Tapatalk, Blue Stars and Blogs. Let's be real

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    Tapatalk, Blue Stars and Blogs. Let's be real

    Yes, this is in Chit-Chat intentionally because i'm looking for mass feedback. Yes, I understand where Austin is coming from as he has already stated.

    I strongly believe that not allowing tapatalk access is the wrong stance and would like to see it reversed.

    I'm a non-mobile user, but #AllUsersMatter.

    I love the concept of being able to get content creators an avenue for financial compensation. I strongly believe that is what fed the rise of youtube, facebook, reddit and Instagram. I strongly believe the paywall for craigslist is contributing to it's demise.

    The notion behind the blue stars is that folks can own their content on blogs and own the hyperlinks and ad revenue associated with it. Remember BillaVista tech articles elsewhere? That format, but all the ad revenue and growth generated went to the media host. The blue star program here is intended to fix that. Good idea? In theory, yes. In practice? I'm not convinced that the traffic is there to justify even 5 different users especially when the paywall to enter is rather steep compared to the earnings potential.

    I do not personally think blog based advertising is the way to go. Do i have a good solution? No.

    all that said, the main reason Tapatalk isn't supported is because TPT doesn't support the codes that would make that program work and be beneficial. The primary driver here and elsewhere IS the active forum format and community. TPT is built around that and they apparently do a decent job of it.

    Can we not allow TPT to function well on this board and simply have the 'blog' blue star section hyperlinked to a 'desktop' non TPT version?

    IF we cannot, i'd argue that allowing TPT will benefit the community, especially at the early years, significantly more than blocking out that user experience in favor of blogs.

    Thoughts?

    Feedback?

    This is not intended as a dig against this board, this is intended as a discussion for the community. I have no sway or incentive over anything on this board.


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    #2
    Without Tapatalk support the forum is fucked.

    I hate it but it's required in the modern world.

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      #3
      Lack of Tapatalk means I'll never be here on mobile. I worry a bit about the third party image hosting but it's Sofa King easy to add image attachments through that app; I use it for half a dozen other forums. It's the only forum thing I use on my phone and I don't see that changing. I'm not installing half a dozen forum apps when one is super easy to support and just plain works.

      I don't monetize on any of the other forums that I manage, so I don't know the imapacts there, but I do know that forum permissions follow through with zero additional effort.

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        #4
        My humble opinion = fawk snackacawk (tapatalk)

        Full disclosure: I'm not here to make money, but snackacawk annoys the everlovin' shit outta' me.

        Will stop crapping up your thread now (even if it is in Shat )

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          #5
          Originally posted by ExWrench View Post
          My humble opinion = fawk snackacawk (tapatalk)

          Full disclosure: I'm not here to make money, but snackacawk annoys the everlovin' shit outta' me.

          Will stop crapping up your thread now (even if it is in Shat )
          that isn't shitting up this thread, i'm genuinely curious how people feel. if everybody comes out and says "fuck tapatalk" then so be it, but tapatalk is a fairly big driver on several (most?) other forums. I support this forum having it's own app. i think it is awesome and allows much more customization.

          I have a hard time understanding the 'why' backend stuff that would exclude users who want to use, for better or worse, tapatalk.

          I don't personally believe the blog and user monetization is a strong enough push to offset the potential of tapatalk to grow the BB, which is the main driver as it seems to stand.


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            #6
            some of y'all will never be happy.... Give it 30 days before "Austin Ruined IBB"

            I can't stand Tapatalk...

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              #7
              If the crowd wants Tapatalk and it doesn't fawk with the accessibility of the desktop version on my cell then fine.

              But I have no use for it. I look at this site the same on desktop to laptop to kindle to cell. I like the consistency

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                #8
                I don't understand the hate for it - if you don't like it or use it, other than occasionally seeing a signature that it adds on how do you even know of its existence?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by rockota View Post
                  some of y'all will never be happy.... Give it 30 days before "Austin Ruined IBB"

                  I can't stand Tapatalk...
                  hey i'm just curious.

                  if mr. mindless is the only person that would benefit from it, then maybe fuck him if it is another thing that brings people to the board, how is that bad?


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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Johann View Post
                    If the crowd wants Tapatalk and it doesn't fawk with the accessibility of the desktop version on my cell then fine.

                    But I have no use for it. I look at this site the same on desktop to laptop to kindle to cell. I like the consistency
                    that's the key. I don't want tapatalk to try and be default or constantly popup or any of that shit.

                    hell, it's probably been 10 years since I've even tried tapatalk.


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                      #11
                      Tapatalk is what made it easy for me to come back on P4x4!!!!
                      That said... I’m getting used to the Web format here.... just not on as much because notifications aren’t in my face!!!

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                        #12
                        I don't browse the web on my phone, so I have zero opinion here.
                        - Buck

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Mr. Mindless View Post
                          I don't understand the hate for it - if you don't like it or use it, other than occasionally seeing a signature that it adds on how do you even know of its existence?
                          Because every other time you login it tries to force itself on you.

                          Personally I hate Tapatalk and see absolutely zero need to change the way the forum is now. It's currently easy to use, easy to navigate, easy to upload pictures so why the hell would you change it?

                          Some of you assholes insist on fixing shit until it's broken.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Mr. Mindless View Post
                            Lack of Tapatalk means I'll never be here on mobile. I worry a bit about the third party image hosting but it's Sofa King easy to add image attachments through that app; I use it for half a dozen other forums. It's the only forum thing I use on my phone and I don't see that changing. I'm not installing half a dozen forum apps when one is super easy to support and just plain works.

                            I don't monetize on any of the other forums that I manage, so I don't know the imapacts there, but I do know that forum permissions follow through with zero additional effort.
                            Have you even used the mobile version of this site? Uploading pics is easy, assuming you're a skull member and I actually like the mobile version of the site in my browser. Fuck tapatalk.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Rooney77 View Post

                              Because every other time you login it tries to force itself on you.

                              Personally I hate Tapatalk and see absolutely zero need to change the way the forum is now. It's currently easy to use, easy to navigate, easy to upload pictures so why the hell would you change it?

                              Some of you assholes insist on fixing shit until it's broken.
                              this is why i asked, looking for more broad feedback. i'm not a mobile user, if there isn't a way to give tapatalk access and a backseat, i.e. none of that "this forum is native for tapatalk!!" popup stuff, then so be it, leave it alone.


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