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Back button with iPhone 11 snaps to top of AskMeFi page

When I am under the fold and then swipe to the right to go back to the main page, it snaps back to the top of the page instead of where I left off. So I need to scroll down to find where I was. It doesn’t happen with other MeFi pages or other pages in general, just AskMeFi. I use Safari. It’s so annoying I often just give up! Please help. [more inside]
posted by waving on Sep 20, 2020 - 24 comments

Pony request: mobile edition or better responsiveness

I have trouble posting to Meta on my phone. I don't access any personal accounts on my work laptop during the day but when I'm at lunch by myself I'm reading Metafilter on my phone. Here's what I see when I try to post a comment or AskMe response. This is the latest version of Chrome on the latest version of iOS on an iPhone 7.

Portrait: The post box is much wider than the screen and the keyboard is over the box as well. It requires much scrolling left and right which causes a back button event if you aren't careful.

Landscape is even worse. My eyesight isn't what it used to be and I often read in landscape view. But the on-screen keyboard is tall enough to bump into the URL bar and there's no way I can post in landscape view.

I looked at the site in the Chrome dev tools in the mobile view and it looks fine but on the device itself not so much.
posted by bendy on Jun 5, 2018 - 13 comments

On iOS, Chrome seems to work better than Safari for very long posts.

... that is all.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Jun 18, 2017 - 26 comments

Can't see Metafilter posts on my iPhone

I have an iPhone 6S running iOS 9.3.5 I can't see the comments in Metafilter posts. All other sites seem to display properly, with the exception of one I can think of where an option button appeared on others' phones but not mine. I am logged in. I have tried different Metafilter display preferences. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Mei's lost sandal on Oct 10, 2016 - 13 comments

Swipe to Favorite

Small pony request for "swipe to favorite" feature on mobile devices. [more inside]
posted by misozaki on Sep 19, 2014 - 31 comments

Like browsing MeFi in a shrouded theater

A lot of people have complained about FanFare's professional white background. Well, DRUNK WITH POWER after somehow kludging together a successful CSS theme for /r/MetaFilter with zero experience, I decided to try my hand at giving our new subsite a makeover, too -- the layout is fine, but that glaring white is painful to read in a darkened teevee room. Inspired by the original soothing dark blue color scheme from film/TV review aggregator Metacritic (which discarded it for an unpopular redesign years ago), I put together a complete FanFare theme (screenshot*) that adjusts not just the background and text, but stuff like visited links, link hovering, the pop-up video button and lightbox, posting page notes, live preview area, and the sidebar and Deck ad box. You can install it in Firefox (with Greasemonkey or Stylish), Chrome (with Stylish or Blank Canvas Script Handler), and jailbroken iOS (with Userscript Loader, using this URL) -- it's tested and working properly on all three. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Aug 8, 2014 - 63 comments

MetaFilter Radio on the App Store

Thanks to the work of scottandrew, the MetaFilter Music app (iOS 7+ only) is now available on the App Store for free. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on May 15, 2014 - 27 comments

MeFi Radio pre 1.0 beta testers needed

Want to beta test out MeFi Radio, a new iOS 7.x app? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Mar 12, 2014 - 27 comments

Pony Request: Move the italicize button on the mobile site

On an iPhone, when you have a body of text entered and selected (as if you were going to italicize to quote someone, the "i" button is placed EXACTLY beneath the "Cut/Copy/Paste" dialog box no matter how you scroll. It's infuriating. The only way to get around it seems to be some random combination of zoom and scroll that sometimes results in it becoming unhidden. I can't be the only one who this drives nuts. What if the italicize button were swapped with the "<" button? Does anyone even use that button?
posted by nathancaswell on Dec 11, 2013 - 52 comments

AskMe about mixed up text messages

I could have sworn that there was an AskMe not too long ago about sending one text message but having a different one come up on your recipient's phone. Of course, I can't find it. Am I thinking of something I read somewhere else, or does this question exist?
posted by amro on May 15, 2013 - 6 comments

Simple Bracket Metafilter Pool

I've started a Metafilter pool in Simple Bracket. If you're reading this, and you use Simple Bracket, this might be a thing you'd like. [more inside]
posted by box on Mar 14, 2013 - 19 comments

Worlds collide

I was pretty surprised to see Jessamyn on Venture Beat this morning. Great picture!
posted by 2bucksplus on Jan 31, 2013 - 65 comments

Unofficial MetaFilter Apps

For the past six months I've been tinkering with a set of unofficial apps for MetaFilter. When I started this project there weren't any official apps on the horizon and except for an odd 3rd party iPhone app I couldn't find anything else so I decided to explore the problem on my own. [more inside]
posted by Jeff Howard on Sep 18, 2012 - 26 comments

The website so nice they headed it twice...er, thrice and a half.

