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I would like to ask whether there are (and in the case of a negative answer to propose there be ) any plans for supporting mobile forum reading/posting applications such as TapaTalk?

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The ad company who owns us (management and the tech dept.) have talked a bit about that type of app a long time ago, if I remember correctly. Tangerine ... do you remember this?

They didn't share what they are doing about it, if anything. They own a ton of other sites, so they would probably do it all at once for all their sites, I would think. So you know, we are usually out of the loop on tech upgrades, until something actually happens, so we really don't know.

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We last inquired about tapatalk support about nine months ago, and here's what the tech team had to say about it then:

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We have considered it several times but there’s always been issues with hours required to install/maintain it and cross device compatibility. It will continue to be considered.
I'll ask them if there's been any movement.

For me, tapatalk is decent, but I have encountered my share of problems with it as a user, so I understand where they're coming from.

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I received a response, and there are no plans to implement tapatalk here. Evolve has tried it on some of their other forums and had a number of issues including security and privacy vulnerabilities. Many of the forums that had installed it uninstalled it.

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I understand, thank you for the information.

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Thanks YoninahAliza, mod team agrees, and the thread has been moved
Sorry, I was away on holiday so I didn't see this till now... but thank you for making the switch!

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This is from way back, but I was grateful that it was brought up. This kind of power-posting via thread-making has made a comeback recently.
Saucer, since I posted that in '13 I don't think it actually ever stopped.
And it's always the worst right before fashion week.

I love tFS, and have an overall pretty high post count myself, but sometimes you have to wonder if members who post excessively every day have time for other things. Maybe it is a bit obsessive-compulsive (in the loosest use of the term)..

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^ Unfortunately it's not just Supporting Cast now either, it's Behind The Lens...

Threads for every manicurist/hairstylist/etc.

Makes it harder to sort through the relevant threads. Which in turn leads to less discussion on the board. Which is why tFS continues to putter out every year. And will sadly probably just turn this place into nothing more than a massive photo archive without discussion.

But, unfortunately, it is not breaking any rules.

Annoying though, I agree.

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^ Unfortunately it's not just Supporting Cast now either, it's Behind The Lens...

Threads for every manicurist/hairstylist/etc.

Makes it harder to sort through the relevant threads. Which in turn leads to less discussion on the board. Which is why tFS continues to putter out every year. And will sadly probably just turn this place into nothing more than a massive photo archive without discussion.

But, unfortunately, it is not breaking any rules.

Annoying though, I agree.
HeatherAnne, I agree totally with you. I'm not a long-time member, but when I started to check out the forum (c. 2008) and at the time I joined there was some discussion in the individual threads. TFS wasn't as much focused on models as it is now. Threads about designer's collections had more than one page. Now, very often, somebody makes a thread, posts the designer's whole collection, and then there are about 5 posts more with "discussion", and that's it.

I can admit to power-posting in SC forum, I'm guilty of that... only in threads of the models I really like and follow. Yet, sometimes I wonder if there's any sense of adding a few words from myself if no one replies or joins the discussion. Because that happened quite often before.

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It was all about actual discussion, in the beginning.

But times have changed and with social media like twitter and instagram, it seems like so many people don't actually have the attention span any more to carry on a real discussion. It's a shame ....

And this is exactly why we added a forum a couple of years ago ... Fashion in Depth. It's sort of like a small, private club for the few members who still like to have a real discussion.

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I came here to ask whether I am the only one who wishes there were fewer new threads in the Designers & Collections forum and just saw that this has already been discussed in this thread

I feel that it's become similar to Femmes -- the only motivation to start a new thread seems to be to have a thread on every collection/model on the planet. I'd prefer to only see threads for collections that we know people actually want to see and discuss. I also like when people post a collection because they like it or have something to say about it. I honestly found it overwhelming to see all these new threads for NYFW collections today, who can keep up with all of those? I don't feel compelled to click on all of them to maybe find a hidden gem and a great discussion, there are just way too many threads!

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Good point and I agree that often certain members get way too carried away and just "robopost". They post just to be posting, or post because they want to be first to start a thread ... not sure why, actually. And it's really not that productive or that interesting ...it's just excessive, sometimes.

Not sure what the suggestion is ... what you'd like us to do. But, I'm sure you know that we don't stop members from posting what they want ... as long as it complies with the rules. There is no rule about "being selective" .... members may post what interests them. It's a member driven forum ... so we have to take the good with the excessive.

And look at it this way ... if you were looking for a specific, but obscure designer .... isn't it nice to be able to find it here? So, it might be of interest to someone ... somewhere .....

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So, it might be of interest to someone ... somewhere .....
Or sometimes.
I agree with this part.I don't start threads about designers and collections, but I did found some interesting discussions/photos about certain less known designers and their collections from cca 2006 or so... It was helpful for my job, since they were presented to me as people of high relevance in their field, so I came here to check...they were none of that

So having threads like that does come in handy at times

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