1. Annie_M's Avatar
    If I have to pay, then I’m out!
    Spencerdl and dmoskaluk like this.
    09-11-2019 09:23 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    They're making it difficult for image posting as well. Unless you pay them each month, they'll cap how many images you can post, and limit the resolution to a lower quality. They offer VIP+ now. It's $2.99 a month. Here's the benefits:
    09-11-2019 10:29 PM
  3. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    If I have to pay, then I’m out!
    Well...........bye.

    But leave your fries.

    Seriously, app development is very labor intensive, especially on multiple platforms. Ads help developers keep updating. If I can support them on an app I like using, AND get rid of ads, then it's a win - win for me.

    EVERYTHING is moving to subscription based platform. Office 365 is already. Microsoft will move completely to that platform soon. Apple will when they realize how much money they are losing out on.
    09-12-2019 05:27 AM
  4. reeneebob's Avatar
    Paying for my VIP years ago was the best thing I ever did. I don’t pay often in apps but for this one I did.

    At least you can turn kin off now
    09-12-2019 05:44 AM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    If I have to pay, then I’m out!
    You won't have to pay. But if you don't, you'll have annoying ads, the images you post will be low quality, and they'll cap how many images you can post per month. I don't know what the limit is.
    Annie_M likes this.
    09-12-2019 07:14 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Well...........bye.

    But leave your fries.

    Seriously, app development is very labor intensive, especially on multiple platforms. Ads help developers keep updating. If I can support them on an app I like using, AND get rid of ads, then it's a win - win for me.

    EVERYTHING is moving to subscription based platform. Office 365 is already. Microsoft will move completely to that platform soon. Apple will when they realize how much money they are losing out on.
    Yeah, but I don't like being forced to pay in this way. They've had the option for VIP for a long time. I didn't mind ads too much. But now they'll cap how many images I post each month? And reduce the resolution down to a low quality? I post a lot of wallpapers on iMore, some on MacRumors, and a couple other forums. I find it ridiculous and greedy. You can bet they make plenty of money with this monopoly.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    09-12-2019 07:28 AM
  7. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Yeah, but I don't like being forced to pay in this way.
    Ditto, but it's not about what WE like. It's about the devs making some money on an app they've spent time and money developing. I've been down this road and I can tell you app development is a PITA, especially on the Android site with 10000000000000000 different models, all having to be supported.

    You have 3 options when it comes to apps with restrictions. And by restrictions I mean everything that's been mentioned above:

    1 - Use the free version and deal with the restrictions
    2 - Pay the subscription and get all the bells and whistles
    3 - Don't use the app and move on

    Trust me, I know first hand. Ads SUCK but they pay bills. Ad blockers are WONDERFUL. And yes, I'm using one on this site right now. :-)

    And yes, I'm a TapaTalk VIP member.

    Now if iMore had a VIP option to remove ads...........yes, I know.....kicking that dead horse again.
    09-12-2019 07:37 AM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Paying for my VIP years ago was the best thing I ever did. I don’t pay often in apps but for this one I did.

    At least you can turn kin off now
    Yeah, I think we had to send in proof of payment for the TapaTalk Pro version within a certain time limit and was given VIP status. It was so long ago I forgot the exact information. I've had some kinda paid version of TapaTalk as far back as I can remember (Blackberry, Android & Apple), but I really liked the Android TapaTalk "RED" version I had with my Note 3. Is it my understanding that now everyone has to pay for VIP status?
    09-12-2019 07:44 AM
  9. Annie_M's Avatar
    Well...........bye.

    But leave your fries.

    Seriously, app development is very labor intensive, especially on multiple platforms. Ads help developers keep updating. If I can support them on an app I like using, AND get rid of ads, then it's a win - win for me.

    EVERYTHING is moving to subscription based platform. Office 365 is already. Microsoft will move completely to that platform soon. Apple will when they realize how much money they are losing out on.
    I'm NOT leaving any fries! But then, I'm not leaving either. It was late, I was fussy, and really, in the scheme of things, I really don't use Tapatalk all that much. I know that is surprising to some, but I don't! So I don't think this will affect me at all. And I realize that ads are a necessary evil, but bills have to be paid!
    dmoskaluk and ladyc0524 like this.
    09-12-2019 07:55 AM
  10. Morac's Avatar
    Yeah, I think we had to send in proof of payment for the TapaTalk Pro version within a certain time limit and was given VIP status. It was so long ago I forgot the exact information. I've had some kinda paid version of TapaTalk as far back as I can remember (Blackberry, Android & Apple), but I really liked the Android TapaTalk "RED" version I had with my Note 3. Is it my understanding that now everyone has to pay for VIP status?
    When Tapatalk Pro was retired, Tapatalk did give out VIP status for the regular status to those who contacted them. That was when all VIP did was remove ads. I know, because I did this.

    Last year all those VIP statuses expired and you need to buy VIP again for the new benefits. Old VIP users got a special badge, but that’s it.

