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Will you grow the vertical mobile question title input box and comment area to let us review our texts for typos?

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asked 2014-12-27 00:26:10 +0300

rdmo gravatar image

updated 2015-03-28 07:53:17 +0300

The comment box for text entry is tiny in askbot's forum pages, in the mobile GUI aka what I see on my Jolla device.

Comment entry the same size as Add answer / Your answer at the bottom of some pages would be better.

Screenshots from my device may enable comparison. If viewed on a screen more than a €5 note in size, please bear in mind the scaling may be off, and imagine making your comments and comment edits on the back of a €5-note using dabs of fingerpaint.

together with comment and keyboard together with question and keyboard

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The first answer given does not cover the mobile GUI for the website forum.

rdmo ( 2015-01-04 22:29:29 +0300 )edit

I agee that the Answer below does not give an adequate response to the question posted (in mobile the comment box is too small), thus it should not be accepted as a correct answer to this Q.

foss4ever ( 2015-01-05 13:28:16 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-02-03 21:59:36 +0300

Keto gravatar image

The comment textarea is now slightly bigger, I hope it helps.

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Thanks. This seems more practical than previously.

rdmo ( 2015-02-04 00:03:15 +0300 )edit

It's bigger, but no longer scrollable on the phone...

rdmo ( 2015-02-08 00:24:58 +0300 )edit

Sorry to report that the comment box is still often too small and would be better if the edit area just expanded to the size of the entire text it contains.

rdmo ( 2015-04-22 23:24:19 +0300 )edit

I reopened the internal bug, but don't know when I will have time to look at this.

Keto ( 2015-04-23 09:10:45 +0300 )edit

@Keto: Thanks. I left the comment since it reflects the situation, not because it is staggeringly urgent. The style change may be described here:

rdmo ( 2015-04-23 09:15:07 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-12-27 00:39:02 +0300

ApB gravatar image

In the lower righ corner there is a triangle that you can click and drag to make it bigger.

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It doesn't work on mobile, where the text box is really tiny, so I also think that its default size should be increased.

Sthocs ( 2014-12-27 04:00:43 +0300 )edit

@ApB: No, there isn't. If there is one, it's a browser feature (FF for example) and not something you can rely upon when using this site.

ossi1967 ( 2014-12-29 13:41:17 +0300 )edit


I see no reason why anyone would use any other browser than FF. :P

ApB ( 2014-12-29 15:01:44 +0300 )edit

@ApB I see no reason for anyone to post such (nonsense) remarks on this forum ;)

foss4ever ( 2015-01-05 13:30:28 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2014-12-27 00:26:10 +0300

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