Originally Posted by pfoneguy
I said to merge the common elements. If there are elements of Tracfone that are unique, then that would be a separate folder. Here's more explanation:
EndeavorOR, how about one step at a time?
Originally Posted by EndeavorOR
FIRST, yes keep both forums separate, BUT reorganize them so all the BYOD SIM card stuff (APNs, phones eligible, where to buy, all that) in one folder. All the ST-branded stuff in another folder. All the minutes questions, home phone service, etc in another folder. Maybe even a 4th folder for Miscellaneous.
And then do the same for Net10.
People complain they can't find what they need, and it's because ALL the threads are just lumped together.
If you had 3 or 4 major categories, organization would let people find what they needed. Yes, they could still go visit the other folders.
Then after a few months of this, it would become more clear if merging the Straight Talk and Net10 forums makes sense. If not, still this reorganization within Straight Talk and Net10 would make the forums more accessible.
Here's an example. Take a look and I'll explain:
Over in the MetroPCS Hofo forum, the astute mod L0GiC4L 3ViL saw so many questions were about Metro's branded Androids -- what phones were coming, how much, when, specs, problems, etc. He created an "Android Lounge" sub-forum specifically for those discussions and it helped tremendously.
Sure, some people post Android questions in the "general" threads, but he moves them to the "Android" sub-forum. It works VERY well. A little radical at the time, but it solved the exact same problem the Straight Talk and Net10 forums are having with clutter.
We could do the same thing but have 3 or 4 subfolders and EVERYTHING could go in there. If it doesn't fit
- BYOD SIM PLAN DISCUSSION,
- BRANDED PHONES DISCUSSION,
- (some 3rd folder you think is popular-- maybe a Tracfone folder), then it would go into
Every new post, every thread would go into one of those sub-forums.
Take this step first and then in a few months re-visit the idea of merging Straight Talk and Net10. Baby steps first.
Your creed may be interesting, but your deeds are much more convincing.