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Problem downloading large threads on an I-phone

jrvedivici Oct 8, 2013 09:02 AM

Let's see if I can articulate my problem accurately. I've noticed when I try to check on a long thread like this one;

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/918279

I click on the thread on my cell phone and it brings me into the thread, however my cell phone screen will "blink" a few times as I assume it's downloading all the content of that thread. It seems as if (this is my tech 101 theory) that when the screen "blinks" it's like refreshing itself with the new content it's downloading.

The problem is.....when it refreshes itself Chow treats it like I'm re-entering the thread, so it hides all the new posts in the thread by the time the entire thread downloads!?!?!?!?! Does that make sense?

It's frustrating because when it's a large thread I lose all the new or updated activity when checking it on my i-phone which I do often. I'm still on IOS 6 if that matters, I never upgraded my OS.

CHOW-Gods any suggestions or solutions?

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    DeborahL RE: jrvedivici Oct 8, 2013 02:45 PM

    Hi jrvedivici.

    We haven't been able to reproduce this behavior on our end but we'll keep an eye on it. Thanks for your report.

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      jrvedivici RE: DeborahL Oct 9, 2013 07:28 AM

      So it's probably a problem with my phone? Give me your address I'll send it to you! lol

      Thanks for the follow up.

    2. Midlife RE: jrvedivici Oct 24, 2013 04:28 PM

      Just saw this. I don't have this issue on my iPhone. On long topics it does take a while for all the posts to load and, if I start scrolling down too quickly, I will come to a blackened screen. I assume this means I've reached the end of the downloaded posts and stop scrolling until the phone catches up. If that's what you're calling "blinks" I'd just say try to have a bit of patience until loading is finished.

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