Pretty simple. When you rotate the screen on the mobile app, the data gets reloaded from the server. This can cause issues on slow connections. Also, it means that any expanded comments get unexpanded and have to be reloaded manually.

Please don't reload the data every time

  • It's a little tricky to get this working from my experience. See: Don't reload application when orientation changes and Activity restart on rotation Android
    – slhck
    Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 19:51
  • Where are you seeing a data reload? I'm not seeing this in either the feed or the Question/Answer view, it's redoing the layout of the page yes, but I don't see it making a network call anywhere. Commented Sep 3, 2013 at 17:11
  • @KasraRahjerdi ...You might be right. I think I made the assumption that it was reloading based on the fact that rotating recollapses the comments, but more importantly, that it crashes the app if there's no data connection, just like a refresh does. But upon further testing, it appears difficult to tell if any data is actually refreshed. Should I edit this question to reflect the symptoms, instead of (what I thought was) the underlying issue? (Or tag it status-norepro it and I can ask another?) Commented Sep 3, 2013 at 17:32

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Marked it as no repro per discussions in comment thread, please make a new question regarding the other issue you have.


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