Oh buggery bollocks - MNHQ please answer

(21 Posts)
ScrambledSmegs Thu 17-Jan-13 18:09:10

I foolishly decided to update my apps yesterday. All my apps. Including the MN one. Now I have no idea what all the emoticons are and none of my threads load properly <frustrated>.

Can you please let us know if you have an ETA for the update to fix all the stuff that doesn't work/look right? The old app worked fine, although it was limited. This one is a big step backwards <sadface>

HoneyDragon Thu 17-Jan-13 18:15:23

I have heard such a lot about the shit app I have opened it to look.

In the Name Of The Bat, what were you thinking Mumsnet? This is useless!

BitBewildered Thu 17-Jan-13 18:15:40

I abandoned the app when I updated the iPhone app a little while ago. I've bonded with the mobile site now - you can bookmark and everything! and the emoticons aren't rubbish emojis smile

PickledInAPearTree Thu 17-Jan-13 18:18:47

Welcome to the world of shite smileys.

smile Smug
grin Cowell
wink Sleazy
shock Dead man
hmm Fuck knows
confused Pumpkin
blush Need poo
angry Satan
sad Jesus
envy Just odd
biscuit Brain helmet
wine Shit wine
brew Bloody coffee not TEA

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 17-Jan-13 18:22:04

Yes we know. We know. <weeps tears of frustration>

We are trying to get this sorted. But it's complicated...

PickledInAPearTree Thu 17-Jan-13 18:23:23

You can't even get a decent brew or wine to help. Bad times!

HoneyDragon Thu 17-Jan-13 18:29:40

Helen

Did you guys pay actual people proper money for that app? Did they have credentials and stuff? Or a yellow Reliant with a temporary sign saying Trotters Web Soloutions?

You spent the App money on Gin and biscuits again didn't you?

montage Thu 17-Jan-13 18:56:02

grin = Cowell. Oh that's excellent!

I will no longer be able to use it though

ScrambledSmegs Thu 17-Jan-13 19:10:16

WTAF is the envy thing? Why would I need a green heart?

Although I rather like wine. Mines a dirty martini please.

Helen I feel your pain. But alas, I must now away to ye olde mobile site. I know where I am with that.

BrittaPerry Thu 17-Jan-13 19:12:41

I feel like I'm missing half this conversation by not having the shit app!

ScrambledSmegs Thu 17-Jan-13 19:16:13

PMSL at Need Poo grin

<childish>

Pinot Thu 17-Jan-13 19:34:35

OMG is the green heart the envy face?! Fuck me. No wonder I looked a twat when I scattered them everywhere last night.

Stoopid phone.

mynameis Thu 17-Jan-13 19:45:03

blush Tmi grin

More annoying is the symbols instead of pound signs
Makes reading some threads var confusing

ScrambledSmegs Thu 17-Jan-13 22:57:36

YES! BLOODY NON-POUND SIGNS!

Oops. Double-tapped the shift key. Can't be bothered to undo it [grinface]

[lazy fucker emoticon]

Startail Thu 17-Jan-13 23:13:05

pickled that's priceless thanks

Startail Thu 17-Jan-13 23:14:42

and on the ap these thanks are pretty twee tulips and they should be lego flowers.

LadyIsabellaWrotham Thu 17-Jan-13 23:21:21

I've deserted my faithful mobile site just to see the wonder of the shite smileys. They really are shite aren't they though I quite like hmm - is that SkepticWoman or just Hyperemesis Kate?

And I can't scroll up to check on facts while typing, which is a PITA but at least possible on the mobile site.

OTOH it seems to be less likely to screw my eyesight irreparably.

PickledInAPearTree Fri 18-Jan-13 09:53:19

I don't want to use them I'm not sure which one is pass-agg.

Three contenders smilegrinwink

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 18-Jan-13 09:57:19

Right, we're going to apologise wearily a bit more. We know it's not ideal <understatement>

We have been assured that the £ prob and the emoticons prob are top of the bug-fix list. And we hope to be able to bring you some news about when they'll be fixed next week.

<mumbles about outsourcing techie stuff>

cumfy Fri 18-Jan-13 12:50:43

I abandoned the app when I updated the iPhone app a little while ago. I've bonded with the mobile site now - you can bookmark and everything!

I've been wondering what the real benefits of the app are for a bit.

Personally I wouldn't be paying the devs a penny until they stop snowboarding the app demonstrably outperformed the browser.

I'm sure it really is that simple.wink

HoneyDragon Fri 18-Jan-13 13:58:45

<^mumbles something about outsourcing techie stuff^ >

Was it this guy?

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