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Offline wilfred

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I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« on: May 22, 2016, 11:52:16 pm »
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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2016, 12:12:56 am »
I got one of these recently. Typical Tapatalk, using their users to advertise for them. Highly offensive.
 

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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2016, 12:43:51 am »
I had one of those PMs as well. I was thinking, why on earth does anyone want to follow me? I might be a charming fellow, but not that charming.
 

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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2016, 01:12:34 am »
We had a discussion a few weeks ago - to eliminate Tapatalk from the EEVblog sphere.
I believe it has gone due to popular demand, as it was previously an intrusive bit of self-serving crap that interfered with almost everything I did on EEVb.
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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2016, 01:46:57 am »
We had a discussion a few weeks ago - to eliminate Tapatalk from the EEVblog sphere.
I believe it has gone due to popular demand, as it was previously an intrusive bit of self-serving crap that interfered with almost everything I did on EEVb.

No, it is not gone.  Just as annoying as ever, in fact.
 

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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2016, 01:49:16 am »
We had a discussion a few weeks ago - to eliminate Tapatalk from the EEVblog sphere.
I believe it has gone due to popular demand, as it was previously an intrusive bit of self-serving crap that interfered with almost everything I did on EEVb.

No, it is not gone.  Just as annoying as ever, in fact.
INTERESTING...
Dave said he had untangled it from EEVblog at the time, and I haven't seen a trace of it for several weeks now.  So far VERY HAPPY!
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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2016, 07:21:28 am »
Ehm.. i am writing this reply from taptalk...
I have to say, it makes it usable from a smartphone
 

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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2016, 08:16:26 am »
oh well, I'm happy!
I haven't seen that 'word' fir a couple of months, and doesn't drag down the forum any more...!
Search the forum for the recent thread, there was an 80% vote to get rid if it!
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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2016, 08:48:09 am »
really? searching for taptalk didn't bring up anything about a vote
anyway yes it is annoying in the massive amount of notifications it sends you (even when you disable them. i could disable those at the system level though) but if that's the price to pay for a usable mobile site.. so be it. i don't know if you ever tried to open the forum from a smartphone.. it feels like going back to the 2000s.. tens of seconds to load a page even from 4g. don't know what happens
 

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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2016, 08:52:33 am »
Yeah got one yesterday, the user that sent it did not even know it was sent.
Tapatalk does it automatically so very annoying indeed. If they sent this to everyone whose post is read it will be a messagebox spam clutter.
 

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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2016, 09:10:28 am »
really? searching for taptalk didn't bring up anything about a vote

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/tapatalk-go-away!/
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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2016, 09:23:05 am »
 

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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2016, 09:27:00 am »
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/tapatalk-go-away!/
Following that link just takes me to the forum home page
Yeah, pasting a link with a ! in it is still a bad idea here  :(
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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2016, 10:02:35 am »
I have the impression Dave seems to favour Tapatalk's presence in the scheme of things. So I am not arguing for removing it even though I find it an irritant.

People complained the forum didn't have it, so I installed it.
Now people complain I installed it.
If I uninstall it then people will complain I removed it.
 

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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2016, 10:04:00 am »
anyway yes it is annoying in the massive amount of notifications it sends you

I have not had a single message from it.
i sue it on my phone occasionally and it seems like a very nice way to use the forum on a phone.
 

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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2016, 10:04:55 am »
oh thanks.. Tapatalk. well, i'm an idiot. i always thought it was "taptalk" and google didn't ever bother to correct me
 

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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2016, 10:09:33 am »
I have not had a single message from it.
i sue it on my phone occasionally and it seems like a very nice way to use the forum on a phone.
before i disabled them i used to receive like one every couple hours telling me about this new and exciting post from something i will surely like!
no thank you i don't care. i don't want to be interrupted for that.
Removing the push notifications made them appear as other kinds of notifications all over the app but that's it. Browsing a forum from a smartphone reminds me of something i really wanted to forget of the internet of 15 years ago
 

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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2016, 10:16:37 am »
No PM's here just TT popups asking me to use it on the very odd occasion I access the forum on an iPhone.

I tell them to F off and just continue using the forum like I'm used to.


Oh yeah, get them on a Samsung tablet too and they get told the same thing.....  :--
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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2016, 10:25:46 am »
anyway yes it is annoying in the massive amount of notifications it sends you

I have not had a single message from it.
i sue it on my phone occasionally and it seems like a very nice way to use the forum on a phone.

I don't disagree, I just can't stand their advertising.

Open a random forum on a mobile device, "This forum has an app". Open it again 20 minutes later, "This forum has an app". Read a few posts, "Sent from my NOBODYCARES with Tapatalk". Make a few posts in a thread, get a PM, 'you've been followed on Tapatalk'. Go to a completely different forum, "This forum has an app".

JUST GO AWAY, I'M NOT BITING.
 

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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2016, 10:45:12 am »
i don't know, i never got the popup on both a moto g 2014 and a samsung j5

but that might have something to do with using firefox for android
hmm..
 

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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2016, 11:11:01 am »
I received one as well.  Assumed it was a virus. Kids and their tap a toys.
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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #22 on: May 23, 2016, 06:10:30 pm »
anyway yes it is annoying in the massive amount of notifications it sends you

I have not had a single message from it.
i sue it on my phone occasionally and it seems like a very nice way to use the forum on a phone.

The problem is the endless stream of messages you get if you *don't* install it.
 

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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2016, 12:52:19 am »
I have not had a single message from it.
I think Taptalk only sends out such PMs when you view the forum on a mobile device without Taptalk installed. Incidentally, I got a PM when I was browsing the forum on my iPad.

Anyway, I only got one message so far. Not a big deal.
 

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Re: I'm following you in Tapatalk - ??? What's this?
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2016, 01:03:32 am »
 :-//   Is that true?  Maybe my desktop is a mobile device?  I use my laptop too.  Maybe that triggered it.

I think Taptalk only sends out such PMs when you view the forum on a mobile device without Taptalk installed.
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