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newdayneeded

(1,952 posts)
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 08:26 PM Mar 2023

I can't even read DU with the format change

Last edited Wed Mar 29, 2023, 10:19 PM - Edit history (1)

What the hell happened?

I want my simplified version back for my phone.

Update, I was able to go back in my tabs in my phone and grab the previous version that worked better on my phone. Hopefully this helps others if it happens to you. thanks.

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I can't even read DU with the format change (Original Post) newdayneeded Mar 2023 OP
What format change? EarlG Mar 2023 #1
Trumpland photobomb! PCIntern Mar 2023 #3
Agh! EarlG Mar 2023 #4
it's a phone thing CatWoman Mar 2023 #11
It's like I'm in computer page mode newdayneeded Mar 2023 #14
If possible, please take a screenshot of your phone screen while on DU EarlG Mar 2023 #19
I see no difference. OAITW r.2.0 Mar 2023 #2
Not having a problem on my cellphone, unlike the last time. electric_blue68 Mar 2023 #5
Try hitting refresh repeatedly until it comes back to normal Poiuyt Mar 2023 #6
I had a reformatting problem that I resolved by simply restarting. TreasonousBastard Mar 2023 #7
Try buying a star. Support DU and eliminate your issues. panader0 Mar 2023 #8
what format change? Nothing has changed for me. msfiddlestix Mar 2023 #9
Uhhhh. Wut? edisdead Mar 2023 #10
I have noticed that without the star level Liberal In Texas Mar 2023 #12
he's talking about the DU format on his phone CatWoman Mar 2023 #13
It's fine on my cellphone, but last time it didn't go back to normal for me for a bunch of days electric_blue68 Mar 2023 #15
Can you explain what you're seeing in detail? EarlG Mar 2023 #18
just sent CatWoman Mar 2023 #20
Okay can you go to EarlG Mar 2023 #21
phone looks same as usual msongs Mar 2023 #16
Last couple of months it's been a hard adjustment. oasis Mar 2023 #17

EarlG

(21,928 posts)
1. What format change?
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 08:28 PM
Mar 2023

We have not made any changes to the format beyond adding a new ad placement on desktop today, which does not affect phones…

Can you tell me what you’re seeing?

CatWoman

(79,290 posts)
11. it's a phone thing
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 09:44 PM
Mar 2023

whenever I access DU via my phone, the pages look weird as the words are all out of proportion (very small).

I tried viewing via Firefox and my regular phone browser and it's the same.

newdayneeded

(1,952 posts)
14. It's like I'm in computer page mode
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 10:15 PM
Mar 2023

I used to get a simplified phone version. Around noon today it switched on me. hmmm?

EarlG

(21,928 posts)
19. If possible, please take a screenshot of your phone screen while on DU
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 11:05 PM
Mar 2023

If you have an iPhone you can do that by pressing the power button and volume up button at the same time. The screenshot will go into your photo gallery -- please email it to me at [email protected]

If you don't have an iPhone, see if you can do a search for how to take a screenshot on your particular model.

Poiuyt

(18,104 posts)
6. Try hitting refresh repeatedly until it comes back to normal
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 09:24 PM
Mar 2023

I had the issue a couple of months ago, but seems to be okay now.

Liberal In Texas

(13,509 posts)
12. I have noticed that without the star level
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 09:53 PM
Mar 2023

the difference is pretty annoying. This might be what you're seeing.

EarlG

(21,928 posts)
18. Can you explain what you're seeing in detail?
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 10:58 PM
Mar 2023

If possible, please take a screenshot on your phone and email it to me at [email protected]

EarlG

(21,928 posts)
21. Okay can you go to
Thu Mar 30, 2023, 04:49 PM
Mar 2023

“My Account” — link at top of page.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=myaccount

Scroll down to Preferences and make sure that “Preferred format for mobile devices” is set to “Mobile” — let me know what happens.

oasis

(49,274 posts)
17. Last couple of months it's been a hard adjustment.
Wed Mar 29, 2023, 10:38 PM
Mar 2023

Sometimes when I change to another thread the print on my iPad becomes soooooo tiny.
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