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Old 04-14-2015, 04:37 PM
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Bimmerfest New Look

Why did you change the look and usability of this site? It is beyond horrible and almost unusable. Is this a joke?
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:40 PM
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Love the new look when using on my iPad.
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:43 PM
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I found "switch to desktop" button at the bottom, helped me out a lot.

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Love the new look when using on my iPad.
I use it on my iPad and I hate it. It is not easy to go to the most recent post in a thread. How do I logout now? It just looks horrible and is too hard to use now.
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Old 04-14-2015, 04:47 PM
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I found "switch to desktop" button at the bottom, helped me out a lot.

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Thanks for informing me of the desktop version. Whew. Now I can use this site again. The other version is just horrible.
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Thanks for informing me of the desktop version. Whew. Now I can use this site again. The other version is just horrible.
Ya, I kind of agree with you; I lost the ability to manipulate threads etc. But, I wasn't sure how the membership at large was seeing the site.

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Old 04-14-2015, 05:30 PM
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We are working on making improvements so any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Having a mobile skin and making everyone happy is definitely tough since there is only so much real estate to work with. We made sure there was a way to go back to the desktop version for everyone who still prefers it. On the iPad, I would still prefer the desktop version but on my mobile phone, the mobile skin makes the site much more usable.

Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:11 PM
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Agree that the iPad version is completely unusable. No obvious way of seeing that you're logged in. Navigating to the specific forums is more difficult and the breadcrumbs showing what forum you're in doesn't show up. Also can't see the ID of the person who posted the last comment so you can easily see if a new comment has been posted.
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Old 04-14-2015, 11:31 PM
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Agreed. This SUCKS and is TOTALLY UNUSABLE on my iPad and iPhone. I'll try the desktop mode but if that doesn't work this site in now useless on my devices. Shame as I like this site A LOT!!!
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Can you tell us what isn't working for you? We have had people asking for a slimmed down mobile design for a long time and have tried to find a good compromise with this design. There is always room to improve but we need some specific comments about what you find unusable. To many others who have written to us, the desktop version was unusable in their mobile devices.

Please help us and provide some specific feedback so that we can work to make this experience better. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-15-2015, 05:53 AM
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unfortunately site owners have to make these ridiculous changes to keep google happy - no matter whether the site owners like them or not.

I actually prefer a full site, forget mobile or responsive - on my ipad I want the FULL DARNED SITE... after all, I have a full featured browser... right?!
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:15 AM
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I would still appreciate some constructive feedback on what is missing or what doesn't work in the current mobile skin but I have also gone ahead and added two new user options that let you select how you would like to see the site on your mobile devices. You can now specify if you would like to view the Mobile skin on your phone and/or on your tablet devices at the following link - http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/pro...do=editoptions

The options are near the bottom of the page. While mobile phones will continue to be shown that style by default, tablets will now be shown the full site unless you change your settings.

Please provide feedback on the current mobile skin though as we would like to improve it and make it more usable for mobile devices. I think there is a good compromise that could make viewing the forum an easier process for everyone on a mobile device.
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