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Re: Big Announcement: CelticsBlog forums phasing out (need your help)
« Reply #135 on: July 16, 2018, 09:42:58 PM »

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I realize the sample size in this thread is small, but how do people generally feel about accessing the forum on mobile?

Works well enough? Do you stick to desktop?

Would a native app excite you if it was easier to use? Worth $0.99?
I use mobile 99% of the time. Works fine

Likewise.  I have zero problems with how the forums work on my iPhone, which is from where I overwhelmingly use the site.

There is another forum-type site that I use which had a native app, but I preferred just viewing the regular site.  Ultimately they discontinued the (free) app after a recent site redesign.

I've got a BB Z10 that is at least 5 years old, and the desktop version of this site loads perfect on my phone.  I'd actually be rather disappointed with an app.

Re: Big Announcement: CelticsBlog forums phasing out (need your help)
« Reply #136 on: July 16, 2018, 09:44:30 PM »

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Tough luck that we definitively found out about this only a month prior to D-Day.  Is it safe to assume there will be a gap in time between said shutdown and opening of a new forum site?  Just trying to plan for the crater-sized void in my life.   :D

TBD but trying to avoid a gap if at all possible.

We appreciate the heck out of your efforts.

Yes, big thanks!

Re: Big Announcement: CelticsBlog forums phasing out (need your help)
« Reply #137 on: July 16, 2018, 09:49:07 PM »

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In response to byenne, I would not use a phone app at all. I always use a laptop or desk top computer.
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Re: Big Announcement: CelticsBlog forums phasing out (need your help)
« Reply #138 on: July 16, 2018, 09:49:46 PM »

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Tough luck that we definitively found out about this only a month prior to D-Day.  Is it safe to assume there will be a gap in time between said shutdown and opening of a new forum site?  Just trying to plan for the crater-sized void in my life.   :D

TBD but trying to avoid a gap if at all possible.

Yeah, as others have mentioned, props to you for taking the lead here on keeping the site alive.

I don't have much I can offer in terms of tech savy, nor money really, but I'll support the community wherever it goes.

Re: Big Announcement: CelticsBlog forums phasing out (need your help)
« Reply #139 on: July 16, 2018, 09:59:03 PM »

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I realize the sample size in this thread is small, but how do people generally feel about accessing the forum on mobile?

Works well enough? Do you stick to desktop?

Would a native app excite you if it was easier to use? Worth $0.99?

I can access the forums pretty easily on my smart phone.

Re: Big Announcement: CelticsBlog forums phasing out (need your help)
« Reply #140 on: July 16, 2018, 10:53:00 PM »

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Re: Big Announcement: CelticsBlog forums phasing out (need your help)
« Reply #141 on: July 16, 2018, 11:45:35 PM »

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I realize the sample size in this thread is small, but how do people generally feel about accessing the forum on mobile?

Works well enough? Do you stick to desktop?

Would a native app excite you if it was easier to use? Worth $0.99?


It works on a phone, but it's much better on any computer.
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Re: Big Announcement: CelticsBlog forums phasing out (need your help)
« Reply #142 on: July 16, 2018, 11:59:54 PM »

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I realize the sample size in this thread is small, but how do people generally feel about accessing the forum on mobile?

Works well enough? Do you stick to desktop?

Would a native app excite you if it was easier to use? Worth $0.99?
Computer all the way.  Want the large monitor and a real keyboard. 

Re: Big Announcement: CelticsBlog forums phasing out (need your help)
« Reply #143 on: July 17, 2018, 09:52:04 AM »

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Thanks to you guys working to keep our technological bond together!

Please seek moral support at any and all times!

I am sure we can gather gifts, trophies and even tickets, but heroism has no price tag....will FLcelts still do game threads? Please? I hate change.,

I'm planning to be there to do the game threads just as I do them here.  I am grateful for those with the tech expertise to do all the heavy lifting in the move.  I'm completely clueless when it comes to technical stuff.  I also don't use a smart phone to do anything.  I access the forums strictly on my computer. 

Re: Big Announcement: CelticsBlog forums phasing out (need your help)
« Reply #144 on: July 17, 2018, 09:55:07 AM »

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I realize the sample size in this thread is small, but how do people generally feel about accessing the forum on mobile?

Works well enough? Do you stick to desktop?

Would a native app excite you if it was easier to use? Worth $0.99?

I use the forums on my phone, and they work fine.


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Re: Big Announcement: CelticsBlog forums phasing out (need your help)
« Reply #145 on: July 17, 2018, 10:16:23 AM »

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I realize the sample size in this thread is small, but how do people generally feel about accessing the forum on mobile?

Works well enough? Do you stick to desktop?

Would a native app excite you if it was easier to use? Worth $0.99?

I use the forums on my phone, and they work fine.

The Mobile works adequately, but most mobile-friendly websites are so much better than Celtics blog. I'd appreciate a better mobile version.

Re: Big Announcement: CelticsBlog forums phasing out (need your help)
« Reply #146 on: July 17, 2018, 10:21:19 AM »

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I realize the sample size in this thread is small, but how do people generally feel about accessing the forum on mobile?

Works well enough? Do you stick to desktop?

Would a native app excite you if it was easier to use? Worth $0.99?

I use mobile about 99% of the time. I wouldn't use an app if I could avoid it, and also generally prefer having the desktop site on my phone instead of a mobile site (which I often find clunky).

Requesting the desktop site from my phone browser doesn't always work, though (but some sites, like reddit, have a setting that let's you default to the desktop site, presumably through a cookie). An option like that certainly isn't necessary, but it would be a good QOL option
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Re: Big Announcement: CelticsBlog forums phasing out (need your help)
« Reply #147 on: July 17, 2018, 10:27:58 AM »

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I realize the sample size in this thread is small, but how do people generally feel about accessing the forum on mobile?

Works well enough? Do you stick to desktop?

Would a native app excite you if it was easier to use? Worth $0.99?

I use the forums on my phone, and they work fine.

The Mobile works adequately, but most mobile-friendly websites are so much better than Celtics blog. I'd appreciate a better mobile version.

IT definitely requires a lot of pinching and enlarging and moving around, but it works fine (if you have a decent browser).  But yeh, it would be easier to not have to do all that I suppose.

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Re: Big Announcement: CelticsBlog forums phasing out (need your help)
« Reply #148 on: July 17, 2018, 10:29:46 AM »

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I realize the sample size in this thread is small, but how do people generally feel about accessing the forum on mobile?

Works well enough? Do you stick to desktop?

Would a native app excite you if it was easier to use? Worth $0.99?

I use the forums on my phone, and they work fine.

The Mobile works adequately, but most mobile-friendly websites are so much better than Celtics blog. I'd appreciate a better mobile version.

I couldn't disagree more. I find that the functionality and appearance of most mobile sites is poor, and prefer navigating a desktop site even if it means more zooming, etc.

Hopefully there's a solution that can make us both happy (although I don't expect everyone to be totally happy on day 1, we need something functional before we really worry about minor QOL stuff)
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Re: Big Announcement: CelticsBlog forums phasing out (need your help)
« Reply #149 on: July 17, 2018, 10:41:45 AM »

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If possibly interested, I have close ties to a development team who would be able to make a native app or a web app hybrid of each. They do amazing work and pretty reasonable prices. I am not overwhelmed with money but would be willing to contribute to the cost. Would love to help in anyway I could. I am more of a reader than poster on the forum and would love to keep it going.

edit: If were going to meet the modern discussion world half way, maybe notfications and follows to notify when people reply or comment? Just a thought. Wish I. could follow up on some of the convos I started here