Mumsnet pages too wide for my phone!

(98 Posts)
Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 09:49:06

Have been reading the site very successfully on my Android phone but suddenly, the pages don't seem to fit? I'm having to scroll across the page to read which didn't seem to happen before.

What's happened?!

CometAndCupid Sat 22-Dec-12 09:52:52

Mine too. It is very annoying.

I tried the app instead but it kept crashing.

WhinGin Sat 22-Dec-12 09:53:52

Same here!

BeeBawBabbity Sat 22-Dec-12 09:54:05

Are you looking at the desktop site instead of the mobile site? Scroll down to the very bottom of the page and click on the mobile site button.

cakesonatrain Sat 22-Dec-12 09:54:06

Mine only started doing this last night, after a short period of text-only, which followed a Mumsnet is offline message.

cakesonatrain Sat 22-Dec-12 09:54:30

Deffo mobile site.

Arithmeticulous Sat 22-Dec-12 09:54:56

Same here!

It's made me use the app, which I don't like because the OP is not highlighted and you can't bookmark - but it's that or scrolling.

CometAndCupid Sat 22-Dec-12 09:55:00

Same here cakes.

I'm definitely on the mobile site.

EmpressOfTheNorthPole Sat 22-Dec-12 09:55:26

Me too!

It just started yesterday, I'd been assuming it was my phone's fault.

Same here, started last night, thought something was wrong with my phone

DollySistersBrothersFatherXmas Sat 22-Dec-12 09:56:26

Same thing here. It's very frustrating. Even in tie box as I type, I can't see all I've written. Was beginning to think my phone wasn't working.

MorrisZapp Sat 22-Dec-12 09:56:36

Me too. Also logging me out each time so having to log back in. Really irritating!

AnAirOfHopeInAManger Sat 22-Dec-12 09:57:25

Mine too. It started last night.

MNHQ please sort this out its christmas!

ILikeWhisperingToo Sat 22-Dec-12 09:57:39

Same here, been posting on a thread in site stuff about it. I would link to it, but the fiddlyness of doing that on the phone is even worse when the screen size is all off confused

YouCanBe Sat 22-Dec-12 09:58:44

Oh, me too!

MrsJREwing Sat 22-Dec-12 09:58:55

It goes from too wide to normal.

I also just before got something odd instead of active convos. I got three threads with bump, remove or "can't remember third option" gremlins.

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 10:00:40

Sounds like a techy glitch then rather than my phone! Started last night. Whilst page is loading it's fine; once loaded, the purple banners with 'first' 'next' 'previous' and 'last' on are stretched right across the page. Weird.

CremeEggThief Sat 22-Dec-12 10:02:19

Yep, same here. Definitely the mobile site and started last night.

Horsemad Sat 22-Dec-12 10:03:47

I'm def using the mobile site. Very frustrating.

stinkyfluffycat Sat 22-Dec-12 10:04:18

Me too - thought I'd managed to bugger it up myself but apparently not...

do you think it's a way of forcing us on to the appgrin

MsNobodyAgain Sat 22-Dec-12 10:15:50

Mine too. Very annoying.

RumpleteaserScroodge Sat 22-Dec-12 10:38:24

Me too..

reindeercanteatsweets Sat 22-Dec-12 10:41:06

Mine as well. Very wide. Mnhq please fix it, think if it as a present to us all. i will gige you gin

ILikeWhisperingToo Sat 22-Dec-12 10:41:48

link to thread in site stuff
I can't imagine there's much they can do on a weekend sad ?

treaclesoda Sat 22-Dec-12 12:10:41

Me too. I thought it was my phone but I even tried switching off and on again and even that didn't cure it.

Have changed me settings on the phone to 'shrink text to fit page' or something like that. It still doesn't look right, the format is all wrong but at least I don't need to scroll.

Oh mine to, I thought it was my phone, and have done what treaclesoda has done to. Don't like it but no scrolling required.

5madthings Sat 22-Dec-12 12:21:06

Its the same for me and very annoying!

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Sat 22-Dec-12 12:23:47

Are y'all on the mobile site? Mines fine on my iPhone.

ToriaHosannaHeadacheChelsea Sat 22-Dec-12 12:23:59

Mine too, very glad others are having the problem as I was beginning to think I'd broken it.

Same here <stabs at phone>

ToriaHosannaHeadacheChelsea Sat 22-Dec-12 12:24:25

HAHAHA... As I posted that I got the "Mumsnet is offline" page...

ToriaHosannaHeadacheChelsea Sat 22-Dec-12 12:25:58

Definitely on the mobile site, there's a great whacking purple button that says "Desktop site" visible on the screen.

