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Never felt the need for an app, although I'd quite like the facility to add a poll to a post. Is there a reason why we don't have polls here?
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foxtrotzulu, they were available in the early days of sH - but I think Admin switched them off for general users for reasons best known to himself. Mods can add a poll on request. Drop your favourite Mod a PM.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
I've often thought an app would be nice, and for those saying no, you wouldn't need to use it.....
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But to what end @Legend.?
What do you want it to do?
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
I use an app for sH snowHead
It's called Chrome Wink
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Late to the party here, but although I've had a user ID a long time here I don't participate because of the forum software. Disappointed to hear it doesn't work with Tapatalk, I just downloaded it. I use a small tablet and much of the stuff is too tiny to see or click on.
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Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
NeddySkiGoon wrote:

Here's one of the happy workers.


Please tell me that's a 'tail' sticking up Shocked
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sibhusky wrote:
Late to the party here,

We're just getting started Laughing Laughing snowHead snowHead

sibhusky wrote:
but although I've had a user ID a long time here I don't participate because of the forum software.

I've posted 6000+ times... does that make me a genius Embarassed NehNeh Shocked wink Laughing snowHead

sibhusky wrote:
Disappointed to hear it doesn't work with Tapatalk, I just downloaded it.

I've never heard of Tapatalk. I use lots of apps and I'm not aware of needing it.

sibhusky wrote:
I use a small tablet and much of the stuff is too tiny to see or click on.

You need to get a bigger tablet, or a laptop, or a machine with a big screen.
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Most apps seem to have less in the way of functionality than actual websites so I tend to go to interwebby things via my web browser. It’s not exactly difficult to zoom if the writing’s too small.

I hate things being constantly “improved” unnecessarily. I haven’t changed my playlist on my iPod for 3 years because iTunes has become so much more difficult to use! Laughing NehNeh
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I use a small tablet and much of the stuff is too tiny to see or click on.

You either need to get some new specs or work out how to use your tablet more effectively. I am in my seventies and can manage Snowheads on a phone (albeit a big one) with no problem at all.
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snowHeads are a friendly bunch.
There's other ski forums that display better on mobile. Maybe you need to update your forum software. Glad it's working for the rest of you. It's not for me.
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And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
The biggest advantage of snowhead is the speed!

I used to frequent all the big US ski forums, pugski, ski diva, TGR, you name it. But snowhead is the fastest to load. (likely due to no advertisements )

Now, the nannies at my work had blocked access to almost all the ski forums except snowhead. (They used to allow epicski, but blocked pugs from the start, I suspect it maybe the software it use) So during the day, I HAD TO use my phone for those other site, which means I don’t go there much unless I have a need (who really “need” a ski forum anyway?). But I can still read snowhead on my big screen at work. So I have no need for an app for the most part.


Last edited by And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports. on Thu 6-12-18 9:34; edited 4 times in total
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sibhusky wrote:
There's other ski forums that display better on mobile.
I'd be interested to see examples and to understand the criteria by which you gauge them to be 'better'.
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Maybe you need to update your forum software.
Well IMV that's just silly over reaction but you're entitled to your opinion.
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Glad it's working for the rest of you. It's not for me.
SnowHeads still answer each other's questions, help each other out, and of course, go skiing with each other (there are 80 of us doing so this week snowHead ) so the platform clearly still works for its intended purpose, suggesting a 'total overhaul' would probably cause more harm than good. I looked at Tapatalk many years ago and it was not looking helpful to the way we work then so I've not looked at it again. That said, there is always tweaking going on and snowHeads has evolved to be far more mobile/tablet friendly than it was. I use it myself on a phone every day, so if you've anything to offer that's of more practical help than 'it's not for me', I'm enthusiastic to hear it.
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
I am a wrinkly with poor eyesight and it works just fine.
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
I think the app vs browser is a preference thing. What’s “better” for one is “worse” for others.

Apps has larger “buttons”. But the trade off is you need to click through more pages to accomplish the same result.

I generally dislike the latter.

I’m actually on a tiny phone. So even with apps, I end up with lots of scrolling about. That’s really no “better” for me.

P.S.
I do change phone every 2-3 years. Needing to re-install all the apps is a hassle I don’t need.
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I like the straightforward nature of the forum, it's the content which is important not the bells and whistles. Another forum I am an occasional user of recently had a significant upgrade, adding all sorts of bells and whistles, few of which it seems to me will support the actual principle use of the forum, making contributions and reading other people's posts in a reasonably structured format, with the ability to post images and links, quote other users, subscribe to threads of interest, and have a reasonably clear structure to organise contributions to areas of interest.

