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General What do you think of the prefixes?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by woop, Apr 30, 2011.

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Do you like the prefix formatting?

  1. Yes, please keep this

    42 vote(s)
    37.2%
  2. No, I hate it

    54 vote(s)
    47.8%
  3. Indifferent

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    15.0%
  1. woop

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    Being that this is currently the only phone subforum with the prefix setting, it would seem fair to poll you guys on this topic as the staff here would like to know what everyone thinks of the prefixes. Would you be in favor of having this type of formatting in ALL the phone forums, or would some of you prefer that each subforum (Tips, Support, etc.) to be in separate areas as is the case in all the other phone forums.

    This will be viewed by the AF staff and be used as an evaluation to measure what we want to do moving forward to best suit the wants and needs of our community.

    Feel free to vote and voice your opinion and/or possible tweaks in this thread.
     

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    I like the prefix formatting myself. That is just like my opinion though.
     
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    Its helpful as hell to be honest. You can scan the forums and check out to see if its a question or a tip. That alone saves a ton of time. Great feature, my vote is to keep it.
     
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    Very much my opinion!
     
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    I like it a lot better than having to go to/search a separate forum for answers. I never went to the "troublshooting" or "accessories" forums because it felt like everyone was at the main general forum where all the action was. I also hated it when my question was moved to another forum. Not everyone checks all the other forums for answers or to answer the question. I believe having just one main forum with the prefixes allows those who need help to get it faster since mostly all the users are in one spot. Just my .02 cents.
     
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    this is just a copy of what I posted in the Droid X section (and also in the prefix thread in the suggestions area)when a discussion about moving threads came up and the prefix thing was mentioned

     
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    I like it, much more helpful than the subforums I had to use with the D2 and D1
     
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    I like it better than sub forums as well. My vote would be to keep it this way
     
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    If it isnt broken why fix it?
     
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    I like them but it does not allow me to post. It keeps asking me to choose one but there is no place to do that via the app. I can only start a new topic off the website
     
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    When the Tbolt section took off after release I was certain that there was a problem with the forum. I PM'ed one of the guides and they said they were trying something new.

    Myself, I don't like it. If I want to check out tips or troubleshooting, you've got to wade through a lot of other stuff to find what you want. If I've got a problem, I'd rather scan through topics that are only troubleshooting without having to scan past threads for new cases or people returning their device.

    To me it's like a filing system. Would it be easier to find a receipt for an auto repair if ALL your receipts were stored in a box, or if there was a subfolder for auto repairs? Just my $.02.

    P.S. I understand that it's probably easier for the Admins/ Mods/ Guides, not having to move threads to the proper subforum, but for me it's a lot more time consuming.
     
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    I like subforums better. It seems less cluttered that way.

    Also, on a mostly unrelated note, I can't see the first few sentences of a post anymore by hovering over the post title. It says "5: undefined" or some other gibberish text. I want that back too!

    Call me a creature of habit I guess. :)
     
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    Unfortunately the app does not support the prefix feature yet, but rest assured they are working on it.
    In your particular case, you can use the filter at the top and pick what area you would like to view. So if you wanted to only see tips and tricks, you can change the top filter to show that.
    Yeah, I believe Phases is aware of this - and pretty sure he has notified the dev to fix this. There is a thread in the Suggestions forum that you can bump and explain your concern so that he is reminded of it.
    Edit: For the time being, if you hover your cursor on the area around the text (like the title box), it will show you the preview. You just can't do it on the actual text itself


    Keep the comments/opinions coming. I'll shoot this over to Phases when we get a good majority of the forum voicing how they feel and voting so that he can have the final say:)
     
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    I vote to keep it this way and to add some prefixes to the root section, as well, so it would be easy to sort roms, mods, etc.

    If we keep it this way, I also vote and volunteer you to sort out the rest of the posts from the entire forum. :p (Steven runs)
     
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    Thanks woop. I tried this a day or two after release & it still showed everything regardless of prefix, but it's working now. On a side note, at the same time I tried the search function & that was a lil haywire also, so I guess that they just needed the bugs worked out. Thanks!:)
     
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    Yeah, I remember there was a period where the Search was acting crazy haha. But it should be fine right now.

    Continuing voting everyone:)
     
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    I like it. I wish I could use the phandroid app to most new topics though
     
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    I like it, but as the same time I dislike change.
    Coming from the X forums, I would frequent only two of the subforums. Help & Root. Now that I realize you can filter, I will use that and see.

    Keep up the great works guys!
     
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    I prefer the sub forums myself instead of the prefixes. To me the prefix here just seems so much more cluttered.
     
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    Lets get some more votes people! Its basically a tie right now which doesn't help haha
     
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    Why not just setup sub folders?
     
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    Not a lot of members post or check in the subfolders in most Phone Forums, so we wanted to see if having prefixes would be better at organization.
     
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    If I could set prefixes in the Phandroid app, I would change my vote from "No, I hate it" to "Indifferent" :p
     
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    It's coming :) It's being beta tested. Are you not using the bata Phandroid app as you're a Premium member.
     
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