<<< MAJOR CHANGES to the FORUM INTERFACE>>>

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HEADS UP EVERYONE.

Harris Publishing will be implementing a MAJOR CHANGE to the forum interface. This is being done to bring the forums into Google's Mobile Platform compliance for search engine rankings.

All of our members will need to do one of two things when this happens.

A. Delete your temporary internet files
or
B. Press Ctrl-F5

The forums have to go mobile friendly.

https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/6196932?hl=en

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7808-google-search-ranking-mobile.html

http://www.cnet.com/news/google-search-will-now-favor-mobile-friendly-sites/

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TO RESTORE YOUR INTERFACE

SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF YOUR PAGE and you will see something like this.



If you click on the "New Default Style with Sticky Ads" it will open up a list of "THEMES" that you can chose from.

If you are using SnoWest from a DESKTOP Computer, you can revert back to the "DEFAULT" to restore your interface to the traditional Look/Feel of SnoWest.

 
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By now everyone should see the new "Mobile Friendly" interface that has been implemented.

This new look & Feel should allow the forums to run more smoothly on Phones and Tablets!
 

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Looks like we have 4 resolution support points on the new Mobile Interface.

420 Pix or less.



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450 Pix Width.



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920 Pix Width



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And then a final full screen version that looks just like the original interface we have had for the last 7 years at 1,520 Pixels or greater.
 

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My forum looks like this now on my phone. How does one fix it so it takes up the whole screen?
Does it have something to do with items like the chat box being wider than the rest?

Thanks

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My forum looks like this now on my phone. How does one fix it so it takes up the whole screen?
Does it have something to do with items like the chat box being wider than the rest?

Thanks
I don't know.
I wonder if your falling in-between those resolutions I listed above?

Were you running the forums on your phone with the old interface before?
if so, was that working OK for you?
 

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I don't know.
I wonder if your falling in-between those resolutions I listed above?

Were you running the forums on your phone with the old interface before?
if so, was that working OK for you?
Then at the very least you can just change your THEME back to default to get back to where you were before.
 

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YES! bye bye tapatalk. that app has so much potential, yet it still sucks.....especially for the snowest forum. and thanks for the heads up about the desk top platform. i was about ready to message you and as what was up with the funky look.
 

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YES! bye bye tapatalk. that app has so much potential, yet it still sucks.....especially for the snowest forum. and thanks for the heads up about the desk top platform. i was about ready to message you and as what was up with the funky look.
CHOICE is good!

Hopefully this new theme will work better for you on your Mobile Platform!!:face-icon-small-hap:face-icon-small-hap
 

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CHOICE is good!

Hopefully this new theme will work better for you on your Mobile Platform!!:face-icon-small-hap:face-icon-small-hap
Turning off avatars and signatures in the "forum options" makes the mobile view much easier to look at. But the "brand logos" still show up. And when a logo whore, such as yourself, posts several time in a thread, it gets a little overwhelming :bowl:
 

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Turning off avatars and signatures in the "forum options" makes the mobile view much easier to look at. But the "brand logos" still show up. And when a logo whore, such as yourself, posts several time in a thread, it gets a little overwhelming :bowl:
Yup.
I see that as well.
As is pretty obvious, those were never designed to be seen from a restricted width platform. They were intended to be viewed from a desktop monitor not a handheld phone.

Might be that we have to rethink all of the badges..
 

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Please give us the option to turn the badges off. Beyond mildly annoying especially on mobile and doesn't really add value, least in my mind.

Another question. I have a maybe 5/8" white box across the bottom. Any ideas there?
 

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So much of what you guys are talking about, I will have to say, I don't understand. But everything looks good on my end. I like it! :face-icon-small-hap
 

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I'm using an iPad pro, it already works better and doesn't get all funky with the ads on the right side like it had been doing.

EDIT: I noticed it loads faster with the new style than on default. I switched back and forth a couple times.
 
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I'm grateful to be able to revert to the 'old' default style! I do also agree that some of the folks with a large number of badges take up quite a bit of space...


Viewing on my phone with Tapatalk doesn't seem to be affected. I'm guessing the changes you must be referring to on mobile viewing are for use without the tapatalk app?
 
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