    Tapatalk Pro is available again though, so old Pro users can use that. It’s just rarely updated.
    09-12-2019 07:56 AM
  11. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    I never was on 'Tapatalk Pro', that I can remember, nor can I remember 'subscribing' as 'VIP' but if presented as a way to pay for 'no ads' I likely would have. I had to ask via this forum what the blue V icon was all about. I don't show any 'recurring' membership for it with Apple, and haven't recently been asked for $$ ( nor seen any ads) so I'll simply leave well enough alone. Maybe the Heavenly Lord of Telephonics cares for me, like the mystery offer of Google Dark Mode a week back - it's still great and I still have no clue where it came from
    09-12-2019 08:07 AM
  12. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    My issue is that I paid for Tapatalk and Tapatalk Pro on Android, iOS, Blackberry, and Amazon, as well as Tapatalk 2 on iOS. These were not insignificant purchases. After years on the platform, and years of beta testing the new versions, they have increasingly removed useful features, limited usability, added things no one asked for, almost no one wants, forces it on us, giving us a subpar experience from what it used to be while simultaneously making it more annoying, then having the gall to ask me to pay a monthly subscription or lose even more functionality and deal with ads.
    Annie_M and pr1nce like this.
    09-12-2019 10:41 AM
  13. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    To be fair, this wouldn’t be such a sore issue for me if they made a different app, even another version if you will, they could call it something like Pro and it could have the extra features and control that users want. Then I would actually pay a monthly subscription to keep that functionality. The fact the more often than not the “Pro” version either has the same feature set or less than than the non “Pro” version.
    bamf-hacker and pr1nce like this.
    09-12-2019 10:46 AM
  14. reeneebob's Avatar
    I never was on 'Tapatalk Pro', that I can remember, nor can I remember 'subscribing' as 'VIP' but if presented as a way to pay for 'no ads' I likely would have. I had to ask via this forum what the blue V icon was all about. I don't show any 'recurring' membership for it with Apple, and haven't recently been asked for $$ ( nor seen any ads) so I'll simply leave well enough alone. Maybe the Heavenly Lord of Telephonics cares for me, like the mystery offer of Google Dark Mode a week back - it's still great and I still have no clue where it came from
    Me neither - I never had to opt in, I just got a notice a long time ago that I was automatically migrated to VIP as a paid Pro user. I don’t see any ads and I haven’t had any pop ups or anything asking for more money so
    Spencerdl and dmoskaluk like this.
    09-12-2019 04:08 PM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yeah, I think we had to send in proof of payment for the TapaTalk Pro version within a certain time limit and was given VIP status. It was so long ago I forgot the exact information. I've had some kinda paid version of TapaTalk as far back as I can remember (Blackberry, Android & Apple), but I really liked the Android TapaTalk "RED" version I had with my Note 3. Is it my understanding that now everyone has to pay for VIP status?
    You don't have to pay for it. But if you don't, you'll have ads, a capped number of images you can post per month, and the images will be low resolution and quality.
    09-12-2019 07:57 PM
  16. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Do these photos in specific threads change? I've had the same photos for a while. I thought they was supposed to change with the most recent photo post. They use to.
    [IMG=1125x2436]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190911/2adf83ff6a75b4b1f8bc2f3c3313f86d.jpg[/url]
    I noticed that the photos do change to the recent posts photos on my other Tapatalk Forums. I wonder why they don't change in the iMore Tapatalk Forum?
    09-16-2019 08:47 AM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I noticed that the photos do change to the recent posts photos on my other Tapatalk Forums. I wonder why they don't change in the iMore Tapatalk Forum?
    Does seem odd. I have all that toggled off in the settings.
    09-16-2019 04:53 PM
  18. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Is it me or is Tapatalk (beta) not updating the timeline?
    09-22-2019 02:17 PM
  19. fredriks's Avatar
    Is it me or is Tapatalk (beta) not updating the timeline?
    Same problem here. No info in unread or time line.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    09-22-2019 02:21 PM
  20. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Same problem here. No info in unread or time line.
    Thank you very much fredriks. I appreciate the verification, sir....
    fredriks and dmoskaluk like this.
    09-22-2019 02:22 PM
  21. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Is it me or is Tapatalk (beta) not updating the timeline?
    Same here and unread is not updating.
    Just_Me_D, ladyc0524 and dmoskaluk like this.
    09-22-2019 02:43 PM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Same here and unread is not updating.
    What weird is this. If I select the Tapatalk notification like I did with your reply, I am taken to the actual reply within the app. Yet, I can’t see the information in the timeline, participated, etc.
    Spencerdl and dmoskaluk like this.
    09-22-2019 02:45 PM
  23. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    09-22-2019 03:52 PM
  24. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Everything is updating for me just fine
    Are you running the latest Tapatalk beta?
    09-22-2019 03:57 PM
  25. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Are you running the latest Tapatalk beta?
    I am.
    09-22-2019 04:06 PM
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