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Quote from: Night Owl;138673
Could it be an idea for you to forward concerns about the tapatalk site to a staff member who does use tapatalk, so that they can go check it?

 
As a suggestion, you could have a mobile user of tapatalk take snapshots and email them to you. Then you could use a photo editor and add in directions for what to do for specific well known problems. I've heard of sites doing this, so people can trouble shoot things themselves, or the Staff could help trouble shoot other users.
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As a suggestion, you could have a mobile user of tapatalk take snapshots and email them to you. Then you could use a photo editor and add in directions for what to do for specific well known problems.

If someone wants to do that, that would be great. However, I can't edit the photos to add in directions for what to do because I've never used Tapatalk (and can't use it without a tablet or smartphone). It all comes back to that issue. I know zero about Tapatalk because I cannot even use it -- yet the expectation of most people is the same as yours, I can tell them how to use it/fix it. :(
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Quote from: RandallS;138530
. He said he does not use Tapatalk but thinks I should have a tablet so I could maybe get the new ecauldron.com to actually work right with mobile devices. He says it is obviously trying to adjust to tablet and smartphone sizes, but it it isn't working well.n  And Yes, the theme I'm using is supposed to adjust.

 
It adjusts fine for me in Safari on my iPad, but only because I hid the top ten stats on the main forum page. For some reason that particular table didn't want to play nice and be small, so everything else got squished on the left half of my screen. It's never bothered me and I only remembered because a cookie finally expired (I'm guessing) and the table was back when I came to the site this morning.

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Quote from: RandallS;138689
If someone wants to do that, that would be great. However, I can't edit the photos to add in directions for what to do because I've never used Tapatalk (and can't use it without a tablet or smartphone). It all comes back to that issue. I know zero about Tapatalk because I cannot even use it -- yet the expectation of most people is the same as yours, I can tell them how to use it/fix it. :(

 
Oh no, I don't expect you to tell me how to use it/fix it, but it was a suggestion as maybe a project to work on for somebody that'd be able to give directions on what to do? Tapatalk always works fine for me, so I don't have those issues. I should have clarified more, sorry. Just hoping the suggestion offered a way for troubleshooting, without having so much expectation on you?

If I had spoons for it, I'd take the snapshots and then give directions, but I don't really have enough time. And, I'd donate if I could, but I'm a broke HS student, about to be a broke College student. :(
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Quote from: RainbowSnake;138697
Oh no, I don't expect you to tell me how to use it/fix it, but it was a suggestion as maybe a project to work on for somebody that'd be able to give directions on what to do? Tapatalk always works fine for me, so I don't have those issues. I should have clarified more, sorry. Just hoping the suggestion offered a way for troubleshooting, without having so much expectation on you?

I see. sorry, I'm a bit (over)sensitive on this issue at the moment. But yes, that would be a good idea.
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I see. sorry, I'm a bit (over)sensitive on this issue at the moment. But yes, that would be a good idea.

 
It's really ok ^^. I understand the sensitivity.
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Quote from: RandallS;138475
2) While smartphones are well beyond what I can afford, I might be able to afford a semi-decent Android tablet (wifi only which is free thanks to my router). I have an $80 credit at Amazon (Christmas gifts and a return credit). Unfortunately, none of the really cheap tablets are worth spending $80 on. A semi-decent tablet runs around $160 - $200 -- which is a lot less that the $400-500 they were last time I looked at tablets but still more than I can justify.

UPS is supposed to deliver an Acer Iconia A1-810-L416 this evening. It will take me a while to get up to speed with it (especially as I've never used a touch device or Android) and then with Tapatalk but eventually I will be able help people with Tapatalk. Although i will do so in public through a help topic, not individually via PMs. I'd like to thank the four members who donated as well as the fans of my Microlite74 and Microlite81 RPGs who donated (in the hope that I will be able to better format the rules for tablets).

The Acer Iconia A1-810-L416 is not a great tablet, it's pretty much "middle of the road" which means tech reviewers don't seem to like it much, but actual users of the tablet generally seem to like it.
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It is adjusting just fine to my android phone.

Now that I have a tablet, I see the problem with the main (site, not forum) page. The post slider does not adjust to smaller screen sizes. It's supposed to, but it does not actually do so. I'll have to start looking for a different text slider.
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