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Forum topic by Eli Adamit posted 10-19-2016 02:10 PM 2060 views 0 times favorited 30 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Eli Adamit

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10-19-2016 02:10 PM

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Over months / years, my activity on the Lumberjocks site went down.

Recently I responded on a project of a buddy a few weeks late and apologized that: “I lost a lot on the Lumberjocks site but this project caught my eye. It is awesome. I like the effect with the color.”

My buddy asked me via personal message: “We’re not hearing much from you lately, Eli. What are you up to? What are you working on? Are you well? We want to know.”

I replied with an explanation of a long trip abroad, etc., but inside I felt that this was not the full answer and I didn’t know what else bothers me and I decided to go back and visit the site every day.
Only after a few days, I realized that there is another important reason why my activity on the site went down. Over the years / months, more and more, I manage my digital life through the smartphone and not through the PC (Facebook, Google, Email, , Whatsupp, Calendar appointments, etc.). The Lmberjocks site is not suitable for smartphone and it is pity for me, that just for this site, I have to open the computer, read and respond. not every day I’m close to a computer.

Do I have friends in the same boat? Are the management of this wonderful site intent to make this site suitable for surfing by Smartphones?

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#2 posted 10-19-2016 02:42 PM

I use my smartphone and it works great for me I just use it in panoramic mode. I have always used it to post on here and post my projects. So I don’t see the issue with the site.

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#3 posted 10-19-2016 02:51 PM

A year or so ago they did some changes to the site to better accommodate smart phones. As diverlloyd said you can use it upright or landscape. It works better for me in landscape. The issue has been explained that the format of this site is rather old and will not accommodate an app or true mobile site. Apparently the investment to do those things is not worth it right now.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 10-19-2016 03:40 PM

Dear friends, they improved the site after I tried many times of surfing via the smartphone, I gave up, I was disappointed, and never tried again. This comment was done via my smartphone. Thanks for your comments.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#5 posted 10-19-2016 03:43 PM

I use it quite often in landscape mode; it’s unworkable otherwise. I agree it’d be nice if there was progress in this area, or even a willingness to explore it fully. Maybe that’s been done, maybe not, but we don’t hear much in the way of ‘future plans’ for the site either way. It is what it is.

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#6 posted 10-19-2016 04:28 PM

It’s better than it used to be but it still crashes my mobile browsers a lot and frequently a thread will not format correctly, the text will be too wide and small to read.

-- Rick M,

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#7 posted 10-19-2016 04:38 PM

I’ve never used it without a smartphone. Doesn’t bother me really. The biggest problem I have is loading photobucket.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#8 posted 10-19-2016 07:55 PM

I look at Buddies’ Posts on my iPhone, often, pulled off of my email inbox. Sometimes, I comment, after signing in. That works fine. I also occasionally post some Forum Reply on my iPhone. The only “problem” I have with it is that I have to sign in every time. (I haven’t yet figured out how to make the phone remember me.) I don’t think there’s a problem with the site itself regarding its mobile use. Is there an LJs “mobile app?” If there is, I know nothing of it. I simply open the site in the browser and treat it as though I were on my laptop.
Now I’ve confused myownbadself. I need a nap.

-- Mark

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#9 posted 10-19-2016 08:00 PM

What phone are you using and what browser. I have a galaxy 6 with chrome and it looks just like a computer screen and remembers my credentials. Might be just a setting.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#10 posted 10-19-2016 11:40 PM

If it opens in a private window you will have to sign in every time.

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#11 posted 10-20-2016 12:47 AM

Also, (at least for me) you can only be logged in once. For example, if I log in with Chrome, then log in with Safari, when I go back to Chrome, I have to log in again.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#12 posted 10-20-2016 01:23 AM

No issue on an iPhone 6. As for signing in with different browsers or devices it is only on one if you change browser or device you have to sign back in.

-- mrg

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Eli Adamit

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#13 posted 10-20-2016 02:55 PM

I used Iphone 4 and LG G3: until 1 year ago, I faced problems with any browser. As I wrote above: “they improved the site after I tried many times of surfing via the smartphone, I gave up, I was disappointed, and never tried again.”
Now after reading the comments, I tried again and it works in a way that I can mange with it.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#14 posted 10-21-2016 05:37 PM

I have found that when I look at a section of this forum on my phone,”Craigslist poster are nuts” (or something like that), it starts at the very beginning. Years ago…
Inconvenient, I’ll wait to see stuff on my iPad where things start with the most recent posts…

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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#15 posted 10-21-2016 06:51 PM

Sometimes it works on mobile, sometimes it looks like this

-- Rick M,

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