back to article El Reg iPhone app rated a flaccid 12+

It won't have escaped your notice that Vulture Central has unleashed a veritable shedload of mobile apps to deliver The Register to a range of devices, including one for the Jesus Phone and iPad. Well, we at the Bootnotes bureau were horrified to learn the latter is "Rated 12+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco …

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Do the apps get comments?

We can always help drive up the rating. You shitters.

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Alas, no... (or not yet)

Well, at its current incarnation (using on Android) there's no option to post comments.

What's more frustrating though is that you can't even see the comments either....

For me, comments are 50% of the reason I hang out here....

(Insert *Let try this again* icon)

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@Turtle_Fan

I read articles using the RSS feed via Google Reader, hence reading them in the browser, and the comments show just fine that way.

Posted (slowly) from my Wildfire running 2.2.

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What? No comments?

Epic fail... Back to RSS feed.

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Agreed

I've long since noticed that the comments sections tend to provide more accurate and relevant information than the actual articles, not to mention the occasional slanging match.

Please build comments into the app.

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title

I agree, we need comments - comments are what makes the articles what they are.

Shame, nice app otherwise. Please add comments so I have no reason to use the mobile site.

Could someone fix the annoying issue with video's embedded in articles on the mobile site too - this causes the Jesus phone to break the page - or at least it does for me.

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m.theregister.co.uk has comments.

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Wow

Finally I've found a place to put it!

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Only 3.5 inch available?

Shame they don't have a 2.5inch version available, snugger fit and all....

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Huh

* Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug Use or References to these

* Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content or Nudity

* Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour

Those are features if you ask me. Where's the * Infrequent/Mild playmobil re-enactions of carnality?

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Finally...

...someone trying to get MORE porn rather than less...

Kudos...

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Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour

Oh dear, only mild and infrequent? We must try harder.

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Welcome

It's a...

...pink box.

Nothing to see here! Move along...

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rated 12+ on iphone lol

i just got the app on my blackberry, i wasn't aware of any age needed for that.

i also don't see how its a 12+ when you cant see the constant (Microsoft Users Vs Apple Fanboi Vs Linux Penguin Vs Opera Lords) comment wars, it can get pretty brutal...

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you have apps? see a doctor

It did escape my attention, so thanks to your reporting of a bad rating I know have the android app, thanks

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Is this a chance to request...

...that the articles contain more profanity?

I'm sick of having to translate your articles using PorkJerky (http://www.porkjerky.com/free/translator.php) to get them to an acceptable level....

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Infrequesnt / mild profanity or crude humour?

How do they classify frequent/strong profanity or crude humour?

Is it just pages of comments that are either the words "fuck" and "cunt" repeated hundreds of times or acres of really crude jokes that either start "there was a young man from Nantucket" or end in "12 inch pianist"?

El Reg commentards, I am disappointed in you all. I forgive you, but still.....

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blah

+1 for my favourite limerick

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Mobile Apps

Yes, yes, very good. Now how about a mobile version of your web page so we don't need those stupid apps? (while the regular web page does work **, a mobile-optimised version would be preferrable).

** I don't know if it's a problem at your end, my end, or Opera's middle bit, but Opera on iOS won't load the comments for any article (something about a Bad Request). And it's been that way for as long as I can recall.

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Mobile website

m.theregister.co.uk

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Er, there is..

A mobile version of the website.. Http://m.theregister.co.uk if memory serves..

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Mobile URL

Thanks for that.

<rant>

Silly me - here I was expecting to be automatically re-directed to it like it was a simple task for the web server to do....

(El Reg's BOFH must be too busy with his latest white paper on cattle-prod efficiency)

</rant>

Needs more badgers.

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"Bad Request" Update

I was getting the following error whenever I tried to access the comments section of an article:

Bad Request

Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.

Apache/2.2.16 (Debian) Server at m.forums.theregister.co.uk Port 80

I fixed the issue by deleting my cookies. As I feared, the problem was at my end....!

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That's fortunate

You can avoid the obligatory comment from an Opera user that nobody else is interested in or cares about.

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Nice!

I like the look and function of it. I only have a few comments so far: There's no scroll thingy. How am I supposed to know how much more do I have to reach the bottom? It just seems to scroll forever... until it stops.

