05-19-2017 12:17 PM
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  1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Open thread for any volunteer that wants to reply!

    In our never ending quest to get better, wanted to ask some simple questions to the incredible volunteers we have here at Android Central.

    What can we do better around here? What works/doesn't work? Is there anything that'd make your life easier or more fun when posting in the forums?

    I value your feedback. Negative, positive, doesn't matter!
    03-28-2017 10:23 AM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Give us a way to buy out of having ads displayed. When they move the screen, it can make us make more mistakes and cause frustration both with us and potentially with other users.
    03-28-2017 10:43 AM
  3. Aquila's Avatar
    Bring back the volunteer spotlight (unless it still exists and I'm blind). Got lots of new people we can show some love for.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-28-2017 10:44 AM
  4. LeoRex's Avatar
    I am going to piggy back on his comments about the ads... Sometimes we have to drop into the mobile web page to do some tasks and some of the ads, in particular the ad overlays and the fact that a rendered ads causes the contents of the screen to sometimes shift right around at random... it can get extremely frustrating.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    03-28-2017 12:00 PM
  5. meattray's Avatar
    The ask a question needs to be expanded so they have to include device name so people can attempt to help.

    A lot of the questions are so vague it takes a ton of follow up which they can only do if they create an account which only happens sometimes.
    Laura Knotek and Gayle Lynn like this.
    03-28-2017 12:30 PM
  6. Aquila's Avatar
    The ask a question needs to be expanded so they have to include device name so people can attempt to help.

    A lot of the questions are so vague it takes a ton of follow up which they can only do if they create an account which only happens sometimes.
    To piggyback on this one, we should have some automated process that adds the device name to a thread title, if it isn't detected in the user created thread title.

    Example 1

    Usergiven title: "How much will it be on T-Mobile?"
    Forum = Galaxy S8, keywords = Galaxy S8, S8, S8+
    New Title: "Galaxy S8: How much will it be on T-Mobile?"
    Reason: No keyword detected

    Example 2
    Usergiven title: "Is the S8 going to have an awesome camera?"
    Forum = Galaxy S8, keywords = Galaxy S8, S8, S8+
    New Title: (No change)
    Reason: Keyword detected

    Example 3
    Usergiven title: "Anyone switching to the S8?"
    Forum = Nexus 6P, keywords Nexus 6P, 6P
    New Title: "Nexus 6P: Anyone switching to the S8?"
    Reason: No keyword detected

    This is an easy fix (I think) and I would be happy to help define logic and keywords.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    03-28-2017 12:46 PM
  7. pkcable's Avatar
    More contests along the line of the Honor contest, where participation is required, and forum engagement is what counts, NOT just luck of the draw. I agree with the volunteer spotlight on the blogs lets bring that back, AND also spotlight regular members also! Something else I miss the reader choice awards, best apps, best phone, favorite mod, favorite blogger, etc I know we have done these in various forms over the years and with and withOUT member participation, BUT maybe we are due for one?

    Anyways just food for thought!
    03-29-2017 09:09 AM
  8. James Falconer's Avatar
    @Aquila - see the S8 and S8+ forums. We've added this to help folks self identify if their thread is related to a carrier (AT&T, T-Mo, etc). Sort of along the same lines of what you're talking about.
    Aquila likes this.
    03-29-2017 09:16 AM
  9. James Falconer's Avatar
    @pkcable - member participation eh? We can do that!
    pkcable likes this.
    03-29-2017 09:16 AM
  10. pkcable's Avatar
    @pkcable - member participation eh? We can do that!
    Samsung, might be a good candidate, being as they need good press right now AND they have a brand new device releasing, and of course other forward thinking phone companies like honor/huawei example OnePlus. Of course OnePlus has a lively forum of their own, BUT they LOVE doing contests and such and I don't see why they couldn't/wouldn't work with us.
    03-29-2017 09:24 AM
  11. meattray's Avatar
    Samsung, might be a good candidate, being as they need good press right now AND they have a brand new device releasing, and of course other forward thinking phone companies like honor/huawei example OnePlus. Of course OnePlus has a lively forum of their own, BUT they LOVE doing contests and such and I don't see why they couldn't/wouldn't work with us.
    Definitely a great idea and it's virtually their own focus group on the forums. Seems like a win win.
    03-29-2017 09:33 AM
  12. Aquila's Avatar
    @Aquila - see the S8 and S8+ forums. We've added this to help folks self identify if their thread is related to a carrier (AT&T, T-Mo, etc). Sort of along the same lines of what you're talking about.
    Like it. That prefix option is also available on Tapatalk for that forum, which is awesome. What happens if they don't select one? Could we then automatically read the title, and if it doesn't include "S8" add "Galaxy S8" as a prefix?
    03-29-2017 09:43 AM
  13. James Falconer's Avatar
    Yeah that's correct. If nothing selected, nothing gets added to the front of the title.
    03-29-2017 09:44 AM
  14. Aquila's Avatar
    Pretty cool feature

    03-29-2017 09:47 AM
  15. LineKill's Avatar
    Michael here. I have a few comments and a suggestion.

