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Started by: pd789
On: 24/08/2016 | 01:23
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by: pd789
on: 24/08/2016 | 01:23 edited: 24/08/2016 | 18:11

Anyone notice that when we send pm's on mobile view we've now got the ability to add pics, quote and change fonts, without switching to the full site?

 

We need it out here though. It shows it can be done.

 

Edit: My enthusiasm was very short lived. The function isn't fit for purpose. Jesus wept, it just gets worse for mobile users on here 😕

 

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by: alex_w
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on: 25/08/2016 | 09:28

Hey folks ... I suspect this wasn't a deliberate change. We've not been doing any development for the existing mobile forum site (or even the desktop version, for that matter) for quite some time (last deliberate change was end of June) while the new universal site is being worked up.

 

There's no point in us fiddling with this sort of thing when we have a completely new setup coming that brings massive improvements on the mobile side. It'd be a waste of our time and resources and only delay the new design.

 

I'll give @timo_t a poke - he may need to bring it up with Lithium, as it could be this is a result of an overnight maintenance that didn't quite go to plan.

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by: k89bpa
on: 24/08/2016 | 01:38
Oh no.

Does this mean I'll have to start surfing here with Java enabled? If this is activated, "out here", for the love of God give me the option to keep the plain text box.

Or, you know, activate Markdown and let everyone have the best of both worlds.
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by: k89bpa
on: 24/08/2016 | 01:50
I hate having to activate JavaScript, nothing kills my battery faster.

Just serve basic HTML and let people use Markdown for fancy stuff, how hard is it to learn...

*italics*
**bold**
***bold and italics***

# header 1
## header 2
### header 3
#### header 4
##### header 5
###### header 6

~~strikethrough~~

[Link text]{link URL)
![image text](image URL)

--- horizontal rule

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by: pd789
on: 24/08/2016 | 01:52
@k89bpa

No speak 'a de lingo Smiley Wink
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by: k89bpa
on: 24/08/2016 | 02:49
Learn Philistine Smiley Tongue
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Message 6 of 53
by: harrrrrry
on: 24/08/2016 | 08:47

@pd789

 

Anyone notice that when we send pm's on mobile view we've now got the ability to add pics, quote and change fonts, without switching to the full site?

 

 

That looks like the start of https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Announcements/New-design-for-the-community-coming-soon/m-p/1911833... and yes, from the announcement it seems you'll be able to do that on forum pages too when everything is complete.

 

For those that want to turn it off -- is there still an option at https://community.giffgaff.com/t5/user/myprofilepage/tab/user-preferences to choose the default editor for posts?

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by: pd789
on: 24/08/2016 | 13:57
I've decided i DO NOT like this new feature on mobile.

Trying to send a pm just took me **bleep**ing ages because, for some inexplicable reason, the page keeps jumping. And that's only since this feature appeared.

And leaving spaces between paragraphs? Wt f happened there? My usual two spaces are somehow turned into four. The gaps look ridiculous.

So only one is now needed. (turns it into two) On the pm it comes out as

this ^, normal. Two gets you



this ^ four spaces!!

Why oh why do they **bleep** everything up? 😕
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by: k89bpa
on: 24/08/2016 | 14:46
*prepares for giffgaff to make it site wide just to make the site even less user friendly*
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by: gindygoo
on: 24/08/2016 | 14:51
Oh yeah, and you can't upload a pic because the box is still too big to see the ok button thingy...

Great, pms are broken now Smiley Frustrated
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