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intrepidity

(7,509 posts)
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:13 PM Feb 2021

Do you use a mobile device exclusively to browse DU?

I bring this up because I *do* only use a mobile device (don't ask), and thus use the mobile formatting option (available in My Account preferences) which does not show user avatars nor signature lines...

...which means, of course, that it's not readily apparent that a poster has changed their username.

Not that it matters that much, as I tend to not pay much attention anyway to authorship, but occassionally it does or will become an issue.

So, just wondering how many others may only be using a mobile?


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I only use a mobile device to browse DU
20 (49%)
I'm normal
21 (51%)
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Do you use a mobile device exclusively to browse DU? (Original Post) intrepidity Feb 2021 OP
Depending on time of day and immediate circumstance... JHB Feb 2021 #1
So... intrepidity Feb 2021 #2
It's fine. You might pose your dilemma in a replay to the announcement message... JHB Feb 2021 #6
Eh, that sounds like something a normal person might do intrepidity Feb 2021 #8
That's my answer too. NurseJackie Feb 2021 #24
Yes, I use a tablet or my phone. Haggard Celine Feb 2021 #3
Depends, but I use - OhZone Feb 2021 #4
I use both my phone and desktop SoonerPride Feb 2021 #5
I believe so intrepidity Feb 2021 #11
My computer is so old I hardly ever use it mvd Feb 2021 #7
I use a laptop typically, but iphone or ipad on occasion. But, I don't dare say I'm "normal"... hlthe2b Feb 2021 #9
Heheh, I *knew* there'd be some, perhaps many, who would balk at that intrepidity Feb 2021 #14
I use my iPhone or tablet to browse on DU. Blue Dawn Feb 2021 #10
I use my phone to check DU on the bus commuting to work meadowlander Feb 2021 #12
OMG that'd drive me bonkers intrepidity Feb 2021 #17
I mostly use my computer or iPad.. ananda Feb 2021 #13
I typically only respond when at my PC Sympthsical Feb 2021 #15
Oh yeah, I just posted above about this, ugh nt intrepidity Feb 2021 #19
LOL meadowlander Feb 2021 #22
I only have mobile devices happybird Feb 2021 #16
I'm "normal". Not sure wat that means. I used an iPad. Dream Girl Feb 2021 #18
Mostly I use a tablet (Amazon's Fire HD) but... WePurrsevere Feb 2021 #20
DU doesn't play nice on my phone! LeftInTX Feb 2021 #21
Strictly iPhone soothsayer Feb 2021 #23
I use my laptop, and only spend time on DU when I'm home. MerryBlooms Feb 2021 #25
And then there's the Greatests page... nilram Feb 2021 #26
I Passed ProfessorGAC Feb 2021 #27
Since I don't have a laptop Alliepoo Feb 2021 #28
iPad at home mostly. IPhone at work. underpants Feb 2021 #29
both Dell laptop and pixel android phone. NewHendoLib Feb 2021 #30
Mostly use ipad but if in car (passenger) use phone Tree Lady Feb 2021 #31
iPad Pro. Turin_C3PO Feb 2021 #32
I use my cell phone in in the evening with DU MineralMan Feb 2021 #33
I am abnormal Generic Brad Feb 2021 #34
I only use my tablet. nt Raine Feb 2021 #35
I don't have internet service... electric_blue68 Feb 2021 #36
I use a laptop. I guess it's mobile, sort of. JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 2021 #37
Phone at home and desktop at work (when I can). FlyingPiggy Feb 2021 #38

JHB

(37,181 posts)
1. Depending on time of day and immediate circumstance...
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:17 PM
Feb 2021

...I'll use my PC (standard setting), iPad (standard setting), or smartphone (mobile setting), so it's a mix.

JHB

(37,181 posts)
6. It's fine. You might pose your dilemma in a replay to the announcement message...
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:28 PM
Feb 2021

...in Announcements, and also put it on "Ask the Administrators" just to cover all bases.

intrepidity

(7,509 posts)
8. Eh, that sounds like something a normal person might do
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:31 PM
Feb 2021

It really isn't much of a big deal, but it got me wondering about how many others are in the same boat.

Haggard Celine

(16,900 posts)
3. Yes, I use a tablet or my phone.
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:21 PM
Feb 2021

I broke my computer last year and I don't have the money to fix it right now. My username was LuvNewcastle. I misspelled my new username, though, because of the autocorrect on this tablet and I'm checking to see if I can change it. I wish I could see who the old usernames were, too, but maybe people will mention it in their posts.

OhZone

(3,212 posts)
4. Depends, but I use -
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:21 PM
Feb 2021

a phone at times, and a laptop or desktop.

