tapatalk wont login or update feeds anymore

Discussion in 'STH Suggestions and Updates' started by audio catalyst, May 26, 2018.

  1. audio catalyst

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    anyone else have the same issue ?
     
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  2. Blinky 42

    Blinky 42 Active Member

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    I noticed it as well earlier this week but figured it was an update the the app did and would gt fixed eventually so didn't investigate much
     
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  3. nthu9280

    nthu9280 Active Member

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    I think it started on Wed/Thu. I recall @Patrick saying that if the #users fell below some critical mass he would look at discontinuing Tapatalk support. Not sure if that is what happened. I don't follow the general discussion / forum features thread. So even if there was announcement, I would have missed it
     
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  4. Patrick

    Patrick Administrator
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    Tapatalk is turned off at this point. You can thank the EU and GDPR for that. It may come back once we have time to work through it. Here are some stats though:
    • Tapatalk is the #1 maintenance item on the forums. Constant security updates, broken bits.
    • Tapatalk had an annoying banner for any non-Tapatalk mobile user on the forums. The way to remove this was to move to a paid subscription.
    • We looked at moving to paid, but the advertising is so poor/ revenue share so poor that Tapatalk revenue was on the order of $0.05/day. For $1.50 in revenue per month, it did not cover the cost of upgrading. The rates given to publishers like STH are frankly terrible.
    • On the GDPR front, Tapatalk essentially sucks all content/ data and makes that data hard to manage.
    We may revisit it at some point, but the new EU GDPR was finally the last straw that means we cannot support it at this time. I have three international round trips and 26K miles to fly in the next 13 days starting today so no time to deal with Tapatalk. I know we have a few people that love Tapatalk, but from a site owner point of view, it is not worth it at this point.
     
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  5. SlickNetAaron

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    Totally understand that. Is there an alternative mobile app that we can use? I just like the push notifications.. much finer control for my use than getting email notifications
     
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    Patrick Administrator
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  7. mstone

    mstone Active Member

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    tapatalk was once useful, but started going downhill years ago until it was nothing more than obvious play to squeeze ad revenue from people still using it by habit.
     
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  8. RyC

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    Is there a way to mark a forum as read that I'm missing? I used Tapatalk to mark the Sales/Deals/Trades forums as read (to avoid temptation) and I can't seem to find a way to do it now.
     
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  9. Blinky 42

    Blinky 42 Active Member

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    Right under the forms menu on the main forums list page or a forum page
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  10. RyC

    RyC Active Member

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    Does that mark ALL forums read or just the forum you're currently in?
     
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  11. Blinky 42

    Blinky 42 Active Member

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    When you click on it it gives you the option for either
     
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  12. Evan

    Evan Well-Known Member

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    Haha
     
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    Is there any alternative to Tapatalk on Android which works with STH?
     
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  14. ttabbal

    ttabbal Active Member

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    Just browsers. The site performs pretty well in Chrome. Script heavy sites like forums used to have lousy performance on mobile, but they have improved a lot lately. As have mobile processors etc.. And tapatalk has been going downhill lately as well, so it's a lot less useful than it used to be overall.
     
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  15. laserpaddy

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    It was awesome for my note8
     
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