The only thing I would like to add is an easier way of posting photos directly to the forum, especially from my phone when I am in resort. The ease with which I can post a photo to Facebook is not matched by getting a photo on to snowHeads. I appreciate that this has significant cost implications if snowHeads ended up hosting bazigabytes of images, and given that this is a free service (and my data isn't being sold to Russian election-tamperers) I won't be critical.
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@rob@rar,
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The ease with which I can post a photo to Facebook is not matched by getting a photo on to snowHeads

Agreed.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
+1
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Hurtle wrote:
@rob@rar,
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The ease with which I can post a photo to Facebook is not matched by getting a photo on to snowHeads

Agreed.
How can it be easier than it currently is via the Blue Button?
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
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Hurtle wrote:
@rob@rar,
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The ease with which I can post a photo to Facebook is not matched by getting a photo on to snowHeads

Agreed.
How can it be easier than it currently is via the Blue Button?
How does that work on a phone? I want to take a photo of the snow conditions, and post it to the relevant snow report thread from a chairlift. Does the Blue Button access my camera roll?
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Yes it does @rob@rar,
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Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
I think the blue button is a huge improvement but having to caption the picture is unnecessary IMHO. Also the position and sizing confuses me....I know that's just me..but I'll just want to load a picture.

Edit.. you don't have to caption the picture


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It's easy enough to post photos from a phone - and I'm fairly hopeless at such things.
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Test...no photo
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Test 2
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Yes it does @rob@rar,
Well I never! Off to test that Happy
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 And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.
And love to help out and answer questions and of course, read each other's snow reports.

Test
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 So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
So if you're just off somewhere snowy come back and post a snow report of your own and we'll all love you very much
Hah! How freaking awesome!

My apologies Admin, for ever doubting your genius!
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 You know it makes sense.
You know it makes sense.
There’s gonna be photos of kittens everywhere...
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
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Well I never! Off to test that

Ha! Me too!
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What's the blue button?
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
this
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@denfinella, it's an easy-photo-upload button below the post box. Thus far though it is still restricted to subscribers' (ie super/mega-snowHeads) use.
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@Hells Bells, show off!
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
Is the Blue Button a super/mega thing? If I bump my subscription op to mega status can I post larger images? These photos are a decent enough size on my phone, but on my desktop they are a bit tiddly.
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@admin, a suggestion if I may. Can the [img] tag recognise image URLs that do not have an extension, like jpg, png etc? This would enable us to post images directly from google photos instead of uploading to media zone

for example here is a direct photo URL

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pW3rx2hcyGlkc2U3JevZxP9sJTsJot0O2n76LAJYo7zjKAEe0OzPxK76RVHcLe8KghSAftzUblcgIU3WiEgBNf7YqXnBdf6COEr4W-pCJ80ydkU_e_IJizgwLi3MvpD5DmP5N6kpKnCdNLfvHIfjgvYGUcMmgTQG2aifa6-hsuKnvJZ1aQztX_Kks69zVgCVflriXxGN8BG--k7OpiqwuLQbwzzx3Lje7lWwGQv0SbkPd0cbsAPXjEDmud10WsAjieSr0NL2znXOXTmXDo6mohUvRRRr4WOWiMM3zrguBNIOtMECs8x_3mQqn4HJSjfOMMg4LMALzF2pYWPfxP5r2VbIHoAMBZ7dz3_XxF_0FWLM1QXTKLe0OxZX_pq0bHBXmw8bphbsN4b5G8W6WrNOQPjgmzeVN78jrKR7_q6DeqSP77cxNSpRa6vl2Z-JADCAsmzUQSGROpdhVwW8LGAIzSqiTMhlCzK9avjHgqRmRVesyaDGKXx9XRt8Jod0HNb3cff2EoCCcSq_WMrm-ZAi1Vqna00Ck32qGGwQEQj9siZGFMarY-x40Z9ANzZUce_5lMFl2m22-q6cBGdt79dgVM5O0172_LBrGpcEI7INizQRWt9EX5P1ATe7p3HqfyTgvo5VocUj1ujRCRowBjU=w389-h220-no
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Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
@Oleski, you can get around that by embedding the image url inside a Source tag.

Code:
<img src="ImageURL">
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pam w,

"Voluntary Redundancy" to me...
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I might be missing something here... but where's this blue button?

No sign of it at this end... Confused
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Puzzled
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