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    Hey guys, hope everyone is keeping well

    I used to visit the forum daily (multiple times a day) but since GPWA is no longer on tapatalk, or the forum is awful viewing on mobile I just dont find time when I am on my laptop to come. It is so much easier to look on mobile when sat by TV, travelling etc.

    I am sure this has been mentioned recently but are there any plans to go back on tapatalk (I understand lost revenue from advertising as not possible on the app) or even making the forum mobile friendly?

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    I never use gpwa on mobile for that reason.. even taptalk is hortrible.. we still in the 2000s here lol


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    Tapatalk isn't great but it's better than using this forum know mobile. Maybe one day......
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    It's good to see you back with us again.

    I don't use tapatalk anymore (although I used to a few years back) and I find it much easier to just browse the forum on my iphone using chrome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cash Bonus View Post
    It's good to see you back with us again.

    I don't use tapatalk anymore (although I used to a few years back) and I find it much easier to just browse the forum on my iphone using chrome.
    Have you tried to use GPWA on chrome..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by allaboutthebets View Post
    Have you tried to use GPWA on chrome..........
    I don't have any issues when I view the GPWA through chrome. The only thing I've really noticed is that sometimes, it just takes a while for the forum to completely load up. Most of the time it loads up normally.

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    I am 99% sure more people would use the forum if it was mobile friendly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cash Bonus View Post
    I don't have any issues when I view the GPWA through chrome.
    I don't know how you manage that, because even though the forum/site loads within the boundry screen of my mobile when using chrome, the forum titles, and or anything associated with the forum is so small, you need a magnifying glass to see it.

    The only way to read the forum posts etc., etc., is to increase the size, using your fingers to expand it. Doing that though, only increases the width of the site, and reverts to adding a horizontal scroll bar at the bottom.

    Where as for Example, I can visit AGD and that is 100% mobile compatible. I don't need to increase any screen/site size, it fits perfectly, and can be use to both read and post without any hassle at all.

    IDK but I'm guessing the CSS here is not catering for mobile use. Instead, while the forum may shrink to mobile size and fit within a mobile screen boundary, that's all it can do. Reading or posting requires massive enlargement and scrolling back and forth. Which, is major PITA.

    I suppose it's a bit like the old SSL issue we all face here for years. Nothing was don't about that, not until Google announced it would penalise a site if it was not SSL. Miraculously within 48 hours, the GPWA forum was converted to HTTPS. Maybe if a similar directive is given by Google, then the GPWA will finally be truly mobile compatible.

    Until then, not much option other than use your desktop

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    I would have thought the GPWA team are well aware of the mobile limitations...and it's a balancing act of manpower, time, effort, potential technical issues, and maybe cash flow/budget that would determine if/when it could be tackled.

    But I suspect the final driver would never be SERPs related in this case unless there was a severe disruption....GPWA markets itself right....and already comes up 1 for me on desktop and mobile for the likely key terms that (anyone who doesn't know about it) would search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDave View Post
    I don't know how you manage that, because even though the forum/site loads within the boundry screen of my mobile when using chrome, the forum titles, and or anything associated with the forum is so small, you need a magnifying glass to see it.

    The only way to read the forum posts etc., etc., is to increase the size, using your fingers to expand it. Doing that though, only increases the width of the site, and reverts to adding a horizontal scroll bar at the bottom.

    Where as for Example, I can visit AGD and that is 100% mobile compatible. I don't need to increase any screen/site size, it fits perfectly, and can be use to both read and post without any hassle at all.

    IDK but I'm guessing the CSS here is not catering for mobile use. Instead, while the forum may shrink to mobile size and fit within a mobile screen boundary, that's all it can do. Reading or posting requires massive enlargement and scrolling back and forth. Which, is major PITA.

    I suppose it's a bit like the old SSL issue we all face here for years. Nothing was don't about that, not until Google announced it would penalise a site if it was not SSL. Miraculously within 48 hours, the GPWA forum was converted to HTTPS. Maybe if a similar directive is given by Google, then the GPWA will finally be truly mobile compatible.

    Until then, not much option other than use your desktop

    P.S. Allaboutthebets - welcome back dude to see you. BTW did CanaryJohn make good on that money he owed you?
    I've never intentionally been away, just when I am "working" I rarely find time for forums etc. I used to visit in the evening when I was having some down time or travelling and something to do.

    Maybe one day mobile viewing will be possible.....

    CanaryJohn..........nope. I gave up and moved on. One of them learning curves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaumi View Post
    I would have thought the GPWA team are well aware of the mobile limitations...and it's a balancing act of manpower, time, effort, potential technical issues, and maybe cash flow/budget that would determine if/when it could be tackled.

    But I suspect the final driver would never be SERPs related in this case unless there was a severe disruption....GPWA markets itself right....and already comes up 1 for me on desktop and mobile for the likely key terms that (anyone who doesn't know about it) would search.
    Surely it would be worth paying someone to do it if they cant/dont have time. The numbers of forum members and posts must be dwindling due to this issue.

    I would love to see some stats from say 2014 and 2022. Active member numbers, posts etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by allaboutthebets View Post
    The numbers of forum members and posts must be dwindling due to this issue.
    I'd dare say there are a LOT of reasons there are dwindling posting numbers. Though I suspect it's because members have finally woken up and realised, the GPWA is a money making venture and members welfare will always come 2'nd.

    Only have to look at the garbage that gets accepted as sponsors, to see that wall-writing. If that's not clear enough, then see how long, if it ever happens, that a sponsor is called to accountability for stealing commissions/players from GPWA members...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDave View Post
    I'd dare say there are a LOT of reasons there are dwindling posting numbers. Though I suspect it's because members have finally woken up and realised, the GPWA is a money making venture and members welfare will always come 2'nd.

    Only have to look at the garbage that gets accepted as sponsors, to see that wall-writing. If that's not clear enough, then see how long, if it ever happens, that a sponsor is called to accountability for stealing commissions/players from GPWA members...
    Sure there is more to it than lack of mobile view, but its got to be a factor.

    I miss the good old days of an active community actually discussing proper topics. There was even a time programs come on and got involved
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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDave View Post
    I'd dare say there are a LOT of reasons there are dwindling posting numbers. Though I suspect it's because members have finally woken up and realised, the GPWA is a money making venture and members welfare will always come 2'nd.

    Only have to look at the garbage that gets accepted as sponsors, to see that wall-writing. If that's not clear enough, then see how long, if it ever happens, that a sponsor is called to accountability for stealing commissions/players from GPWA members...
    Along with the fact that if you call out programs these days you just get bashed.

    "Well all my players haven't been stolen so it must be you"

    And I've seen sponsors here that are quite simply outright thieves. As in their casinos don't pay their players and they don't pay their affiliates. However I'll refrain from mentioning the brands as I'll just get bashed.

    To me this basically removes all purpose of GPWA. (People quick to jump to the defense of scammers rather than their fellow affiliates)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickyfu View Post
    Along with the fact that if you call out programs these days you just get bashed.

    "Well all my players haven't been stolen so it must be you"

    And I've seen sponsors here that are quite simply outright thieves. As in their casinos don't pay their players and they don't pay their affiliates. However I'll refrain from mentioning the brands as I'll just get bashed.

    To me this basically removes all purpose of GPWA.
    I'm sure if your search my posts back some 11 years or so, you'll find the program in question.

    Busted, red-handed, unethically cross marketing, and using all sorts of dodgy tactics, to literally steal referred players, within hours of said players signing up. Now you'd think, with ALL that evidence, proof and, when I say proof, an actually test player who went thru the process, all that evidence in black and white. In any other industry, at any other 'so called affiliate association', the program would be tarred and feathered, right? Well not here

    It was such a BIG scam, that a poll was conducted, asking members if the "sponsor program" should be kicked. That vote came back with a deafening YES!!! So what happened? Nothing. I sh#t you not.

    Instead, the response back to this kick them out voting poll?... The poll was used to gauge the feelings of our member base.

    Take at look at Buffalo Partners... Yet another GPWA cluster-f#ck sponsor. They were busted for actively supporting the WordPress Hacker. Again, literally pages and pages of factual proof, proving beyond any doubt, BP were working with the WP Hacker.

    Two + years (over 730 days) it took before Michael yanked their sponsorship. And it would seem that only happened, because someone pointed out, that continuing to support these criminals, might find the FBI raiding the offices of CasinoCity/GPWA/ et al.

    More often than not, if it doesn't affect the bottom line (cash) of the affiliate/player forum et al, nothing gets done.

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    (People quick to jump to the defense of scammers rather than their fellow affiliates)
    Usually, GPWA members who are mesmerized by this 'Stockholm Syndrome', will actively counteract any negative claims about a program, hoping, their support will BUY them immunity.

    Reiterating, the GPWA is not the only entity, in our industry, who seems to embrace this illogical mindset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allaboutthebets View Post
    I miss the good old days of an active community actually discussing proper topics. There was even a time programs come on and got involved
    I remember those days too, and way back to when the GPWA was founded in 2001, albeit not founded by its current owner.

    Michael (CasinoCity et al) acquired the GPWA in circa 2007.


    In its Hay Day, within a 24 hour period, it wasn't uncommon to have 3,000+ members logged in. All actively taking part in forum discussions. Back then the GPWA placed its members welfare 1'st and foremost.

    Problem was, embracing the members 1'st stand, meant, it put a LOT of gambling operators off-side. Hence, eventually it seems, Cindy and crew (original GPWA founders) had HUGE targets on their backs, and a couple of HIGH profile industry people, set about discrediting, and character assassinating both Cindy and the founding members of the GPWA. By the time the dust settle, it was in ruins.

    The original GPWA mandate, and framework, would never, ever allow, what seems to be acceptable treatment of GPWA members, today.

    Eventually people get sick of not being supported. Treated like cannon fodder for marketing income dollars, and basically just blips of a screen.

    P.S. As a point of reference...One GPWA sponsor (sheer lack of background checking) had connections to the Russian Mafia. Reiterating little to no background, operator checks. Seems if a sponsor can pony up with the CASH, then that's the MAGIC, gatekeeper, password!

    People aren't idiots, eventual a LOT of GPWA members who were active, have finally released they've been sold a PUP...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDave View Post
    People aren't idiots, eventual a LOT of GPWA members who were active, have finally released they've been sold a PUP...
    If it was gpwa.com I would have no problem as its intent is commercial.

    BUT is GPWA.org which should represent its (web)masters/members as in the logo.

    The GPWA mission has changed for which their owners have full right to do so but you will change the forum engagement and consequently the quailty and quantity of informative posts.

    I do not dislike this forum but I you really want to step up the game the sponsers should be more active and build more trust just making the highest contribution payment to the GPWA and post commercials does not automatically mean you intend to be / are a good program.

    This does not mean those who have not been active for some time are dishonest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCG View Post
    The GPWA mission has changed for which their owners have full right to do so
    Yep they do, it's their site BUT the current, leading members past, present and future into thinking the GPWA is here for it's members, when, instead, it places dollars first, isn't exactly what one expects. Using a dot org, is for organizations not commercial entities. Maybe that was the RUSE all along.

    Anyway... the place is turning into a ghost town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDave View Post
    Anyway... the place is turning into a ghost town.
    This also has to do with other factors like UIGEA and old timers that have left the scene and those that prefer to make money and not share their ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCG View Post
    This also has to do with other factors like UIGEA and old timers that have left the scene and those that prefer to make money and not share their ideas.
    UIGEA, man that was way back in 2006, Oct 13'th to be exact.

    Bush (Jnr) sneakily tacked it to the Ports Security Bill. However, this place was still firing on all cylinders back then.

    Frankly, the place has been on a slow death roll, since the crew of Greek39, Mojo, Myself, Pokerkeep and a few others (their names elude me right now), were basically shut down, one by one, because WE... were making too much noise about all the dodgy GPWA sponsors.

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