A XenForo feature I HATE!

Discussion in 'Site Feedback and Support' started by timwinters, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. timwinters

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    I brought it up over a year ago...I'll do so again:

    Does ANYONE see a value in this feature? If not, can the mods please disable it?

    I still occasionally catch it with my left thumb while scrolling on my iPad and it launches BOTH a new browser window AND the google maps ap. It's quite aggravating.
     
  2. Norman

    Norman En-Route Gone West

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    I thought your thumbs were where the sun don't shine. :D

    Just raggin' on ya mister. Said with no intent to create disharmony.
     
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    I had no idea that was there, and have never encountered it by accident.

    I admit that I see no real value to it...
     
  4. AggieMike88

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    I too wasn't aware of its presence and never have activated it... accidentally or intentionally.
     
  5. Everskyward

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    Same here... well, I just activated it intentionally in order to see what Tim was talking about.
     
  6. mscard88

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    Eh no biggie. Nice IF you want to know where they're located. If one lists where they're located.
     
  7. Norman

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    And? Don't leave us hanging.
     
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    And the feature (what Tim calls a bug) works. It opened Google Maps. It works on a desktop too. Of course Google Maps can't find "cone of confusion", which you list as your location.

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    Another solution....

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    Yep. I clicked on yours just to see where Alabama was and just like I thought, not southeast. :D

    I could see some value for the geographically challenged millennial liberal Californian cat loving Cirrus pilots but not for the rest of us.

    There, did I manage to insult enough groups? I know it's a thing these days on here.
     
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    What's a ZenFro? Is it like FecesBook? Or Google hockey puck? Or some iWatch thingy? I am getting old.
    Y'all worry about this millennial stuff. I'm gonna go fly instead. :)
     
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    If you don't like ZenForo you should probably stop using it. From the looks of things, you've been using it at an average of 3 times a day over the last 3.5 years...
     
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    @deonb - The forum software used by PoA is not ZenForo. it is XenForo.

    I don't know what Zenforo is and I doubt I've ever used it, nor has @BigBadLou.
     
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    Zenforo is a much more peaceful forum.
     
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    Where is this link? I don't see it
     
  17. Everskyward

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    Hover your cursor over anyone's location, for example, "Castle Rock, CO".
     
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    Yeah, that was a brain fart! ;)
     
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    LOL Sounds like you could use some Zen-Fro, sir. :) "What is?" to "If you don't like it" is a pretty strange leap.
    But thank you for the reminder that it is the forum SW, completely forgot after the big announcement during the switch a few years ago.
    I completely agree with Br-Y-an, an actual ZenFro forum sounds like a much cooler place to hang out. Maybe we should branch off. ;)
     
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    Of course of course! Zen! I get it.

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    AH. I never use a pc for browsing anymore. Just my phone. Don't see it there
     
  22. Greg Bockelman

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    FYI it is on my iPhone. I had no idea it did that either.
     
  23. jsstevens

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    Do you use tapatalk to access on your phone? If you use the web browser you will see it on you phone.
     
  24. SkyHog

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    Hmm. I use the mobile browser. Where is the link? Screenshot?
     
  25. gkainz

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    On mobile browser, you have to open the user info (click on the user) then location displays. Clicking on your Castle Rock, CO asks me if I want to open in google maps.
     

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    See the "Dallas" underlined? Click on that (or just lightly touch it accidentally) and it'll open google maps. Only shows up on my iPhone in landscape.
     
  27. SkyHog

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    Aha. On mobile it's not there unless you click to view the users profile.

    No wonder I couldn't see it Thanks y'all.
     
  28. Ryanb

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    Rotate your device into landscape orientation and you’ll see it.
     
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  29. timwinters

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    Sooo...

    Can we get rid of it already?

    c'mon Jason, you don't have anything else to do! Can't fly when it's this freakin' cold!
     
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    It is hereby ordered that Winters, Tim (1 each) identify and attend a training and orientation workshop on the efficient operation of various (alleged) smart devices. Greater benefit will be derived from participant rather than making the demanded forum changes. ENDZZZZZZZZ
     
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    Google Maps doesn't know where PUDBY is. :D
     
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    Can't fix it until everyone understands the problem. Let the rest of the class catch up first.