Tapatalk..... yay or nay??

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Tapatalk..... yay or nay??

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I've been running Tapatalk on my site and the readership say they can't manage without it, but I keep coming across developers saying not to use it.

Are there any solid documented reasons not to run it?

I'm concerned that if I did stop using it I'd lose a lot of prospective posts?
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Hell no!
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Buggy, insecure and unnecessary. My opinion only.
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My users ask for it and no big problems in the 5 years I use it.
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Although I have not looked at it for a while one of the major problems with Tapatalk is that it bypasses phpBB's logging in process and as such violates GDPR
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Thanks duly noted.
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david63 wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:27 pm Although I have not looked at it for a while one of the major problems with Tapatalk is that it bypasses phpBB's logging in process and as such violates GDPR
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janus_zonstraal wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:52 pm My users ask for it and no big problems in the 5 years I use it.
No big problems you are aware of.

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I would consider that a big problem and there has been many others just as bad.
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Hi

PWA is so better than that ;)
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As well, back in the day tapatalk failed phpBB approval, it wasn’t resubmitted for whatever reason and since then it’s been a catalogue of problems including security issues, new users having moderation permissions, issues after they took over Yuku and Zetaboards (there may be more) and I see they’ve been removed from play store. As a company they don’t have a very good rep at all.
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Meis2M wrote: Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:13 am PWA is so better than that ;)
Exactly! Following your instructions, the forum opens as if it were PWA with the shortcut "Add to Home Screen".

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dbrewood wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:40 pm I've been running Tapatalk on my site and the readership say they can't manage without it, but I keep coming across developers saying not to use it.

Are there any solid documented reasons not to run it?

I'm concerned that if I did stop using it I'd lose a lot of prospective posts?
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In the end I bit the bullet and removed it :)
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Would never use this service. Why should any other service benefit from your hard work without compensation?

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