There are always things that work better on a PC or work better on a phone.

meadowlander

(4,426 posts)
12. I use my phone to check DU on the bus commuting to work
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:34 PM
Feb 2021

but it drives me crazy to try to post from my phone so a lot of times I'll see a thread I want to comment on and then wait until I'm home so I can type up the response on my computer.

If I can add a kvetch, the version of DU that I see on my phone won't scroll over the the right side of the screen so I can't check what I'm typing on the right-most quarter of the screen.

intrepidity

(7,509 posts)
17. OMG that'd drive me bonkers
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:43 PM
Feb 2021

I wonder if it's a phone setting of some sort?

It is crazy hard posting with a phone using one finger typing, so I rarely do long posts, and I used to leave out words, particularly articles, until I read that Russian trolls are often detected because of their English, especially leaving out articles. Ugh...

Apostrophes are such a PIA, too!

Sympthsical

(9,238 posts)
15. I typically only respond when at my PC
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:38 PM
Feb 2021

I spend more time reading on my phone, but I cannot be bothered typing out replies on it. Probably why my post count is relatively low. I type 110 wpm, so trying to type anything on the phone is a frustrating experience for me. If I'm out and about, I read e-mails and websites, but I'll wait til I get home to compose a response unless it's absolutely necessary. Usually, however, I've totally forgotten what I wanted to respond to by then.

Suffice to say, I am not much for texting. Unfortunately, my partner is. As I'm writing this response, my phone is lighting up. I know it's him. 9 messages in the past two minutes? He looooooves texting. Drives me crazy.

I seriously don't know how y'all are writing out posts on the regular just with a phone.

meadowlander

(4,426 posts)
22. LOL
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:58 PM
Feb 2021

I read that the woman who wrote 50 Shades of Grey wrote the entire original draft on her Blackberry. I just can't imagine. Sending a text longer than two sentences makes me want to smash my phone into a wall.

happybird

(4,807 posts)
16. I only have mobile devices
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:42 PM
Feb 2021

An iPhone and an iPad. All I do online is mess around on the internet, some streaming, and listen to music, so no need for a computer.

WePurrsevere

(24,259 posts)
20. Mostly I use a tablet (Amazon's Fire HD) but...
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:52 PM
Feb 2021

prefer to view DU using the "Desktop" setting so it looks the same as on my laptop (normal).

LeftInTX

(26,296 posts)
21. DU doesn't play nice on my phone!
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 06:55 PM
Feb 2021

My posts end up with typos and spell check doesn't work!
F.f.yousee.pos.thhtatl..llll00ks.,thi,sit,s;probblty..myph.one.

MerryBlooms

(11,795 posts)
25. I use my laptop, and only spend time on DU when I'm home.
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 07:02 PM
Feb 2021

Never during work hours and never on my phone.

nilram

(2,899 posts)
26. And then there's the Greatests page...
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 07:08 PM
Feb 2021

I used to be able to look at the greatest page threads by time, browse into one, read it, then press the back button and most of the time I would still see the greatest threads listed by time. Now, when I press the back button they are always listed by the number of recs. I mostly want to be able to see the newest ones.

About 2/3rds of my DU reading is on my phone.

ProfessorGAC

(66,163 posts)
27. I Passed
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 07:11 PM
Feb 2021

Here's why:
I occasionally use the phone, but 90+% of my time on DU is on a 10.5" Android tablet through my home WiFi.
So, it's not what I call my mobile device.
And, I have both of them set to see the computer monitor view, not mobile view.
Have to do a a lot of zooming in & out on the phone. Tablet works just fine.
So, I use the mobile device some, but tablet is 95% of the rest & laptop is the other 5%.

Tree Lady

(11,624 posts)
31. Mostly use ipad but if in car (passenger) use phone
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 08:38 PM
Feb 2021

Also at cafes, bars...when I did that.

I use my desk top once in awhile if I get bored during zoom class or just happen to be using computer.

MineralMan

(146,413 posts)
33. I use my cell phone in in the evening with DU
Thu Feb 25, 2021, 09:04 PM
Feb 2021

I use the desktop view setting, though, so everything is visible. Samsung A10e.

electric_blue68

(15,409 posts)
36. I don't have internet service...
Fri Feb 26, 2021, 06:37 AM
Feb 2021

but my smartphone plan has a pre-paid unlimited data choice.

When it's safe to be on th NYC subway as covid lowers, more people get vaccinated etc then I can charge up my tablet and use the he subway's free WiFi to pop in as well.
👍

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,480 posts)
37. I use a laptop. I guess it's mobile, sort of.
Fri Feb 26, 2021, 07:03 AM
Feb 2021

My old desktop was sort of mobile. The case had a handle on top.

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