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Mar 17, 2014 01:01 PM

CH borderliner unusable on iPad, just me?

Due to the way the site loads, with all of the ads coming and going - and combined with the navigation UI, I find the site increasingly difficult to use on my iPad (to the extent that I'm starting to ween myself off of reading it there, despite an increasing amount of my browsing happening on my ipad).

What's the problem?

Well, I load a page. I go to 'click' on a thread title or reply count. And it sits there for a few seconds while the page completes loading and then everything reorders itself and my 'click' is now attached to another part of the page and the wrong thread is loaded.

One alternative is that I can wait several seconds for a page to load, every single time. That's not happening.

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  1. Not just you! I use my IPad for CH as a last resort only. I can't tell you how many times I have opened a thread I didn't mean to, accidentally reordered my discussion list etc. It is maddening.

    1. Agreed. The site barely functions on ipad.

      1. I have the same thing happening. While I'd like it be corrected, I find waiting the 5 seconds (or less) not that excruciating. I certainly don't find it "borderline unusable", not even close.

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        1. re: grampart

          The combination of the long wait and the hodgepodge way it loads is synergistic. "It must be done by now ..." and then blam, it was still rejiggering things.

          1. re: jgg13

            Just keep your eye on the spinning thingamajig in the upper left corner...when it disappears, you're good to go.

            1. re: grampart

              Yes, I'm aware. The point is that the length of wait that is happening here is so far beyond what's normally considered within reasonable that sometimes one forgets.

              Also, the amount of time is well beyond what's normally considered reasonable.

              1. re: jgg13

                Agreed and often it appears to have loaded then the page jumps one last time. Argh!!!

                1. re: foodieX2

                  That's the one that drives me to drink. It often happens just as the wheel stops spinning, so you say, "Aha! Finally done!" and them bam.

                  1. re: foodieX2

                    Totally agree. Its making me crazy. I even bit the bullet and updated to ios7 so I could install ads but it still bounced all over. Luckily I went with the free trial.

                2. re: grampart

                  This is actually untrue. It seemed particularly bad this morning so I was paying close attention.

                  First: it was taking over 5 seconds to load
                  Second: about 2 of those seconds were after the spin I g thingamajig stopped spinning.
                  Worst: the last jump was often a full second after everything else - so it'd appear that everything was fine and blammo

              1. re: gourmanda

                I do suspect that it's a device-speed issue (my iPad is now 2 years old), particularly as it slightly improved when I upgraded to iOS 7. Also, as it seems to be getting increasingly worse, my suspicion is that they're loading in an increasing number of slower loading tidbits on the side (or just the same number of increasingly slow loading tidbits)

                1. re: gourmanda

                  I use an ipad air and the site jumps up and down numerous times. It is very annoying indeed.

                  1. re: gourmanda

                    No problem on IPad Air!
                    Perhaps it jumps around because of a slow internet connection?

                  2. Yes, same problem here. Very annoying.