Every once in a while, while reading MeFi on my phone, the heading will freak out. Like this. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 12, 2012 - 41 comments

Is Metafilter compatible with the iPhone Reader function?

Is Metafilter compatible with the iPhone Reader function? Is there some step I need to take to make a post's comments readable in Safari's Reader? [more inside]
posted by surenoproblem on Aug 10, 2012 - 4 comments

Call me

I made a post earlier today and the more inside included this cryptic message from the back of a postcard: 7.15.20 13.25 9
Am going home for week and you know what takes me. There was an awful smell of burning in Mitchell St. last night. Were you making toffee again. C.B.
[more inside] posted by unliteral on Jun 14, 2012 - 47 comments

This is not the time machine I was hoping for...

When reading Ask on my iPhone, if I use the back arrow to back out of the question to the main page, it always takes me "back" to March 9th at 730 am. Is it just me?
posted by anastasiav on Apr 17, 2012 - 24 comments

High-res apple-touch-icon

I would love a small, high-resolution pony: could we get a retina-resolution version of Metafilter's apple-touch-icon that's used on the iPhone/iPad home screen? [more inside]
posted by duien on Mar 15, 2012 - 31 comments

iPhone won't hide favorites

Comment favorites count shown on iPhone even when profile says to "Hide Favorites." [more inside]
posted by swift on Jan 9, 2012 - 24 comments

iPhone and the back button

Occasionally, when I use the "back" arrow on my iPhone 4s to return to the main page of one of the subsites, it brings me to a much older version of that page, rather than the version I was just visiting. Why? How do I stop this from happening?
posted by Night_owl on Jan 4, 2012 - 38 comments

Inline player problem

Can I get some confirmation that it's just me or not? On my iPad 1 and iPhone 4 (software version 5.0 on both) the inline video player displays incorrectly. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Oct 23, 2011 - 17 comments


Any other MeFites use Instagram? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Apr 28, 2011 - 57 comments

Easier favoriting on the mobile version?

Pony request: can we make flagging and favoriting easier on the mobile site? [more inside]
posted by empath on Dec 17, 2010 - 31 comments

Mobile pony

I maybe asking too much but being able to change my profile pic from my iPhone would save me from waiting for an ancient OS to boot. [more inside]
posted by Samuel Farrow on Dec 15, 2010 - 32 comments

I've got these iPhone Metafilerin' Blues

Is it possible to start a new post (in AskMe or MetaTalk, say) using the mobile version of Metafilter? Is it possible to contact the mods using the mobile version? I looked, but I didn't see any way to do so.
posted by leahwrenn on Dec 5, 2010 - 24 comments

Pony request: can I see proposed IRL events on my iPhone, in a mobile-friendly format?

Pony request: can I see proposed IRL events on my iPhone, in a mobile-friendly format? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Nov 7, 2010 - 6 comments

Iphone favorite trouble.

My account doesn't remember that I favorited something with my phone [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Sep 18, 2010 - 22 comments

Haven't we all had enough?

Do we have to have yet another mobile phone fight thread? [more inside]
posted by Talez on Jul 20, 2010 - 250 comments

Skip to Menu My Darlin'

After I updated my iPhone to iOS4, the "skip to menu" link at the top of the pages of the mobile site no longer works after a page has been reloaded. [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk on Jul 13, 2010 - 24 comments

Popular favorites on mobile site?

iPony: Could we have a link to popular favorites on the mobile site? [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Apr 9, 2010 - 11 comments

My pony has an iPhone

Pony? Mefi-Music iphone app? [more inside]
posted by robotot on Mar 10, 2010 - 10 comments

Potential upgrades to MeFi Mail on iPhone?

