06-19-2017 03:26 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 WC...

    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?

    Sound off, and don't be shy. Any feedback is good feedback!
    Josiah23, ven07, Guytronic and 2 others like this.
    03-28-2017 10:19 AM
  2. leonelfunes32's Avatar
    This might be really simple, but how about color-code the title to easily differentiate moderators from ambassadors to champions, etc...
    03-28-2017 01:17 PM
  3. James Falconer's Avatar
    That is definitely a good suggestion. Something we thought of for sure. The only problem is, now that we have a light and dark theme, finding colors that look good on both is a bit tricky. We wanted to make sure (at least to start) that we had something that looked good on both themes!
    03-28-2017 02:05 PM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    Give everyone on here who drinks coffee. tea or hot chocolate a MobileNations coffee mug :)
    03-28-2017 08:26 PM
  5. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Give everyone on here who drinks coffee. tea or hot chocolate a MobileNations coffee mug :)
    I second this. 😀
    03-28-2017 08:50 PM
  6. juanitoriv's Avatar
    03-28-2017 10:05 PM
  7. FXi2's Avatar
    How about a few frequently used help guides? For example, resetting a phone or clearing Windows update directory to reset a failed update. I would think your collective experience would net 5-10 articles that are simply awesome references that people seeking help would find very useful.
    Muessig likes this.
    03-28-2017 10:52 PM
  8. meattray's Avatar
    Yeah I'm not sure how easy it would be but sorting out threads to show answers to frequently asked questions and things of that nature.

    I think there also needs to be more 'behind the scenes' action and whatnot.

    There needs to be more of a draw or something to bring the additional people in to the forums.
    Muessig likes this.
    03-28-2017 11:10 PM
  9. Nate W's Avatar
    In the forums, for the devices themselves. I feel it would be better to have sub threads off the device. So instead of stickies you could have a Sub thread for User Experiences and Reviews or How To Guides, etc...

    EDIT: I think the correct term I should have used would be sub-forum. It would help organize certain device forum threads to help people get around faster or more fluidly I think.
    Last edited by Nate W; 03-29-2017 at 01:19 AM. Reason: additional thought
    03-28-2017 11:45 PM
  10. James Falconer's Avatar
    @meattray - totally. We're already starting to pull content out into the blogs... I plan to put more of a focus on our amazing members (it's important).
    @Nate W - why don't you ping me direct and we can talk on that. Anything to ramp up discussion and banter, I'm for it.

    The overall impression I'm getting here though is everyone wants mugs. MUGZ.
    libra89, Josiah23 and ven07 like this.
    03-29-2017 09:42 AM
  11. meattray's Avatar
    @meattray - totally. We're already starting to pull content out into the blogs... I plan to put more of a focus on our amazing members (it's important).
    @Nate W - why don't you ping me direct and we can talk on that. Anything to ramp up discussion and banter, I'm for it.

    The overall impression I'm getting here though is everyone wants mugs. MUGZ.
    Haha absolutely. It just helps in bringing a better sense of community because while it's nice for people to stop by once and get some information it would be even better if we could bring them into the community to stay.

    Windows is a tough platform to really draw this out into because as stated the majority of traffic is going to be related to mobile devices and as we know the market share is fairly low on that end.

    There is absolutely a tight knit group here and by engaging the members and having them featured and whatnot it should hopefully ensure they stick around.
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    03-29-2017 09:51 AM
  12. RumoredNow's Avatar
    03-29-2017 10:01 AM
  13. Josiah23's Avatar
    Give everyone on here who drinks coffee. tea or hot chocolate a MobileNations coffee mug :)
    🤚 Now we're talking! I definitely wouldn't mind that! Lol
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    03-29-2017 05:02 PM
  14. Josiah23's Avatar
    That is definitely a good suggestion. Something we thought of for sure. The only problem is, now that we have a light and dark theme, finding colors that look good on both is a bit tricky. We wanted to make sure (at least to start) that we had something that looked good on both themes!
    Maybe a badge of some sort next to the username itself? Would that work?

