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We're pleased to announce that we have launched a new smartphone view on the site, in addition to the recently added mobile view in the last upgrade. This version has been designed to have a cleaner look, to fit really nicely into mobile (iPhone, Android) browsers, and unlike most normal web based skins will also include features that are normally reserved for desktop or phone applications. We built this as we realize you all spend more time today on your phones on the forum than you did 2 years ago, and we want to get the mobile view to a place where you can do everything (and more!) that you can do on desktop.

A few notes as I know many of you may have questions:

* This does not replace the free or paid in-apps that you have, such as any mobile apps. This is web-only.
* This new skin will only show when you access the site from a modern (Android 4+, iPhone) phone. It will not show for older phones or for tablets, blackberries or windows phones.
* Please give us some time as we work through bugs. Give it a try, give us feedback in our mobile thread url, and give it a chance. Every change needs time to get used to!​


If you visit the site from your mobile phone, you'll get the new view automatically. You can login, post, reply, upload photos, view your private messages and more. You can also use the legacy mobile view by choosing the top left menu and Exit Enhanced Mobile Mode.

The feedback thread for any bugs, etc, please post below.

**Please let use know the device, software version, and browser being used if reporting any issues.

Thanks!

Update:

A few of the new features that were added:

Completely replacing the PM system with one that better matches what members see in the desktop version.
A pull-to-refresh functionality has been added on all appropriate pages in addition to the refresh already available in the overflow menu.
A new scrolling feature has been added so that if the user starts scrolling the screen prior to an auto-scroll happening (like moving to a post per the current read position), the auto-scroll is cancelled so the user is not fighting with it.
There is now a font size preview in the Font Size settings page so the members would know what to expect.
Sticky topics can now be hidden from within the page where they are being viewed
The vote count on poll results has been animated to count up along with the bar graph animations that were already present.

Now on to some of the fixes we that have implemented:

After sharing a photo from the media viewer, the user will not be returned to the media viewer instead of the topic.
PMs will now be correctly marked as viewed and word-wrapped.
The forum will now work with iOS Safari if the user had opted to block all cookies.
Double-tapping buttons or links will no longer cause functionality to execute twice.
The text in the header is now re-sizing correctly when members are scrolling through the page or opening the side menu.

Please give this newly improved version of the mobile view a try and feel free to let us know what you think in the feedback thread.

Thank you.
 

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I quite like it- it's a very clean interface. Though I do enjoy surfing through the 'new posts' link that used to be above the forum/sub forum categories and I can't find it anymore. Can you point me in the right direction?
 
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No stress - I found it :)
Anyone else that us struggling with this it's in the top left drop-down menu and it's simply titled 'latest'.
 
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My first impression is YUCK. It takes a long time to load. There's a permanent ad floating at the bottom of the screen that takes up space that could be used for more viewing. The user info is gone (again), making it seem like a complete waste of space to have the user name/avatar off to the side. Also, at least one post I've looked at is displaying the BB code instead of properly formatting the text (the one I saw is for the mention code). And that's from less than 5 minutes of use. :(

Oh, and not finding it at all intuitive to reply/edit/etc, though maybe that will come with time.
 

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Annnnd apparently the new version doesn't automatically subscribe me to threads I reply to. (Using a fairly new Android phone, FYI.)

Also, not that I want to, but how would I switch back to the enhanced site from the original mobile site?
 

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On the plus side, I noticed the new version does preview the last post made to a thread instead of the first one. That is less confusing.
 
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Took a while to figure out how to reply!

Ditto to the previous posts. In addition... I like to read with my phone turned horizontal (landscape) so the words can be bigger and I can set the phone down while nursing.
That permanent floating ad takes up so much space that I can only see a few lines at a time.
iPhone 5s, Safari
 

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My first impression is YUCK. It takes a long time to load. There's a permanent ad floating at the bottom of the screen that takes up space that could be used for more viewing. The user info is gone (again), making it seem like a complete waste of space to have the user name/avatar off to the side. Also, at least one post I've looked at is displaying the BB code instead of properly formatting the text (the one I saw is for the mention code). And that's from less than 5 minutes of use. :(

Oh, and not finding it at all intuitive to reply/edit/etc, though maybe that will come with time.
Can you provide a link to the BB code post? Also need your Phone, software, and browser info.

Thanks,
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Annnnd apparently the new version doesn't automatically subscribe me to threads I reply to. (Using a fairly new Android phone, FYI.)

Also, not that I want to, but how would I switch back to the enhanced site from the original mobile site?
On mobile replying to a thread will put you into a category of participation however you do have the open to follow it.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Took a while to figure out how to reply!

Ditto to the previous posts. In addition... I like to read with my phone turned horizontal (landscape) so the words can be bigger and I can set the phone down while nursing.
That permanent floating ad takes up so much space that I can only see a few lines at a time.
iPhone 5s, Safari
We do not have the option to turn ads off at this point but it may be something for premium members as we move forward.

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Can you provide a link to the BB code post? Also need your Phone, software, and browser info.

Thanks,
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http://www.mothering.com/forum/19-i-m-pregnant/1398940-fertility-challenged-graduates-thread-spring-summer-2014-a-20.html#post17952090 is the post. I have a Samsung S4 Active, Android 4.4.2 (or something like that), using the built in browser.

Will the "old" version of the website continue to be available indefinitely? It is much easier to read because you spend less time scrolling, since there is significantly more space for the text of each message.
 

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I turned off the enhanced mode because I couldn't figure out how to edit my post.

1. Can you edit a post in the new enhanced mode?

2. Once turned off how do you turn it on again?

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Samsung s5 android 4.4.2
 

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Just noticed the timestamps on the posts are all wrong now. For instance, the post just prior to this one says it's from 12:46 am today, but it clearly isn't, because all of my posts prior to it (which are all listed as yesterday) were made today, way after 12:46 am. I can't find anything in my user CP about time zone selection.

Not 100% sure that this is related to the new mobile site, but it seems like an awfully strange coincidence if it isn't.
 

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My timestamp should be okay now. In user cp-edit options you can change the time zone, but only in the desktop view.

This happened to me during the port and I corrected it. Somehow it got changed again.
 

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Hm, I wonder if this is why I haven't been able to access MDC via my web browser (dolphin) yesterday or today. When I try to load MDC I just get a white screen with a pulsing grey box in the centre which says "loading". Only it doesn't. I'm on an iPhone. I've tried many times. Finally logged on via Tapatalk (which I do not love) to see what was going on.


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Thanks. I just tried it. I can open the main mothering.com page, no problem. But, when I go to the menu and click on 'Forum' I get the same problem.


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Just a reminder - please let us know the device, software version, and browser being used if reporting any issues. We want to try to work out all the bugs so thanks for your help in reporting problems you encounter - even if it is an initial "YUCK". :D
 

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iPhone 5 version 7.1.2 on Safari

Clicking the upper right dropdown (3 dots) and then to the Help section the text that displays when you click on a topic is difficult to read due to the light color of the font. Can that be changed to black?
 

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I can't give any more feedback because I don't know how to turn on that view again.

Presumably it will be added to "user cp - edit options - quick style chooser" at some point.
 
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