Go Back   Android Forums > Android Forums Community > Suggestion Box & Feedback

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old March 23rd, 2011, 10:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Columbia, SC
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,050
 
Device(s): Nexus 5, HTC One, Nexus 4, HTC One S, iToy (iPhone)
Carrier: AT&T

Thanks: 34
Thanked 263 Times in 179 Posts
Default HTC thunderbolt needs some sections

I think it needs a tips and tricks section, support, etc etc.
It's looking a little gnarly in there.

Can you wonderful forum gods hook us up?

Advertisements
LoyalServant is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old March 23rd, 2011, 10:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
ROM Developer
 
SUroot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 23,926
 
Device(s): SGS3 (Current) HTC Desire (Retired)
Carrier: 3 UK

Thanks: 1,923
Thanked 5,324 Times in 3,995 Posts
Default

I think you're all supposed to be using the prefixes when posting new threads in there, rather than subforums.
SUroot is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 23rd, 2011, 11:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
Hiding behind a mystery
 
Roze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Where the Sakura grows
Posts: 9,847
 
Device(s): Moto Atrix [lovin'] Nexus One [Lost] LG Vu [Lost]
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 809
Thanked 2,192 Times in 1,489 Posts
Default

The Thunderbolt Forum is the first phone forum to have the Prefix feature implemented instead of subforums. The only subforum that the Thunderbolt has is the Root subforum. If people are correctly using the prefixes, you can filter those threads if they are 'General', 'Support', 'Accesory' and 'Tips'.
__________________
Sign up with Dropbox using my referral and get an additional 1/2GB on top of the 2GB you get for signing up http://db.tt/YbULMZX

Many thanks,
Roze
Roze is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 23rd, 2011, 11:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
=Luceat Lux Vestra=
 
Frisco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,490
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Tab 7" 2
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 7,156
Thanked 9,265 Times in 5,119 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LoyalServant View Post
I think it needs a tips and tricks section, support, etc etc.
It's looking a little gnarly in there.

Can you wonderful forum gods hook us up?
As Roze points out, Thunderbolt is the first of proposed changes in the way device forums are handled here.

Please use the prefixes for your type of post(s) there.

I've been hoping for the sub forums to be the long-term choice, but for now we've got this and it might work out well once users get used to it. Who knows?
__________________



Frisco is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 23rd, 2011, 11:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
ROM Developer
 
SUroot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 23,926
 
Device(s): SGS3 (Current) HTC Desire (Retired)
Carrier: 3 UK

Thanks: 1,923
Thanked 5,324 Times in 3,995 Posts
Default

Its just a shame about the "no prefix" option
SUroot is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 23rd, 2011, 12:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
=Luceat Lux Vestra=
 
Frisco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,490
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Tab 7" 2
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 7,156
Thanked 9,265 Times in 5,119 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SUroot View Post
Its just a shame about the "no prefix" option
I can't tell whether you're being serious or not. But I was surprised to see that.. it just makes more threads that have to have the prefixes modified.

But most I've noticed are "General" > "Support," and "Tips" > "Support."

Pretty much the same as the device forums with subs.
Frisco is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 23rd, 2011, 12:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
ROM Developer
 
SUroot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 23,926
 
Device(s): SGS3 (Current) HTC Desire (Retired)
Carrier: 3 UK

Thanks: 1,923
Thanked 5,324 Times in 3,995 Posts
Default

Yeah I'm srrious this time. Worth getting statistics on how many calls are support etc? I bet Support are the most common and perhaps that could be default?
SUroot is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 23rd, 2011, 03:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
=Luceat Lux Vestra=
 
Frisco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,490
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Tab 7" 2
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 7,156
Thanked 9,265 Times in 5,119 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SUroot View Post
Yeah I'm srrious this time. Worth getting statistics on how many calls are support etc? I bet Support are the most common and perhaps that could be default?
Hear hear, my man! +1, etc.

- Support

- General

- Accessories

- Tips, ..

- Beer related

lol .. but seriously, I agree Support should be up there at the top and no "no prefix."

