get comfortable with it. I couldn't find a real competitor to the UI you get with iOS or Windows. It still seems geared towards programmers and that's not what I want with my OS. I really do like the ability to customize, but in a user friendly way. That's one of the reasons I prefer Android over the iPad. I can make it closer to a computer while retaining its tablet characteristics. That, and I already admitted I'm a hater, haha (I'm also currently an HP hater and Sony hater for specific reasons) 

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PCC wrote:

I just spent the last half hour trying to create a thread and it's been nothing but frustration. Trying to link photos is an exercize in futility and the images just drop where they want to, never mind where the cursor is.  Once they've dropped then I can't move them to where I want to. Imagine creating a thread where the first picture is chronologically the last photo and the next one is the first, etc. It's crazy. 

Not only that, but, this forum wreaks havoc with the iPad spell checker and will lock in a word and not release it.  I can't explain it, but, if I try to spell the word "Surefire" and it's decided that it wants to change it to "sure fire" no amount of backspacing will change it and it then overwrites the appropriate amount ofa spaces regardless of what words it's writing over. It's really annoying. It's taken me twenty minutes just to type that much. I give up. Posting anything on theseboards Ian an exercise in frustration. That last line I did not go back to edit justTao you can see what inhavemtomdeal with. Posting a reply with a photo is incredibly frustrating and is made worse if you are trying to attach two or more photos.

Step 1 - turn off the autocorrect/suggestion thingy in the settings. It will save you some frustration.

Step 2 - dont plan on making too many threads while using the ipad. Best to just read with it.

Step 3 - realize that sometimes "simple" can be complicated.

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Works great on my 10.1" Motorolla Xoom with Android, also works great on my HTC Incredible 2 with Android. 

The problem with I phone, they make things they way they make them and expects everyone else to adapt to make their products iPhone/iPad compatable.

Android makes their products compatible with what is already common/normal. 

 

Anyway.. try downloading another browser, Opera Mini or Dolphin are the most talked about on other forums when it comes to iPhones and iPads. 

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I only really use it for text posting, anything that needs pictures has to wait till I get to a computer (both PC and Mac)

Its just too much hassle on any mobile platform at this stage. Well, its that much easier and faster when uploading and editing on a computer as opposed to a mobile device.

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The thing is, I can post in UBB forums just fine, link to pictures, etc, on the iPad. I just can't do that easily [i]here[/i].  It's like I have to learn how to post in forums all over again and it's annoying. 

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bose301s wrote:

Your fault for buying an iPad, iCrap is just that, crap.

I just really want to say thank you for you extremely helpful and mature post, we need more members that are as helpful to fellow members.

 

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
 
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PCC wrote:

Thanks! You've reminded me that I had downloaded the Terra browser so I'm giving it a try right now. With rich-text enabled it does the annoying spell check thing, but, with it disabled it seems to work. I think I may have figured out how to post pictures, too.

Honestly I can't stand the iPad for anything but viewing web pages and photos. I received it as an xmas gift and use it every day for about 2 hours at night to read in bed. I much prefer my laptop but the iPad is so easy to boot, no cords etc, and very light. 

I really hate it compared to my laptop but apparently laziness wins out over functionability Smile

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PCC wrote:
Just a hint, I'm in IT and I support the products that the first two letters of my username represent. I bought an iPad because I don't like putting a Windows XP or W7 laptop on standby and the iPad offers me the ability to almost instantly use my portable device instead of waiting for WXP or W7 to boot. I can have Safari up and running faster than my son's i7 laptop can get through POST.  Oh, yeah, and this icrap doesn't cook my thighs or require a laptop cooler.  The 8 hour battery life is nothing to sneeze at, neither.  Microsoft and Android are still trying to catch up to IOS.  BTW, MCP, MCSE, A+ certified here. Been using PCs since the DOS days.

Good to know that the problems that I'm experiencing aren't limited to just me.  I'll see about switching to HTML. 

What is MCSE? "Must Consult Someone Else" or "Minesweeper Consultant and Solitaire Expert"?

I am yet to see somebody with CCIE use an iPad.

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Shadowww wrote:

I am yet to see somebody with CCIE use an iPad.

bose301s wrote:

Your fault for buying an iPad, iCrap is just that, crap.

