Android Enthusiast
Nov 12, 2009
i certainly understand the need to move all these threads into their appropriate subforums. the main forum should not be 90% troubleshooting threads. however, i would like to point out that moving threads entirely out of the moto-droid section can be counterproductive in that:

1.) it breaks up the droid community, which is not really the same as the android community.

2.) some apps for android actually work differently for the droid. for example, we don't have a trackball.

just thought i'd mention it. thanks. :)
I agree with what your saying, but even if a app works different on the DROID vs other Android phones that would still be a thread for the Applications forum. The problem is that important threads that belong here end up getting pushed back 4 or 5 pages because of all the threads that should be somewhere else.
The troubleshooting forum is a subforum of the droid subforum...if that makes sense?
yeah i understand. i'm mostly talking about the apps forum, which is not a subforum of the droid subforum. :)

anyway, no big deal. just wanted to point out my concern.
I think mods are able to use their judgement on things like this. I totally agree that certain problems with apps should stay in the phone (ie droid) section. But when the question is more general about an app surely it would be better served in the applications section for multiple reasons.

Firstly when the problem is more like "how can i change this apps setting" more people can see it to answer it in the apps section, leading to faster and more accurate fixes.
Also when a fix is found it may be useful to other people who don't have a droid, but do have that app.

If like you say the problem seems to be unique to that phone then it should definitely stay there.
While its true that the bottom line is up to moderator discretion on whether a thread should be moved elsewhere, most of the time (at least in my case) the request is actually made by a member of that particular forum asking it to be moved out. Which we therefore comply by moving it.

ZLike people have already stated...if it's an app specific question it belongs in the app subforum. The only time it belongs in the phone forum is when it relates to a problem the app is having that is isolated to that particular phone.
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