Yes, nothing more to say.FHC wrote:This is really going backwards for this forum. I agree with Peter's sentiments.
We've tried at least one other in the past, but it caused crashes or some sort of other problem as I recall. Since the new software seems to be suiting most people, even on mobile devices, I very much doubt that M. Delcamp would want to start experimenting with other apps again.Jon Griffiths wrote: Just a thought . Are there any other forum reader apps out there that we can use
Thanks Geoff, please let him know that some of used Tapatalk as our primary way of accessing the site. I must agree with other that on a PC the new forum is clearly getter than the last version. However, to those of us who know how easy Tapatalk is to use, it is still not close in ease of use.GeoffB wrote:Hi Peter,
Thanks for the specific example. Never having used TapaTalk myself, it's a feature and method of browsing that I hadn't thought of. Unfortunately I can't see how the "Mark forums read" link could be moved to the unread messages page, because that page is actually just a search result, and the messages on it come from all the forums across the board. And as for marking individual messages read without opening them, if it isn't provided in the off-the-shelf software that we use then it has practically no chance of being introduced, since M. Delcamp isn't a programmer and is not particularly happy to modify the software. All I can do is to ask him now whether he might reconsider supporting TapaTalk, and see what he says.
Hi GeoffGeoffB wrote:Peter, and others who have raised it, I'm very sorry to have to disappoint you.
I approached M. Delcamp again and put forward all the arguments that you have made. He replies that he's sorry, but has definitely decided not to reinstall the TapaTalk module. There are a number of reasons, not all of which I can disclose here, but basically he considers that the new phpBB software is specifically designed to support tablets and phones, and that TapaTalk, while some may well find it a very useful addition for the way they work, is no longer essential in order to use the forum. Given the extra work that maintaining and periodically updating each extra module causes him (multiplied by four across all the Delcamp forums), only essential modules can be considered for adding to the forum software.
There have been encouraging posts from users of tablets and phones who appear to be very happy with the new forum software, so I hope the others among you will get used to it in time, even though this may need a change in your preferred methods of using the forum.
If I understand you correctly, Jon, the standard forum display should do that anyway by means of the circular icons to the left of each topic (see here). Those containing a small star are the ones you've participated in, and if there are new posts there since you last read them the icon will be red rather than blue. Is that displayed on your device?Jon Griffiths wrote:Also it showed you wich posts you participated in and if there where any new posts in them.
The circular icons certainly display and work OK on my Android phone, and I think they should on other devices. The only problem I have is that the orange box that takes you to the first post you haven't read in that thread is too small to use on my phone without zooming in a long way.GeoffB wrote: If I understand you correctly, Jon, the standard forum display should do that anyway by means of the circular icons to the left of each topic (see here). Those containing a small star are the ones you've participated in, and if there are new posts there since you last read them the icon will be red rather than blue. Is that displayed on your device?