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#61 OFFLINE   BobaBird

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:16 PM

If you visit the site from a mobile device you automatically get a popup alerting you to this fact.

That's pretty slick, does it work that way on all mobile platforms?

p.s. I'm glad your dog was there to inspire you to share this. ;)
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:17 AM

That's pretty slick, does it work that way on all mobile platforms?

p.s. I'm glad your dog was there to inspire you to share this. ;)


Not sure which platforms it works on. It does work on iOS.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:33 AM

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:09 PM

Not sure which platforms it works on. It does work on iOS.


Does the same thing on my Droid Incredible.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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#65 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 09:59 AM

It bothers me more that some of these apps don't seem to include the link to quoted post so you have to search for them.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 10:28 AM

This one ?
var androidBranded = true;
var iphoneBranded = true;
var forumName = 'DBSTalk.com';

function
forumRunnerCookie ()
{
    var expires = new Date();
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    document.cookie = 'skip_fr_detect=false;expires=' + expires.toGMTString() + ';path=/';
}

function
forumRunnerAndroid (opera)
{
    var msg;
    var operaMsg;
    if (androidBranded && forumName != '') {
	msg = forumName + ' supports this Android device with a free App!  Tap OK to download the app, or Cancel to dismiss this prompt indefinitely.';
	operaMsg = forumName + ' supports this Android device with a free App!  Search for "' + forumName + '" in the Market to learn more about it.  Reload the page to load the normal website.';
    } else {
	msg = 'This forum supports this Android device with an App!  Tap OK to read more about Forum Runner for Android OS.';
	operaMsg = 'This forum supports this Android device with an App!  Search for "Forum Runner" in the Market to learn more about it.  Reload the page to load the normal website.';
    }
    
    if (opera) {
	forumRunnerCookie();
	alert(operaMsg);
	return;
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    if (confirm(msg)) {
	window.location = 'market://details?id=net.endoftime.android.forumrunner.dbstalk';
    } else {
	forumRunnerCookie();
    }
}

function
forumRunnerIphone (type, opera)
{
    var operaMsg;
    var safariMsg;

    if (iphoneBranded) {
	operaMsg = forumName + ' supports the ' + type + ' with a free App!  Search for "' + forumName + '" in the App Store to learn more about it.';
	safariMsg = forumName + ' supports the ' + type + ' with a free App!  Tap OK to download the app, or Cancel to dismiss this prompt indefinitely.';
    } else {
	operaMsg = 'This forum supports the ' + type + ' with an App!  Search for "Forum Runner" in the App Store to learn more about it.';
	safariMsg = 'This forum supports the ' + type + ' with an App!  Tap OK to read more about Forum Runner for ' + type + '.';
    }

    if (opera) {
	forumRunnerCookie();
	alert(operaMsg);
	return;
    }

    if (confirm(safariMsg)) {
	window.location = 'http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/forum-runner-vbulletin/id376678224?mt=8';
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	forumRunnerCookie();
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	    iphone = true;
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	    iphone = true;
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	    type = 'iPad';
	    iphone = true;
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	    forumRunnerAndroid(opera);
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    }
}

forumRunnerDetect();


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Posted 08 June 2011 - 01:10 AM

It bothers me more that some of these apps don't seem to include the link to quoted post so you have to search for them.

Mike

The apps are a subset of the normal forum features. It was not that long ago where even web posted quotes didn't have the link.

I wish all the options were there or could be easily found. For example, on web posts the control panel signature can be turned off per post. On app posts there is no option? On the app I don't see the control panel signatures OR the ForumRunner signature. So I don't know what the post looks like to the web user until I see it on the web later. It isn't WYSIWYG.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 01:26 AM

Please be patient, and note:

OK, that didn't work either. (My Droid sig should have been there.) :sure:

The bolded part is the point I was making, The smart phone app for DBSTalk app automatically adds it so.... You have to go out of your way to create a regular signature (which I have one) and it's a default on the app.

Something tells me you knew that though. :bang

I just got the app over the weekend (late to the party) and the "annoying app sig" is off by default. :confused:

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:52 AM

Hi All...

I found an option on the site plugin for ForumRunner to no show those signatures and have made it so they do not show on the site. (from a few days ago on.)

More or less I agree that it really is something not for the search engine as it is part of the post body itself vs in the actual signature.

It used to be that the the app for the phone had it OFF by default and it would need to be turned ON. Not sure when that changed but the next release will have it OFF by default in the APP. (Not that it matters now that I have it off site wide.)

Thanks

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 08:30 AM

Thanks David.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:16 AM

What does the stripper search for?
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:34 AM

What does the stripper search for?


Well, that's not so important, as apparently it doesn't search for a string but the device from which it was sent.

So, may I understand: A handful of guys complain bitterly about mobile devices planting their own sig line. One or two because it creates too many hits when searching for iPad or Android. Some guys turn their sigs off on the mobile devices, some remove the key words from it so the "false hits" won't occur. Some of the complainers are ticked off as Gucci haters, or just ticked off in general.

Now, due to this handful, someone decides to ban all automatically?? Is this how this board works, really?
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:46 AM

...Is this how this board works, really?

Yes. DBSTalk.com is privately owned and, as such, is not a democracy. However, users' opinions and suggestions are certainly taken under consideration.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:12 AM

Hi All...

I found an option on the site plugin for ForumRunner to no show those signatures and have made it so they do not show on the site. (from a few days ago on.)

More or less I agree that it really is something not for the search engine as it is part of the post body itself vs in the actual signature.

It used to be that the the app for the phone had it OFF by default and it would need to be turned ON. Not sure when that changed but the next release will have it OFF by default in the APP. (Not that it matters now that I have it off site wide.)

Thanks


And that explains why it no longer shows up for me.
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:14 AM

Of course it's your opinion, but humble it's not.... [Nor is mine; virtually no one else's either.]

Thanks for sharing, now be a good chap and put in your approximate location.


:lol: Why are members locations so important to you?

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:30 AM

Why are members' locations so important to you?


Glad you asked! :)

Caveats: It's none of my business, and, most of the time, it matters to no one.

But: There are a number of times where one's location being absent is a detriment to the meaning of a post. e.g., when talking about cable companies, or weather, or gas prices, or local shopping options, etc.. Oh, and personally I like geography and sometimes it helps to understand where a poster is "coming from".

I get that some think it's perhaps an invasion of privacy; some won't do it simply because they've been asked to; some think their entry is amusing; whatever.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 02:47 AM

And that explains why it no longer shows up for me.

And why mine never showed (I only started trying to use it a couple of days ago as a test).

BTW: The current app has the signature defaulted to OFF.

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 06:46 AM

Glad you asked! :)

Caveats: It's none of my business, and, most of the time, it matters to no one.

But: There are a number of times where one's location being absent is a detriment to the meaning of a post. e.g., when talking about cable companies, or weather, or gas prices, or local shopping options, etc.. Oh, and personally I like geography and sometimes it helps to understand where a poster is "coming from".

I get that some think it's perhaps an invasion of privacy; some won't do it simply because they've been asked to; some think their entry is amusing; whatever.


You could put those users on ignore.

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 12:09 PM

You could put those users on ignore.


Sure, but many of those guys have a lot to offer. So far, I haven't wanted to put anyone on ignore, and I hope it stays that way.
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Posted 11 June 2011 - 12:49 PM

In over 9 years on the board, I have put only two users on 'Ignore'. Both were subsequently banned for gross violations of the TOS.

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