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Mobile optimized version of Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I found this one on UserVoice, and I thought it was fitting to bring it up here for further discussion. "Stack Overflow already works with Mobile Safari, but the experience is far from optimum. ...
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“View standard site” option for mobile devices?

Many sites which have mobile versions (e.g. Amazon) allow you to force the site into "standard" mode - letting the user decide for themselves that they're happy to use more bandwidth, deal with any ...
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Mobile web refresher [duplicate]

We are rolling out a revisited version of our mobile web sites with the following aims: A navigation and look-and-feel more consistent with our desktop UI in a mobile friendly way. Better usability ...
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Test the new mobile chat!

Update: As of February 23, 2016, the new mobile version is the default. If you've tested the new version before this date, nothing will change for you (even if you've disabled the new version since, ...
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Close as a duplicate on mobile: Lots of Vertical Scrolling

Attempting to use the site with a Nexus 4. I came across a question that was a duplicate, so I found the dupe and voted to close. The only problem: the button is at the bottom of the modal. While ...
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Mobile web refresher, part 2 [duplicate]

After a sizeable amount of work we are releasing a new version of the mobile web site, this time focusing on the question and answer page. We have also fixed or implemented a minimal large part of the ...
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Review option on mobile phone not available?

The other day I was looking at Stack Overflow on my Android phone. All is made very nice and all, but I could not find the Review button/link. Is it being implemented, did I miss it, or it is not ...
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Do Stack Overflow and other Stack Exchange sites have an app I can use?

I like using Stack Overflow (or any other Stack Exchange sites) and was wondering if there was an app I could install on my phone or other device that would allow me to use the site on-the-go or ...
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Stop advertising the SE app on the mobile site

If I visit any SE site on my phone, I get the following banner on questions encouraging me to download the app: It is possible to dismiss this banner, but you have to do this for every single site ...
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Close and flag links do nothing on mobile site

This morning (it's about six AM here) I find that I can no longer submit close votes; the link just jumps to the beginning of the page. I'm on iOS, using a third-party browser called Grazing, but a ...
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No Search button - accessibility problem

Every time I need to search something when navigating with my mobile phone, I end up googling it because I can't search in SO. Since there is no visible "search" button, I just can enter the text in ...
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Allow flagging comments on mobile site

While using the mobile site on my Android phone, I saw a comment that I wanted to flag but there was no flag button. After searching, I saw this answer that says flagging comments is not supported on ...
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No wild favorite tags seen on mobile Safari, tourists demand refund

If you have wildcards in your favorite (or ignored) tags on the site, the mobile view will not correctly highlight questions that match these wildcards. For instance, I have mass-effect* as a favorite ...
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Mobile web refresher, part 3

Here’s the final major installment of the mobile web redesign/refresher. We have also fixed or implemented a minimal large part of the issues and requests mentioned in the previous refresher questions....
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Show vote counts on the mobile website [duplicate]

I have noticed that when I'm using the Stack Overflow mobile website, it is impossible to tap number of votes to get more details about it (upvotes & downvotes). I don't know if this feature is ...
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Show the number of up-votes and down-votes on the mobile site theme

It seems we can't view the number of up-votes and down-votes a question has from the mobile site. Can this be added or is there a reason it isn't available?
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SO mobile site “Your Answer” textbox appears on top of flag dialog

The "Your Answer" textbox seems to be eating the flagging dialog as shown in Figure A.
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Add comment length counter on the mobile site

I know that comments have to be at least 15 chars for the system to post it. I noticed that on the mobile site, there is no "x chars to go..." warning. If I try to post a comment that is too short, ...
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Stack Exchange Mobile Launched

We have formally launched Mobile Stack Exchange via the blog! All the key, essential pages have now been converted to mobile. There are some less frequently used pages which we are still working on,...
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1answer
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Mobile search made impossible with keyboard shortcuts enabled

I have keyboard shortcuts enabled in my profile. They are great, so I can't imagine answering questions and navigating on SE without them now. However, I don't expect them to be active when using ...
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How do I delete or flag comments using the mobile website?

While browsing the site on my Android mobile, I found that there is no option to delete comments through the mobile website. In order to take screenshots, I recreated the issue using the mobile link ...
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Yes, I'm really sure I want to delete that post

Attempting to delete questions on the mobile site on iOS causes two notification messages asking me to confirm the deletion, which it shouldn't do. I haven't really looked into it, but it may just be ...
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Add an Image Upload button to the Mobile Site

With the release of iOS 6, the most commonly used mobile browser now supports standard generic image upload buttons. This is actually really handy. I can take screenshots on my phone or iPad, and use ...
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Can you stop forcing the YouTube Flash Player? [duplicate]

Today, I couldn't watch a video embedded on movies.stackexchange.com on my phone. Then, doing a search I found that those questions exists: When doing Youtube integration, please give an alternative ...
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Missing features of mobile chat

Mobile chat is missing a lot of features (understandable, as it's mobile). However, there are a number of features not currently implemented that are almost necessities: Replies — Sure, we can type "@...
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Add kick option to mobile chat UI

