Tech? Yoohoo! Are you playing with the mobile site?

(125 Posts)
DorisShutt Fri 24-May-13 11:23:48

iPhone 4S using safari browser and the mobile site.

The layout has all gone wonky - the buttons are huge and square and don't fit on the screen (under each other) and typing in the message box produces huge text.

T'is very disconcerting as I can only see about 4 words at a time.

(I've tried logging out and clearing my cache, history and cookies in case it's at my end).

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 24-May-13 11:26:21

Hmm, sorry about this - tis working for me (using same hardware/software as you)

Is this happening for anyone else?

Mine is all fitting on the page ok, but the font is HHUUGGEE in the typing box.

And theres a huge thing at the top of TIO for sorting their order.

I am on a galaxy ace using android.

It fits in page but the buttons that used to be bigger have shrunk and the smaller ones are massive. Even my text is massive as I write this.

DorisShutt Fri 24-May-13 11:30:12

Would screen shots help?

I'm on windows phone btw way using mobile site. Its run by Internet Explorer I think

fusspot66 Fri 24-May-13 11:31:21

Huge font!

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 24-May-13 11:34:31

OK, thanks all - we'll get someone to take a look

Huge font here too

Im using samsung galaxy

I'm on an HTC android and seeing the same thing, HUGE font size in the box to type your text in and a giant button at the top of my inbox page with options to sort my PM's by.

Using mobile website BTW not the app, since my phone is shite and goes bang if I download more than two apps at a time.

fusspot66 Fri 24-May-13 11:38:44

And tiny button for next and previous etc

DorisShutt Fri 24-May-13 11:39:50

<digs out the gin for Tech>

Succoria Fri 24-May-13 11:41:44

Yes I'm using a nexus 7 and the font for my text input is huge, as are the posting buttons and options.

FarelyKnuts Fri 24-May-13 11:42:43

Happening for me too. Samsung S thingy (v technical) grin

tabulahrasa Fri 24-May-13 11:46:26

I'm quite liking the big font...

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 24-May-13 11:52:55

Yes, sorry - this seems to be related to a software release this morning. Tech is on the case...

DorisShutt Fri 24-May-13 11:55:33

Cool. Thanks Rowan (and poor overworked Tech!)

I'm making cake later for DD's birthday, shall I make some extra for tech? Mmm gin and cake Friday...

I was just about to start the same thread. Mobile site, android phone. Huuuuge font in the text box and tio has a weird big bit at the top.

MirandaWest Fri 24-May-13 12:03:02

Something is a bit different on iPhone 3GS - the text size is larger in the typing box and the preview and post message look a bit different. Threads I'm on also different.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 24-May-13 12:45:12

Hello. OK, as RowanMN said, the release we've done this morning (to simplify/improve the registration process) has created a few glitches for those using phones.


From what we can work out from this thread - and our various scrabblings around on our phones in the office - this is what we know:

* Text in the message box is much bigger, especially if you're on an android device

* The Sort button in Threads I'm On has gone supersize.

* The links for Next and Previous (pages) are a bit teeny

* Some other prompt buttons, in places like Customise, have gone supersize too.

We can fix all these - and are on the case now.

Are there any other issues, not in the list above, that we should know about?

nannynick Fri 24-May-13 12:52:01

Once a sentence is written I can't write more on a PM. Text box too small for the huge font.

PolterGoose Fri 24-May-13 12:54:15

As well as all that my preview and post message buttons have gone big too. On iPhone using mobile site.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 24-May-13 12:56:10


Once a sentence is written I can't write more on a PM. Text box too small for the huge font.

Oh no. We'll look into that one.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 24-May-13 12:56:45


As well as all that my preview and post message buttons have gone big too. On iPhone using mobile site.

Yes, that's true. Is that not better, though?

SuffolkNWhat Fri 24-May-13 12:59:11

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PolterGoose Fri 24-May-13 13:06:15

It all just looks clunky and poorly proportioned.

SuffolkNWhat Fri 24-May-13 13:07:30

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nannynick Fri 24-May-13 13:08:01

Once font size fixed that may resolve some other problems. Things are often related.

fusspot66 Fri 24-May-13 13:09:43

Would add that some buttons eg top and bump don't alter when touched so if page loads it's only indication that button responded yo touch.

