I know at least one other person feels the same way about the GaG messaging format on mobile devices, but does anyone else have any quibbles they would like to voice?
Considering how much work has been done to the site over the last twelve months I would have thought the abysmal messaging would have been addressed.
A few issues that I find annoying:
- too much header on the screen, you can't read the message to which you are replying. - messages disappear once the keyboard comes out, there is literally a line and a half sized gap into which you can pear and squint to annoyingly jump and scroll through the message thread - I have to randomly tap a blank space to make the thread reappear once I've sent my message - the character count for one message is ridiculously low considering many people are trying to talk about quite in depth topics. A few sentences just doesn't cut it.
Would anyone else like to comment? Any issues you're having with the layout of the site?
The question is out there...
Thanks to @menguc for increasing the message character length from 500 to 1000 words :)
Hi... Messsage length is now increased to 1000 characters max (used to be 500). I noted your other suggestions and we will investigate those issues. Thanks for bringing this issue up. I'm following other opinions as well.
It would be nice to a have a more Facebook oriented chat system. What I mean by that is higher character limit, the ability to have popup notifications when recieving a newest message and the ability to see who is online. The chat system on here needs a lot of work.
-a character count of 1000 instead of 500 so I'm not typing out a billion messages. -to see which of my friends are online, not how long ago they were on. to get some kind of signal as to when i get a new message. i mean like a sound or pop up, as i would with texting. [which we could maybe control in settings?] -to be able to have a new window or tab open for every new user i message or question i answer. sick of 'right click, open in new tab'. so annoying.
I have an i-phone and don't seem to have any problems with it... maybe I'm more tolerant but I certainly don't have the troubles that was mentioned. Only trouble I have, is when I have a link that is on site such as a pic link or website link that has been copied and pasted into the message boards and I can't do the copy/paste... don't know if its an apple issue or this site issue? apart from that all else is good thanks...