Do people not know how to use their phone/ use this forum? - rant

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Zozz, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. mitchb2

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    Maybe we should pick your posts apart for their 3rd-grade level grammar and show you how perfect you aren't.
     
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    This kid gets upset very easily.
    There's always someone new to forums who thinks they've made this unique obervation. Happens on every forum I've ever visited.
    Ill leave you to your complaining. ;)
     
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    Or........the phone just came out, and it comes with next to no direction on it's use. I'm not an unintelligent person, especially when it comes to technology, but as of right now, there isn't a lot of basic information on it.

    As example, I'd like to set a personal picture as my wallpaper. I have searched the homepage forum and found some basics, but I have yet to find which folder pictures have to be in for the phone to recognize as wallpaper.

    Sometimes it's not a matter of looking, but patience in looking.

    On that note, does anyone know of a comprehensive tutorial with more than the basics?
     
  4. Zozz

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    Haters gonna hate because proper grammar on an internet forum is so crucial.

    I'm not upset, calling me a kid isn't quite the insult you think it is either. Not to rip on the mods or anything, I've been on multiple forums long enough to know that if you enforce some guidelines, you can avoid a cluster**** of threads relating to the same problem. Not much of a complaint towards people either much rather then the system. If you leave it alone it will organize its self.

    On a side note, I'm getting better at typing on my Droid.

    Edit: hmmmm I guess a guide compilation thread to issues and such wouldn't such a bad idea? I'm really procrasinating on a report I have to publish so I don't have time to make one. I haven't checked but there should be a FAQ around here
     
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  5. sir

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    the bulk of the Internet was originally driven by the porn industry.

    pretty much tells you the type of people to expect when on the Internet.

    but the world won't get smarter if people laugh at people or get pissed at people for trying. yes, you can search, but in reality, using something like Google or a forum search isn't as easy for people new to Smartphones and the Internet as it would seem.

    for those of us who have grown up with technology, our brains were manipulated to be curious, to poke around, to break so we could fix, to dig for information, to follow logic in an attempt to solve a problem.

    but not everyone is that way. it might take a leap of faith for someone to press a button on a phone for fear of breaking it because they don't fully understand the nature of what they are doing. but for others it seems rudimentary and basic because it makes sense - either from past experience or from existing knowledge about what to expect.

    ultimately, it makes everyone's lives better if they just calmed down and accepted the world for what it is....80% of people who get on the other 20%'s nerves because they just don't get it and need their help, and want it as quickly as possible so they can move on.

    but that's how it is, and that's how it always will be. i learned that a long time ago, and learned to just let go. the nice thing about the Internet is that no one requires you to do anything. you can look at someone's question, call them retarded out loud, and they'd probably never be the wiser. then you can go on being satisfied that you "put them in their place" without getting pissed off writing some smartass response.
     
  6. Zennmaster

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    You are, of course completely correct. To add to your point, the Droid is not only a new device, but a member of a class of devices that is really quite new. These are devices that might not do what someone wants it to do right out of the box, but will do so with a free App.

    In this case, spending time talking to VZW customer service may turn out to be fruitless, since every CSR over there probably isn't on the bleeding edge of what's available in the Market.

    Those are the posts I find the most frustrating: "The Droid won't do XYZ, I spent two hours on the phone with VZW and they couldn't get it to work either, I'm taking this POS back!",when all that was needed was a quick search on the Market.

    I think patience on everyone's part is probably the way through this, until the "phone literacy" paradigm changes to include an app search as part of the problem-solving process.
     
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    Then you know where the Door is...Please close it on the way out. :icon_ devil:
     
  8. mjs31

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    I understand your frustration and also vent this on occasion. Especially the lack of any attempt to search. Really though...I know how to use this phone, but I still learn new things all the time. This is a completely different beast as most will admit to. It can be confusing and forums are created to help and to chat about different things. I would say use the search if it is working and if you then can't find an answer post the question. I do agree that many are not aware of the other forums though...
     
  9. Dan_Droid

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    Yo dawg, can you give me some of ur 'roids. I wanna be buff and tuff like u.
    :icon_ banana::lifting::icon_ banana::lifting::icon_ banana::lifting::icon_ banana::lifting::icon_ banana::lifting::icon_ banana::lifting::icon_ banana:
     
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    What bothers me is people who quote and requote the op, especially when the op is half a page long (on a mobil device). It's safe to assume that we've all read it.
     
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    zoss:

    Write a article? For the school newspaper perhaps? Relax, if you see a few multiple posts, whats the big deal. If this forum upsets you, hate to see you in real life. Cripes.
     
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    What a miserable life you have. It's just an internet forum. Go outside or something.