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Re: Forum Upgrade and Move on 1st October *Complete*

Post by Mandrake » 03 Oct 2014, 13:52

Actually I've just seen a pop up appear on the forum. :(

Accessing it with Safari on an iPad it popped up a modal dialogue saying something about tapatalk being available for this forum and did I want to open it in tapatalk instead...didn't think quickly enough to take a screen shot before closing it. #-o

That must be what DickieG was talking about.
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Re: Forum Upgrade and Move on 1st October *Complete*

Post by CitroJim » 03 Oct 2014, 14:08

I believe that pop-up is normal on Tapatalk-enabled forums Simon.. I've seen it on others but not on the BXC or FCF and I can't recall I've seen it using Firefox under Linux..

But then again I have the pop-up blocker on...
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Re: Forum Upgrade and Move on 1st October *Complete*

Post by DickieG » 03 Oct 2014, 17:17

Mandrake wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
DickieG wrote:Friggin Tapatalk is now worse than ever with countless pop up's, is there any way of getting rid of this pointless spam clutter from my own devices as its driving me round this twist.


Tapatalk on my Windows Phone, the free version of Tapatalk, is also completely clear of pop-ups and any other extraneous matter..

Must be your phone Richard. Are you still using an Apple offering?

In fact it work better than my expectations for it...

I suspect he may be talking about the annoying ad banner that comes across at the top of every page on the forum in Safari on an iPad/iPhone with a button to take you to the Tapatalk app in the App store... They look like this:

http://david-smith.org/blog/2012/09/20/ ... p-banners/

In my case after I closed them a few times with the small x in the top left of the banner it stopped appearing...(I think this gets remembered as a preference in your forum profile or as a cookie)

That's the thing Simon plus the other Tapatalk pop up that has always been there whenever I view the forum on my iPhone, iPad or other (useless) tablet. I'm also left wondering why the forum is advertising Tapatalk, does it get funding from them?
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Post by CitroJim » 03 Oct 2014, 17:23

DickieG wrote:I'm also left wondering why the forum is advertising Tapatalk, does it get funding from them?


Nope, not a sausage...

Tapatalk is simply a 'bolt-on' to the standard forum software. It's free and as far as I can see has no adware anywhere in it.

As I say, I've seen nothing of these pop-ups at all. Either on my phone or on my PCs...
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Post by myglaren » 03 Oct 2014, 17:35

CitroJim wrote:
As I say, I've seen nothing of these pop-ups at all. Either on my phone or on my PCs...


Same here Jim.
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Post by CitroJim » 03 Oct 2014, 17:47

Richard, try the BX Club forum (www.bxclub.co.uk/forum) and see if you get the same result. I installed Tapatalk on there as part of the upgrade..
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Post by DickieG » 03 Oct 2014, 19:39

CitroJim wrote:Richard, try the BX Club forum (http://www.bxclub.co.uk/forum) and see if you get the same result. I installed Tapatalk on there as part of the upgrade..

I just tried it and I get the same there as well, the complete screen is advertising Tapatalk in front of the forum.
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Post by Ben82 » 03 Oct 2014, 20:53

There is actually a trifecta of tapatalk nags:
First:
Image
Second:
Image
Third:
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I like tapatalk, but geez they really want you to use it.
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Post by myglaren » 03 Oct 2014, 21:14

I was attempting to purchase a new phone but if they have that crap on I will forego the pleasure.
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Post by CitroJim » 03 Oct 2014, 21:31

That's not good Ben. I can see now why it's so objectionable..

Is this just confined to Apple IOS or is Android the same?

Just tried Tapatalk on my Windows Phone again and no problem at all..
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Post by Ben82 » 03 Oct 2014, 21:47

CitroJim wrote:That's not good Ben. I can see now why it's so objectionable..

Is this just confined to Apple IOS or is Android the same?

Just tried Tapatalk on my Windows Phone again and no problem at all..


I believe the last one is an iOS exclusive with something like this: https://developer.apple.com/library/ios ... nners.html

but don't see why the others wouldn't work on an android.
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Post by addo » 03 Oct 2014, 22:09

Well, goodness me - a rubbish app. Must be a world first? :P

I set my browser to desktop and surf forums using the phone in landscape. Once you learn to be delicate in pointing/tapping it's fairly decent.
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Post by CitroJim » 03 Oct 2014, 22:14

Question. All you being nagged by tapatalk... Do you have the app installed? Is this just prompts (albeit quite stern ones) to get you to do so?

If you do install and then make use of the app does the nagging stop?

If you haven't installed it, Do so and give it a go. It's not a bad app at all...
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Post by Ben82 » 03 Oct 2014, 22:23

CitroJim wrote:Question. All you being nagged by tapatalk... Do you have the app installed? Is this just prompts (albeit quite stern ones) to get you to do so?

If you do install and then make use of the app does the nagging stop?

If you haven't installed it, Do so and give it a go. It's not a bad app at all...


I have it installed already and the notifications appear... to be honest if you use tapatalk then there's not really much reason to visit the forum in a browser on the phone at least.
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Re: Forum Upgrade and Move on 1st October *Complete*

Post by DickieG » 04 Oct 2014, 07:31

CitroJim wrote:That's not good Ben. I can see now why it's so objectionable..

Is this just confined to Apple IOS or is Android the same?

I've just looked at the forum via my tablet which operates on Android and get exactly the same nonsense.

As for installing it well personally when something has been as irritating as Tapatalk I struggle with the mere thought of doing such a thing!
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