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Sat 22-Dec-12 12:32:06

I've reported the thread to HQ since it isn't in Site Stuff, so they can see it and respond. Although maybe not on a Saturday.

5madthings Sat 22-Dec-12 12:53:26

I am on the mobile site as well. I have trued turning my page round and logging in and out etc nithing helped.

As it firsr loads it comes up fine and then all of a sudden the page gets too wide.

Wearsuncream Sat 22-Dec-12 12:55:15

me too - Ive fiddled with settings to fit page to screen which is working quite well

RubbishCrackerPuller Sat 22-Dec-12 13:18:28

I'll add my wails of frustration angry angry angry

It has forced me to download the app, which I hate with a passion angry

Arithmeticulous Sat 22-Dec-12 15:05:52

I can't stand
It is driving
me mad.
When I first
open a page
it is the right
size but then
the screen flashes and goes a mile long and so I'm scrolling scrolling scrolling....

RebeccaTheHallsMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 22-Dec-12 15:34:37

Hi all,

HUGE apologies.

We have only just seen this thread blush - Tech is currently working on this but it's not looking like a quick fix atm. Apologies, please do bear with us.

We will be moving this thread to site stuff shortly.

reindeercanteatsweets Sat 22-Dec-12 15:59:57

Its bad. The apocolypse happened but only to the mobile site didn't it?
'Fess up hq <rattles baileys and gin>

EmpressOfTheNorthPole Sat 22-Dec-12 17:49:28

I've just downloaded the app and actually I quite like it. Although it would be nice to have the colour coded posts, it's easier to navigate than the mobile site and very intuitive.

Thank goodness for that, thought it was just me...

5madthings Sat 22-Dec-12 19:42:10

This is really fucking me off! Sort it out!!

nannynick Sat 22-Dec-12 20:03:58

It starts to display correctly then gets wide. Maybe an issue with the logo?

Snazzyfeelingfestive Sun 23-Dec-12 00:08:28

Thank goodness it's not just me! It was freaking me out and I was not happy at the thought of having to scroll all through my Christmas MNing while family members watch tv I don't like grin

I'm also using the mobile site and having exactly the same experience - fine when loading but then goes wide, switching on and off doesn't help, no other site it doing it. My phone uses Android - I notice the first poster here said that too, amd someone else with an iPhone said it wasn't affecting them. Is this specifically an Android problem?

Happening to me too - I really dont want to have to drag put the laptop every time I fancy a natter!

Tech (MNHQ) Sun 23-Dec-12 13:31:44

Hi, Let us know if this is still happening. We are looking at it as a matter of urgency, but it might be Monday before it's fully sorted.

AnAirOfHopeInAManger Sun 23-Dec-12 13:33:50

No difference to me. I still need to scroll sorry

Tech (MNHQ) Sun 23-Dec-12 13:35:33

How about now?

FarelyKnuts Sun 23-Dec-12 13:38:09

still happening to me toosad

AnAirOfHopeInAManger Sun 23-Dec-12 13:38:14

Working now thank u

FarelyKnuts Sun 23-Dec-12 13:39:09

Oh I lie. its working now grin

cakesonatrain Sun 23-Dec-12 13:39:40

Ooh, tis fixed!
Merry Christmas HQ smile

Tech (MNHQ) Sun 23-Dec-12 13:41:16

OK. I think we know what's wrong. Ta very much for all your help with the diagnosis.... mwah x

CremeEggThief Sun 23-Dec-12 13:44:02

Yay! Seems to be fixed here too. Thanks MNHQ Tech smile.

EmpressOfTheNorthPole Sun 23-Dec-12 13:45:42

Thanks Tech.

SledYuleCated Sun 23-Dec-12 13:47:57

Three cheers for Tech thanks

Tech (MNHQ) Sun 23-Dec-12 13:48:59

Oh you know (blush.) Is it still ok now?

SledYuleCated Sun 23-Dec-12 13:51:24

Um, it's actually just got worse blush

Threads I'm On and Active are fine, actual threads are hideously wide.

SledYuleCated Sun 23-Dec-12 13:53:44

Ooh, under the advert bar at the top there is a very small thin line. That is going the whole way across the extra wide bit.

SledYuleCated Sun 23-Dec-12 13:54:39

And Active and Threads I'm On aren't ok...

Tech (MNHQ) Sun 23-Dec-12 13:56:07

Yes that's deliberate. It's slightly difficult to explain, but what's supposed to happen is that your phone spots that that line is the widest thing on the page then scales the page to fit it across the width of the phone. It sounds like some android phones aren't doing that. I thought we'd fixed it, but maybe not.

