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Post#1 » by dream34 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:34 pm

I wanted to post an announcement that we are going to try to disable Tapatalk for at least a few days in the near future to monitor the performance impact it has on our servers. From some debugging I've done, it looks like a significant portion of the performance drain on our database comes from the Tapatalk code. If things do not change much, it can be brought back.

Ultimately - I think we would like to get rid of the reliance on Tapatalk completely though as we've made our site more mobile friendly. Can everyone who prefers to use Tapatalk please leave a comment as to why? What about it is easier to use? Maybe we can make better adjustments in our forum design to accommodate that.
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Re: Tapatalk users 

Post#2 » by Sofa King » Wed Jan 20, 2016 2:41 pm

I never use tapatalk but I have viewed this forum on my mobile for years. I recently missed the dropdown menu that was previously at the bottom of the forum. Now I cant navigate easily on the mobile nor laptop. You also had favorite forums option that I liked but took ít away months ago.
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Re: Tapatalk users 

Post#3 » by KingDavid » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:58 pm

dream34 wrote:I wanted to post an announcement that we are going to try to disable Tapatalk for at least a few days in the near future to monitor the performance impact it has on our servers. From some debugging I've done, it looks like a significant portion of the performance drain on our database comes from the Tapatalk code. If things do not change much, it can be brought back.

Ultimately - I think we would like to get rid of the reliance on Tapatalk completely though as we've made our site more mobile friendly. Can everyone who prefers to use Tapatalk please leave a comment as to why? What about it is easier to use? Maybe we can make better adjustments in our forum design to accommodate that.

Well I paid for it.

A common problem I was having with the mobile site were redirect ads. The constant shifting while the page is loading. That's why I kept going back to Tapatalk. If you're used to using Tapatalk on different forums, it's just a matter of convenience to consistently use a familiar design and layout for each forum.

I no longer have the redirect ads so I've been using the mobile site again. If anything, the realgm app had a lot of promise, being a Tapatalk clone and all, but I haven't tried that in a while. I vaguely remember an issue with the app and you replied with something along the lines of "it works on iOS, but nothing can be done about android." So I deleted it.
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Re: Tapatalk users 

Post#4 » by humanrefutation » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:59 pm

It's easier. There is a specific app I can click on to access the forum, rather than entering Chrome for Android and typing in the link.

It's easier to log in and stay logged in, rather than navigate the smaller link buttons on the mobile site.

It's cleaner - less busy. Not all sorts of random links, boxes, ads, icons, etc from the full site. Just threads and posts, which makes the forums easier to navigate, and also puts less strain on your eyes.

Those are primarily the reasons I use Tapatalk.
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Re: Tapatalk users 

Post#5 » by dancing2thabeet » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:58 pm

The website works horribly on my mobile. Constantly shifts from one view to another (ads?) which results in clicking the wrong topic all the time. I can't remember the last time I visited realgm on my mobile because of that, I just gave up. Using samsung galaxy s2 mini.

Never tried tapalk or realgm app though.
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Post#6 » by kane2021 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:25 pm

The mobile site is really bad and I refuse to use it. The page constantly shifts. I hit wrong links because the page moves. Its slow loading up all the ads and photos. If its a page with allot of photos, tweets, videos or vines you might as well forget about it. The page hangs up all the time. Closing out all the ads. Its just very slow and unreliable and im not going to use it.

Sense the app came out i've used it for about 80% of my activity on the forum. Its fast and easy. Real clean. Its limited in features but its a trade off for the convenience. Its perfect for during games. So you dont have to walk away from your TV to go to the computer, or minimize the tab the game is in just to come to realgm to post in the game threads.

That mobile site must be a data hog too with as much time as it takes to load a page. Im not going to use it. Without the app I cant post during and after games. Cant check in from time to time through out the day. Just going to be on realgm 80% less. Really its the app thats kept me around. Because then I will take time to sit at my computer to follow up on notifications and see the content I cant see in the app. Like the embedded tweets. I hope all this gets solved because activity has really slowed down. For the time being i'll find something else to do for knicks stuff.
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Post#7 » by Aaron It Out » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:29 pm

I never knew rage until I clicked the wrong link 6 times in a row on the mobile page.
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Re: Tapatalk users 

Post#8 » by IDBall » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:31 pm

The mobile site is bad.
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Post#9 » by Sofa King » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:59 am

The mobile site is similiar to the web browsing site for me and I dont get ads
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Post#10 » by GoranTragic » Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:08 am

Tapatalk is complete garbage and quite confusing. I hate their grid system and prefer the browser experience. Much smoother and more user friendly. Just my thoughts.
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Re: Tapatalk users 

Post#11 » by samwana » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:24 am

humanrefutation wrote:It's easier. There is a specific app I can click on to access the forum, rather than entering Chrome for Android and typing in the link.

It's easier to log in and stay logged in, rather than navigate the smaller link buttons on the mobile site.

It's cleaner - less busy. Not all sorts of random links, boxes, ads, icons, etc from the full site. Just threads and posts, which makes the forums easier to navigate, and also puts less strain on your eyes.

Those are primarily the reasons I use Tapatalk.


I agree it's a nice experience, I tried using a browser, but it was absolutely horrid and the realgm app wasn't better than tapatalk either, so I went back to it, because it is easy to use and shows me what I want to see and nothing else.

With tapatalk out I wont be here as much either.
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Re: Tapatalk users 

Post#12 » by Nightfall » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:58 am

I never liked Tapatalk , but this :

Aaron It Out wrote:I never knew rage until I clicked the wrong link 6 times in a row on the mobile page.


is the biggest problem of the mobile site.

In the beginning I thought I was losing it, I was about to make an appoitnemnt to check for Parkinsons as I couldn't hit a damn link :lol: . Now in the rare case I use the mobile (despite having LTE 50Mbit with great coverage, or a 200Mbit conncetion at home/office), I always go to make a coffee before I start to click on a link...
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Post#13 » by dream34 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:30 pm

Tapatalk will remain up for the foreseeable future and we appreciate the feedback. The mobile page jumping issue should also be much more improved.
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Post#14 » by NyCeEvO » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:00 pm

dream34 wrote:


Are you referring to Tapatalk specifically or are you referring to the RealGM app as well?

I like the RealGM app much more than Tapatalk. Tapatalk used to be good but has become very user UNfriendly over the years. I'd have no problem with Tapatalk being gone if the RealGM app was maintained.
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Re: Tapatalk users 

Post#15 » by Kuya » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:23 am

Bring back the Tapatalk. Way better, smoother and easier than the mobile site. I still can't log on to my app.
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Post#16 » by NBAfan3024 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:32 am

tapatalk is simply far easier to use to post than mobile.
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Re: Tapatalk users 

Post#17 » by EH15 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:00 am

Please don't remove Tapatalk support...
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Re: Tapatalk users 

Post#18 » by Mirjalovic » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:58 am

Please support tapatalk. It's a hassle to write long and difficult password on browsers in the phone. With tapatalk it's easier to manager my favourite forums.




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Re: Tapatalk users 

Post#19 » by KnicksGod » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:30 pm

We have no plans to remove Tapatalk at this time, based on your feedback.
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Re: Tapatalk users 

Post#20 » by push » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:37 pm

What about the RealmGM app, which is much better than Tapatalk?

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