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Recommendation for new Forum Topic?

 

I'd like to recommend a new forum topic......a POI or GPS software related topic? I've seen quite a few postings for POI editors, voice editors, etc throughout the various forums. I think it would be helpful to have them listed in a separate, dedicated forum with the topics locked. I find myself frequently searching through forum discussions looking for software links.
I'm not suggesting a spam forum but just a convenient location to look for software. The moderator can lock the topics to keep it easy to use.

Your thoughts? (Let the flaming begin....)

excellent idea

as a nubie on this forum, I've been doing a lot of searching and this would be a good idea.

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Garmin Nuvi 750

Sounds Good

Sounds like a good idea to me.

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Yep

Sounds like a great idea. Not only a section for discussion, but an area to list the downloads for the various tools.

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Frank Nuvi 2597LMT

Yes...with an added caveat...

I'd like to see the operating system requirements also posted, along with the software (for example PC or Mac)...

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.4

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Hi,

I think its a really good idea.

Mike

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GPS On The Ground | FMC In The Air

i dont think we need that.

i dont think we need that.

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dockster wrote:

i dont think we need that.

There is a search bar at the top of each page, if you type a program name within it and hit enter you will be given thread information about the program.

If the thread is locked, then conversation with authors and other members gets harder to handle.

It's easier to search for what you need than putting areas in lock down.

Try typing "GeePeeEx Editor" without the quotes into the search box and find the geePeeEX Editor threads.

Bob

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

I'm FOR it...but what is "lock down?"

DuaneC60 wrote:

I'd like to recommend a new forum topic......a POI or GPS software related topic? I've seen quite a few postings for POI editors, voice editors, etc throughout the various forums. I think it would be helpful to have them listed in a separate, dedicated forum with the topics locked. I find myself frequently searching through forum discussions looking for software links.
I'm not suggesting a spam forum but just a convenient location to look for software. The moderator can lock the topics to keep it easy to use.

Your thoughts? (Let the flaming begin....)

Would the forum be another one which allows folks with different brands of GPSr to mingle? I have a feeling that there are a whole bunch of folks coming to the Factory who are unknown to me.

Dealing with the various software programs in an organized fashion would be a plus for me. I follow the nodes and forget where I started if they are spread out. If we try it and it doesn't fly, we can always phase it out. I'm in favor. smile

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"Making tracks..." {:)-<=| Nuvi 880

I think you're assuming too much...

BobDee wrote:
dockster wrote:

i dont think we need that.

Try typing "GeePeeEx Editor" without the quotes into the search box and find the geePeeEX Editor threads.

Ok, so what you are saying is that as long as the user knows the name of the software they are looking for, they can use the search function to find it. But what if they don't know the name or for that matter, what if they don't know the software even exists?

I started this thread after searching for a software link when I couldn't remember the name of the software.

I Agree

I agree that a new forum topic would be helpful. But rather than locking the threads, I believe it would be better if the moderators created a separate thread for each software and prevented members from creating new threads. So only the moderators could create a new thread as new software is added.

For example, the "Software" forum could have the following threads:

  • Mapsource
  • GeePeeEx Editor
  • POIEditor
  • TTSVoiceEditor
  • TTS_Speech_Doctor
  • Magellan Editor
  • POIEdit
  • POI Verifier II
  • The first post in each thread would be a detailed description of the software along with the download links. People could then post questions/comments about the software in the corresponding thread.

    I concur

    Gadgetguy

    You hit it, that would be perfect!

    Bob

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    Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

    Also agree

    It could be useful to one place to look for updates, suggestions, problems, etc.

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    Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. - Pablo Picasso (Bob - Garmin c530, eTrex Vista HCx)

    Way to Go

    Sounds real good how about it Miss Poi

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    Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

    dont go there

    dockster wrote:

    i dont think we need that.

    then you wont need to visit that forum when its made

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    nuvi 760 lover/adopt a greyhound/ change is the only constant

    leaf looking

    how about a good route to see change of season in your area

    mark

    New forum

    GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

    I agree that a new forum topic would be helpful. But rather than locking the threads, I believe it would be better if the moderators created a separate thread for each software and prevented members from creating new threads. So only the moderators could create a new thread as new software is added.

    For example, the "Software" forum could have the following threads:

  • Mapsource
  • GeePeeEx Editor
  • POIEditor
  • TTSVoiceEditor
  • TTS_Speech_Doctor
  • Magellan Editor
  • POIEdit
  • POI Verifier II
  • The first post in each thread would be a detailed description of the software along with the download links. People could then post questions/comments about the software in the corresponding thread.

    I also agree gadetguy you did good.

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    johnm405 660 & MSS&T

    it is on the list

    Jon and I have been watching this thread closely and so far we like what we see. It may take a while to implement because we are trying to get some other things worked out right now.

    Our top priority right now is an issue tracker that will help with the maintenance of POI Files. I have added this to the list of what to look at.

    We would more likely make an FAQ are for this stuff with an attached discussion thread.

    I am still sick and just trying to keep up with work this week.

    Miss POI

    Why lock it down? The others aren't...

    GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

    I believe it would be better if the moderators created a separate thread for each software and prevented members from creating new threads. So only the moderators could create a new thread as new software is added.

    And what would be the point of that?

    What if someone wanted to point out a new application not previously discussed? Would they then have to put in a request to open a topic?

    I am not sure why a new forum discussing apps would need to be locked down vs. the other forums which are not. Why not lock down the other forums as well? For example, the POI Projects forum, should it be locked down to only have topics of currently posted and worked on projects? Right now it is configured as an open forum and seems to work well. I would think the same would be try for an applications forum, no?

    Cheers,
    PT

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    Garmin nüvi 200 (my first GPS), 780, & 3700 Series. And a Mac user.

    By all means...

    miss poi wrote:

    Jon and I have been watching this thread closely and so far we like what we see. It may take a while to implement because we are trying to get some other things worked out right now.

    Our top priority right now is an issue tracker that will help with the maintenance of POI Files. I have added this to the list of what to look at.

    We would more likely make an FAQ are for this stuff with an attached discussion thread.

    I am still sick and just trying to keep up with work this week.

    Miss POI

    get better first! It's really easy to suggest things that require somebody else to do work! smile

    Thank you for the consideration!

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    Duane, I think it's a great idea.

    Miss POI, get well soon.

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