    From what I understand, Trusted Members will get a title displayed next to their name in the forums. Is this correct?

    A lot of people access the forums via Tapatalk. Tapatalk shows an icon for some moderators, but not all. Can you fix it so all volunteers have an icon next to their username in Tapatalk?

    I believe that all volunteers should have some sort of icon, or what have you, next to there name. This is out if recognition and respect.

    For example, B. Diddy has no icon whatsoever next to his name, he definitely should! SpookDroid, nobody would know he is an Ambassador unless they were on a web browser or went to the right forums and read about him, which a lot of people do not. Nobody would know that belodion is a part of the Q&A team, an Ambassador and a Moderator. The list goes on. Can you make it so these people and all other volunteers are recognized in Tapatalk accordingly?

    Can you also do the same for the new Trusted Members that just got on board?

    I hope that you find this a reasonable request and that it can be accomplished.

    Michael
    03-31-2017 11:40 PM
  16. meattray's Avatar
    Michael here. I have a few comments and a suggestion.

    From what I understand, Trusted Members will get a title displayed next to their name in the forums. Is this correct?

    A lot of people access the forums via Tapatalk. Tapatalk shows an icon for some moderators, but not all. Can you fix it so all volunteers have an icon next to their username in Tapatalk?

    I believe that all volunteers should have some sort of icon, or what have you, next to there name. This is out if recognition and respect.

    For example, B. Diddy has no icon whatsoever next to his name, he definitely should! SpookDroid, nobody would know he is an Ambassador unless they were on a web browser or went to the right forums and read about him, which a lot of people do not. Nobody would know that belodion is a part of the Q&A team, an Ambassador and a Moderator. The list goes on. Can you make it so these people and all other volunteers are recognized in Tapatalk accordingly?

    Can you also do the same for the new Trusted Members that just got on board?

    I hope that you find this a reasonable request and that it can be accomplished.

    Michael
    Yeah this is a good point. Id have to think a good majority of people are using one app or another which doesn't display most of these titles.
    03-31-2017 11:56 PM
  17. LineKill's Avatar
    I didn't even think of the Android Central app. I don't use it, so I am not sure what it displays. It should also show icons, emojis or whatever they are called in this case☺
    04-01-2017 12:07 AM
  18. EMGSM's Avatar
    I didn't even think of the Android Central app. I don't use it, so I am not sure what it displays. It should also show icons, emojis or whatever they are called in this case☺
    I didn't think of the app either. I have AC bookmarked on my phone.
    04-07-2017 12:01 PM
  19. LineKill's Avatar
    It has already been mentioned in another forum, but I wanted to bring it up here as well.

    I think merging of the S8 & S8+ forums is a very good idea for many reasons.

    The Pixel & Pixel XL share the same forum and the S8 & S8+ should follow suit.
    04-09-2017 11:00 AM
  20. Aquila's Avatar
    It has already been mentioned in another forum, but I wanted to bring it up here as well.

    I think merging of the S8 & S8+ forums is a very good idea for many reasons.

    The Pixel & Pixel XL share the same forum and the S8 & S8+ should follow suit.
    Agree 100%
    LineKill and jimd1050 like this.
    04-09-2017 12:04 PM
  21. spantch101's Avatar
    I didn't even think of the Android Central app. I don't use it, so I am not sure what it displays. It should also show icons, emojis or whatever they are called in this case☺
    I'm one of the few that apparently use all the mobile nations apps for participating in the threads. But as noted before. There are no titles displayed on the android app. Should I be using tapatalk?
    04-10-2017 06:47 PM
  22. LineKill's Avatar
    I'm one of the few that apparently use all the mobile nations apps for participating in the threads. But as noted before. There are no titles displayed on the android app. Should I be using tapatalk?
    Using the Android Central app, other forum apps, a browser or Tapatalk is a preference. You can try Tapatalk and see what suits you better.

    The reason I like and use Tapatalk is because I can access the Mobile Nations forums and many other forums conveniently with one app.
    EMGSM likes this.
    04-10-2017 07:52 PM
  23. Almeuit's Avatar
    Using the Android Central app, other forum apps, a browser or Tapatalk is a preference. You can try Tapatalk and see what suits you better.

    The reason I like and use Tapatalk is because I can access the Mobile Nations forums and many other forums conveniently with one app.
    Yep. I use Tapatalk as well -- works well for many forums .
    LineKill likes this.
    04-11-2017 12:05 AM
  24. LineKill's Avatar
    I just wanted to thank you for merging the S8 forums. Now that's done better 😉
    Aquila and jimd1050 like this.
    04-11-2017 04:07 AM
  25. Tim1954's Avatar
    Perhaps some more canned replies for the common questions like "I hate Nougat and want to roll back" or "how do I find the clipboard"...?
    04-16-2017 03:12 AM
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