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Old January 24th, 2013, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since the number of devices is getting to be quite large, the list of each individual device is getting to be quite long. I'm not sure if it has been suggested in the past, but if it had I apologize. I've noticed the trend elsewhere, but I'm suggesting grouping device based on the OEM that makes the device. It would certainly reduce clutter on the homepage.

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Since the number of devices is getting to be quite large, the list of each individual device is getting to be quite long. I'm not sure if it has been suggested in the past, but if it had I apologize. I've noticed the trend elsewhere, but I'm suggesting grouping device based on the OEM that makes the device. It would certainly reduce clutter on the homepage.
I like the idea, but am I misunderstanding? Aren't they already listed by manufacturer? Nearly every device in the list is preceded by its manufacturer, and when put in alphabetical order, all the manufacturer's are aligned with their respective devices in tow.

I'd love to know more or see what you are thinking or picturing.
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I like the idea, but am I misunderstanding? Aren't they already listed by manufacturer? Nearly every device in the list is preceded by its manufacturer, and when put in alphabetical order, all the manufacturer's are aligned with their respective devices in tow.

I'd love to know more or see what you are thinking or picturing.
This is obviously open for changes, but the idea I had was merge all of the device forums into the OEM forums, where each device is a "subforum" of the oem forums. Or since some OEMs make both phones and tabs, have another split for forums and tabs, then each device is a subforum. After that, the normal branches for ATR and such would continue. This would clean up the homepage from just being a list of devices, it would generate traffic in the general OEM forums for people to post about the oem itself and not in their device forum, and IMO just be better organized. So an example of this would be:

  • Home Page
    • Introductions
    • Lounge
    • Samsung
      • Phones
        • Galaxy S2
          • GS2 ATR
        • Galaxy S3
          • GS3 ATR(Verizon)
          • GS# ATR(AT&T)
          • etc
        • etc
      • Tabs
        • Galaxy Tab2 7.0
        • Galaxy Note 10.1
        • etc
    • HTC
      • etc
    • etc
I'm open to more opinions as well
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I've suggested something very similar before, the decision has to go up to Phases and Rob.
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This has been suggested a bunch of times. Even by myself.. It's one of the reasons the archive section was brainstormed into existence, to try to keep that list manageable.

It still grows. Maybe we need a revisit.
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It makes sense for new comers. We old-timers don't use the page so much so it wouldnt mean much to us..

The only issue I for see is with branded things.. For example, the ZTE blade in the UK was only released as the "Orange San Francisco". How would that be handled?

The only other minor downfall would be someone searching for a phone model, not knowing the manufacturer.. But I suppose the phone model could be googled to yield that result and I'm sure it wouldn't come up often.
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