Improving BP. (can it be done?) ; )

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First off, I would like to say Kudos to @Joshua Dorkin for developing such an outstanding site, and also to @Brandon Turner for all of the great work that you both do here. Secondly, I would like to say thank you to EVERY member who contributed even a single post to say hello to a newbie or offer some creative input. The warm welcome myself and I believe every other new member receives here really makes us all feel like part of the family.

That being said, one thing that I would like to see on the site would be the ability to attach files to PMs, and possibly to status updates.

The other thing that I would like; is to be able to post from my android phone. I have seen that others have had this issue, so it's not just my cheap phone. I have tried using my daughter's Nook, and have the same result. When I click in the reply box, the keypad won't pull up on my phone. Works ok for PMs, but not on forum posts.

What do you think, is there any way this site could possibly be better?

@Michael Lemieux - We've got some changes coming to the conversation system with our upcoming site update. As for the Android thing -- we're hoping to develop an android app, but it is not going to happen in the immediate future, unfortunately.

I'm glad to hear your feedback and suggestions and appreciate your interest and involvement here in the community.

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@James Wise - Perhaps you can help @Michael Lemieux with his issues? Could it be a version issue? Michael - are you running an older version of the OS? I'm far from an expert on Android, but if it is working for one of you (and from our analytics, it looks like the site loads fine on Android), I'm guessing it may be an isolated issue. Perhaps you have cookies turned off (you need them) or something else?

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I post from my android phone, also. I am unable to use the @? references from my phone, though. But I have been getting around that by using the quote functionality. My android tablet works fine.

Originally posted by @James Wise :
@Joshua Dorkin @Walt Payne The @ function does work from the android phone as well. Sometimes if you type @ then the 1st 3 letters of someone's name it doesn't Pull up but @? Always works....on phone right now. Using version 4.3.

As a long time software developer, I have learned that when talking about software it is bold indeed to use the words always or never. I will accept that it always works on your phone. But how can you even assume that just because it works on yours that it will work on mine?? It doesn't. It works fine on my android tablet, but not on my phone.

Originally posted by @Joshua Dorkin :
@Walt Payne - What version of Android are you running on your phone?


I checked the software version of my previously mentioned cheap phone and I believe that it is 2.3.6 (samsung galaxy exhibit II). I think that it is the newest OS available for my phone. Bought it on HSN, maybe that's why it was such a "good deal".

this post was one I found a while ago about the android issue;

maybe it's a good thing, I might never get anything done if I could post here from anywhere. : )

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