Tapatalk - should we allow it to access the site?

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Should the forum allow Tapatalk access to the site

Yes
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No
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I don't use Tapatalk...I don't mind either way
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Tapatalk - should we allow it to access the site?

Post by babybmwadmin » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:32 pm

All,
As mentioned in an earlier thread, I had noticed that some Tapatalk activity appeared to be running more processes than others.
Tapatalk has always been an area of contention, even outside of this site.
The owners of Tapatalk (at their outset) submitted code to the forum software team (phpBB) to allow Tapatalk to access it. The phpBB Team denied them access, and told them that it was riddled with flaws and issues.
If they were fixed, they could resubmit etc.
They never did and wrote an non-official plug in. Some would say that this causes issues.

Also, the forum software is now written to cater for Responsive Design. i.e. it looks fine on mobile, laptop, tablet etc. Some would say that you don't need to access the site by other apps.

So.....lets have a poll

Voting opened....

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Tapatalk - should we allow it to access the site?

Post by CiscoH » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:17 am

Unfortunately for me tapatalk is the only way for me to visit the forum when I'm offshore (70% of the year) as social websites are blocked.


Vote to keep!
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Re: Tapatalk - should we allow it to access the site?

Post by Producethis » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:38 am

I feel Tapatalk manages ok as it is, mainly use it for uploading images or browsing, so I'm either way

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Post by GeeDee » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:31 am

I don't use Tapatalk and it may be my imagination, but it seems that many Tapatalk posts tend to have more drivel in them than others. Is it a matter of autocorrect causing the issue?
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Re: Tapatalk - should we allow it to access the site?

Post by Mr Whippy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:18 am

What’s tapatalk?

I’ve seen it on other forums but always said no.

Why would I want an app to use a web based forum (or anything)?
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Re: Tapatalk - should we allow it to access the site?

Post by Barney McGrew » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:57 am

I used to use tapatalk years ago, but now phones have moved on so much it's easier to simply use the browser on the phone and get full functionality.

I'm a sort of deputy admin on a forum and when I first got access behind the scenes I realised what a pain it is. For me I could fully understand to simply pull the plug on it and save the hassle.
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Unfortunately for me tapatalk is the only way for me to visit the forum when I'm offshore (70% of the year) as social websites are blocked.
Could you not use a VPN, that should give you access to whatever you want. Would need a small cost of course but has other benefits of **SPAM** and location etc.
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Re: Tapatalk - should we allow it to access the site?

Post by jason@bwchiptune » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:23 am

I’ve been using it for many years
I’ve found I can keep upto date,replay,upload photos and post faster
all in one place as I’m on many forums

So it a vote from me to keep it






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Post by Leaping Lumbago » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:59 am

100% tapatalk user here

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Post by Shoy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:10 am

Tapatalk for me

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Re: Tapatalk - should we allow it to access the site?

Post by babybmwadmin » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:57 am

If you don’t vote, you might lose out.
Only 2 people have said Yes, however there appears to be more than 2 people have commented.

Comments don’t count to the voting.

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Post by Shoy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:59 am

Done

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Post by Willz135 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:39 am

I use Tapatalk all the time for forums, so it’s a yes from me 😂

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Re: Tapatalk - should we allow it to access the site?

Post by aldridge andy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:45 pm

Tapatalk is for me the only way to upload photos to this forum.

Personally if you could make photo upload easier from an iPad or iPhone with the forum performing an auto-resize function then I'd happily use purely my devices browser.
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Re: Tapatalk - should we allow it to access the site?

Post by Twenny » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:53 pm

aldridge andy wrote:Tapatalk is for me the only way to upload photos to this forum.

Personally if you could make photo upload easier from an iPad or iPhone with the forum performing an auto-resize function then I'd happily use purely my devices browser.
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Re: Tapatalk - should we allow it to access the site?

Post by Producethis » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:07 pm

Twenny wrote:
aldridge andy wrote:Tapatalk is for me the only way to upload photos to this forum.

Personally if you could make photo upload easier from an iPad or iPhone with the forum performing an auto-resize function then I'd happily use purely my devices browser.
Yes 100% this ^^^
Why just iPhone??

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