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New Forums on XDA?

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By svetius, User Experience Admin on 11th January 2010, 05:23 PM
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Hey Everyone,

As mentioned in my earlier post (please read if you have not yet already), we are considering adding non-HTC forums to the site, and are curious to hear which ones should be first. We're considering devices such as the Motorola Droid/CLIQ, plus the Samsung Omnia II and/or Acer neoTouch. What are your thoughts? We're listening!

P.S. The below excerpt is taken from my first post, and should help answer some questions.

Originally Posted by svetius;

Finally-- and hopefully this doesn't cause a mass uproar-- we are considering the idea of selectively adding non-HTC device forums (focused on Windows Mobile and Android devices). Every day we get requests from users for this, and there's really no good reason why we cannot oblige them. Already the discussion is happening in the general forums. That said, we will only add new forums if: 1. We are confident added traffic won't cause site speed to suffer; 2. We can recruit quality moderators; and 3. The content and discussion is of high quality. The only way to know these things for sure is to try it out. So, within the next 14 days we are going to add two or three non-HTC forums. The delay is to ensure the site continues to operate at a reasonable speed and so we can figure out where to put the new forums (the forum homepage is already absurdly long and cluttered). We are open to suggestions as to deserving devices for our first non-HTC forums, so give us your ideas in this thread.

MOD EDIT - The following devices are due to be added Thursday morning (CET time):

Acer neoTouch F1 S200
Acer Liquid A1 S100
Samsung Omnia II
Toshiba TG01

There may be a slight delay in adding these so no more request for the above devices
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11th January 2010, 05:38 PM |#2  
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HP iPAQ HX4700, even though it is a HTC made device, would love to have a forum for it, willing to moderate as i have plenty of spare time
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PS, YES!!! Second Post on both threads
11th January 2010, 06:21 PM |#3  
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At last !

This is a very nice forum, resourceful , frequented by the "developers" yet user/noob friendly.

People like me were / are dismayed when requests-questions for non HTC devices are placed in the hacking forum where you just cannot keep track of the threads.

More and more WM/android based devices are launched now and we should have a separate forum for them.

Maybe we can first demand a few requests for a particular device before starting a dedicated forum so that it would not fizzle out in the long run and the whole site becomes cluttered unneccessarily.
11th January 2010, 06:34 PM |#4  
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From my experience, the most requested one is: Omnia
11th January 2010, 06:51 PM |#5  
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I think the droid should make the first entry, its really popular. But thats just my opinion.
11th January 2010, 06:52 PM |#6  
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hell,whose idea was this...??

you are breaking our firs tenant which says "made by a firm called HTC"

we stood for the idea for a long time and prevented such forums to be crated and now comes some "user experience admin" who works for the "unhappy samsung motorola crowd" selling some controversial ideas

come on people,don't be ridiculous...

GREAT,just could also say hello to iPhone and crappy nokias....which we fought for a long time.......great job traitor
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11th January 2010, 06:53 PM |#7  
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Yes, OMNIA II and why not iPhone?
11th January 2010, 07:47 PM |#8  
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An i780 forum won't be bad too. This is the best site for i780 even if it's not (yet) officialy supported. There are several roms for it on xda and there's also an android porting for this device.
Maybe a brand forum will be great too. For example a samsung or acer or anythig else forum with some subforums like rom developemente, q&a and general discussions.
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11th January 2010, 08:06 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by ajhvdb

Yes, OMNIA II and why not iPhone?

Omnia 2 is winmo, this forum is for WINMO + ANDROID ONLY!!! iPhone can go somewhere else for the people who like it
I still want one for my HTC MADE IPAQ, its in the WIKI under HTC Roadster
11th January 2010, 08:28 PM |#10  
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but hey this is..or at least was htc forum and not winmo and android we are expanding towards samsung,motorola and some others,why don't we go for apple too

think about it

i mean i'm not supporting any of that but....higher force wants to try it out,so if we are opening our gates for non is also what's the difference
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