Too many phone forums. It's merge time.


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  1. Rix

    Rix Banned This Topic's Starter

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    Right now there's 40 different forums, one for each android phone model. That's too many, and it's only going to increase. I suggest that they are all grouped together in terms of their manufacturer. ie, only sony, motorola, htc etc without subforums within those. I think it will also help the community keep in touch with each other a bit more because people often stick to the phone they have and don't explore other forums. This way they'll be forced to interact with people who don't have the same phone as they do (that's a good thing). Also, it will mean you won't have to constantly worry about if you've got a forum for the latest android phones. Sometimes it takes a new perspective to see the problems ;) Who am I to suggest such radical changes? I am Rix. Nice to meet you.
     

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  2. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Well-Known Member

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    I kind of like t the way it is. If a user wants to find info on their specific model they can go right to it.
    then if they want general info they can go to one of the android foums.. Apps, lounge, etc
     
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    Rix Banned This Topic's Starter

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    If android wasn't growing so rapidly I would completely agree with you, but eventually there's going to be way too many phone models to keep up with. It's going to be a big mess if a change isn't made.
     
  4. Phases

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    Lol so funny, me and Rob just had a long talk about this yesterday. We have some ideas and a solution is in the works.

    That was our thought exactly - it's already outa control and it's only going to get bigger.
     
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    Rix Banned This Topic's Starter

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    Cool. I'm looking forward to seeing the changes :D
     
  6. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

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    I think this should probable be changed somwhow too. I look at those phone forums that dont have many members, and people in there have unreplied threads for ages. When the question can be easily anwered by someone sho doesnt have that phone.

    So I'm looking forward to see whats going to happen anyway.
     
  7. momoceio

    momoceio Well-Known Member

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    Maybe only the subforums with a lot of traffic should have their own then others phones would have a <Manufacturer - Other> subforum.

    Something like:

    HTC Hero
    HTC Eris
    HTC G1
    HTC Other

    That would at least help limit the number.
     
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    We have similar thoughts, but probably won't be until sometime like mid January..
     
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    ggp Well-Known Member

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    Right... like you could never lump the Moto Droid and the Cliq together! So different in SO many ways. Good luck with this!
     
  10. ZOMG$n1p3r24

    ZOMG$n1p3r24 Active Member

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    I agree that the heavily trafficked model forums should be left alone so, for instance, "Eris doesnt turn on" type threads dont push out the threads about less common phones. I also think there should be a rumor subforum for each manufacturer so we can get the latest rumors and leaks without scrolling through unrelated threads about existing phones. Especially with the massive volume of rumored Android phones.
     

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