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Question Tapatalk

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by 3fifty7, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Basic Member Basic Member

    350
    Dec 24, 2016
    Can anyone use the forum via Tapatalk or is this no longer an option?
    I get multiple prompts ending with contact site Mod. or Admin.
     
  2. shookj1

    shookj1 Gold Member Gold Member

    50
    Feb 19, 2017
    Tapatalk is down, Spark posted this in a thread earlier. He stated it was his last concern.
     
  3. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Basic Member Basic Member

    350
    Dec 24, 2016
    Thanks I hadn't seen that.
     
  4. Tetsujin 140.6

    Tetsujin 140.6

    451
    Jan 4, 2011
    I for one hope that tapatalk functionality will be back. I like using the app while mobile and greatly appreciate the built in photo hosting capability and the ease of posting photos in general through the app.

    Anyone else share this sentiment?
     
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  5. thurin

    thurin Wanderer Platinum Member

    Dec 19, 2012
    Have you tried posting pictures from you phone in the new site?
     
  6. Tetsujin 140.6

    Tetsujin 140.6

    451
    Jan 4, 2011
    I have and it hasn't worked for me. I do not have a photo hosting app that I utilize regularly.
     
  7. thurin

    thurin Wanderer Platinum Member

    Dec 19, 2012
    Should be able to hit the "upload a file" at the bottom of the editor and it'll let you pick a picture from your phone's library or even take a new pic.
     
  8. Tetsujin 140.6

    Tetsujin 140.6

    451
    Jan 4, 2011
    It just asks for the image URL.

    Tapatalk hosts the image itself and inserts the URL automatically.

    I cannot discount the possibility of operator error, but I think I'm doing it correctly. There is just another step from when using Tapatalk.
     
  9. KingMC

    KingMC Sergeant Snark Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Have you tried the 'upload a file' button that's near the 'post reply' button?

    IMG_4480.jpg
     
  10. Tetsujin 140.6

    Tetsujin 140.6

    451
    Jan 4, 2011
    I am a non paid member . . . that option is not available when I post.
     
  11. KingMC

    KingMC Sergeant Snark Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Two options then:

    1: buy a membership and support this awesome site ($10 a year is most reasonable)
    2: use an image-hosting website from the outside to host your photos, and then use those image links as you see fit. I use imgur.com for my hosting, it's free and dependable and quite easy to use.
     
  12. 3fifty7

    3fifty7 Basic Member Basic Member

    350
    Dec 24, 2016
    IMG_0176.JPG Trying to post a pic straight from my phone.


    Seems to work after 2 attempts to rezize.
    Still looking forward to Tapatalk becoming available again.
     
  13. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring Potato cam... :D
     
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  14. mykel m

    mykel m Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Spark..please don't allow those annoying sigs from TT, Apple, Samsung and the rest.
    Why should they get free advertising?
     
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  15. Kevin Wilkins

    Kevin Wilkins KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 7, 1998
    I hope Tapatalk will be working soon too, I use it during the day from my iPad. Right now I cannot login through Tapatalk at all.
     
  16. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Yeah, you aren't going to be able to log in via Tapatalk until / unless it's installed. That said, be sure to check out the various features and different forum styles as everything is pretty mobile friendly now
     
  17. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    ^^^ This!!!
     
  18. Armadew

    Armadew Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 22, 2006
    I always found Tapatalk to be awful. Only worked about 40% of the time. I just use the normal site on my mobile. It was hard on the eyes, but at least it worked.

    Now with the upgrade it works great on mobile. So long Tapatalk!
     
  19. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    In doing some research on Tapatalk and integration with Xenforo, imagine my surprise when I found this: https://xenforo.com/community/threa...droid-windows-phone-mobile-app-deleted.27837/

    Long story short, multiple forum administrators brought up security concerns and questioned Tapatalk's practices. Tapatalk locked & deleted these from their site, and removed their plugin from Xenforo's add-on directories instead.

    Yeah, fuck that. I wasn't particularly familiar with Tapatalk other than it offered mobile users a mobile friendly format back when vBulletin did not have a mobile skin. I didn't use it - I always used the desktop version. I was not aware that they were scraping all Bladeforums.com content and mirroring it on their servers, monetizing it, and diluting it by combining it with other forum sites. They actively discouraged user registrations, allowed spammers to come through, disabled 2 factor authentication, spammed members for their app, and a bevy of other questionable choices.

    Now that we've moved to a genuinely responsive & mobile friendly site, it's doubtful that we will reenable Tapatalk. I understand that push notifications were an attractive feature; as soon as there is a reliable & trustworthy alternative I will purchase it and get it enabled.
     
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