As many of you may agree, using the forums on a mobile device can be very frustrating. Especially when it comes to posting. However, fear no more! As you may have already noticed, a mobile layout has been implemented for the forums and will be automatically triggered when you come onto the forums using a mobile device. Now you no longer need to worry about all of that pointless pinching, zooming, and frustrating text entry.
Here is a screenshot of what it looks like: http://i.imgur.com/FxypDHE.png
You can do everything on the mobile version that you can on the full site, such as replying to threads, updating your profile, and viewing/responding to private messages.
List of things that do not work/may not work on the mobile site:
- Avatar Changing
- Quoting other posts
Additionally, whenever someone makes a post using the mobile layout, there will be a little picture above said post noting that it was posted using the mobile site. http://i.imgur.com/VzetV8d.png
If you are on a mobile device and would like to switch back to the full site, you can do so at the bottom of the page. If that button does not work, you will need to check the box labeled “Request Desktop Site” or something similar if your browser supports that. http://i.imgur.com/hUEGvLz.png
We hope that this makes browsing the forum on your mobiles devices a much more pleasant experience!
On the subject of forum improvements, you can now filter guides by tags in the Guides forum. This will make finding the right guide under the right category much easier, especially for newer members. For more info, please refer to Pleeb's post:
Along with these forum changes, there has been an adjustment to user groups as well. Please refer to this post:
One last thing,
The games/arcade section has been re-added to the forums. You can now play a wide variety of games in your browser and submit your high scores to the leaderboards to rank yourself against other users. Additionally, you can see another user's high scores on their forum profile.
Edit: I encourage anyone using the mobile layout to report what features do not work/are not included so they can be added to the list. Hopefully said bugs will be fixed at a later date. This is simply caused by the fact that the MyBB GoMobile theme is outdated.