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  1. tlbj6142

    tlbj6142 Well-Known Member
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    Is there a way to remove the "Favorite Forums" and/or "MyAndroid" widgets? I'd rather have a wider view of messages/threads...

    Also, what is the "MyAndroid" box suppose to contain? Mine just displays "Holler".
     

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  2. Andronix

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    Also, this new addons makes browsing from android device unusable! Please turn off that features untill you add possibility to enable/disable it.

    Tnx
     
  3. dkaufman1

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  4. Rob

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    I was hoping this new feature would really be something users would enjoy. This way you don't have to try and keep track of ALL the forums but you can set your favorites and view new posts in those.

    For example maybe you have the G1, are considering the CLIQ and are interested in Android Applications. Sign up for those 3 and BOOM, much better access to the areas that interest you.

    I'd love to hear from the 3 above and other members about your thoughts:

    • Do you find it helpful?
    • Do you like it, love it, hate it?
    • Would it be better somewhere else on the site?
    • How about option to turn on/off
    I'm going to HAVE to implement a sidebar at some point because of some other implementation ideas. But in the end I want to do what people here want depending on what the majority say.

    Let's hear it. Don't just try to be nice... be honest! Although constructive criticism is preferred over hateful ranting lol
     
  5. KlaymenDK

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    Very well, master Rob ...

    I don't find the sidebar helpful, and would love the option to remove it. Also in the future, I would rather have a box at the bottom (or configurable) because, especially on small displays, width is 'more expensive' than page length (that is, height).

    I nearly always go to "New Posts" and scan for posts in the forums that interest me. Only sometimes do I return to the main forum index and search from there, so the "Favorite Forums Edit" (as it's called on my screen ;)) is not very useful.

    Having said that -- I am very happy to be a frequent guest on this forum, and I guess we should all send you a beer coupon for Web Admin Day. :D
     
  6. bgoody

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    Hi. I'm not crazy about it either. To me, we should be able to turn it off or if you want to have a sidebar, have it on the right side so it doesn't interfere with reading.

    Another thing I don't like is that we have to click twice for New Posts.

    Things were very nice before these two changes. Brian
     
  7. tlbj6142

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    My bookmark for the site is the new post link, but I agree, 2 clicks is just silly, when the 'new post' button should be the first thing 90% of returning users should click.

    There is only one php board I visit in which I don't use new posts and that is because 1) they don't offer it, 2) the board's signal-to-noise ratio is just stupid. There are maybe 3 topics out of 100's worth reading at any given moment.

    Regarding the side bar stuff, I've seen it used on the front page before, but never within the forum proper.

    BTW, what is the "My Android" thing suppose to be used for?
     
  8. tlbj6142

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    Wait, is the my favorites gonna allow me to use "new posts-->favorites" and just show new posts from those forums? If so, that might not be too bad. But I'd move my favorites into the User CP, it doesn't make sense to put it on every page.
     
  9. kabbie_mcfeely

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    I agree with the side bar being in the way. It does make it hard to read the forums on the mobile version.
     
  10. ChrisPlague

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    I'm still confused on what the "MyAndroid" bar is for i get the favorite forums part i am still boggled at what myandroid is for.
     
  11. Rob

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    What if we were to move the sidebar to the right hand side and keep it on every page? How about keeping it on the left and having it only on the homepage? Or on the right and only on the homepage?

    @tlbj6142 - yes that is exactly what you can do with it

    @ChrisPlague - it was only there for testing...
     
  12. tlbj6142

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    Putting things just on the home page might not be too bad. Not sure about mobile viewing. Might need to put it elsewhere on their view.

    Edit: It doesn't look too out of place on the front page, like it does on the forum thread lists and thread view pages.
     
  13. dkaufman1

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    Another thought, stick it in the top 5 stats box. That would allow it to be part of the place we all look. Though honestly I really only look at the posts on the right side of that box, the rest is really waste too.
     
  14. Rob

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    I changed the sidebar to ONLY homepage and forum display... see how that works. In the meantime I'll talk to the developer about moving it elsewhere or incorporating it elsewhere.

    Two questions:

    1) Would you like if the "left half" of the "Top 5" thing displayed "new posts in favorites" while the right hand side still shows new posts in all?

    2) Is it consensus to make the "New Posts" button 1 click and have the "New in Favorites" a separate link completely somewhere else to reduce clicking amount?
     
  15. KlaymenDK

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    That sounds good to me.
    Thanks for not being put off by us being put off by your shiny new feature! :)
     
  16. Rob

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    ^ LOL no worries. I only added it because I thought it would help and be cool/enjoyable/effective. I'm all about implementing things that will improve the community here. So if you have any other ideas... I'm always all ears.
     
  17. justjimjpc

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    As for me .. I would prefer a single click button for "New Posts" could nicely fit beside the "Page of Pages" control at the top of the page ...

    Since I read every post ... it is alot of clicking ... so help a brother out ... leave it in the Menu if you must but a One clicker is My Vote ...
     
  18. DanGrover

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    I don't use the side bar at all, though I'm not opposed to them (I use them on other sites, though for different functions). As it stands, though, I'd quite like the option to turn it off if I'm not using it.
     
  19. ChrisPlague

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    one thing i would like that ive seen on other forums isnt really a big deal its just something i like and that is the ability to put which phone were currently using so under your name it would say something like:

    Phone: HTC Hero or something like that
     
  20. justjimjpc

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    Click on the Menu "CP" which will take you to your profile "Control Panel".

    Then EDIT your signature ....

    If you notice the area below this post starting at the thumbnail of one of my phone theme's ... all the area below is my signature ....

    So you have all kinds of liberty to what you may include....

    Instructions, hints, links phones, builds ... etc
     
  21. ChrisPlague

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    yeah i know you can put in your sig but if it was included like where you edit location and such more people would use it.
     
  22. justjimjpc

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    Guess I have dont get what you saying... as I edit my signature regurally and update the info.

    Under your avatar you can include you location so people know where you are ... ( so is this the "location and such" you are referring to ?)
     
  23. ChrisPlague

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    no, what i mean if you know when you "edit your profile" you can add a avatar and there is a part to put in your location there should be another one that says Current phone:

    i just think if that was automatically there more people would use it that way.

    here is a link that may help you understand what i mean. Look at the users name then look directly beneath it

    i apologize for linking to another forum but yeah

    How secure is BBM - BlackBerry Forums at CrackBerry.com
     
  24. justjimjpc

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    Ok I understand what you mean now ... We just use the Signature area for that info ... and of course is seen in every posts.... provided you want to show your signature.
     
  25. ChrisPlague

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    yeah i was just suggesting it because i thought more people would use it that way.
     

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