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#1 of 35 Old 11-07-2012, 12:31 PM - Thread Starter
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Welcome to Mothering Mobile! 

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After a period of testing by our staff and technical team we have launched our mobile feature for community use! 

 

We know the main thing you want to do is just poke around and see things for yourself. So please dig in. Here are a few things you might find yourself wondering. 

 

How do I see the Mobile version?

1) Be sure you're logged in

2) Go to the homepage

3) Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Mobile"

 

Why doesn't it show me Mobile automatically?

Don't worry, once the introduction period is over, we'll automatically switch you based on what kind of device you're using to hit the site. For now you need to opt in manually.

 

I got switched back from Mobile to the standard Desktop site. What happened?

There are a few reasons this could happen:

  •  You logged out.
  •  You cleared cookies.
  •  You visited a pagetype that we don't have a Mobile version for yet (such as reviews or image galleries)
  •  An error occurred. If it happens again, please report it!

 

Does the Mobile site have all the same features?

No. Mobile currently supports Private Messages, Forums, Classifieds, Member Profiles, Articles, and Site Search. Other areas of the site like Reviews and Image Galleries will be added to the Mobile version as it develops. 

 

What do the stars and dots mean?

This and many other things are described visually in our Quick Start Guide.

 

Nothing works on my phone.

We're very compatible with the default browsers in recent versions of iOS and Android. If you have an older phone, an alternative browser, or are using a different platform, like Blackberry, you may experience more trouble. Please let us know what you're seeing.

 

Where do I report problems?

You're in the Mobile Feedback forum right now. Please post problems here. Open a new thread for each issue you encounter. This forum is linked from the bottom of every page on the Mobile site. 

Happy browsing!  


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I'm loving the new look and it's much easier for me to navigate
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Love it !!!
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Hooray for mobile, I can finally participate!

May 2012: New Mama to L., my beautiful boy
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What I've seen so far has been great. I love that we can now post pictures directly from the phone.

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AWESOME!

So much better than using tapatalk! THANK YOU GUYS!  Looks great and works perfectly on my android phone!


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I'm so glad it is so wonderful for everyone! joy.gif Please do report any issues you notice. We want to work out any bugs, problems, etc. 


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So glad everyone is liking it. I was so excited when we first saw it!!

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Thank you for this. It looks great and very easy to navigate.

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It works great. Glad that I didn't have to get tapatalk.

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I like it! Finally, a way to "like" posts from my ipad! I would like it if the mobile version displayed more info about posters, and # of likes on a given post.

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Thank you! Being able to visit when I am away from my desk means I can visit more often!
I am not getting notices when a thread updates if I have visited in mobile mode though I do if I visit in desktop mode. Is it intended to work this way?

You don’t owe them an explanation, just a response.
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mommajb - I'm not sure. That's the first time I've heard that brought up. I'll look into it and see what I find out. Thanks!


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I am not getting notices when a thread updates if I have visited in mobile mode though I do if I visit in desktop mode.

The information about which threads you've read and which have new posts should be synced across mobile and desktop modes. In other words, it doesn't matter how you read the thread, it should be marked read.

I can't quite tell though if you are talking about read/unread or if you mean email notifications of threads you're subscribed to. When you say "not getting notices," which do you mean?

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For threads I am subscribed to I do not get email notifications if I read in mobile mode but I do if I read in desktop mode.

You don’t owe them an explanation, just a response.
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Okay, gotcha, subscriptions. But just reading a thread doesn't cause you to receive notifications. Can you elaborate a little?

You should get email notifications when others post in threads you've subscribed to.

Posting in a thread subscribes you to it by default (unless you uncheck the box). Do you mean that when you post in a thread on Mobile, you're not getting subscribed, and are therefore not getting emails thereafter? Thanks for the details.
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I almost always enter the forums by clicking on the link in an email notifying me of a new post to a thread I am subscribed to. It then shows that I am logged in to mdc. I read and look around if I have time before going on my merry way. I get these emails when I visit in desktop mode but it seemed as if I didn't after visiting in mobile mode.
I am no longer sure if it is or isn't working because I have been trying both ways and my usual thread is a bit quiet. Sorry to be unclear or difficult.

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I love it!!! I'll be able to participate much more!!!

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I'm on an android phone and do not see the buttons on the home page to switch between mobile and desktop. I see it when I look for it on my desktop, but the buttons aren't there when I look at the same page on my phone. Any ideas? I'm using the "stock" browser on my android phone.


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I'm on an android phone and do not see the buttons on the home page to switch between mobile and desktop. I see it when I look for it on my desktop, but the buttons aren't there when I look at the same page on my phone. Any ideas? I'm using the "stock" browser on my android phone.

 

Please log into the website when you are on your mobile phone. You will not see the button to switch between mobile and desktop until you're logged in. smile.gif

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For some reason, when I try to post or reply it capitalizes the first letter of every word.  Is that an app issue or is that a phone issue you think?  


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Please log into the website when you are on your mobile phone. You will not see the button to switch between mobile and desktop until you're logged in. smile.gif


Doh. Thanks. I have it now. The mobile site is really helpful, thanks to all who worked to set it up!!


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I almost always enter the forums by clicking on the link in an email notifying me of a new post to a thread I am subscribed to. It then shows that I am logged in to mdc. I read and look around if I have time before going on my merry way. I get these emails when I visit in desktop mode but it seemed as if I didn't after visiting in mobile mode.
I am no longer sure if it is or isn't working because I have been trying both ways and my usual thread is a bit quiet. Sorry to be unclear or difficult.

Nothing to apologize for! Thanks for the detail. I did think of something that might be broken on our end. We actually don't email you for every possible update that happens on your subscribed items. If we did, most people would get dozens of emails from us per day!

What we do is: we send you one email, then we stop until you come back to the site again. Them we resume sending you updates.

Perhaps when you visit on your mobile that's not registering for us as 'coming back to the site.' That's something webcam definitely check out though. Thanks again for your report.

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For some reason, when I try to post or reply it capitalizes the first letter of every word.  Is that an app issue or is that a phone issue you think?  

Once you're typing, things like capitalization and autocorrect are handled by your phone's operating system, not this website. Mine does strange things sometimes, too.
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What we do is: we send you one email, then we stop until you come back to the site again. Them we resume sending you updates.
Perhaps when you visit on your mobile that's not registering for us as 'coming back to the site.' That's something webcam definitely check out though. Thanks again for your report.

This is exactly it. Thank you for continuing to try to understand what I was experiencing.

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I love the mobile site -- thank you so much for providing this! Browsing MDC on my phone used to be not worth the trouble, but now it's easy!

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I am loving this so far, thanks! But is there a way to stay logged in? For some reason it makes me log in every time I visit.

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It was doing that to me too. I switched to the desktop version, clicked "remember me", logged in, switched back to the mobile version and it seems to have been find since then.

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Ok... Let me preface this to say I LOVE the new mobile app!!

Is there a way to scale the type face? I am 44 and on my iPad and iPhone I can barely see the type face.

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