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Title: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: kassy on August 17, 2020, 03:05:12 PM
Do you use the computer or the phone to read the forum?

If there are other options you use please post them below so i can add them.

Poll closes in 7 days so the people who come by only once a week can vote.  ;)

Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: Ktb on August 17, 2020, 03:48:24 PM
Where are the overlapping options? Computer and phone because I’m addicted to ice
Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: oren on August 17, 2020, 04:17:01 PM
Either enable multiple checkboxes, or add all possible combinations, plus "Other".
I use computer and phone.
Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: kassy on August 17, 2020, 04:32:45 PM
I guessed many would. But if you use both then go for the option you would choose if you had to go with one or the other.

If you read it on the phone during the day because you can´t use the company computer just vote for computer.
Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: KiwiGriff on August 17, 2020, 09:15:21 PM
Computer and phone...
kudos to vox for his post quality using just a phone.
I get frustrated trying anything more than a simple sentence on a phone.
Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: HapHazard on August 17, 2020, 09:21:43 PM
Is there a purpose behind this poll?

Anyway, computer only here.
Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: vox_mundi on August 17, 2020, 10:01:01 PM
A smartphone is not my news aggregation instrument of choice; I usually post on the PCs at the library. But with the COVID lockdown it's my plan B.

Ever since the stylus fell into the sofa 'black hole' touch-typing has been like typing with doorknobs
Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: kassy on August 17, 2020, 11:40:30 PM
Is there a purpose behind this poll?

Anyway, computer only here.

I was wondering about some things.

Quote
I must admit that I "miss the old days" when one of Neven's ASIB entries led to a broad, informed discussion at a fairly low pace for several days or weeks. At that time, contributors were allowed to think between their posts.

P-Maker posted this in the Melting thread.

At the time there was less information coming but we also did not have the twitter/FB reply all the time culture.

And the general culture was different. I do love those 2014 threads where page 1 is arguing some lineair thing and on page 3 it is still going on. Things became more hectic over time with more people joining and thus the conversation got more messy.

And somewhere in there i wondered about the phones.

The poll is probably not going to be that useful but at least i can strike Post a poll to ASIF off my bucket list so there is that.  :)

Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: KiwiGriff on August 18, 2020, 12:38:17 AM
"Interesting discussions".
This thread has fifteen votes so far.
Can be taken as we are interested enough to read, vote and comment.

Comment made on ex lease laptop. Cheap enough that you can upgrade every four years or so over decades to stay  current with hardware and software  for less than the cost of one reasonable lap top  buying new.
 
Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: NevB on August 18, 2020, 01:07:36 AM
I use both, Phone comuting on the train right now where I find the laptop too awkward and PC at home or sometimes at work where the graphics are easier to see .

I haven't voted because I couldn't choose one or the other.
Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: Bruce Steele on August 18, 2020, 01:35:31 AM
I don’t own a computer or an I-phone .
A landline phone and snail mail are kinda relics I guess.  :)
Most everyone has an I-phone so the I-Pad column probably won’t get many votes.





Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: oren on August 18, 2020, 02:09:22 AM
I haven't voted because I couldn't choose one or the other.
Same.
Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: nanning on August 18, 2020, 10:09:27 AM
Interesting Bruce. Now I am wondering how you post on and read the asif. Perhaps I'm being stupid, sorry.
I also have no mobile phone but I do have a desktop computer. I really like snailmail and have sent blum second hand wings.

Vox, that makes it even more impressive; typing with doorknobs ;)
Is not daring to dive deep into your unexplored sofa patches the main gravity of the situation?
Would a pencil work?
Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: blumenkraft on August 18, 2020, 10:33:07 AM
Bruce has an iPad, Nanning.

I remember him talking about it in another thread, otherwise i would have asked myself the same question.  ;D
Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: HapHazard on August 18, 2020, 11:50:54 AM
Most everyone has an I-phone so the I-Pad column probably won’t get many votes.
I'm one of those weird people who doesn't have a smart phone. I firmly believe that smart phones are for dumb people, sooo...  ;) ;D

Seriously tho, I only have a desktop (high-end, self-made) and an old simple flip phone - because when I step away from this computer, I want to be disconnected and IRL only, full stop.

It's all about balance!
Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: BeeKnees on August 18, 2020, 11:53:51 AM
PC and phone in equal measure
Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: kassy on August 18, 2020, 04:34:22 PM
I added Both phone and computer as an option for those who use it about equally so they can vote too.  :)

Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: kassy on August 18, 2020, 04:47:37 PM
So a follow up question are there things you cannot do on the phone? Or things you would rather do an a computer? I guess all text and graphics can be viewed fine on the tiny carry around monitor.

Checking if JAXA numbers are finally in because they were late again...i can see that. But looking at Aluminiums weekly graphs probably less so. 
Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: oren on August 18, 2020, 06:14:29 PM
Editing and copy paste (e.g. making partial quotes) are a big pain on the phone. Worldview crawling, creating animations, crunching numbers to produce charts, all require computer.
Reading the forum whenever some spare minutes present themselves or when away from home, much easier on the phone.
Title: Re: Reading the Forum on a Computer or a Phone?
Post by: Bruce Steele on August 18, 2020, 06:37:50 PM
Hap Hazard, Yes I like being disconnected when I step out my front door. So no phone. Not in the car either because I really don’t like CERE babbling away. I need to get my wife an air horn so she can find me, three blasts and come running.
 In awe of the technology and loath it at the same time. If my legs were still up to it I would still spend days hiking the wilderness incommunicado.