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UNPLUGGING TAPATALK
« on: February 28, 2015, 03:04:55 PM »
We're going to experiment a little and see if Tapatalk is the cause of some of the slow mobile behavior for people.  We're going to unplug for a week and see what happens.
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Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2015, 12:44:21 PM »
It's definitely made access on my phone a lot more gooder.
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Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2015, 09:23:16 PM »
anyone got any feedback so far besides Gus?
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Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2015, 04:32:45 AM »
I does seem much faster now. I still get the occasional 'connecting' time out when accessing a post but not nearly as many as I used to (it was almost constant before).
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Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2015, 03:48:51 PM »
It seemed like it was better but the page timed out when I went to reply to this thread so perhaps it's not (sending this once I was connected to my home LAN).
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Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2015, 05:10:17 PM »
Replying to threads always seems hit or miss when using my phone hotspot. Not sure why. But just reading the threads seems a lot faster now.
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Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2015, 05:30:36 AM »
Hey folks - I need your feedback on this so we can make a call on whether or not to leave Tapatalk unplugged or turn it back on
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Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2015, 05:53:14 AM »
I've got a nexus 5 phone and used to find it easier to post with Tapatalk as I did not have to zoom in/out on the forum page.  I'm using my phones browser today, it works and isn't the end of the world.

I've been googling about Tapatalk and forum use, and some other sites appear to have similar problems using it. 
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Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2015, 06:57:59 AM »
Maybe it's just because I have a POS phone, but I don't access GH except from my home and work computers. Viewing any site through a mobile device smaller than my iPad is annoying. You guys need an intervention.

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Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2015, 07:10:33 AM »
I've been googling about Tapatalk and forum use, and some other sites appear to have similar problems using it. 

I found the same thing, which is why I wanted to try unplugging it for a bit to see what people experienced.
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Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2015, 07:54:42 AM »
Good call.  The site overall does seem more responsive after disabling Tapatalk. 
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Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2015, 06:07:33 PM »
If you still have Tapatalk disabled Brant, it's not the issue.  The site still crawls for me when I'm mobile.
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Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2015, 06:14:21 PM »
I use the site all day on a crappy Windows phone and I've never had a problem.

I'm wondering if this is an OS or browser issue.
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Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2015, 06:57:51 PM »
I don't think Tapatalk exists for a Windows Phone, so instead of checking for it on every page load, I think the software sort of chuckles at you while giving you a digital shrug
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Re: UNPLUGGING TAPATALK FROM 28 FEB TO 7 MAR
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2015, 07:06:13 PM »
Yeah, well the site loads for me.

I never cared for Tapatalk anyway. Even when I had a fancy iPhone.
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