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  • I'm looking into changing the hosts again due to the performance and outages we have been experiencing. While I'm looking into that, I'm also going to look at new software as Invision is getting a bit dated and it's been a while since we had a fresh coat of paint. (Shakes fist at work schedule)
     
    Had a question, how many of you are using Tapatalk? A few of the replacements I'm looking at that don't support Tapatalk, but instead offer responsive themes that work well on a mobile device (I want the Fern to be fast).
     
    Also, any digital artists out there want to have a crack at a new banner?



  • I use Tapatalk on my phone but don't find it that great, so it wouldn't bother me if I just used a browser or something else.



  • I use tapatalk only for the fern so I wouldn't care if I had to go on the fern another way on my mobile (Not a great fan of tapatalk)
     
    I was just looking at our banner the other day and was thinking that it didn't look dated. I still quite like it. (Again, won't mind if it changes)
     
    Now, if this change can take place between the hours of 2am and 5am, that would be greatly appraciated! ha ha!! Either that or when I am on annual leave like alst Friday..... 🙂
     
    It must be time to do a fern whip around too, no?



  • Nah, the ads cover the costs, so that's all good. Appreciate the thought however.



  • i just use the mobile version on my phone and it works a treat



  • Fern's the only reason I use Tapatalk. Other couple of forums I follow were on it but went off and did their own thing.



  • i just use the mobile version on my phone and it works a treat

    Same for me. Works really well.



  • Can you copy and paste a link to it in here?  I get a really rubbish full version



  • I take it back! That rocks!
     
    nigh-nighs Tapatalk



  • I'm looking into changing the hosts again due to the performance and outages we have been experiencing. While I'm looking into that, I'm also going to look at new software as Invision is getting a bit dated and it's been a while since we had a fresh coat of paint. (Shakes fist at work schedule)
     
    Had a question, how many of you are using Tapatalk? A few of the replacements I'm looking at that don't support Tapatalk, but instead offer responsive themes that work well on a mobile device (I want the Fern to be fast).
     
    Also, any digital artists out there want to have a crack at a new banner?

    I've stopped using tapatalk, as they switched to a feed of all subscribed forums, and I can't work out how to just view the Fern. I generally prefer good responsive/mobile themes now.
     
    One thing I find annoying is when a mobile/responsive theme does not offer formatting controls (e.g. quote, italics, links etc).



  • i just use the mobile version on my phone and it works a treat

    That's what I use, and it works pretty well.



  • i just use the mobile version on my phone and it works a treat

    +1.
     
    I tried out tapatalk at the start, and didn't really like it.



  • I prefer responsive design and only use tapatalk on my tablet because I can't recall my login.



  • FUCK Tapatalk. After the most recent update, it sends me notifications every fucking time an internet hamster farts in TSF's general direction.



  • I don't use tapatalk and only access the Fern from a (Windows) desktop PC or laptop, not from my mobile.
     
    Apart from the formatting controls (see Tim's post), I'd appreciate it if we can post tweets, Youtube videos and photos (preferably re-sizable, but that's not essential). At the moment, we can't post tweets and instagram photos.



  • I don't use tapatalk and only access the Fern from a (Windows) desktop PC or laptop, not from my mobile.
     
    Apart from the formatting controls (see Tim's post), I'd appreciate it if we can post tweets, Youtube videos and photos (preferably re-sizable, but that's not essential). At the moment, we can't post tweets and instagram photos.

    Bloody hell Stargazer, we're not the NZ Herald or Stuff! 😉
     
    As to the questions asked, I don't use Tapatalk, the mobile version is fine on my phone for the few times I use it.
     
    I'm with Hooroo, the banner looks good, why change it for change's sake?
     
    Hopefully the new one looks kind of the same - one of the other forums (not rugby) I go to upgraded and I just find it completely weird now and hardly ever post there.



  • I don’t use Tapatalk and found the same experience as stargazer when a football forum I read changed. It isn't as good as the previous version.