So is everything wide for you sled?

Tech (MNHQ) Sun 23-Dec-12 14:02:50

OK. This should be OK again now.

SledYuleCated Sun 23-Dec-12 14:07:03

Ok. Seems to be better. Threads Im On is still a bit wide, but not as cavernous as before. Normal thread pages seem ok. There don't seem to be any adverts though... Not sure if that's intentional?

SledYuleCated Sun 23-Dec-12 14:07:33

And I'm on an iPhone, if that helps!

5madthings Sun 23-Dec-12 14:35:06

Its fixed!!!!

reindeercanteatsweets Sun 23-Dec-12 14:52:08

Thank you tech.
<passes gin> happy chrostmas

ToriaHosannaHeadacheChelsea Sun 23-Dec-12 15:28:31

Working fine for me now, thanks Tech! <hands out homemade shortbread>

Horsemad Sun 23-Dec-12 15:31:17

All fine here now grin

Thank you, it was driving me mad!!

Snazzyfeelingfestive Sun 23-Dec-12 17:18:11

Fixed for me now too. God bless you every one, Tech smile flowers

Mines gone wrong again, same as before, anyone else's?

Crawling Thu 03-Jan-13 19:14:12

Mines gone wrong its very annoying.

Horsemad Thu 03-Jan-13 20:11:37

I've had to get on the laptop 'cause I can't stand surfing the site on my mobile phone sad


MelodyBaker Thu 03-Jan-13 20:16:23

Mines gone again

Snazzynewyear Thu 03-Jan-13 20:55:57

Yes, mine's gone again too. Tech? Hello? Hello?

Horsemad Thu 03-Jan-13 20:57:51

Where are the Tech people?! Not heard a thing from them sad

5madthings Thu 03-Jan-13 20:59:27

Its doing it again! Fine on my nexus 7 but too wide on my phone,

RowanTheRedNosedMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 03-Jan-13 21:02:42


Really sorry about this - we have asked Tech to take a look.

Can we ask whether any of you are using Samsung devices? According to this other thread on the same issue, Samsung is looking like the common link.

tilder Thu 03-Jan-13 21:05:08

No, mine is htc and doing it. Very odd!

Horsemad Thu 03-Jan-13 21:07:04

Thanks Rowan I'm using a Samsung mobile phone.

RowanTheRedNosedMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 03-Jan-13 21:08:07

Thanks both

If you can all let us know what devices and browsers you're using, it might help Tech to isolate the problem.

Sorry again...

Horsemad Thu 03-Jan-13 21:08:20

A Galaxy Y smile

PebblePots Thu 03-Jan-13 21:08:58

Mine is HTC and doing it, it hasn't got fixed by the previous things you've tried.

lovethesun1 Thu 03-Jan-13 21:09:18

HTC here.

Horsemad Thu 03-Jan-13 21:09:50

Browser??? OMG I don't know, the nice people at 02 set it up when I switched to a phone with internet and all new fangled stuff grin

ILikeWhisperingToo Thu 03-Jan-13 21:10:10

Samsung here- been like this all day, but whatever tech tweaked the first time to fix this, worked?! So they, er, just need to do that again

starfishmummy Thu 03-Jan-13 21:13:22

Mine too.

starfishmummy Thu 03-Jan-13 21:15:36


Arithmeticulous Thu 03-Jan-13 21:15:59

Samsung S2

Don't make me use the app - unless you can get bookmarks on it, in which case that's ok.wink

Snazzynewyear Thu 03-Jan-13 21:25:01

Browser I dunno about but phone is a Samsung

StuffezLaBouche Thu 03-Jan-13 21:29:32

Im on a galaxy ace and its started doing it again tonight.

CaHoHoHootz Thu 03-Jan-13 21:33:01

Sorry, I haven't read all the posts....

Have you checked what size your text is set too.

Sony xperia here.

MelodyBaker Thu 03-Jan-13 21:35:55

Ipod here. Whatever browser Apple use. <clueless>

CaHoHoHootz Thu 03-Jan-13 21:38:17

I have copied and pasted the following so don't knowif it's correct......

Menu>> Settings>> Fonts>> Edit>> Select>> Close.

ILikeWhisperingToo Fri 04-Jan-13 13:19:34

I think it's fixed...
<mustn't jinx it>

PebblePots Sun 06-Jan-13 22:41:14

Mine's fixed, Ty

tripper20 Sun 06-Jan-13 23:07:42

its been irritating me for a couple of weeks and have just found this thread! And i thought it was my phone playing up!

Seems to be ok now :-)

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