May I make a suggestion about the forum..

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    Is there an option for me to read and use the forum on my Android Phone and Tablet? An app maybe?

    Because current template wont display correctly, the guides everyone has posted with areas tabbed show half the text missing and the template wont size correctly on either device when trying to read, both with advertisement covering text and formatting.

    Both devices are Android 9 using Google chrome or firefox.
    Both are different screen sizes, 6.5/Phone 10.1/Tablet

    And just a foot note, the forum is perfect on my PC.

    Thanks
     
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    for me chrome on a pie based android works fine.in the past i was using tapatalk for all of the forums (although not for this one) and it worked fine for most part,but for past couple of years i don't use any apps or playstore if i can help it in any possible way,so for pretty much anything web based i use chrome and in past couple of years it's working fine.
     
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    Thank you for your input I'm sure the admin here will look into this and report on it
     
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    the guides with tabs should display normally
    the ones that can have issues on some browsers is the ones with a table and tabs i have noticed.

    which ones were you speaking about.
     
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    The forum displays perfectly fine for me using Firefox on my Android (6.0.1) Samsung phone.
     
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    I’ve never had any problems with the site on phone but it’s not an android :(

    You may try using desktop view in chrome to see if that fixes the problem.
     
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    <images deleted>

    some screenshots, same on booth devices. But screen from 10" android 9 tablet.

    1st shot is landscape, see google add at bottom blocking text and see the text inside the table with tabs cut off, even if i resize or shrink picture/forum text is still cut off.

    2nd is vertical screen, when opening forum pages.. even if adjusted it stays this view.
    But notice there is no google ad..
     
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    The ad can be clicked away that is what the X on the right is.
    Yea that is the tutorial tabs and tables situation i was speaking of.
    Th3e landscaped tablet one you should be able to easily scroll along but yea the mobile can be a pain.

    Might have to come up with a simple text version as well.
    Most guides are best on viewed on PC because most times you will need a PC somewhere in the process for a tool in most cases..
     
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    <images deleted>

    this one shows the google add at top extending too much.. Maybe this is causing the issues.

    and that is how page opened.. 1/3rd of screen not used.

    and google add at bottom of screen stretching even further. it looks like bottom google add centred is killing page formatting.
     
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    Try loading it as desktop site. 3dots, top right of chrome. Select 'Desktop Site'. Pretty tiny text on a phone, but your tablet may benefit more from it
     
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    Boooo :(
    Sorry 2 hear
    Im on a iphone and this site works perfectly
     
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    text is minuscule on the phone and cant be read as you say.. the tablet does benefit slightly but text is still too small, anything smaller than 10 inch screen is unreadable in desktop mode.
     
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    can you post a screen shot?
     
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    Oooo now that i cant do cuz the guides to big to fit on my screen
    Im not home either. I should be home soon. What i can do is take pics off my laptop and have those sent to you. That way you can get the help you need. Unless someone beats me too it.
     
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    ok thanks.. its the same thing then on booth phones..
     
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    still cant buddy too big to fit on camera
     
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    Had to split one picture into two
    Hope this helps!
     

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    pictures of your PC?
     

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