The kick-mute feature in chat is... Wonderful. Instead of letting rudeness or idiocy derail a conversation, savvy room owners and moderators can quietly remove the disruptive person from the room for ...
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Show “helpful flags” counter and link on the mobile site profile page

There is no "helpful flags" counter (with a link to flagging summary) on the mobile version of profile page. And I see no other way to reach flagging summary page and check your flagging history from ...
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Moderator flag notifications should reach mobile

I spend a great deal of time surfing SE sites from my phone during commutes and other down times. The global inbox is quite effective at reaching me even for chat pings. Quite frankly the mobile site ...
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Add/Show comments focuses text box by default

If I open a post using the mobile theme, which has many comments, there is a link at the footer "add/show n more comments". If this link is clicked, the comments are loaded and displayed. At the ...
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1answer
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Mobile site exposes downvote data on user rep page

It seems that the mobile version of Stack Overflow displays downvotes that a user has made, with the time and a link to the downvoted post, on the user's rep page when another person views it. In ...
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Add functionality to mobile chat

I love chatting, but sometimes I have to move around, which means I must face the mobile interface for chat. The experience is extremely frustrating. I have mocked up a relatively simple change to the ...
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Make the search box handheld-device friendly

Currently, the search box requires the enter key to start a search. This is a bit hard to do when your device doesn't have one. We can has search button? Posting from a Zune HD.
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Make number of upvotes and downvotes visible on the mobile site [duplicate]

This was discussed some time before, and I guess every using the mobile web application thinks this is a killer addition to the mobile web experience. However, this still isn't implemented. The ...
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Mobile SE sites not allowing edits to edits

When you have less than 2K rep and your edit goes in a queue, you are usually allowed to revise your edit while it is being reviewed, by clicking the edit button again on the question page. However, ...
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Can the color of visited links be changed on the mobile site?

When browsing the mobile Stack Overflow site links are displayed in a reddish tone. This is a good contrast to the text color. But whenever a link was visited it gets the very same color as the "...
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Make the number of close votes easier to see in the mobile theme

With the mobile theme, the number of close votes that have been cast thus far for each of the close reasons are not very visible. For example, on my iPod, I see this: It would be much easier to ...
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Launch iOS app from sites

Can we add functionality to the mobile site to view the page in the SE iOS app? It could be through smart app banners or a link at the bottom where the download link is. I really don't care which,...
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Add upload image button to the new mobile chat

I'd like to see an "upload" button added to the new mobile chat (accepting both web links and local files). It would make it so much more convenient to take pictures of my cats and repost them.
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Mobile allows triple-pinning

Once again, The Nineteenth byte has uncovered an strange and unusual obscure chat bug Normally, if you attempt to pin a message that has already been pinned by another user, you get the following: ...
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New Mobile chat: link color and regular text color are too similar

Let me start by saying that I love the new Mobile UI for chat. There is one minor problem though: The colors of links and regular text are just too similar. I can barely tell them apart in this ...
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Official Stack Overflow mobile app [duplicate]

This question has been asked before in 2010, but I am sure many of us would like to see an official app to use Stack Overflow, which allows interaction (votes, reviews, etc) instead of just reading ...
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No mobile site for the election

When going to the election page on a mobile device (iPod touch) it takes me to desktop version of the page, and clicking the mobile button doesn't do anything. If this is by design, please remove the ...
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Inbox notification and reputation score is misaligned in mobile web view

The inbox notification indicator and reputation score indicator are misaligned in the mobile web view.
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1answer
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Animated profile picture on mobile site

As I was looking at this answer on SO mobile site on my iPhone, an animated profile picture caught my attention. Animated gifs are not allowed on profile pictures, but this one managed to show up on ...
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Are there mobile apps for Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I am used to using my smart phone to browse Stack Overflow with a web browser, but I feel that that's not a very good solution. Now I want to use a mobile app to browse SO. Is there a mobile app for ...
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“Prev”/“next” triangles rendered as Emojis on iOS devices

In the (default) Safari browser on an iPhone the "prev" and "next" characters in the links at the bottom of the questions page are rendered as Emojis, which looks quite ugly: The HTML source contains ...
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Please provide a mobile-optimized captcha page

When working with the mobile version of one of the mobile sites, my connection got really slow, and (I think this is what) caused Apple.SE to show me a captcha. I'm okay with that, but I'd like to ...
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Hide email field from moderator view on mobile site

When viewing a user page on the full site, moderators (but not SE Employees) see a little "click to show" link in the email address field. Clicking this reveals the user's email address (obviously). ...
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Design “Page Not Found” page for Mobile

I often use Stack Exchange sites on my smartphone. The mobile version works great, but when I end up on a page which is not found (like a deleted question), it redirects me to the full version of site....
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Spam and rude/abusive questions aren't hidden behind revision history link on mobile web

I just reached 10k on SO yesterday. Today, when I was going to inspect a spam question, I saw this: I expected that it should be hidden, presenting me with a link to the revision history, but it wasn'...