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Old 10-17-2018, 06:29 PM
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Did you just remove related threads? if so, thank you SO MUCH!!
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What specific elements are you missing on mobile? I am on several forums outside of IB and nothing even comes close to ours in terms of parity with desktop.

The ads shouldn't be a problem on your account as there are none when logged in.
That's the problem. I can't even log in before the ads take over and render the site un-usable. I've literally never seen this site on my phone logged in because i'm unable to do so due to the ridiculous amount of ads (not all of which would be legal in the US in the first place. I don't need to buy weed on the internet).
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:31 PM
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Did you just remove related threads? if so, thank you SO MUCH!!
User CP > Options > Disable Related Threads

That turns them off. I agree that they are the worst part of related threads and have it off on my settings.

We are working on scrolling into the next threads in the forum to get through "New Posts" faster or an option to customize that to add something actually beneficial.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
That's the problem. I can't even log in before the ads take over and render the site un-usable. I've literally never seen this site on my phone logged in because i'm unable to do so due to the ridiculous amount of ads (not all of which would be legal in the US in the first place. I don't need to buy weed on the internet).
Ah, gotcha. A ton of publishers had a slew of spammy redirects around January, including us, and those should be blocked and make it easier to log in. I totally understand if you tried back then and gave up.

I'll browse around logged out and look for any particularly bad ads that still exist. Curious about this internet weed as well.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:47 PM
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Let's have a forum loading race. I'm at 9.30s on the Front Desk section.






I will say, my major complaint is the padding between lines. Smushed together makes my eyeballz hurt.
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Old 10-17-2018, 06:59 PM
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Much easier on the eyes without the black lines.
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by IB Nolan View Post
We are working on scrolling into the next threads in the forum to get through "New Posts" faster
stop it
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Basically I've come over to the camp of "If something is a reliability problem on the track, just ask Andrew and do what he says".
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:08 PM
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Everything seems so.... Bright
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by IB Nolan View Post
We are working on scrolling into the next threads in the forum to get through "New Posts" faster
Please do not do this.
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:33 PM
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ill 3rd the scrolling into next threads, nothing infuriates me more on a forum. At least give us the option to turn it off.
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Originally Posted by IB Nolan View Post
We are working on scrolling into the next threads in the forum to get through "New Posts" faster or an option to customize that to add something actually beneficial.
You should stop working on it then.
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Old 10-17-2018, 07:56 PM
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I was just sharing what other sites have suggested as a more useful option. Some folks just browse through all the threads in New Posts each day.

The options would be:
- load nothing after the thread is over
- load next thread in new posts or subforum
- load related threads
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I feel like some of these ideas are being generated by tossing a bunch of rubber *****, each with a word printed on it, into a pool filled with manatees, and then dumping LSD into the water.
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Scrolling to the bottom of a thread should result in reaching the bottom of the thread. It shouldn't result in reaching the next thread, or the last thread, or your mother's intimate diaries, or sounding erotica, or whatever else "other forums" suggest. I've been to other forums on the Internet. They are filled with people who, if given the choice, would wear pants on their head. Stop listening to them.
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Basically I've come over to the camp of "If something is a reliability problem on the track, just ask Andrew and do what he says".
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^ I'm with him. The end of the thread is the end of the thread and you hit the back button to choose your next one by title and not have it chosen for you.
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:31 PM
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So when I go to a thread that I've read before, I immediately scroll to the bottom, then scroll up a bit to find the last place I read. This is totally broken on pages that do dynamic "infinite scroll" (because there is no bottom) and thus I wind up having to scroll through from the top instead. That's way less efficient.

If I click on a thread, I want *that* thread, I don't want random other threads. I would expect that most of your site usage is by people who read it on a regular basis, not by random people without accounts who are searching for stuff and want corollary search results. The layout should be optimized for the former, not the latter.

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Edit: my general usage pattern is to hit "new threads", scroll through the list for threads that I'm interested in, and load each of them in its own tab. I go to each one, read & maybe reply, then close that tab. Poof I've got the next one. "related threads" has no utility in this model.
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I browse rennlist which has the scroll to next thread feature. It ends up confusing me if I'm scrolling too fast because the topic appears to randomly change for no reason.

I've never been scrolling through a thread and wanted the forum to play "feeling lucky" to choose the next content I consume.
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I operate similarly to codrus. Except that I click the first unread post button every time. Would not like to have a new thread at the bottom just roll right into it.
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Originally Posted by Ryan_G View Post
It ends up confusing me if I'm scrolling too fast because the topic appears to randomly change for no reason.
^ This.

Always seems to happen accidentally, and makes it a lot harder to navigate the forum.

This is a very bad design concept.
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