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Hey all-

On my iPad with iOS 4.3, I can't up vote or flag comments. Is this just me? Or can this get fixed?


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On a side note, how does it feel to use SO with Ipad :) – Shamim Hafiz Mar 24 '11 at 7:08
Currently those buttons are attached to mouseover event. Is there mouseover event on iPad, btw? – YOU Mar 24 '11 at 7:09
It's not so bad, though it's really annoying when autocorrect tries capitalizing code samples or insisting that "dequeue" is not a word. :-) – templatetypedef Mar 24 '11 at 7:09
Just had this problem too. Its possible but far too difficult. I had to zoom into the controls, click upvote and then zoom out again. – Blowski Jun 4 '12 at 6:14

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You can, but you must

  1. touch (tap) the comment first to enable the mouseover (hover) elements
  2. touch the voting arrows that appear after you do #1

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At least it has always worked for me that way on the iPhone, or as I like to call it, my iPad Mini. Voted for comments on iPhone many times using that technique.

(and you know about two finger scroll for scrolling divs, right?)

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So I've been trying to do this for a while and the hitbox is really small... It took ten attempts to get this working since you have to click directly on top of the upvote/flag button. Can you make this easier to use? And yes, I figured out the div scrolling. Man was thar counterintuitive... – templatetypedef Mar 24 '11 at 7:11
@template I just zoom in first using two finger pinch – Jeff Atwood Mar 24 '11 at 7:17
For me when there is more than one comment on a page, the first comment I touch is only 'greyed' while holding the touch, but subsequent touches to other comments enable hovers fine. So I touch some other comment first... – martin clayton Mar 24 '11 at 7:27
That works, but I feel like I shouldn't have to do that. It's definitely true that tapping once does not show the buttons unless you tap something else first. – templatetypedef Mar 24 '11 at 7:38
@template I am not sure that is our bug, and I don't recall having to do that in iOS versions < 4.3.. – Jeff Atwood Mar 24 '11 at 7:46
Fun. Ths is really more iPad suck than SO suck, though. Second only to the absurdity of scrolling divs with iPad. – user27414 Mar 24 '11 at 11:23
Wow Jeff, I like how you called your phone an "iPad Mini". Can you see into the future? – TerryA Jun 19 '13 at 13:33

I believe, it's fixed now (I have no problem with IPad 2 iOS5). According to very similar Voting up comments no longer possible via ipad it's completed.

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