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Lada_Niva
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Posted: Monday, October 21, 2019 - 06:31 AM UTC
Dear support,

I'm member of this forum for a short period of time. And I can't help it to ask this question. Why is there nog Android app or an mobile friendly version of this forum? Because sometimes I want to check my replys on my posts. And I can't really work with the site because it is to small to read it or to reply to it.

Thank you in advance,

Lada_Niva
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 09:32 PM UTC
No, I am afraid you can only access the same website -which I admit is not very mobile-friendly
Tojo72
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Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:00 PM UTC
I do 99% of my browsing and posting from my phone and it's really not such a hindrance that prevents me from visiting the site.An App would be nice though.
Lada_Niva
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 02:34 AM UTC
Well, I'm most of the time on my work when I see the notifications of e-mails which say that I got a new post on my topic. And most of the time I want to read AND reply to it. But most of the time I'm ending up only reading them, because the text is to small. And can't use touch the reply button, that will be hard enough. And even reading I must magnify the page, because it is to small to read otherwise.
Think that must be a pretty accurate description of the problems I'm facing when I'm TRYING to view and read and reply to a new post. Replying isn't even possible because of the text is to small. So, ending up waiting I get home and viewing them on my desktop, as I'm doing now.
RLlockie
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 03:00 AM UTC
I’m reading this on my phone now and have never had any problem that made me think an app would be better. I can always zoom, rotate the screen or use a tablet instead although most of the time I use the phone, which doesn’t even have a particularly large screen.
brekinapez
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 05:10 AM UTC
Reading and posting from my Galaxy S7. I myself rarely use the phone app versions of sites unless forced to for some reason. Admittedly, I used to work in IT so maybe it gives me an advantage in dealing with it.
Lada_Niva
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 06:28 AM UTC
I can read very different opinions, but no answers to my question.
Well, don't worry about that. I will just keep using the forum from my desktop computer. Maybe you are used to reading from a small screen such as a mobile or tablet. Maybe I'm just more familair and comfortable with a desktop or laptop. But I can say in general, I hate it to use this forum from my smartphone. As I mentioned in my previous reply.

Have a nice day and enjoy the forum fellow scale modellers,

Lada_Niva
brekinapez
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 06:46 AM UTC
Well, you could try asking Jim Starkweather as he is basically responsible for the back end and would be the one to implement an app if it is possible. However, as he pretty much does all the site work on his own time and effort, I don't know how likely he might be to take on another project of that kind.
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:02 AM UTC
Literally the first time I've ever heard that someone wants an app for this place. Don't believe it needs one, I'll access it from my computer, rarely from my tablet unless I'm laid up due to my back. If this place starts going down that road it won't be long before we capitulate and become a facebook group.
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:36 AM UTC

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Reading and posting from my Galaxy S7. I myself rarely use the phone app versions of sites unless forced to for some reason. Admittedly, I used to work in IT so maybe it gives me an advantage in dealing with it.



yep using my Galaxy S7 here as well and I don't feel the need to use an app for this site. oh and I posted this message using my S7.
brekinapez
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:39 AM UTC

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...it won't be long before we capitulate and become a facebook group.



YOU TAKE THAT BACK!!!



Scarred
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 09:20 PM UTC

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...it won't be long before we capitulate and become a facebook group.



YOU TAKE THAT BACK!!!






Sorry sorry, Facebook Bad!
drabslab
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 10:08 PM UTC

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Sorry sorry, Facebook Bad!



Would a site that associates itself with Facebook also be bad?
Scarred
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:13 AM UTC

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Sorry sorry, Facebook Bad!



Would a site that associates itself with Facebook also be bad?



I dunno but some say evil begets evil.
drabslab
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 01:20 AM UTC

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Sorry sorry, Facebook Bad!



Would a site that associates itself with Facebook also be bad?



I dunno but some say evil begets evil.



Have you noticed that kitmaker prints on every page of the site the facebook logo?

I don't get this, many people and many companies/websites declare not to like facebook, but most of these people/websites/companies have a facebook presence that allows facebook to be the evil empire (according to some) that it is.
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 01:28 AM UTC
When I mentioned FB to my teenage daughter she told me that FB is for old farts and pedophiles ...

Some model producers use it to publish news so it is hard to stay away completely. The only ones who really need to reconsider their behaviour is those who publish everything about themselves (Cat threw up on the floor. Hit Like. New curtains. Hit Like. Hubby took truck to get it washed. Hit like. Hubby has replaced the brakepads on his truck. Hit Like. et.c ad nauseam ...)
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 02:28 AM UTC

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When I mentioned FB to my teenage daughter she told me that FB is for old farts and pedophiles ...

