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When the phone is vertical the dates don't show. The display is different because the screen narrows. But when it's horizontal the dates are upside down.
 
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I just don't see how it could happen unless it is a glitch on your end or a hack of some kind, through the site. You can customize what viewers see - so why is mine different unless someone else somehow changed the formatting I see? Or maybe something you used is not compatible with my phone but I don't understand that with a text box. I could fathom why if it was a bunch of big image files or moving banners, but not text.
The portal is out of box software that I installed. It picks up our style, but that's by design. No one else on their support thread is discussing issues like yours so I doubt it is a simple compatibility issue or an issue with the portal. Basic rule of IT troubleshooting is that if only one device has a problem, you troubleshoot the device because if it was a system problem, more than one device should be affected. What version of iPhone do you have (8, 9, X, etc.)?
 

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When the phone is vertical the dates don't show. The display is different because the screen narrows. But when it's horizontal the dates are upside down.
Right, Xenforo adapts to the screen so if you turn it landscape (horizontal) it reformats to fit the wider screen. That's expected behaviour and my Galaxy does it, too. However, I don't get the flipped dates, which suggests the issue is probably with Safari not handling the adaptation properly.

My honest suggestion as an IT pro is that you go to iTunes and get the iPhone version of Chrome. If that works, then we know for sure it's Safari and the solution is to use Chrome. I would make the same suggestion to a Windows user having problems with Internet Explorer or Edge. Firefox and Chrome quite simply work better for most web applications these days.
 
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I will, thanks.

Something I noticed, also, is that when I am reading a thread while not logged in and I want to comment on or like a post, I sign in - but then it jumps to the homepage - so I have to find the thread and the post again. Subsequently, I just ended up liking a post that was actually PG13’s reply to Gord’s post - when I meant to like Gord’s post - because I scrolled through and spotted the wrong post by mistake. I fixed it after I just happened to notice it, when looking at the new posts that went up after it. In the old version, when you signed in while on a specific page, the text box would open and display the post you were replying to if you had been logged out but the page was still up - or would open at the same place you were reading on the page you were on...so that error would be harder to make.

To make a long story short...the old version held your place, whatever page you were on, when it logged you on. If you were on page 2 of a thread before you logged on, you stayed there. If you were on the forum page, you stayed there, etc. It didn’t kick you all the way out to the homepage.
 
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I will, thanks.

Something I noticed, also, is that when I am reading a thread while not logged in and I want to comment on or like a post, I sign in - but then it jumps to the homepage - so I have to find the thread and the post again. Subsequently, I just ended up liking a post that was actually PG13’s reply to Gord’s post - when I meant to like Gord’s post - because I scrolled through and spotted the wrong post by mistake. I fixed it after I just happened to notice it, when looking at the new posts that went up after it. In the old version, when you signed in while on a specific page, the text box would open and display the post you were replying to if you had been logged out but the page was still up - or would open at the same place you were reading on the page you were on...so that error would be harder to make.

To make a long story short...the old version held your place, whatever page you were on, when it logged you on. If you were on page 2 of a thread before you logged on, you stayed there. If you were on the forum page, you stayed there, etc. It didn’t kick you all the way out to the homepage.
I've noticed it still doing that in places, too. I don't think it's the new version. I think it's the URL change to https causing some links to break/act up. I did make a change a week or two ago that should address most of those cases. Let me know if you see any new ones going forward. Please report the specific action you took to cause it to happen, then I can look at what URL that action is triggering.
 
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I can’t download chrome or Firefox on my phone until I upgrade to the next iOS. That requires doing something with iTunes on a PC and I haven’t bothered to figure that out yet, and I am annoyed that it’s required because I don’t use a PC, and so that’s a hassle. I can’t use a computer at work for that, and there is one in the house that rarely gets turned on...but one of these days I guess I have to do that.

Anyway, I downloaded Puffin, and got the same odd result using Puffin as my search engine.

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I can’t download chrome or Firefox on my phone until I upgrade to the next iOS. That requires doing something with iTunes on a PC and I haven’t bothered to figure that out yet, and I am annoyed that it’s required because I don’t use a PC, and so that’s a hassle. I can’t use a computer at work for that, and there is one in the house that rarely gets turned on...but one of these days I guess I have to do that.

Anyway, I downloaded Puffin, and got the same odd result using Puffin as my search engine.

:)
That points to something in iOS itself, which would be another argument for upgrading.
 
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They make it nice looking and usually user friendly (upgrading using another computer is not) but when they upgrade all the time, you still have to relearn it and forget what you'd just gotten used to (and/ or pay money for a needless tweek to hardware).

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Business routines as pure protocol to generate needed chaos to give folks the experience of not knowing ... a much neglected process that required primal input ... and the need to revisit the past mistakes that can cause PTSD in isolated folk! Ignored in present stuck folk ... seized!

Like the end of a marine cable ... a way of measuring distance nautically .. thus a great pool of needed measures bypassed by land lubbers ... arid folk? Some drips required for pi sin laughter to bug authorities!

Something may need gathering ...
 

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@Kimmio Laughterlove I uploaded the latest patch to the portal software this afternoon. Give it another try, though I doubt it will make a difference. The only fix the developer specifically mentioned being included wasn't relevant to your issue. It was actually for a Chrome issue.
 

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You don't necessarily need to log out. Nothing bad happens. Nothing we'd admit to, at least.
 

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You don't necessarily need to log out. Nothing bad happens. Nothing we'd admit to, at least.
Beyond that all is dark anyway as in an emotional domain ... intelligence is ruled out of line ... at least on the other side as druid ... past tense of drawn? Like a gun in the game 've Love ... someone will be bit ... from there it is a dusty trail ...
 
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Is it possible to have a few more emojis? I’m missing the old ones. I liked the befuddled looking blue one. It was cute. Most of these are not as cute. Maybe that’s the problem. They seem more humourless. I don’t really like the smirk and the sneer...they don’t quite express the right thing in this context, for me. We also need one that is more expressive of frustration than “Wow.” Wow is neutral. I think we need a facepalm emoji. And one for “barely containing laughter but trying to be serious at the same time”...and the other day I really wanted one for “that’s funny...but not funny”. It’s not of any great importance or anything, or of any importance at all in the big picture...just feedback.



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The whistling with music notes was good because we could use it for quoting songs for fun, or for “I’m gonna act like I didn’t just say that.” Sometimes I can’t find the right combo of emojis to get it across. I would write with no emojis but there are times it’d be misinterpreted.





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And a heart symbol. We need a heart symbol. I don’t like the “love” smiley. The heart eyes are weird. It doesn’t express earnest care. It’s cheesy rather than genuine...or something.
 
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