posted by pandronic on Fri 11th Jan 2008 18:59
Conversations Is there any chance you could put v3 at an url of your choosing (like www3.osnews.com), for the v3 fans like myself?

Or at the very least - please make the v3 theme look EXACTLY like v3.
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v3 is gone
by Adam S on Fri 11th Jan 2008 19:13 UTC
Adam S
Member since:
2005-04-01

But feel free to work up the CSS and send it in. We'll happily host new themes submitted by our users.

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Mobile
by Alex Forster on Fri 11th Jan 2008 19:25 UTC
Alex Forster
Member since:
2005-08-12

Try http://mobile.osnews.com/

You'll be surprised at how V3-ish it is.

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RE: Mobile
by Adam S on Fri 11th Jan 2008 20:29 in reply to "Mobile"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

Mobile site will remain online, although it will likely getting increasingly optimized for mobile. It used to auto-detect and serve multiple version of the same pages, but that's all likely to go away and it will serve just the mobile optimized version.

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RE: Mobile
by Adam S on Fri 11th Jan 2008 20:31 in reply to "Mobile"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

Also - things you won't get in mobile:

moderation (new mod system coming soon!)
score threshold
native polls (also coming soon)
no "talk" page
ability to log in and recommend, star, or set prefs
and of course -

no conversations.

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RE[2]: Mobile
by Alex Forster on Fri 11th Jan 2008 21:32 in reply to "RE: Mobile"
Alex Forster Member since:
2005-08-12

I thought Eugenia's whole argument for the mobile version being served on increasingly advanced smartphones (eg, iPhone) was that it did in fact have all the features of the standard version, and that it was just redesigned for smaller screens.

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RE[3]: Mobile
by Adam S on Fri 11th Jan 2008 21:59 in reply to "RE[2]: Mobile"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

I don't know for certain. Here's what I can say, defintively and officially:

1. The mobile site is synced only with v3, and does not currently have any of the v4 exclusive features. That doesn't mean it won't ever, but it is not today.

2. The mobile site will be increasingly optimized for mobile devices, because that site is not really made for catering to desktop browsers.

3. We have no plans to remove features of the mobile site or cripple it in any way.

4. However, we will also err - on the mobile site, anyway - on the side of compatibility, so if a feature cannot be supported reliably, we'll cut it.

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I was going to ask the same thing.
by fretinator on Fri 11th Jan 2008 20:33 UTC
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

Until today I could not use the v4 version unless I didn't log in - some script would run forever and lockup IE6. It didn't happen if I was not logged in. (I had reported this bug earlier but could not point out the script). Today we upgraded to IE7 at work, so I no longer have the problem. Woohoo! Unlike some, I greatly prefer the V4 version.

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Quake Member since:
2005-10-14

I think it's a matter of getting used to the new version.
As of now, V4 isn't bad at all, it's good.

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pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

V4 is not bad, but for some reason it doesn't seem as readable as V3.

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