Some model producers use it to publish news so it is hard to stay away completely. The only ones who really need to reconsider their behaviour is those who publish everything about themselves (Cat threw up on the floor. Hit Like. New curtains. Hit Like. Hubby took truck to get it washed. Hit like. Hubby has replaced the brakepads on his truck. Hit Like. et.c ad nauseam ...)



Your teenage daughter seems to have a very good view
Scarred
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 02:39 AM UTC

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Sorry sorry, Facebook Bad!



Would a site that associates itself with Facebook also be bad?



I dunno but some say evil begets evil.



Have you noticed that kitmaker prints on every page of the site the facebook logo?

I don't get this, many people and many companies/websites declare not to like facebook, but most of these people/websites/companies have a facebook presence that allows facebook to be the evil empire (according to some) that it is.



They also link to Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, Tumbler. But after the voter suppression and interference of the last election, Cambridge Analytic scandal and other questionable acts should make people wonder what exactly is Facebook doing with your data. Facebook is nothing but a data mining, ad generating, intelligence gathering goldmine. When I opened my facebook page and was being asked all the questions during set up it dawned on me that when I joined the Army and had to have a security clearance, they asked me for the same info. And when I didn't fill in Facebooks questions I kept getting little nag messages to finish filling out my "profile". I never did. The other thing is that even tho I killed my Facebook account Facebook keeps my data and will not delete it. Makes me concerned for my privacy, your privacy and the legalities of collecting and keeping that data. You should be concerned too.
justsendit
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 04:52 AM UTC
Though KitMaker Network content is really great, you’ve gotta’ admit, the site is really showing its age... just sayin.’
brekinapez
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 09:03 AM UTC
You all do know that Facebook is based on Darpa's Lifelog project, right?
Scarred
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 11:36 AM UTC

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Though KitMaker Network content is really great, you’ve gotta’ admit, the site is really showing its age... just sayin.’



I'm going to cut and paste a reply that is a cut and paste of a post I made years ago but still applies.

"I'm just going to cut a paste a comment I made last summer and it's still true today. Plus I'm lazy and don't want to have to type this all over again

As I said before, sites like this are better than FB. If you wanted to follow a build like this one: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=200509#2203237

which has covered years, you couldn't do it. On many forums you can get info with out joining but I've yet to see a FB model group that you can't access without joining and I've been refused a few times. On the ones I've been on before I killed my FB account, there was more cutting and flaming than decent conversation, information, help, answers or critique. That's not tolerated on a lot forums or they have places for it and it's not because I'm a guy who wants everyone to play nice, it's because most people want honest opinions, help, answers and advice. Having fun is fine but tearing someone up just for fun can be discouraging to young/new modelers who want info. I don't social media, I don't care or need to know what you like and you don't need to know what I like. I don't live with a phone permanently attached to my hand in fact I don't have one. Most days I'm on the internet long enough to check out a few sites, buy something or pay a bill. That's it. I have a life that involves hands on doing things so I want answers not trolls."


And I still don't have a phone.


This is the original post, well not the first original post but the second.
https://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=265997#2249567

brekinapez
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Posted: Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:06 PM UTC
I agree, Patrick. I was once a member of Andy from Andy's Hobby Shop Google+ group and like Facebook old posts would quickly drop off the bottom of the timeline and the amount of scrolling to find posts was super aggravating. Andy shut it down because there were a lot of antagonizers on there and it became a pain to admin that crap.
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 04:54 AM UTC

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Though KitMaker Network content is really great, you’ve gotta’ admit, the site is really showing its age... just sayin.’



Yes, and that pushed me slowly away, I sadly admit.
Scarred
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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 05:07 AM UTC

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Though KitMaker Network content is really great, you’ve gotta’ admit, the site is really showing its age... just sayin.’



Yes, and that pushed me slowly away, I sadly admit.



Actually, one of the first hobby sites I ever visited was an old BBS site using my high speed USR 14.4 fax/modem. You had to type in the IP address as there was no graphical interface. Kit Maker is leaps and bounds ahead of those old sites.
drabslab
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 03:36 AM UTC

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Actually, one of the first hobby sites I ever visited was an old BBS site using my high speed USR 14.4 fax/modem. You had to type in the IP address as there was no graphical interface. Kit Maker is leaps and bounds ahead of those old sites.



Yes it is, but then, when being a bit of a computer nerd like myself, you can't help but notice that is is also leaps and bounds behind current technology.

Unfortunately, the site has not technically evolved the last 5(?) years and it still contains bugs that were there already 10 years ago.

And as a nerd, and can't help but being annoyed by this, even when I realise that it may be "mission impossible" for a single developer to modernise the site.

Nevertheless, Staff_Jim posted some time ago that he is working on a complete overhaul. I just wonder what the state of play is.