[edit]: I just noticed that "no prefix" will bring up an error message requiring a prefix before a new thread is allowed. Cool.
Frisco is offline  
Last edited by Frisco; March 23rd, 2011 at 03:55 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old March 23rd, 2011, 04:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
ROM Developer
 
SUroot's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
Posts: 23,926
 
Device(s): SGS3 (Current) HTC Desire (Retired)
Carrier: 3 UK

Thanks: 1,923
Thanked 5,324 Times in 3,995 Posts
Default

Ah thats good then. I havent tried posting as I have no business in any of those forums

haha. Just noticed i put "calls" instead of "threads". Worked in IT too long, clearly
SUroot is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 24th, 2011, 06:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 
coreymcl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: DFW
Posts: 166
 
Device(s): Razr Maxx Storm 2, HTC Thunderbolt, iPhone 4s
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 18 Times in 14 Posts
Default

I wanted to voice my opposition to this change and hope the admins rethink this change. It makes the site look more clutter, in my opinion. Also I believe it's not as easy to scan the forum to find subject that I want to read or respond to.

I don't know the reason for the change but I would suggest you run a poll and see what users think about this change. I would bet I'm not the only one who doesn't like the change.

Thanks,
coreymcl is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old March 24th, 2011, 07:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
Hiding behind a mystery
 
Roze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Where the Sakura grows
Posts: 9,847
 
Device(s): Moto Atrix [lovin'] Nexus One [Lost] LG Vu [Lost]
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 809
Thanked 2,192 Times in 1,489 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by coreymcl View Post
I wanted to voice my opposition to this change and hope the admins rethink this change. It makes the site look more clutter, in my opinion. Also I believe it's not as easy to scan the forum to find subject that I want to read or respond to.

I don't know the reason for the change but I would suggest you run a poll and see what users think about this change. I would bet I'm not the only one who doesn't like the change.

Thanks,
We kind of did! It's stickied in this forum: Phone Sections: Sub-forums vs Prefixes vs Nothing

Corey, you know that you can filter [general], [support], [tips], and [accessories] so that it looks like subforums (like you're use to)?
Roze is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 24th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
coreymcl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: DFW
Posts: 166
 
Device(s): Razr Maxx Storm 2, HTC Thunderbolt, iPhone 4s
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 19
Thanked 18 Times in 14 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roze View Post
We kind of did! It's stickied in this forum: Phone Sections: Sub-forums vs Prefixes vs Nothing

Corey, you know that you can filter [general], [support], [tips], and [accessories] so that it looks like subforums (like you're use to)?
Please understand I am not trying to be critical just trying to provide feedback that I hope will help to ensure the great community doesn't get discouraged by site changes.
coreymcl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 25th, 2011, 05:22 AM   #13 (permalink)
=Luceat Lux Vestra=
 
Frisco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,490
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Tab 7" 2
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 7,156
Thanked 9,265 Times in 5,119 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by coreymcl View Post
Please understand I am not trying to be critical just trying to provide feedback that I hope will help to ensure the great community doesn't get discouraged by site changes.
Hi Corey. You don't come across at all as being critical, only helpful.

As Roze says, that little drag-down menu at the top of the Thunderbolt form (there's a prefix selection method at the bottom, too) virtually turns the page into a sub-forum for members. Select "Accessories," for example, and accessory threads will be all you see until you change it again, or leave and then return (besides the stickies ).

Any time there is a change in a large community such as this one, there are mixed feelings about bringing about those changes. The Admin here has made it clear that this is an experiment and one that is hoped to improve certain things here. Time will tell.
Frisco is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 25th, 2011, 08:16 AM   #14 (permalink)
Hiding behind a mystery
 
Roze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Where the Sakura grows
Posts: 9,847
 
Device(s): Moto Atrix [lovin'] Nexus One [Lost] LG Vu [Lost]
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 809
Thanked 2,192 Times in 1,489 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by coreymcl View Post
Please understand I am not trying to be critical just trying to provide feedback that I hope will help to ensure the great community doesn't get discouraged by site changes.
Yes I know and I didn't think you were being critical. It just seemed that you didn't realize how to utilize the new prefix feature Changes are annoying and if it's for the better, then it's all good right? Once you filter in an area, it becomes 'less clutter'. That was what I tried to say in my post by answering your concerns.
Roze is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Forums Community > Suggestion Box & Feedback
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:44 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.