For sites that I do need to change to not be mobile, I usually have to check the "use desktop site" box, and then still manually remove the m from the URL.
Edit: Oh, but I see what you mean now, it's forcing mobile even when I've done that. Pretty cruddy.
Yeah, there are some honking big bugs that, you would think, would have higher priority than a whole new mobile-friendly view. And improving the functionality of the existing forum would probably be more helpful than a mobile view.
And, frankly, more actively moderating troublemakers would be, from my perspective, a more beneficial use of time than developing a mobile view.
Being charitable, it's possible that developing a mobile view has been a long-term project that has taken up all of admin's time, and that now that it's done, there might now be more focus on the other things many of us would like to see happen.
He has always preferred to be a bit hands-off. Also, this site came from his uni days when he had a lot of time to pour into it. These days he has a life with plenty of other stuff on his plate. The site is special to him, though, so he does dink with it from time to time to keep it as functional as possible.
Since I was already on my phone. I installed the app Termux. Using the package manager in Termux I installed: clang++, vim, and CMake.
Works better than I expected.
Regarding the site, it's still buggy. It's a bit difficult to sign-in. You really have to know how, or be determined to sign-in. As far as I can tell, the only way to sign-in using Firefox is to first enter a thread. The sign-in button at the top right still doesn't work. It is definitely not new-userto-the-site friendly.