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Oh this farffing iphone app!!!!!!!!

(28 Posts)
threeineachlobe Mon 17-Dec-12 22:24:17

Active convos consists of same six or so threads - duplicated to infinity and beyond, no matter how far down you scroll.

Go to Topics instead, and the blardy thing shuts down. As it does when you click on a thread you actually want to read.

I am having to actually TALK to people instead of MNing. That's just not normal.

Are we sorting the gremlins, are we? ARE WE !?!?!!?!

TheHillsAreAliveWithMrsWembley Fri 21-Dec-12 18:50:13

I'm not sure I believe you...

Since my last post, every time I try to load this thread on my iPhone app, it crashes.hmm

IceTheChristmasKateMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 20-Dec-12 15:45:58

Sorry we didn't get back to you Sonnet!

Thanks all for your updates, and we're so sorry that this app fandango has been going on so long. We are aware of the problems you've mentioned, and we're working on them. Promise.

Startail Thu 20-Dec-12 13:48:45

hay don't blame us for the accents and £ signs going potty.

If it was my new fangled kindle fire doing weird things I wouldn't mind, but it's an iphone 4s.

Hardly a unusual thing to write an ap for!

ReindeerOutdoors Thu 20-Dec-12 13:37:36

The active convos does just keep repeating when you scroll, sometimes you can see the same thread twice on the screen. Please fix, the old app was much better than this one.

And please make the smilies how they were before.

Can we not just have the old app back?

Sonnet Thu 20-Dec-12 13:32:34

I started the exact same thread over a week ago but didn't get a repsonse from HQ angry

As far as duplicate threads go - no it is not when I click on "more" but just the same 6 threads repeating. it first strated happening on Tuesday 11th December. If it is a long thread it also repeats the messages....

It only happened when I downloaded the upgrade so the upgrade meeds backing out.

I have given up with it now as I had no response from my original thread

StiffyByng Thu 20-Dec-12 13:23:49

I have given up on the app too.

Active conversations just scrolls the same handful of threads over and over. There ARE no second ten threads.

Search is kaput - clicking on results just takes me to a blank screen.

My iphone shows random symbols for pounds and apostrophes, which renders most things unreadable. Ditto losing everything between <>s. I thought posters were going crazy until I worked out what was happening.

I get Null Replies all the time.

This is after installing the update. I'm now checking daily for another update. In the meantime, I'm barely using Mumsnet.

TheHillsAreAliveWithMrsWembley Wed 19-Dec-12 08:31:54

Although it obviously didn't leave a space there, which is what I was trying to demonstrate...


TheHillsAreAliveWithMrsWembley Wed 19-Dec-12 08:30:48

Aha! Thank-you, MrsN, not just me then.grin In fact, I immediately recognised what you meant because I could see the two spaces(<>) where one should be.

MrsNPattz Wed 19-Dec-12 06:59:01

I get the <> thing too!

sparklychocolatepenny Tue 18-Dec-12 22:48:34

I am also getting the duplicate threads thing and I am not clicking on More either.

Also, quite regularly when I click on a thread which has replies it returns a screen saying Null Replies and I have to press Back and then click on the thread again. It is very annoying. I have updated the app with the bug fixes, but it still does this.

picnicbasketcase Tue 18-Dec-12 22:44:34

Please please please can we have the proper MN smilies back? The new ones are just awful.

TheHillsAreAliveWithMrsWembley Tue 18-Dec-12 22:41:41

Oh I'm so pleased someone has already started this!!hmm

Btw, I hope that's the smiley I wanted, as they're really not clear. I have before now done a <hmm> instead of a <sad> and it was bloody embarrassing.blush

And talking of <>, anytime I or anyone else puts anything between those, it hides it on my phone, whereas I can see whatever it is perfectly well on my laptop.

Now I want to do a confused face, but I can't work out which one it is. <confused-even-more face, which I won't be able to read>

And my app is constant crashing in the middle of threads. Which is why I came here to start a thread and found one already going instead.

