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iOS 10 released yesterday and is it just me or is BGG even less usable now with an iPhone? When I'm typing this post, my sceeen doesn't focus on where I'm typing, I have to manually scroll around to see my cursor. I realize this isn't exactly BGG's fault. But it is seriously annoying. Is there a fix?
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Also...really..?

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tumorous wrote:



Yes, this seems downright negligent.

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clydeiii wrote:
Is there a fix?


I bet when you read all your emails, the problem will go away.
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darthhugo wrote:
Note to self - never PM Clyde. He will ignore you.

No, no - he carefully reads every geekmail and then marks it "unread"!
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darthhugo wrote:
tumorous wrote:



Yes, this seems downright negligent.

Note to self - never PM Clyde. He will ignore you.
I reply via email.
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GeekMail is more usable on gmail.
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clydeiii wrote:
GeekMail is more usable on gmail
Apparently subscriptions are too?
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clydeiii wrote:
Also...really..?

googoo "Avocado Goggles" STILL were naught 'binoculars', 'microscope' nor 'telescopic'! arrrh~"single AYE!"
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Thunkd wrote:
clydeiii wrote:
GeekMail is more usable on gmail
Apparently subscriptions are too?
God I wish.
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clydeiii wrote:
Also...really..?


BTW, what was the "really..?" referring to in that screenshot? I can imagine a variety of possibilities...
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The complete lack of usability, the complete lack of content on the lower half of the screen, the 4pt font for what is the most important part of the screen, etc.
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clydeiii wrote:
the complete lack of content on the lower half of the screen,


So you're complaining that your post doesn't have enough content?
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AndySzy wrote:
clydeiii wrote:
the complete lack of content on the lower half of the screen,


So you're complaining that your post doesn't have enough content?
Yeah, it was so painful to type out my post on iOS, I stopped halfway through it.
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clydeiii wrote:
The complete lack of usability, the complete lack of content on the lower half of the screen, the 4pt font for what is the most important part of the screen, etc.

I thought big blank empty areas was supposed to be part of the appeal of modern web design (e.g. in the new design of game pages)...?

I agree the typeface is small and hard to read, but then I find most stuff hard to read on tiny phone screens.
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russ wrote:
[q="clydeiii"]I agree the typeface is small and hard to read, but then I find most stuff hard to read on tiny phone screens.


I came to the conclusion myself that either:
a) Use bigger fonts and sharer typesets on my phone.
b) Suck it up and get some reading glasses

Getting to the point where I need reading glasses is a blow to my "young" age of 42
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clydeiii wrote:
Also...really..?


Why the heck do you still have ads visible?
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Mictlan wrote:
Getting to the point where I need reading glasses is a blow to my "young" age of 42

Having worn glasses since I was 12, it doesn't seem like a big deal to me.
 
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    Sounds like a problem with iOS 10.
 
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OK, I am not really seeing a difference on iOS10 on my phone.

Can you explain a little more about the differences?
 
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russ wrote:
clydeiii wrote:
The complete lack of usability, the complete lack of content on the lower half of the screen, the 4pt font for what is the most important part of the screen, etc.

I thought big blank empty areas was supposed to be part of the appeal of modern web design (e.g. in the new design of game pages)...?
I think the idea is that whitespace and dark(?)space are meant to be used to appropriate proportions in modern web design. In the above screenshot, you see a densely populated section of darkspace and a huge amount of whitespace below it. Ideally, the font would grow so that my post's text would fill my entire screen, or at least 2/3rds of my screen.

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I agree the typeface is small and hard to read, but then I find most stuff hard to read on tiny phone screens.
The game pages are perfectly fine to read. In the screenshot, even if you have 20/20 vision, you can't read the dense block of 4pt text. This has nothing to do with age.
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grant5 wrote:
clydeiii wrote:
Also...really..?


Why the heck do you still have ads visible?
..I don't pay $25 bucks or whatever? I contribute $15 annually plus buy a stupid amount of promos to support my BGG habit. Plus I kind of like the ads.
 
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MWChapel wrote:
OK, I am not really seeing a difference on iOS10 on my phone.

Can you explain a little more about the differences?
So I don't know, maybe it's just my phone, or a bug, or something, but when I was typing the OP, the screen wasn't following my cursor. I'd be typing and the cursor would wander off the screen (cause I was typing) and the screen wouldn't keep up. So I was basically typing without any form of feedback. Super annoying.

I mean, it was bad enough in iOS9, where when you click on the main post's textbox to write something, it'd zoom in a whole lot so that you could never see the entire textbox, but now it not only zooms in so you can't see the whole thing, but then moving the cursor by typing doesn't move the screen.

And while I realize this is an iOS issue, I think it's worth noting that Apple isn't likely to fix this, so it's basically incumbent upon BGG to fix this if they don't want their iOS10 users to suffer. I presume they don't, and I'm sure their Google Analytics will tell them that iOS is a pretty big customer base for them in 2016.
 
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