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TapaTalk will now have ads

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Adam Howard, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    OK, so you can opt out of the test / pilot program. But once this goes live.... I wonder if this will be an option or will it simply be standard?
  2. Jesepi

    Jesepi Well-Known Member

    I tried tapatalk on my forum briefly, but honestly with a responsive design I don't really see the need for it.
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  3. Motobaka

    Motobaka Active Member

    I didn’t see the use either, but some users wanted it anyway. Now I use it for the notification alerts that I get on my mobile phone. I don’t know what to think about the advertisement. Very few people are using it on our site I think. I guess we will just wait to see how it goes.
  4. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I got the same email this morning and definitely don't want Tapatalk inserting content into my forums - ads or otherwise - so have asked how I can opt-out?
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2013
  5. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    I have a feeling that we won't be able to permanently opt-out of displaying ads to users of the Tapatalk free app.

    They've just released an update to the Xenforo app. Note the third point...

  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There is a really simple way of opting out ;)
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  7. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Yup ... and I'm already letting my modding team know about the posibility of us taking that option. ;)
  8. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Yep, I've been looking for an excuse to ditch Tapatalk and this might just be it. ;)
  9. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    For those who maybe slow in the morning and don't catch the meaning....

    The simple way of permanently opting out is uninstalling and removing TapaTalk ;)
  10. melbo

    melbo Well-Known Member

    I disabled TT with my upgrade to 1.2 and had about 30-40 members contact me with reasons why they needed it. I asked them to give the responsive style a try and showed them screenshots of what it looked like to no avail. The major benefit (to them) is that they can quickly check multiple forums from within the same app - with consistent navigation.

    I told them ads were coming so to be aware and then re-installed it.

    I'm just going to crank the ads up and see if they finally decide to abandon it.

    2 things I wish I never would have adopted as 'forum standard' are TT and a Shoutbox
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  11. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    Yep! rm -fr ./mobiquo/* :D

    Two weeks ago, I even went into my account and deleted everything. Now I'll just send all their emails to the spam folder and I'm free of them.

    I'm so glad I have that security headache off of our server. Some users balked, but...tough luck. I mentioned security issues, privacy issues with their private data (who knows what back door a hacker could find in that code), and lack of the full set of forum features. Plus, our staff can now handle issues via mobile since they have full access to all moderation features and the admin page.

    As for push notification? It's called "email". ;) Seriously though, I wish XF had some sort of "push" component, perhaps even a small smartphone/tablet app that would be used only to receive and list alerts, which would link over to the forum...
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  12. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Seems Tapatalk don't want to talk about it - thread removed from view.

    Let's give it another try. But if they can't answer simple questions about what they plan to do with the app and our site content and traffic - then it's probably time to walk away.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2013
  13. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member


    I thought they were listening too - a few of us had posted asking for permanent opt-out and that Eric guy even replied saying to email him and we would remain opted-out after the trial. So I can only think that there is no permanent opt-out, otherwise why remove the thread?
  14. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    They could have pulled the thread to revise their message... (just playing devil's advocate :D ).

    Still, I've had communications "issues" in my limited dealings with them in the past. It's more a trust issue for me. As for the ads, they should (hopefully!) realize that more users will leave their application in droves if they force advertising on everyone.
  15. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Having temporarily disabled Tapatalk image uploads until I get some answers, I've had a member explain he pays extra for Tapatalk image hosting; which could explain why they might want to force people down the route of only using this service for uploads.

    I hadn't realised it was a paid extra and just thought it was part of the package once you buy the app.
  16. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    I had heard that they were charging for tapatalk image hosting, though I don't know if they have always done this? I don't allow Tapatalk image hosting as I want the content on my site, not on Tapatalk.

    @Clickfinity you might want to look at Tapatalk image disabling on CycleChat as I've again managed to upload something when I shouldn't be able to. o_O
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  17. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    I've never heard of that either.

    Having a third party host the images never sat well with me, so while I didn't disable the feature, I also did not advertise it.

    I AM glad i was able to turn of the signature spam. Other members do not need to know how you posted, or what you posted with. (Same as the email spam, "posted from my iphone"...annoys me no end.)
  18. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    I have put up a suggestion: PUSH notifications for XenForo
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  19. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

  20. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    Like the first post if you want this.

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