Why? Seriously....why?

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  1. electriceye

    electriceye SS.org Regular

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    Guys, c'mon. It's been almost a YEAR and your layout - especially for iOS or other tablets - is atrocious. Literally, a THIRD of the screen real estate is lost to ads (which most of us are now blocking, btw). Please fix this. No excuse why you aren't fixing it.
     
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    This.
     

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    This site needs to be self sustaining to continue, thus ads.

    Also, I don't get that giant ad bar on Mobile. Haven't checked on a tablet yet, but at least the mobile experience is much better. Have you tried selecting the different forum views on your tablet? Try the mobile one.

    The site just went through an overhaul, it would be nice to see some of these little issues worked out.
     
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    I am quite curious, as I haven't really used this part of the forum in the past, but did the old layout really bug people? I find it odd that they changed it at all, personally I thought it was pretty much perfect before; nice layout, easy to use and read. If it ain't broke, etc!
     
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    I'm having trouble differentiating sticky'd threads and normal threads.
     
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    This!
    Could you make stickied threads have a lighter/darker color behind it?
     
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    OP, is this literally the only place you go on the internet? There are way less intrusive ads on this site than just about any other. There are sites that won't let you view them with an ad blocker, in fact. I'm all for user experience, it the "excuse" you're looking for is that someone needs to pay the bills. It's either the ad or you.
     
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    How do you select mobile version on an ipad? Its unusable as is.. there are 4 different ad areas . Would be one thing with static ads but these ads are moving/gifs. I wont be using visiting the site on my ipad anymore. Worst thing its not just this site.. MLP is the same. No doubt Luthier talk is the too. I get the site needs to generate income but its to much.

    Ive noticed a big drop in user postings the last year or so, this isnt going to help.
     
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    Bottom left. Next to the little paintbrush symbol.
     
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    Thanks Max, unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a mobile theme option available on my iPad.

    Also just noticed another ad section, so there are actually 5 ads on screen, granted some are displaying the same ad but it's still overkill. Hope this gets sorted, i browse a lot on my iPad.
     
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    That's odd. The mobile site is available on my iPhone. You'd think the support would be the same. I can even get the mobile version on my MacBook.
     
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    I'm using an iPad 4, here is a screenshot.
     

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    Yeah, I see one banner ad at the top, and a bunch at the bottom of the page, but when I'm viewing a forum or a thread, the entire middle of the thread is just regular content. Have you guys tried "request desktop site" or another browser? I'm using Chrome and Safari on mobile, and Opera on desktop. Opera is blocking all of the ads. But on mobile I'm letting them through. But, like I say, they're only at the very top and very bottom.

    OP, apologies for my earlier response. I thought you were seeing the same thing I am, and just didn't feel like there should be ads. Sounds like some of you guys are having a very different experience on here than I am. I'm not sure what's causing the difference in layout for us.
     
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    Heres what it looks like on my iPad and as I said before sometimes (not always) the ads are moving/gifs.

    There is also an ad at the top next to the site logo and another at the bottom of the page. On MLP there is an extra ad on the side panel too.
     

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    Ok, this is weird. On my iPad I have those ads at the side too. But on my phone those ads are at the bottom of the page. The site is recognizing the device not just as mobile, but as iPhone or iPad. Is there a way to spoof it?
     
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    A the bottom of the page on the left side of the ipad there is a paintbrush icon. Press that and see if your able to change to mobile layout. Max is able to do that on his macbook but im unable to do the same on my ipad. See if it works for you. If it works could you let me know.
     
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    I have had great luck so far with my Android tablet. :scratch:
     
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    I thought that was going to work. It asked me to confirm that i wanted to use the mobile version but when i press the confirm button im just taken back to the normal layout. Thanks for trying though!
     

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