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And a bunch of brainwashed iTards.

Is it my imagination or does this forum get less helpful/friendly every day?

Why would new users want to come here and post about a problem they are having and basically be told they are an inferior uneducated moron?

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Rezolution wrote:

Shadowww wrote:

I am yet to see somebody with CCIE use an iPad.

bose301s wrote:

Your fault for buying an iPad, iCrap is just that, crap.

bose301s wrote:

And a bunch of brainwashed iTards.

Is it my imagination or does this forum get less helpful/friendly every day?

Lol, I just hate the Apple sheep mentality.

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PCC,

If you have any other issues or concerns about your iPad please feel free to PM me and I'll be happy to try to help you out. 

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posting this via my ice cream sandwich tablet Cool

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bose301s wrote:

Your fault for buying an iPad, iCrap is just that, crap.

I just really want to say thank you for you extremely helpful and mature post, we need more members that are as helpful to fellow members.

+1

Just tried posting with Google Chrome running on my Android phone. Works fine so far.

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Lol, I just hate the Apple sheep mentality.

I think it's a little late to be LOLing.

How does using an Apple product turn the user into a sheep?

Is the driver of a Toyota a sheep? After all it is the biggest selling car in the world.

The system the user chooses to use is irrelevant, it could be Windows, Android or MS DOS.

Surely using an Ipad makes the user anything but a sheep, there are by far more Windows users throughout the world that IOS.

I think it's time you yourself stopped being a sheep by following the Apple haters and to have an educated opinion of your own instead of regurgitating the BS you've read else where on the net.

The sheep argument just doesn't make too much sense.

 

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I really like the Dolphin browser on my Android 4.0 tablet... much better than Firefox for android (which I use for WIN7) and the integrated Google one. I believe it's free and available for Ipad users also? Have you tried switching the browser from tablet mode to normal desktop mode? (many browsers allow that..in Dolphin it is called )

As far as Apple goes .... they make great products that work out of the box... but I don't like their restrictive policies very much. BLF is not the time or the place for flame wars... they are prone to get out of hand... you now how people are that defend their "religion". Wink

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bose301s wrote:

Rezolution wrote:

Shadowww wrote:

I am yet to see somebody with CCIE use an iPad.

bose301s wrote:

Your fault for buying an iPad, iCrap is just that, crap.

bose301s wrote:

And a bunch of brainwashed iTards.

Is it my imagination or does this forum get less helpful/friendly every day?

Lol, I just hate the Apple sheep mentality.

"I'm not part of your system, MAN!"

"Wake up, SHEEPLE!"

That's you. That's what you sound like.

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Vectrex: "... you now how people are that defend their "religion". Wink "

Didn't The Devil use an apple to get Adam and Eve kicked out of heaven?

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Lensman wrote:

Vectrex: "... you now how people are that defend their "religion". Wink "

Didn't The Devil use an apple to get Adam and Eve kicked out of heaven?

Yep and it worked!.... right out of the box.... apples do come in boxes, right? :bigsmile:

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Lensman wrote:

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Didn't The Devil use an apple

Yes. It was a MAC-intosh .

Keith

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budynabuick wrote:

Lensman wrote:

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Didn't The Devil use an apple

Yes. It was a MAC-intosh .

Keith

He already made that joke.
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Sorry to the OP for having to listen to Bose301's rude and worthless comments. We are not all like that so please don't judge us by one bad "apple"
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I am using iPad and there is not a problem on this forum
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bose301s wrote:

Rezolution wrote:

Shadowww wrote:

I am yet to see somebody with CCIE use an iPad.

bose301s wrote:

Your fault for buying an iPad, iCrap is just that, crap.

bose301s wrote:

And a bunch of brainwashed iTards.

Is it my imagination or does this forum get less helpful/friendly every day?

Lol, I just hate the Apple sheep mentality.

Have you ever tried using an Apple product?  Like you, I was very anti-Apple until about a year ago when I was given an iPhone to use for work. The amazing thing was that I came to realize that I was using my iPhone to surf the web more than my laptop because of the boot up times despite the tiny screen. When it came time to replace my trusty old laptop I started looking at tablets, like the Androids and the iPads and the iPad just seemed like a smoother handling device. 

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