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Topic # 3702 20-Mar-2005 05:45
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Just curious as to why there is so many different forums.

You have like 27 forums. each with perhaps 1-2 active threads.

How about combining forums such as CDMA & 3G into one, or perhaps even merging CDMA, 3G, GSM into one forum?
This way the topics will be more recent and experts with the same interests contribute to these forums anyway. (eg. a Vodafone technology expert is likely to be able to contribute to TCNZ technology discussion)

Merge Symbian UIQ and Symbian sereies 60, merge all Pocket Pc forums into one.

Personally as a Pocket Pc user I am interested in PPC topics as a whole.

The types of technology featured on this site is the type that will more rapidly bundle technologies together, so wouldn't it make sense to try grouping these together rather than seperating them out?

This is just feedback, respectively - I think geekzone is a great site.

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  Reply # 13700 20-Mar-2005 05:51
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Also Personalisation and SMS/MMS could be combined into one forum too.

Its generally a WAP theme.
SMS for text messaging, MMS for multimedia messaging, WAP also for picture messaging (on some phones), ringtones, wallpapers.

Its all kinda the same really.

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Reply # 13705 20-Mar-2005 06:39
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Yes, I was thinking for merging the Pocket PC and all Symbian forums in one for each type. I don't think merging GSM and CDMA is a good idea though.

Thanks for the feedback.




 
 
 
 


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Reply # 13707 20-Mar-2005 08:53
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I had to change something in the scripts, to make sure Google would still find the old indexed pages with the original URL. I've merged the Symbian forums into a single one, and will do the rest later.




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  Reply # 13712 20-Mar-2005 13:35
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A few things I'd like (but they are not that important):
Unread thread notification on forum view - ie. You are in CDMA forum and there are some unread threads. Unread threads are marked with the 'New' icon.

Unread messages in forum notification.
At the forum index, another icon which can be used to show unread messages within that forum.

Go to last unread post. In the forum view you can click on the threads and it will take you to the last unread post since your last visit. Email notification would also have the link to the last post rather than just the thread.

At the moment I just use the Homepage to see what threads are new and/or have unread replies in them, but I would use the above more common (as thats what other forum packages use).

However in saying that, I am quite happy with the forums and their content. (I assume everyone else is too, so its only my perference)




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Reply # 13713 20-Mar-2005 15:37
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cokemaster: A few things I'd like (but they are not that important):
Unread thread notification on forum view - ie. You are in CDMA forum and there are some unread threads. Unread threads are marked with the 'New' icon.

Done. New topics and posts since the last visit are now marked with 'New'

cokemaster: Go to last unread post. In the forum view you can click on the threads and it will take you to the last unread post since your last visit. Email notification would also have the link to the last post rather than just the thread.

Need some work on this, but I don't think is urgent as the previous one.

cokemaster: At the moment I just use the Homepage to see what threads are new and/or have unread replies in them, but I would use the above more common (as thats what other forum packages use).

You can now check each forum for new threads or replies, as I said above. I'll work later on having a 'New' icon in front of the forum name itself.

cokemaster: However in saying that, I am quite happy with the forums and their content. (I assume everyone else is too, so its only my perference)

Thanks. I'd like to see more community movement here. You folks don't tend to post Comments to articles that much, and new users seem to only post because of problems - more participation, commentary, ideas exchange would be ideal. Having said that, I see there's a bunch of good people around here.




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Reply # 14223 16-Apr-2005 13:33
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I agree with most of what has been mentioned here.

I think that the cellphone forums could be consolidated to just two forums - GSM/3GSM & CDMA/T3G.

This would encourage more participation in the forums i think. I often ignore SMS and Personalisation etc (lack of time), but if they were ditched, and people just used the appropriate network category, then I would be more likely to read/reply.

They could always be reinstated if a significant amount of long term traffic was being generated?




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