Certain aspects of this new app are great, but why (oh why) did you have to throw the baby out with the bath water? I really miss the old app now. [sadface]

threeineachlobe Tue 18-Dec-12 22:22:03


If you do a search, the post containing searched-for word is blank if you click directly onto it on results page. Can read the entire thread from OP down and find it that way, but that's a faff.

Why are the actual posts that you want to read just blank?

EwanHoHoHozami Tue 18-Dec-12 21:25:55

My (updated) app suddenly quits whenever I try and flip a long thread. Anything over 100 posts is unflippable and chucks me out of the app completely. This happens both on iPhone 3GS and iPhone 5. confused

threeineachlobe Tue 18-Dec-12 18:42:10

Ooh and sorry yes I have downloaded the update. All was dandy before, progress eh.

threeineachlobe Tue 18-Dec-12 18:41:20

Duplicate threads: I don't see a 'more' (other than on bottom menu bar), and its not when I click 'refresh' - simply scrolling, nice and gently like, the same threads just keep coming.

I could understand the 'real time' constantly updating stance if I couldn't then scroll back up and see the little feckers still up there. Its duplicates I tell yer.

And the shutting down happens randomly, sometimes when clicking on a thread title - and when a thread kicks me out once, it keeps kicking - and sometimes on 'Topics' although I can usually get into it after a couple of goes.

MrsNPattz Tue 18-Dec-12 15:44:18

The stars don't work to make words bold either!

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 18-Dec-12 14:59:38

Hello there

Thanks for your feedback, and sorry about the frustration.

The Active Convos duplication issue: do you mean that when you click 'more' on Active, some of the extra 10 threads that load are duplicates? If so, we're sorry about this but it's because, in the time that's elapsed between the page loading the top 10 threads on Active and the second ten threads on Active, some will have slipped from the first category to the second - and so show up again. We're sorry about this, but it would take a huuuuuuge amount of work/coding [not quite sure of correct term here] to fix it. For now, if you click on the 'refresh' icon in the top right of the screen, it should show you the up-to-date top ten threads again; if you really hate seeing the duplicates, this might be the best way to use Active.

(If this doesn't sound like the issue you're referring to, let us know - and any screen shots that you can take illustrating issues, please do send them to contactus@mumsnet.com)

Glitch in loading Topics page: thanks for flagging this one. We haven't been able to duplicate this crashing the app (is that what's happening with you?) but we have seen that it has failed to load a couple of times. We will get Tech to look at it.

We haven't been able to duplicate the issue of the app crashing when you click on a thread: is this still happening? Can we ask (at the risk of being annoying) whether you've downloaded the update, threeineachlobe?*

ploom, we've just mailed you - but we think the apostrophe/umlaut issue might be a problem with individual MNers' computers rather than the app itself. Let us know if you don't think that's right though.

BeaWheesht - not sure about the situation with Most Active/profiles; we will try to come back to you on this.

Threads I'm On seems to be working fine for me <ducks> - what problems are people having with it?

RowanMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 18-Dec-12 14:47:08

Test post - please ignore wink

MimsyBorogroves Tue 18-Dec-12 08:44:56

Yes, please fix! I've installed the update and it's made no difference whatsoever.

Toughasoldboots Tue 18-Dec-12 08:41:56

I agree that it's worse than ever, I have given up with it.

MrsNPattz Tue 18-Dec-12 08:40:39

Couldn't agree more - I just came here to see if someone had started a thread about it! It's really rubbish! They tried to fix it but it now seems just as bad or worse!

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Tue 18-Dec-12 07:11:23

<<Joins in the moaning about Active on the App.>>

It's getting tiresome now!

I can't find certain threads I'm on without using advanced search.

Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaase can Tech fix it? I am happy to send custard creams and gin.

BeaWheesht Tue 18-Dec-12 06:52:35

God yes the app is actually putting me right off mymsnet shock

Active convos - shit
Most active - disappeared?
Having to wait for more as you scroll down a thread - shit
Not being able to click to see profiles - shit
Threads randomly closing down - shit
Threads im on - shit

corblimeymadam Tue 18-Dec-12 06:47:31

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