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Tapatalk Support on VMB to End December 30, 2020

Discussion in 'Admin. Announcements' started by Sonya, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Just a notice to give you a heads up that VMB will no longer support the Tapatalk app, effective December 30, 2020. At that time we will be removing the addon from the software and you will be unable to access the board via the Tapatalk App.

    It was a great help for us back when cell phones were new and we were still on VBulletin software, but with the newer software package, the board works great through your phone's browser and doesn't have the inherent problems of trying to keep Tapatalk up to date and functioning here.

    This has been something I've been thinking and talking about for years, but now seems like the right time to make it official.

    If you would like some help with getting set up with your phone's browser, or if you have questions about how to make a link to VMB from your phone's home screen, let me know. I'm happy to try to help.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Just bumping this in case Tapatalk users missed this. We will be discontinuing Tapatalk on VMB on December 30th of this year.

    Please let me know if you need some help getting set up to use your phone's browser to read the board.
     
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  3. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    I loved how easy it was to add a pic to a post with tapatalk. When you’re doing a live tr, it was a snap to make a post showing a pic of what’s going on.
     
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  4. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    I don't use Tapatalk, but adding a pic to the board from your phone is very easy. Just click "Upload a File" underneath where you type your response and follow the prompt that your phone shows.

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  5. 44inarow

    44inarow VIP Whale

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    I would just add that the app alert function, at least on the Android version of Tapatalk, was potentially-helpful, but not a huge loss because it often got overwhelming (I think I've got like 50 alerts pending right now). Thank you for the info on the photo thing, that was really the one thing I used the app for.
     
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  6. UKFanatic

    UKFanatic The Arbiter of Taste Caviar Kid

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    FWIW, I used to use tapatalk for live TRs and pic uploading. I didn't really like it, but preferred it to the old version of the VMB site. But when VMB upgraded the site a few years ago, I found the mobile version far superior to tapatalk. Now, its just like using the site when I sit at a desk or lap top. All my live TRs the past few years have been created using VMB on my phone and I found it very easy to use
     
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  7. Laugh

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    Time to get someone to make a VMB app lol.
     
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  8. mwig

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    This is great news. I've been using Tapatalk out of habit and never really cared for some of the features. I tried the browser version a long time ago and never thought to go back.
     
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  9. Headache 21

    Headache 21 High-Roller

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    Disappointing decision
     
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  10. cjcjcj

    cjcjcj VIP Whale

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    Disappointed as well. My phone never stayed logged in for very long and Tapatalk made for easy Trip Report updates and quick photo uploads.

    But now this explains why Tapatalk went dark overnight :D
     
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  11. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    I tried to give ample warning.
     
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  12. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

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    You gave plenty of warning. It's just that tap-a-talk was just so easy to post with so it's another learning curve for many. Actually, tap-a-talk would limit how many photos I could post. I remember one of my last trip reports being cut short because tap-a-talk told me I had reached my limit with their app.
     
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  13. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    We found the solution for that a few years ago. If you had a link setup on your phone or computer as http:// instead of https:// the cookie would reset.

    Set this link as your bookmark on your phone and that should keep you logged in if you login from this link the first time. (Unless you phone browser deletes cookies after it's closed.)
    https://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/
     
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  14. Headache 21

    Headache 21 High-Roller

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    Eliminating a convenient access point in a time when reddit is swallowing online communities whole just doesn't seem like a very wise decision.
     
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  15. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Tapatalk was never convenient for me. It was glitchy software. There was a use for it when the board ran on VB and there was no other way to view the board on your phone. Once we moved to XenForo it was easy to access the board through your phone's browser.

    I kept paying for Tapatalk and dealing with the software issues to give people time to convert. That period lasted years too long, IMO.

    Bottom line, on a good day, less than 1% of members here were using it. It was time to move on.

    I understand it is possible some people may move on because of this minor change. I think that it is making a bigger deal than necessary, but okay. Please tell Reddit I said hello. :haha:
     
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  16. breanna61

    breanna61 Super Moderator

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    Posting directly on the forum through the phone’s browser is far easier than using Tapatalk.
     
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  17. Gaggles

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    I managed to post all weekend despite irresponsible amounts of alcohol in my system. it works just fine although I had a lot of double posts. That could have beeen the booze.....
     
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  18. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    If you choose "full image" instead of "thumbnail" it will insert the image into the thread wherever your cursor is.

    It happens to the best of us. :haha: I do remember trying to do a live post from Chandelier at Cosmo and saying "Why do my thumbs suddenly get so big when I'm drinking?"