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Incredible Community: Accessory Merge

Poll closed Aug 28, 2010.
  1. The accessory thread merge has helped me navigate.

    2 vote(s)
    3.4%
  2. The accessory thread merge is highly confusing and I can't/won't use it.

    31 vote(s)
    52.5%
  3. There should be a sub-forum instead.

    45 vote(s)
    76.3%

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  1. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This thread is designed to give feedback to the owners and moderators of this forum.

    It is in part due to the merging of the Accessory threads into one.

    I will conduct a poll so we can see how many people are disappointed or satisfied with what's happening.

    This is solely designed to improve the community.

    Thanks for contributing.
     

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  2. mb236

    mb236 Well-Known Member

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    I do not understand the whole merge everything into one thread thing but please stop it. It makes it impossible to find the information we are looking for on a paticular accessory or case. I don't want to keep guessing what the next post in the thread is about. The forums need an accessory sub forums or this merging needs to stop.

    Thank you,
    -annoyed forum reader
     
  3. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I created a poll please contribute thanks!
     
  4. sabrewings

    sabrewings Well-Known Member

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    Sub-forum.
     
  5. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    Are you referring to a certain thread(s) in particular?

    A lot of the times threads are merged because they are the exact same rant/rave.


    Edit: Wow, there are a LOT moved! I'll get a mod to check it out and offer input.
     
  6. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Well-Known Member

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    The main forum is incredibly annoying now with 90% of the threads saying "Moved." Accessories should have a sub forum, and some threads should just stay put. After all, almost all threads fall into "tips and tricks" or "support" so there is no point in the main forum if the mods continue moving every thread.
     
  7. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No it's regarding the accessory thread.

    They are not merging the rant/raves - but putting them into a sub-forum for troubleshooting.

    I wish they'd do this with accessories. We've lost many invaluable threads with great contributions.
     
  8. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Well-Known Member

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    As a user, I must say it's incredibly annoying to view the main forum now. Nearly every thread has been "moved," making it difficult to navigate the forum.

    And indeed, a super accessories thread for all accessory-related posts is a terrible idea. Great information is certain to get lost. It would be far more useful and productive to have an Accessories sub-forum, considering how many threads about accessories pop up.

    Just my $.02.
     
  9. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    Gotcha, I think. I don't visit this forum frequently so I'm not up to speed with which are valuable and which aren't.

    On a side note, I've merged the "Dear Mod" thread with this one... ;)
     
  10. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Well-Known Member

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    Here is my first page of the main Incredible Forum (as much as I could fit in a screen shot). Note how many of the threads are "Moved."
     

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  11. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    Just so things are clear, do you NOT want the redirects left there or do you want the posts back where they were?

    *this may be followed up via a LONG message shortly as I'll go through them once I get your response*
     
  12. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I'd take either of the two. I just hate seeing all the threads already marked as read because they've been moved. It requires more time to read through which threads I've actually read and which are not bold because they've been moved. I think the policing has gotten a little bit too strict personally, but if it must occur, I'd rather the redirect not be present so I only see threads I've read and not read that are in that actual forum.

    Of course, when only a few threads per day are moved, it's not an issue at all. Only when 3/4 of the threads on the main page are moved does it become a pain.
     
  13. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    Understandable. I know that one of the reason that redirects are left is so that the original poster can find their thread. It's a courtesy more than anything and usually set to "expire" in a few days.

    I've contacted the member who moved the threads to get their input (so I'm not stepping on toes). I know that currently they have a lot on their plate though, so please bear with this for the time being.

    Jamor / mb236 - Preference?
     
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  14. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    My only preference is for the accessory threads to not be merged as it makes it extremely hard to use. I would personally set it up with a sub forum or at least no merging.
     
  15. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    I agree, I think it would do well as a sub-forum... I'll pass this info along.

    Steven
     
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    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    Ok.. I put a request in for a new Sub Topic. I hope it works. They're the bosses though.

    I'll let you know.

    Steven
     
  17. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    All of the redirects should disappear within an hour or so. Making sure I have everything covered before they disappear. :)
     
  18. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

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    I cannot comment on the existing threads that were moved/merged, but on the issue of a subforum, I had already requested this a week or two ago for all the top forums of AF. this one is one of those. Its up to the admins to make it happen and they have agreed that it will. so be patient.

    As for any future thread that is created, I would suggest to make sure that the title is referring to what it it. if its a Accessory say so like Accessory: Incredibe Dock, etc etc
    This way it will be easier to move such threads into the correct sub-forum once its created.

    TS
     
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    sabrewings Well-Known Member

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    As a moderator on other forums (computer oriented and car oriented), sub-forums is the way to go. So my vote x2. Lol.
     
  20. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    Awesome! Thanks TS for following up with what's going on with this.

    Hopefully everyone will be pleased with the end results!
     
  21. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

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    This google document is what I have suggested to the admins. Hopefully they will be made soon.

    TS
     
  22. Musky

    Musky Well-Known Member

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    This shouldn't be an issue since the OP is automatically subscribed to the thread they started and so they will show up in their "UserCP"

    That has been my problem, I go to check on a subscribed to thread from my UserCP and end up out of the Incredible forum completely because it's been moved. Then I have to find my way back once I'm finished responding.
     
  23. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    See, I'm the opposite and never subscribe to any threads. :cool: I can totally see how that would be an inconvenience though!

    Hopefully this will all happen fairly quickly and mostly painless! Another way, if you need to, is to go into UserCP and find all posts that you have made. This would bring you to the most recent thread (wherever it may be).
     
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  24. jamor

    jamor Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks to everyone who pushed to get the accessory sub-forum to stop the single thread merging that was occurring.

    Definitely necessary and appreciated.

    :D
     
  25. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

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    hopefully this makes it a bit easier for all.

    TS
     

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