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Mobile-friendly forums launched

By dpreview staff on Jan 24, 2013 at 20:50 GMT

We're delighted to be able to announce the introduction of mobile-optimized access to our forums. The mobile forums are one of the benefits that have been made possible by the new forums code we introduced in October 2012. This first release of the mobile forums supports the majority of full forum features, including both flat and threaded views - with the last-used format persisting when you next visit. We'll be building on the feature set in the coming months.

The mobile forums have a dedicated posting panel that should make it easier to post from mobile devices. At present this is plain text only and there is no option to edit quoted text if you choose to 'Reply with quote,' but this is just one of the areas in which we plan to expand the site's capabilities in the near future. This will include the ability to upload images from your mobile device.

The forum list should look familiar Each forum page will show the 30 most recent threads

Alongside the mobile version of the forums is a mobile-optimized version of user profiles - which appears as an option on the main menu - to make it easier to keep track of the comments and forum posts you've made.

The forum can be viewed in either Flat or Threaded view This is the Threaded view. Note the sticky title bar to simplify navigation.

Comments

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Chepe Nicoli
By Chepe Nicoli (Jan 24, 2013)

Great!

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thorkilry
By thorkilry (Jan 24, 2013)

Would be nice with a "last answer" button in long threads.....

Comment edited 4 minutes after posting
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dunkreid
By dunkreid (Jan 24, 2013)

Excellent, thank you.

This means I can more easily keep abreast of the aggro on the MFT forum during my commute to work. And who wouldn't want to be able to do that?

Seriously though, anyone claiming that Countryfile is interesting should be banned ;)

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M Lammerse
By M Lammerse (Jan 24, 2013)

Thanks! :-)

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and8150
By and8150 (Jan 24, 2013)

Agreed that it needs tapatalk support.

Also there isn't much room for the thread titles and they get cut off. They should either wrap to another line, or show the full thread title during a hover.

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Aleo Veuliah
By Aleo Veuliah (Jan 24, 2013)

Great add. Well done Dpreview.

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mfj197
By mfj197 (Jan 24, 2013)

Much better, thanks! Although wouldn't it have been easier to allow Tapatalk support?

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Mark B.
By Mark B. (Jan 25, 2013)

Tapatalk supports 'canned' forum software, which this is not. Their proprietary forum programming required a proprietary mobile solution.

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MusicmanUK
By MusicmanUK (Jan 24, 2013)

Fab! at first impression.

Thank you.

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InTheMist
By InTheMist (Jan 24, 2013)

Thank.
You.

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Lkbig
By Lkbig (Jan 24, 2013)

Better idea, add Tapatalk support.

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acidic
By acidic (Jan 24, 2013)

This will make it easy to write snarky responses while doing long exposure night photography.

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Stephenbw
By Stephenbw (Jan 24, 2013)

Excellent news. I just tried it out on my iPod Touch and love how clear and easy to read it now is. This will make it much more accessible when I'm away from home. Thanks

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Pennyanne
By Pennyanne (Jan 24, 2013)

Yet more to distract people in their workplaces and students in schools!

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Mssimo
By Mssimo (Jan 24, 2013)

Now we can troll on the road! ;)

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ManuelVilardeMacedo
By ManuelVilardeMacedo (Jan 25, 2013)

Right. Bad news for road safety...

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (Jan 25, 2013)

"Trollin' in my 5-point-o..."

Comment edited 24 seconds after posting
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