    Tapatalk has something similar like this... but it shows green for the OP of the thread and orange for all team leaders... I think
    Guytronic, leonelfunes32 and ven07 like this.
    03-29-2017 05:11 PM
  15. Nate W's Avatar
    We had kinda of a joke going on in the other thread, but it goes along with another suggestion I saw too (above). For the member statuses (Badges). Instead of having them green, gold, blue, brown, etc...what about actual badges or medals? It has probably been considered already, just wondering why not. Would save some page space for sure. Could be a medal per category, and if clicked would function the same.
    03-29-2017 07:50 PM
  16. TgeekB's Avatar
    How about a dedicated area for people who want to complain that WM doesn't have enough apps? If they post in any other area, Windows Central sends an electric shock to their phone.
    Just a thought. 😉

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    raycpl, Josiah23, ven07 and 5 others like this.
    03-29-2017 08:56 PM
  17. anthonyng's Avatar
    I'd buy a #mugz .

    How about work on the app more? I was kinda hoping WC app could be a real example of an easy to maintain, develop, keep fluid uwp app that gives nobody an excuse to avoid uwp.

    Sorry @tgeek, not complaining 😁
    Josiah23, ven07, libra89 and 1 others like this.
    03-29-2017 09:05 PM
  18. Josiah23's Avatar
    How about a dedicated area for people who want to complain that WM doesn't have enough apps? If they post in any other area, Windows Central sends an electric shock to their phone.
    Just a thought.

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    I second this! Hehe
    ven07, Guytronic and libra89 like this.
    03-29-2017 09:12 PM
  19. ven07's Avatar
    I'd buy a #mugz .

    How about work on the app more? I was kinda hoping WC app could be a real example of an easy to maintain, develop, keep fluid uwp app that gives nobody an excuse to avoid uwp.

    Sorry @tgeek, not complaining ������
    I second this :p the WC app should be a beacon of how things should/can be :/

    Also put me down for the mugz xd
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    03-29-2017 09:44 PM
  20. Nate W's Avatar
    How about a dedicated area for people who want to complain that WM doesn't have enough apps? If they post in any other area, Windows Central sends an electric shock to their phone.
    Just a thought. ������

    Sent from my Alcatel Idol 4S
    Better yet, if they do post differently it is up to the mods to initiate the shock treatment...the one with the most shocks each month build up points...the points go towards the mobile nations store (TBA) where you can earn or buy things...like #mugz or mugs
    TgeekB, Josiah23, libra89 and 2 others like this.
    03-29-2017 10:16 PM
  21. Nate W's Avatar
    I think it would also be neat to see more stats..I am kinda into stats so....it might engage members too but hopefully in not a bad way.

    If lets say there is or was a dashboard for the stats or some other tracker forum. Maybe the person with the most likes/thumbs up for a single post would be ?? or the person who posted the highest word count for a thread post is ??. I don't know, just throwing ideas...some may hold those records already and do not even know it.
    RumoredNow and Muessig like this.
    03-29-2017 10:23 PM
  22. anthonyng's Avatar
    I'd buy a #mugz .

    How about work on the app more? I was kinda hoping WC app could be a real example of an easy to maintain, develop, keep fluid uwp app that gives nobody an excuse to avoid uwp.

    Sorry @tgeekb, not complaining
    is it just me or can we not edit properly on desktop? had trouble with firefox, edge (in general trying to get to forums WC) and IE.

    WC app didn't let me edit, nor could I quote reply with it... didn't expect to come to problems on the full website!
    03-30-2017 12:13 AM
  23. techiez's Avatar
    A better comments system for the articles.
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    03-30-2017 04:51 AM
  24. TgeekB's Avatar
    Better yet, if they do post differently it is up to the mods to initiate the shock treatment...the one with the most shocks each month build up points...the points go towards the mobile nations store (TBA) where you can earn or buy things...like #mugz or mugs
    I like that. Creative!

    Sent from mTalk on my SP4
    Josiah23 likes this.
    03-30-2017 05:37 AM
  25. Nate W's Avatar
    is it just me or can we not edit properly on desktop? had trouble with firefox, edge (in general trying to get to forums WC) and IE.

    WC app didn't let me edit, nor could I quote reply with it... didn't expect to come to problems on the full website!
    I recently switched my editor to the basic text box hoping that helps. But I feel your pain in some ways...I use Edge exclusively or trying to. You can mention this over in the site help and feedback forum if need be. I have had issues editing sometimes, but not recently.
    ven07 likes this.
    03-30-2017 07:17 AM
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