ExasperatedSigh Fri 24-May-13 13:10:55

As above, using mobile site on an Android phone. It looks like a badly formatted Word document grin

DorisShutt Fri 24-May-13 13:15:55

Bigger buttons are better (kindof) but they are too big.

I'm guessing you're trying to get them to size to half the text box; but in reality they just stack.

My text box does still expand with the text I type though.

Bigger buttons are good but mine are so big they take up most of the screen when my keyscreen is up!

A middle ground would be better.

JollyOrangeGiant Fri 24-May-13 18:48:01

My text box and buttons are so big that from "Nickname:" to the Post Message button fills the whole screen smile

Thesebootsweremadeforwalking Fri 24-May-13 18:50:15

Same here on an Xperia.

YoniBottsBumgina Fri 24-May-13 20:16:42

Buttons too big for me too on a HTC desire C (android).

Before the update, text entry was tiny so I could barely see what I'm reading. Now it's so big I can only see 6 lines while typing with 3-5 words on each line. Impossible to see if paragraphs look natural or not, and difficult to review the text and spot errors. I don't use the app because I like the highlighting effect etc.

YoniBottsBumgina Fri 24-May-13 20:17:39

The text of threads is perfect though - please don't change that. It's just in text entry boxes.

Tee2072 Fri 24-May-13 20:18:23

Yes, huge buttons. It's a bit odd!

iPhone 4s, Chrome browser.

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cocolepew Fri 24-May-13 21:16:27

Huge text, some buttons are huge, Samung Note using Dolphin Browser.

Tech (MNHQ) Sat 25-May-13 02:30:25

Hi, We've just put up a fix that should hopefully address many of these problems. Please gives us a shout if you notice any continuing issues. Sorry for the hassle and thanks for your patience.

The font of all of TIO is now huge too. And the sort box is still huge. And the text box is still huge.

Tech (MNHQ) Sat 25-May-13 03:56:51

When you say the text box is huge, do you mean the add a message box? And what kind of phone are you on if you don't mind telling? Thanks mucho.

DottyDot Sat 25-May-13 04:14:23

Hi - the whole 'threads I'm on' page is huge for me (iPhone 5). All other pages and buttons seem ok.

Yep the add a message box.

Using a galaxy ace.

Hi, Samsung galaxy 3 being used here, my add message box is enormous, has been since yesterday but now my tio is huge too (wasn't like that last night) some of my buttons are also huge but my next/previous bar at the bottom of a thread is tiny.

Tech (MNHQ) Sat 25-May-13 04:59:06

Hi, Thanks for that. We'll take another look.

Tee2072 Sat 25-May-13 06:26:34

And this morning my lists on I'm on has a huge font.

ExasperatedSigh Sat 25-May-13 06:34:19

Yes, same issues as before plus TIO is massive (HTC Android).

dinkystinky Sat 25-May-13 06:44:13

Nexus 7 here - posting box is enormous and threads I'm on font is huge too.

ifancyashandy Sat 25-May-13 06:47:19

Mahooosive 'Threads I'm On' here. iPhone4 thingy. Using Safari. (Morning, Tech BTW. Hope you got some sleep!)

DorisShutt Sat 25-May-13 06:56:46

Okay, TIO & TIW are now huge font.

Buttons are still wrong, but text box input is back to normal operation.

Sorry sad thanks wine

CotherMuckingFunt Sat 25-May-13 07:54:21

It's like reading a Janet and John book.

SuffolkNWhat Sat 25-May-13 07:54:41

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WingDefence Sat 25-May-13 08:05:12

YY TIO and TIW are massive. Like I have an accessibility function turned on. And the preview and post message buttons under this entry box are misaligned.

I'm using safari, iPhone 4.

I actually quite liked the larger text when posting a message on a thread - I thought that was an intentional change!

Are you trying to get us to move over to the app? hmm

sjuperyoni Sat 25-May-13 08:09:07

I'm on galaxy s4 using chrome, my writing is huge still. I thought ut was my end this phone was cursed to hell yesterday!

OnTheNingNangNong Sat 25-May-13 08:09:55

It's the same for me regarding the buttons, TIO and posting messages, writing a line takes up a large portion of my screen and it is very annoying.

