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For a few months now, performance of this website on my Android phone has been dreadful.  The biggest issue is formatting of the articles. I can usually read the article, but comments are always cut off. This formatting issue is not nearly as bad in the forums, but it does still exist. I cannot read this entire comment on my phone screen right now, as I'm writing it.  There are a lot of other problems, only some of which are tolerable. One very bad one being terrible ad placement that causes unintentional clicks.  That was solved for me when I became a supporter.  There's also a significant problem with the way this site works with the Android keyboard, though I suppose there's a possibility that is limited to my case alone.  It is extremely hard to type accurately in the forums here, but not on any other sites.

At one point in the last year or so, the site was working pretty well on mobile. it was right after the mobile-friendly version launched.  What happened to that?

I'm not trying to be a whiner. I realize that the people in charge of making this site work are doing it essentially as volunteers.  I truly appreciate everything that you all do. But, I do want to make sure that everyone is aware that serious problems exist. They are so bad that I almost certainly would not have become active on this site, had the problems existed when I first started coming around.  



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I've pointed this out a few times in comments. Kinda joking about it, can't send a message,because it isn't formatted right either. After figuring out that the screen loses itself while typing, it won't scroll to send. So I wasted quite a bit of time typing stuff up that I couldn't even do anything with.



What phones are you guys using?

Works fine on my Oneplus 6T. I mean it's still not formatted mobile friendly in any way and could be way better but I'm not experiencing the problems you are.



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ArchangelMadzz said:
What phones are you guys using?

Works fine on my Oneplus 6T. I mean it's still not formatted mobile friendly in any way and could be way better but I'm not experiencing the problems you are.

I'm using a Pixel 3 XL right now.  But, the problems were the same on the Galaxy S6 that I was using until a couple months ago.  The keyboard functionality issue is definitely worse on the Pixel though.  



Agreed. I'd make at least double the threads if it was fixed. Sometimes I just cba with the hassle.



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And that's why Apple is the best baby.

Iphone or nophone.



AngryLittleAlchemist said:
And that's why Apple is the best baby.

Iphone or nophone.

Two big problems with iPhones are the price, and that the screens break way too easily.  If the hardware was a little better quality, and the prices werent so tightly controlled (very few opportunities to get a good deal), I'd consider switching to Apple.  But, as it is, the value proposition just doesn't make sense to me.  



I use an app called "Free adblock browser" from a company called Rocketshield. It works pretty good about 90% of the time.

I use it solely for this site. I got it mainly because, at the time, this Vgchartz was absolutely unusable. You couldn't even comment because ads would appear over the buttons. Give it a shot.



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One problem I do have- sometimes when I quote people, all kinds of random letters appear. Words start mixing together. When I try to delete them, it just makes things worse.



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No problems using the site on my S8+