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Old 03-13-2010, 06:44 PM   #1
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did the format change?

all of a sudden I only have kindle troubleshooting in the top group of categories. the category that includes free books, etc got really big! am I stuck in a time warp or did the cat walk on the laptop and change my formatting?
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:15 PM   #2
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Yes. We're in the middle of the forum reorganization. One of the changes is the removal of most of the subforums.

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Old 03-13-2010, 07:54 PM   #3
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hmmmm... so far it seems ungainly, but just may take some getting used to
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:15 PM   #4
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hmmmm... so far it seems ungainly, but just may take some getting used to
Hm, hope so, I found the sub forums very useful.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:20 PM   #5
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I believe they are still working on the reorganization. Give it some time before everything is finished.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:40 AM   #6
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can we have the stuff that used to be in the top section like accessories, etc. up there
/\ above the blue bar?
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can we have the stuff that used to be in the top section like accessories, etc. up there
/\ above the blue bar?
Forward suggestions/complaints/etc. to pilotbob.
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:00 PM   #8
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ahhhh! so he is the poor soul eh?
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ahhhh! so he is the poor soul eh?
Alex has wanted to update the forum's format - but got sidetracked by real life commitments - and turned over the leadership/guiding role to pilotbob. If you want to keep the subforums you need to make your case - the original decision was to replace them with the prefix tabs you see now in the Sony forum. Since DX & K2 are essentially the same, the decision was that no prefixes were needed. But could be added - to replace the subforums. For ex., prefix the threads on Accessories so that they stand out - or could be sorted.
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:02 PM   #10
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it's nice to be able to scan things like the acessories and see if newbies are asking for help outfitting their stuff, or also what new things come up. same goes for troubleshooting. it's a quick glance to see if anythign is new
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it's nice to be able to scan things like the acessories and see if newbies are asking for help outfitting their stuff, or also what new things come up. same goes for troubleshooting. it's a quick glance to see if anythign is new
You need to forward your concerns to pilotbob (or HarryT, DaleDe) - the final format is still (somewhat) open to user concerns.
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it's nice to be able to scan things like the acessories and see if newbies are asking for help outfitting their stuff, or also what new things come up. same goes for troubleshooting. it's a quick glance to see if anythign is new
Yes... the decisions was to remove those sub-forums. We took a look at them and saw that there were not being used and there were troubleshooting and accessory threads in the top level section too...

Believe me, there was a lot of discussion about this.

What did happen was a lot of stickies were brought in from the sub-forums and probably shouldn't be stickies any more. So, if you folks would report the stickies that you would want to be unstuck so there isn't such a long list of them we can fix that.

As far as finding new stuff... the new posts will still be bold. You can quickly scan the thread titles to see what the topic of discussion is.. if the user needs help or is talking about an accessory or what not.

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Old 03-15-2010, 09:48 PM   #13
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I'm just concerned that if there is a hot topic(s) newbies could come in looking for help and get lost in the shuffle. it is kind of daunting here when you're new after all.

maybe a getting started sticky to kind of lump the previous stickies together?
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Well, I used the subforums as a quick option to check for issues. Now, there are so many new posts at the bottom I am most likely not bothering anymore - posts of interest (eg content issues) just get lost in a sea of other posts.
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I too have to voice my concern about the changes. Before we had questions segregated into useful boxes. Now everything is dumped into one big pile. Not very user friendly.
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