Please make it go back to normal, please.

PseudoBadger Sat 25-May-13 08:15:52

TIO is massive here, iphone 5 on mobile site

jennimoo Sat 25-May-13 08:23:09

I'm watching has massive font on iPhone 5 and safari here.

Ubermumsy Sat 25-May-13 08:28:22

Happening to me too (HTC Android running Gingerbread). Am glad it's q site issue though, I thought DS age 3 had mucked about with my settings in some unfathomable way!

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Sat 25-May-13 08:31:11

iphone 4s on safari,
and preview and post message buttons are still wonky and huge.

And on the talk section, clicking onto threads I'm on , i'm watching, customise and unanswered results in the following pages being in huge font.

EskSmith Sat 25-May-13 08:36:01

"are you trying to get us to move over to the app" haha.
I was just thinking this was revenge for me dissing the app and saying the mobile site was much better the other day!!

hollyisalovelyname Sat 25-May-13 08:37:29

Please sort out the pound sign on the mobile site. This has been awful for months. When posters put in the pound sign it doesn't work instead you get gobbledy gook with the word acute somewhere in it. Very strange

cocolepew Sat 25-May-13 08:54:55

Text huge here still, TIO is bizarre grin

FarelyKnuts Sat 25-May-13 09:52:55

Text box still massive and TIO has now turned massive too.
Samsung Galaxy S

tethersend Sat 25-May-13 10:31:27


Please make it stop.

sjuperyoni Sat 25-May-13 10:38:39

TIO and TIW have been huge all morning aaaargh sad my eyes are too delicate for this wink

no really, my phone has every font as low as possible because i can't focus on big writing

SuffolkNWhat Sat 25-May-13 10:45:54

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oh no, that's worse sad

Text input is still far too big, although it is smaller than yesterday but not by much.

Post, preview and convert links are all still huge.

Everything on tio is massive, impossible to use massive.

DontMeanToBeRudeBut Sat 25-May-13 11:01:23

iPhone 4S here. TIO font is massive - please put it back to the way it was!

tethersend Sat 25-May-13 11:04:08




Jinsei Sat 25-May-13 11:12:37

Ooh, I thought it just wasn't loading properly on my phone! Glad to know it's being fixed!

And I am not switching over to the site is definitely better!

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 25-May-13 11:27:50





I will see if I can find out what's occurring....

dizzy77 Sat 25-May-13 11:48:16

Just bobbed on as I've accidentally pressed post message too soon twice replying to a thread with the new big mobile/iPhone/safari buttons. On the whole happier they're easier to get to but do look a bit of a wally with my half formed replies.

Just to add to the woe, the text box add send button to send a pm are also huge. Hope tech are ok <head tilt>

And not add blush

Tee2072 Sat 25-May-13 12:25:18

I think it's a trick to get us to preview, which I've done twice without meaning to.

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 25-May-13 12:57:13


I think it's a trick to get us to preview, which I've done twice without meaning to.

Not a bad thing imo smile

dinkystinky Sat 25-May-13 13:37:30

Hmm, if its a trick to get us to preview, the box doesn't seem to work on my nexus 7 Olivia - I have accidentally pressed it several times today (because its so blimming big) and nothing has happened.

Me too, it goes orange but nothing happens.

Threads I'm on has gone weird. Its massive font.

When will it be fixed?? DH can read my comments over my shoulder now cos of the huge text, which means I can't moan about him until you do wink

Yay, my tio is back to normal.

Text in the reply box is still huge though.

Tech (MNHQ) Sat 25-May-13 15:22:28

Hi, Can you have a look at threads i'm on now. Is it back to normal? Looks OK on my iphone now and on a galaxy tab and it looks more normal. Whaddaya think?

Tech (MNHQ) Sat 25-May-13 15:25:45

Hm on the galaxy (android) the text in the reply box is still massive. Hmm. Will investigate.

Tee2072 Sat 25-May-13 15:28:21

My TIO is now back to normal. iPhone 4s, Chrome. Reply box seems okay too.

WingDefence Sat 25-May-13 15:33:22

TIO back to normal but TIW (which I use more) is still massive. (And the buttons under this text box - preview is in normal font, post is in bold?)