Then, can you allow customization of the button bar? I don't generally read "Hardware" (except for when I do), and I rather have "Sods and Ends" or "Bootnotes" in there.

And finally, what, no comments? What's the point, then? :)

Cheers, and... Yay, Friday!

-dZ.

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at least you get to read the articles

I get "unable to establish connection with server" across wifi, and cellular networks (O2)

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OK, I'll write a protest note

I would be quite funny to see how they would react to a complaint to UP the rating instead of lowering it :-).

Quality!!

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No mobile reg shenanigans for me

This app is not supported on your handset or carrier.

I have a Blackberry Torch on O2.

Oh well.

Yes, I do know I can read it in the device browser.

I'm beginning to wonder whether me and el reg are destined to never get together properly when mobile. My crackberry replaced a Nokia E71, I used to use opera mini as my main browser on that. It would work OK, until I tried to read the comments, where it always reported a protocol error.

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None for me either

No WP7 app

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"It won't have escaped your notice"

Yes it did, I don't have an iphone

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Only 3.5 Inch...

That accounts for the French name...

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Paris Hilton

This is a title (first time I've done that!)

That'll be the Paris Hilton angle revealed at last!

Yes, I'll get my coat. Thanks.

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Joke

Wait for the police the spot the comments section...

The won't believe the number of cocks they see in here!

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Twitter?

First Impressiins are good, but cant link into Twitter as described. Anyone had any joy? Is it the app or User Error?!

Cheers chaps!

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Why no comments?

Come on, El Reg - this app is pretty much useless without the ability to even see story comments (never mind add new ones). Until that's sorted, I'll stick with m.theregister.co.uk, thank you

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Awww

Amazon Fixed it, Party Poopers!

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Fail

m.theregister.co.uk wins for two reasons. First, you can see and post comments.

Secondly, it works. The app doesn't work at all from my home network (some message about "firewall settings"). None of the other 169 apps I've got have this problem.

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Pint

Shouting profanities while naked...

... I found that I must wear shorts or jeans while shouting profanities because this fucking HP G62 laptop gets fucking hot and there's one tiny fucking screw that gets superfuckingheated and will put little fucking pinhole-sized burns on your right leg.

Impracticable to say the least. Must wait until the Asus TF101 price drops or Amazon comes out with that Kindle tablet some are wishing for (me too).

;)

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I am 12

and what is this?

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This is not the place for you

This forum is full of pedantics.

Go visit 4chan.org instead, where it's safe and all the cool little kids hang out. Check out the /b/ board.

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Re: Pedantics

It's "pedants" thank you very much!

And yes, we are everywhere and nowhere. Always looking but never seeing. In the shadows holding the light. We are Anonym^H^H^H^H^H^HPedants.

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Your App Is Rubbish Anyway....

It's a completely useless app:

1 - Need an active data connection, cannot read offline. The BBC news app does a good job of downloading all text on app startup, so I can read all stories on the tube (minus pics, not that that matters), why can't the reg app do the same or similar?

2 - As with others, no comments, it's what makes the reg the reg...

I deleted it within 2 mins when I realised it's useless without active data, might as well just use a browser and go to the full site! Get comments that way to.

If and when you sort #1 I will reinstall it on my iphone.

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At last....

....someone spotted the bigger fail.

A news app is not really an app if it can't download stories for off line. As such its a bit half baked, you might as well use the mobile site. Guardian/BBC apps are great for this and I use them all the time as a result.

Other than that I find it works smoothly and intuitively on my gayPhone 4...

Comments? I think less important. Funny that everyone moaning about the lack of comments are those that, um, comment. Ergo those that don't give a monkeys won't.

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I agree

Also, why on earth did you bother making an app but not include higher res iPad graphics. The 2x zoom resolution just looks shite

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Well the "m.theregister" works fully for comments on HTC's........

.......stock browser at any rate. Doesn't in Opera mobile for some reason, just get that error message others have referred to. Never mind, the "Sense" browser is perfectly adequate for following El Reg mob. Yay! Now I can post from the bus - God, when did I become a geek? Are there support groups where you can get help? "My name is Arctic Fox and I am........."

Posted from my desire z (at last)

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George Carlin to the rescue

shitpissfuckcuntcocksuckermotherfuckertits

GTBOS

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