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Tapatalk isn't loading and New Posts Errors out

torga

Drag Race Newbie
Location
New Mexico
Ride
'11 GTI
The admins are gonna be dealing with plenty of irate users if they don't make nice with Tapatalk.
I am enjoying the XenForo desktop experience much more than I did with vBulletin, but I don't want that to be at the cost of Tapatalk functionality.
 

torga

Drag Race Newbie
Location
New Mexico
Ride
'11 GTI
To be honest, I quite like that the members/o.t. area has been merged. Mk7 is more active, so there are more people to talk about random things with. But yeah, the watched threads getting merged is interesting - I've replied to a few mk7 threads without realizing.
 

Carlosfandang0

Go Kart Champion
Location
UK
Ride
2016 Mk7 GTi
To be honest, I quite like that the members/o.t. area has been merged. Mk7 is more active, so there are more people to talk about random things with. But yeah, the watched threads getting merged is interesting - I've replied to a few mk7 threads without realizing.
Yes this does seem to be a bit of a pain, it would be ok though that the threads are mixed as long as it were made obvious which forum it was initially posted from using a header near the thread title!
 

nype

Go Kart Champion
Location
Vancouver, B.C.
From forum admin...

As for tapatalk, it will not be used anymore. I am going to start working on our own inhouse app in another week, but it might take months to get out the door.
 

zrickety

The Fixer
Location
Cordele, GA
Ride
10 GTI
The forum 'migration' is VERY annoying, as others have noted. No tapatalk, big text to X out every time you visit, cross forum posts. LAME.
Maybe I'll come back in a few months when you sort out the bugs...
 

torga

Drag Race Newbie
Location
New Mexico
Ride
'11 GTI
From forum admin...

As for tapatalk, it will not be used anymore. I am going to start working on our own inhouse app in another week, but it might take months to get out the door.
Unless it's completely impossible to access a XenForo-based forum on Tapatalk, this is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Why expend all that unnecessary effort when there's already a well-established app that does the job extremely well?
 

nype

Go Kart Champion
Location
Vancouver, B.C.
Unless it's completely impossible to access a XenForo-based forum on Tapatalk, this is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Why expend all that unnecessary effort when there's already a well-established app that does the job extremely well?
I can only assume that Tapatalk has a monthly fee for forum admins/owners. Although I do see that they have a free option. It’s not entirely clear.

Maybe it’s a security thing. Maybe they’d like to sell their in-house developed app. Who knows.
 

torga

Drag Race Newbie
Location
New Mexico
Ride
'11 GTI
Honestly, if we can't use Tapatalk, I see little point in developing an in-house app. The biggest reason to use Tapatalk was quick and easy access to the rest of your forums, all in one app. I'm sure other members utilized the notifications, but I found them annoying and favored simple email notifications.
But XenForo's mobile web experience is good enough that having a standalone forum app for a single forum doesn't make a ton of sense in my eyes. Hell, on mobile web, you can now embed a photo and adjust its size from within the text editor! XenForo is powerful and I think it can stand on its own as simply mobile web. I won't be ditching the forum because of this, because visiting the site on my phone with Chrome or Opera is good enough. And WORLDS better than doing so when it was still vBulletin.
 

toothofwar

Ready to race!
Location
KY
Ride
2015 gti s
From forum admin...

As for tapatalk, it will not be used anymore. I am going to start working on our own inhouse app in another week, but it might take months to get out the door.
Awesome....... like many others have stated, I belong to several other forums. The convenience of being able to swap from forum to forum seamlessly was a huge benefit of Tapatalk. With that gone, I dont get to visit the site much at all.
 

torga

Drag Race Newbie
Location
New Mexico
Ride
'11 GTI
Found out a really nice thing about XenForo.

I was typing out a post on desktop when I realized the photo I wanted to attach was on my phone. So my plan was to post on desktop, then go to the thread on my phone and upload the photo as an edit. For whatever reason, I navigated to the thread on my phone before posting, and bam, my untyped post from desktop was sitting in the text editor on my phone. That's slick, I'm a fan of that.
 
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