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  1. TheWounded's Avatar
    Why oh why, This article on AC.
    With all the adverts for Amazon and adverts masquerading as aricles, this site is scraping the bottom of the barrel.
    Used to be a good site for Android news, now there is hardly anything worth reading.
    Anyone else despair at what this site has become?
    Attached Thumbnails This article, Oh dear AC-32103.jpg  
    07-18-2019 01:31 PM
  2. milleniumdroid's Avatar
    The only things left on Android Central are the *OCCALSIONAL* good article and this *AMAZING* forum community (although that is *highly* dependent on several really amazing forum members that I will name if you'd like).
    07-22-2019 05:51 PM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Why oh why, This article on AC.
    With all the adverts for Amazon and adverts masquerading as aricles, this site is scraping the bottom of the barrel.
    Used to be a good site for Android news, now there is hardly anything worth reading.
    Anyone else despair at what this site has become?
    It's better than the Pokemon Go invasion.....lol
    07-22-2019 06:06 PM
  4. milleniumdroid's Avatar
    It's better than the Pokemon Go invasion.....lol
    Well, these problems are as bad as the Pokemon Go invasion (or even worse IMO). I wouldn't have stayed on this forum if it wasn't for amazing super-nice, super-helpful, super-welcoming and super-knowledgeful members like Rukbat, B.Diddy, Laura Knotek and few others.
    07-22-2019 06:36 PM
  5. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Well, these problems are as bad as the Pokemon Go invasion (or even worse IMO). I wouldn't have stayed on this forum if it wasn't for amazing super-nice, super-helpful, super-welcoming and super-knowledgeful members like Rukbat, B.Diddy, Laura Knotek and few others.
    The most amazing thing about all the names you mentioned and the rest of team is that we are all volunteers and most with fulltime jobs or a business to run.
    07-22-2019 07:12 PM
  6. belodion's Avatar
    Note that @milleniumdroid, who has spoken so kindly of others, also helps to make the forums enjoyable. He posts regularly, attends to his threads, acknowledges and responds to replies, is good-humoured, and is ready to share his knowledge of interesting techy stuff.
    07-22-2019 07:53 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Note that @milleniumdroid, who has spoken so kindly of others, also helps to make the forums enjoyable. He posts regularly, attends to his threads, acknowledges and responds to replies, is good-humoured, and is ready to share his knowledge of interesting techy stuff.
    Yes indeed!
    07-22-2019 10:53 PM
  8. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I never really read the blogs in the first place...

    Keep in mind that the blogs are pretty much separate from the forums, with different staff. Just because the blogs go one way doesn't mean those of us on the forum's side are in lockstep agreement.

    Besides, there's still plenty of news that pops up in the forums. Maybe even more than the blogs. No one says you must participate in everything on the site, so you are more than welcome to stick around here.
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    07-22-2019 11:03 PM
  9. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Thank you for your kind response. I'm glad that you enjoy our forums, and I'm glad that you value the contributions from me and all the other awesome members here.

    Please do continue to check out the forums and also contribute your help as well. It is because of amazing members like you that the Android Central forums are such a great community.
    07-23-2019 01:32 AM
  10. TheWounded's Avatar
    Got to agree, the forums are the best part of android central.
    Have solved a few issues over the years with suggestions from forum members.
    Just sad too see a once great site become advert after advert, or articles totally irrelevant to Android news.
    milleniumdroid and aximtreo like this.
    07-23-2019 03:16 AM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    I admit that I too don't always read the blogs or articles - if something catches my eye, I'll give it a read and maybe comment. But I'm a forum junkie through and though!
    J Dubbs, Laura Knotek and aximtreo like this.
    07-23-2019 08:25 AM
  12. Inders99's Avatar
    I have noticed this for a while too. I just think it's a reflection of a mature market for these devices and not much to report on. Most things are now just marginal or inconsequential improvements that the manufacturers marketing dept tell us are groundbreaking. I still have my S7, works fine and I'm not looking for a new phone, the new ones won't really improve my experience so who cares.

    Back some years ago many of the improvements made a big deal in the way we could utilize technology and there was much to discuss and write about. Now they talk about bezels...like that's a big deal.
    07-23-2019 08:28 AM
  13. hallux's Avatar
    I admit to not reading much on the main "blog" or front page, it's just too hard to find the good articles anymore with so much other stuff being posted. If I catch that Jerry has posted a particularly in-depth technical piece I might latch on and read through it, those are usually excellent.
    07-23-2019 08:36 AM
  14. anon(10092459)'s Avatar
    It's tough ... I came to this site through the blog was a lot more helpful and focused on the tech of Android. The articles were so much more helpful. When I finally made my way to the forums, my interest in the blog just drifted away.

    I think this forum community is much more powerful for users than the blog, especially now. I think the community is really sharp, the staff/volunteers are balanced and engaging. The structure of topics and posts are well organized and kept in order and on topic for the most part.

    Blog has just fallen off so much ... I'll read Jerry's stuff ... He's good about 85% of the time ... Martonik's stuff ... He's good about 70% of the time ... Anything else is a roll of the dice.
    07-23-2019 05:37 PM
  15. Mike Dee's Avatar
    It's tough ... I came to this site through the blog was a lot more helpful and focused on the tech of Android. The articles were so much more helpful. When I finally made my way to the forums, my interest in the blog just drifted away.

