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We're pleased to announce that we have launched a new smartphone view on the site, in addition to the recently added mobile view in the last upgrade. This version has been designed to have a cleaner look, to fit really nicely into mobile (iPhone, Android) browsers, and unlike most normal web based skins will also include features that are normally reserved for desktop or phone applications. We built this as we realize you all spend more time today on your phones on the forum than you did 2 years ago, and we want to get the mobile view to a place where you can do everything (and more!) that you can do on desktop.

A few notes as I know many of you may have questions:

* This does not replace the free or paid in-apps that you have, such as any mobile apps. This is web-only.
* This new skin will only show when you access the site from a modern (Android 4+, iPhone) phone. It will not show for older phones or for tablets, blackberries or windows phones.
* Please give us some time as we work through bugs. Give it a try, give us feedback in our mobile thread url, and give it a chance. Every change needs time to get used to!



If you visit the site from your mobile phone, you'll get the new view automatically. You can login, post, reply, upload photos, view your private messages and more. You can also use the legacy mobile view by choosing the top left menu and Exit Enhanced Mobile Mode.

The feedback thread for any bugs, etc, please post below.

**Please let use know the device, software version, and browser being used if reporting any issues.

Thanks!
 

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I think I just selected desktop view from some place on a page, perhaps the homepage, then set a bookmark on the homepage of the phone. It automatically logs in to the desktop view and automatically refreshes the viewed page if its quite active. Although recently it seems to refreash and include new posts by just pushing the back page arrow and re-selecting the topic.
 

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**** thing went to mobile but I may have found a way around it, I think if I'm forced to use mobile I'll stop coming on here during the day, that would really suck...
 

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I have a motorola phone and there is only 5 "community" choices, I have to go through menus to see what is happening! What happened to "active topics"??? At least then you could tell what was recent.

My phone always wanted to download an app but I refused it, I guess I was using the desktop format which I was fine with. This is useless....consider that my feedback!;)
 

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Very few mobile sites are ever any good. They are simpler for sure, but at the cost of functionality for large parts of the site. I'll take the extra little bit of data usage and loading times for a fully functional site any day!
 

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Maybe those who like it could give us some insight? I see there a few who voted that way.

There is not one mobile version of a site that I use. One of the problems is you lose a quarter of the screen to advertising.
 

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Apparently I'm the only one who likes it. Simple to navigate now. I don't need a magnifying glass to see the menu options. Quick loading times. I can get to the latest posts with ease. The only downside I can find is not enough posts/page, but scrolling through the pages is much easier with the sliding bar on the bottom of the page.

Change can be difficult at the best of times, but **** near impossible with a bunch of farmers.
 
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