problems typing on mobile site...anyone else?

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jinxdragon Thu 28-Jan-16 21:06:41

A while ago I had some problems (as did others) with using the mobile site with SwiftKey keyboard. I'm now having the same problems (jumbled up text, slow appearance of words, jumping back through text and replacing etc) with my phone's stock keyboard! I've hardly replied to any threads recently because it's so difficult and irritating. I think the consensus last time was that it was a SwiftKey issue but I have tried swiftkey and my phone's stock keyboard now, on both chrome and Firefox mobile. I'm using an android phone.
Please help!

FlyByNightSky Thu 28-Jan-16 21:22:31

Yep. Stock keyboard here too (galaxy s4).

BeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 29-Jan-16 10:15:22

Hi jinxdragon - which phone do you use? And FlyBy are you also using Chrome and/or Firefox?

jinxdragon Fri 29-Jan-16 10:24:34

Sorry, LG g4. The problem seems worse when replying rather than starting a thread...

FlyByNightSky Fri 29-Jan-16 17:25:02

Firefox - most up to date version for Android

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sun 31-Jan-16 20:29:10

Yup, massive problem here. Pretty much unusable, several second lag between typing and it appearing on the site. Chrome mobile, on Android.

It Is definitely the mobile site not my phone, as I have switched to the desktop site (on my mobile) to post this, and am having no issues...

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Mon 01-Feb-16 09:56:42

I think it may be related to the adverts? I was just ona thread with a "Wink Bingo" advert at the bottom and that really slowed things down (long video style advert with sound, that loops). This page with a static advert at the bottom is causing no problems.

(Incidentally, for some reason J thought MN didn't accept gambling adverts?)

jinxdragon Mon 01-Feb-16 15:51:06

Hmm that's possible...

FlyByNightSky Mon 01-Feb-16 16:14:13

I use adblock and it's still happening so not sure it's the ads in my case...

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 02-Feb-16 12:01:31

The "Eat Better Feel Better" ad also made typing impossible....

Could you maybe ditch the video ads from the mobile site?

BeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 02-Feb-16 13:25:31

Hi everyone - we'll have a chat with Tech to see if we can figure out what is going on. Thanks for all ya posts.

Anticyclone Wed 03-Feb-16 14:54:07

And there was me thinkingiit was my phone getting old! Just typing this and pressing post has taken me at least 2 minutes - v annoying!

OddSocksHighHeels Wed 03-Feb-16 15:35:42

I'm having the same issue with Safari on iPhone. There's a video ad that seems to be struggling to load a lot of the time.

I think it would be much better if ads on MN were just the picture type rather than video type, I've had this before with video ads.

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