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Why is the mobile site called ifluther?

Asked by Eggie (5865points) September 22nd, 2016

ifluther refers to people with apple products. What about the android users and windows users? The name ifluther is just offensive.

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Seek's avatar

If that’s what your barometer for offense is, I thoroughly wish we all had your problems.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I believe it was offered as an app for iPhones.

Eggie's avatar

What about android users?

Seek's avatar

This Android user is not offended.

johnpowell's avatar

The mobile site here was created before there was a Android phone in its current incarnation. Android at the time was like a blackberry. No touchscreen, hardware keyboard, shitty browser. It was about a 20 months after the launch of the iPhone before there was a Android phone that looks like a current Android phone.

The mobile site here was created before anyone knew that Android would end up being a real product.

Fluther got big fast when Apple highlighted it on their website of the list of webpages optimized for mobile (this was long before the app store).

So calling it i.fluther.com shouldn’t be all that surprising.

Stinley's avatar

I’m not offended by it but I agree that it is curious. Most mobile sites use the format m.fluther.com. I like @johnpowell‘s explanation.

ucme's avatar

Ifluther, ufluther, we all fluth…i’ll get my coat

Brian1946's avatar

@Stinley

I’m posting this using m.fluther.com. ;-o

johnpowell's avatar

You can set it up so a non-existent sub-domain such as http://cockgobbler.fluther.com will ignore the sub-domain. That is how the m site works and why it kicks you to the desktop site.

Stinley's avatar

@johnpowell thanks for that, I just snorted my cup of tea out through my nose…

BellaB's avatar

@johnpowell !!!!

Excellent.

I’m going with fluther.fluther.com because I’m genteel with tattoos.

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