Potential upgrades to MeFi Mail on iPhone? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Mar 3, 2010 - 19 comments

Words With (Metafilter) Friends

Words With Friends Free is a free implementation of Scrabble for the iPhone. One of the nice things is being able to invite players by username. Let's get our words on; post your Words With Friends username here if you'd like to play. I'm on Words With Friends as "DWRoelands". (I am assuming these sorts of posts are still okay, based on the similar Spore thread from a while back. Please delete if things have changed.)
posted by DWRoelands on Feb 10, 2010 - 94 comments

"Skip to menu" link borked?

The [skip to menu] link in the iPhone format no longer jumps to the bottom of the page.
posted by BitterOldPunk on Jan 14, 2010 - 9 comments

Has the blue been embiggened?

The mobile version of the front page is slightly too wide for Safari on my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by swift on Jan 13, 2010 - 31 comments

What's wrong with just using Safari?

There is, in the iPhone app store, an app called MetaFilter Feeds (Unofficial) (iTunes link). The creators, Henlee Studios, are charging $.99 US for it. Something smells fishy. [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Jan 11, 2010 - 90 comments

iPhone Menu Improvements

Stylesheet pony: jump between subsites from individual posts? [more inside]
posted by moviehawk on Dec 17, 2009 - 9 comments

Non-iPhone mobile optimization?

Any chance of getting a mobile-formatted MetaFilter for non-iphone devices? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Dec 15, 2009 - 36 comments

Long threads on iPhone? Yuck.

Browsing long(ish) MeFi posts on my iPhone makes me want to kick puppies. Every time I hit refresh to see new comments, a little piece of me dies as I look forward to another six minutes of flicking my finger down the screen. I know, I should be lucky to have such problems, am I right? Anyway. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Dec 2, 2009 - 57 comments

iPhone posting

New iPhone interface! High fives! Although I had to switch back to the regular site to post this. But don't get me wrong.. looking good San Diego. [more inside]
posted by pwally on Nov 6, 2009 - 9 comments

iPhone Stylesheet for MetaFilter

MetaFilter has a new look on iPhones. [more inside]
posted by pb on Nov 5, 2009 - 162 comments

Posting comments from iPhone

When the iPhone first came out, I wasn't able to post a comment directly from the comment page, I had to preview first. Then pb did something to fix it, and that seemed to work for a few months, but now I'm back to having to preview first -- is anyone else having that problem?
posted by empath on Oct 11, 2009 - 15 comments

Blank MeFi

So, ever since I applied the 3.0 software update to my iPhone, I've run into this problem where occasionally pages (AskMe, MetaTalk, and MeFi proper) load blank... [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jun 22, 2009 - 37 comments

MeFi iPhone app?

Would it be legal for me to write/distribute a metafilter iPhone app? [more inside]
posted by crayz on Apr 7, 2009 - 34 comments

Posting comments from an iPhone or iTouch.

Live preview with iPhone/iTouch? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Mar 26, 2009 - 24 comments

Can't get to mobile.metafilter.com

Post-injection issue: mobile.metafilter.com redirects to www.metafilter.com [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Jan 27, 2009 - 24 comments

MeFi on iPhone via RSS through Google Reader

What's the best way to browse MeFi on an iPhone, usually via RSS? [more inside]
posted by butterstick on Jan 5, 2009 - 22 comments

On the outside looking in.

I can't stay logged into Metafilter when using an iPhone! When I bring up the page I'm not logged in. I log in, cool, but when I click on a thread to read comments or move to The Green or Grey or navigate to any of the site's pages I am no longer logged in--prompting me to re-log in every time I switch pages. I am running 2.1 on a jailbroken phone. What gives?
posted by sourwookie on Sep 24, 2008 - 30 comments

MeFi iPhone icon unavailable?

Anyone else unable to add a custom MeFi icon webclip to their iPhone home screen? I just get a snapshot of the page, instead of the nice blue MF logo (which was working for me earlier this year.) Other sites with this functionality are working fine. Tech Specs: first gen iPhone, OS 2.0, unlocked and jailbroken.
posted by porn in the woods on Aug 12, 2008 - 5 comments

Instapaper doesn't like Metafilter?

Instapaper, a very useful offline reading tool for the iPhone and iTouch, doesn't seem to work with Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Jul 14, 2008 - 14 comments

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