What do you think of BLF's forum software?

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What’s the best method to access the site via a mobile device?

Just any old mobile browser will do. It’s probably a bit better in landscape mode, and it might require panning the page a bit to make the main post section fill the screen a bit better, but once you’re there the experience isn’t terrible.

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It looks pretty good on my Android and my iPad, I just use Firefox mobile or Safari.

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It works on a mobile but oe needs to do a lot of finger squeeze expanding and moving to be able to read easily. i find it better on my 8” tablet than the 6” galaxy s9+. True mobile would be nice but I imagine would need a total redo of the site software.

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True mobile would be nice? Surely not for me. For many years I've had a personal endeavour to avoid mobile sites and mobile crap as much as possible, using mobile. Custom ROMs, browsers with desktop user agents, reduced screen dpi to set as much content as possible and for sites to think my display is a good deal bigger, landscape mode, etc.

I love to finger squeeze, and to use my device in landscape. Comparatively, there are a few forums out there which in my opinion are really terrible to use with a mobile device in desktop mode, one of them the very own G00gl€ forums, and another one is the Opera forums… Facepalm

Long live this forum, and if it has to change someday hope a really good software is chosen again.

MtnDon wrote:
… i find it better on my 8" tablet than the 6" galaxy s9+. …

As said before, modern smartphones have been designed by brain-deads.

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Since I no longer have a computer at home, I’ve been using my iPhone X to access BLF for the past 3 years. The screen is relatively small for today’s standards, but I find it working flawlessly and actually it now feels weird when I access from a desktop browser.

It loads the desktop version by default and it can auto zoom in to the content section to the right. The only thing that bothers me sometime is when people nest quote.

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will34 wrote:
Since I no longer have a computer at home, I’ve been using my iPhone X to access BLF for the past 3 years. The screen is relatively small for today’s standards, but I find it working flawlessly and actually it now feels weird when I access from a desktop browser.

It loads the desktop version by default and it can auto zoom in to the content section to the right. The only thing that bothers me sometime is when people nest quote.

I find myself in a similar situation. I have a W10 laptop which I very sparsely use, and mostly access the forum from my smartphone.

I find it just right too. Unlike certain people, I do not want @#$% internet sites figuring out what my device is and sending me whatever they think its best. I spend great effort configuring my device to my liking, using any and all possible means to handle the internet content I want in it, which is full desktop sites nearly all of the time. In fact I find annoying how certain “modern” desktop sites are implemented, with stupidly big content or @#$% useless onscreen bars. Facepalm

The quote nesting thing is a problem sometimes, with selfish or careless people often involved even if naively. It is simply wrong and I'd happily edit and chop any badly nested quotes on sight. I'm not a forum moderator, though.

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I too dislike mobile versions. I don’t often use a phone, but I find a site that tries to “customize” my “experience”
Always fails and pisses me off when I use it.
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I started to type out a snarky reply to FaithTerry, but they're a spambot, so I'd just be talking to myself.  :FACEPALM:

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Talking to yourself, raccoon city

I found FaithTerry's comment strange and out of place. 

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Barkuti wrote:

Talking to yourself, raccoon city

I found FaithTerry's comment strange and out of place. 

Yep, and they made the exact same comment sometime in the last week, only to later add a spam link to their comment, and then eventually their comment disappeared.  :BEER:

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So much memories… I “made” my first website with a forum with drupal… Today I realize why I enjoy how this forum look and feel. Thumbs Up

Still works greats.

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