1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Sprint Hero users get there own forum.... but why?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zukini, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. zukini

    zukini Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    98
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009

    Sep 9, 2009
    98
    2
    16
    Why is there a second forum now for the hero. Its just a place to duplicate advice as far as I can see. There may be a CDMA chip in it and a slightly different cover but its the same phone. All information is relevant to both phones. The manual is almost identical. The problems are the same (brutally illustrated by the first few posts on it). Is this a competitive thing?

    Instead of making one post to ask a question you need to make two now to ensure all users have seen it. Plus you have to look in two places to find the same info which is a waste of time. Its like emailing everyone you know in a CC box of an email when its only about the person in the to field.... Pointless.

    In someway I'm sad the magic users aren
     

    Advertisement

  2. Slug

    Slug Check six!
    Moderator
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    2,043
    Posts:
    20,551
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009

    Aug 1, 2009
    20,551
    16,993
    2,043
    Male
    Mobile phone retail
    Inverness, UK
    Most importantly it's a US-specific model. IMO it makes a lot of sense to provide a similarly-specific forum for questions and information.
     
  3. phillevy

    phillevy Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    501
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009

    Aug 27, 2009
    501
    15
    63
    Ongar, UK
    Trouble is, like here many posts are not device specific - just happen to come from owner of forum device- so it makes things more muddled in some ways?
     
  4. Slug

    Slug Check six!
    Moderator
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    2,043
    Posts:
    20,551
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009

    Aug 1, 2009
    20,551
    16,993
    2,043
    Male
    Mobile phone retail
    Inverness, UK
    In some ways maybe yes, in others no. I'm thinking of the thread asking about the best US deals.... within a day it was full of UK-specific info of no relevance to the OP. Ditto carrier-specific stuff like email/mms setup. I don't think the idea is to remove all posts about the Sprint Hero.
     
  5. andy d

    andy d Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    595
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009

    Aug 19, 2009
    595
    18
    63
    UK
    I totally agree.
     
  6. zukini

    zukini Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    98
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009

    Sep 9, 2009
    98
    2
    16
    But info on vodafone/orange/rodgers/carphone warehouse etc is relevant to everyone?

    I am happy to ignore non relevant posts here. If another US carrier gets the hero are we going to go through the same process?
    Also I'm certain that we arnt all from the UK here. Lets be open with everyones market. Knowing certain MMS/email settings for the us could benifit us all.
     
  7. phillevy

    phillevy Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    501
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009

    Aug 27, 2009
    501
    15
    63
    Ongar, UK
    This will need the moderators help in making sure both forums are as relevent as possible (please).
     
  8. NYVetteGuy

    NYVetteGuy Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    76
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2009

    Oct 2, 2009
    76
    1
    16
    Commercial Real Estate
    Westchester Cty, NY
    I have an idea....if one doesnt have the Sprint Hero dont go to that section...if one has a Sprint Hero and one wishes to look at the area not specific to Sprint then go...and vice versa...freedom of choice...

    Forums by nature have information that is so scattered and must be searched for anyway most of the time that I dont think this is a huge issue...

    Yes, I am a Sprint Hero customer...

    [​IMG]
     
    Rxpert83 likes this.
  9. daveybaby

    daveybaby Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    919
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2009

    Sep 21, 2009
    919
    105
    93
    Software engineer
    UK
    At first i thought it was a bad idea, but the more i think about it the more it makes sense. It does nicely separate US specific issues from UK/EU ones.

    Besides, a lot of the posts on the hero forum are actually about android in general rather than being unique to the hero itself, so should the hero forum be merged with the other android phones forums?

    Any useful info will cross pollenate back and forth pretty quickly, as it already does into here from the other android phone forums. No big deal.
     
  10. phillevy

    phillevy Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    63
    Posts:
    501
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009

    Aug 27, 2009
    501
    15
    63
    Ongar, UK
    In an ideal world yes - but in reality there will be a lot over overlap and everyone will browse both forums anyway just in case they miss something.
     
