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Forum topic by Matt Hegedus posted 05-02-2017 11:51 PM 3757 views 0 times favorited 109 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Matt Hegedus

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05-02-2017 11:51 PM

First off I love and appreciate this site, especially the people. Basically the site needs two things:

1. A major overhaul to work with mobile and iOS. It’s just not optimized and you can tell on every page you click. Other forum sites are much cleaner, more streamlined, and easy to navigate. Even if we lose some options, in the end, it will be better. Get a NEW professional developer (not the same team/person), ask the crowd here to contribute, and let them dial it in for mobile.

There will be hiccups, yes. And people will complain. But there is absolutely a way to give the user a choice between “old school LJ” with all the unoptimized page, and “sleek, mobile LJ.”

2. The damn pictures rotate when uploaded. This is on mobile or desktop. Everyone sees it but nothing changes. It’s highly annoying. We need to get on this. Today. Woodworkers are a pragmatic group and I’m sure people will chip in.

It’s time guys. Thanks for everything you’ve done so far (the site and community is amazing) but it’s time to take some action. I will absolutely donate if you ask.

Matt Hegedus

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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#1 posted 05-02-2017 11:58 PM

Use a computer instead of a damn telephone and the site works just fine!

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#2 posted 05-03-2017 12:08 AM

Use a computer instead of a damn telephone and the site works just fine!

- papadan

I know it does. It works fine on a desktop or laptop. But I’ve been visiting for a year and a half on iPhone and iPad (both amazing computers) and it’s still glitchy and not up to date.

I’m sorry if I sound like a dick saying the site needs a mobile overhaul but it’s true. And it will continually need upgrades in the future as software/users/devices change.

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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#3 posted 05-03-2017 12:10 AM

I can’t spell smartphone, much less use one. My phone is a landline that don’t even do text. ;-)

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#4 posted 05-03-2017 12:13 AM

I agree 100% with Matt.

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#5 posted 05-03-2017 12:16 AM

what’s a phone?

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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#6 posted 05-03-2017 12:18 AM

Well I’m out numbered! Ya’ll can upgrade the site all you want and when my technology wont work anymore I’ll move on to another site. TMFO

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#7 posted 05-03-2017 12:21 AM

It would be great to have a good mobile version ….. but not if it means compromising the desktop version, IMHO. I hate sites that assume everyone is going to visit on a phone and optimize for that, leaving the desktop visitor with a lack of features and intuitive controls. Looking at things on a 26” screen is different than a 4” screen.

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#8 posted 05-03-2017 12:23 AM

I’m still having trouble with Morse code with my two cans and tight string between them. I still have to fall back on smoke signals most times.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#9 posted 05-03-2017 12:23 AM

Your not out numbered Papadan I’m with you! I have a smart phone. Don’t use it. My wife bought it for me. use it so little that once a year someone from Mumbai calls and says ” Sir: you very much must use your phone or your minutes will get too rusty to work. I am telling you this.”

-- Illigitimii non carburundum sum

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#10 posted 05-03-2017 12:23 AM

Use a computer instead of a damn telephone and the site works just fine!

- papadan

The world is moving away from the Desktop computer rapidly. Some articles say desktop could be obsolete the a couple years.

This site (if it intends to say in business) will be forced to update this site in the not s near future to surive. You old fogies like you better get with the program or you may be left behind.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#11 posted 05-03-2017 12:34 AM

Works just fine on my iPad… and I know how to take pictures the right way so they don’t get displayed sideways. All sites look crappy on my smart phone, even ‘mobile friendly’ sites which generally mean dumbed down to just the bare minimum functionality.


-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#12 posted 05-03-2017 12:34 AM

I’ve already upgraded my Tech. I use a laptop now and with a 15” screen I had to upgrade my cheaters to see anything. Hell, I’m even wireless, I can sit in my chair on the front porch and raise hell with these kids. When the younger generation out techs all us old people, who is gonna teach them anything about life?

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#13 posted 05-03-2017 01:09 AM

I know how to take pictures correctly and still have to manually rotate them 360 degrees to get them to appear correct on the site.. Laptop, desktop, iphone, ipad… doesn’t matter. I have to rotate them every time. and yes they are right side up on the device I use

-- Haven't lost a finger....yet...

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#14 posted 05-03-2017 01:11 AM

Works fine on my iPhone all you have to do is take a pic in panoramic view and it loads up fine and the site is just fine in panoramic view also.

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#15 posted 05-03-2017 01:20 AM

Interesting discussion. I have to say I only go to the site on my laptop. Tried it on the mobile site and gave up, just to hard to use. But to be honest, I really don’t think I would go often on the mobile even if it was easy to use. So the summary is, I don’t care what you do just keep the site going. The community on here is great at sharing ideas, fun projects and providing great advice when asked. Even when not asked :)

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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