Tech (MNHQ) Sat 25-May-13 15:39:40

TIW should be back to normal now. I'm head scratching slightly on the android massive text in the text box problem, but we are looking at it...

Tee2072 Sat 25-May-13 15:40:22

Poor Tech.


Poor tech, you're doing a marvelous job! The text box when you pm is also huge as well as posting to a thread. I'm on android as well.

WingDefence Sat 25-May-13 17:19:47

Thanks Tech thanks TIW fine in safari now!

cocolepew Sat 25-May-13 17:28:08

TIO is ok but text and reply box still big.
Android,Galaxy note, Dolphin browser.

DontMeanToBeRudeBut Sat 25-May-13 17:53:27

TIO is back to normal for me (iPhone 4S Safari). Thankyou thanks

Tee2072 Sat 25-May-13 18:14:01

Also huge text box entry on my Fire HD.

Deffo an Android issue.

Tech (MNHQ) Sat 25-May-13 20:06:21

Hi, just to let you know this is not forgotten. I'm just downloading summat off the intertubes that claims it'll let me look into the innards (sort of) of the android browser on the galaxy and see why the text is displaying so inappropriately large.

SuffolkNWhat Sat 25-May-13 20:17:17

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redwellybluewelly Sat 25-May-13 20:18:34

tech methinks that you need to ask MNHQ to buy you a test server and then use a mobile phone emulator to test out the repercussions...

Just sayin......

In font size 70ish


Nope, still mahoosive. (android)

sjuperyoni Sat 25-May-13 21:07:56

Ginormous still on my s4 for writing, TIO & TIW are normal again as is the sort button.

ExasperatedSigh Sun 26-May-13 07:12:10

Text box and post buttons still massive. My Android phone is now asking me to rub Tiger Balm into its joints and complaining that meat doesn't taste like it used to.

cocolepew Sun 26-May-13 12:56:32

Text box still huge here too.

ExasperatedSigh Sun 26-May-13 15:59:10

And now TIO has gone massive again.

WingDefence Sun 26-May-13 16:03:09

Yes TIO and TIW massive again in safari on the iPhone. Sorry tech...

You broke it again sad (Samsung Galaxy, android)

Moominsarehippos Sun 26-May-13 16:09:31

I thought it was my stupid blackberry! When I go into 'threads I'm on' the text is huuuuge.

And my font's gone ugly.

Tee2072 Sun 26-May-13 16:16:33

Huge again on iPhone4s and Chrome

It's also huge when I do a search.

Tee2072 Sun 26-May-13 16:54:11

Also, I am getting constantly logged out.

sjuperyoni Sun 26-May-13 17:07:27

TIO is Huge again on chrome, sgs4

Tio huge again for me too.

And I couldn't access mn at all for hours last night.

Tech (MNHQ) Sun 26-May-13 18:27:16

Oh dear, sorry about that. The stuff that was fixed yesterday should go back to being fixed now. We're hoping to release an update overnight to fix the big-text-in-the-message-box issue.

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WingDefence Sun 26-May-13 20:17:47

TIO and TIW back to normal size on my iPhone. Thanks again smile

Mines returned to normal too, apart from the massive text.

redwellybluewelly Mon 27-May-13 07:13:24

Thank you tech.

cocolepew Mon 27-May-13 08:39:28

Mine text in the reply box is now microscopic grin

Coco... I can't figure out if it's really tiny or whether it just seems tiny compared to the giant writing the last few days grin

Mine seems a bit smaller than normal, but better than huge.

The buttons for preview and post are still ontop of each other.

usualsuspect Mon 27-May-13 09:26:03

I keep hitting preview instead of post.

Can you change them round?

cocolepew Mon 27-May-13 09:32:28

Definitely small grin

Tech (MNHQ) Mon 27-May-13 15:03:47

Hi, it may be a bit smaller than normal but I figured better than massive. We'll have another look at it tomorrow once people are back - it's supposed to be a holiday today </blatant bid for sympathy>

Awww poor liddle techy wechy having to work on his holidays

Will that do? wink

YoniBottsBumgina Tue 28-May-13 00:05:54

Mine looks great smile

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