  11. zukini

    zukini Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    98
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009

    Sep 9, 2009
    98
    2
    16
    I've just discovered there is a T-mobile G2 thread too. Top question "why two forums" So in fact there are now three forums with the same advice. And for those people still worried about sprint only info. There is another whole forum for that carrier.

    Im not really moaning but to have one forum for the hero derived devices would benefit everyone and would be one place to see the info not 6.

    Its like good email management.
     
  12. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    88
    Posts:
    949
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009

    Aug 26, 2009
    949
    49
    88
    Designer
    UK
    I just click "new posts" when I being the forum up. Easy.
     
  13. SDscorch

    SDscorch Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    61
    Posts:
    568
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009




    we don't like your accents







    JUST KIDDING!!
    lol
     
  14. Slug

    Slug Check six!
    Moderator
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    2,043
    Posts:
    20,551
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009

    Aug 1, 2009
    20,551
    16,993
    2,043
    Male
    Mobile phone retail
    Inverness, UK
    ROTFLMAO! I'll now be spending the rest of the evening trying to get the coffee out of my keyboard.... nice one. :D
     
  15. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    88
    Posts:
    949
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009

    Aug 26, 2009
    949
    49
    88
    Designer
    UK
    lol.

    I'm just soooo happy that this forum is free frm txt spk, innit.

    l8trz - or summink or niffink.
     
  16. isdoo

    isdoo Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    36
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009

    Aug 7, 2009
    36
    1
    16
     
  17. TattierPub

    TattierPub Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    55
    Posts:
    284
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009

    Sep 28, 2009
    284
    0
    55
    EMS Worker/Nursing Student
    Dana Point, CA
    Honestly I don't know what the big deal is. Most other forums particularly the BlackBerry forums break the sub forums down by device, carrier, rumor releases, other smart phones, developers, etc.
     
  18. rjjr2531

    rjjr2531 Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    271
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009

    Sep 23, 2009
    271
    45
    43
    dallas,tx
    we get this thread bc we are US, thats the way it is
     
  19. ChrisPlague

    ChrisPlague Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    56
    Posts:
    397
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009

    Sep 11, 2009
    397
    1
    56
    California
    we get it because honestly it is a different phone such one we can not install 1.6 on our heros whereas you can.

    and there is a lot of rooting talk as of right now no one knows if you can root our hero basically a lot of the questions would get lost in translation
     
  20. MrMattux

    MrMattux Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    55
    Posts:
    105
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009

    Sep 19, 2009
    105
    0
    55
    It's a different community over there. I've always been a fan of active, community-based forums, and we have our little micro-community of Sprint Hero users. It's nice to be able to talk on that specific of a level with people.
     
  21. Edaze55

    Edaze55 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    81
    Posts:
    973
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2009

    Aug 26, 2009
    973
    1
    81
    Data Tech
    Chicago, IL
    I have actually chatted up in this very forum, prior to the Sprint forums being made up.

    My suggestion was to Rob was to create sub-forums for CDMA & GSM since there will be some difference, but also some that GMS owners would be able to answer, he opted for a whole new section. You can see that in the suggestion area.

    All that its really doing is giving the (soon to be) Sprint Hero owners a place to talk about their excitement, discoveries and newness to the OS without cluttering up the GSM forums and maknig things confusing.

    We have a thread over there about accessories, and lets be honest, Im sure there are great accessories for the GSM version, but some things (cases) just wont fit the Sprint model. Which is where things would get confusing.

    Of course its either that, or every thread created would need a GSM, CDMA, SPRINT or some other "Tag" in the title of the post to avoid confusion.
     
  22. Fake Name

    Fake Name Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    55
    Posts:
    135
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009

    Oct 8, 2009
    135
    0
    55
    Barista
    Think about it, for example, if there are two Lamborghini's one with the actuall engine the other is with a Ford engine, you'd want to have two different sections for them, as they both handle different.

    EDIT:spelling
     
  23. SDscorch

    SDscorch Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    61
    Posts:
    568
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009

    okay.. seriously!

    are ppl REALLY carping about there being separate forums??




    SERIOUSLY??

    (incredulous!)
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...