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Admin

Admin - Webmaster
Weird I just verified the settings and it shows that it is only enabled on the main default style and no others.

It could be one of those glitches with browser or ISP cache.

What happens if you use this direct link to the no sidebar style?

http://www.car-seat.org/?styleid=65
 

BeckC

New member
My skin is Default Solid and showed up as Mobile. I had to change it around a few times, then set it back, close my browser, and reopen. And now it's normal again. Weird.
 

CommMom

Senior Community Member
That was weird. Mine somehow was on the mobile too even though I didn't change anything. I finally found the "Full Site" button in the top right and got it switched back.
 

Admin

Admin - Webmaster
I may have caused this by mistake when changing some settings a few hours ago, sorry! But this may provide some valuable information. For those who had their format changed this afternoon, can you please comment what device and browser you had, and what style you had before and after?

Also, I may have a permanent switch for members on tablets or phones or any mobile device who are trying to use the desktop full version but have to keep switching it back from mobile. The author of the plugin has an idea, but it may take a few weeks to implement.
 

UlrikeDG

Admin - CPS Technician Emeritus
For those who had their format changed this afternoon, can you please comment what device and browser you had, and what style you had before and after?

PC
Chrome
Style WAS Default
Changed it back to Default and it's fine now.

This was after 10:30 pm tonight, which was the first time I've logged in today.
 

CommMom

Senior Community Member
PC
Firefox
Was default before, switched to mobile (on its own), then it was back to default after I found the "desktop site" link at the top of the page & clicked it.

It hasn't happened to me again today. Just that one time right around when I posted earlier.
 

ketchupqueen

CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
I'm on a PC running Win 8 and Chrome right now. I have it set to default (no sidebar.) It just brought me to the mobile site; when I clicked out it's still showing the sidebar (although I'm still set to no sidebar.)

It has done the same thing to me multiple times on my Kindle Fire and phone (Android) today.
 

CommMom

Senior Community Member
PC
Firefox
Was default before, switched to mobile (on its own), then it was back to default after I found the "desktop site" link at the top of the page & clicked it.

It hasn't happened to me again today. Just that one time right around when I posted earlier.

Here I said it didn't happen and it just did it again when I logged on this morning. Same laptop w/ Firefox, switched to mobile (on its own), then back to default after I changed it back. :confused:
 

Baylor

New member
I can not stay on desktop and it will not save my preferred skin. Each time I come back it changes it back to hideous blue greens.

If I close window and come back or refresh it goes to mobile listing.

So annoying.
 

Admin

Admin - Webmaster
Apologies everyone for the issues and for your patience. Something I did yesterday must have messed something up. I wish this mobile style wasn't necessary, but as of April 21st, Google will slam search results for sites that don't have a mobile friendly appearance.

I could upgrade, but my concern is that vBulletin 4 may not be much better than this vBulletin 3 solution in terms of automatic selection of the mobile style. I am testing it at www.car-seat.co . Members from last year should be able to login with an older password there. You are all welcome to leave feedback on it. vBulletin 4 retains many forum features like iTrader and "Thanks", but still uses a similar mobile style selector like the current one. The latest vBulletin 5 uses a mobile responsive style that does not require switching, but it still has a lot of issues and would be much different overall, plus it would lose some third party features like iTrader and "Thanks".

I've put this off for years because I know people don't like change, but it really is down to the wire now. I am still seeking other options, including something that will help permanently override the mobile style which I hope to have implemented this month. If these fixes don't work, I will be upgrading to vBulletin 4 as soon as possible. Many styles will be lost in that process, at least temporarily.

I'm on a PC running Win 8 and Chrome right now. I have it set to default (no sidebar.) It just brought me to the mobile site; when I clicked out it's still showing the sidebar (although I'm still set to no sidebar.)

It has done the same thing to me multiple times on my Kindle Fire and phone (Android) today.

I reverted all of yesterday's changes a few minutes ago, even though they shouldn't have affected this. I hope this will help.

I do note that if you are on the mobile style and click "Full Desktop Site", it will take you to the default destktop style with sidebar, regardless of any other preference set in your User CP. That is a direct link to the default style and will override other settings for that session. To force the change back to your preferred style, you could instead use one of the direct style links below.

I do not see the sidebar there.

Clicking that link ( http://www.car-seat.org/?styleid=65 ) AND having the no sidebar style set in your User CP should do it.


Here I said it didn't happen and it just did it again when I logged on this morning. Same laptop w/ Firefox, switched to mobile (on its own), then back to default after I changed it back. :confused:

For anyone still having issues, try using one of the direct links below to reset your style preference. If you still have issues, please try all 3 steps in this full procedure:

1) clearing cache and cookies. https://kb.iu.edu/d/ahic or https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050?hl=en

2) Then make sure you have your preferred style selected at the bottom miscellaneous section in your User CP Edit Options: http://www.car-seat.org/profile.php?do=editoptions .

3) Then make sure to use the style selector at the bottom of the page to go to you preferred style, or use a link below. This should only be needed once, but you could also bookmark the link if you wish to make sure:

Default http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=18

No Sidebar http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=65

Fixed Width http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=51

Solid http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=40

No Banner http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=62

Classic http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=21

ShelleBelle http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=20

Standard http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=38

Nightshift http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=41

Spring http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=42

Citron http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=43

Blush http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=44

Autumn http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=45

Grape http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=46

Office http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=47

Black http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=48

Greenish http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=49

Power Blue http://www.car-seat.org/index.php?styleid=50


I can not stay on desktop and it will not save my preferred skin. Each time I come back it changes it back to hideous blue greens.

If I close window and come back or refresh it goes to mobile listing.

So annoying.

What device and browser are you using? What is your preferred skin?
 

Admin

Admin - Webmaster
Chrome on what device? Desktop, notebook, tablet, phone? Please let me know if the Blush link above resets it for you. If the mobile style comes back, please try all three steps above and let me know if that works.
 

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