Time for a new sub-forum for Wallpaper?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by MagnumOP, Oct 19, 2012.

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We need a new place and way to organize wallpaper threads

  1. Yes, we need a new sub-forum for wallpapers

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  2. No, you are solving a problem that doesn't exist

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  3. Go Gunners!

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  4. It won't matter after 12/21 anyway

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  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    I greatly enjoy the wallpaper threads. However, it has become increasingly difficult to discover great wallpaper because of the extreme length of the threads. The current length of the iPhone 5 wallpaper thread is about 3000 posts. Posters have taken some initiative to simplify this process by creating separate threads for wood backgrounds, name badges, etc. Additionally, there has been some concern listed by many posters about including the NSFW images with all of the other wallpapers.

    I think it is time to create a dedicated sub-forum devoted exclusively to wallpapers and home screens. The new sub-forum could include wallpapers for all Apple devices, not just the iPhone. Currently, there are threads for wallpapers in a half dozen or so places, both in the forums for the devices and in the community section.

    I advocate that the thread titles include the resolution of the images posted. The thread titles would be something like, "Animals - 640x1136", "Abstract 640x960", "NSFW - 2048x2048."

    There could be threads for each of the following categories:

    Abstract
    Animals
    Apple
    Architecture
    Arts
    Entertainment
    Holiday/Special Event
    Humor
    Illustration/Cartoon
    Inspiration
    Landscapes
    Movies
    Music
    Name Badges
    NSFW
    Original iPhone Photography
    Politics
    Religion
    Sports - Amateur and College
    Sports - Other
    Sports - Professional
    Technology
    Television
    Textures
    Transportation - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
    Wood

    Post any other categories that you think would deserve their own thread or if you think any categories should be removed. Any other suggestions that you might have surrounding the idea are appreciated. I think this could really make the wallpapers threads much better.
     
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    cristovao

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    #2
    I completely second this idea. I hope it's widely accepted and implemented.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    My only suggestion would be for the posters to tag or enter a keyword in the thread. That way someone looking for "Chicago Bears" wont have to go through 100+ pages.

    Otherwise I love the treads the way they are. By compartmentalizing just "Animals", for instance, some folks would never look there and might miss some great wallpapers.
     
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    MarximusMG

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    #4
    Completely agree with this idea. Would love to see it implemented.
     
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    rotobadger

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    #5
    +1 on this. Great idea. I it takes forever to go through a thread with hundreds of pages!
     
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    cambookpro

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    Good idea, but submit it to the Site Feedback forum.
     
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    Interstella5555

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    #8
    Agreed, if we could have all the requests in one as well it would be fantastic.
     
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    bandofbrothers

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    #9
    Anything that improves on what we already have is always welcomed by me.

    ;)
     
  10. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will do.
     
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    iF34R

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    It's not a bad idea, but it'll take some work for the staff to move stuff where it should be, etc. It isn't necessary to have.
     
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    Interstella5555

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    #12
    Didn't realize we needed a form for products that don't actually exist.
     
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    soloer

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    Seems like an awful lot of work to split things up that much. How much traffic do you think each of those threads would actually get? I agree with iforbes that people would miss out on a lot of great wallpapers if things were segregated that much.
     
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    tobefirst

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    I'm not often in favor of adding more forums or subforums to the site; the more we have, the more confusing it gets. However, I do like the idea of this one. I don't know about splitting it up as much as the OP suggests, but the general idea is solid and would help out.

    I've noticed in the desktop threads that rules that were in place stating that the poster should either post a link in his/her initial post, or state that they were not sharing, were ignored. The result was a back and forth that increased post count and made the thread super long:

    a: here's my desktop
    b: link?
    a: here you go
    b: thanks
    a: you're welcome

    ...in what could have been done in one post if the rules were followed/enforced.

    I recommend this new wallpaper/homescreen forum be part of the community forum and not contribute to a user's post count.
     
  15. thread starter macrumors regular

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    There have been some great suggestions. Perhaps the threads wouldn't have to be quite so granular.
     
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    soco

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    #16
    Completely agree with this idea.

    SFF this for sure.
     
  17. Guest

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    #17
    I'd probably be more likely to browse such threads if they were better organized.
     
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