I’m having a lot of problems with Discourse on BB when using iOS 15 Safari. Trying to understand if it’s just me or if there’s something more systemic.
The most vexing and common issue I’m running into is most of the time, quoting just doesn’t work. I can highlight some text and press the “Quote” button and nothing happens. I have to literally close my tab and reopen the site for things to work again … until they don’t.
The gif picker is much harder to use than before. It doesn’t appear in the middle of the screen making me scroll up in the page to be able to use it.
I’m sure there’s some other things too but I’ll start with that. Is anybody else running into weird issues like this?
I have had the quote issue. I can get it to work again without reloading but I may well have done enough things in the meantime to kick it to reload. (Scrolling, opening the reply without quoting, close the reply etc.) I have no solutions or many thoughts, it went into the “I will think about dealing with this later”
I’ve seen this too, but saw this in iOS 14 Safari as well. That’s not something I notice 100% of the time and is more of a minor F&F nuisance than usability problem so I never felt compelled to report it.
No. It just happens sometimes. I’ll try to quote something, it’ll show the option to quote, then when I press “quote” nothing happens - just like in the screen capture from my earlier post. (Also FWIW the gif picker is still broken as well but that’s a 100% repro for me.)
It’s not a 100% repro so I’m not sure exactly what triggers it, but it’s really obnoxious when it does happen. I rely heavily on quotes especially in busy topics and whenever I hit this bug it makes me pause and reconsider even participating at that point.
If I want to reply the way I want to, I’ll either need to reload the page and hope it works, manually copy/paste and format (a pain on mobile), or just say screw it and not reply at all since I’m now annoyed and in the wrong mindset. Kind of the antithesis of discourse.
One thing I’ve noticed is this happens more frequently with #boing topics and seems to be more frequent the more posts in the topic. Could just be coincidence but I’ve seen stranger things happen here given the unique use cases on this forum.
get the quote problem (press button, nothing happens)
press f12 to bring up the dev console
make sure you are on the Console tab
right click the console area and select “clear console”
click the Reply button again, and see if any new errors appear in the console
I do about 99% of my interactions with the BBS on iOS Safari. I can try to get a debug console but it will be considerably more painful and less opportunistic than just being able to press F12 since I need to be near a computer.
(I’m a professional developer so while I try to provide the most detailed repro steps possible in this case it’s so random I have yet to find a reliable sequence of events.)