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

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  1. jthorpe

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    I run a truck forum with close to 90,000 members and I get the same thing all the time but the reality of it is back in 2001, when I started that site, it was meant for questions and answers. It was true in 01 and it's true today. There are newbies to everything and when they are getting started, they like to ask questions. My theory is that if you know the answer, help people out. Treat them how you want to be treated instead of *****ing about it. My .02 from a long time webmaster...
     
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    "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."

    This.
     
  3. reggin

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    Mount drive then createa directory called Wallpaper on the root and copy pics to it. Then unmount drive goto home screen, press menu>wallpaper>pictures>choose pic of desire.

    Thanks
     
  4. lauriep

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    Long press on home screen>Wallpapers>Pictures>all pictures are displayed, not sorted by folders. Choose one, voila!
     
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    Ok, thanks to both reggin and lauriep,

    The information about the name for the folder is really what I thought I was looking for. However, after reading both posts, I thought before I objected to laurie's post, I should try it again.

    Low and behold, not only was the camera picture there, the picture I had moved over into a folder created and named pictures, but all of my album artwork for music as well lol.

    So I went from not being shown anything in the picture gallery to anything on the phone, intended or not lol.

    Either way, it's working now, and thanks to both of you.
     
  6. darreno1

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    Zozz I feel your pain but it's like that on most forums. When I had my Pre it was the same on that forum as well. I usually have no issues with giving advice when I can, even to the simplest questions, but what gets to me is the attitude some of the newbies have. For example, rather than say "Help, I'm having an issue finding so and so......" or " Can the Droid do so and so.....", they'll write something like "The Droid can't do this " or " I hate this phone because...." . Then after that they expect a warm welcome. It's all in the attitude.

    Another thing is some people are simply lazy. They're lazy to read the manual and they're lazy to search. And it's simple as that.

    Also the subject of Android's complexity has come up here and in some other forums. And it's often used as an excuse. I ask, what is so complex about Android? Is it written in some foreign language that's hard to understand? Or is it written in a code that's hard to decipher? It took me no more than a few minutes at the Verizon store to figure out the basics. Once I bought it, just one evening and I had most of my questions answered. I have to say, I find nothing complex about Android, at least on the surface (where it matters to most). It may be different and might have a slight learning curve or require a slight modification of one's habits (just like any other system), but it's not complex.

    My .02 cents.
     
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    The only time this really annoys me is when there are 2 or 3 posts with essentially the same subject line on the first two pages. As if it's too much trouble to even read the subject lines of the posts.

    It just makes it harder for the next new user who will go to the trouble of using the search thus finding 10 threads on the same subject making them frustrated. Rather than go through those 10 threads, they post a new one.

    Thus the mayhem continues.
     
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    What About

    this thread is getting wayyyy off topic. To answer the question is fine. Please get back on topic. Now for a :r_c:this forum is here and intended to help others. We are working hard behind the scenes to keep it neat and organized. If you see something out of place. Jus tPM me or another mOD we will move it if we don't see it. Thanks and have a nice day :icon_ banana:
     
  9. Zozz

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    I work for my state uni, its campus wide health report thing.

    If I came off upset and angry to people I should have written differently. I'm all about helping others, It's what I do for a living. You can't leave it up to the members to run things properly, there has to be a way to deal with two response topics that deal with small issues.

    An efficient way to possibly cut down on these is to have the Droid FAQ on a higher spot, people have a tendency of clicking the first sub-forums. Each sub-forum can have a compiled guide on common issues that are related to the sub-forum.
     
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    What's wrong with member suggestions for improvement?
     
  11. Donkey Hodie

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    Nothing at all, it's just that most people don't offer them in the form of a rant.
     
  12. darreno1

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    Hate to say it but that would not matter very much. It will help some no doubt but the problem will still continue. For every 1 that will read the faq, 5 won't bother and a certain percentage of those won't even think to start at the faqs. It's easier to just ignore it and put in your 2cents when you can. Trust me, it's futile.