Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,804,814 Members 51,105 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Feature Request] Ability to mark useful posts and filter them by type

Tip us?
Corylulu's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 11
Posts: 106
Join Date: Jul 2010
Cloud Search [Feature Request] Ability to mark useful posts and filter them by type

The biggest problem for me on this site is searching hundreds of pages of comments looking for a particular answer on a popular mod.

I think what would be extremely beneficial is if there was a way to have a row of buttons at the bottom of each post to mark posts as useful in 1 way or another and the ability to filter to just these posts easily.

I would imagine the buttons being something like:

[How-To / Tip](0) [Bug Report](0) [Bug Fix](0) [Question](0) [Answer](0) [Useful / Mirror Link](0) [Request](0) [Update](0)

Number representing how many people tag for the post for each category. Allowing for it to be voted for more than 1 category.

And then at the top of the post page, you could filter the posts to just see 1 or more of those categories so you can quickly find information that you're looking for (along with an option for minimum number of votes requirement and the ability to sort by most votes).

I think this would drastically reduce the number of repeat questions and make it much easier to figure out solutions to problems. Not to mention the devs could much more quickly find bug reports and problems people are having.
Current Devices w/ Android
Nexus 5 with Stock ROM (w/ root) / Multi-ROM with Android L Dev Prev
Nexus 7 (gen 2) with Stock ROM (w/ root)
Sony 40" Google TV

Previous Devices
Nexus 4 with Stock ROM (w/ root)
Nexus 7 (gen 1)
GSM Galaxy Nexus ("yakju" build) with Revolution HD
T-mobile G2 w/ CM7 and MIUI
Motorola Xoom w/ Root
T-Mobile G1 w/ CM6
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 4
Join Date: Jan 2013
Thumbs up Could be useful

Well, I think, this could be also a good feature in thoose posts, where are a lot of reposted questions between the tutorials and updates.
shree_tejas's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 292
Posts: 2,110
Join Date: Jun 2012
If you could use search, I don't think this would be necessary.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes