Wikipedia, when browsed via the Wii's Internet Channel, has a nice large font view. I'd like to be able to browse Gaming.SE from a Wii in a similar fashion, too. Currently I can't even search questions or tags since the Wii uses a virtual keyboard on input fields such that search on type won't work and there is no ENTER key...

  • A few weeks or months down the road after we go live and get a real name, I bet a whole lot of new users are going to be confused when they see all these references to some "Gaming.SE" on our Meta site. – Grace Note ModStaff Sep 15 '10 at 13:38
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    I think this is a very good idea, but only when it is applied to the whole SE network, and in a generic fashion so the PSP, and iOS and Adroid devices are included too. (BTW: confirmed the wii specific problem.) – alexanderpas Sep 15 '10 at 13:49
  • @Grace Note♦: I guess we could find/replace all gaming.SE references then, by hand if necessary. But point taken – Zommuter Sep 15 '10 at 14:27
  • Ahaha, sorry, I wasn't actually trying to tell you to change it. I was just musing to myself about this. – Grace Note ModStaff Sep 15 '10 at 15:45
  • @Grace Note♦: no, but in fact you're right, it will read strange if someone tries to catch up with meta's history in a year or two. Although, someone browsing meta should quite soon figure out about SE... – Zommuter Sep 16 '10 at 7:40
  • @GraceNote Be sure to delete these comments if you update it or they will be even more confused- HOLY COW YOU WROTE THIS IN 2010 – Rainbow Dash Aug 10 '15 at 21:42

If read-only access is enough for you -- have you tried StackMobile?


  • Thanks, I'll give it a shot. Asking questions via virtual keyboard (I have a notebook, no USB keyboard) would be a pain in the ass anyway... – Zommuter Sep 15 '10 at 14:17

A Solution for the Wii specific problem would be to add a submit button on the search form, which is also doubles as a link to the search page when the form is empty.

  • repeatedly declined on meta.so – Jeff Atwood Sep 16 '10 at 2:30
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    Make the search box handheld-device friendly is what Jeff meant for example. Although I wish he'd revise this in these new times... @Jeff why not hire someone specifically for usability and accessibility issues? – Zommuter Sep 16 '10 at 7:43
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    @tobias nope, we will never have a button there as long as I am alive to prevent it from happening. Works fine on correctly written browsers, such as Android, iPhone, even Opera Mobile (latest).. – Jeff Atwood Sep 17 '10 at 18:08
  • @Jeff: I guess the sites display different on these devices than on a PC? Could you then at least have SE let render the mobile version when a Wii is detected? – Zommuter Sep 20 '10 at 10:03
  • +1 even though I know know much about this type of thing. – GnomeSlice May 25 '11 at 3:37

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