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Who broke Fluther?

Asked by Buttonstc (27564points) May 3rd, 2011 from iPhone

Or am I the only one to be seeing only text? And really tiny tiny text at that. I’m using my iPhone. Is it OK for regular computer users.

What’s going on?

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Seaofclouds's avatar

I’m not having any problems with my computer and I just checked my phone (Droid) and it was fine on that as well.

chyna's avatar

Mine’s good.

jrpowell's avatar

No problems here.

Buttonstc's avatar

I just did both a reset and a restart which usually clears up any iPhone problems.

So how do I get normal Fluther back?

Also, it’s taking forever and a day for a page to load.

I was on just a few hours ago and everything was fine and normal. So what’s changed? After I was on Fluther I really didn’t do anything else on the phone or Internet. I was just busy with other stuff.

And then I came back to this. What on earth is going on. I don’t get it.

jrpowell's avatar

Is it looking like this?

edit :: If it does the CSS file isn’t loading properly. Settings—> Safari—> Clear Cache should fix it.

Buttonstc's avatar

Similar to that. The image you showed has some bold text and it’s primarily blue and white.

What I see is more alternation between blue and black text.

I also went to several other sites and they’re all normal. Even a local grocery flyer with tons of images loads and displays just fine.

Something about Fluther has definitely been changed somewhere in the last several hours.

jrpowell's avatar

See my edit above.

Buttonstc's avatar

Well, that’s odd. I didn’t do anything except click on a new Q to read and after that, I clicked back on my Q here and all of a sudden everything is back to normal.

That is so weird. Is there a ghost in the system?

Buttonstc's avatar

Ryan, I just read your edit above (which I hadn’t seen before).

Since it’s back to normal now, is there any point to clearing the cache or should I just leave well enough alone?

Also, I was under the impression from what iPhone techs have told me in the past, that that was the purpose of doing a reset frequently. Namely to get rid of a bumch of unneeded files cluttering things up. I always do a reset at least once per day and usually many more than that.

How is clearing the cache different from a reset (also termed as “hard reset”) can you clarify that for me?

Thanks for your response. It’s so nice to know someone knows what’s going on :)

jrpowell's avatar

I’m actually not sure if a hard reset clears the cache. It might, I’m just not positive (I could argue why it shouldn’t).

And just leave it alone, no need to rock the boat.

Buttonstc's avatar

Thank you. That was my instinct as well. I’ll just leave well enough alone.

But it’s nice to have a course of action if this pops up in the future. This time it somehow fixed itself (?) next time may not be so lucky.

I’d give you 10X lurve if I could :)

I think they should hire you to handle the tech stuff for the site (and maybe even new stuff) since they’re occupied elsewhere. Makes sense to me.

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