Urgent Other issue - Leading to members not able to post via wii

Discussion in 'Questions and Suggestions' started by zbug, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. The

    The Master of the House Staff Member

    Dec 26, 2016
    As I replied to Lava back when they posted: "Sorry to hear that. If you drop me a PM I can take you through some stuff and see if it's possible to fix it, but it's a pretty specialised forum software, so I don't know whether I can or not." I remember looking online for a fix, but sadly finding nothing (the only report I could find then, as now, is this: https://xenforo.com/community/threads/posting-via-the-wii-editor-areas-can-not-receive-focus.12259/ but this is mostly focused around a specific editor we do not use) - the wii is a tiny userbase for web browsing, and XF is a very specific software, with a very specific theme, and so I was surprised anything worked at all. If someone does manage to come through with a fix, please do let me know so I can implement it if possible.
  2. Ferby

    Ferby Retired Staff

    Dec 26, 2016
    As a web developer I feel I should chime in.

    The Wii was released in 2006 and eventually discontinued in 2013. A pretty long lifespan for a console. However one thing Nintendo never took into account was how the internet changed drastically in those years. Realistically a site's front end should be updated once every three years to keep in line with web standards and ever changing technology, however the Wii browser never did. On top of that the statistics for how many people actually use the browser of a discontinued console are so small that there aren't any actual reputable figures for me to quote.

    So because the browser is so outdated, poorly built, and almost completely unused then it should be assumed that websites should not have to cater to have this working (the exception being govt sites like gov.uk, which it likely does). It's unreasonable to put hours into forcing a website to work with an obscure and outdated browser, and may end up breaking things for users who browse the site on modern browsers.
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