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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,793 ✭✭✭ Tom Mann Centuria

    Clock is an hour behind. Well it is for me anyway. Things just posted are saying they're posted at 5:37 etc.

  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Help & Feedback Category Moderators Posts: 22,865 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Spear

    The forum list menu when moving a thread has a display issue. In the Networking and Broadband section, the Open Source forum appears as a sub forum of it, which it isn't, and then lists the actual sub forums, broadband etc, as subforums of Open Source.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,849 ✭✭✭ Slideways

    The “Best of” link at the bottom of

    the page. I’m sure it used to give a list of threads it recommended. Now there is nothing?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,382 ✭✭✭ sam t smith

    This ‘jumping’ is ridiculous at this stage.

    I was typing a post a few minutes ago and it jumped at least three times while I was typing. I ended up on Twitter twice as it moved me to an embedded tweet further up the page which I inadvertently clicked on as I was typing my message.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,367 ✭✭✭ Dav010

    This jumping is wrecking my head, how did make such a complete **** up of this site?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,409 ✭✭✭✭ wotzgoingon

    Get a Oneplus 6 and run it on Android 11. That's what I have and I never had any issues with jumping. I remember reading this thread and wondering what everyone was on about. It has also been found out that the issue is with iphones.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,790 ✭✭✭✭ Ads by Google

    Have you tried other browsers on iPhone? I'm on Android and don't really have these issues. Some bouncing but not egregious.

  • Registered Users Posts: 775 ✭✭✭ Deub

    And refreshing the page is not a solution as it automatically moves you the first post on the next page.

  • Registered Users Posts: 581 ✭✭✭ blaris

    Is this a new one - comment on Nature forum, doesn't show up on latest posts?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,652 ✭✭✭ recode the site

    A little out of date from 2016, but demonstrates that there have been known issues re scroll bouncing on iOS. Boards owner doesn’t seem to be that interested in investing in trying to fix it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,966 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi

    I've had this on desktop - posted in the Aviation/Aircraft forum, and for some reason that forum doesn't show on the main page.

    It does, however, appear on the "Discussions" page, which appears to be a more complete listing of threads (as pointed out by a few very helpful posters - how you're supposed to find that out by yourself I do not know)

    Why the difference, and why the main page that is under the main header/banner of the whole forum doesn't contain the full listing of threads/forums, is completely beyond me.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,652 ✭✭✭ recode the site

    I see for some people clock is behind, some not.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,849 ✭✭✭ Slideways

    Just for info.

    I use an iPhone and safari and have zero jumping. Maybe cause I use adblock plus?

    For those who are afflicted with it, they might try that solution..

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,966 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi

    Please, please, PLEASE can you fix the text box for reporting posts?

    You have to type completely blind, and if you make a mistake it's nigh on impossible to locate the cursor to correct it.

    It drives me completely nuts.

    Unless, of course, you don't want people reporting dodgy posts?? Nothing would surprise me any more.....

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,790 ✭✭✭✭ Ads by Google

    It just gets worse. Two handshake failures in the last 10 minutes crashing pages while simply writing a message.

    Errors like that should be handled properly by Vanilla

  • Registered Users Posts: 63,822 ✭✭✭✭ Overheal

    I’ve been having an issue for weeks+ browsing boards via iOS safari. Depending on where you load into a page from (eg. Post 3 of 40 say is your latest unread post) well every 30-60 seconds, the web ad on the page changes. This triggers some kind of refresh that puts you smack back on that 3rd post. Trying to read the next 37 posts on the page might take you 5, 10, or 15 attempts to scroll down to the post you were reading when the advertisement flipped to eventually read it all. Closing the ads doesn’t improve the experience. I don’t know of a workaround other than to not browse boards on iOS which doesn’t seem like the intention.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,966 ✭✭✭✭ HeidiHeidi

    Install an ad blocker. I don't use an iphone, but from posts I've seen that seems to correct the issue.

    I held out for a long time on mobile, appreciating that ad revenue is what's keeping the lights on - but even I caved eventually. The sheer number of ads, the types of ads, and the disfunctionality they impose on the site tipped me over the edge.

    Management seem to be their own worst enemies in this case.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,974 ✭✭✭ colly10

    Would prefer not to try an adblocker but using safari on IOS and having the page regularly jumping makes reading threads very difficult.

    Is there any plans to fix it? I haven’t seen mention of a planned fix but haven’t read through much of the thread for obvious reasons

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,204 ✭✭✭ rodge123

    It’s been reported over a month ago at this stage and seems to have gone into a black hole. Do they even have a developer to fix bugs? Surely this would be a very high priority, it’s extremely bad UX affecting potentiallly a lot of users I’d imagine.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,790 ✭✭✭✭ Ads by Google

    There isn't a dedicated developer as far as I know. My understanding is that changes have to accepted by the Vanilla Team anyway and then applied to the Vanilla system which powers all of the sites they manage. That's why they can't just change the time zone. If Canada and their main customers don't have day light savings, then they can't change it for everyone.

    I would imagine the Vanilla success stories are websites running the software themselves instead of paying for the service. It's free to take this approach and you instead need a developer and pay for server costs.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,645 ✭✭✭ thesandeman

    I keep getting this shíte lately when I go to Boards.

    "Preview" at the top and the Boards logo sitting halfway down the page. I have to refresh to get it to go live and then it usually plonks me somewhere in the middle.

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,501 ✭✭✭✭ Hotblack Desiato

    Doesn't add up. Most of Canada has DST. And by that logic all sites they host would have to use the same time zone.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,790 ✭✭✭✭ Ads by Google

    Right well that's just ridiculous. But I do know it's hosted and run by the people in Canada.

  • Registered Users Posts: 35,653 ✭✭✭✭ ohnonotgmail is hosted by vanilla, as are many others. that doesn't mean they all have the same time settings. that would be nonsense. there is also nothing stopping fixes specific to being implemented. This has already happened.

  • Moderators, Arts Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 71,430 Mod ✭✭✭✭ New Home

    This happened again, just a few minutes ago:

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,849 ✭✭✭ Slideways

    Google Chrome on Mac. Floating black box stuck on the screen

  • Registered Users Posts: 63,822 ✭✭✭✭ Overheal

    an adblocker is not a feature/plugin im able to access on safari.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,790 ✭✭✭✭ Ads by Google

    On mobile, I'm almost certain Safari has extensions and one of them is an ad blocker.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,421 ✭✭✭✭ GBX

    Not a technical bug, but a bug nonetheless - on mobile, clicking x on certain ads, particularly gambling ads, for them to reappear again and again.

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