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  1. PitCarver

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    As long as there is a browser version still available...I like to check threads on other devices/apps.

    Seems to have the same functionality as Channels, or am I missing something?
     

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  2. Unforgiven

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    Yes, same as Channels. Rob said earlier that Channels would be like a test platform for new fun things.
     
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  3. Thom

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    PC ... all devices are in the same forum ... all previous device forums marked as favorites are now gone.

    I set Android Devices and Android Apps & Games as a favorites and I can now select New Posts and it will list anything that is changed in either of them. I have to skip over the stuff I don't care about and periodically Mark Forums Read.

    ... Thom
     
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    From the old app, I used to browse other devices, topics or places (The GN Watering Hole ;) ). Can't do that anymore.

    Like Chief, I signed in using Google address, which was wrong, my mistake. Can't sign out as far as I can tell.

    Kind of creepy and useless being offered to star favorite forums consisting of each of my private apps. To what end, since AF has no forums for my apps?

    Still learning!
     
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    I much prefer to use my PC browser, as it allows me to see the entire post at once, complete with the appropriate formatting.
    The app will not allow me to insert bullets, etc...

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    Is it just me or are all the threads in the T-Mobile forum just gone? It says I'm the first one there, get the party started.
     
  7. Thom

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    I'm on Verizon. With the app I show only one thread. With the PC browser I show all the threads that aren't pinned. With the PC browser T-Mobile I show all the threads that aren't pinned.

    ... Thom
     
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    Does all of this include any plan to defeat the daily spam threads in the Android Questions forum?
     
  9. dontpanicbobby

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    I like to look at everything or at least New Posts from any forum. So if the PC Browser experience isn't changing I hope that means using Chrome on my devices won't change much either.
     
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    Okay I noticed one change right off all the phones show up as "Android Devices" when you choose New Posts now but the individual forums still exist. So you could from the home page just choose your phones forum and see what's going on there if that's all you're interested in. I can live with that. Works the same with the Chrome browser on my phone too.
     
  11. LV426

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    I'm happy to act as a beta tester if you wish.
     
  12. mikedt

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    I see a lot of that sort of thing in China, there's a nice community of houses, everyone knows each other, bulldozers go in, they throw up a useless shopping mall in it's place, it stays empty and nobody ever goes there.
     
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    That's exactly why I won't download the app. Ever.
     
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    The Galaxy S7 forum has changed significantly. It used to include the S7 Edge. And,
    1. What happened to the "New from favorites" button?
    2. I can't seem to find the :mark forums read" button either.
    3. I can't find the "Mark as favorite" button or star.

    Only two of the favorites I had selected previously show up when I go to the "learn what's new" page.

    This forum seems to work just like the old system.
     
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    There is essentially now only one mega device 'forum' - in the sense of what the website software calls a forum - which contains every thread:

    http://androidforums.com/devices/

    When you browse to a specific device, you're just filtering the mega list of threads down to threads relating to that device, rather than navigating to a specific subforum - at least as far as I can tell. That's why Xenforo doesn't offer you the usual subforum specific tools, like favouriting, mark as read, etc. This change is specific to the device sections, which is why in the rest of the forum (like in here) things are behaving normally.

    So, right now, we're waiting for the forum interface to be updated to catch up with the re-structuring of how the device section operates.
     
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    It's gonna change more?
     
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    Yeah not a fan of using the forums app on the phone... I have an HTC M7, M8, M9, an S7 Edge, and I like to pop around and answer questions in other areas. It is not very conducive to that. There are a lot of "android questions" that are not device specific that will be overlooked and will go unanswered...People that don't get answers...leave and look elsewhere and rarely ever come back The app is what I consider the "Apple version" where everything is content limited and dumbed down so no one leaves their box...

    That and it makes you use a Google login, which I am not a fan of being forced into...(which also makes it impossible to do any moderation activities)
     
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    Two weeks from yesterday seems too soon? It looks major but in an internet browser it seems the same.
    I'm liking that. :cool:
     
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    From what I gather there's a major overhaul of everything going to happen, but they have to get the underlying structure ready before they pull the switch.
     
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    Hmmm... Hope Rob keeps device forums
     
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    They are already gone if you look.
     
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    On the homepage? Checking........

    Still see them but G1 and S2/SII are missing.
    Curiously S is still there. Why?
     
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    If you go to ...
    http://androidforums.com/devices/list/
    ... they appear to be still there.

    Keeping segregated forums is going away. I A S S U M E that segregating a device within the immense single forum is the plan.

    ... Thom
     
  25. dontpanicbobby

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    Never seen that list Thom. Thanks!
    I want to acquire a new G1 and I'd like to have a forum to refer to.
     
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