Pilots of America and Tapatalk

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  1. denverpilot

    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

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    RECOMMENDATIONS / QUICK START:
    Detailed instructions and screenshots are further down in this post.

    SIGNATURE: Turn off the default automatic signature in Tapatalk and create a signature on the website directly via a web browser.
    USERNAME / LOGIN: PoA recommends the use of direct login instead of logging into a Tapatalk account with no stored PoA login information. We cannot recover a lost Tapatalk username or password for you.
    IMAGES: It is recommended to set Tapatalk to upload images directly to the PoA server and not to the Tapatalk servers.

    EXTENDED INFORMATION / DISCUSSION:
    PoA has made the Tapatalk mobile device interface available for use by the members of the forum. We have tried to keep Tapatalk integration as unobtrusive as possible for our web users, including turning off the built-in advertisements for Tapatalk that pop-up on many forum sites, when mobile web client users navigate to PoA.

    • Many PoA members use Tapatalk for browsing this and other forums, and enjoy the software.
    • However, there are some Tapatalk settings that can bother other forum members, which are controlled on the user’s copy of Tapatalk, and PoA has no direct control of them.
    Therefore, we would like to provide a list of things to know about Tapatalk and request that PoA members configure their own copy of Tapatalk in such a way as to be “good neighbors” to all of our members.
    Signatures:
    By far, automatic Tapatalk signatures are the number one complaint of forums that allow Tapatalk use.

    • Tapatalk inserts a default signature into every post you make, unless you turn it off. It’s an advertisement for Tapatalk, by default.
    • You will not see this signature line added to your post on the mobile device, but everyone else will see it. Some members find these highly annoying.
    • If a signature is desired, we recommend using a web browser to create a signature directly in the forum software. Everyone EXCEPT Tapatalk users will see this signature.
    Please turn the automatic signature off in Tapatalk’s settings.

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    Navigate to Me -> Settings -> Signature, and turn off the feature.

    Username and Password / Login:
    Tapatalk allows you to sign up for a user ID and password for Tapatalk itself*, which also can be used to store logins for the forums you use in Tapatalk.

    • PoA recommends all regular users of PoA, set their preferences for login in Tapatalk to log into PoA directly, mainly so other features of the forum software work properly for all users.
    *Be advised, there may be other consequences of utilizing a Tapatalk user account including but not limited to Tapatalk tracking your usage of their software, etc. PoA has no control over this, nor any official opinion on it. This is between you, and Tapatalk. Tapatalk also uses this information to customize your "Feed" and other things, so it's not ALL bad... you get to decide how you want to manage your personal infomation. We simply want you to know you have a choice.

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    Images:
    Tapatalk allows users to upload image files to Tapatalk’s servers, or directly to forums. If someday, Tapatalk were to “disappear” from the Net, all images hosted at their servers would be lost in older posts. PoA recommends setting your Tapatalk client to upload images directly to the PoA server for this reason.
    Tapatalk as of the time of this writing, also allows you to choose between three sizes of image when uploading.

    • Testing seems to indicate that the majority of PoA users find the mid-sized image to look the best on the web, unless high resolution detail is needed.
    • Then, the largest image size possible can be utilized.
    • The small image size is highly compressed and should only be used for the simplest of images.
    Some of the forum’s built in image re-sizing features don’t work perfectly with Tapatalk uploaded images, so be aware of this when uploading extremely large images or graphics.
    These will often extend off the edges of other member’s screens, depending on their particular computer setup.


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    Polls:
    In cases where a thread is also attached to a voting box/poll, Tapatalk is unaware of these and will not show them.

    "VIP Status" and other Tapatalk Features, Offers and in-App Advertising:
    Inside the Taptalk application there are features like "VIP Status", which will remove advertising from the Tapatalk App on your mobile device.
    These are NOT features of Pilots of America or statuses here, they are offered, maintained, and all technical support on them is done directly with Tapatalk.

    • Pilots of America accepts no responsibility or liability from features that aren't working, billing issues, or any other functionality of the Tapatalk software.
    • All problems with Tapatalk software are between the end-user of their Application and Tapatalk.
    • Integrations within Tapatalk with other Social Media services for logins, posting, links, etc. are also not the responsibility of Pilots of America.
    Other Limitations / Being Aware of Differences:
    It is highly recommended that Tapatalk users take a few minutes with both the Tapatalk client available and a web browser available, and use both to view a common thread, individual posts, and other screens, to see how the user interface differs.
    • Keep these differences in mind when posting from Tapatalk. What you think it looked like may not be what it actually looked like.
    • You can always click on "Web View" in Tapatalk to see the thread in your mobile browser.
     
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  2. dans2992

    dans2992 En-Route

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    After using the web browser on the iPhone, personally I have decided Tapatalk is probably no longer necessary.
     
  3. mkosmo

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    The feature I miss most is notifications.
     
  4. denverpilot

    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

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    This "thread" was really just to get the above doc posted in a format @jason could move to a sticky or whatever, @dans2992 and @mkosmo.

    But @mkosmo what's missing? Tapatalk is currently on and working, (including notifications) and the old-style e-mail notifications from the forum moved over to the new forum software also (I'm still getting them anyway, but I haven't gone to look to see where you turn them on/off in the new software, since they came over "working"...).

    What "notifications" stopped working for you @mkosmo ?
     
  5. Jay Honeck

    Jay Honeck Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Thank you for restoring Tapatalk. The new software is better on a tablet than the old stuff, but Tapatalk still rules on phones and mobile devices.

    Interestingly, and somewhat annoyingly, there are now ads in POA on Tapatalk. Is that something y'all changed, or something Tapatalk changed?
     
  6. denverpilot

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    Did you READ the above at all @Jay Honeck ? LOL... Ads in Tapatalk are not placed there by PoA. That's Tapatalk doing that. :)

    If you have a Tapatalk login (to Tapatalk, not PoA) and you have paid for "VIP Status" (as they're calling it now, the name has and does change from time to time) the ads go away. (Some people are grandfathered, see below.)

    If you forgot to log your Tapatalk client into Tapatalk with your Tapatalk login, and logged it directly into various Forums, it can't look up your "paid" status, and it'll also behave that way. (Just log in and it can look up that you paid to remove ads.)

    If you're a paid user of an older version from WAAAAAAY back, and never created a Tapatalk login to track that, and your Mobile OS of choice lost that your status was paid up somehow, you have to contact them AFTER setting up a Tapatalk username/password/login, if you don't have one, send them proof you paid (date found on credit card statement, whatever - they're pretty lenient - both iOS and Android have different ways they can "forget"), and they'll give the TT username "VIP Status" or whatever on their side.
     
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    wsuffa Touchdown! Greaser!

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    All the more reason to avoid Tapatalk.
     
  8. mkosmo

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    It's working again? I'll have to try again, I must have missed that it was reinstalled. When I posted that, tapatalk wasn't working for me and I was just getting server error responses from the app still. I'll check this evening and report back.
     
  9. eman1200

    eman1200 Final Approach

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    Working.
     
  10. eman1200

    eman1200 Final Approach

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    sorry, the above reply was sent using
    TAPATALK WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    but this one wasn't.
     
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    Indeed, working. Sent from magic rock slate via tapasomething
     
  12. jason

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