    I think this forum community is much more powerful for users than the blog, especially now. I think the community is really sharp, the staff/volunteers are balanced and engaging. The structure of topics and posts are well organized and kept in order and on topic for the most part.

    Blog has just fallen off so much ... I'll read Jerry's stuff ... He's good about 85% of the time ... Martonik's stuff ... He's good about 70% of the time ... Anything else is a roll of the dice.
    And let's not forget that some of the blog articles are snapshots of the subforum threads. I don't object to them because they do stimulate conversation but I'm not sure that's the objective.
    I also guess we all have to learn to admit... at least to ourselves... that some of what we dislike pays the bills.
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    07-23-2019 06:11 PM
  16. anon(10092459)'s Avatar
    And let's not forget that some of the blog articles are snapshots of the subforum threads. I don't object to them because they do stimulate conversation but I'm not sure that's the objective.
    I also guess we all have to learn to admit... at least to ourselves... that some of what we dislike pays the bills.
    Ya know... I've never quite understood WHY they do that? I guess, like you said, to stimulate conversation on the blog side, maybe??

    But is that a sign that the journalism just isn't there to serve that same purpose? Topics just not strong enough...
    07-23-2019 06:42 PM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    It's tough ... I came to this site through the blog was a lot more helpful and focused on the tech of Android. The articles were so much more helpful. When I finally made my way to the forums, my interest in the blog just drifted away.

    I think this forum community is much more powerful for users than the blog, especially now. I think the community is really sharp, the staff/volunteers are balanced and engaging. The structure of topics and posts are well organized and kept in order and on topic for the most part.

    Blog has just fallen off so much ... I'll read Jerry's stuff ... He's good about 85% of the time ... Martonik's stuff ... He's good about 70% of the time ... Anything else is a roll of the dice.
    The way things are now you have to get into everything.
    For example you take a Transmission shop , they only repair trans , but slowly by slowly they start doing other things like Axle, brakes,tune up ect..how many trans can they see in a given month so they have to get involved with other work . You can't just specialize in one thing anymore just don't cut it, so you see few thrown like this out there .I could be wrong but that's how I see it and not upset how they going about their business.
    07-23-2019 06:49 PM
  18. anon(10092459)'s Avatar
    The way things are now you have to get into everything.
    For example you take a Transmission shop , they only repair trans , but slowly by slowly they start doing other things like Axle, brakes,tune up ect..how many trans can they see in a given month so they have to get involved with other work . You can't just specialize in one thing anymore just don't cut it, so you see few thrown like this out there .I could be wrong but that's how I see it and not upset how they going about their business.
    Perhaps that's the genuine root of it. We (AC/MoNA) have so much space on this page and the site needs to be more profitable. We gotta change the mix of what we've got going on with that screen real estate.

    To your example... If a garage has one bay, do you want to tie it up for an hour with an oil change or an hour placing a new set of tires? Either way an hour is spent.
    07-23-2019 07:35 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    Exactly
    Perhaps that's the genuine root of it. We (AC/MoNA) have so much space on this page and the site needs to be more profitable. We gotta change the mix of what we've got going on with that screen real estate.

    To your example... If a garage has one bay, do you want to tie it up for an hour with an oil change our and hour placing a new set of tires? Either way an hour is spent.
    07-23-2019 07:43 PM
  20. Morty2264's Avatar
    Perhaps that's the genuine root of it. We (AC/MoNA) have so much space on this page and the site needs to be more profitable. We gotta change the mix of what we've got going on with that screen real estate.

    To your example... If a garage has one bay, do you want to tie it up for an hour with an oil change or an hour placing a new set of tires? Either way an hour is spent.
    I definitely agree with this. You have to mix it up so it is more appealing to other sample sizes. Plus, a lot of users on this specific forum site use a variety of platforms including iOS, so it's good to be versatile.
    07-24-2019 07:45 AM
  21. oliviaivy337's Avatar
    The main things left on Android Central are the great article and this discussion network (in spite of the fact that that is reliant on a few truly astounding gathering individuals that I will name in the event that you'd like).
    Morty2264 likes this.
    08-09-2019 10:24 PM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    The main things left on Android Central are the great article and this discussion network (in spite of the fact that that is reliant on a few truly astounding gathering individuals that I will name in the event that you'd like).
    I'm happy to hear you like it here , it's a great community.
    08-10-2019 01:06 AM
  23. Morty2264's Avatar
    The main things left on Android Central are the great article and this discussion network (in spite of the fact that that is reliant on a few truly astounding gathering individuals that I will name in the event that you'd like).
    Thank you so much for your kind words! This is truly a wonderful community.
    08-10-2019 11:33 AM
  24. oliviaivy337's Avatar
    Thank you
    09-12-2019 12:25 PM
  25. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Ya know... I've never quite understood WHY they do that? I guess, like you said, to stimulate conversation on the blog side, maybe??

    But is that a sign that the journalism just isn't there to serve that same purpose? Topics just not strong enough...
    I like when they do that because it gives 15 minutes of Fame to who's in the article. A quick recognition for those involved.
    09-12-2019 01:58 PM
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