  • Ok, was worried I might have a tapatalk revolt on my hands. The mobile responsive view of the one I'm trialing looks great



  • I don't use tapatalk and only access the Fern from a (Windows) desktop PC or laptop, not from my mobile.

    Same.
     
    I'm surprised any of the Willis' here have eyesight good enough to read from phones.  🙂



  • The mobile version works fine



  • Ok, was worried I might have a tapatalk revolt on my hands. The mobile responsive view of the one I'm trialing looks great

    I use tapatalk for mobile access, but would happily delete it.



  • Dumped tapatalk years ago, use the full version on my phone with no issues, bring screen works fine



  • I don't use tapatalk and TBH don't use the mobile for browsing much anyway as I'm normally always close to a pc/laptop. I agree that the banner is fine as it is with one small change if possible. Can you keep the banner in place when you scroll down the thread so that we can jump around a bit easier?



  • Tapatalk is useless on my phone (Samsung Galaxy / Android) - the Google Chrome browser displays the Fern much better/faster, Tapatalk had loads of lag.



  • Just don't change it too much. At my age I don't handle change well.



  • Just don't change it too much. At my age I don't handle change well.

    I relate to comments like that disturbingly well for someone still relatively young by fern years......



  • I use Tap-a-talk, a quite early model but it has given good service over the years. £1 11s 6d at an Army disposal store back in '62, after we had dispatched the dastardly Hun in the second Big Show.
     
    I'm not quite sure about what the young people here mean by "mobile". If I stretch it I can use it at this end of the dining room table and at the other end too, which means it is mobile I suppose, but if someone comes in from the stables they walk right into the wires and knock the bloody thing flying!
     
    I am quite old and I need to rest now.



  • What did you say?



  • Hopefully the new one looks kind of the same - one of the other forums (not rugby) I go to upgraded and I just find it completely weird now and hardly ever post there.

    Change it! Change it all!



  • Same.
    I'm surprised any of the Willis' here have eyesight good enough to read from phones. 🙂

    Hey refer to the age thread in off topic, we aren't all middle aged (old) blokes.
    I mainly read the fern on my mobile through the safari browser that comes with iphone. Think it must be the mobile version because there is a button to go the "full version" at the bottom.
    Works really well other than, as mentioned above, you want to bold something to directly ridicule it.



  • Forget about the site -- I know there's a Giteau rule but what about an injection of some new blood to balance out the tired old cynics who've seen it all?
    P.S. What's Tappatalk?



  • Forget about the site -- I know there's a Giteau rule but what about an injection of some new blood to balance out the tired old cynics who've seen it all?
    P.S. What's Tappatalk?



  • pakman clearly demonstrating his age related ineptness.



  • I don't even own a smart phone.. so don't give a shit about the mobile version.



  • Hey refer to the age thread in off topic, we aren't all middle aged (old) blokes.

    It's not age that's the problem I'm suggesting.  🙂



  • Forget about the site -- I know there's a Giteau rule but what about an injection of some new blood to balance out the tired old cynics who've seen it all?
    P.S. What's Tappatalk?

    I've seen your post twice .



  • Change it! Change it all!

    Haha post of the year



  • I don't even own a smart phone.. so don't give a shit about the mobile version.

    Evil villains only have clamshell burners huh?



  • Evil villains only have clamshell burners huh?

    Evil villains and dealers...



  • Making progress on the new software and host. In a few days I'll grab a couple of you to take a look and see what needs to be adjusted.
     
    Have found a cool way to do the hosting, I won't bore you too much with the details but it's a dedicated server with the database on the same machine. It's also closer to our timezone, all of which should add up to a faster experience. Also means we shouldn't have to prune posts as aggressively as before, so searching will be more useful.
     
    Downside is the migration is not going to take the bloody passwords across (saved in a different format), so it's going to be important to have your correct email address saved against your profile. The migration script is going to generate a new password and email it to you.
     
    We'll also have a process in place to have the moderators reset accounts if you get locked out as well. It's going to be a hassle, but worth it in the long run.


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