On my Android I'm able to just swipe the screen to scroll in any direction. Is that not true on iOS devices?
Yes, that is how it usually works on iOS as well. But it's no longer working on here for me at least.
First image, normal view, while the site is loading (ads and banners have not loaded yet). This is viewable for a moment before the site 100% loads. You can see the top and side ad banners (yet to be populated, but there) and the entire right edge of the forums.
Second image, the banners have loaded, include the Heroking Zam ad. Once that loaded, the ability to scroll left and right has stopped working, and in this case, the banner actually overlaps and cuts off part of the first post.
Third image, taken at a different time (this time the banner ad did not load overtop of the first post as it sometimes does). This image was me trying to zoom out to view the other parts of the page that are not accessible. Yet when I zoom out I see nothing on the edges. Not only can I not scroll left to right, I cannot zoom out to view the missing pieces, it's like they don't even exist.
Fourth image, taken of a different thread. This one the banner seems to have consumed the entire first post (Elinda's new topic in Asylum, I believe). You can see Smash's post is #2, and he's quoting (in his own unique way) a line from Elinda's previous post. If you look closely you can even see a small portion of the previous post box under the Vana'diel time bar. The dark and light blue boxes.
This all started happening just recently. And the few times that the Heroking banner doesn't load right away, I can see and have full scrolling/zooming access to the site as normal. But that usually only lasts a few moments then the Heroking banner finishes loading and everything snaps into the locked side scrolling and inability to zoom. Sometimes the Heroking banner loads right away and sometimes it takes a few moments, but it always seems to make it not able to side scroll. How much, if any, of the posts and page it covers seems to be random. As you can see in the three images, sometimes it's only a few lines, sometimes it's nothing, and sometimes it's the entire first post.
And just for completion's sake, here's an example of it happening while oriented sideways.
http://i.imgur.com/RY5XM1s.png Edited, Nov 3rd 2014 6:32pm by TirithRR