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    "thread tools" broken on mobile devices


    A few years ago I reported that the "thread tools" link didn't work in chrome. It was decided that since chrome was so experimental, it didn't realy matter. Well, now I'm typing this on my android phone which runs chrome (sort of) and I cannot use the thread tools menu. That means I cannot close or delete spam threads in the boards I moderate, even though I'd like to. Could that be fixed, or can we get the menu reproduced in something that doesn't require javascript?

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    Originally Posted by ManiacDan
    A few years ago I reported that the "thread tools" link didn't work in chrome. It was decided that since chrome was so experimental, it didn't realy matter. Well, now I'm typing this on my android phone which runs chrome (sort of) and I cannot use the thread tools menu. That means I cannot close or delete spam threads in the boards I moderate, even though I'd like to. Could that be fixed, or can we get the menu reproduced in something that doesn't require javascript?

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    Not broken on all mobile devices... I use my blackberry quite a bit for moderating tools, and can access anything I could on a normal computer... You can't use javascript on a droid phone?
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    You can't use javascript on a droid phone?
    My phone has FLASH.

    Javascript isn't a problem for me. The fact that "thread tools" doesn't work in chrome is the problem. I refuse to give Opera my DS password, so I guess I'm stuck until "thread tools" is fixed.

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    My original report was posted nearly 2 years ago. Chrome has significant market share now, plus android devices use it...maybe someone should take a look.

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    Agreed. Chrome is now the most common browser I use, I wonder what the Dev-shed stats are, I bet the Chrome percentage is actually higher than the typical website.
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    I poked James about it. I'm sure it's relatively simple, it's probably a JQUERY filter that needs to be rewritten. I know the drop-down action attaches at the end of the page load, so whatever does the attaching needs to be tweaked.

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    Dan, it seems that Chrome has never worked correctly with certain mouse over effects. Whether that is due to the elements, function or styling, I don't know but it is widespread. It is certainly not limited to an API.
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    Dan, it seems that Chrome has never worked correctly with certain mouse over effects. Whether that is due to the elements, function or styling, I don't know but it is widespread. It is certainly not limited to an API.
    This particular problem is a click event, not a mouseover. Even so, chrome is more popular than Safari and Opera, and with it being shoved onto all the cool new devices I'd expect it to work. If they went through extra effort to get the iPhone working, the least they can do (I think) is get a MORE popular browser working.

    It doesn't seem like I'll get my wish, however. I guess I'll just continue deleting devshed messages without reading them when I'm not in front of the computer. I'd love to be able to bust spam from my phone, but I physically cannot because of this javascript bug.

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    not sure how kosher it is, but I'd be glad to take a look... don't have thread tools (obviously), but tend to be kind of okay at sniffing out and fixing JS issues. I noticed right away that the vBulletin JS does about a hundred thousand million browser sniffs, and none of them is chrome (it would register as safari)... I'd guess it's just failing out of the function because it doesn't see a browser var that it understands... (there's a couple sections that don't init or bail out with a 'true' for safari/konqueror)... it may be a pretty reasonable couple-line fix to a JS to fix this.

    if someone can forward me the JS code specifically that runs the thread tools I'd be glad to take a look (didn't see anything specific with a quick browse, but also not trying to peek in every nook and cranny of the forum setup -- if the forum setup is good it shouldn't be showing me any of that specific code anyway). anyway, just a thought. JS is my thing, so if I can help, let me know.

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    don't have thread tools (obviously)
    You should still have thread tools (for normal users it just contains subscribe), but even with your help I'd have to get the code to someone who can put it on the server, which it doesn't look like I can do.

    Android is now bigger than iPhone, and Chrome is now higher than IE7, IE6, Safari, and Opera. I was kind of hoping this site (being a highly technical forum) would keep pace with the browser trends.

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    okay, some quick tests, and it looks like the code does not add the appropriate handlers to those links for safari or konqueror, which hits chrome too. If I could get those files over here I could easily track it down and fix it (probably for all browsers). there are two or three javascript files involved, and it's using a really ugly browser sniff to add those links like 3 different ways based on which. hopefully this is not unresolvable -- I would be glad to sort it out and submit some fixed .js files if anyone is interested (but not going to waste my time if the changes will not be used). someone, anyone, let me know!

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    Hey,

    I'm sending this thread and a few others over to the tech team again for a follow-up. Someone should have an answer for you in a day or two. If not, just shoot me another email (I got the last one, just didn't get a chance to respond till now) at james@developershed.com.
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    14 months later, still not fixed. Wasn't the "whole site rewrite" due in August?
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