Android support for CHB

Posted by: Jeffers

Android support for CHB - 01/07/20 02:49 PM

I've been away from CHB for a while despite being an early member. Now I find that I can't read CHB from my android devices. Is there something I'm doing wrong?

Seems to point me to WordPress as though I'm the site creator.

"There has been a critical error on your website.

Learn more about debugging in WordPress."

Thanks for any help.
Posted by: Jeffery J. Haas

Re: Android support for CHB - 01/07/20 06:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Jeffers
I've been away from CHB for a while despite being an early member. Now I find that I can't read CHB from my android devices. Is there something I'm doing wrong?

Seems to point me to WordPress as though I'm the site creator.

"There has been a critical error on your website.

Learn more about debugging in WordPress."

Thanks for any help.


I am very glad that you're back, Jeffers.
Anyway, I regularly attempt reading the Rant on my Android smartphone but I have to go horizontal and zoom the page slightly to make it readable to my aging eyes.

So, it apparently does "work" on Android, but one must define the meaning of "works".
So, if you're saying it doesn't even show up, maybe try installing Chrome browser? That's what I am using on my Android smartphone and tablets.

The only other thing I can suggest is the possibility that it is way past time for the Rant to update the forum's software, but that is probably something I would be afraid to attempt. Perhaps Doug Thompson might consider doing the upgrade someday soon.

Clearly you're accessing it from another machine right now, yes?
Anyway it's good to see you again, and I hope you will stick around!

If there IS a major upgrade, most likely it would be announced in this very same Forum News section as a "Sticky" topic.
Posted by: Jeffers

Re: Android support for CHB - 01/08/20 03:23 AM

Hi, I can read the readers rant, but not capitolhillblue.com.

And I always use chrome. Sorry i wasnt clear.
Posted by: Jeffery J. Haas

Re: Android support for CHB - 01/08/20 04:07 AM

Originally Posted By: Jeffers
Hi, I can read the readers rant, but not capitolhillblue.com.

And I always use chrome. Sorry i wasnt clear.


Oh how strange. Well, as it turns out I have zero weight over there.
Surprised it doesn't display but I sure am glad you can access the Rant!

Anyway, I sure do hope you jump back in, I found an old thread from back when you were a regular and it's definitely still relevant today. It was about minimum wage.
Posted by: Jeffers

Re: Android support for CHB - 01/08/20 11:42 AM

Thanks for your reply. I just posted here because I did know where to send it at chb. I'll try again.

J
Posted by: Jeffery J. Haas

Re: Android support for CHB - 01/08/20 05:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Jeffers
Thanks for your reply. I just posted here because I did know where to send it at chb. I'll try again.

J


Dude, you were absolutely right.
I just tried accessing the HOME page for CHB and sure enough, it thinks I am a WordPress blogger with a buggy account.

Whoo boy, I'll let Mr. Thompson know, he might not even realize it, or...the solution might be more pricey than he feels jazzed about forking over.
Either way watch this space, I guess.
Posted by: Jeffers

Re: Android support for CHB - 01/09/20 02:12 AM

I will anxiously await your reply.
Posted by: Jeffery J. Haas

Re: Android support for CHB - 01/09/20 06:18 PM

Doug Thompson messaged me back and stated that he had been unaware of the Android issue...assuming as it loaded correctly on his iPhone all was well. He is looking into whether or not there is a solution for Android or to see if it's just an accidental error message.

That's it so far, but I sure do hope you'll visit the Rant and stick around. When I hear back from Doug again, I'll certainly post here again with any news.
Posted by: Jeffers

Re: Android support for CHB - 01/11/20 02:06 PM

Thanks. Was trying to find my old posts. I'll jump in somewhere.
Posted by: Jeffery J. Haas

Re: Android support for CHB - 01/12/20 03:26 AM

Pretty sure most of them are still there because I found some.
Posted by: Jeffers

Re: Android support for CHB - 01/13/20 12:58 PM

The menu item for my posts is also not working. 😕 Even these posts aren't listed.
Posted by: NW Ponderer

Re: Android support for CHB - 01/14/20 04:28 AM

I tried CHB on my Android phone, and got the same message. I can't check my tablet, because I broke it.
Posted by: Jeffery J. Haas

Re: Android support for CHB - 01/14/20 06:00 AM

Originally Posted By: Jeffers
The menu item for my posts is also not working. 😕 Even these posts aren't listed.


I found them here but apparently a lot of your old posts are missing on the server.
Here is what I found:

http://readerrant.capitolhillblue.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=userposts&id=4176&view=posts
Posted by: Jeffery J. Haas

Re: Android support for CHB - 01/14/20 06:00 AM

Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
I tried CHB on my Android phone, and got the same message. I can't check my tablet, because I broke it.


I notified the boss but have not yet heard back about it other than that he read my message and is looking into it.
Posted by: Jeffers

Re: Android support for CHB - 01/15/20 05:37 PM

Interesting. That link says I have no posts.
Posted by: Greger

Re: Android support for CHB - 01/15/20 07:13 PM

I can see your posts back to 11/6/06 on that link so at least you are documented in our archives even if you cant see them...whether they are all there remains to be seen, and with our creaky old software that predates smart phones by several decades, you may never see them on an android device.

Rejoice, my friend, that you are able to post at all on this venerable old website. When you think of us...think of IBM cards racing through a counting machine, think of computers the size of houses, think of lights dimming all over town each time it does an internet search.

That's us, online since 1664, join the fray...there's no paywall, you can rant as many times as you want. If you type like me on a cell phone they will probably fairly short and to the point...
Posted by: Jeffers

Re: Android support for CHB - 02/07/20 06:10 AM

Thanks. I now see chb.

Can't see my posts listed, but it appears others can. I'll have to guess who I am and what I believe!

Thanks again.
Posted by: Jeffery J. Haas

Re: Android support for CHB - 02/07/20 09:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Jeffers
Thanks. I now see chb.

Can't see my posts listed, but it appears others can. I'll have to guess who I am and what I believe!

Thanks again.


So, no access to a laptop or other Windows device, I take it...
I wish I could figure out the needed magic to make Android work on the Rant, but it's beyond my capabilities and beyond my authority too.

I'll try to nudge Doug again, see if there are any developments.
It is still good to have you back.
Posted by: Jeffery J. Haas

Re: Android support for CHB - 02/08/20 01:02 AM

Okay, using Chrome browser on my LG V20 Android phone, here is the Rant as captured by my screenshot.



So now I know that it IS possible to access the Rant on an Android phone. Now the question is, what's preventing YOUR Android phone from doing the same?
Posted by: Jeffers

Re: Android support for CHB - 02/09/20 07:54 AM

Rant always worked. Just this week chb started working for new articles, but not for old ones. Sure, I have computers, but I don't sit and browse on them.

Glad to be back.